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Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

4 May

Continuing on from yesterday’s Met Gala highlights we’ve got some getting ready and Gala hangout offerings. Plus more from the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner and the Girls ladies get back to work for their final season.

What a night! #metgala #zacposen #clairedanes Thank you to my incredible team and #Atelier! #metgala2016

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Still the dress moment of the evening and it is worth seeing Claire Danes in all her glowing glory once again.

 

And here it is in the early stages.

A rare photograph of three female homosapiens in the bathroom at the <MET BALL 2016>

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I have so many questions about the bathroom situation considering the size/constricted nature of some of the gowns (going short seems like a wise choice) and as somehow who has talked about how much they love the use of bathrooms particularly in teen shows, I am so here for this.

As with this Lady Gaga in the background facial expression I am also obsessed with what Jemima Kirke is thinking in this moment.

On the way to my first #MetGala. Here I go! @giambattistapr

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This was another favorite look of the night and Danai Gurira is a spectacular force on the red carpet, as Michonne on The Walking Dead and as a writer. There is another reason for Gurira to celebrate this week as her play Eclipsed received six Tony nominations including writing and for best play.

 

One thing I love about Instagram and fashion posts is the detail you get to appreciate that wouldn’t normally come across in red carpet shots. Case in point the parts of SJP’s Hamilton inspired look.

Nighttime cobblestone dance. Post Met shindig. X, sj #manusxmachina

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This is also magical.

Daaaaaaamn Met Ball… Back at it again with the 6 inch jimmy Choos!!

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That is definitely a stacked shoe and a whole lot of woah from Mindy Kaling’s footwear.

 

Peering behind the getting ready curtain with Allison Williams.

 

Now for her day job and after its best season yet, the Girls team are back to work.

When Marnie and Hannah were young and photoshopped into one photo.

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More from Girls and I do love a good use of photoshop with actual old photos of the actors involved.

Headed to #nerdprom2016 🇺🇸 #whcd #joy

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Now for more White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner including this delightful shot of Michelle Dockery on her way to the event. I adore her yellow Cushnie Et Ochs gown.

We weren't nervous at all while waiting to meet @BarackObama and @MichelleObama @theladydockers @TherealLeech

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This also makes me very happy.

End to a fever dream of a night.

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Elevator magic from Abbi and Ilana.

Hanging with my @BroadCity broads @IlanusGlazer and @AbbiJacobson at #WHCD

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They also found recent Broad City guest star Tracee Ellis Ross gifting us with this selfie.

Behind the scenes JJ crew!!!! @carrieannemoss @rachaelmaytaylor

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Jessica Jones cast hangouts courtesy of the Netflix screening event last night. Also reminding me that I still have over half a season of Daredevil to watch.

Scott Speedman in Calvin Klein at the premiere of his new show Animal Kingdom – styled by yours truly

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If you only follow one stylist on Instagram make it Ilaria Urbinati for lots of dudes in suits treats such as this Scott Speedman delight and plenty of ladies looking amazing (including Krysten Ritter from the event in the previous photo).

Youre Welcome America! I love you #MikeShannon #TakeShelter #legendactor & #talldrinkofwater

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This is wonderful and bizarre. Thank you, Jessica Chastain.

YES! Surprise DC visit from #JudySmith – the REAL fixer!!!! The best. The one and only. #Scandal @scandalabc

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A very special visit from the woman who inspired Olivia Pope.

Stevie came to see #thecruciblebroadway last night and bless our band of witches 🌙

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While I’m on the subject of very special visitors; the cast of The Crucible were graced with the presence of the one and only Stevie Nicks.

Sooooo….This rabid theater fan came to #DryPowder last night.

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Other significant post-play important hangouts of the week and now I have all the feelings.

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Best of the 2016 Met Gala: Everything That Shines

3 May

This year’s Met Gala theme is ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology’ exploring the conflict and marriage between handcrafted pieces and how technology has enhanced/changed the way garments are made. So pretty much putting tech under the spotlight and as with previous Met Galas there are those that get the theme spot on, those who just wear whatever is pretty and those who go all in.

