Coach is about to have another exciting collaborative collection with Disney. This time the fashion brand decided to explore the dark side of the Disney stories. The good old fairy tales that you love ever since early childhood are about to get an edgy twist. If you can’t imagine Snow White having a dark side, Coach’s Stuart Vevers certainly can for the sake of a killer collab.
“It was fun to explore the darker side of these stories and mix Disney’s nostalgic charm with Coach’s creativity to bring my memories from these fairy tales to life within our world of accessories and ready-to-wear. The Disney spirit truly reinforces the new youthful perspective we are bringing to luxury at Coach,” Vevers said in a statement.
The Disney x Coach: A Dark Fairy Tale collection combines Disney’s stories with gothic elements. The collab includes everything from jackets and dresses to bags, wallets, and sneakers. Among the Disney references in the collection, there are iconographies from “Sleeping Beauty” and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” These two Disney princesses are finally showing off their edgy side for Coach. Forget about Aurora’s and Snow White’s dreamy frocks, they are all about rock-n-roll in the Disney x Coach collection.
So, how could these lovely Disney stories possibly go dark? Let’s start with the most obvious elements. If there is one of the dwarfs who deserves a place in this Coach collection, that must be Grumpy. You can see his name written on bags alongside fun patches including his grumpy-looking eyes. However, he is not the only dwarf who managed to score a high-fashion gig. Stuart Vevers also tapped Happy, Sneezy, and Sleepy for his Disney x Coach collection. Snow White and Aurora are too good to have a dark side, but their stories do. You can spot the poisoned apple on many of the designs as well as the mystic castle from “Sleeping Beauty.”
Selena Gomez will probably be one of the first to put her hands on the Disney x Coach: A Dark Fairy Tale collection. The star is Coach’s most powerful brand ambassador. On the first Monday in May, at the Met Gala, she stepped out wearing a dreamy gown designed by Coach’s Stuart Vevers. Selena is also working on her first clothing collection with the brand that will launch this fall. While you are waiting to score Gomez-approved designer pieces, you can shop the Disney x Coach: A Dark Fairy Tale collection starting from May 14. The collection will be available both online and in stores.
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High-profile celebrity events are the perfect place to launch a new makeup product. The team of Maybelline New York already knows that, so they decided to announce a fresh drop during the Met Gala. As their ambassador, Gigi Hadid got to introduce the brand’s fun “Soda Pop” eyeshadow palette for the first time.
Gigi’s makeup artist Patrick Ta used all Maybelline New York products to create her angelic look. He opted for a soft look with a strong dash of glam. The guru mixed both cool and warm tones, adding a statement center vertical glittery crease. The eye makeup perfectly complimented Hadid’s mesmerizing stained-glass Versace dress. This palette features shades with a beautiful intricate shimmery finish which are ideal for both bold and natural looks.
The “Soda Pop” eyeshadow palette features 12 gorgeous shades that you’ll instantly fall in love with. Each one of those shades is named after a certain soda, plus has a matching smell. The standout hue is definitely “Grape Pop”, a fun grape/plum color. “Blue Raspberry” is the navy tone of your dreams. The “Cherry on Top” and “Cherry Cola” both carry cherry pink tones. Crushing is the most eye-catching eyeshadow in the palette which is a vivid orange color. All of the other ones are in the nude range starting from champagne to dark brown.
“If you want to go bold and vibrant, you can use the purple and orange shades, or you can create an everyday look with the brown and gold shadows. I applied the shade Grape Pop in the crease, then used the same brush and blended in the shade Blue Raspberry to add even more depth. I mixed the shades Cherry on Top and Blue Raspberry on the lid to create a base and blend out the crease. Next, I took a clean brush and pressed Cherry Cola onto the lid for a pop of color. Finally, using a pencil brush, I applied Blue Raspberry on the lower lash line and blended out any harsh edges.”- Patrick Ta told PopSugar.
For everyone who is already going crazy over the palette, we’ve got some bad news. The Soda Pop won’t drop until September. It will cost only $14, it will be available in all major drugstores and online at Maybelline.com. The good thing is that you can subscribe and get pre-sale notifications. Until then, all you can do is think of cool looks that you’ll create once this affordable palette is released.
The 2018 Met Gala is behind us, but the excitement is still strong. There might not be any way for us regular people to be a part of this lavish event, but this year there is one way to get closer to the opulent gala. Pat McGrath announced that she is releasing a line of makeup and apparel in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is the exact place where the Met Gala is held and all of the proceeds from the glamorous event are donated to restore the art in the NYC museum.
