Monday, February 11, 2008

Grammy Awards 2008- Red Carpet Glam

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards wrapped up last night, February 10, leaving us some of the best and worse fashion of the Red Carpet. This year we can clearly see a return to old Hollywood glamour, with a twist!

On the Ladies of the red carpet we saw a lot of jewel toned gowns, sculpted hairdos, minimal Rihanna Grammy's '08jewelry and soft, natural makeup. The guys, also kept it elegant, but we saw a bit more rock edge to their look, which is very appropriate for the Grammy's. They sported sleek hairdos, hats and sunglasses (at times even funky gadgets).
The ladies' fashion for the Red Carpet left me a bit disappointed, with the exception of a few, who had the best Red Carpet Grammy's Rock and Roll look. Rihanna wore a Eric Winter and Roselyn Sanchez Grammy's '08ruffled, feathered cobalt blue dress by Zac Posen, delicate Chopard jewels (like her 27-carat diamond barrel cuff) and a new rocking short hairdo, such a great Grammy style. The look got pushed a bit over the edge, however, by her tacky long red nails...a shorter version would have been more Rock and Roll!

Also Grammy appropriate, classy and elegant presenter Roselyn Sanchez, wore an adorable cut, print and length dress.

Carrie Underwood Grammy's '08
Carrie Underwood wore a pretty plunging Zuhair Murad gown (just off the runway) and Mary Norton Clutch. I liked the lovely cut on her tiny figure and even though I'm not crazy about the busy floral pattern, it wasn't a super glamorous Oscar look...which made it more Grammy worthy.
The rest of the girls' gowns, long trains and serious fabrics lacked the Rock and Roll edge and looked more appripriate for a glamorous Oscar's Red Carpet than the fun edgy Grammy Awards. And the hairstyles were no prize winners either, having too much of an edge to them, the hairdos were extremely mismatched to the glamorous "ball"gowns.
Alicia Keys Grammy's '08

Alicia Keys
wore a long, midnight-blue satin, custom Giorgio Armani Prive' chocker-neckline gown, a long train, Diamond in the Rough earrings, a tiny pink clutch and magenta lipstick. I didn't really love her retro-40's rooster/mohawk inspired updo, and I found her gown more appropriate for an Oscar night.

Fantasia and Young Dro Grammy's '08

Fantasia also, too overdressed for the Grammy's, in her long wrinkled black gown and train (accented by a beautiful H.Stern cuff); her hair style, also not a good match to the glamour of the dress: half of her head has a shaved blond cut and the rest has black curls...looked like a mop more than a rocker's hair!

Faith Hill Grammy's '08

The stunning country singer Faith Hill was so beautiful in her one-shoulder black Valentino gown, her exquisit Lorraine Schwartz jewelry (love the hint of red in her earrings), and her coiffed updo, that made her absolutely breathtaking! However, even her style looked a bit too sophisticated for the edgy Grammy Music Awards! She would have been Jaw-dropping at the Oscar's in this dress!

Nelly Furtado Grammy's '08

Nelly Furtado: an absolute disaster; from the gown to the hairdo, to the jewelry, she is a Red Carpet Don't!!! She chose a very drapy bright blue Arthur Mendoza gown which got extremely overpowered by a very sleek back blond bob and the big jewelry around her face (let's not even discuss her tan). She would have been better off wearing a big cuff bracelet than that gold coil snake like choker. Just too much!

Cindy Lauper Grammy's '08

Fun-loving and music legend Cindy Lauper was absolutely gorgeous and delicate in her vintage black lacy bust long dress, a bit too dressy for the Grammy's again, and also very mismatched by the long tacky leather gloves (looked like a mad scientist!).

Beyonce Grammy's '08Beyonce's new shoulder length highlighted hair looked fresh and modern, especially with her soft curls and delicate make up. The gown however, was a bit too much. Beyonce wore a pale blue tulle and silver beaded Elie Saab haute couture gown and beautiful Lorraine Schwartz diamond caviar cuff (worth half a million). The style of the dress is very appropriate for the Grammy Awards, however, the over the top bedazzling made it very "show girl" like. It would have been more appropriate for one of her stage Fergie Grammy's '08appearances.

Fergie stood out in the sea of "blue and black gowns" in a pale yellow Calvin Klein sheath, Cartier diamonds and metallic clutch and sandals. I found her deep decolletage a bit much for her large chest and even though she looked delicate and pretty, she wasn't edgy enough for the Music Awards. Sometimes being too safe can be just... plain boring.

Miley Cyrus Grammy's '08

Miley Cyrus (A.k.a. Hannah Montana) wore a white sequined Celine short dress and Sergio Rossi heels and clutch. The teenager was age appropriate and edgy in this shiny shorter dress but her makeup is just too severe for her pretty face (especially around her eyes).

Bai Ling Grammy's '08

Bai Ling: a total mess! The naughty school girl dress reminds me of a poker table upholstery (chips and cards included), and what's on both her shins?? Band-aids? Let's not even talk about her eye makeup. Just too edgy and theatrical, for any Red Carpet!

Panamore- Grammy's '08
The Best Dressed Band: Paramore; the new group was very Grammy appropriate and matched each other. I love how they all kept the look edgy, modern and age appropriate, from their hair to their clothes. It's so Rock and Roll to mix fancy jackets and ties with jeans or a delicate dress with an edgy color hair and knee high socks. The band scores big points when it comes to fashion!

Did I miss the Memo for the hem line on the jacket sleeves?? Don't they appear awfully short?
Especially on fancy and expensive Armani's suits??
Ludacris Grammy's '08

Both Ludacris and John Legend wore Giorgio Armani John Legend Grammy's '08head to toe. and They looked very sharp, except for the short jacket sleeves!! John Legend wore a white tab shirt white hanky and a black velvet vest with his black suit; love the contrast in fabric weight. While Ludacris also looks sharp with a black shirt and white tie and hanky. The sunglasses and "ices" on both ear lobes give the classy suit a Grammy edge.

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli gave an amazing performance at the GrammyAndrea Bocelli Grammy's '08 Award ceremony (together with the talented Josh Grohan) to give tribute to Luciano Pavarotti, who recently passed away. He looked very edgy and modern in his Grammy outfit and also very Red Carpet worthy.

Jay-Z Grammy's '08Jay-Z also looked sharp in his blue pin striped Tom Ford tuxedo which he wore with his signature bow tie. Even though his accessorizing was minimal, the fabric of the outfit gave it an edgy style.

Young Chris Brown wore a suit which he designed himself. I like the shirt collar on him and the Chris Brown Grammy's '08two toned suit, however, I would have kept the jacket in a solid white color, with the red anky as accessory and color accent. The red trims around the jacket collar and the sleeves are just too much. Nevertheless it is an edgy and original look which makes the musician stand out in the see of black tuxes and designer suits.

Daughtry Grammy's '08
The band members of Daughtry are their usual sharp-looking selves but this time I find the band very mis-matched. There is everything: from leather to ruffled shirt to a three piece suit, and the hair goes from bald, to mohawk, to bob. It's always better that band members get together before deciding their Red Carpet look to keep a more omogeneous "story line" to their style.

Ne-Yo -Grammy's '08

Akon and Lindsay Lohan- Grammy's '08Red Carpet Worthy are Ne-Yo wearing a sharp Ferragamo dark grey suit, black shirt and tie, a brown Fedora and shiny black tuxedo shoes. Also Akon who paired Lee jeans and Prada shoes and belt, topped by a black trench coat with a big fur collar and trim.

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