2009 Grammy Awards- Arrivals
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards went down last night at the Staples Center. While the red carpet this year was a tad blah and boring to me, I have to bring it to you regardless:
Jennifer Hudson made her appearance in a RM by Roland Mouret trenet high neck dress and Christian Louboutin pumps. She looked fabulous, and the dress looked amazing on her. However, wasn’t feeling the pumps with this dress. Fab chick none the less. HIT
My fellow Aries, Leona Lewis, showed up in a nude Randi Rahm gown. Not really feeling the hair or the fit of the dress. Chick has a great body and she always seem to effortlessly lead us to believe otherwise. MISS.
Best dressed of the night, Miley Cyrus, hit the carpet in a Max Azria original. As she puts it, “he bedazzled it just for me”. Miley accessorized her look with a Max Azria Atelier bag, BCBG heels, and jewels from Mimi So and Atelier Swarovski. HIT
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Miley arrived and kicked it with her good friend Taylor Swift, another one of my best dressed, in an ultra fine Italian tissue weight jersey dress from Kaufman Franco with wrap around patent leather strapping, Rene Caovilla shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. They also stopped to take a quick flic with LL Col J:
The hostess with the mostess Kim Kardashian rocked a silvery-white Toni Maticevski mini dress with a short train in the back, Bochic jewels, and Christian Louboutin Fortuna platform pumps. Love the look, the hair, makeup, everything. Fab look for Ms. Kardashian indeed. HIT
My fave country bad girl, Carrie Underwood, looked golden in a Zuhair Murad gown and Johnathan Amdt jewels. She looks amazing, perfect for the Grammys. HIT
Keyshia Cole came out looking… umm… pretty? Not feeling this mini-dress with sheer covering over it at all. And this Damiani statement necklace did not make it better. MISS
Chrisette Michelle looked fabulous dawling! Love the lace texture on the dress and those shoes are dope. HIT
Katy Perry looked funky and fun in a bubble gum pink Basil Soda gown and H. Stern jewels. It’s a fab look for the always out there, and mostly always half naked Katy. HIT.
She also kicked it with mommy-to-be M.I.A.:
M.I.A. rocked a Manish Arora dress and GOLA by Christian Lacroix sneakers. I would put it as a MISS, but we have come to expect this from her. BTW, the day of the Grammy’s was her due date. But I couldn’t tell by the way she was hopping up and down on stage. LoL.
Jordin Sparks was puttin’ on for her city in an Arizona-based designer, Debra Davenport, gown and Damiani jewels. Chick looked fab and not corny as she usually does. HIT
Letoya Luckett made an appearance on the red carpet in a fuchsia pink mini dress and Christian Louboutin sky blue pumps. Love the mix of color, the hair, the make-up. It all makes sense. HIT
Fantasia wore a glittery blackish-silverish halter dress and Loree Rodkin jewels. While I love the hair and make-up, not loving the dress… on her. MISS
Paula Abdul looked a hot-ass “I’m trying way too hard” mess in Basil Soda. The fabric was too much, the pleats was too much, and the shoulder and waist dress accessory was too much. MISS
Paris Hilton looked like she confused the Grammy’s for Friday night at Les Deux in this 2003 Versace mini dress. MISS.
Karina Pasian rocked a cute maxi dress, and looked fab while doing so. HIT
Estelle went space age on us, and I can’t say I’m loving it. At all. Although her make-up does look very nice. MISS
Angela Simmons, in an ivory mini dress and red pumps, and Vanessa Simmons, in a canary yellow asymmetrical dress and nude sandals, arrived looking fab. Loves it. HIT, for both girls.
Bad Boy’s new bad girl Janelle Monae showed up in her usual fun stuff. A tuxedo blazer, a Victorian blouse, jeans and riding boots. It’s a good look for her. HIT
Solange left me disappointed. I’m so used to her coming hard on the red carpet, but she didn’t. I must admit, I do love the straightened hair look on her. But for lack of creativity, thus leading to disappointment, MISS.
A healthy Natalie Cole hit the carpet looking fabulous. HIT
Now, on to the couples:
T.I. and Tiny came out. I was actually expecting T.I. to look a lot more dapper, while Tiny showed up in her usual Herve Leger. I actually like how it fit her this time. I also like how her curls fall. I must say though, I am sick and tired of the HL thing. If you gonna do it, at least kill it. For a couple effort, MISS.
Robin Thick and Paula Patton made a cute couple in complimenting black looks, with Paula adding a splash of nude color. He looks dapper as all hell, and for a team effort they get a HIT. But Paula deserves to be looked at alone:
Love the fit, not loving the dress. MISS.
Ne-Yo hit the carpet with his girlfriend. While he looks good, she looks cheap. Damn Ne-Yo, you couldn’t just drop an extra $6,000 to have June Ambrose hook her up too? It wouldn’t hurt your pocket much. For the group effort, MISS.
Snoop Dogg and his wife Shante hit the carpet. First question, why is his pants crushed? And where is he going with those white rimmed glasses? As for Shante, I like the fact that she whipped out those Stella McCartney pumps I have had my eye on. I actually like her look and her make-up looks great. But for a group effort. MISS.
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