The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala was held on Monday, May 5, 2014, in celebration of the opening of the Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibition and the new Anna Wintour Costume Center. The 2014 benefit was chaired by Aerin Lauder and co-chaired by Bradley Cooper, Oscar de la Renta, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, and Anna Wintour.
This year guests were asked to follow a white tie with decorations dress code, and designer Tom Ford, Co-Chair Bradley Cooper and actor Colin Firth dressed the part in TOM FORD tailcoats, while actor Hugh Jackman and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went for more traditional TOM FORD black tie looks. [Editor Note: contrary to numerous reports, actor Benedict Cumberbatch wore Ralph Lauren, not TOM FORD, to the event.]
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In anticipation of this evening’s Costume Institute Gala Benefit, held in celebration of the Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibit at the Met, a quick flashback to the 2013 Met Gala. Joan wore a black inuit embroidered on illusion tulle gown from the Fall/Winter 2013 Womenswear Collection with black clutch and mesh sandals, while Mr. Ford looked dapper in a black satin peak double breasted tuxedo with bow tie, studs, cufflinks and a white pocket square with patent evening shoes. I loved this gown then, and I love it just as much today!
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Amuze is having another great TOM FORD Footwear sale right now. There are 25 styles still in stock, most at a significant discount (prices range between $195 – $495). If you are interested in a particular style, don’t wait too long to purchase as styles sell out fast! You can check out the sale by clicking on the image below or if you need to sign-up for AMUZE please feel free to use my referral link and you’ll save an additional $25 on your order!
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Dutch beauty and sometime Tom Ford muse Daphne Groeneveld struck a dramatic pose wearing TOM FORD for the April 2013 issue of Numéro Russia #2 [Editor Note: remember her beautiful cover from the controversial Vogue Paris, December 2010/January 2011 Issue?].
Creative Director André Leon Talley, stylist Ethel Park and photographer Sebastian Kim highlighted the movement in the butterfly-like wings of the cady caftan dress from the TOM FORD Spring/Summer 2013 Womenswear collection. The editorial was so simple it allowed Daphne’s beauty and the gown to shine… just beautiful.
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New on vente-privee today (10am ET) and available for a limited-time only: TOM FORD men’s and women’s sunglasses, including the popular Anastasia (LOVE!), Iris, Jacqueline, Margreth, Felix and Leopold models. Most are marked $125 and styles are selling-out quickly.
Matt Bomer absolutely smolders in the May 2014 issue of DETAILS Magazine.Photographed by John Balsom and styled by Sean Spellman, the 36-year old actor definitely knows how to work a suit. My favorite, of course, is this stunning black and white shot of Bomer wearing TOM FORD.
The last few weeks I have watched in fascination as the Eye and Cheek compact in Unabashed sold out entirely online (in the U.S.), was restocked, sold out again and has now been restocked (again) at certain etailers. It is undoubtedly the star of the summer release, followed closely by Fire Lust and then the Lip Shimmers.
I was fortunate enough to receive the complete 2014 Summer Color Collection courtesy of TOM FORD Beauty [Editor note: as always, thank you Permele!], so as I watched this phenomena occur I decided to do something special for my readers and TOM FORD Beauty fans alike.
I am going to gift the entire collection (valued at $258) to one lucky reader:
(1) Eye and Cheek Compact in Unabashed
(1) Lip Shimmer in Solar Gold
(1) Lip Shimmer in Moonlight
(1) Skin Illuminator in Fire Lust
UPDATE MAY 16, 2014: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!
Please note: this giveaway is not sponsored by TOM FORD or TOM FORD Beauty and the products were not gifted to me – I purchased them myself specifically for this contest.
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If you missed out on Fire Lust when it was released as part of the 2013 TOM FORD Beauty Summer Color Collection this is your chance to pick it up.
I am not going to go into an in-depth write-up today (if you like you may read my 2013 review here) but I will say that I LOVE this illuminator.