Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Fashion Faves :: Met Gala 2014

Karolina Kurkova wearing Marchesa

The Met Gala is like the Oscars of the fashion world- seriously THE MOST glamorous red carpet event of the year. I mean, who doesn't look forward to seeing the stars strutting down the red carpet decked out in Couture pieces? Of all the red carpet events, the Met Gala seems to be the time when we see the most risks taken on the red carpet, sometimes with looks not short of outrageous.

Last night's gala had lots of risk takers as well as some not so exciting looks. I feel like for an event like this, it's better to go all out than to wear something not memorable. Here's a roundup of my favorites from last night.

Karolina Kurkova's Marchesa gown was absolutely stunning. It was structured like origami, yet maintained a very feminine and fluid silhouette with a gorgeous hand-painted print. I like that she kept her hair and makeup simple, and let the dress be the main focal point of her look. Just stunning.

Lea Michele in Altuzzara
Lea Michele looks amazing in gold! Her slightly tanned skin was just glowing in this gold lamé gown from Altuzarra and she looked very grecian goddess-like. Quite a simple dress, but the gold fabric was very eye-catching.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


 I've been on a sort of hiatus for a while now, seeing as I haven't posted since....October! It seems like it's been ages, and at times I felt as though I forgot how to be a blogger. However, I really missed it all and am looking forward to starting fresh again with this post! So here it is, my first post of 2014!

If you follow my Instagram, you'd know that I actually received this dress a while ago thanks to the lovely team over at Others Follow. Based in Orange County, the brand fully embodies a laid back, SoCal vibe through their clothing that's perfect for those who enjoy simple, versatile pieces. Let me know what you think of the dress in the comments! :)

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Black & White

These pictures were taken sometime in August (a while ago, I know!!!) and I never really got around to posting them. I'm wearing the Wallis leather trimmed blazer that I wore a couple posts ago for the Wallis fashion blogger contest. This is how I transitioned the blazer into fall; adding some knee-high boots and leather shorts and keeping the color scheme black and white for a classic look. 

I don't really wear much jewelry at all on a normal basis or even on the blog. However, I do really love statement pieces like this necklace! I'd take one big, sparkly statement piece over small little pieces any day!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Eye Candy

I was sent this pair of contacts by Eyecandys, an online shop that sells a variety of Asian cosmetics, skincare, circle lenses, and of course, those cute Instax cameras that have been popping up everywhere! I chose a blue pair from Royal Vision that are called "Macaron 3-Tone Puffy Blue" lenses. As you can see from the close-up picture, the lenses are made of a blend of 3 colors that make them look more natural against darker eye colors. These contacts are super vibrant and are really really noticeable color-changing wise. They have a 14.5mm diameter, which is even larger than the last pair of circle lenses I reviewed! I really love the effect that they give my eyes and really love the color as well!

Shipping from Eyecandys was super fast and their customer service is extremely nice and easy to work with. Check them out at www.eyecandys.com!

Also, be sure to use the code "BIJOUMINOU" for a free gift with purchase (no minimum)! Happy shopping! :)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Baby Blue

I'm loving this minty pastel blazer from Choies! I'm clearly not over pastels, even though it's now Fall....but pastels can be a year round thing right? :) I layered the blazer over a printed blouse,leather shorts, and studded heels for this look, trying to play with darker tones and more "fall-like" textures. Toughening up the soft pastel color is an easy way to make an otherwise Spring/Summer stable work for Fall!

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