Saturday, 23 February 2013

2013 GRAMMY Awards Fashion

2013 GRAMMY Awards Fashion

CBS was very clear about this year’s 55th Annual Grammy Awards. They didn’t want to see any exposed breasts, no nipple slips, no exposed derrieres, no exposed anything’s. They just want a good, clean show!
An email leaked and posted to Deadline shows CBS’s “wardrobe advisory” for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. In it, network heads ban exposed female breasts, buttocks, and genitals, and other curiosities like organization-boosting lapel pins.
Extract: CBS Program Practices advises that all talent appearing on camera please adhere to Network policy concerning wardrobe. Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible “puffy” bare skin exposure

So who would come close to defy the 2013 Grammy dress code?
Katy Perry, in a floor-length Gucci gown, just about held the conduct code requiring that breasts would be “adequately covered”.
A risqué RiRi showed off her nipple rings through a stunning custom red Alaia dress.
Who hit a sartorial high and managed to walk the tricksy line of sass without the crass?
Who went all-out on the beauty front and who was the Grammys beauty queen?

Carrie Underwood - nominated for two Grammy awards was one of the first celebrities to hit the red carpet at the Los Angeles Staples Center. She wore a black, strapless Roberto Cavalli gown (photo) and the lace and embroidered, curve-hugging provided an elegant mermaid silhouette look. Her sweetheart neckline was a perfect cut to show off her 381-carat diamond necklace from Johnathon Arndt. Yes you hardly need many accessories when you’re wearing a $31 million necklace!

She paired the look with sculpted tumbling curls and a Swarovski black satin hexagon “Gala” box clutch with white crystal border
Carrie’s necklace featured 381 carats of oval, pear, marquis and round brilliant white diamonds, according to a press release from the jeweller. The amazing necklace was one of the most talked about pieces of jewelry during the awards ceremony. The 29-year-old “Blown Away” singer told E! news (quote via People): “It’s heavy on my soul,” ...“It’s 381 carats of gorgeousness. I’m afraid someone is going to tackle me and steal it.”It’s worth more than me,” she added humorously.
No Mike Fisher hockey tackle was required on the night though! Forbes recently named Carrie the second highest-earning ‘American Idol’ star, as she made $5 million between May 2011 and May 2012. Add hubby’s Mike Fisher’s hockey salary of $4 million and the two would have to work for three-plus years to pay for it if it went astray!

Taylor Swift - Nominated for three awards, she took to the red carpet in a Greek goddess-like gown - Photo - Photo
The angelic “Begin Again” country singer looked sophisticated and sexy in a J. Mendel Spring 2013 confection with metallic sequin-embellished straps at the plunging neckline and wore open back silver Jimmy ChooLance’ sandals (Image) These strappy shoes feature double ankle-straps and mirrored silver patent leather. Lance is available in several colours at Jimmy Choo/ Jimmy Choo UK and mirrored silver at Net-A-Porter
Taylor kept true to her latest fashion colour obsession of white which she donned at People’s Choice Awards, Principales Music Awards, and the NRJ Music Awards. The gown’s plunging neckline was softened with accordion pleats and a metallic beaded bodice.

Taylor Swift Red Carpet
55th Annual Grammy Awards Feb 10, 2013 

Her safe hairstyle was Grammy sweet with a braided headband woven into her chignon which she wore at the pre-telecast award event. Other accessories included understated jewels with Lorraine Schwartz yellow diamond earrings, Ofira ring and Jaimin with Lorraine Schwartz bracelet. She choose a neutral makeup, with a tad of edgy eyeliner (Taylor Hair / Make-up)
After her circus-themed (and Harry Styles-dissing) rendition of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," Miss Swift stayed in the audience. Who was by the single star's side for the spirited evening of fangirl-dom? No it wasn't Swift's usual high-profile gal pals but, a source revealed to Us Weekly it was Claire Waterman (photo) the daughter of celeb jewelry designer Cathy Waterman
The 23-year-old Tay perfected a new expression: Number One fan sing-along face! After opening the big show:
Taylor Gif - Taylor sure does <3 The Lumineers - Taylor Gif 2 - And girl just wants to have fun - Taylor Gif 3 -  She called out Harry Styles - Taylor Gif 4 - Taylor obviously loves Mumford & Sons!  - Taylor Gif 5
It was a case of “Best Friends Forever 2”? When Lena Dunham got a cuddle/ bear hug from Swift - Photo
Lena was there to support her boyfriend, Jack Antonoff from Fun - whose song, “We Are Young”, won song of the year.

