Grammy Awards 2012 Red Carpet – Part ONE

Posted on February 13, 2012

Darlings, it was, of course, the Grammys red carpet, where purple tuxedo jackets and popes are de rigeur. In other words, a veritable freak show. Hit it, streetwalkers!

 

Adele in Giorgio Armani

She looked gorgeous.

 

Alicia Keys in Alexandre Vauthier and Swizz Beatz in Tom Ford

Her look was a little severe, but it mostly worked for her. That neck piece or whatever was a bridge too far. He’s just serving up fabulous. Very few men should try this, but it works for him. Together, they look striking.

 

Alison Krauss

 Bride caught in a fishing net.

 

Corinne Bailey Rae in Christian Siriano

 Really cute dress; really bad hair; really wrong shoes.

 

Cyndi Lauper in Jean Paul Gaultier

You WERQ that shit, girl. Thirty-plus years of never giving a shit what anyone thought of you, so why should you start now?

 

Deanna Carter

 Pretty enough, but kind of bland. Platforms with a gown. Tsk.

 

Fergie in Jean Paul Gaultier Couture

 This ho crazy.

 

Greta Bech

Ohmigod, stop that, you jackass. It already looks like a skating costume, you don’t need to help the effect along.

 

John Legend

He’s so cute and this looks like a pretty great suit, which is why it was KILLING us that he was walking around with it unbuttoned.

 

Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad

 Cocktail waitress at Caesar’s Palace.

 

Kathy Griffin

 Oh, Miss Kathy! You finally found a color that looks soft and flattering on you, instead of the usual harsh and attention-seeking shades you favor!

 

Kelly Osbourne in Tony Ward

Still hate the hair and this dress gets a little complicated at parts, but she looks pretty great.

 

Linda Ramone

It’s such a rare occurrence when someone manages to get literally every single aspect of her look wrong, from hair down to feet. It’s like a fashion eclipse or something.

Bless her heart.

 

Mario Lopez

Men are wearing tuxedos here. Put on a fricking tie.

 

Nicki Minaj in Versace

What hath Gaga wrought?

This is how it’s gonna be from now on, isn’t it? Someone’s gonna try each year for an “egg moment.” We can just see it: By 2020, the Grammys red carpet will be nothing but a sea of eggs, meat dresses, religious iconography, and fairy tale characters.

They even coined the term last night: “egg moment.” We’re even using it. Shoot us in the heads right now. Right this second.

Okay, credit where it’s due: it really was a “moment” and pretty much defined the night. Just as last year will always be “that time Gaga showed up in an egg,” she made this year’s Grammys all about that time Nicki showed up with the pope.

 

Paris Hilton

 That dress is too nice for this smacked ass.

 

Rihanna in Giorgio Armani

High-priced call girl in ’80s TV movie of the week.

 

Robyn

 Mental patient.

 

Shawna Thompson

 Yikes. It’s like a Miss Las Vegas pageant gown. She needs a sash and a tiara with sparklers mounted on it.

 

Skylar Grey

The shoes were an inspired choice for this dress, which looks quite good on her. We think the hem could have gone up an inch or two. And we hate the hair.

 

Taraji P. Henson in Brian Rennie

To paraphrase Maggie Smith’s Lady Trentham, “Difficult colors, pink and brown.” They work great for cupcake shops decor, but not so much on this dress.

 

[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • Anonymous

      Note to Fergie:  I don’t care if you are wearing Gaultier.  Granny panties are never sexy! 

      • Anonymous

        I read that the punsters were calling them ‘grammy panties’ :-)

      • Anonymous

        Be thankful it wasn’t a thong. Then she would have had to have Rihanna as her date.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angelica-Smith-Mertens/150401222 Angelica Smith Mertens

         No wonder Josh wasn’t there…I wouldn’t want to be caught dead with her in that!  Seriously, what the hell was she thinking?!?

      • Anonymous

        Even with granny panties, that look read as desperate. 

    • Anonymous

      Loved Adele’s look – taking home 6 Grammy awards is a great accessory!

      • Anonymous

        Except I REALLY didn’t like the dress she changed into when she sang/won the Album of the Year, with the support bra underlining thing–it was just so mumsy and unflattering close up.  But in general I thought she looked great, and loved the dress.  But stop slumping!

        • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

          I agree. This dress was perfection on her. She didn’t need to change into that other dress with the remedial undershirt.

      • http://twitter.com/NC_Meg Megan

        I LOVED the dress but did she lighten her hair or something? It looked different and I wasn’t crazy about it paired with the bright red lips.

