Does everyone have a list of restaurants they must dine at, at least once, in their phone notes?! I know it can’t just be me. Ever since I’ve been immersing myself a bit more into the restaurant scene I’ve been curating a very long list of restaurants to grab a bite to eat at, and of course will always have my go-to’s and favorites. It’s something about the New York City restaurant scene’s ambience that I know for sure I’ll never get sick of.
Back to a time where neutrals weren’t a thing, and having big hair was IT. Cue Lady Gaga’s new single Stupid Love, or The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights. The new songs are giving me 80s feels, and quite frankly so is the fashion world. Sparkle day wear, monochrome suiting, and over the top ruffles are all that’s on my mind right now.
Wow was I wrong when I thought that a Friday night at the museum would be quiet! Little did I know that the MoMa offers free admission on Fridays from 5:30 to 9:30pm. It was a bit overwhelming to visit with so many people, but I still enjoyed the art and got to see some of the pieces I’ve always wanted to see!
Downtown at Seaport there is this super funky store 10 Corse Como that I’ve been wanting to go in for forever and finally did. The store has everything from home decor to coffee table books (which I did in fact spend 45 minutes looking at) to skin care, along with beautiful clothes and accessories. The store design is so modern and cool. In the store they also have an art gallery where they have new exhibitions, and right now they have photographs that Bruce Gilden took of people in New York City in the mid 70s and 80s, along with some new shots. It’s on view until April 5th.
The Oscars are finally here! I have quite a list here of best and worst dressed. Best dressed of the night goes to Sandra Oh. That gown is absolutely stunning, and she looks so great in it. Worst dressed goes to Billy Porter. I loved his Grammys look, but this look just didn’t do it for me. Natalie Portman’s look was ethereal, and Margot Robbie’s look again didn’t wow me. Kelly Ripa’s black gown was so stunning and probably one of my favorite all black gowns ever.
The theme of last night’s 2020 BAFTA Awards was sustainability. The Duchess of Cambridge re-wore a beautiful white with gold detailing gown by Alexander McQueen that she last wore in 2012. Saoirse Ronan wore a Gucci gown made out of recycled materials. There was lots of pink on the red carpet last night as well, which of course I loved.
The Grammys are here! As for the other red carpets of the season they are more “reserved” as you could say with how the guests dress compared to the Grammys where they are a bit daring. Ariana Grande WINS best dressed to me, I mean c’mon, she’s wearing Giambattista Valli. Billy Porter is always taking on red carpets as a new challenge to beat his last, and his look this time around is off the charts. I was disappointed with looks from a few like Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Sophie Turner, and we’ll see more worst dressed below.
If you follow me on my Instagram, @ mckennaramonajennings, you may notice that amidst the style photos there are quite a few shots of interiors and exteriors. I have always had a secret love for interior and exterior design, but especially since I’ve moved to New York City and have been able to wander around, I’ve found an even greater love for it.
After taking a look at the SAG Awards red carpet and comparing it to the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice, my favorite red carpet so far is Golden Globes. Hopefully the Oscars’ red carpet will hit it off like I expect it too (high, high hopes.) This years SAG Awards red carpet was alright. Once again we have Reese Witherspoon looking stunning and classy as always, and Margaret Qualley’s look this time around impressed me far more than her other red carpet looks this season. A vibrant orange Valentino gown was seen on Kathryn Newton, and Scott Evans’ suit is my favorite one so far this year.
The first episode of the Bachelor season 24 has officially premiered and there were quite a few stunning looks. I can’t wait to see how this season unfolds and I already have a few favorites myself. Here is my best dressed list for the season 24 premiere!
Here’s to awards season and new red carpet looks. I do have to say, this years 2020 Golden Globes red carpet didn’t impress me too much, and there are some great looks but there are some not so great ones that we’ll take a look at below. All to remember that this is fashion-based judgement and not anything personal. I can’t wait to see more red carpet looks in the coming weeks and hopefully they will get better!
A period of divinity, exquisite dressing, and splendor partying through the duration of the 1920s and has left a mark on many of us one hundred years later. The younger people of the time pushed the limits outside of Victorian thinking and dived into the lifestyle of the decadent. Women were finally able to vote and were nudging themselves into the workforce, and most of all, they were testing the way women were “supposed” to dress with shorter hemlines and très chic bobbed hairstyles. Women were feeling empowered and society was booming.
This past Sunday my friends and I went to the Coach Originals Pop-Up store in New York City, and it was amazing! They had restored vintage bags, along with new inspired bags from the archives. The bags were beautiful and had all the fall feels with the use of fall tones like greens, burgundy’s, and deep yellows. Upstairs they had their new collection which I love, the new prints are great for fall.
September is creeping up on us, which means autumn is going to be here before we know it. It’s my favorite season, and I absolutely can’t wait to start breaking out my beautiful boots and autumn colors. When the leaves start to change I feel so much inspiration and joy, it’s like the start of a new year for me. I’m most especially excited for being in the city for this season. There will be many walks in Central Park, and photos galore. I’ve dreamed about being in New York City in autumn for years and years, and now I’ll finally be able to experience it. Crisp fall days are awaiting us.
I came across the 2005 Christian Lacroix Spring Summer Haute Couture collection on Pinterest and I absolutely adore it. Feminine and whimsical. Ruffles and bows. Sparkles and florals. Luxurious and most definitely not for everyone, which makes me love it even more. Every look in this collection has so much to look at and admire.
When it comes to really anything in my life, I’m a maximalist all the way. My dressing, is probably at the very top of this list. I love to accessorize and match colors in different ways, and from head to toe I make sure everything in my outfit is complete. For this look I experimented with layering during the summer months. I have a pink suede shift dress, and on top I have a gray star tulle tank top. Noticing the silver in the top, to make my waist more defined I added a bow pearl chain belt, and added more pearls with a necklace. There is also rose gold in the top, so for earrings I have these space looking rose gold hoops that I’m wearing. I am wearing my favorite Pandora silver rings, and for shoes I added another pop of rose gold to make the silver to rose gold ratio even. Surprisingly I am not carrying my summer go-to bag for this look, but instead wanted to add this mauve colored simple bag that adds a new tone of pink to the look.
Rewatching videos of the Valentino Haute Couture show I feel relaxed, at ease, and so in love with fashion. The gowns are just out of this world. Spectacular. Divine. The thought that goes into every little detail is so amazing to me. If there was one gown I had to live in for the rest of my life, it would be a Valentino. His shows evoke powerful emotion.
The Redemption Haute Couture collection for this upcoming fall really caught my eye and mesmerized my edgy meets feminine and girly side. You’ll find me in the winter and early spring often pairing leather jackets with feminine pink floral dresses. This first look that went down the runway was a pink mini dress that was formed into a rose on the front side, bedazzled with dangling crystals. That is my favorite look from the collection, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get that dress out of my head until I get my hands on something similar. I love the 80s inspiration in this collection, as I always admire a big, dramatic one shoulder.