fancy time at the met gala

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May 8, 2012 by Heather

So, the 2012 Met Costume Institute Gala took place in NYC last night.  I was invited but could not attend, unfortunately.  My doctor wants me to stay close these days.  Plus designers don’t make crazy gowns in a size “beach ball.”

What is a gala anyway?  I’m assuming it is just a fancy word for an event where fancy people get to dress up and perhaps eat a fancy meal?  Either way, it sounds fancy.  Maybe someday I’ll throw a gala.  You’re all invited, of course.

I was very excited to look at all of the pictures from last night’s Met Gala, because there are usually some real odd looks that show up.  The evening has been referred to as a fashionista’s prom, so people feel free to let loose and wear things they normally would not wear in a regular red carpet situation.  Some of these girls wind up looking like hot messes though, and not in a good way.

Here are some folks and their adornments that stood out to me, for various reasons.


Alicia Keys. See, this is the outfit that I need. I feel like it would be so easy to install a little mini-toilet inside of those pants so I could just go whenever I needed to, which these days is like every 15 minutes. No one would ever know.


Christina Ricci. Terrifying, in so many ways.


Elizabeth Banks. I would maybe love this dress if it weren’t for the shoulder shield. Maybe she has a broken collar bone…?


Camilla Belle. I have no idea who this girl is or what she’s ever been in, but I think she is so pretty. The only thing – I am very distracted by her shiny cleavage. I guess that’s the point though.


Diane Kruger. I think she has the best style. I am in love with this dress for some strange reason. It looks really comfy, doesn’t it?




Marion Cotillard. How wonderful is this dress? It is so dreamy and lovely. Also, I adore her short bangs. I love all bangs, but super short ones are my fav. They show the most commitment.


Rosie Huntington. Girl, cheer up. You’re too drop dead gorgeous to look like such a sour puss.


Julianne Hough. She looks so fresh, doesn’t she? I love the pink too, and I usually hate pink.


Scarlett Johansson. Deer in the headlights. Wake up, Scar.


Kristen Stewart. I am so bothered by the awkwardness of this. All of it. I am ok with the dress, I think color/pattern blocking is great. The shoes are a little bad. I’m just gonna say it. She looks like she came from P.E. class and was thrown into some fancy clothes and told to say cheese. Carry yourself, Kristen.


January Jones. Those placenta pills are working for you, Jan. I think this dress is like a ray of sunshine. Just enough edge and a whole lotta glam. Plus, the little hip fangs are like shelves for her hands. How convenient.


Mary Kate Olsen. There is just too much to say about this. Lawn garbage bags come to mind. You know the ones you fill with leaves? Also, “satin tablecloth.” I do like her makeup though.


Happy Tuesday!!!!

And yes, I’m still pregnant.

(all photos courtesy of



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