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Islandistas @ Met Costume Institute Ball

We’re baaa-aack! … With more pics of our picks from the Met Costume Institute Ball last night in New York City.

The winner of the night in the islandistas style stakes – and possibly overall – was Jennifer Lopez.

She looked gorgeous in her irridescent, glimmering gown by Zuhair Murad. The sweetheart neckline, the leaf detail in the skirt… perfection.

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Do ‘um Jenny!

JLo was right on target fashion wise as nude tones of greige (grey and beige) dominated the night – with Kate Hudson, Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwen Stefani and Anne Hathaway all sporting variations of beige, cream, coral etc.

Eva Mendes,  went very differently style-wise with colours and patterns as opposed to neutrals and texture  in a rose-patterned Dolce & Gabbana gown with a fish-tail skirt – perfect for the curvy Cubana.

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Check out more islandista style and some of our favourite non-islandista fashionistas (and some misses!) under the cut.

Naomi Campbell was a bit Morticia-like in her black gown.

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We’re torn about Rosario Dawson’s Giambatista Valli dress. We love the ruffled confection of a skirt and I guess in that vein, the pink colour makes sense – all candyish. But something about it just makes us think of Pepto-Bismol more than cotton candy.

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We loooved Thandie Newton’s magenta gown!

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And Emmy Rossum’s cornflower blue dress was simple but the colour and the chunky necklace made it a hit!

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On the other design detail end, Blake Lively also wore blue but in a very different way – short and with a dense and fluffy shoulder and skirt detail which was just fantastic.

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Quite on the other end – it’s ironic that sometimes it is designers themselves that are fashion misses – or in the case of Donatella Versace, a permanent fashion miss.

Diane von Furstenberg was a real miss in our opinion last night. Her navy gown with the white stars splashed across it just made her look like Captain America’s wife – or a giant flag – take your pick.

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By Me

island ~ ista
From Latin -ista via Portuguese -ista
one who follows a principle; an adept.

As an islandista I live, embody, exude the spirit of the Caribbean islands.

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