        • Jasmine Moten

          Yes she did! Her hair was shades darker.

          • http://twitter.com/NC_Meg Megan

            Thought so. I loooooved her hair before. Not so crazy about this color.

      • Barbara Hart

        She’s 24!  I like Adele’s dress and I’m 55!  Nice dress, but not age appropriate. Love you Tom and Lorenzo, but you’re not being consistent here.

    • Anonymous

      You’re right about Ri-Ri, except for the “High price” part. Yuck. 

      Love Nicky M’s, HATE the Pope’s company. That was not necessary and I find it offensive. 

      You’re also right about the gaga thing. There was a girl (who it was I have no clue) that showed up in a pale dress with guns for accessories. Please.

      • Anonymous

         I was wondering how much outcry there might be over that whole performance last night.  I even found it rather offensive, and I am an extremely-lapsed, never-offended Catholic.

        • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

           Another very lapsed Catholic here:  I just thought it was dumb.  So dumb.  Dumb like a fourteen year old girl “rebelling” against her parents.  Dumb without any thought or meaning behind it at all.  Say what you will about Gaga, and I’m not even a fan of hers, but I don’t think she’s dumb.

          • Anonymous

            YES! Dumb like using your dog as an accessory — or Webster. Music stars are often dummies.
              

          • Anonymous

            Being full of cold/sinus medicine I didn’t even register that I pretty much said the same thing as you. My bad….or was my commenting almost the same thing as a Nicki Minaj performance?  :)

        • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

          Yeah, I didn’t mind it when Madonna and Gaga were using religious symbolism, given that both of them had Catholic upbringings and it’s part of who they are and their personal growth. Last night it felt like Nicki was trying to be purposefully offensive. And how is it that she can have mimed sex with alter boys on stage while Adele has to say “stuff” instead of “shit”? 

          • Anonymous

            Be careful not to assume Nicki didnt grow up catholic. She is Trinidadian and many Trinidadians are Catholic, given that the Spanish were colonizing the island until England came and took it over in the 1790s I believe. And no one gets more religious than West Indians. So Im sure she’s had exposure to more than one bible thumper over the course of her life. that said, the performance and the look was pure shittery. Just wanted to caustion you on your cultural assumptions.

            • Anonymous

              WEll, her growing up a Catholic does not, at all, change my vision of it. The thing is, it is completely uncalled for. It is not the time or place.  I am too a very lapsed catholic -as it is down here in Latin America- and find that kind of provocation very lame and void, instead of being clever, creative and with a message.   

            • Anonymous

              I don’t think she did grow up Catholic. She’s never  identified as such as far as I’ve seen or read. Besides which, I can’t believe any rebelling Catholic would be so half-assed in the  details. It’d be too disappointing for words. I mean, come on. The cheap pontifical robes and shitty pseudo-cardinal getup on the red carpet. Did she blow her whole budget  on stained glass that she couldn’t even get someone to give that bad pope impersonator dark  circles around his eyes? Like everything she does, it was both trying way too hard and half-assed. I guess that’s its own accomplishment.

            • mrspeel2

               and the look was pure shittery. SO appropriate. LOVE that!!

            • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

              Regardless of whether or not Nicki is/was Catholic, there’s still a difference in how she was using religion last night and how Madonna and Gaga have used religion. 

            • Anonymous

              Except I don’t think she IS Catholic.  She’s called herself a christian and Catholics (current and former) tend not to do that, regardless of  our ethnic stripe. If we believe and practice, we’re Catholic. Sometimes we can’t even seem to own up to being atheist or agnostic. It’s “lapsed Catholic” or “recovering Catholic” and variations on that theme. Not sure what the deal is with that crutch, but there it is.

          • Anonymous

            I think with the references to Roman Polanski and the Exorcist it was as much about horror movies as about Catholicism. But mostly I think it was about making headlines.

            • Anonymous

              Word.  Nicki Minaj’s look was totally about getting attention for being outrageous.  Let’s disappoint the girl by yawning and moving on.

          • Anonymous

            And I believe the actual lyric is “I’ll lay your SHIP bare” but everyone assumes it’s “shit” and it gets censored.

            • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

              I’m going to assume that it’s “shit” given that she had to change the word for the performance. 

            • Anonymous

              “Lay your ship bare” doesn’t make sense. The saying is “lay your shit  bare,” so why would she write it as “ship”? 

            • http://manggy.blogspot.com/ Manggy

               The correct lyric is “shit” – have the “21″ piano/vocal/guitar songbook as reference.

