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27 Aug

The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards took place Sunday night in Brooklyn at The Barclays Center, and it got me to wonder. Why does MTV still do this show when they don’t even play videos anymore? And secondly, is this really what people consider music??  I only got through an hour in an half, right after Justin Timberlake, before shutting it off. I just couldn’t torture my eyes and ears any longer. What I can say is that there was a lot of borrowing going on amongst some of the star entertainers. So without further delay, let’s get into the MESS or YES fashions of the VMAs.2013-mtv-vmas-ciara

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Ciara showed up wearing Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Fall Couture 2010. If this looks familiar it’s because Beyoncé wore the same dress last year at The 2012 Met Ball. Apparently, Ciara fell in love with the dress back in 2010 and always dreamt of wearing it. It was a risky move considering someone else wore it first. However, Ciara pulled it off quite nicely, dare I say, it actually looks better on her. YES!


Selena Gomez is becoming quite the fashionista and I’m loving every minute of it!! She looks stunning in Atelier Versace Fall 2013. This dress just so happened to be one of my favorite looks during the haute couture Paris show! YES!!!!  This is how you transition from child star to young lady. Miley take note!!


Another favorite look of mine came from Rita Ora, she wore Alexandre Vauthier Couture Fall 2013. Now if you are an avid reader of Miss Monet, you’ll recall that I wrote a review praising the entire collection and I stated that I could see Rita Ora in a few pieces from this line. Apparently, I got my wish!! YES!! Check out my review here http://missmonet.net/2013/07/05/fashion-week-alexandre-vauthier-fall-couture-20132014/

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Katy Perry wore an Emanuel Ungaro dress to the raunchy festivities. If this looks familiar, it’s because Coco Rocha wore the longer version to the 2013 Met Ball, see I told you there was a lot of borrowing going on.  Katy did her best to make it her own, although I appreciate the effort Katy, you tarnished the entire look with that tacky grill in your mouth. MESS!!


Taylor Swift looked like old Hollywood glamour in a navy Herve Leger gown. I really enjoyed seeing this on her,  the hair, jewelry and red nails only added more elegance to it. YES!!

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Apparently Lady Gaga had dinner with The Addams Family before she hit the red carpet. Mother Monster dazzled her legion of fans in a gown from Prabal Gurung and a long black wig from the Morticia Addams collection. MESS!

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Lady Gaga performs

Houdini ain’t got nothing on Gaga! She did 3 or 4, who knows cause I stopped counting, wardrobe changes during her performance of her new single, Applause. The barely there little mermaid costume was what she kept on for the duration of the show. She danced, sat and shimmied in a thong the entire night. However, the real star was not Gaga, it was her backside. Kind of hard not to miss it. The girl does her squats, either that or she’s secretly related to the Kardashians.  Costume was a MESS! Her butt was a YES!

Apparently Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez agree.

Apparently Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez agree.


Fresh out the Disney Channel box is the Twerk Queen formerly known as Miley Cyrus. Miss Cyrus caused quite a stir on Sunday night, the first being on the red carpet. Miley, seen here wearing Dolce & Gabbana, borrowed two things. 1) Gwen Stefani’s hair style circa 1997 and 2) Kanye West’s teddy bear from the College Dropout album for her raunchy performance of We Can’t Stop.


She started out with a Chuckie-E-Cheese looking leotard and soon stripped down to some nude undies for her performance of Blurred Lines with Robin Thicke, who borrowed his suit from Beetlejuice.


I never understood why child stars feel they have to do the most outrageous things to prove they aren’t children anymore. We get it Miley you are no longer Hannah Montana, you don’t have to keep shoving it in our faces (pun intended). It was in extreme poor taste to perform this and it really made me question MTV. How did this make it past rehearsals?? This performance was so bad it made Britney Spears’ 2007 VMA performance look like a work of art. This was a MESS for Miley. A MESS for Robin. And a MESS for MTV.

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The man who basically stole and saved the show, was the “President of Pop”, Justin Timberlake. I’m not even going get into to his look, I’m already giving him a YES! Very bias I know, but it’s my blog. With that being said, every 90’s kid around the world eagerly anticipated the reunion of *NSYNC. Thankfully a reunion did happen, unfortunately if you blinked you probably missed it.


Wearing Suits but no Ties.


