A #Grammys dress code for everyone appearing onstage during the Grammys telecast? Yes, it’s true! In preparation of last night’s ceremony, CBS sent out a memo to all talent appearing on camera politely reminding them about the network’s wardrobe policy.
The #Grammys Dress Code
The network encouraged celebrities to cover their butts, boobs and “genital region.” That last part is very important because it prevents anyone at home from seeing any “puffy” bare skin. I’m a bit confused on what constitutes “puffy” bare skin near the genital region, but I’m pretty sure that there’s a cream for that. CBS also wanted to make sure no one forgot to cover the bums and boobies – apparently, thong-type costumes and bare sides and/or under curvature of the breasts is classified as “problematic” for TV.
But in true rocker-style there were a few defiant celebrities that caused YES moments throughout the red carpet arrivals and we have our favorites right here…
Check out these celebrity Grammy appearances compared before/after “Memo-gate” and tell us, if it’s a mere coincidence or outright dress code defiance…
Jennifer Lopez’ Grammy dress stepped out – in full Angelina Jolie style, with her full right leg flashing in glory in a black Anthony Vaccarello gown. She paired her #Grammys dress with a black and gold envelope clutch, and swept her hair back with a chic top knot.
Her look isn’t as revealing as last year’s Grammy bling look but it definitely breaches this year’s dress code mandate by CBS… what did you think of J. Lo’s look?
Last year Carrie Underwood wore Gomez-Gracia’s long-sleeve backless “Starlet” Grammy dress featuring intricately embroidered sequins on tulle. This year, Carrie went for a sophisticated look in a Roberto Cavalli gown and a 381-carat diamond necklace. What do you think of Carrie’s #Grammys dress? (Did you see that Etch-A-Sketch dress shat she performed in? WOW!)
Last year, Rihanna donned a black silk custom Giorgio Armani Grammy dress gown. The dress featured a plunging neckline, complimented by a high slit, a dramatically open back and a mermaid silhouette cascading into an elegant train – (according to E! News) inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer’s character in ‘Scarface’ – this gown definitely didn’t leave much to the imagination. But last night, she wore a custom Azzedine Alaia dress, Neil Lanejewelry, and Manolo Blahnik shoes.
Taylor Swift is know for playing it “safe” on the red carpet and she certainly did that last year wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress, Prada shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. This year, we didn’t expect her to come out on the red carpet with anything too risqué and she delivered wearing a J Mendel dress that had a little Grammy edge with silver straps. We’re not at all surprised that Taylor’s Grammy dress stayed within the Grammy dress code…although we appreciate her pushing the limits!
What did you think about the red carpet looks from tonight’s Grammy telecast? Were you surprised by any looks? Did you love them all? Do you think the #Grammys dress code affected any fashion statements this year? Share your thoughts in the comments below…
For many of those who work in corporate America, this time of year can be exceptionally festive. Business may be up or it might be down, but no doubt about it the office Holiday party is often the “happening” event of the season. It’s the time where showing your co-workers that you are more than just business suits and glasses. Check out a few different ways to “conquer” your office party in celebrity style.
This past week Fergie sparkled in a Monique Lhuillier red sequined dress at the Voli Lights Vodka “Cell Phones for Soldiers” Benefit Party. This look is perfect if you are going as the “attention” grabber for the nights.
If Fergie’s $3500 dress does not fit your budget, no worries you can still get the look-for-less with this Alice + Olivia dress for only $300.
If sequin is your thing, but you would like to tone it down a bit, sequin pants are always a great way to go for the party. They still provide the oomph, but at a less eye grabbing rate.
One of the trends you can also use for holiday party this season is the layering effects, glam up your plain white blouse with a sparkle sweater to achieve the layering look. You can also brighten the outfit with a punch of color with colorful booties.
If you’re the host ‘When in doubt’, always grab the trusty cocktail dress like Alicia Keys was seen rocking and off you go. Cocktail dresses are so versatile and allowed to be dress up in numerous ways with different earring, clutches, shoes, watches, necklaces, the options are endless.
Famed fashion designer, Rachel Roy will visit the Wendy Williams show tomorrow and will be sharing a few ideas on how to take your office look from day to holiday party night with these few tips…
TIP #1. Make sure to use your shoes and statement jewelry as stand out accessories. They’ll take any outfit from drab to fab within seconds.
