No one dresses for date night quite like Beyoncé, and for a night out at West Hollywood foodie destination Sushi Park with husband Jay-Z, the new mother of twins brought a bit of runway chic to a strip-mall setting. Beyoncé arrived dressed in a striped wrap dress by contemporary label Alexis with a plunging neckline, puffed sleeves, and seersucker print―and made it her own thanks to the use of several statement accessories. Layering on gold necklaces, a pair of white cat-eye sunglasses, and a logo-covered Louis Vuitton x Supreme clutch, Beyoncé added swagger to a summer style that could have seemed standard.
Knowing how to spice up a look is a skill, but sharing an ensemble creatively on social media takes talent. And in addition to posting a pair of sultry snaps taken from across the table that night, Beyoncé gave fans an all-angles video of her outfit set to Yo Gotti’s “Rake It Up,” taking her selfie game to the next level. Her biggest accomplishment with the look, though, might have been wearing the Louis Vuitton x Supreme collaboration in a way that feels fresh. By avoiding the monogram jackets and hoodies that have been embraced by seemingly every influencer the last few weeks in favor of the stark, graphic bag, she proved that the most important accessory isn’t a must-have designer piece―it’s a fresh point of view.
The latest in wearables reached a runway at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Tuesday night. We heard them before we saw them. In the darkened theater, designer Pauchi Sasaki walked down the right aisle in her trademark black Speaker Dress I, while the model and flutist Claire Chase sported Speaker Dress II, a skirt with its tiny, thin speakers patterned like an Issey Miyake bag.
For her number Chase also had the ideal accouterment, a flute of intricate plastic tubing that looked as if it took its inspiration from a cow's intestine. Amplified, it sounded pretty much like what you might imagine a music derived from blowing through a cow's intestine, not at all unpleasant but interestingly eerie.
As the two performers reached the stage and took up real flute and violin, a vortex of computer graphics were projected over the organ pipes and rear seats. The hall was awash in engulfing instrumental and vocal sounds, processed through live electronic manipulation.
Sasaki's "Gama XV: Piece for Two Speaker Dresses" may or may not be a game-changer, but it works brilliantly on all levels. Who knows? One day when there are cheap knockoffs of speaker clothing, we might get a whole new kind of immersive music-making. Think about it: an opera where each spectator becomes a vibratory sonic presence.Read more at:blue bridesmaid dresses ｜ grey bridesmaid dresses
There is the engagement party, hen or buck’s party, travel costs for the big day, perhaps a hotel room, a new wedding outfit and a gift.According to M&S Bank, half the adults in the UK will attend at least one wedding this year, with the average cost per guest topping $485. Once multiple invites are factored in, Brits are likely to spend around $1465 this wedding season.
Wedding guests in the UK spend $161 million a year on stag and hen parties. Four in five adults admit hen parties cause them major anxiety, with 28 per cent claiming they spend more on them than their own holidays.So does the cost of weddings mean we are going to have to start turning down invites?Georgina Childs, 30, has had enough of forking out as a result of being a wedding guest.
The PR account manager from Woodford, Essex, got herself into $3600 of debt and had to move back in with her with parents after attending 20 weddings and 12 hen parties in four years.She says: “I shudder when the invite arrives. I wish I could say no — but how do you tell your friends you just don’t think their wedding is within your budget?“I know the drill at weddings. The bride will walk down the aisle to Ed Sheeran, the floral theme will be subdued greenery — and my bank balance will have taken another hit to the tune of £270 ($A500).“That’s travel, accommodation, hotel, a gift and a dress. And that figure doesn’t even include the hen do.”