MUSEUM WORTHY ⚡️⚡️⚡️ #patmcgrathlabs is HONOURED to be the FIRST EVER Beauty Brand sold at the ICONIC @themetstore ❤️❤️❤️ In celebration of the @metcostumeinstitute exhibition ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’, #patmcgrathlabs x #TheMetStore DEBUT EXCLUSIVE co-branded #pmgapparel and MOTHERSHIP IV: Decadence Eye Palette + the WORLDWIDE LAUNCH of #LUSTGloss Shade ‘ALIENGELIC’ on 5.8.18. #MeetMotherAtTheMet!
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“The Costume Institute’s exhibitions are legendary, and I am thrilled to be able to present this exclusive range of products inspired by this prestigious exhibition. Religious history and artifacts have always been vital influences on my work, and it is an extraordinary honor for me to be unveiling these new pieces alongside this breathtaking exhibition as the first-ever beauty brand at New York’s iconic Met Store. I feel incredibly close to this year’s show, [‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’] — many of the extraordinary pieces featured are from shows and campaigns I worked on, so to me, it represents some of the most beloved, groundbreaking moments throughout my career as a makeup artist.”- the iconic artist said.
The collection was completely inspired by this year’s theme- “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”. McGrath has shown her appreciation for religion and opulence numerous times before. The most interesting part of the collection is, of course, the makeup products. No one else does makeup releases quite like the iconic Pat. The line includes the Mothership IV: Decadence Palette that debuted at the beginning of 2018. McGrath reworked the packaging to fit the Heavenly Bodies theme of the Met Gala. She and her brand are also launching a new Lust Gloss in the shade of “Aliengelic”. We’re talking about a super shimmery topcoat that will make your pout shine as bright as the sun.
The merchandise collaboration includes two black shirts. One of the designs is long-sleeved, the other one is short-sleeved. The first shirt is decorated with a metallic gold arm graphic on the sleeves that is an actual statue from the Met Museum. When it comes to the short-sleeved style, it features an oversized gold crown print. It pays homage to the Cloisters art collection. The Pat McGrath x Met collection is released for sale online on the museum’s website and at the Met store. The stunning palette will cost $125, the gloss $28 and the shirts $82 each.
The 2018 Met Gala was full of opulent, out of this world dresses that are hard to miss. It’s almost impossible to choose the best dressed of the night, but there sure were celebrities who stood out. Check out the most beautiful ensembles in the pictures below.
This stunner once again shut down the Met Gala with her mesmerizing Margiela ensemble. Just like all the previous times, Rihanna completely nailed the Heavenly Bodies theme.
The 2018 Met Gala, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” is without a doubt one of the museum’s most spectacular events yet. The opulent show took place on a total of three locations: The Anna Wintour Costume Center, the medieval galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and uptown at the Cloisters. This year the event took it’s guests to Church and naturally the A-listers donned their best “service” outfits. From actual papal vestment worn by no other than the co-host of the Met Ball Rihanna to mind-blowing angel wings brought on the red carpet by Katy Perry, the 2018 Met Gala left us a lot to talk about.
Besides the overly exciting red carpet appearances, the real deal was inside the Met Gala. Twenty-five galleries took over sixty thousand square feet of space. The exhibition featured pieces from designers who were raised Catholic or were inspired by the religion throughout their career. Iconic couture designs by Gianni Versace, Raf Simons, Riccardo Tisci, Valentino, Coco Chanel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Raf Simons, Rick Owens, Givenchy and more were displayed at the galleries. The event’s Chief Curator, Andrew Bolton explained that these pieces were “intended to evoke both the concept and the experience of a religious pilgrimage”. The highlight of the exhibition were the treasures on loan from the Sistine Chapel Sacristy, many of which have never left the Vatican before.
Since this year’s Met Gala carried a religious theme, the event wouldn’t be complete without a representative of the Church. His Eminence Cardinal Dolan, the archbishop of New York was there to help the Met open the “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The place itself was decorated with over-the-top elements such as a giant wall of red roses, a stairway covered in hundreds of tall lit candles, giant vases filled with flowers, luxury tablecloths and more. For the performances, the guests were invited to sit on plush golden chairs with velvet cushions. One of the most iconic performances was delivered by the actual Sistine Chapel Choir. Boys aged 9-13 accompanied by adult singers from around the world performed at the event leaving everyone in awe. Additionally, Madonna gave a surprising performance dressed in a monastic cloak and later in an angelic white dress. Naturally, she opened her show with her “Like a Prayer” and then sang “Hallelujah”. The pop diva was also accompanied by a choir.
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