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Monday, February 12, 2007

TFB Grammy Review

"I can see yo beauty on a big screen/I can see me freakin' you wit' whip cream/ I can see you on stage at the awards, wit' a dress better then Jennifer's and doin' big things/ Kick it wit' me I can mold yo life/ you lookin' good girl sho' you right/ Dre told me you tha prototype/ I can make you a celebrity overnight..."--Twista, 'Overnight Celebrity'


Hey Y'all!
The Grammy's were last night...

...and with my keen eye for fashion, I felt it only right to give my two cents on the styles on the stage and red carpet.
Everyone generally looked glamorous in their sequins, chiffon, and silk.
But there were a few hits...and there were of course a few misses.
Behold, the Fashion Bomb's Grammy Awards Review.
Hits:
Christina Aguilera...

...looked smashing. I love the simplicity and chicness of her dress. The little splash of blue trimming on her sweetheart neckline brings out her eyes and complements her platinum hair. I'm not sure if it was the dress itself or if I'm recovering from debacles like this...

...but Xtina has certainly stepped her game up.
Next Up on the hits list:

The Pussycat Dolls! Ok, ok, something about them wreaks of eau de skank, but I can't deny how beautiful the dress colors look together...or how riveting the pallette looks against their collectively tanned skins. It's a great color scheme...kudos all around!
Vanessa Minnillo:

Batted 1,000 in her sequined dress. Metallic is the new black. Don't believe me?
Take a look at Fergie:

I normally hate on Fergie's choices, but this dress is working for her. It showcases that she is indeed "up in the gym, just workin on [her] fitness." Good look.
I'm not sure why Scarlett J was there...

but her dress did a great job of accentuating her curves.
And lastly, India Arie...

Looked amazing! She's sort've a random choice, I know, but I'm feelin her hair, the color of her dress, and the gold accents. She truly represented for the brown skinned ladies...

And now for the 'misses' of the night...feel free to weigh in...

Ok. Mandy Moore should be ashamed for wearing this frumpy frock. Totally unglamorous...she even looks like she hates it!
Nelly Furtado...

...is a pretty girl, but I don't think this get-up does her any justice! From the frazzled hair to the frayed hem, nothing is working for me here.
Rihanna's dress...

looks like it's too big for her.

The back details are sick, but I've seen better on her.
Now Jennifer Hudson.

I am the biggest fan of curvy girls, and totally support flattering wardrobe choices. With that said, this red Roberto Cavalli number does nothing to accentuate the positive and hide the negative. It's in violation of Curvy Girl Wardrobe Rule # 1: Wear dark colors that slim and hide problem areas. This would've looked better in black (or navy as she wore for the Golden Globes). Plus, it didn't help that she was noticeably uncomfortable in it...she was pulling it up in every shot!
It's ok, though. You'll get 'em next time, Jen.
Lastly, Brooke Hogan designed her dress...

and it shows! Well, the design isn't bad, but the fabric is. Brooke might not have known, but she's in violation of Curvy Girl Wardrobe Rule #2: don't wear shiny fabrics! Shiny fabrics, like bright colors, accentuate what you'd like to hide. She went with satin...you see what happened. Again, better luck next time.
That's about it! Now for every one else...
I thought Mary J. looked alright on the red carpet

But looked even better on stage in her red catsuit.

She also seemed more at ease in the catsuit vs. the gown.
Ciara...

looked cute in this leggy creation.
But Beyonce...

Was kind of womp womp for me. Maybe I'm suffering from Beyonce overload?
What do you think?
Smootches!
PS Stay tuned tomorrow for my review of the DesignersforDarfur Fashion Show!
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8 comments:

Monique said...

Ok someone needs to step up to the plate right now and rescue jennifer hudson, she cannot dress and the stylist she has should be shot dead. I dont care if you are curvy, cute dresses can be worn on this chick i just feel like she chooses to look like she gets all her clothes from the $3.99 and up rack from rave, or rainbow. i would have never guessed that red dress was roberto cavalli it looks like shit. stop putting her in spandex, elasta waist velvet stretchy shit uhhhhhhhhh its bad. if they can find Toccarra, oprah and queen latifah fits they can find her something.

The Committee said...

Claire, I love your review of the hits and misses...I totally agree that The Pussycat Dolls and Christina rocked it, while Mandy kinda looked like a hippie bag lady. I did, however think you were a little hard on Rihanna. I thought she looked absolutely AMAZING. The color, the cut and the hair and jewels were so on point. She looked like a dream. Keep it coming - great post!

Bari W. said...

No, you're right Claire. Beyonce's hair, dress...whole ensemble was not flattering to me. Maybe she didn't care- and it showed.

Jennifer Hudson, try as she might, always looks just a bit off to me. Someone should properly fit her garments because I swear I can ALWAYS see her foundation garments through her dress. No need to see her spanx or girdle, etc. Just get properly fit, and it won't be an issue!

Anonymous said...

I generally think that J. Hudon looks great. This dress was just a poor choice made worse by the fact that she clearly did not feel good in it.

As a Beyonce fan I have been hugely disappointed by the fashion choices lately and this was no exception. Clealry Tina made this.

Brooke Hogan god bless her looked like an man in that dress. Makeup was waaay garish and heavy. Underneath all of that she is a pretty girl. No need for all of it.

Lastly someone please call child services. Rihanna is barely 18 and she NEVER has clothes on it's a but much for me.

diamond said...

I'M A PLUS SIZED DIVA MYSELF AND I DISAGREE WITH THE CURVY GIRL RULE #1. I ENJOY WEARING COLOR.. BLACK IS GOOD, BUT I AINT GUNNA WEAR BLACK JUST TO HIDE MY BODY. I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT PLUS SIZED WOMAN CAN WEAR ANY COLOR, BUT IT HAS TO BE SUBTLE AND BE CAREFUL WITH TEXTURE

WORD IS BOND

Anonymous said...

great commentary and choices for the looks at grammy night! I agree with you 100% on Beyonce, too! (C:

Huey P. Langston said...

Huey P. Langston will be the first to tell you that a curvy woman is the best kind of woman, but that red dress on Jennifer Hudson was just a little too much. It looks like she came straight from the carpet.

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