Wow what a Grammy awards ceremony. It was like a competition on who could look the most unique and be the least predictable, there was definitely a yearning for self-created identities in the milieu. Rihanna (who hails from Barbados - where we'd rather be right now !) arrived in a huge, high-waisted, pink Giambattista Valli design, this fairy tale pink top and puffy full skirt was over-sized and exuberant, innocent and simple, two-tiered with the paradox of being striking. She looked like a sweet, sumptuous wedding cake. Her simple under-stated make-up worked well if it hadn't she could have ended up looking a little bit Lady Ga Ga ish.
Nikki Minaj turned up dressed to impress by sporting a fairly chic, sequinned fringe Tom Ford dress which afforded the wearer maximum cleavage exposure. The 32 year old rapper from Trinidad (and New York respectively) rocked this halter neck styled, figure-hugging dress for all the right reasons. Minaj's make up was simple and her hairstyle was almost regal, her look was minimalist as she strutted down the red carpet, her mood and manner was calm even though her shoe heel length was measured at 7 inches. She can handle 7 inches ! She's a strong lady right ?
The GQ-esq Nick Jonas's attendance at this 57th Grammy awards was marked by his grey and canary yellow Versace plaid suit coupled up with perfect white sneakers and a white buttoned down shirt. He looked like a heartthrob and we were all relieved that he refrained from growing a predictable hipster beard. He was clean, lean with hair full of sheen.
Kim Kardashian looked opulent and glitzy in her vintage Jean Paul Gaultier gown. The iridescent plunging neck-lined number was covered in sequins, swept the red carpet and was far from subtle, for one minute I thought I was watching a scene from Arab Idol (Middle Eastern X Factor/The voice). Someone had a rather expensive dressing gown on, that being said her tresses were perfect, the texture and tone completely on point and the nude lipstick complemented her strong olive skin tone. It doesn't make sense to harp on about hubby Kanye's cringe-worthy outburst this year. As usual he made a spectacle of himself thinking his opinion mattered the most perhaps Kanye and Russell Brand can start a sitcom together next year entitled 'self-awareness & tact what's that?' It's time to bow out gracefully because this is what these events are about.
Honouring talented, humble, creative musicians who have worked hard and mastered their craft. Hats off!
Monica Cummings, Chief Editor