• Hot! or Hmm…: The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards!

    Yes my fabulous bombshells, it’s that time of year again where thoughts of mediocrity and complacency are tossed out the window, and creativity and “outside the box” surprises are celebrated, if only, this one and only time every year.  That’s right, it’s GRAMMY Awards time!  (What did you think I was talking about?)  This is probably the first awards show for the year I’ve watched in its entirety (well, most of it anyway), and despite a few lackluster performances, obvious award snubs, and my Beyonce radar not going off at any point during the night, the red carpet fashion illuminated Los Angeles.  So without further ado, let’s get the ball rolling!

    First up is Rihanna, decked out in a gown by Jean Paul Gaultier…

    Just about all my friends absolutely abhorred this dress, but I’m one to differ.  Granted, this risque number does remind me of a gift from Christmas past, but Rihanna pulls it off.  I’m sure if anyone else wore the dress, it wouldn’t have looked as good.  And she finally has a hairstyle we can all agree on.  Hot!

    Next up is Ciara, who showed off those gams in a floor length Emilio Pucci dress…

    Ciara’s body looks AMAZING in this dress, and makes me want to start this P90X I’ve had since last year.  But the accessorizing?  Hmm… I would’ve preferred a different shoe other than her Givenchy’s.  But since she chose those shoes, the jewelry should’ve matched.  A large silver cuff a la Wonder Woman perhaps?  And her hair in a high ponytail would’ve sealed the deal for me.

    The Smiths were in full force last night on the carpet, save Jaden, who was probably prepping for his performance with Justin Beiber…

    Will looks so put together in his black suit, and so does Jada in her silver dress and Louboutin heels.  But Willow, hmm… I get she wants to be different, but there’s just way too much going on here.  The multi-colored ribbons, the cape and the 70’s platforms do not a cute ensemble make.

    Keri Hilson was in the building as well…

    She looks nice here, but I don’t see her taking any risks with this teal mini dress.  Maybe some bold accessories could have vamped up her look a bit more.

    Jennifer Hudson killed it both on the red carpet and on stage during her part in the tribute to Aretha Franklin…

    The soulful songbird looked stunning in this navy Versace gown and sky high Louboutin sandals.  I am on the fence, however, with the blond streaks in her hair.

    Jennifer Lopez was there as well…

    La Lopez proving, once again, that this – right here – is her swag.  Easily one of my favorite looks last night as she struck a pose in this silver Emilio Pucci dress and matching Louboutin heels.  Hot!

    Eva Longoria looked stunning as well on the carpet…

    Though this Ashi dress may be a little too short, I absolutely love the design.  She completes her look with Brian Atwood pumps.

    And what would a red carpet be without starlet, Kim Kardashian?

    She dazzles in this gold Kaufman Franco dress.  I’ll admit, I have seen her look better than this, so I’m not wowed, and I’m sure she’s happy that no wardrobe malfunctions took place.

    The Glee Girls were there as well with Amber Riley up first…

    Those I’m not 100% sold on the necklace/shoulder piece, I DO love the dress.  She told Ryan Seacrest that the embellishments on the her dress were actually hand painted designs.  Very creative, if I do say so myself.

    Naya Rivera wasn’t too far behind…

    And yes, she made me eat my words.  Naya looks absolutely flawless in her gray printed mullet dress and YSL Trib Too platform pumps.  She redeemed herself from her last red carpet appearance, and did it so fiercely.  Another best dressed pick for me.

    Janelle Monae was there as well, and brought the stage down with Bruno Mars and B.o.B.

    She posed for the cameras in her usual tuxedo get up, but you have to admire a girl who stays true to herself.  I’m diggin’ the sequined blazer.  Hot!

    Let’s here it for the boys with Diddy representing…

    Hmm…I’m not sold on his look last night, not to mention his shoelace being untied.  I think if the pants didn’t have that tuxedo element, his ensemble could’ve worked in his favor.

    Tyrese Gibson graced us with his presence…

    And it’s clear he found out that he was invited last minute.  Hmm…the ill-fitting blazer, the untucked shirt and the shoes… I know Tyrese can do better than this.

    Usher was there as well and also performed…

    I’m loving his look from the ankle up (though it may be a little too casual for an awards show) because those Vivienne Westwood Seditionary boots took me for a loop.  The offer no cohesion to the outfit.  An all black pair would’ve sufficed.

    And last, but certainly not least is Miss Nicki Minaj, decked out in Givenchy…

    *Channels inner Kanye and belts out “No one woman should wear all this leopard!”*  I knew Nicki would come out the box wearing something everyone would be talking about for days to come.  But what can you say?  I don’t see her toning it down anytime soon, so Nicki, let that inner feline out.

    Honorable mention goes to Drake, who looked great wearing all black.  But a full length pic of him escapes me.

    Well, Bombers and Bombshells, that’s my five cents.  What say you?

    ~Vuitton

    Claire

    Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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