We’ve got a couple of posts with our favorite looks from the night and kicking things off with so much sparkle, shine and a very special dress.Claire DanesClaire Danes does dramatic ball gown in Zac Posen and from a glance it appears to be an iridescent Cinderella inspired take with not a whole lot of tech. Beautiful, but it would be understandable why Hugh Dancy is raising an eyebrow (and looking super handsome). But nope this is the perfect embodiment of the theme as Zac Posen’s Instagram photos and video show.

Magic moments!! Zacposen #metgala #clairedanes

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Along with seeing how spectacular this gown looks, I also love that you can hear Claire Danes discussing with Dancy what booze she is gonna be drinking.

Jourdan DunnEntering the metallic zone of which there were many and Jourdan Dunn’s Balenciaga is one of the standouts. It looks like she has been dipped in liquid metal.

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Even better is this shot looking out over the city of New York pre-Gala.Brie LarsonA close runner-up in the best of the silver looks is Brie Larson wearing Proenza Schouler serving up a whole lot of fierce in dark lipstick and a tiered sequin silhouette. For more on the design process check out this in-depth look and behind the scenes photos at Vogue.Lupita Nyong'oTime to break up the silvers with Lupita Nyong’o doing dramatic with an incredible updo and green Calvin Klein; this is how you do the Met Gala.  Naomi WattsBurberry does floral infused metallic and Naomi Watts’ all the silver accessories work like a charm here with another tech interpretation that points to all things shiny.Lady GagaYou can always trust Lady Gaga to run with a theme and here she mixes in a healthy dose of an 80s music video and her love of all things crazy platform in Atelier Versace.Alexa ChungWe get our first #LadySuitWatch2016 alert for the Met Gala and Alexa Chung is a sparkly vision in Thakoon.Nicole KidmanThe theme is tech related but it could easily have been something magic based on a lot of the looks (which I guess technology feels like at times) and Nicole Kidman is very much giving witchy beauty in Alexander McQueen.
Kristen StewartGoing in close on Kristen Stewart because her edgy silver makeup is the perfect look for her Chanel sparkles and knotted/braided bleach blonde locks. Roots and all.
Emily BluntThe light is shining on Emily Blunt and she’s giving us bold color sequins in Michael Kors; this is every level of beautiful.ZendayaOnly Zendaya could make a bowl haircut a high fashion moment and she is another one slaying in Michael Kors.

Best of the 2015 Met Gala – Part 2

5 May

This year the Met Gala is celebrating the Costume Institute’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibition which opens this week. It is a theme that could be either misinterpreted or rather take a big chunk of cultural appropriation and while some went very close to the line as is often the case with the Met Gala the theme was only hinted at – remember how very un-punk a lot of attendees were last year?

Here is Part 2 of our ‘Best of’ rundown (head here for Part 1) and while a lot of these dresses could work on any fancy pants red carpet event there are still a couple of ensembles which embrace the Met Gala costume dream.

RihannaKicking off the second part with the most dramatic entrance of the night and Rihanna achieves regal cape gown perfection in yellow Guo Pei – moving beyond the ‘inspired by Chinese heritage by wearing something by a Chinese designer – and the wide staircase shot shows off this incredible moment.

Allison WilliamsWhen I first saw Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli Couture I was struck by how it was so Allison Williams and yet at the same time it moves away from her wheelhouse. This might be her best red carpet look to date and in a sea of scarlet frocks it is one which really stands out.

Rose ByrneRose Byrne wears one of the most interesting looks of the night in leather custom Calvin Klein collection. While once again I can’t see a whole lot of the theme in this; the circular cut outs and overall detail is spectacular.

Amal ClooneyAnother gown which explores the theme through texture with a military inspiration in the design of Amal Clooney’s Maison Margiela bodice. Mixing this with a layered skirt and one which evokes flowers adds to the outstanding quality of this dress.

Anne HathawayThere were a whole lot of Star Wars references being thrown about when Anne Hathaway arrived, but for me this looks a whole lot like something I wore in 1998 (albeit mine was a silver sleeveless hoodie which I adored). Whatever this Ralph Lauren hooded dress makes you think of, it is clear that Anne Hathaway is working it.

Kate HudsonMore gold and Kate Hudson in Michael Kors is doing her ‘Kate Hudson looks very good on the red carpet’ thing.

Jessica ChastainWoah! Jessica Chastain goes for gold bombshell in Givenchy with super retro curls and bonus red lipstick points. This looks like something Amy Adams might have worn during the American Hustle awards period, which is to say it is smoking hot.

