The great minds at the networks scheduled the Grammys on the same night as The Bachelor. What was so wrong with having them on a nice, quiet Sunday night like usual? Mondays are my Bachelor night. I’ve invested 7 solid weeks this season 20 + Jade and Tanner’s wedding, and have been an honourary member of Bachelor Nation (nah, Bachelor The World) since its inception. So what’s a girl to do when faced with the dilemma of watch the once a year coveted Grammy Awards show or the show that kicked the term “tell me why I don’t like Mondays” to the curb? I suppose I could sit down with a bowl of snacks and ponder the options. I could make a list of pros and cons. I could meditate in hopes of clarity . . . why, why, whyyyyyy! Oh wait, I’ll hit record and watch them both. Problem solved. Yay!
I tune in to E Channel’s Grammys pre-show and watch the artists arrive at the event. Let me say that I found it a little lackluster this year. Yes, it’s the Grammys and not the Oscars, but the Grammys are the Oscars of the music industry. Not to mention J.Lo set the bar high many moons ago so I expect to see love, lust or run fashion moments. Last night it tipped towards the ho hum.
‘Cept for Ellie Goulding. Oh Miss Goulding you dazzled in that gorgeous pale pink Stella McCartney slip dress with silver chain back. Your hair was so cute in its retro 90s inspired swoosh bang. Hands down this was my favourite of the night.
Otherwise I’m giving my nod to the men this evening. The Sam’s (Sam Hunt and Sam Smith) looked dapper – Hunt in his 1/2 of the Pantone colour of the year suit, and Smith in a gorgeous streamlined navy suit, showing off his new, leaner frame. John Legend wore a cool print suit jacket, and The Biebs had fun in white jacket tux, offset by his amazing accessory, little bro Jaxon. Let’s hear it for the boys.
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I am a fan of Tory Kelly’s emerald green one shoulder gown with train, and old Hollywood hair. She looked a vision.
Kacey Musgraves multi-tonal ruffle dress would make the most content of peacock’s proud, as purples transitioned into navy and then teal and then back to navy and purple again. Armani Privé couldn’t have selected a better person to work this gown.
Taylor Swift, always the consonant high-fashion looking model, took home the music industry’s highest honour in a coral and fuchsia two piece bandeau top and full, high slit skirt. Not sure what my thoughts are on the full back Grammy panties peaking through. No, scratch that because I know my thoughts. I would have liked it a whole lot better if it was skirt alone and the undies were left to our imagination. But heck, it’s Taylor Swift. The woman cannot look anything less than perfection. She is the chicest, most glamourous of glamourpusses. I loved her slightly shorter precision cut bob reminiscent of Anna Wintour. Just as Vidal Sassoon revolutionized the 5-point angle cut, Swifty masters all 5 of her angles too.
There were a few misses of the night.
Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine looked right on point for what truly is her style, but that doesn’t mean that I have to like the Gucci number she wore. I’m just grateful that there wasn’t a hat involved.
Ciara’s gown took us to new levels in the slit department, as it made its way up past the hip bone and reached the waist. Double sided tape don’t fail us now. Next year I anticipate the pit slit because that’s all that’s left. Mercy me.
Carrie Underwood always looks so beautiful to me, but this year it just didn’t float my boat. I found it a little ho hum, dee dum. Though I did prefer it to the nightie she came out in during her performance with Sam Hunt.
So these are my picks for Grammy 2016 style – the good, the bad, the ugly and the ho hum.