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Fashion Meets Music: The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards


Florence Welch in Givenchy couture, my favorite look of the night

Florence Welch in Givenchy couture, my favorite look of the night

Ahh the Grammys! That wonderful night when the music industry gets together to celebrate how amazingly cool and talented they are. While actors try to class it up or play it safe with their big night fashion, musicians tend to push the envelope a little further and for better or worse it makes for an entertaining night.

As her counterparts strolled down the red carpet in glistening metallic garbs and basic black, Florence Welch’s Givenchy couture gown was a hands down best dressed winner for me. The airy transparent areas, fiery red back detail and the subtle nod to Bjork’s 2001 Oscar fail all work together for a look that is simply dreamy.

Monica and Mya both looked amazing. Mya jumped on the glistening metallic train that so many stars were riding and killed it in her Jean Fares Couture gown. Monica looked great in her all black number featuring the trend that won’t quit, the strong shoulder, and an open back. Other  standouts from the night were Glee’s Dianna Aragon, the always fly Janelle Monae and Jennifer Hudson-although her 8 foot Pocahontas weave was a bit much. After much deliberating, I have to say that I almost loved Rihanna’s JEan Paul Gaultier dress. I say almost because although she looked amazing her dress kinda reminded me of those cheap leis you get at Hawaiian themed parties.

Lady Gaga’s entrance in the womb was par the course for her but could have been monumental had her performance not been so reminiscent of Madonna’s “Express Yourself “and “Vogue”.

Katy Perry and her fellow avant garde costume dresser Nicki Minaj was a sure fire miss for me, both of these ladies need to go straight to fashion jail. Nicki looked like Chris Tucker in he Fifth Element meets the Bride of Blackenstein,while Katy looked like the missing Victoria Secret’s model in her custom made Giorgio Armani dress.

The trend of the night was obviously all things metallic. From red carpet veterans like J-Lo and Heidi Klum to Selena Gomez and Kim Kardashian, metallic dresses were all over the carpet. Those that didn’t glisten kept it pretty safe with basic blacks, primary colors and neutrals.

On a scale of 1-10 the fashions, both good and bad, were of the charts, I wish I could say the same for the performances, although Cee-Lo, Gwyneth and the puppets were pretty hot. Up next, the glamour fest that is the Oscars. Until then I’ll have to get my star style fix via the Internets like regular folks.

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