5 Miss Universe Looks That Wouldn’t Be Crazy to Wear on NYE
We’re still obsessed with the cutouts and slits celebs have been rocking on the red carpet this year, but last night, we found a whole new stage for a slew of style pinspirations: The Miss Universe Pageant. ICYMI (seriously — did you not watch this?!), the three-hour long event featured women representing more than 100 countries, and while the show was full of eccentric, jaw-dropping national costumes (think: an international VS Fashion Show), the event also showcased some more accessible swoon-worthy outfits that could be perfect for ringing in the new year. Below, we curated some of our favorite looks from the event, so you can conquer your New Year’s Eve party in style.
1. Paulina Vega: Take a page from the former Miss Universe by trying a fabulous deployment of diagonal stripes that turn vertical on their way down to the hem, which elongates your silhouette.
2. Ariyana Miyamoto: In the mood for something fun and flirty? Try a sequined crop top and a matching skirt with a high waist to tastefully show a little skin. Top it off with some statement earrings for a truly stunning effect.
3. Flora Coquerel: Nothing silences a room quite like a lady in red. Especially if she’s sporting a thigh-high slit and strappy heels to show off her stems. Go sleek with a slicked-back ‘do to really set off your ensemble.
4. Arianda Gutierrez: Literally go for the gold like this pageant runner-up did! Add a Midas touch to your NYE ensemble with a gown that’s dripping in sequins. Go equally over the top with your accessories, like some bauble earrings, to really get into the festive spirit.
5. Pia Wurtzbach: Feeling dramatic? Take a page from the new Miss Universe by choosing a bold color, perhaps a royal blue, for a rich ensemble that’s a surefire head-turner. Top it off with a tight bun for a regal finish.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)