The Grammy’s are the Oscars for the music world. You need to up the ante when dressing while still being creative. Not stuffy, but not slacker. Here are my picks from the music industry.
Mary J. Blige in Gucci. Loved seeing her in fuchsia, great color and style. She looked fantastic.
Beyonce’ in Stephane Rolland. Loved the color choice and fit, plus it was glam without being glitzy. Amazing dress. Loved the hair too, but unfortunately, it wasn’t performance friendly.
Lea Michelle in Romona Keveza. I’m tired of black but this style was young, hip, flirty… just the right mix on her.
Pink in Tony Ward Couture. A nice change to a feminine dress that fit her well and enhanced her figure. The tri-tone skirt kept it from looking prom-ish.
Keri Hilson pink Dolce & Gabbana gown. Very ladylike and pretty in pink.
Ashanti. I don’t know who she was wearing but the glimpse I got of her was…gold and gorgeous.
Fave Men: Many dressed right, just kind of boring. Tux suit, black or white shirt worn open collared. Fine, but not creative for this artsy group.
Maxwell. Do I really need to explain? Killed it both on Red Carpet (opted for brown suiting and tie with brown tortoise-shell sunglasses…mocha lovely)and his performance ( black tux, star quality).
Common stated his stylist helped him but he added a few personal touches. Scarf, pocket square (yes!) a blingy lapel tack. Fresh and classy without being stuffy.
Usher on trend. Sand suit with white trim. Checked shirt with dot tie. See fellas, you can be young and hip and still dress respectfully and look cool.
Wyclef in a three piece striped suit. I liked the addition of the vest. The pants seemed a bit short but all in all…he looked pulled together.
MGMT were retro fun and young in their colorful vintage suits and ties. Fits their image, appreciated their effort. Kudos.
Dierks Bentley wore mono-black, his collar had a shimmer texture that turned it to smoothe chic.
These cute, bright, talented young women dressed so stodgy I wonder if Camilla Parker Bowles dressed them. Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift. Don’t dress older than you are! The dresses themselves were wonderful, but more appropriate for someone older.
Britney Spears in Dolce & Gabbana, what a wreck.
Toni Braxton. Thats all I’m saying.
J-Lo. I have not seen her dressed well in a very long time. Her stylist needs to be fired…..NOW!
Ciara in Givenchy confusion. Hair and make up was brilliant. Loved that they allowed her beauty to shine instead of all the dramatic make up.
Ke$ha. The heroin stripper look is plain nasty.
My love/hate choice for female: Fergie. This girl can wear anything! The fit and color was AB FAB but the style was Judy Jetson. On the ropes about this one.
T-Pain didn’t get the memo to change out of his play clothes.
Akon in a t-shirt. Come on, you are too good for that nonsense.
Ne-Yo is usually on my best dressed but the white tie and white shoes broke the cool factor and dropped to tacky nerdy.
Seal, your clothes were decent and you looked fine until we saw your shoes. Black sneakers, really? You are too old for wearing the sneaker/tux ensemble. Your image is not punk or alternative. Please wear big boy shoes from now on. Thanks.
My love/hate choice for men: John Legend. Loved the look but the suit jacket was pulling against that mesh sweater underneath. An ill fit.
Remember, you can have a perfectly gorgeous dress or suit, however, if the fit isn’t perfect or isn’t age appropriate, it loses. Watch what you pair it with also. You can make or break a look by wearing hideous accessories, a bad hair do, awful make up or a bad spray tan.
I do appreciate those that at least put in the effort to look good and respect the event. Yes, the two go hand in hand.
A view from the penthouse ~ Avery