— Dara Michelle – Style, Elegance, Fashion, Passion

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      I know, I know your in the middle of carpools, food shopping and play-dates but seriously you need to put that stuff aside because there is something major we need to discuss, and I mean MAJOR!!!  Ready!? Are you sitting down? We need to talk about how Blake Lively seriously killed it at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Her style summed up in one word: Flawless!!!

Perfection is an understatement when talking about Blake’s red carpet looks. And no, people, this wasn’t a one-time thing either (like that one time I “lost” my car in the Costco parking lot and had to have security drive me around for 30 minutes until I found it, thankfully). I apologize for the tangent but, clearly, I’m still not over it.  Anyway, so back to Blake- every time this girl stepped foot on the red carpet in one of her Louboutin’s she nailed it!!!  From hair to shoes and everything in between- every detail- gorgeous!  A true gift from the fashion g-ds! 

What I love about her style the most?… Was how it always seemed like 5 minutes before she arrived on the red carpet, in couture, she was making out with Ryan, in her bikini, on the beach!  What I’m trying to say is that the potential for these haute couture ensembles to look unnatural, stiff, and over-done is very likely but, somehow,  Blake managed to make them all look so easy and effortless- like she just threw them on.  That combined with her tousled beach waves, sun-kissed skin and some lip-gloss and you’ve got “Paris runway” on bottom and “California beach girl” on top- a tough combo to achieve, yet Blake does so beautifully.

To the Kate’s in my life (Hudson and Moss) sorry but Blake has officially become my new fashion favorite and, on a side note, Ryan Reynolds is a total hottie #justsayin !!!
xoxo,
Dara Michelle

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In Gucci

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In Chanel

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In Gucci

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In Giambattista Valli

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     If there is one night a year when you can be sure that the fashion won’t disappoint it is the Met Gala, and last night was no different!  The Met Gala, also know as the single most important fashion event of the season, formally kicks off the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s yearly Costume Institute exhibit. This year’s theme:  A tribute to Charles James, America’s First Couturier.  The biggest designers, editors and celebrities came together to deliver some truly spectacular ensembles.  From Blake Lively’s curve hugging Gucci, to Victoria Beckham (the queen of minimalism) looking chic and classic in her own design, and Rhiana’s white hot Stella McCartney I just couldn’t get enough!  Check out my complete list of favorites below!!!
xoxo,

Dara Michelle 

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Blake Lively in Gucciimage

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Queen Bey wears Givenchy.

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Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel.

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Amy Adams in Zac Posen.

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Suki Waterhouse in Burberry.

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Gabrielle Union in Prada.

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Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung.

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Rhianna in Stella McCartney.

 

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     What? Did you really think the 90’s crop-top trend wouldn’t make it through the winter? As if! Now before you do anything cray like adopting a nightly sit-up routine and trading in your fro-yo for celery sticks just relax!  No need to partake in any of that ridiculousness to rock this trend! How? Just go for a high waisted skirt and a longer top so that you’re only exposing the slightest sliver of skin at the smallest part of your waist.  In my opinion this classier version, of the full on belly baring number our younger counterparts are seen in, is even sexier- because revealing less can actually leave our guys wanting more! Sometimes a little skin + a little imagination is all you need!!! Check out how I rocked this bare midriff trend below.  What happened next… well you’ll just have to use your imagination!

xoxo,
Dara Michelle

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What I  Wore

Top: BCBG

Skirt: BCBG

Shoes: Sergio Rossi

Ring: Blonde Jewels

Lipstick: Candy Yum Yum (by MAC)

 

 

 

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