I hadn’t been this excited since the Destiny Child reunion at the Super Bowl, so it was kind of a bummer when they performed together for 2 minutes. No real medley was played for the fans, but maybe that was for the best considering the guys clearly had a hard time keeping up with JT. All in all, it was great to see them back together and great to see Justin Timberlake perform for 15 minutes, and pick up his well deserved award. YES!

By the way, the fact that I can remember all of *NSYNC’s and JT’s songs proves I’m getting old. When did that happen?!!

Did you torture yourself and watch the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards?

Was the show and the fashions a MESS or a YES?



21 Aug


This Sunday marks the 12th anniversary of the death of Aaliyah. In honor of Miss Haughton, this edition of Spotlight pays tribute to her stylish influence then and now.

At just 22, Aaliyah had accomplished more than her peers, having successfully managed to transition from music to acting. Her music, which consisted of three albums, was what she was known for, however, her style was not to be missed. Aaliyah had a magical way of innovating trends, which are still very relevant today.  As she matured so did her music and ultimately her style as well. It is so easy to spot her influence in the artists of today, such as DrakeRita Ora, and Rihanna to name a few. I’d like to think that if she were here she’d be a triple threat, in music, acting, and fashion. She is a trendsetter in every sense of the word. Let’s take a look at 3 distinct trademarks that made Aaliyah who she was and what she will always be remembered for.


You can’t think of Aaliyah without thinking of her signature trademark. She had the best hair in the music industry, even now, no one’s hair has ever come close! I was always fascinated with how full, healthy, and layered her hair was. And she always kept things interesting by cover her eye, giving a mysterious and sexy vibe without even trying.




Aaliyah was always spotted with a stylish pair of shades, adding more mystery to her private persona.



 What made Aaliyah stand out from other songtresses of the 90’s were her fashions, “street but sweet”  described her music and her style as well.  She had effortlessly mastered the craft of appealing to all sexes, with a crafty ability of wearing tom boyish attire while still remaining sexy and sweet, a feat that not many have been able to carry. She was known for her baggy jeans, mid driff baring tops, bandanas, and boxer briefs. Now, if you have paid any attention to the trends as of late, all of what she was wearing back then is now back in style.

“I stay true to myself and my style and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.” 




This post is bittersweet for me. I really admired Aaliyah so spotlighting her influence is an easy one, however putting together a montage of her life brings forth sadness. I can’t believe it’s been 12 years. I, as well as all of you, can remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news. For me and the many people of my generation, her death was hard to grasp. Other than Biggie and Tupac, we had never had a young, female artist die in such a tragic way. It’s a constant reminder that death has no age limit and to cherish the time you have because you never know when that time is up.

One of my all time favorite pictures of her. Taken from the 'We Need A Resolution' video. Stunning!

One of my all time favorite pictures of her. Taken from the ‘We Need A Resolution’ video. Stunning!

A trendsetter in every sense of the word. Aaliyah rocking an ombre hairstyle.

A trendsetter in every sense of the word. Aaliyah rocking an ombre hairstyle.

On August 25th, as you reminisce about Aaliyah, play her music, watch her videos, and search through countless photos of her on the internet, take the time out to say a little prayer for her mother and brother, as well as, the 8 other victim’s families. This day is hard for her fans, but extremely hard for them as well. I leave you with a poem that her brother, Rashad Haughton, dedicated to her.

Written by Rashad Haughton. Courtesy of Aaliyah.com

Written by Rashad Haughton. Courtesy of Aaliyah.com


8 Jul
I'm getting a Brittany Murphy vibe from this cover!

I’m getting a Brittany Murphy vibe from this cover!

Rita Ora makes her second appearance in the MODEL MOMENT segment and with good reason. The British songstress covers next months issue of British GQ and is featured in the August edition of Teen Vogue. Miss Ora’s portfolio is quickly filling up, both of these spreads show as much versatility as her music.  I’m guessing BFF Cara Delevingne’s model mystique has definitely rubbed off.


Teen Vogue


British GQ

Teen Vogue

Teen Vogue


British GQ


Teen Vogue

British GQ

British GQ

Teen Vogue

Teen Vogue

Photo Credits for British GQ: Mariano Vivanco. Teen Vogue Photo Credits: Richard Burbridge



30 May


Three words come to mind when I see Miguel  : ECLECTIC,  EDGY and EVER-EVOLVING.  Not since Prince, has there been an artist so innovative with his music as well as his fashion. Typing the phrase ‘Miguel Fashion Style’ into Google and watching his video for Adorn and the newly How Many Drinks, only  further cemented my belief that he is a fashion icon in his own right.