Brie LarsonSo much sparkly beaded detail on Brie Larson’s Dolce & Gabana frock which is one of the more on theme looks of the night. Also very much feeling her gold headband and red lip color.

Taraji P HensonI finally stared Empire (so late to this party I know) and Taraji P. Henson is already giving me so much life as Cookie. Here is Henson in beaded Balenciaga adding to the many floral gowns on offer and she looks pretty damn great.

Diane Kruger and Joshua JacksonDiane Kruger once again shows why she is a magical fashion unicorn as her Chanel Couture ensemble really shouldn’t work and yet she still looks incredible. Joshua Jackson looks rather spiffy and hey here’s the best dressed couple crown.

Maggie GyllenhaalAnother monochrome beauty and Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Roland Mouret also has a dash of color to add to the unusual bodice and belting. It’s a dress I could see Nessa Stein from The Honourable Woman wearing.

Best of the 2015 Met Gala – Part 1

5 May

This year the Met Gala is celebrating the Costume Institute’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibition which opens this week. It is a theme that could be either misinterpreted or rather take a big chunk of cultural appropriation and while some went very close to the line, as is often the case with the Met Gala the theme was only hinted at – remember how very un-punk a lot of attendees were last year?

Here is Part 1 (head here for Part 2) of our ‘Best of’ rundown and while a lot of these dresses could work on any fancy pants red carpet event there are still a couple of ensembles which embrace the crazy of the Met Gala.

Keri RussellKeri Russell’s feathered emerald and iridescent Altuzarra gown is my favorite of the night capturing the theme through the fabric and it is inspired by Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express. Smokey eye makeup is dramatic without veering into winged liner.

Sophie TurnerAll things that shimmer and Sophie Turner’s pale green sequin Burberry frock veers into dripped in silver territory as she works the plunge and red lipstick.

Lizzy CaplanPink champagne for Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karan Atelier with exquisite beading detail and one of the stronger on theme outfits.

Fan BingbingFan Bingbing is showing off gold and cape perfection pretty much shutting the red carpet down. Definitely in my top 3.

Janelle MonaeSpeaking of incredible capes here is Janelle Monae in H&M working the whole monochrome look.

Emily BLuntMore caped goodness and Emily Blunt’s Prada works one of the other big trends of the night with embellished florals.

SolangeThis is what I’m talking about when it comes to the more eccentric sartorial take on this event and while I have no idea how Solange is going to sit in this hypnotic Giles fan like creation she sure looks like she was having fun out there.

Gabrielle UnionThis is one of those dressed to be filed under ‘any red carpet event’ and yet I am really into Gabrielle Union’s purple dress. Plus her teeny tiny clutch is on theme.

Lily CollinsFloral Chanel Couture for Lily Collins wearing a blouse and skirt combination which could be considered maybe too casual for this event, but I think it is both fantastic and beautiful. Another high point for me.

Michael B JordanMichael B. Jordan is working texture and floral in Dolce & Gabana taking home the best dressed dude title. So much swooning over this.

Claire DanesClaire Danes has gone full 90s with her lip color and her Valentino Couture gown is the perfect green companion for Michael B. Jordan’s ensemble. There’s nothing here that really hints at the theme, but the same could be said for many of the other gowns on display.

Kerry WashingtonKerry Washington’s pink Prada is a dress that looks far better in motion and is perfect for the grand stairs at the Met Gala. From the front it looks boxy and awkward; here it is a dream.

Best of the 2014 Met Gala – Part Two

6 May

Continuing our look at the Met Gala celebrating Charles James and part two (head here for part one) is focusing on the couples and dudes.

Emma StoneEmma Stone and Andrew Garfield have been on the promo trail for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for months it seems and both of them deliver once again. While I’m mourning the loss of Andrew Garfield’s incredible hair, Emma Stone is doing a good distraction job with a chunky side-braid that’s making me long for hair that can be tied up again. Stone’s Thakoon two-piece in pink and magenta is incredibly eye-catching and the leg slit is tastefully provocative. In a grey Band of Outsiders tux jacket, Garfield is complementing the pinks of Stone’s ensemble while also standing out himself.

