Head Cases

Sometimes when I view the looks from a red carpet event, I wonder…

Did everyone coincidentally decide to wear a tikka head-piece or were all the stylists chatting at the Campari cooler (surely, celeb entourages can’t just be fed plain old water)?

Jewelled forehead at the Met Ball 2011 on exshoesme.com
Tikka-fied at the Met Ball 2011. Photo: Vogue.com.
Nicole Ritchie and Friend at Met Ball 2011 on exshoesme.com
Sisters are Do-ing it for themselves (with stylists, of course). But is it a Do or a Don't?

You need a certain grace to pull off forehead adornment. Think Indian maharani or ancient goddess – not Hollywood/fashion celebrity. It is not for the faint of art.

Kate Hudson at the Met Ball 2011 on exshoesme.com
Darling, I know your mother goes to India a lot and I know they wear tikkas in India a lot, but that's where the similarity ends.

If one goes, one must go all the way.

Isabel Lucas at the Met Ball 2011 on exshoesme.com
Isabel Lucas pulls it off.
Alexander McQueen FW08 head piece on exshoesme.com
McQueen's FW08 version - straight from the Motherland. Photo: Style.com.

I loved Stella McCartney’s vintage Cartier hairpiece – it added a lovely swirl to an otherwise minimalist dress and shoes.

Stella McCartney in a Cartier hairpiece at the Met Ball 2011 on exshoesme.com
The Cartier piece is from 1902 - a subtle ode to Lee, who loved all things Victorian. She looked beautiful in it. Photo: Getty.

Old world charm works – especially when it comes to hairstyles at these events. I had a deja-veronica when I saw these three ladies.

Madonna at "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art on exshoesme.com
Stella's pal Madge, wearing Stella and channelling a bygone era.
Nicole Ritchie at the Met Ball 2011 on exshoesme.com
Nicole Ritchie had a similar idea.

But my fave hair had to be Ms. Kruger, who as always, worked that carpet like no one else. Wonder what films she’s actually been in lately?

Diane Kruger in Jason Wu at the Met Ball 2011 on exshoesme.com
Diane Kruger in Jason Wu.

See all posts on the Met Ball 2011.

Compare it to last year’s red carpet:

I Knew It When We MET

METaphors and Similes

METa Data

Déjà Vu: Have we MET before?

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