Whether it was Rihanna and Chris Brown's stage side cuddling, the new 'no gratuitous skin exposure dress code', or Justin Timberlake's stellar musical comeback, there were many things that made the 2013 Grammys show a great night in both musical entertainment and people watching. Watching the red carpet arrivals, it was clear that a lot of musicians or their dates clearly did not get the memo on classying it up a bit more this year. However, if I were them I'd be a bit miffed because this new dress code came out only a few days prior to the awards show and many would have already had their outfits organized. A bit more of a pre-warning Grammy's organizers please!
I always find it interesting when some get the fashion all wrong but the hair and makeup just right. Miss Jo-to-the-Lo Jennifer Lopez for instance. Hello leg! For one Angelina Jolie already did the thigh high exposed cut-off dress at last year's Oscars so there was no need to re-introduce it however, her slick and swept back bun and sexy Cleopatra eye makeup worked perfectly. She has the most beautiful dewy skin and I loved that the eyes were the focal point of the night rather than that leg.
Oh Miss Taylor Swift even though I just want you to find love for more than a few months so you don't have to keep writing these break up songs I have to give you props for your Grammy style! Although I'm getting tired of the the 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' singer I did love her stunning grecian style dress and kempt-unkempt wraparound braided updo. She has that beautiful alabaster skin and the vanilla frosting shade of the dress with bronze lining along with simple fresh makeup really make her look like Aphrodite's sweet but unlucky in love sister.
If there was a lady in red award it would go to Rihanna who took notice of the new dress code and totally redeemed herself from last years revealing white number with a drop dead gorgeous red gown. Red is such a bold color and she really complimented the boldness of the dress with a soft, wavy hair do, matching red lip, and black rimmed eyeliner. From head to toe Rihanna was my absolute favorite of hte night!
Although many celebrity fingers walked E!'s Mani-Cam last night one in particular caught our eye. Singer Kelly Rowland kept it chic and simple last night with a nude manicure paired with metallic adornment on each ring finger. This was a breath of fresh air after to many jewel encrusted, talon nail rings walked the red carpet and screamed bad taste. Want to create the look below? Kelly is wearing RGB Cosmetics nail lacquer in Toast and Flint!
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It's no wonder Butter London gets invited back season after season by some of Americas most talented fashion designers to adorn the nails of the beautiful people as they strut the catwalks. Creating custom made polishes is what they're known for and occasionally some of these actually get made into retail polishes down the road (we hope)! Here are some of our favorite looks from Fashion Week…
La Perla is all about beautiful lingerie and bare skin so it was only fitting that dare to bare nails was this years nail theme. Perfect timing too because Butter London just released their Starkers Collection, a trio of bespoke nudes designed to match every skin tone for a very chic statement. The model below is wearing Tea & Toast!
For those who love a great black nail like me, you'll love the look at Prabal Gurung. If not, think about embracing your moodier side and enjoy this fun play with textures by grabbing your favorite black nail lacquer, paint 2 coats and immediately follow with Butter London's Matte Finish Top Coat. Allow to dry and then with PD Quick Top Coat apply a thin line across the tip of the nail like you would with a french manicure. Voila - a play on matte & shiny!
From letf to right nails seen at La Perla, Dannijo and Prabal Gurung.
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Hair waits for no man….or woman. It doesn't matter if you have an important meeting or hot date, sometimes it just doesn't want to cooperate and that is what we turn to styling products for. They whip our mane into shape with a little forced attitude adjustment. One of our recent favorites is the Oscar Blandi Dry Teasing Dust. If you love a bit of height and volume you're going to love this powder containing micro fibers to build volume and create amazing texture. What we love most? If you love to tease hair for volume sprinkling a bit of this on your root area gives great trip for backcombing without damaging the hair. Voila, instant body!