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Best Dressed At The Met Gala 2014: All The Dresses Live From The Red Carpet

Last night a little thing called the Met Ball took place over in New York. This year we were certain that the red carpet would be awash with pastel ball gowns and top hats, as the theme was 'White Tie and Decorations' to tie in with the exhibition which honours 50s designer Charles James. We had our money on satin gloves and sashes in a rainbow of Laduree shades. Turns out we were oh so wrong.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta [Photo: One Shoulder Bridesmaid Dresses]

Co-chair Sarah Jessica Parker was the only one to follow the dress code and opt for satin gloves, which she paired with her giant Oscar de la Renta gown with his signature along the back. Taylor Swift stuck to the theme in a pale pink satin custom Oscar gown, as did Karen Elson in miles of pink satin Zac Posen. Suki Waterhouse had a 'You shall go to the ball moment' in blush Burberry ruffles, while Kendall Jenner was on theme in custom pink Topshop. You've got the idea - pink was the colour of the night.

No ball gown to see here! Rachel McAdams in Ralph Lauren, Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham and Anne Hathway in Calvin Klein [Rex]

With the 'White Tie and Decorations' theme we expected a sea of nipped in waists and blown out skirts, with minimalism not on the menu. But it looks like A Listers don't like a dress code - even if it's enforced by the mighty Anna Wintour.

The strapless column gown was a popular choice, led by Victoria Beckham who wore white strapless (you guessed it) Victoria Beckham. Rachel McAdams opted for a blush Ralph Lauren column gown, while Anne Hathway went for a red hot Calvin Klein Collection crop top and skirt.

David Beckham in Ralph Lauren and Victoria in Victoria Beckham [Rex]

Not all the stars were quite so simple, however. We come to Lupita Nyong'o who arguably gave us the biggest 'OMG moment' in her beaded flapper Prada cocktail dress. Last year Kim Kardashian almost broke the internet thanks to her floral Givenchy dress avec matching gloves, but she made up for it this year in blue strapless Lanvin with thigh-high slit.

Suki Waterhouse in Burberry, Lupita Nyong'o in Prada and Kristen Stewart in Chanel [Rex]

Beyonce is always the queen of the Met Gala, and this year was no exception. She wore a black beaded Givenchy gown with a beaded veil and dark wine lips. She even walked the red carpet with a dress assistant who made sure the gown looked flawless at all times.

Kim Kardashian in Lanvin, Beyonce in Givenchy and Rihanna in Stella McCartney [Rex]

The red carpet this year was a Stella McCartney take-over, as she dressed the MET set. Rihanna wore a white Stella skirt and crop top, while Cara Delevingne wore white trousers and a black crop top. The designer also dressed Kate Bosworth and Reese Witherspoon in pink gowns avec trains. Crop tops might not scream white tie, but Emma Stone also flashed the abs in a pink Thakoon crop top with a wrap hot pink skirt with thigh slit.


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5 Real Brides Reveal Their Biggest Wedding Day Surprise

Let's face it: No matter how much planning and preparation you put into your big day, there's bound to be a few surprises that pop up — for better or worse. From the aww to the aww sh*t, these five brides are confessing their biggest wedding day surprises.



Wedding photo: pale pink bridesmaid dresses

An Unexpected Gift From Dad

"My biggest surprise was a gold coin necklace that my dad gave me right before we walked down the aisle. My now husband's dad had given it to me the day I was born when he and their family came to visit me. My dad had kept it in our safety deposit box all those years, and I never knew about it. It was such an amazing reminder that I was truly about to marry my soulmate!" — Sarah, 26

No Time to Eat

"My biggest wedding surprise was how I didn't get to eat any of our wedding food. I was expecting to sit down and have a meal with my new hubby, but between all of the guests it was such a whirlwind that it was time to go before we could enjoy our food. We ended up ordering room service later because we were so hungry." — Heidi, 28

It Went By Too Fast

"No matter how many people told me the wedding would fly by, I wasn't ready for it! Looking back, I felt like there were so many people that I don't know if I even said hello to them all. I had short term wedding memory loss, I guess because of the adrenaline." — Melissa, 26

So Many Emotions (and Tears!)

"My biggest wedding day surprise was probably how weirdly emotional I got before the ceremony. Everything was fine and I felt great. Then while I was getting my hair done and my sister asked me what sandwiches we were ordering for lunch, I suddenly felt a sea of emotions and just started crying in front of all my bridesmaids. They didn't really know what to do, and I had no idea why I was crying — scared, anxious, happy? Just too many weird emotions going on at once and they decided to come pouring out at that moment. I had no idea that would happen. I thought if anything I would cry at the ceremony, but I was totally calm and composed for that." — Vanessa, 27

A Last-Minute Change of Venue

"Everyone seems to get a kick out of this. I got married the day before a hurricane at the beach! The venue literally had to be changed two hours before the ceremony was supposed to start. I was amazed by how calm I remained. It's a lot of work for everything to change and then be over in the blink of an eye." — Megan, 29

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Lauren Pope displays her chic spring style in a white drop-waist minidress and bold statement jacket

She's the proud designer of her very own clothing collection, and recently announced plans to launch a fashion blog.

And Lauren Pope showcased her sartorial savvy as she arrived at the BBC Radio 1 studios in central London on Thursday afternoon ahead of taking part in an on-air beauty debate.

Looking the epitome of effortless spring glamour, the TOWIE star rocked a flattering white drop-waist minidress by High Street favourite Miss Selfridge, featuring a fun and flirty skater hem.

Pretty in prints: Lauren Pope showcased her sartorial savvy as she arrived at the BBC Radio 1 studios in central London on Thursday afternoon ahead of taking part in an on-air beauty debate

Photo: Beach Bridesmaid Dresses

Pretty in prints: Lauren Pope showcased her sartorial savvy as she arrived at the BBC Radio 1 studios in central London on Thursday afternoon ahead of taking part in an on-air beauty debate

The 31-year-old DJ and reality star injected a bold bolt of colour to her look with a bright purple and lime printed boucle-style jacket by Zara, while indulging in a spot of neck candy in the form of a striking turquoise statement necklace.

Keeping the rest of her stylish springtime look relatively casual, Lauren teamed her dress and jacket with a pair of grey suede shoe boots and an envy-inducing black leather handbag.

The former glamour model wore her honey blonde locks teased into loose waves, and offset her features with fluttering false lashes, a golden tan and a slick of candy pink lipstick.

It was a second night out on the bounce for Lauren, who attended Superdrug's 50th birthday celebrations on Wednesday evening alongside TOWIE co-stars Grace Andrews, Georgia Kousoulou and Fran Parman and former cast-mates Lauren Goodger, Lydia Bright and Lucy Mecklenburgh.

Speaking to MailOnline at the bash, she said: '

It was lovely bumping into some familiar TOWIE faces especially Lauren Goodger and Lydia, who I'm excited is back filming with us now.'

After finding fame thanks to her role in The Only Way Is Essex, Lauren is now branching out into the world of fashion - launching a blog and unveiling a clothing collection for InTheStyle.

Speaking about her upcoming line, Lauren recently said: 'Fashion is something I’ve always been really interested in and to be asked to design a high summer collection is amazing.

'It was very important to me to have an input into all the designs and with In The Style - that’s exactly what I have done. The collection will be a mixture of catwalk and my own personal style influences!

The High Summer collection is set to go on sale in June and will include lots of 'colour, patterns and trend-focused pieces all designed by Lauren Pope herself'.

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