My 12 favorite looks from the 2016 Met Gala exude not only sheer fashion genius but also so brilliantly portray this year’s theme: “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” From sleek cut-outs paralleling technological minimalism to shimmery metallics echoing the “Silicon” in Silicon Valley, these red carpet dresses are totally machine couture. PicMonkey Collage

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ciara, karlie, michelle

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Photos from Elle.com and Vogue.com

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I discovered Klarra, a Singaporean designer, from a fellow Instagrammer. Just goes to show that little app is truly inspiring and far-reaching. Wouldn’t you love to wear one of these outfits when the weather warms up? It’s currently blizzarding outside so that might be a while from now, but I still bought 5 things from Klarra yesterday in case they get sold out before spring. Never want to take any chances when it comes to beautiful clothes, am I right or am I right?

My favorite pieces have been:
1. Wide leg pants, which seem to be trending all over Fashion Weeks
2. Pastel culottes– perfect alternative to the colorful sundress
3. A minimalist sweatshirt dress
4. A similarly chic sweatshirt
6. Delicate yet sexy lace bralette

P.S. Follow me on Instagram if you aren’t already :) @stephaniexzhang

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I see white and gold. I tried a dozen times on a desktop computer, a laptop, my phone, Dan’s iPad, you name it…I will never see black and blue. I even almost toppled over my chair just now moving my head in various directions in a final attempt to see what half the internet is talking about. Apparently, this phenomenon has to do with whether you perceive the dress in a shadow (gold and white) or in bright light (black and blue). Read more here.

P.S. The amazon reviews for the dress, which is apparently black and blue although I still refuse to believe it, are hilarious:

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Snowmaggedon round 2 is coming to New York on Sunday so I’m going to squeeze all the weekend fun into one jam-packed Saturday. I’ll be shooting a few style photos, trying out Bluestone Collective Cafe in West Village, and eating barbeque at Miss Korea. Hope you all have a sunnier weekend than mine.

My favorite links this week:

A photo cool series on New Yorkers’ dinner habits

Stunning shoes 

And another great pair of heels if you’re a size 40, which I am not :'(

Is that sale item worth the tailoring? Find out here.

Amazing deal on movies

Raw vegan never looked so delicious

Woah. Picasso might upend the art market.

Do your shoes scream stylish and wealthy or nice and boring?

Photo by Cher Bai

You know that emoji with the heart eyes? That’s exactly what my face looked like when I started scanning through the Spring 2015 Couture shows. My jaw dropped, my eyes widened, and I immediately thought to myself, “How can I get invited to a gala so I can wear these dresses.” I swear the couture lines this year were made for me: feminine, ethereal, and extremely detail-oriented. Reigning in 2015 with tons of lace, beautiful rose golds, pearly blues, and sensual shapes, these designers might be signaling a year of ladylike luxury.

Giambattista Valli:

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Ralph Russo:

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Christian Dior:

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Zuhair Murad:

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Elie Saab:

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Photos from oliviapalermo.com