Sunday, February 12, 2012

Divas and Darlings - The Grammy Awards 2012

Red Carpet Fashion

54th Annual Grammy Awards 2012

The Grammy red carpet played host to many interesting looks this year. There was many a sparkly gown, an overload of black dresses and a few colourful designs. And of course, no Grammy event would be complete without a few fashion faux pas.

The Darlings

No one had any idea as to why Paris Hilton was at the Grammys, but she looked surprisingly demure in a cap-sleeved white and gold Basil Soda gown with metallic belt. Katy Perry complimented her hair colour in a softer shade of blue, wearing a delicately floral embellished azure gown by Elie Saab. Carrie Underwood wore a luminous silver sequined gown, with long sleeves and open back by Gomez Garcia.

The Divas

Rihanna looked ravishing in a custom-made silk Armani gown with plunge-neck and high slit. She carried a Jimmy Choo clutch and wore heels by Christian Louboutin. Corinne Bailey Rae displayed a splendid ruffled design by Christian Siriano. Grammy winner Adele was graceful in a custom designed three-quarter sleeved Armani gown, paired with striking red lipsJulianne Hough put on a strapless Kaufman Franco gown with sequined spike design. Kimberly Perry from 'The Band Perry' prettier black gowns (of many) at the event, which features a sequin bodice and tulle skirt.


Kelly Rowland kept to a muted palette, wearing a gown by Alberta Ferretti with sheer silver embellished bodice. Taylor Swift never fails to bedazzle us with her red carpet choices. Here she wears a glorious gold encrusted, hand-embroidered Zuhair Murad gown with high collar and mermaid skirt. Country singer Miranda Lambert also opted for gold-tinged dress, hers in embellished lace by Pivoni


Latina songstress Mayra Veronica stepped out in a zany tie-dyed dress that dripped with rainbow shaded paillettes. Supermodel Lily Aldridge showed off her graceful maternity style in a black and blue floral print Gucci gown. Serbian model Nina Senicar donned a flowing polychromatic print gown. Grammy award winner Esperanza Spalding wore a strapless dip-dyed sheet-looking dress, made up of several different shades.

Silver Linings

Kelly Osbourne was impressive in a scintillating silver one-shouldered gown by Tony Ward. Jessie J cast her usually crazy style aside for a more suave look, wearing a gunmetal grey mirrorball dress by Julien MacDonald. Carly Steele also wore a disco ball inspired gown, hers in a shinier shade of silver. Classical singer and Grammy winner Joyce Di Donato wore a fairytale grey gown, adorned with threads of gold.

On The Short Side

Actress-turned-singer Malin Akerman wore a little white dress with cut-out neck-line by Cushnie et Ochs. Giuliana Rancic stepped it up in a black Georges Chakra mini dress with gold belt and stunning strappy Jimmy Choo sandals. Kate Beckinsale was alluring in a créme silk chiffon draped mini dress by Zuhair Murad, featuring a black velvet bow on the shoulder. Alicia Keyes merged edgy with elegance in a black Alexandre Vauthier dress with statement gold neckpiece. Newcomer Skylar Grey chose a tea-length lace dress, paired with red pointy heels. I don't think the styling fits in with the goth-pop persona she is portraying.

Bordering on Bad

Scandinavian singer Robyn is known for her quirky style, but this white mullet skirt and bulky platforms are giving me some serious Spice Girl deja vu. Porcelain Black (not her real name) looks like she's posing poolside at Cannes, not the Grammy red carpet. Cyndi Lauper in something black - can't figure out what it is yet, but the black and blonde hair is evocative of Cruella Deville. Latina singer D'manti piles on sequins and feathers in all the wrong places.
Style Circus

Nicki Minaj left everyone at a loss for words when she irreverently showed up in an outlandish red hooded Versace dress, with a 'pope' for a date. Bonnie McKee's yellow and gold futuristic fringed dress left much to be desired and could have been considered a tripping hazard. Fergie was hugely disappointing in a blinding neon orange see-through lace dress, with black undergarments in sight for everyone to see. Nice to know you own some Fergie, but this is in very tacky taste. Russian singer Sasha Gradiva filled in the ludicrous space Lady Gaga left wide open at the Grammys this year. She was literally 'armed' with machine guns, which inappropriately sends out a war-fueled statement to billions watching worldwide.


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