In a more casual look last year
More times than not Rihanna manages to pull off styles no-one else would get away with.
She looked stunning in her risky structured and panelled tulle dress from Viktor & Rolf’s spring 2010 collection, which she bravely wore to the Grammys and her videos have always been peppered with her kooky and daring fashion personality.
However, as much as we’d like to sing the starlets praises all the time, we can’t find anything right with the outfit she decided to wear while perfroming at the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam this week.
The, outfit looks as though Rihanna’s designer ran out of fabric, while she was making what we can only think is a catsuit and the white trimming looks as though it came straight from Santa’s suit. Also underwear as outerwear maybe the new trend, but we’re not sure if Rihanna got the look right.
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Awards evenings always bring out trends we hadn’t really thought about, and this year’s Grammys have been no exception.
Although feathers have been lingering in the style aisle for a while, we haven’t seen many hit the catwalk or highstreet (unless of course you count the few which made an appearance over the Strictly Come Dancing phase.)
However, we have a feeling there will be a few more feathery styles lingering around following Rihanna’s decision to wear these at the Grammys, where she pulled off a white high-collared (and almost bridal) Elie Saab A/W 2009 dress, with a feathered neckline, perfectly.
And feathers were also the style order of the day for Lea Michele. The American actress and singer went for a short one shouldered navy cocktail dress, with a skirt covered in feathers, by Romona Keveza.
The two starlets may have picked completely opposite styles but we think the feather trend they both chose works really well.
While Lady Gaga was busy showing off her outrageous dress sense, other singers decided to go for something a little bit more key, namely Mary J Blige.
The R&B singer walked down the red carpet and performed Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” on stage with classical singer Andrea Bocelli in a cobalt blue strapless beaded jersey dress from the Roberto Cavalli Pre-Spring 2010 Collection.
We think this colour, plus the beaded detail makes it a perfect awards frock and puts Ms Blige into our best dressed list.
While many celebrities chose to turn up in a demure fashion for this years Grammys, we’re pleased to see Lady Gaga chose not to.
And the kooky singer known for her outrageous outfits definitely did not disappoint, sporting three different outfits all designed by Giorgio Armani on the night.
She arrived at the event in a purple futuristic take on what we can only describe as a prom dress, complete with a star like staff and 70s style platform shoes. We don’t know what it is about this dress, but we have to admit we love everything about it, from the many glittery bands that shape the dress to the sheer sparkly sleeves.
While performing at the event Miss G decided to go back to her trademark style,sporting a huge 80s style sleeved jumpsuit, which didn’t leave too much to the imagination. She completed the look with her famous fierce eye make up.
However we think Lady G saved her best outrageous outfit until last. She posed in a silver mini sequined dress complete with a nod to the futuristic trend and what can only be described as a comic book style hat, while showing off her two Grammys in the press room.
And unlike other designers who have in the past been rumoured not to work with Miss Gaga, Mr Armani seemed thrilled to be selected.
He said in a statement: “We hear Lady Gaga’s music everywhere we go. It is like a soundtrack of our times. In addition to her formidable songwriting skills, she is a modern fashion phenomenon. I am delighted to be creating these outfits on such an important night for her, the Grammys, and I wish her the best of luck.”
It was another evening of hair, makeup, heels and glam dresses for celebrities with the EMI Grammys taking place last night.
Singers and film starlets arrived looking turned out for the 52nd annual event in Los Angeles including Rihanna, who wore a gorgeous white high neck dress complete with feathers and sparkles. Beyonce, who scooped up a wooping six awards including song of the year, best R&B song and best R&B female vocal – all for Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), was also a winner in the style stakes wearing a plunge neck gold and white beaded dress.
And it seems white was the colour du jour for stars this year, joining Rihanna in the white stakes was R&B singer Toni Braxton, and country-pop singer Taylor Swift, who wore a white tunic style dress backstage before changing into a gorgeous sequined mermaid dress to collect her four awards.
Following the mermaid dress trend was Katy Perry who looked absolutely stunning in her sequined and organza frock next to fiance Russell Brand at the 2010 EMI Grammy Party at the W Hollywood Hotel.
Hot on the heels of Fergie’s gig as the newest face of MAC’s Viva Glam campaign, come whispers that she has signed on to be a Calvin Klein spokesmodel.
Personally, I can kind of see the MAC association better than the Calvin Klein one. While the singer looked great at the Grammys in one of his designs, the classic minimalist look isn’t usually her signature style statement.
I guess Calvin disagrees because sources at the company have described Fergie as “a perfect fit”, according to OK!. The source said that Fergie is “beautiful and fun and brings a lot to the brand.”
If the rumours are true, the Black Eyed Pea will join Eva Mendes, who has already been signed up for CK’s new fragrance campaign.
It’s great that Calvin Klein is using more ethnic, curvy models as opposed to the pale waifs of yore, but it might take a little while for the fashion community to adjust to the switch.
While E! is broadcasting the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards red carpet tonight, our Brit blogging sisters at Catwalk Queen got the goods as the event was happening last night during the Grammys. According to CQ’s Helen Lee, black was again a big trend. But instead of donning boring Little Black Dresses, Jessica Biel, Amanda Peet and Sienna Miller are proving their style credentials. Jessica and Sienna look like glamorous screen goddesses in their form fitting black dresses which seem to flow along their curves and highlight all the right areas. Helen loves Sienna’s plunging back and her make up. Amanda looks adorable as per usual in her one shouldered dress, finished off with ruffle detail and a headband…
Spring brights were blooming at the Grammy Awards tonight, with several songstresses donning bold color. Corinne Bailey Rae wore a short, electric blue frock, as did Rihanna in Zac Posen. In a violent violet, Natasha Bedingfield seems to be enjoying her Reem Acra gown. And lastly, Fergie set off her tan with a yellow Calvin Klein number.
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