Elle’s Grammy 2013 Best Dressed!

This best dressed post is going to be a bit different from my usual red carpet roundups because of CBS’ batshoot crazy dress code this year. No side boob? No underboob? No fleshy bits? No nip slips? What the what, CBS? This isn’t the Oscars or Golden Globes when we all tune in to see our favorite stars dressed to the nines in high glamour! This is the Grammys! Home of rock and roll and shocking outfits! Such a disappointing move, CBS.

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In light of the new dress code, the four ladies pictured above earn my vote for best dressed.

JLo’s leg. Nice working around the rules, Jennifer.

Katy Perry’s cleave. Don’t you let anyone tell you to hide your fleshy bits, Katy! They’re spectacular!

Kelly Rowland’s mass of sheerness which could have shifted at any moment. Live on the edge, Kelly! Destiny’s Child forever!

Alicia Keys’ performance dress which showcased the elusive Grammy underboob. (Also, how amazing was that performance? Drums? Adam Levine? Love!)

These ladies all straddled the line of what CBS considered appropriate and looked great doing it.

What were your favorite looks?

xo,
Elle

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Elle’s Golden Globes 2013 Red Carpet Roundup!

How great were this year’s Golden Globes? So full of entertainment and none of last year’s awkwardness. And the dresses… Oh my, the dresses. Lets get right into it, shall we?

White, white, and more white seems to be the color of the moment. All of the white (and varying pale neutral) gowns were very refreshing and not at all bridal looking. I’m hoping this trend is here to stay. These were my favorite white dresses of the evening:

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The ladies in my favorite black gowns of the Globes all had a great head to toe look, in my opinion. To me, the best black dresses have something special about them (whether it’s some type of embellishment or a unique shape), and these all fit the bill.

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The girls who chose to do color seemed to really have fun with their look. Rosario Dawson proves in the pic below that a smile really is the best accessory. I am also thrilled that Taylor Swift is dressing like a grownup.

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Now, here’s the fun part! My best and worst dressed lists! (I feel like Mr Blackwell. I hope the power doesn’t go to my head.) I chose my best from each of the color categories I laid out.

Best Dressed!

20130114-014227.jpg Kate Hudson is perfection in that McQueen. It’s just dripping off of her and the gold embellishments are just enough. Carla Gugino’s entire look is beautiful but take a close look at that gown. It’s a work of art. It is amazing that somehow Francesca Eastwood’s elaborate white lace gown with a train is so perfect and nothing like a bridal gown even though on paper it is. And Emily Blunt is perfection from head to toe. Brava, ladies!

Now, for the uncomfortable business of naming my worst dressed.

20130114-014837.jpg Jodie Foster, there is a way to wear head to toe sparkle (see Sofia Vergara above) and this is not it. Eva, Eva, Eva… Did you learn nothing from Angelina Jolie’s leg? Lena Dunham just looked wildly uncomfortable all night. If you can’t sit/stand/move comfortably in something, please don’t wear it. Mayim Bialik somehow managed the impossible feat of making an intricately beaded gown look just like a paper sack dress. And Guiliana, you disappoint me the most because I know that you know better. That dress looks like a very fancy neck brace.

And a big major fist pump/shout out/go girl to Amy Poehler and Tina Fey who proved that women can be smart, funny, AND pretty all at the same time.

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What were your thoughts on Golden Globes fashion?

xoxo,
Elle

Psst… I wrote this post prior to watching any fashion recaps or reading any online so my opinions wouldn’t be skewed. I take my responsibilities to you guys seriously.