Thursday, May 16, 2013

The "Mesh" Gala '13

The Met Gala red carpet is by far the most innovative, fashion-forward, anything-goes event of the year. There are no boundaries, no limits, no simplicity. It's style on steroids and I LOVE IT!

This year's theme was Punk, which couldn't have been more relevant for this season. There was leather, cut-outs, thigh-highs, plaid...anything that embodied 70s punk walked down that red carpet. But one trend that made a major appearance: Tulle & Jewels. 

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RAAD Trend: Tulle & Jewels
What it is: Tulle, mesh or other sheer fabrics that merge with sequins, beading, feathers, or other luxurious textiles.
Why it's RAAD: Punk usually falls under the category of grunge and vulgarity, but the key here is to infuse glam elements. Bead-embellished mesh, black lace cut-outs, sequin paneling. It makes "punk" super current, sophisticated and original.
How to wear it: If you want a hint of punk in your outfit, just add fishnet leggings or tights to a feminine silhouette with a jeweled collar. Or if you want to really rev it up, then opt for a jewel/bead embellished top with some sleek tuxedo pants.

Options are coming your way...stay with me.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Sorry for disappearing on you guys! But for the past 2 months, I've been holed up at home slaving over last minute projects, deadlines, and overall wedding prep for my sister's big DIY, hand-crafted, custom-made Cinco de Mayo wedding. And if anyone knows my event-planner sister, then they know how detail-oriented she is. No extra planners. No staff. Just me and her. Enough said.

But after months and months of planning, we FINALLY saw our hard work transform into reality...which was definitely the best feeling EVER. My sister is my hero and I'm so happy to have been apart of this big day. Even during those hectic moments during the planning process, her and her husband always managed to drop what they were doing to help me out with my own 24 year-old "moments". And for that, I owe them everything. So thank you guys, I love you both!

You can check out some snippets of her wedding weekend on my instagram or type in #pmwedding, #kanaanfiesta, #raadstachebash, and #paskystachelorette.

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But now I'm back (!) and super excited to dish on all the latest trends and events that have been happening in the fashion world. Starting with my FAVORITE event of the year (aside from Pasky's Cinco de Marriage of course): the Met Gala.

Check back with me tomorrow!