Miranda Lambert – The Grammy Best Country album nominee and reigning x3 CMA vocalist graced the carpet in a sexy black gown. Like Carrie Underwood she chose a black number with a Roberto Cavalli design - Photo
It had a plunging neckline (slightly ignoring the Grammy advice not wear overtly racy attire) and styled the sexy cut with oversized floral-like drop earrings, a chunky-style cuff bracelet, and silver box clutch.

Miranda Lambert
55th Annual Grammy Awards Feb 10, 2013

She opted for a wavy half-up, half-down style to go with a smoky eye, light pink lip colour, and a gold and blue triangle moon manicure - Miranda Make up / hair
"I know it's crazy to wear a dress with a train at the Grammys, people keep stepping on it," she said. Asked if she had gotten the memo about the Grammy dress code she raised an eyebrow and said, "I'm country; I wasn't going to exactly be having my cheeks hanging out."
Later for her Grammy performance she changed into a short sequinned number, whilst upping the “sexy” it was less flattering than her classy gown.

Faith Hill – A Grammy Presenter, she wore a stunning knee-length black dress.
The 45-year old, red carpet veteran donned a J. Mendel Pre-Fall 2013 cocktail dress (Fashion Pic).The LBD featured a glittering beaded necklace collar, a sheer bodice, confetti-like sequins, and a figured-enhancing sweetheart neckline. Detail was added on the front panel of the skirt in the form of a subtle floral design.

Faith Hill
55th Annual Grammy Awards Feb 10, 2013

She wore shiny pair black patent Tom Ford shoes, her hairstyle was refined chic do, and accessorized with her hottie C2C Festival headline husband Tim McGraw and carried a Bottega Veneta clutch & Lorraine Schwartz sapphire jewelry.
Faith’s confidence showed with flashes of her gorgeous smile and had was not embarrassed to hide her adult teeth braces.

Her full set of metal braces were highly invisible and rather than allow the dental hardware steal her spotlight, she accessorized the metal frames with extremely pale pink rubber bands.
Other stars have gone with clear trays like Invisalign to correct their teeth.
As a celeb Faith has to work hard for beauty and maintains effortless perfection. For her it’s never too late to get annoying and uncomfortable dental problems fixed which she may have overlooked during the teen years!

Kimberly Schlapman – One of the Little Big Town’s quartet Best Country Duo/Group winner went for a fun look in her cream feathery strapless gown by Maria Lucia Hohan - Group Photo (by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Karen Fairchild – Fellow LBT pal wore a black Dolce & Gabbana number.

Other Grammy Singers / Celeb’s
Adele – The Grammy album of the year presenter and winner of Best Pop Solo Performance for “Set Fire To The Rain”, choose not to wear her traditional black with a refreshing and long overdue change with a shorter version of her Valentino Spring 2013 Couture dress. Her red-and-black embroidered frock with a full voluminous skirt was styled with matching flower print pumps. She accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and wore a sweeping updo with a signature retro beehive, voluminous lashes and glossy lips to completed her Brit look Make up, hair pic - Fashion pic
The sleeves of her Giorgio Armani dress were tight had a high neck. It looked both frumpy and a little uncomfortable.
Adele is set to perform at the Oscars with her Bond song, “Skyfall” nominated.

Alexa Chung - Another Brit, the DJ and TV presenter, who is sometimes known to prefer edgy, androgynous looks here in a Valentino Red tea-length dress looked somewhat in this ‘50s inspired number making a ladylike red carpet statement.
The flirty, pretty daisy-printed frock was paired with a grey pumps, no jewels and wore a bold lip to match the Grammy walkway.

Alicia Keys – The post-Super Bowl singer who was nominated for the producer of the year arrived sporting another body-con Azzedine Alaia design – Photo . The black formfitting dress hugged the singer’s curves in all the right places and the fishtail silhouette offered a mermaid-like sexy snug fit. The midriff-baring criss-cross bodice in a dramatic crocodile embossing upped the sex appeal even further. The 32-year-old completed her look with matching black and white, snake-detailed earrings and a diamond Serpent, snake detailed Lorraine Schwartz cocktail ring.

Allison Williams – The “Girls" star was Katy Perry's Grammy date for the big event. During a Feb. 7 appearance on Anderson Cooper Live, Williams, star of HBO Girls and daughter of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, revealed she was going to be Perry's date to the Grammys. "She's the hottest date," Williams, 24, said. "She's a friend of mine and she's nominated as she should be. I can't wait to go."