TIP #2. Make your holiday cocktail dress, office appropriate with a few layers. You can opt for a thin turtleneck underneath a strapless dress or a quality cut blazer and extend the lift of your dress all year long!
TIP #3. Make your look pop with a high color jumpsuit! You can tone the look down in the office easily with a blazer and turn it up after hours with a body chain, pumps and more…
Now that you’ve got a few ideas you can use…How will you dress up to your holiday party?
Looking for a way to freshen up your deep hued winter wardrobe? Not quite sure how to incorporate or layer the spring and summer trend into the colder months? Floral’s are normally associated with Spring not Winter or Fall, well no more. Now you can do Winter Florals with a few quick tips and get the most out of your entire wardrobe from Spring to Winter.
Buy or Pair With Deep Colors: Black tights, marron, oxblood, navy and emerald are great hues to pair with florals.
Add Leather: Motorcyle jackets scream Fall and toughen any look even florals.
Pair with boots: Doc Martins, Riding boots or Thigh-Highs, Fall is the season for boots. Pair them with feminine pieces like florals.
Try printed Deimn: printed jeans are very on trend, so try wearing floral printed jeans. It’s the easiest way to trend two trends in one look.
With most trends, it’s all about freedom of expression and having fun trying out something new! Not too sure that winter floral trends are right for you, try it out first with simple accessories like adding a leather jacket or boots first and let us know how it works out!
Have you ever tried dipping into the winter floral trend? What’s your favorite accessory to pull off a full winter floral look?
A calming mood was set at Milk Studios as “Manhattan” by Cat Power played and the lights dimmed low just in time for the first look for Costello Tagliapietra. The inspiring collection was filled with wonderfully ruched wrap dresses, beautiful draping, muted cool tones of blue, green, coral, and the duo designers unique “AirDye” dying technique. Hair for the show was tasseled and wind-blown while makeup for the models was slightly dramatic with a combined rosy eye and cheek look. Many of the collections ruching and pleated looks are very forgivable and will wear well on a variety of body types. The many day- to-night dresses will go over well with the busy working woman on the go. Overall once this RTW collection will be wearable once it hits the store shelves early next year.
MAKEUP: M. A.C.
MUSIC: The Mishapes
HAIR: Rita Hazan Salon
NAILS: Essie for Beauty.com
Recently, I’ve been on a fashion hunt unlike any other…for the ultimate red dress. As you know, I’m a fan of the Calvin Klein sheath dress — it’s just one of those pieces that can transform from the boardroom to the nightlife with just the change of a few accessories. However, since my trip to London and scooping out the amazing fashion & accessory game that Great Britain has to offer, I’m looking for more! Within the past two weeks back in the States, I’ve noticed a few candidates in my haute dress obsession on Serena Williams, Eva Longoria and a few other celebs that has me seeing red all over…
From luxurious sexy lady in red with Serena Williams to lady on a budget with Eva Longoria’s dress, a woman can supply the right amount of sexy from any pricepoint in a great fitting red dress. Which stunning red dress would you wear?
It’s official! Spring has sprung and although there has been few traces of a cold front returning – we can seriously get into spring florals and fashions this season! From roses to daisies and every floral design in between – we reveal a few of our favorite designer dresses that will inspire you into floral fashions this spring and beyond.
Tackle The Trend Tips:
Toughen It Up – Take a dainty floral dress and toughen it up with a leather belt around your waist and chunky leather sandals…
Tone It Down – Tone down a bright floral maxi dress with your go-to denim jacket and a pair of dark brown leather sandals…
Class It Up – Dignify a floral dress with a black background by adding a lightweight black blazer and black wedge sandals…
Either way you rock it, a floral dress is one of the most versatile pieces you can wear this season! Check out a few of our favorite designer floral frocks that’ll get you ready for floral fashions in no time!
What’s your favorite floral pattern for Spring and MUST HAVE accessory for floral dresses? Let us know below!
With store shelves filling up with more and more of the hottest colors this spring, a girl’s gonna need some tips on how to rock the color right. This week we’re loving Bright Chartreuse — a blend of apple, lime and neon yellow tones. Below, some of our favorite ways to wear it from the runway to everyday and beyond.
