Grammy Fashion 2018 – Wear A White Rose

The red carpet conveyor belt is rolling on, with Sunday seeing the 2018 Grammy Awards taking place. Rock n Roll’s most prestigious night of the year saw a red carpet filled with musics brightest and best, all in their finery, with many holding or wearing a white rose, the latest symbol of support and sisterhood for the ‘me too’ campaigns.

The spectre of sexism and the abuse cases certainly could not be ignored, especially with Kesha giving an emotional performance, and Janelle Monae making a pointed comment in her presentation speech. A catagory dominated by women, Album of the Year, was won by the only man in the group, the distinctly average Ed Sheeran (just my opinion.). The women in the room clearly still felt that the issues that have hit the film world are alive and kicking in the music industry too.

In terms of fashion, the Grammy’s are not necessarily the most stylish, but they can be interesting. My own personal favourites were Lady Gaga, who went from flashing the flesh last year, to wearing breathtaking, custom made Armani Prive this year. Lana Del Rey was old school Hollywood, whilst Miley Cyrus rocked a gorgeous jumpsuit.

Who was your favourite on the night?

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Grammy Awards 2017 – Key Looks

The Grammy Awards were dominated by two, very glamorous ladies last night, with Beyonce and Adele fighting it out for the biggest awards. The two ladies of song were also eagerly awaited on the red carpet too, although only Adele made an appearance. She was, however, joined by some of the most stylish ladies in music, making the red carpet event interesting to say the least, although, in the case of Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, this was for all the wrong reasons.

There were some lovely looks though, with many of them giving us a sense of deja vu. The lovely Tori  Kelly had me thinking of Madonna in her ‘Like a Virgin’ era with her blonde tumbling curls, I loved her Spanish influenced green dress too, a great colour and the style was very pretty. Kat Graham’s dazzling stripes were so right for the Grammy’s and her sleek styling was pretty perfect too.

I loved Beyonce’s red sparkle, has ever a baby bump looked so perfect? But I couldn’t quite make my mind up about Adele’s dress. The colour was gorgeous, and I love the sheer sleeves, but was just unsure about the wrap style front detail – a layer too many for me. Paris Jackson showed she was all grown up in a disco style sari dress, and then there was JLo, super beautiful in Ralph and Russo, but I would love the dress even more without the candy floss style ruffle around the neck.

Bonnie McKee’s sequined suit was fabulous, a really good choice on a night when there was a tribute to the kings of disco, the Bee Gees, whilst Katherine McPhee was stunning in a black column dress with a sequin bodice.

And then, of course, there was Lady Gaga, and I have to say that, for once, words fail me. I described it as Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS, and don’t think I can really better that – a little bit bondage, a little bit porn and totally Gaga.

Whose look did you love from the Grammy Awards?

The Grammys 2014 – Best looks

Another Sunday night meant another awards ceremony, and therefore another dose of red carpet looks. I had really high hopes for the Grammys, after all, the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Jessie J and JLo have made this one of the most unmissable nights for fashion in the calender year.

But 2014 has proven to be a bit of a disaster year in terms of truly memorable looks. The biggest stars failed to walk the carpet, Rihanna being a complete no-show. Those stars who did the red carpet walk sported a series of looks that can only be described as questionable. You had Katy Perry in the world’s most expensive shower curtain (we get it Katy, you’re ‘kooky’ and ‘quirky’), Paris Hilton wearing a dress that looked very ‘Las Vegas’ teamed with Tammy Wynette’s hair. There were too many long dresses, not enough rock and roll sass, and as for Madonna, how many more times do celebrities need telling ‘do not let your children dress you!’ Her strange outfit was apparently the idea of son David. I’m guessing, if that is the case, we’re lucky she didn’t turn up dressed as a power ranger…

But there were still a couple of looks that did impress.

Chrissie Teigen in Johanna Johnson

The model, aka Mrs John Legend got it so right in a shimmering gold strapless column dress and beachy hair. I loved that she kept her accessories to a minimum and let that dress do all the talking.

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Ciara in Pucci

I’m seeing a trend here with Ciara taking her cues from Olivia Wilde and encasing her baby bump in something sparkling and body hugging. The Peter Dundas dress was perfect for Ciara in every way, not least the way it match her hair and colouring. Stunning.

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Taylor Swift in Gucci

Taylor went for chainmail from Gucci and kept the hair to a simple ponytail. This beautiful dress was perfect for the Grammy’s, ensuring the ever reliable Taylor would be on all the best dressed lists once again.

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Beyonce in Michael Costello

Let’s be honest, there are not many women who could pull of this white lace, barely there dress. And yes, it does resemble a wedding dress from a Guns and Roses video. But I still think, all things considered, that Beyonce looks amazing…if the style is not a little bit like Rihanna in Gaultier.

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Ariana Grande in Dolce and Gabbana

This was a very Carrie Bradshaw look from Ariana, but I loved that it was sweet and pretty. The hair was very SJP, and I believe the dress has been worn by Dannii Minogue in her X Factor heyday (or at least something very similar), so nothing that we haven’t seen before, but she still looked lovely.

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Chloe Green in Alexander McQueen

chloe-green-marc-anthony-lgMiss Topshop Chloe Green was most definitely on of the best dressed in the slinkiest Alexander McQueen dress I have seen in a long time. The exquisite black silk sheath, teamed with gold embroidery, was gothically glamorous and made Chloe stand out from the crowd.

Nicole Trunfio

Australian model Nicole’s dress had a fabulous vintage feel to it, with shimmering effects that resembled Fortuny pleats. Her soft, wavy hair and perfect make up made this looks beautiful and effortless. I can’t yet find out who designed this fabulous frock, but it is one that will linger in the memory.

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Shawn Robinson in Nicole Miller

This was a sleek, Art Deco style dress with beautiful shell style scallops. I loved the white and silver combination, combined with sleek hair and minimal accessories.

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