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!