Award season took another step forward last night with the annual 57th Grammy Awards — yes, that means we’re about to sprinkle your Monday with our favorite rock-n-roll red carpet looks. From sheer sequins to basic black, sexy cutouts to chic pantsuits, the celebs ran the gamut at the music industries biggest night, mostly laying off the bold, bright colors and sticking to shades of black and white. (One notable exception was Rihanna who sported a massive pink dress.) And while we’re going to hold off on offering up Madonna and her derriére (you can find that aplenty on Dr. Google), we are going to give you a peak at what we think were the winners in the style department. Here we go!
Whether slim and sleek or a big chunky chain, choker necklaces are back from the 90′s, and for very good reason. Once spring/summer ’14′s runway like Chanel and L’Wren Scott started the charge, choker necklaces have been seen on everyone from the street style set, to off-duty models, to the red carpet and back again. Isn’t it time you jumped on this oh-so-stylish trend?
Try pairing a scoop neck tee with a bold beaded or metal collar, or a chunky gold chain choker with your must-have summer blazer — there are so many styles of choker heating up the fashion set, that’s it’s hard to go wrong. We’ve even seen a simple ribbon tied neatly around the neck add an ultra urban, yet feminine touch to even the simplest outfits.read more
Yes, Miley Cyrus’ MTV performance was… er… unsettling, so let’s steer the conversation back to something a bit more ladylike. For instance, today’s must have — Poppy King’s Velvet Rope Collection.
Set to debut in September, Poppy King’s latest lipstick offering will hit the luxury market with an Old Hollywood bang — modern day formulations of richly pigmented hues housed in vintage-tinged gilded bullet tubes, modeled after her own collection of golden vintage minaudières. At $50 a pop, the Velvet Rope Collection veers on the pricey side of the spectrum, but the formula weighs in as no-less-fabulous than its elegant packaging, offering up richly saturated coverage without any tugging, pulling or drying out your pretty pout.
King spent eighteen months fiddling with various ingredients, finally settling on a concoction that includes silicone, vitamin E, and apricot oil, to create smooth, soft, and hydrating lipsticks in universally flattering shades, like a bold pink called “Private Party,” and an intense deep red called “Black Tie.” There’s even a small dose of peppermint oil to make for a slightly minty application, and a satisfying magnet snap closure that makes the tube feel glamorously weighty. You’ll want to open-reapply-close all day long — but you won’t have to. This stick is meant to stay.
Our favorite stars in entertainment took to the red carpet in some of the fiercest fashions and style at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Whether you believe Miley’s attire was less-than appropriate for the Disney star, we all admit that she is definitely coming into her own and we can’t hate on the gorgeous white suit dress she donned with the fabulous striped sandals.
Check out a few of the other looks that arrived on the red carpet.