Katy Perry & Allison Williams
55th Annual Grammy Awards
Feb 10, 2013

Allison looked fabulous in strapless column dark-hued gown by Kaufmanfranco. The gown was not beaded, but actually, dripping in bling, was encrusted with black diamonds. She wore geometric drop earrings and a cocktail ring from Stephen Webster. Casual waves and smokey eye makeup provided the finishing touches to a winning look

Beyoncé Knowles - After stunning in black leather and lace and blowing out the lights at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show the ‘Love on Top’ nominee left her skin-baring gowns at home (did she read the email) and opted for a black-and-white jumpsuit by Osman from The Spring 2013 collection. Something out-of-the-box-monochrome-mime-artist look she donned Jimmy Choo ‘Kalpa’ sandals and Swarovski’s ‘Gemma’ clutch complemented the suit, finishing the look with a sleek ponytail and a pearlscent lip - Make Up / Hair

Carey Mulligan - The newly wed donned a black jumpsuit to support her husband (they are a private couple), Marcus Mumford from Mumford and Sons - Photo

Carly Rae Jepsen - Canadian singer/songwriter songstress looked like a lovely mermaid in her shimmering Roberto Cavalli creation. "I tried on like eight different ones before I knew," she told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet. Her signature heavy bangs and some blue eye shadow completed her look. Carly revealed that she experienced a Princess moment in her Cavalli frock. The 'Call Me Maybe' singer explained "I’m such a girl sometimes. I tried on eight different dresses until I knew. When I put on this dress it felt like the moment in Disney's A Little Mermaid when Ariel gets her human legs." arrives at the 55th Annual GRAMMY) - Photo

Estelle – The British singer went retro with her relaxed locks, using clever copper hues to add dimension to her curls which have been tonged into classic loose waves. “To recreate a similar vintage look, prep your hair with a heat protection spray and blow-dry it,” explains Jessica. Sharing the secret she spilled:  Once dry, tong your hair to create waves starting at  eyebrow level to the ends, then lightly spray it with hairspray to give it hold and keep your ‘do in place - Photo

Florence Welch – Joining the Brit pack, the dual nominee with her porcelain-perfect skin and wearing her flame-hued hair in an updo she was another star with a mermaid-like ensemble wearing a custom made Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown with matching shoes and clutch - Fashion Pic
She told E! "I’ve worn Givenchy to every Grammy Awards that I’ve been to.
I’m very lucky and Riccardo Tisci is so generous and he’s such a genius. He sent sketches and different coloured sequins across and for me, with my hair colour it really works; it’s exactly the same shade as my eyes.”
It was certainly a head-turner, some quarters referenced it as a “sparkly dinosaur”, and others applauded her for bringing the fun to the Grammys. Adding a sultry element to the dress was a thigh-grazing slit that showed just the right amount of skin.
The singer accessorized with matching green strappy sandals and a box clutch, also by Givenchy. In addition to a bevy of rings, the look was finished with gilded nails, a moody red lip colour and face-framing strands of the singer’s famous red locks - Photo

Jenna Jameson – The “actress” / “Adult star” Jameson wore a fully covered highly respectable floor-length long-sleeved gold brocade gown. Shock?! Mmmm maybe not! The CBS censors could rest peacefully, as Jenna with her blonde Miley/P!nk weave kept all of her lady bits completely covered in the demure outfit - Photo.
Rather baffling as to why she attends the Grammys I’m sure she not a vocal coach and has in the past been known for alternative oral skills. The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco also attended the awards!
With retired Mexican American mixed martial artist, former Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz a UFC Hall of Famer (Ultimate Fighting Championship) by Jenna’s side I can only assume they are a LA celeb couple. The couple have taken everything back regarding their domestic violence case and Jenna explains that "everybody makes mistakes." Jenna is now the proud mother of 3 year old twins, Jesse Jameson and Journey Jette, (Photo) and a loyal wife to Tito Ortiz and takes family seriously.
Back in April 26, 2010, Ortiz was arrested for felony domestic violence at the couple's Huntington Beach, California home. This was amid accusations by both parties against each other, with Ortiz accusing Jameson of being erratic and addicted to OxyContin, while she alleged that he was abusive.

Jennifer Lopez – Attending the 55th Annual Grammy Awards (along with Pitbull) to present Adele with her award, Jennifer pushed the limits of the 2013 Grammy Awards tightened dress code. She virtually wore only half of a gown with her BEYOND SEKSI Anthony Vaccarello Spring 2013 design; an asymmetrical wonder that exposed her entire (perfectly toned) right pin, that Angelina Jolie leg jut just won’t go away (thankfully) - a whole lotta toned leg with an AJ impression!