TIP: Take on the season’s maddest shade in a dainty silhouette. A skirt suit or slip dress adds a soft touch to the over-the-top color.
TIP: Hesitant to invest in head-to-toe neon? Try easing into the trend with fluorescent accessories like a belt or clutch — they flawlessly complement khaki.
Are you looking forward to rocking Chartreuse this Spring? What are some of your favorite spring trend colors you’re eyeing this season?
The latest trend for style savvy fashionistas is out! Tulip shapes are in for Spring! Typicially, April showers bring May flowers but this Springtime silhouette is perfect for almost any body type whether its officially Spring or not!
For my ladies who are a little more top heavy than others, you definitely want to use volume, colours and pattern to take the eye to the lower half of the body and create balance through the body. Avoid volume and detail at the bust, keeping your top-half simple, but without hiding the waist line. The easiest way to show off your best assets is in the hottest silhouette of the season – the tulip shaped dress!
Check out DVF’s version of the tulip shaped dress – perfect for Spring! A key silhouette for Spring, the Dallas is a modern take on the classic shift. Its subtle tulip shape is sophisticated enough for work and playful enough for cocktails. With front pockets, deep pleats and additional pockets at side seam.
Would you venture into Spring’s hottest trend with this shape-loving dress?
Jason Wu for Target finally hit store shelves on Sunday, February 5th and if you’re a size medium or larger, you were pleasantly surprised at what you found on store shelves way after the shopping crowds died down.
I’ve been a fan of designer Jason Wu for a while now and we’ve covered several of his collaborations inside and outside of the fashion arena. Since the initial announcement of the Jason Wu for Target line being released there was a lot of murmurings & rumors questioning the designs and if the sizes would run true to size or possibly smaller. You’d imagine my surprise when I arrived to Target to find that in fact the sizes ran rather larger than expected. (I won’t reveal my actual number – but let’s just say that I snagged more than a few “Large” items to add to my wardrobe…) Check out a few of my cute finds below…
Honestly, I wasn’t even in the shopping mood for a coat. But the subtile pink/lace accents and overall fit of this trench coat definitely made it worth a try and a buy…
This dress jumped out at me (literally!) as the only dress of it’s kind left on the rack, I officially snatched this Audrey Hepburne-esque frock with glee! There’s just something about a frilly, flared dress that takes me back to dressing up in huge pomp & circumstance fashion for Sunday service as a child…Ah, the memories…
Believe it or not, a long comfy red sweater has been on my shopping “bucket” list for a while now. (You know, that list of staple items that you want to add to your wardrobe, but in my case – you keep forgetting to…) I like my red sweater, it leaves me with a Mr. Rogers vibe… (…And who doesn’t remember Mr. Rogers?)
Every girl needs a “happy dress”, you know – a dress with colors, patterns or shapes that when you look at it, you can’t help but be happy. In this case, nothing says “happy” like flowers & the color yellow – since this dress has both, consider it my very own “happy dress.”
Before you go and judge me for picking out the most obvious marketed design of the Jason Wu for Target Collection, hear me out first. I’ve been traveling A LOT lately and nothing is more comfortable while on a 5hr + flight than an oversized comfy tee, leggings & oversized shades (this has been my uniform coast to coast). Plus, I was able to negotiate $2 off the regular price – so duh, why wouldn’t I buy it? LOL
Last but not least, well you can simply call this one an impulse buy! *hangs head in shame* However, I am in the process of purging myself of carrying larger than life hobo bags (which at one point consistently weighed more than the size of an average 4 year old child)…so technically, I think this was one of those impulse buys that won’t leave me with buyers remorse later…
There you have it folks! Thanks to a few of my fellow budget-conscious fashionistas, you guys helped me settle on these looks while I was still inside of the dressing room… I can’t wait to mix and match them with some of my closet favorites soon
Check out some of our Haute Holiday Fashions Under $50 picks! These affordable, sane price tags that leave plenty left over for your gift list. Read on for party-perfect dresses that won’t set you back more than $50, and give your budget a break–just think of this as our holiday present to you.
Sleeveless Lace Dress, $42.08 (originally $49.50) available at dELiAs.
Foil Printed Cami Dress, $44.90, available at AKIRA.
Right Angles Dress, $48, available at NastyGal.
Skater Dress with Short Sleeve, $48.18 (originally $69.08), available at ASOS.
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