Every true artist has their signature style. For Michael Jackson it was the glove, for Beyoncé its the wind machine, I mean you didn’t really think her hair blew like that on it’s own did you? And for Miguel it’s a leather jacket and stylish sunglasses that never leaves his side.  I love a man in a suit, however a suit and tie doesn’t always equate to style. And what draws me to Miguel, is the fact that he has his own unique style that he created to cater to his very unique personality.


The R ‘n’ B rock star has such a futuristic take on fashion, it’s not a shock that he admires Hedi Slimane of Saint Laurent Paris.  “I’m a huge fan of Hedi Slimane’s photography. I want to meet this dude, and the fact that he’s running Saint Laurent, a Parisian brand, from Los Angeles makes it extra ill to me.”


Another thing that sets him apart from the rest is the fact that he knows the importance of accessorizing and… how to do it. Yes, straight men can benefit from accessorizing too. You will always see him with a statement necklace or ring to complete his look. His favorite pieces include his John Lennon-style Ray-Bans, a Cast of Vices ring, white gold Cartier bracelets and rings, and a wallet chain by the Great Frog.



Miguel is the definition of individuality, his confidence shines through not only in his music, but also in his style.  In a world filled with men dressing the same because they are too afraid of being considered ‘gay’ to try something different, Miguel is a breath of fresh air. He’s a visual voice for the stylishly challenged, proving that the only way you can achieve your own signature style is with confidence.

And that is the perfect FASHION TURN ON for me!


Is Miguel changing the way men dress? Is his style a MESS or a YES??


7 May

Forget what you heard, fashion’s BIGGEST night out is here and it’s happening right now! The Met Ball or Gala (depending on who you talk to) is currently underway. The biggest names in the fashion industry, from designers and supermodels to fashion editors and stylists are all gathered under one roof for a formal affair of cocktails and dinner. Throw in Hollywood’s biggest actors, singers, and a reality star and you’ve got an evening that will go down in fashion history. Tonight’s theme is Punk, to celebrate the start of the museum’s exhibit “Punk Chaos to Couture”, and although there wasn’t much punk to be seen, there were some looks that are worthy of a MESS or a YES verdict. Let’s get started!


Madonna, followed the punk theme in Givenchy Haute Couture.  I love this look on her! She stuck with the theme, had fun with it, and looks flawless doing it. YES!


Nicki Minaj, the Head Barbie in Charge,  opted for a more subdued look in Tommy Hilfiger. I was expecting her, of all people, to really show up and show out. It’s a theme and she’s known for her outrageous costumes, this would have been the perfect platform for that. She didn’t even bring out the pink wig or a crazy face. MESS or more like SNOOZEFEST! 😥


The hair! The eyeliner! Those legs! Karolina Kurkova definitely reminded us why she is a supermodel. She looked stunning in Mary Katranztou. YES!


Coco Rocha remembered what the theme was in a gold moth embellished, leopard print gown by Fausto Puglisi for Emanuel Ungaro. Normally this would be a mess, but because it’s the Met Ball and I love the bangs it’s a YES.

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Kerry Washington or Olivia Pope, for all you Scandal fans out there, glowed in Vera Wang. She looks beautiful as always, but I was unimpressed. A little too safe for me. MESS!

Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the Punk: Chaos To Couture exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, America - 06 May 2013 Pic: David Fisher/ Rex Features

Miley Cyrus wore a mesh gown by Marc Jacobs which is a MESS. The only thing punk here is her hair and that’s a MESS too.


Katy Perry gave a punk like pose while wearing a Dolce & Gabbana ensemble straight off the runway, with bejeweled crown and matching cross earrings. Accesories sold separately.  MESS!!


Taylor Swift in J.Mendel. SNOOZEFEST!


Newly blonde, Ann Hathaway looked suprisingly good in vintage Valentino. Vintage is always better! YES!


Jennifer Lopez in a Michael Kors black, leopard sequin embroidered gown. Dress= YES. Hair= MESS.


Solange Knowles in Kenzo + an afro = YES! Although I am getting more 70’s Disco thank Punk, but I am loving Kenzo at the moment!