Diane Kruger and Joshua JacksonDiane Kruger and Joshua Jackson were on the most anticipated list and they didn’t disappoint. Diane Kruger’s Jason Wu for Hugo Boss is sleek and the contrasting shimmery fabric on the bottom half is mesmerizing. Jackson doesn’t look too bad either. So many Pacey feelings right now.

Beyonce and Jay-ZBeyoncé’s black beaded Givenchy Couture gown is super sexy and like nothing else we saw on the red carpet at the Met Gala. The beaded veil ties the look together and the pop of burgundy lip color adds more dramatic impact. This is a great turn from Beyoncé and she tends to bring her A-game to this event (and to everything she does really). Jay Z is looking pretty dapper in a white tux jacket.

Sarah Silverman and Michael SheenSarah Silverman tends to do things differently on the red carpet and on this occasion she is wearing a maroon Zac Posen that is possibly the best interpretation of the 2014 theme (maybe tying with Taylor Swift). Michael Sheen’s done the decoration part of the dress code and the couple will be appearing together in the new season of Masters of Sex (which I’m already super anticipating).

Blake LivelyOne couple who don’t tend to pose together on the red carpet did away with this eye roll inducing policy last night. Both Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are wearing Gucci with Lively injecting some old Hollywood glamour into the Charles James celebration. This gown is pure Blake Lively (maybe too much) and the train adds a hint of romanticism to the look.

Claire Danes and Hugh DancyClaire Danes’ Oscar de la Renta gown is one we featured during NYFW and where Emma Stone’s ensemble is putting a contemporary twist on the Charles James theme, Danes is doing the same with color blocking pink and burgundy in a classic structured gown. The velvet/satin material twist is doing something different and a beardy Hugh Dancy looks pretty sharp in his traditional tuxedo.

Kim KCredit where credit is due as Kim Kardashian shows a big improvement on last year’s floral disaster. Maybe it’s the recent Vogue cover, but both Kim and Kanye look pretty damn good in Lanvin. Kanye’s gone all in with tails and a white piqué vest and while Kim’s daring thigh split was problematic, there’s no need to dwell on that when they look this good.

Matt BomerNow to the dudes and Matt Bomer in a tux is pretty much all I need to say.

Benedict CumberbatchFollowed quickly by Benedict Cumberbatch in tails and he’s observing the dress code for the guys which asked for white tie and decorations – most have the white tie down, but Cumberbatch goes the extra distance with a pocket chain. Very dapper indeed.

For part one of our Met Gala coverage head here.

Best of the 2014 Met Gala – Part One

6 May

The Met Gala is a lavish affair and the decadent red carpet showcases some of the more theatrical gowns; unlike something like the Oscars this event expects daring attire that might look out of place elsewhere. Last year’s punk theme was one many struggled with, in that they looked amazing but there was nothing particularly punk on display. Couturier Charles James is celebrated this year; both at the Met Gala and at the Met’s new Costume Institute exhibition as his designs revolutionized the world of fashion. Charles James was a perfectionist and he created incredibly structured and exquisite gowns. This is how fashion designers paid homage to this work and influence.

This is part one (for part two head here) and it is a picture heavy post. Enjoy!

Lena DunhamLast year Lena Dunham looked amazing and she’s done it once again; the Met Gala is where Dunham gets it right. Mullet dresses tend to make me shudder and yet this Giambattista Valli Spring 2014 Couture is rather beautiful. The floral embroidery is exquisite and while I would have maybe added a necklace, it is dramatic enough as it is.

Janelle MonaeI can’t resist a cape even if it could double as a tapestry and Janelle Monae’s Tadashi ensemble is the kind of theatricality this event demands. Monae shows how pants can be just as eye-catching as any fancy gown and this is one of the most memorable looks of the night.

Lake BellThe next two pieces are from Tommy Hilfiger and use his signature colors of red, white and blue. Hilfiger is all about the classic approach and Lake Bell’s red gown is beautiful in its simplicity. One way to add impact is with a statement necklace and bold lip color/minimal makeup enhances Bell’s look.

Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel wore Tommy Hilfiger last year and it’s no surprise to see her wearing a gown made by her recent collaborator. Details I adore include the feathered shoulders, and the stunning Chanel Ruban Mademoiselle necklace. The white belt and train add the necessary drama, however her hair is giving me images of 80s volume which on this occasion is not a good thing.

