After pouring through countless photos of celebrities I finally have it. Here’s my list of favorites from the 2016 Grammy Awards. To be honest I was a tad disappointed with the slim amount of favorites this year. The New York Times said it was a ‘muted’ night for fashion and I would have to agree. However, there were noteworthy looks at last night’s 2016 Grammy Awards and I’ve compiled a list of the highlights in no particular order.
Bella Hadid in Alexandre Vauthier Couture is giving me Elvira 2016 and I love it. I’m glad she chose a theme and stuck with it. She made the list because her makeup is flawless. This is a major win for her makeup artist. The Bulgari snake bracelet works well with this macabre look. Nothing is out of place here.
Alessandra Ambrosio in Versace is divine. The dress fits her perfectly and is daring enough for the Grammys. I’m in love with her eye makeup and her hair is simple and not a hair is out of place. I would have paired a less embellished shoe with this dress but the shoes are Giuseppe Zanotti so I’m giving her a pass.
Taylor Swift in Versace is a vision. I love the neon color blocking. And that Anna Wintour bob suits her well. I would change the shoe though. If I were her stylist I’d give her nude pantyhose. I need her legs to be all one tone to stand against the beautiful backdrop that is the skirt and train. I’d also give her a pointed toe, neon pink, high heel pump. The drama of that skirt is crying out for “Barbie” toe and that can only be accomplished with the aforementioned pump. I love the look. It’s just enough drama for the occasion and the colors are young and fresh which is fitting for a woman of her age.
Keltie Knight is giving us an elegant twist on the beach babe. She’s got loose waves flowing around her face and I love how the only skin showing is that deeeeeeeeeep plunge of a neckline. She looks elegant and she really didn’t have to accessorize thanks to the glittering detail work on this gown. Good for you Keltie.
Sam Smith looks phenomenal. I love a man in a suit and he wore this look very well. His hair is well coiffed and his facial hair is immaculate. The suit is tailored to perfection and he looks like a true gentleman. Thank you Sam for being the beacon of light for how young men ought to represent themselves.
Carrie Underwood receives an honorable mention in this black, Nicolas Jebran gown. Zoom in and you will see her hair and makeup is impeccable. Her dress is beautiful. I just wish that she chose a different bust style. The embellished bust doesn’t flatter her petite upper half. I would have loved to see a straight across neckline in the same fabric as the rest of the gown. I think it would look lovely and more flattering to her body type.
Ellie Goulding in Stella McCartney. The back of this dress is exquisite. I probably would have altered it to hug her waist a bit more. I also would have hidden the tattoo with makeup so that it didn’t compete for attention with the back for the dress. She looks beautiful. She’s on this list because while her look is lovely it is rather safe. How do you feel about the understated jewelry?
Anna Kendrick in Emanuel Ungaro looks very well put together. I just think the black sheer paneling ages her a little. Her Jimmy Choo shoes are what I would have paired with Alessandra’s Versace gown.
Selena Gomez looks stunning in Calvin Klein but in combination with that hair the look reads pageant. I’m thinking an up-do would help this dress stand out. I also wish the cutouts were diamond shaped to accentuate her curves and flatter her figure even better. That being said she still looks gorgeous.
Tori Kelly in Gauri and Nainika is flawless. She is impeccably groomed; hair, dress and all. However, this look ages her. I’d expect to see this gown on an industry veteran rather than a Best New Artist nominee.
There you have it. My favorites from the Grammy red carpet. Hey, be sure to check out the Grammy Foundation which strives to cultivate awareness of the impact music and arts education have on our culture, and MusiCares which provides financial, medical and other support for those in the music community when they are in need. To learn more visit www.grammy.org/musicares and www.grammy.org/grammy-foundation.
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