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Fashion Police: Costume Institute Gala 2010

We love the glamor of a red carpet event and it doesn't get any better than the Costume Institute Gala's annual ball at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. At this week's event, we weren't disappointed as our favorite celebrities, including models, actresses, singers and fashion designers all got their best frock on and walked the red carpet with style. Taylor Swift, Blake Lively, Penn Badgely, Chace Crawford, Jessica Szohr and Kristen Stewart all got glammed up for fashion's biggest night out. It's dubbed by many insiders as the "Oscars" for the fashion world and some would say it is the most fashion forward red carpet event of the year. Let's face it, the Oscars can be a teensy bit boring and dry for most of us and stars usually like to play it safe when dressing up for it. The Costume Institute Gala gives celebrities an opportunity to not only dress up in beautiful gowns but since it is a fashion-related event, most of them choose dresses that express their own style, some with more success than others! Who doesn't love a bit of dress-up?


Take a look at our picks for best and worst dressed at the Costume Institute Gala!


Best Dressed

Emma Watson in a custom-made Burberry dress was a vision in all white. She looks youthful and also elegant without being boring!


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Chloe Sevigny in a bright teal-coloured short cocktail dress by Proenza Schouler channels a little bit of Alice In Wonderland with her poufy skirt!


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Carey Mulligan keeps in simple in a lilac Prada shift dress and an adorable pixie-short haircut!


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Anne Hathaway looks like a Disney princess in this beautiful nude coloured ball gown by Valentino that accentuates her tiny waist and reminds us of her turn as a princess in The Princess Diaries!


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Blake Lively in a super short Marchesa dress with floral embellishment is hard to miss in this dress! Since the dress is so attention-grabbing, Blake keeps it simple with pulled up hair and minimal accessories.


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Alexa Chung stands out in a tuxedo inspired outfit by 3.1 Philip Lim. It's a bold move and we love that she paired it with bright red lips!

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Doutzen Kroes is a Dutch model who decided to go all out for the ball! Looking like a princess in her baby blue tulle gown, her train and skirt need a room of its own! It's pure dress-up fantasy!


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Taylor Swift is another vision in an all-white gown with cute flutter sleeve detailing by American designer Ralph Lauren. Her simple swept-up hair and red lips is classic understated glamour. Beautiful!


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Nicole Richie shines in a Marc Jacobs silver gown. She looks so 70s we love it!


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Riley Keough looks ethereal in a pale ruffly gown by Thakoon. Trust Elvis' granddaughter to look ravishing on the red carpet!


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Worst dressed

Katy Perry is known for having her own unique style but this frilly white and pink number looks too much like a puffy cake decoration for us to love it.


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Emma Roberts is a little bit disappointing in her plain black knee length dress by Marni. The ball is supposed to be all about fashion and glamour, not the right place to play it safe.


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Kristen Stewart may be wearing Chanel Haute Couture but does it have to be something so underwhelming on her? Not loving the sheer panels on the front of the dress!


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Jessica Szohr wears Versace but the nude colour and black accents really don't flatter her. And the shape overpowers her tiny frame.


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Emmy Rossum looks much older than her age in a plain blue gown oddly accessorized with a necklace that doesn't match.


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Zoe Kravtiz usually wows us with her individual style and we wish she would have worn something with a bit more style and punch!


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Renee Zellweger choose a dress that is unflattering in both colour and shape and looks strangely outdated. And the bows on at the bottom don't add much either.


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Rachel Weisz always looks so chic but this bubble gum pink dress looks like a bridesmaid dress!


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rainbowpoptart
Goodness... I see where your mother is coming from: if you eat too much, no matter how healthy the food is, and don't work off the calories, you're going to gain weight. But she's being very obsessive and dramatic about it. There is nothing wrong with eating pizza or a cookie every now and then, and there's nothing wrong with relaxing from time to time either. As long as you aren't constantly eating junk and not burning the calories, then you do not have a problem. Eating unhealthy things every now and then does not make you fat. EATING every now and then does not make you fat. Try explaining this to her, calmly and patiently. Tell her that you don't want to be forced to do all of this exercising - being forced to exercise makes it a lot less interesting. Do not take "This is for your own good" for an answer; if you do not want to do it, it is NOT for your good. (This, of course, would be a different story if you were actually fat.) ALSO tell her that exercising too much and not satiating your cravings is JUST AS UNHEALTHY AS BEING FAT IS. If you were to not eat healthful meals and not snack every now and then, no matter how healthy or unhealthy the food is, plus exercise so frequently, you would not be healthy.  Eating is good for you, even if the food isn't. Eating too little and eating too much is not healthy. Exercise is good for you. Not exercising enough and exercising too much is not good for you. If you talking to her doesn't help, try telling another adult how you feel, and maybe they can help get it through to her. Regardless of what happens, take care of yourself. Moderate how much you eat, but don't limit yourself to less than you feel you need. Exercise, but don't do something you don't want to; working out should be fun. Good luck with everything. I'm really sorry that she makes you feel so badly about this.
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jake495
jake495 posted in Family Issues:
Make sure she knows its your body not hers In a respectful way of course
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ThePaleWalker636
I'm perfectly happy with myself. I'm around 5'6" and somewhere between 140-150 pounds, and I don't feel fat. But my mom is constantly telling me that I am, or, at least, that I'm going to be. She forces me to go to exercise classes because I don't like many sports, tries making me go on diets, but I don't want to. She tells me that if I continue the way I am, having an extra cookie once in a while and only eating cereal for breakfast, that I'll end up fat, and she makes sure to emphasize how horrible that is for a person to live with. She rolls her eyes and sighs whenever she sees me getting a snack, and just in general makes me feel awful for eating the things I like and for relaxing. I've told her that I don't want to do these things and that she makes me feel bad when she says things like that, but she swears it's for my own good and that I should never want to be fat, that it ruins people's lives. How should I deal with this?
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drowning
drowning posted in Friends:
"NS12" wrote: I meet this guy at a festival and we have been talking for the whole week and my mum has noticed I keep texting someone and I know I need to tell her but I don t know how I am going to tell her, I doubt she ll get angry or anything but he lives about 4/5 hours away from me. I know I need to tell her as I don t like keeping secrets from her. I know this was a bit ago, but I truly hope that you were able to be open with your mother. If you feel as if they won't get mad at you, then chances are that your guardian will not. Honesty is the best policy, and if you feel guilt keeping a secret, then it is one you probably shouldn't be keeping.
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drowning
I agree with @rainbowpoptart. You really shouldn't worry about relationships that much given your age. I promise, they're better things to worry about than boys and more secure romances occur later on in life anyways. But, given the situation, you shouldn't worry about either. The boy is unfaithful and so is your friend. If your best friend really valued your friendship, she would not have put it in a position that could end it. Don't waste your time on those who will not put you first just as you do for them; better people will come into your life and they are the ones who you should really worry about.
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