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift was one of the only attendees who managed the punk theme and she’s once again on point in this Oscar de la Renta gown (minus the cat) in a gown that takes the structured element of Charles James’ work and runs with it. The punk theme saw a style departure for Swift, whereas this is very much in her style comfort range and she looks stunning once again.

Olivia MunnNow here’s one of my favorite approaches to hair styling at the Met Gala as Olivia Munn’s gold hairpiece and loose curls complement this stunning Diane von Furstenberg yellow gown. It’s maybe a bit too cleavy for this event, however the color is stunning and the long sleeves have a way of balancing out the plunging neckline. Munn isn’t overly done up either with just an orange pop on her lips.

Emmy RossumMore color and this time a floral explosion from Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera. It’s a structured ball gown and one of the more overt Charles James tributes.

Jessica PareAnother play on the floral look as Jessica Paré opts for Michael Kors and monochrome. This might be a case of needing a necklace and yet I think the lack of one adds to the elegance of the look, especially as Paré’s sleek updo, bright pink lip color and super sparkly earrings add the required impact.

Michelle WilliamsMichelle Williams keeps it simple and chic in shimmery Louis Vuitton. I adore this dress and I’m glad to see a variety of frock lengths, however this dress doesn’t scream Met Gala. Still super cute though.

Leighton MeesterLeighton Meester is going all 70s boho in gold Emilio Pucci. Pulling off both the plunging neckline and high leg slit, Meester looks amazing.

Maggie Gyllenhaal capeMaggie Gyllenhaal’s Valentino dress and matching cape is going to be pretty divisive and it might be cape bias, but I think this is terrific and hey it’s the Met Gala so these more costumey pieces are more than welcome. This also has a whole 70s thing going on with the color palette and dramatic dots (which you know, I’m also partial to). The super blonde pixie cut is also doing it for me.

Brie LarsonBrie Larson’s robot-esque space pajamas from Prada is another ensemble that might raise the wrong kind of eyebrows, but it’s getting only good eyebrows and hand claps from here. Setting it off is the hair twist as Larson goes all in.

For more Met Gala coverage head here.

Zooey Deschanel’s Ready-to-wear Collection with Tommy Hilfiger

28 Jan

TV Ate My Wardrobe are huge fans of both Zooey Deschanel and her character Jess on New Girl’s style, so when we saw the news of the collaboration between Deschanel and Tommy Hilfiger (in the midst of a Felicity discussion with TAMW contributor Julie Hammerle) the questions of when, how much and what does the collection look like immediately sprung to mind. WWD has the answers and it won’t break the bank – unless you buy all 16 dresses – as the prices range from $98 to $199 and 14 of the 16 items will be on sale at Macy’s from April 14. The “To Tommy, From Zooey” line will land on tommy.com on April 21 and some stores will also include handbags and jewelry designed by Deschanel.

Zooey Deschanel THThe overall theme of the collection is vintage inspired with red, blue and white as the predominant color palette; mixing Mod with nautical and “it’s a new way to look at fun, American classics.” Whenever Deschanel discusses style inspiration in the plethora of magazine profiles vintage is the one constant factor and this collection has a whole ’60s vibe with the above shirt dress (this is my favorite of the looks released) really embodying this notion.

Sketch Zooey DeschanelPleats and prints are two dominant fabric and pattern themes with feminine and flirty looks featuring throughout; fit and flare is where it is at. This is part of the spring/summer ready-to-wear collection and it fits the “Tommy girl” aesthetic with a Deschanel twist. It pretty much has me longing for the end of this cold weather even though I’ll still be hankering for my tights with skirts this short.

