We’ve handed the blog over again to our lovely Gina, who’s had her eye on the red carpet recently…here’s her take on the A Lists at the Grammys !
The 56th Grammy Awards have taken place and no, we are not at all surprised that Daft Punk ran away with Record of The Year, or that Lorde went home with Song of The Year ‘Royals’. Now the Grammys have always been an award ceremony where fashion loosens it’s reigns a little and the red carpet lights up with some incredibly eye catching frocks (not always for the right reasons!) So who hit the nail on the head this year? Did anyone think vintage would steal the show? We’ve chosen our favourites, but are they yours?
Iggy Azelea, Paris Hilton and Queen B rock floor length white column dresses by Ellie Saab, Michael Costello and House of Milani, but surprise, surprise – Beyonce not only pulls it off the best but shows us exactly how curvaceous women can really rock a daring dress!
The seventies are well and truly making a very glam comeback with the likes of American Hustle on our screens. These evening dresses take all the best elements of the decade and make their own mark on the 2014 Grammys with serious sequins and cape details. Below, Chrissy Teigen wears Johanna Johnson, a surprise choice from Natasha Bedingfield in Christian Siriano and Kelly Osbourne looks stunning in Badgley Mischka.
Three remaining outfits that left us with dress envy and nodded ever so slightly to eras gone by are these lovely ladies. Taylor Swift in a silver Gucci column dress makes us think pure Hollywood Glamour. Ariana Grande has gone for a very pretty (if not a little safe) 50s prom dress by Dolce and Gabbana (but we’re aren’t so sure about those shoes). And lastly, Miss Rita Ora is playing with 40s hair, a 60s shift with 70s sparkle flung into the 21st century – it’s a little mermaid-esque but we love it!
Last but not least, Katy Perry wow’d us in a Valentino Couture Gown. This musical notes beauty was a slightly leftwing choice for Miss Perry considering the PVC , LED light up, comic book strip inspired outifts of the past. She was quoted saying she’s done with flashing the flesh, and you know what, we think we agree – less is more Katy P!
Well that was our best dressed list! Did your favourite make it? How about your worst? How about Lorde? She won Song of the Year, so hopefully we’ll see Lorde on the “Best Dressed” lists soon enough, this year we were a little disappointed in her black, monochrome choices – but hey – this is a music awards night and she deserved to win! 16 years old and a marvel. Hurrah.
So that’s about it folks (for now)! If we can take one thing from the 2014 Grammy’s red carpet, we sure know that vintage is still very much popular and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon! (wahoo)
We’ll be back soon with more pre-loved inspiration and humbling stories! Alex and Sam x
(and of course Gina)