Too leggy or Grammys-appropriate glam? - Fashion pic - Photo
It was “a little shoulder and a little leg,” as JLo described it on the red carpet. The other flash came with her sky-high, metallic-accented heels and a matching Jimmy Choo ‘Charlize’ envelope clutch and she wore Tom Ford ankle-wrap platform sandals.
These shoes are from the Spring 2013 collection featuring black snakeskin and brass ankle-cuff. They’re available online in coral snakeskin at Neiman Marcus
She accessorized with Norman Silverman Diamond stud earrings, white and yellow diamonds bracelets and diamond rings. A high top knot, a bronze glow and dagger-shaped nails that were overlaid with gold leafing completed the look.

Jennifer Lopez was with her boyfriend Casper Smart, in the Grammy audience sitting alongside Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban!

What could they possibly be talking about?
Was it just “Idol” talk with the former 2012 judge Jennifer making some “smart” moves gettin’ the latest “Lo-down” happenings on the America talent show from Mr.Urban? Only “Kidding”?

Jennifer Lopez’s Grammy through-the-years look:
February 24, 1999: sequined gold mini-dress / February 23, 2000: plunging Versace gown
January 31, 2010: curve-hugging Versace dress / February 13, 2011: leg-baring Emilio Pucci mini-dress

Kate PiersonThe red-headed 64-year-old singer outfit was described by Yahoo! as: “Remember that woman from the B-52s who used to dance around in wacky outfits to songs like "Love Shack"? Well, the now Kate Pierson is still doing it ... but these days, the looks are less flattering and more frightening. The witchy shoes, sequined purple dress, and shocking pink hair would have been better suited for a costume party than the Grammys!- Photo  Nuff said?!

Joan Osborne - Arrived at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in a lemon full-length gown - Photo

Kaley Cuoco – A Big Bang Theory’ actress and Pop Vocal Album co-presenter with Keith Urban (photo) sported a rock ‘n roll style look with an intricately embroidered black and gold Amen jacket that she paired with a white tee and sexy leather pants.
The actress accessorized with delicate layered gold necklaces and a gold and black Stark ‘Brilliance’ clutch.

Katy Perry – The ‘Wide Awake’ songstress She went with a head-turning style quotient with this minty-fresh design from Gucci’s Resort 2013 collection – Fashion Pic - Photo - * Photo - Hair / make up
The super-tight, green dress featured a heavily embellished keyhole detail that was quite gaping.
Katy walked the Grammy red carpet with her good pal Allison Williams (aka Marnie from Girls) and later joined boyfriend John Mayer, and Williams met up with boyfriend Ricky Van Veen inside the show. Perry, 28, also had major ice to show at the Grammys. She was spotted with a large oval gold and green Chalcedony ring created by Jorge Adeler.
Katy didn't exactly break the rules, she sure got CBS executives hot under the collar with the plunging green gown. Even Elton John couldn't resist a gawp and he wasn’t the only one! Ellen DeGeneres was more aware of her fashion choice than anyone. "Here I am taking a tasteful glance at Katy Perry's dress," the talk show host tweeted during music's biggest night Feb. 10, along with a picture of herself, mouth agape, posing with Perry and DeGeneres' wife, Portia de Rossi.

Kelly Rowland – The 32-year old, singer fresh off her Super Bowl performance with her former Destiny’s Child members arrived rocking the Grammy red carpet in a Georges Chakra Couture mermaid-style gown, with geometric mesh panels - Fashion Pic
As one of the evening’s presenters she too pushed the Grammys dress sense envelope with an ever-so-slightly more conservative runway version.  
Huge emerald rings and bold matching earrings from Lorraine Schwartz, along with a sleek low updo and blunt bang, completed the look - Photo

Gotye and Kimbra - The New Zealand-born singer, who made a name for herself on the Gotye mega hit – nominated for Record of the Year – showed up to the awards show in a Jaime Lee Major sheer number with gold balls affixed to it and lots and lots of baby blue tulle. Gotye, meanwhile, kept it simple in a Jack London suit and skinny tie.
Kimbra should be singing “Somebody That I Used to Know” to her stylist?
Kimbra Johnson, winner of Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Alternative Music Album and Record of The Year, posed in the press room at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty) - Photo - Kimbra Make up, hair

Kelly Osbourne - Wore her purple mane in a sleek ponytail enhanced by uber-long extensions. My Little Pony, eat yer heart out!
Natasha Bedingfield – Wore a flowing red gown on the Grammy carpet - Photo

Nicole Kidman - Was the ‘plus one’ to her hubby Keith Urban. Bringing the Hollywood touch she picked out a Vera Wang dress that was lovely on her statuesque frame - Photo
The soft metallic gown featured a delicate lacy overlay, as it flaunted the very-familiar sheer trend from the mid-thigh down.
Nicole & Keith attend
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards
Feb 10, 2013

Fred Leighton jewels, along with straight hair and radiant nude makeup completed her look.
Keith, the “American Idol” judge wore a black T-shirt, blazer, skinny jeans, and boots, which he described as being designed by “Rick Owens and a few other things”.