Zooey Deschanel capsule collectionAt the Met Gala in May Zooey Deschanel attended wearing a seersucker gown by Hilfiger and while it didn’t really match the punk theme (but really most attendees missed the memo) it showed that Deschanel and Hilfiger were a style match in heaven. This is why this collaboration isn’t too much of a surprise and in terms of perception Deschanel’s twee styling has long been up for discussion and so she might as well get something positive out of it. In an InStyle interview last year she said “People are more affected by how I look and dress myself than I think anyone would care to admit” and so by producing a collection like this it might give detractors something to nod along to and say ‘of course,’ but fans of her style (like myself) will be cheering.

to tommy, from zooey sketchWhile none of the sketches or finished pieces that we have seen so far has included Peter Pan collars – Deschanel exclaimed in Glamour magazine last year “I want to be a fucking feminist and wear a fucking Peter Pan collar. So fucking what?” – I wouldn’t be surprised if a few sneak in. The word brand is kinda eye roll inducing and yet Deschanel is building her multimedia empire; actor, musician, producer, web entrepreneur and now designer. It’s worth repeating that this is a line that isn’t extravagantly priced and it also looks wearable. If only it would get a little warmer.

TV’s Women of Comedy Shine at the 2013 Met Gala

7 May

Last night the 2013 Met Gala was held in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and while all eyes were on what Beyonce, Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow were wearing, here at TV Ate My Wardrobe we want to highlight what the women of television were wearing. Actresses from both comedy and drama were at the event and as this is meant to be fun night of outlandish and creative fashion we’re going to focus on the women of comedy.

The theme of the night was “Punk” as the Costume of Institute Gala celebrates the opening of Punk: Chaos to Couture; an exhibition examining the impact that punk has had on high fashion from the 1970s to the present day.

It’s a broad theme and as you will see from the variety of outfits and some took this to mean dramatic make-up, whereas others like Miley Cyrus embraced the punk look from head to toe.

Lena-Dunham-Met-Gala-2013Girls creator and star Lena Dunham arrived at the event in Erdem and with designer Erdem Moralioglu in a black floor length gown with a polka dot (!) mesh panel. This panel meant that you could see Dunham’s back tattoo and worked well with the punk theme. The combination of the floral print on the dress and the polka dot is pattern clashing at its best and this is my favorite red carpet look of the night. Both her make-up and hair are simple, opting for smokey eyes that were a bang on trend at the Gala (darker make-up equals punk in the fashion world).

Aubrey Plaza metAubrey Plaza has featured several times on TV Ate My Wardrobe’s “Look of the Week” list for her April Ludgate costumes that I covert and while this outfit isn’t something you would see on Parks and Recreation, it is also one of my favorite ensembles of the evening. Plaza was dressed by Vogue magazine in a Marios Schwab dress with Barbara Bui heels. A dress with a built in cape satisfies my inner superhero and one that sparkles as much as this does is an instant hit.

Zooey Deschanel Met Zooey Deschanel’s one shouldered Tommy Hilfiger might not automatically suggest anything remotely punk, but her clutch purse featuring an image of a safety pin in hot pink adds a slight punk edge to this classic look. Deschanel doesn’t go for the heavy make-up approach and she’s also ditched her famous bangs for the evening giving a fresh face appeal. Like many others on this red carpet Deschanel hasn’t fully embraced the theme, but the New Girl star looks elegant with a dash of punk with her purse.

mindy and BJMindy Kaling (seen above with Mindy Project/The Office co-star B.J. Novak) joked to Popsugar TV that she was the “antitheses of punk” as she couldn’t stop smiling on the red carpet. Kaling also claims that the most punk thing she did when she was growing up was to stay up late to watch Saturday Night Live. This early foray into television comedy has certainly paid off as after a rocky start, The Mindy Project has found its feet and is my favorite new comedy of the year (though sadly it doesn’t have much competition). Kaling embraced the smokey eyes and photos on her Twitter page reveal a close look at her hair and make-up (bonus sparkles). Bold lips and eyes can be hard to pull off, but Kaling does just this. There were a lot of updos but Kaling rocks a textured hair down approach which goes with the make-up and dress choice (you can follow Kylee Heath who did Kaling’s hair on Twitter).

Taylor Swift MetThis last addition is cheating a little, but as Taylor Swift is appearing on the New Girl season finale next week her inclusion doesn’t feel too outlandish. Plus she looks really great and different from the usual sweet Taylor that we see on the red carpet. Wearing a black J. Mendel gown with mesh cutouts, Swift is one of the starlets that looks more punk than her usual appearance. This is another example of heavy eyeliner and dark eyeshadow, which was rather ubiquitous at the Gala and it strikes a nice balance with the soft pink lip color. Like Kaling, Swift has gone for ruffled hair and she’s also added a subtle dash of pink to her blond locks.

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