I Can Like … Spell Punk … Can I Go To The Met Gala?


I’m not sure who thought it would be a good idea to let Hollywood experiment with punk fashion … but umm … yeah.

I desperately wanted Debbie Harry and Patti Smith to show up and like break shit and give everyone the finger and scream a lot and then leave … but alas it didn’t happen. Instead we had to watch starlets awkwardly play around with punk .. which, quite frankly, was painful.

I’m in no way, shape or form “punk” … and I think it is an incredibly hard style to pull off … because punk wasn’t about the style. It just happened … the music made it all come to life. It wasn’t because a stylist said … “ooh studs! SOOOOO punk.” It was because they literally didn’t give a shit. These people … live to give a shit. They get PAID to give a shit. Hence why it doesn’t work. And yes, the Met Gala is about experimenting with fashion, paying homage to it and living out a real life costume ball … but perhaps let’s pick a theme more obtainable.

For the following things do NOT count as paying homage to punk.

1. An overly dramatic smoky eye … yawn.

2. Baroque print dresses … wrong movement there, lady

3. Feathered ball gowns … unless you murdered the bird before the Gala and stuck its feathers to your dress, then that counts.

4. Platinum blonde hair … perfectly styled … just for funsies … tee hee I like, always wanted to do it

5. Faux hawks … amateur

6. Dramatic trains … unless an actual psycho path ripped up the material in the back … doesn’t count

7. Sheer black ball gowns … nice try, slackers

8. Floral print … … … I will have nightmares about Kimye’s look though

9. High slits … not the Grammy’s … go home

10. Cut out dresses … too trendy, holmes

So I will leave you with this thought: Why wasn’t there more Alexander McQueen where there wasn’t Alexander McQueen. That guy is probably in the after life kicking and screaming like, “WHY AREN’T MY DRESSES REPRESENTED!!!!! PUNK! HELLO?!”

And now …


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Not punk.

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Not punk.

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Walk, Walk, Fashion Baby … Until Aug. 7!

Due to an overwhelming interest in Savage Beauty, an exhibit dedicated to all of the genius behind Alexander McQueen and his collections, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has decided to extend the show until Aug. 7. Am I the only one that jumped in mid-air when I heard this? I mean it is FREE with museum admission!

A lot of designers claim that they think art and fashion go hand in hand, and as a art history minor myself, I have to think that a lot of them just like to take an old concept and put a new, trendy spin on it and spurt out buzz words to explain it to the general public of people who can never afford their clothes to begin with. And yes, maybe that is what fashion is all about, but McQueen literally took art that should have been on a canvas, a sculpture or even an installation and threw it on his runway … and I imagine in person it is only better and more breathtaking.

So ladies in Philly, as crazy as it may seem to dredge up to New York City in the middle of the stifling summer for one day to see one show at an art museum … this is one of those events where if you don’t go and you kill for fashion … you will regret it until the day you die. So wear minimal clothing, hop on the Bolt Bus (super clean, cheap and easy … my three most favorite things) and go see those armadillo pumps up close and personal.

Thank you McQueen for everything you have given the world of fashion. Here is to the summer of McQueen!