Rihanna – The Multiple nominee arrived and completely stunned as the “ultimate lady in red” at the 55th Grammys.
This was Grade A from Ri Ri who made quite a statement in a custom-made candy-apple-coloured, custom dress by Azzedine Alaia gown with a high neckline and enough sheer panelling to let her flaunt her sexy side. The “Diamonds” singer said the showstopper was her first choice, explaining, “I like the A-line.” The diaphanous A-line design had a long train flowed along the red carpet and had a criss-cross detail in the front that continued at the back. The look was slightly see-through and the 24-year old Barbadian beauty looked unbelievable. She wore a 100 carat diamond and platinum Serepentine bracelet made by Neil Lane jewelry. The “Stay” singer complimented the bracelet with ruby serpent rings. They were both worth $2 million. Pretty ombre curls and a red lippie completed a Grammy winning red carpet show - Photo - Photo - Hair / Make Up

Rocsi Diaz – The American television personality wore 5th & Mercer White Jumpsuit and displayed cute mini music notes on her - Photo - Photo
Solange Knowles - Sister of Beyoncé, the singer donned a shiny and slinky, emerald-green Ralph & Russo Couture gown with exaggerated shoulders and thigh-high slits. She paired it with neon orange (and studded!) heels and sported a mega afro do
Sylar Grey – She arrived wearing a sparkly full length red gown - Photo

Men’s Grammy Fashion
Al Walser – The Singer, songwriter, DJ and producer sums up his bizarre Grammy outfit by saying, "I come from outer space. I come from Liechtenstein, nobody knows where it is... the nomination is really like a moon landing for me."
Walser earned a controversial nomination for his song, "I Can't Live Without You," through the frequent use social media and by targeting Grammy voters. During the awards show, Walser found himself up against Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Avicii and Swedish House Mafia. The Grammy nom was like a moon landing for Al who went the extra space mile >> YouTube

Dierks Bentley - Photo = nothing to write “home” about?
Ronnie Dunn - Photo
Hunter Hayes - The New Artist nominee sported a stylish suit - Photo
Dominic HowardThe Muse Musician attends but who is his STUNNING !!!! guest? ! Photo *****

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran - The red-haired English singer and soon-to-be support for Taylor Swift’s RED Tour, gave a grand performance on Grammy stage, but NOT so much on the red carpet donning a poorly tailored Burberry navy tuxedo with a two-toned notch lapel and the footwear was a let down. 

Justin Timberlake - Teamed his black suit with matching black and white shoes - Photo
Timberlake, who hasn’t released an album in nearly seven years, performed his new single ‘Suit and Tie’ with Jay-Z before premiering another new song, ‘Pusher Love Girl’, on Sunday night at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
His biggest fan in the crowd was his wife, Jessica Biel. Shunning the daring dress code associated with the event, Mrs Timberlake wore a beautiful Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2013 gown - WireImage.
The navy one-sleeve gown was styled with black Casadei ‘Blade’ t-bar sandals and gorgeous statement earrings to give an overall classic, refined and elegant look.
Myspace investor Justin Timberlake is helping the social networking site revamp. He has taken a "major role" in the new direction of Myspace after it emerged he was one of those behind a $35m deal for the ailing social network. The singer turned actor, who starred as Facebook investor Sean Parker in the Hollywood hit The Social Network, took a stake in Myspace along with the online advertising company, Specific Media. -

Mumford & Sons - Nominees and Winners, Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Country Winston-Marshall, and Ted Dwane Red Carpet - Photo

2013 Grammy Picture Galleries at -

Grammy’s Glamcam 360
Allison Williams 360% view - / Rihanna - /
Miranda Lambert -
Carrie Underwood - / Carly Rae Jepsen - /
Katy Perry -

** Grammy 2013 Slideshow (53 pics) -
Grammys 2013: Most Memorable Moments (17 pics) -

SOURCESUSA Today, Stylenews,, RCFA, Getty Images

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