| Beyoncé 2015 Met Gala | Why Styling = Art

beyonce met gala 2015 blaque coffee fashion blog
She came, she saw, she slayed. It’s just that simple.
Or is it?
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Lots of people see red carpet outfits and assume that a stylist sat at every NYFW show and maybe some international ones too, watching intently, taking note of all the pieces with potential. Only to pull out these notes as reference once a client has a big event to attend.
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But I contest that styling, at it’s best, is more of an art form. Maybe even a science if you will. It involves knowing your client, and combining clothes, makeup, hair, and accessories to communicate a message. Fashion is art, obviously. But the art of styling comes in when stylists are able to tell stories with their work, making what they do believable on the people who wear it.
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Rooftop White

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The weather is finally beginning to reflect the spring season and you know what that means….higher hems and lighter color palettes. Today I had the pleasure of attending a rooftop event and thought I’d share the look with you all.
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My dress, a mid-thigh, all white piece with shoulder cut-outs was a steal from my local Crossroads Trading Co. I caught it half-off and paid just under $10.
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My leopard print calf leather heels are actually a winter sale purchase from Nine West for just under $70. And I’m happy to report that they’re surprisingly comfy for pointed-toes!
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As for my accessories, I threw on a chunky gold link necklace, a recently thrifted $5 find. Then I paired it with my favorite diamond studs, my grandfather’s large gold watch, and a knuckle ring stolen from my mom.
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I decided to keep it simple with flexi rod curled hair and a neutral daytime face  (I’ll be posting a vlog detailing these two soon so stay tuned!)

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