Heidi Klum

MESS! I was expecting so much more from Ms. Heidi Klum, considering she’s known to go all out for her annual Halloween parties, not this safe mother of the bride Marchesa gown.


Kimye made their first couples apperance at the Met. Kanye is regularly known to make an appearance every year, however this is Kim’s first time. She’s a Met Ball virgin! I expected a little more from her, since this is her first appearance, but instead I got this  floral Givenchy gown with matching gloves. Kanye was clad in Ricardo Tisci by Givenchy as well. Hopefully the arrival of their baby will get him smiling again. Pregnant or not these soon-to-be parents are a DOUBLE MESS!


Nicole Richie made a haunting appearance this year in a high neck, long sleeve column gown by TopShop and glowing white, silver hair. It’s like a cross between Casper and X-Men’s Storm. Come on Nicole, you can do better.  You have done better.  MESS!


Leave it to Sarah Jessica Parker to go all out, they don’t call her Carrie Bradshaw for nothing! The Louis Vuitton boots are amazing and the Philip Treacy headpiece is perfect for the occasion. Although, the Giles Deacon gown is at war with the boots, not enough spotlight for the both of them. Sorry SJP it’s a MESS for me. I still love you though!


Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci and Rooney Mara looked like the perfect wedding topper. Both co-chairs were dressed in Givenchy, of course! Not punk, but it is Givenchy and how often does a girl get to pose with the designer?  YES!


The Queen of the Fashion World and her daughter Bee Shaffer made the festivites per usual. Anna dressed in a floral Chanel gown and her daughter looking pristine in Christian Dior. Wasn’t really expecting Anna to follow the punk theme, however we are in the presence of High Fashion Royalty so……. this is still a MESS. Sorry your Highness.


2013’s Honorary Chairwoman, Beyonce made a lasting impression, showing up fashionably late on the red carpet. Just like last year, Mrs. Carter decided to wear Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci. Now, I love a dramatic entrance and hers was definitely dramatic. However, the purpose of arriving fashionably late is to show up fashionable and this was not executed in the slightest. The golden-flame baroque print is too overpowering of a design to wear with matching boots and gloves. If you look at her hands from a far it looks like a bacteria-eating skin disease, and that grommet belt and sequin tube top?!! Seriously?! It cheapens the entire look. MESS!!

That’s all the looks for now. However, I just have one question: WHERE IS LADY GAGA WHEN YOU NEED HER?? Unless I missed something she was noticeably absent from the festivites. I know she is recovering from hip surgery, but I wish she could have attended. She would have done PUNK right!

What were your favorite looks of the evening? Were they a MESS OR A YES?


20 Feb

This week just got better for Rihanna. On Sunday she debuted her collaboration with River Island aptly titled Rihanna for River Island, today marks her 25th birthday, and today also marks the day that Riri is embarking on a new “creative partnership” with M.A.C. Cosmetics. This girl puts in work, it’s only Wednesday, there’s still 3 more days left in the week!

WWD reported that M.A.C. and Rihanna have creatively partnered for  RiRi Hearts MAC., four limited edition color collections set to launch throughout 2013. This collection marks a first for both Rihanna and M.A.C., being that Rihanna has never partnered with a cosmetics giant such as them, and M.A.C. has never worked with a celebrity on a long-term collaborative effort before.


RiRi Woo“, a play on the brand’s iconic ‘Ruby Woo’  shade, is the signature lip color that each collection will be built around.  ‘RiRi Woo’ will launch first, online and at Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds Tour’ performances at Barclays Center on May 4th-5th.  The remaining three color collections will follow, throughout summer, fall, and the holidays. So all of Rihanna’s loyal navy will have a chance to get there perfectly manicured hands on the entire collection. The summer collection will be sold online, and the fall and holiday will be sold in stores.


CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS ARE THE NEW BLACK. Gone are the days of just having a famous face endorse your product, these celebs are actually putting in the work and effort to make it just as much their brand than the brands themselves. And I love it! I’m very excited to see this collection and what it has to offer. In any event, it can’t be nearly as bad as her fash trash collection for the River Island. Sorry RiRi, Miss Monet was not a fan. But something tells me I will be of this. Stay tuned…..





16 Jan

Beautiful. Talented. Inspiring. Stylish. AALIYAH.