        • Anonymous

          I was more offended by her blatant, fairly thoughtless attention-getting. There was no deep meaning/point to her spectacle other than “let me out controversy Gaga.” It’s condescending and tacky in that sense, at least to me.  

          She’s pretty much it in terms of popular female rappers and for her to be so blatantly competitive about being controversial is annoying.

        • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

          I’m really hoping that she was doing this in irony of those who use iconography as a means to pull an audience.  But I’m probably wrong.  Personally, I think catholicism is a plague and the most barbaric of the Christian sects, what with their archaic views that defy modern morality.  I mean, really, who gives a shit if Nicki Menage brought a fake Pope when the catholic church is does what it does?  Propogating AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, hiding rampant child abuse perpetrated by religious leaders, pretending that their religious freedom entitles them to surpress their secular worker’s rights to birth control.  THAT is offensive, and a thousand times more so than some attention whore doing what attention whores the world over do.  

          But I do love that Red Riding Hood outfit.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, it seems Rihanna’s is a “love it or hate it” look, but I’m with you.  That gown looks cheap and her hair needs a touch-up.

      • muzan-e

        The girl with the guns is an electronic artist; my guess is that she was shooting for a Cyberpunk-y sort of “Look At Me!”  But poking around for a bit this morning left me disappointed: her music’s just an inch away from 90′s easy listening. Girl’s gotta earn the huge gun-arm before she wears it!

      • Sobaika Mirza

        I hated Nicki’s getup. In general I’m not one for costume-y stuff, but I can at least appreciate when there is a certain level of thought, creativity, or whimsy put into it. When Madonna is making out with black Jesus next to burning crosses, she is saying something about religion and race in America. When M.I.A. is glamorizes car races in the desert, she is making a sly wink to the countries where women aren’t allowed to get behind the wheel.

        What I’m saying is, shock value has a place. But Nicki Minaj thought, “What can I do to offend people the most??” and left it at that.

        • http://twitter.com/RBinTexas RBinTexas

           What *was* Madonna saying in that video? I thought it was a lovely song but never did click to whatever message was there, always assumed the video was just intended to be controversial.

          • Sobaika Mirza

            Here’s the thing – for me there was practically nothing controversial about the video, but I guess for some people there was. Probably that she made out with Jesus.

            The video itself was a mish-mash religion, race, and sex- all hot topics that get people mad. But the basic story was of a black man arrested for a crime he didn’t commit and a white woman on the fence about helping him. I saw this as a racial indictment. The burning cross iconography + the story was referencing a bloody racial history in this country, one that hasn’t ended. The furor over Jesus being black held a lot more significance for me than the creative choice to make him black in the video. There was also a lot of Catholic guilt, sex=bad stuff, but someone who has a larger working knowledge of Catholicism would be better at explaining it.

            • Anonymous

              It wasn’t “black Jesus,” it was St. Martin de Porres: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Martin_de_Porres.  He’s the patron saint of interracial harmony.

            • Anonymous

              I’ll never get how people can confuse him for “black Jesus.”

            • Sobaika Mirza

              People who aren’t Catholic?

          • Anonymous

            Sobaika, I think you did a fine job of explaining it. There’s not always a direct, linear explanation for what “art” (to use the term pretty loosely) means. But it definitely had something to do with the heightened experiences that both sex and religion provide — and also with the hypocrisy of racism in general and burning crosses in particular that are the trademark of people operating an an unChristian fashion in the name of religion.

            • http://twitter.com/RBinTexas RBinTexas

               Thank you both for your insightful replies. I read this blog for the wonderful comments as well as the originating subject matter!

    • Anonymous

      “Fashion eclipse”. Perfect description with so many uses. 

    • Anonymous

      Regarding Fergie… it’s her face that worries me the most.

      • Elias Pineda

        rude

    • Anonymous

      I think RiRi’s ‘Shampoo-era Goldie Hawn’ look is fantastic!  I thought she was one of the best dressed last night.

      • J MN

        Yes!  I loved her whole look including the hair.  Rather stunning.

      • Anonymous

        Her hair looks better than it has in a very, very long time.

      • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

        I think she looks dope- she kept it simple, sexy and just let genetics ride that sh** out. 

    • Anonymous

      Taraji looked fabulous in that dress on live TV

    • Anonymous

      “Bride caught in a fishing net.” LOL. That made me laugh–so true.

      Great purple jacket–that takes some serious cojones to carry that off. LOVE Cyndi Lauper. Girls just wanna have fun…Congrats to Adele–validation for all us curvy altos. :)

    • Anonymous

      I also liked the black polka-dot number that Adele wore when she sang “Rolling in the Deep”.  I thought she looked smashing.  What is up with the shoes Alicia Keys is wearing?  It looks like the toe piece covers only 3 of her 5 toes.  Must be frightening trying to walk!

