Monday, February 11, 2013

Grammy Awards 2013 Red Carpet Review

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards aired last night and there were some looks that I just can't get a good way! But of course, every red carpet has its flaws, and there were a few starlets who completely missed the mark. 

Let's start out with the best of the best. By far, the most gorgeous woman on the red carpet was Rihanna. I'm not usually a Rihanna fan, but how can you not be a Rihanna fan when you see her in this crimson red Azzedine Alaia dress. She was a true show-stopper with her hair in loose, natural waves and stunning makeup. She channeled her inner girly-girl side on the red carpet and on the stage when she performed twice. But her red carpet look was no doubt the best of the night.

Runner-ups for best dressed included Carrie Underwood in a simple but detailed Roberto Cavalli gown, Katy Perry in a mint green Gucci gown, Taylor Swift, looking white hot in J. Mendel, and Kelly Rowland who walked the red carpet with loads of confidence in a Georges Chakra Couture gown. I know that Kelly's dress may be a little controversial, but I think it's just daring enough without showing everything off.

And of course, there were those who left me scratching my head and wondering why. Jennifer Lopez stuck out to my first...or rather her leg stuck out to me, literally. J Lo channeled her inner Angelina Jolie and showed a bit too much leg in a black Anthony Vaccarello gown with an extremely high slit. Other misses included Kimbra in a custom Jamie Lee dress, Lisa D'amato reminded me of a pirate in an interesting choice for the Grammys, and finally, D'manti in a mermaidesque Claudio Milano dress. 

Last but not least is Alicia Keys. I wasn't blown away by her dress, but it also wasn't horrible. Then I realized that her dress looked very familiar. After a quick look at the gown that she wore to the Superbowl last week, I was shocked that the dress's bottoms were nearly the same. Alicia wore an oxblood Azzedine Alaia dress to the Superbowl Pregame show, and a black Azzedine Alaia dress with cut-outs to the red carpet at the Grammys. I could understand if she wanted to use the same designer, but to use basically the same dress is a bit repetitive. 

Who did you think was the best dressed? Do you think Alicia made a mistake in choosing that dress?


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  1. I really liked Beyonce, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Kelly Rowland. :)

  2. LOVE Rihanna's outfit!

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    1. She looked stunning and was my favourite by far!

      Taylor swift looked lovely too
      UK High Street Fashion & Style

  4. I am totally with you on Rihanna being best dressed of the night! While she was talking to Ryan Seacrest I couldn't stop looking at her dress. She looked gorgeous. (and I'm also not the biggest fan of hers in general)

    I like your list of "misses" - always good for a laugh!

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  6. I love the way Rihanna's dress just blends with the red carpet in the first picture...breathtaking!

  7. I loooove Rihanna's dress, she looks gorgeous!
    Also like some of the other outfits..
    From hats to heels

  8. I love Rihanna's dress too. And Taylor Swift looked out of this world, like a modern version of princess Leia - loved it.:)

  9. Rihanna's gown looks gorgeous <3 <3 I liked TS & CU as well :)
    Nice post!

  10. I really loved rihannas look, such a fabulous dress:)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

  11. rihanna's dress was so pretty! she looked fabulous.

  12. Rihanna looked so gorgeous in that dress!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  13. I thought Rihanna's dress stole the show. It's the best I've ever seen her. Absolutely stunning.


    Jules of Canines & Couture

  14. I definitely think that Rihanna was best dressed at the Grammys! Her gorgeous gown and wavy hair are to die for!

  15. Love Rihanna's dress!


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  17. I agree Alicia tends to wear similar style dresses because she is bottom heavy. She also tends to wear pant suits quite often as well. I definitely agree with your best and worst dressed list.

    Maggie A
    Love Scrapbook

  18. I had to take it in a bit on the sides from bust to waist, because I lost some weight. It is such a simple design ANYONE who sews could easily sew an inch on each side to alter it (that is what I did).