Happy Birthday Baby Girl

FASHION NEWS: Tory Burch Enters the Billionaires Club

4 Jan

Tory Burch is a billionaire. Yes billionaire with a ‘B’, and if that’s not a great way to start the year off I don’t know what is.  Although I am not a fan of her designs, I am a fan of her work ethic, and how well she runs her empire. And clearly she runs it very, very well. From starting her company in her kitchen (talk about humble beginnings)  to joining the 2013 Forbes World’s Billionaires list in March, she has made a good use of the last decade. Hearing this news was definitely motivational for me, I admire people who beat the odds, especially women, it gives me hope and inspires me to push forward with my dreams.  To go from starting a fashion label out of your home in 2004, to now being the second youngest self-made billionaire in America proves that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

Congratulations Ms. Burch I hope your empire continues to blossom!


Tory Burch

Fashion in Review: BEST OF 2012: BEST TRENDS

31 Dec

Ok so, 2012 is pretty much over. Midnight will bring in a whole new year of hopes, dreams, and of course fashion!! I am certainly excited to bring in a new year and even more excited to see the new styles, trends, and fashions that will dominate 2013. In my last post I touched on my favorite designers of 2012, now let’s take a look back at a few of the best trends of the past year….


Menswear. Women are the new men”, in more ways than one obviously. One of my favorite trends of the year was menswear, partly because I love mens clothing and another part because… I love mens clothing. But seriously, I love the empowering, masculine edge that women give off when they are wearing the tailored fashion trend.  A hint of masculine to compliment your feminine, because let’s face it ladies we all have those days when we just want to be one of the boys.

Menswear looks of 2012

Menswear looks of 2012

Ralph Lauren Spring 2012

Ralph Lauren Spring 2012

Prints. I love a good print on any piece of fabric!! This trend was by far my favorite of the year! Who knew houndstooth could spark such a comback? Or abstract shapes that you learned about in art or geometry class would make a blouse look so nice? Decorative fabrics like brocade, jacquard, baroque, and velvet graced not only the fall runway shows but stores and closets everywhere.

Lady Gaga in a Salvatore Ferragamo Houndstooth ensemble.

Lady Gaga in a Salvatore Ferragamo Houndstooth ensemble.

Baroque and Fabulous at Dolce and Gabana

Baroque and Fabulous at Dolce and Gabana

Mary Katrantzou at London Fashion Week Fall 2012

Mary Katrantzou at London Fashion Week Fall 2012

Brights. Color color everywhere and so much more was spared this year. Basic blacks and boring browns took a backseat as neon colors invaded stores and bodies everywhere with little to no fading insight.  Bright bold colors in everything from handbags to nail polish were so vibrant your closet resembled a box of crayons.

Nars 2012 nail polish collection

Nars 2012 nail polish collection

Bright Dresses SS 2012

Bright Dresses SS 2012

Marie Claire June 2012

Marie Claire June 2012

Peplum. An oldie but goodie. Peplum has made a strong comeback between this season and last season, even though it never really went out of style to begin with, this season a lot of women were willing to try the flared, ruffled masterpiece. Sexy, classy, elegant, and chic all wrapped up in one!

Peplum Top

Peplum Top

Peplum Dresses

Peplum Dresses

Leather and Oxblood. Nothing defined the end of the year quite like leather and the color oxblood. It signified the start of the fall season, appearing countless times on the runways, in magazines, and on your favorite celebs. What I love about this trend is the many different looks it gives off. Leather can be dressed up or down, it is also capable of possesing a tough or girly approach, two things which I feel make up a little of who I am. Oxblood, often called maroon or burgundy, was the color of the season. It’s part of the red family, think of it as a cool cousin you don’t get to see that often, but when you do you always have a great time. The color was everywhere; on leather, pants, blouses, nail polishes, and my new favorite obsession…. lipstick. Oxblood: a warm, rich, slightly darker hue that makes any and all skin tones shimmer.

Leather Leather Leather

Leather Leather Leather

Oxblood Leather 2012

Oxblood Leather 2012

Jason Wu, Peter Som, and Rodarte showcase Oxblood 2012

Jason Wu, Peter Som, and Rodarte showcase Oxblood 2012

So there you have it, just a few trends that I was completely in love with this year. I  hope to see more of my favs and even better trends in 2013. Feel free to share your thoughts.

Have a safe and fabulous New Year!!

Stylishly Yours,

Miss Monet