FAVE 5: Straw Hats | Clozette


We’re already midway through summer, so enjoy the sun while it lasts. Still, don’t forget to protect your skin while you’re at it. Take cover and be trendy wherever you go. Take notes and learn how to style straw hats from these ladies from the Clozette Community.  

 


Take it to the shores


Woman wearing straw hat while strolling along the shore

(Photo from: themerriedlife)

 



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Let's be honest, when we all first heard that the theme for Met Gala 2019 is "Camp: Notes on Fashion" our immediate thoughts went to tents, bonfires and bug spray. Maybe you were even thinking of how Beyoncé (who skipped this year's Met Gala, by the way) could glam up bermuda shorts and visors to give us some serious glamping inspiration. But no, that's not what the theme is all about.



Based on Susan Sontag's 1964 essay Notes on Camp, the essence of theme of the Met Gala 2019 is "its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration." She goes on to say that you can never really explain Camp as a concept but you can show what it is. And if you even so much as try to define it, it will be a betrayal to the very idea of Camp. As you can see now, it's very confusing yet also very artsy — making it the perfect open-ended theme to the most 'extra' event of the year.


We know this is a sin against Camp, but in the interest of making things a little clearer, we could describe it as ironic, outrageous and extravagant. Think of Taylor Swift's Me! MV, Viktor & Rolf's Meme Couture and Lady Gaga's outfits from 2009. Now that we've settled that, let the ranking begin! Who had the best camp looks? Ahead, the personalities who made our list.


Zendaya Cinderella in a 'Lit' Tommy Hilfiger Gown



Zendaya literally lit up the room with this Tommy Hilfiger Cinderella-like gown that's been engineered (there were wires involved) to poof up and light up from within. The best bit is when her stylist, Law Roach, who was dressed as a fairy godmother on the red carpet with her, waved his wand and the magic started to happen — her dress became fluorescent and bigger. Camp-y, indeed!


Billy Porter as an Egyptian Sun God



If there were an award for the most fabulous entrance ever made in the history of Met Gala, it would belong to Billy Porter when he entered the room dressed as an Egyptian Sun God while being carried by six muscular men. It was more than a moment, it's meme material. The golden ensemble featuring human-length wings and a 24-karat gold head-piece was made by The Blonds who are known for their eccentric pieces.


Janelle Monae's surreal but oh-so-fab piece



Even though it looks something that's straight out of a cartoon, we're mesmerised and intrigued at how Janelle Monae made this Christian Siriano ensemble work. It was put together by none other than Alexandra Mandelkorn, who's also responsible for some of Monae's most eye-catching looks. We do love Mandelkorn's work but this one undoubtedly takes the cake. 


Ezra Miller's startling look



Ezra Miller has got many eyes on him — like literally. People always say that there's a thin line between the fascinating and the disturbing, but until now, we never really understood what that felt like. Thank you, Ezra, for serving us a look that we may never ever forget, not even in our dreams. Side note: the Burberry suit is amazing. 



Jordan Roth in this "wearable sculpture"



Broadway veteran Jordan Roth pays homage to his craft with this Iris Van Herpen custom. At first, you'd think he's going for an Asgard citizen look, but once he unfurls that cape it unveils an image of a theatre hall. It's truly an awesome wearable piece of art, we're gonna give him that. 


Who are your favourites at Met Gala 2019?


(Cover photo from: @burberry)


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Whatever mood you're in, these headlines are sure to put you in a better one. From the release of an anticipated limited-edition shoe design to welcoming a new generation of celebrity babies, here are the hottest updates that you shouldn't miss today.


Puma x Pantone


Puma Buffalo London Nova Sneaker


Can't get enough of Pantone's 2019 Colour Of The Year? Then here's some good news for you: Puma and Pantone will be releasing an exclusive edition of the PUMA Nova sneaker in PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral. Several iterations of the classic running-inspired shoe silhouette will be available globally on PUMA.com by 9 May. For gals living in Singapore, the collection will also drop at Puma Bugis+, Marina Bay Sands and ION on the same date as its online launch.


Revlon x Gurls Talk



With the goal of raising mental health awareness, Gurls Talk, an online community that serves as a support system for young girls founded by Adwoa Aboah, and cosmetic company Revlon partners up to launch a collection highlighting the importance self-love and acceptance. The three makeup kits include nail polish, lipsticks and shimmer eyeshadows. 


Urban Decay to launch a Perversion 2.0


Urban Decay Perversion


Mark your calendars because on 23 May, Urban Decay will launch a bigger, blacker, and "badder" version of their beloved Perversion mascara. This time, the formula is waterproof and smudge-proof! Talk about lush lashes, right? 


Keira Knightley is pregnant again



In case you missed it, Keira Knightley is pregnant again. The momma-to-be is seen flaunting her little baby bump while decked in fabulous CHANEL dresses. This will be her second child with husband James Righton following the birth of her daughter Edie Knightley Righton. We'll surely be able to scout some savvy and chic pregnancy style tips from her, that's for sure.



Duchess Meghan is about to give birth anytime soon



While we're on the topic of celebrity babies, we might as well update you on the status of Duchess Meghan's pregnancy. It's reported that we can expect Baby Sussex to be born anytime soon. In fact, the Duchess is said to be already overdue by about six days. For those who are excited for the arrival of the newest member of the British Royal Family, the palace assured that they will announce once the expecting momma goes into labour. Here's hoping for a healthy delivery.


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