2012 Grammy Fashion Review

by - Monday, February 13, 2012

currently: on my new LAPTOP :D

So hey all, I finally have myself a shiny new laptop

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Hence the delay of posts this week as I've been setting it up with all my programs (had to buy Microsoft Office too :/) Still getting quite used to it, the keyboard is all funny to me haha.

Anyway, today the Grammys were on and I had been following the coverage from work. And when I say coverage, I really mean the fashion. It's fair to say that it's a Grammys like no other, with Whitney Houston being the main focus. But I still enjoyed the red carpet fashion, because the Grammys are the place where you can be a bit edgier, a bit more daring. Unfortunately some can be too daring into a section of distasteful. But the fashionista in me loves it!

So for the first time ever, let's award and recognise the best, worst and most questionable fashions from this year's 54th Grammy Awards:


(all photos sourced from wonderwall.msn.com)

The Best:
To qualify, it's about the choice of dress, the suitability, wow factor and the overall look.
The Nominees -

Taylor Swift:
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When did little Miss T-Swizzle get all glam and classy? I normally am not the biggest fan of her glitterball dresses, but this one I think looks fantastic, and kinda reminds me of a upclass Chinese cheongsam (mandarin collars seem to be making a come back). Sweeping her hair back just made her into a well dressed twenty-something Nicole Kidman, and the sheer piece over the bust is flirtatious, but not racy or over-revealing.

Carrie Underwood:
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She is definitely one of the best looking of all the American Idol alumni. Not exactly most successful singer as I've only heard one song of hers, but the glitz reminds me of Anne Hathaway's backless Armani sequin dress that she wore at the Golden Globes last year. Carrie Underwood's hair and jewellery is simple, and looks fantastic too :)

Kelly Rowland:
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Let's put this simply. Hair: Yes. Jewellery: Yes. Colour: Suits her well. Appliqués: Tasteful. It makes me wonder what it would look like in a different and more bold choice of a colour, but she really makes her hair an accessory for some real edge and flair.

Kelly Osbourne:
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For the past few events, she's missed the mark. Bad colours, bad fabrics, bad shape. Finally she gets it right, and I think the weird old lady hair colour suits too! Edgy, glam, age appropriate and a bit sharp; the fashion police isn't giving one of their own a ticket!

Now drum roll please...

BEST DRESSED WINNER -
Kate Beckinsale:
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I hope when I'm 38, I look as hot as her (but it won't happen. I'm Asian.) I love Champagne coloured satin with black accents. Hair is gorgeous, shoes are simple, draping is fantastic, I mean I don't even care if it's almost toga-esque. But she is definitely best dressed in my eyes.

Now for...
The Worst:
To qualify, it's not a weird outfit you have, but just a bad choice of outfit.
The Nominees -

Robyn:
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Two words: Mullet dress. Or alternatively, "There's toilet paper stuck to your skirt".

Nicki Minaj
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Bridging on the weird (her entrance contained a Catholic priest) this is either the creepiest Red Riding Hood costume that caused the Wolf to run away, an eclectic piece of watermelon art, or it is the world's most portable rain coat/tent. Don't worry children, Nicki Minaj can keep you dry under her skirt.

Katy Perry
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I can't tell if she was trying to be edgy, or classy. Because it isn't both. The peacock coloured hair is a nice colour, but her dress looks like something that Helen Mirren may look better in. And if Helen Mirren could look better in your dress, then it's not for you.

Cindy Lauper
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She needs to stop sharing closets with Helen Bonham Carter.

Fergie
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No mystery as to whether or not she's wearing underwear. But at least she's wearing underwear. She almost won worst dressed on my list, but someone just managed to beat her out.

And now someone please hand out the blindfolds...

WORST DRESSED WINNER -
Adam Levine's girlfriend Anne V:
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You may be a model hun, but just because you have great legs, doesn't mean we don't notice the front of your dress was trapped in the limo door. Oh wait...it was already like that?
Oh well, least your boyfriend is wearing a shirt.

And now for a few notable mentions:
BEST DRESSED MALE -
Mr Tony Bennett:
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No matter the age, he is a classy man as always.

BEST DRESSED GROUP SHOT
Weird Al Yankovic and the family
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Nothing says love like Daddy/Daughter matching.

MOST QUESTIONABLE INVITE
Rebecca Black
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I want to pull a Black Friday joke on this. But she already has it tough. Least the dress looks kid-friendly cute.

BEST BACK UP DISCO BALL
Jessie J
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She's also great as mirrors, a mosaic hanging, and a new character for Terminator.

MOST INTERESTING SHOULDER PAD
Sasha Gradiva
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Also up for a role in Terminator, I don't even know who she is, or what she sings. She obviously doesn't need a bodyguard.

LADY GAGA CATEGORY
Lady Gaga
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She just has her own category because she's Lady Gaga. Despite the trampoline safety net she has around her face, I'm glad to see she's wearing shorts. Or underwear at all.

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    1. Thanks Rach :D Puts my "work" time into productive use haha

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  2. Good stuff Mel! Although Nicki Minaj was my worst dressed - mostly because she scared me when I saw her outfit! Either way, I'm glad to see you are working hard at work.

    Oh, and roll call me???
    http://musicalmusingsofmine.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. I'm ALWAYS working hard at work haha ;D

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