Met Gala 2015: The Best

Every year we anxiously wait for that one night that takes us to far away lands or time periods. We certainly do not own time machines or supersonic airplanes (yet!), but the Met Gala achieves to make us gasp and dream and fly away, year after year. With decadent fashion and the more than exclusive guest list, the MET gala/party/every fashion girl’s dream come true, is certainly fun to watch.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s  annual gala is meant to raise money for the benefit of the Costume Institute and it also serves to mark the opening of the yearly exhibit.This year’s exhibition theme : China, through the looking glass intertwines Chinese culture, history, art and fashion into one exquisite display. Its theme was also the focal point of the gowns and fashion choices of its guests.

From demure to daring, from safe to all out extravagant, this year’s fashion choices did NOT disappoint. I loved how the predominant colour were red and nude. It created a powerful contrast among the ladies. Some certainly stuck to the Chinese theme while others decided to shine with their own style. Here are my favorite choices! Who were your #metgala2015 favorites?

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Kate Hudson wearing Michael Kors

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Diane Kruger wearing Chanel

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Our very own Puerto Rican princess Joan Smalls wearing Roberto Cavalli

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Puerto Rican Queen Jennifer Lopez wearing Versace

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Kendall Jenner wearing Calvin Klein Collection

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British Top Model Rosie Huntington Whiteley wearing Versace

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Kim Kardashian West wearing Roberto Cavalli

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Emily Ratajkowski wearing Custom Topshop

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Amal Clooney wearing John Galliano

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Jessica Hart wearing Valentino

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Sofia Vergara wearing Marchesa

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THE QUEEN Beyonce wearing Givenchy (my favorite of the night!)

Until next year Met Gala!

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OOTD : Fashion Round-up

Here are these week’s round up of some of the best outfits from recent weeks. I love the pops of colour, printed pants and new designers that have arrived in Puerto Rico! I hope you enjoy!

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We finally have Ted Baker London in Puerto Rico!!!! I am LOVING the fit on these dresses and they are perfect for a sunny day out or a classy date night! Loving the prints and the baby blue colour!

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Isn’t this red trench coat from Burberry perfect? I am definitely adding this little number to my wish list. I have always said that when I buy a trench coat it HAS TO BE Burberry!

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I got to create two outfits out and I love the pops of colours on both! I am obsessing over the Joie Navy Blue Blazer because it is casual and perfect for layering over basically any colour top and both the Ted Baker top and Eileen Fisher boyfriend jeans give life to this outfit. The outfit on the right is full Red Valentino. Aren’t those printed yellow pants everything!? Absolutely in LOVE!

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As you all probably know by now, DVF is my favourite designer and one of the women I admire the most. Wearing one of her iconic dresses truly makes you feel like the woman I want to become. This romper is so fun and cute!! I love it !

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How to Style: Shorts & Playsuits

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For all my northern friends, Spring  is upon us and pretty soon the sun will shine and warm your skin. I promise!  This spring, shorts and playsuits will be must- haves in my closet. When travelling, I will be bringing a combination of both in different styles and colors. These pieces are perfect for warmer weather because you can either dress them down for a day outing, the beach or simply to lounge around or pair them up with high heels, wedges, a statement necklace and a clutch and you are good to go for a night out! Overall shorts are also a piece I am looking forward to styling  and I can’t wait to wear them! Who said overalls are for 5 year olds!? Ok, they are, BUT, the new overalls going around town, look really pretty on grown up women!  I have added two inspiration mood boards to show my favorites of the season and how I will possibly be styling my pieces!

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I am all in for prints this  spring season, especially tribal and floral printed shorts! A good lace short can do no wrong whether is day or night, and how can we forget the basic jean shorts that can be styled with so many different blouses and basic shirts. A statement necklace can really dress it up as well! Just remember the golden rule, if you show legs, cover up top, Less is Always more!

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The playsuits that I have added to my wardrobe this spring are both printed and solid bright colors! For a spring/summer vacation, a simple white playsuit is essential because you can pair it with so many other colors and that can save space in your luggage! The more flowy a playsuit is, the more I like it, since being comfortable is what I crave most! Aren’t this inspiration playsuits delightful? The black playsuit reminds me of the LBD, so that means, we need one just like it!

What style is your favorite? Shorts or Playsuits? How would you style overalls?

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Fashion Tuesday: Monochrome Olive

For this week’s #OOTD I decided to go for the monochromatic look and use one of my favourite colours of the season : Olive. Although in Puerto Rico it is perpetually “hot”, this look can be easily worn with jeans and an olive toned sweater as opposed to the short sleeve blouse I am wearing. I love this look for the weekend or a laid back night out. There are tons of festivals happening here year round and this look is perfect to maintain a stylish edge while keeping it cool during hot days out.

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IMG_2648Blouse: New Look/Vest: Seven by Lu/Shorts: Forever 21/ Skinny Belt: Gap/ Crossover Bag: ASOS

Photography: Danny Fernández

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OOTD: Happy Birthday!

 

Happy Birthday to me! It’s been a great year, academically, I graduated with my MA in Translation and Intercultural Communications from the BEST UNIVERSITY IN ENGLAND, the University of Surrey (Go Stags!), I visited magnificent locations that I could only dream of when I was a child and met some incredible people along the way. I started The Striped Complex, my little space in the cyberspace and I got to share some of my favorite things with all of you. Someone told me that this year will be one of transitions and change and it certainly seems that way (in a great way!) I can only hope and work for this new year to be one filled with health, personal growth, success, wonderful memories, and lots of love (Mr. Right, I know you are out there!). Here’s to being 26 and feeling amazing!

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 To celebrate I decided to create a very casual #OOTD with my favorite things: a sequin blazer that fits perfectly, my favorite shorts, a basic white tee that I practically live in and my favorite heels of the moment. I can see myself wearing this outfit both during the day and at night. Who said sequins were meant for the night?

Blazer: Mango/Tee: H&M/ Shorts: Forever 21/ Heels: Sole Society

Photography: Danny Fernández

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How to style: Basic Button Down White Shirt

One of my favorite items in my closet is a simple white button down shirt. It offers versatility like no other item of clothing. It wears extremely well across all seasons and can be dressed up or down. It pairs amazingly with shorts, jeans and even skirts. Here are some of my favorite looks that I will be using as inspiration for upcoming posts! Stay tuned & Happy Sunday!

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TBT: Favorite Looks of The Striped Complex

“For #TBT  I wanted to reminisce on my top favorite looks so far on the blog. I am currently working on ways to make this little space on the internet, one that reflects not only my personal style but also one that brings you inspiration and information on everything Fashion, Beauty and Travel. These three looks reflect my style and how I have adapted from wearing boots and sweaters and scarfs everyday while living in England to being home and adapting my style to living in Puerto Rico. The setting for this photo shoot is Old San Juan, one of my favorite places in the world. It is full of history, romanticism and beautiful sights. A must visit for everyone! The outfit details will be found in the direct links beneath each outfit.”

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Photography by: Danny Fernández

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