      • Anonymous

        Rihanna too, I think.  I was wondering the same thing.  They look uncomfortable as hell.

      • Anonymous

        I thought that dress looked great on stage and not so great off-stage. The back was not good, and the fabrics very suspect.

      • Jennifer Weinstein

        Are Rihanna’s and Alicia’s shoes the same?   I can’t tell?

    • Anonymous

      How I love thee for this quote “That dress is too nice for this smacked ass”

      I thought I would hate Rhianna’s outfit, but the more I think about it, Gurl is serving up some serious Glam 70′s vibe and looks good. Her hair still looks like crap though

    • Anonymous

      It is nothing less than chilling when Paris Hilton is the classiest woman on the red carpet. Duck! I do believe the Apocalypse is near. 

    • Anonymous

      Fergie’s dress was already done (and done better) by Maggie Gyllenhaal in Gaultier back in 200-freaking-8.  This just looks sad.

    • Anonymous

      And are they the same shoes that Rihanna is wearing?  They confuse me.

      • Anonymous

        Good catch!

    • Anonymous

      Are you guys laughing your asses off while you come up with these comments? I just picture you with tears running down your faces. I would be.

      “Mental patient.”

    • Anonymous

      Dear Adele:  I say this with love.  Hoist those girls up where they belong.  You can be comfortable at home. XXOO

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=811053804 Stacy Parker Cole

         As someone with large breasts, it’s a lot harder than that.  They’re not like perky fake boobs that are easy to hoist.  I thought she looked well supported, which IMO is the *most* important thing when you have large natural breasts. (If not, like can start to look floppy)

        • Anonymous

           I do, too, which is probably why I tend to notice these things.  It’s also how I know that those things can be hoisted with the right foundation.  In the pic above, her girls are riding just above her waist, which IMO makes her look both heavier and older than she actually is.  It didn’t look that way on the clips I saw on TV, so I know she can do it!

          • Anonymous

            Part of that is her posture. Shoulders back, girlfriend.

            • Anonymous

               Yes, that too.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, I agree. The belt is riding a little high which might make her bosom seem droopy but I think the girls are right where they’re supposed to be. Some of the ladies last night seemed to think the natural position is much higher. To me it just looked like they were trying to hold a couple of cantaloupes up for view making their girls look unnatural in the extreme.

          • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

            It drives me nuts when Clinton and Stacy automatically put larger women in empire waists (by which I mean women who wear plus sizes and women who just have large breasts). I’ve tried on more than my share of empire-waisted clothes, and I look sloppy and top-heavy, even though I’m pretty evenly proportioned. Sweetpea (above) is probably right, in that all I need is the proper foundation. But it happens even when I’m wearing my best fitting bra. Or maybe it’s just how I perceive myself. Either way, it’s really frustrating.

    • Anonymous

      Adele looks the best she’s ever looked, really, really stunning

      • Anonymous

        That hair length is good on her.

        • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

          It is good. I also love the style she’s wearing. It’s a little bit 60s but not dated looking.

          I was so happy to hear she won a boatload of Grammies.

    • Anonymous

      Can someone please explain what is going on with Alicia Keys’ feet? Is she wearing glass slippers, or just toe caps?

      • Anonymous

        It looks like her left foot (our right) barely fits in the shoe.  Looks damn painful to me.

      • Anonymous

         I think the sides of the shoes are clear.

    • http://theargiehome.blogspot.com/ Gus Casals

      Is there a Barbarella remake that Linda Ramone is auditing for and I wasn’t aware? And what is a Great Bech and what is she doing in my red carpet?

      • Anonymous

        i thought it was Reba McEntire gone wild…. 

        • Anonymous

           Hahahahahaha.  Oh, that is awesome.

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking more Tina Turner, circa 1985

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

        I was thinking Sarah Connor from the first Terminator.

      • Anonymous

        Exactly. But a busted Tina Turner.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

      I hope there’s a better photo of Adele than the one up on the top of this post, because she doesn’t look too great in that one.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, come on… look at how happy she is! Look at that smile! Best accessory of the night!

    • Anonymous

      I’m sorry to disagree about Adele, because I love her, but the color black and the big hair are doing her no favors.  Until last night when my daughter set me straight, I assumed she was in her 30s.

      • Alisa Rivera

        I know how old she is and I still thought she looked like a 40 something divorcee circa 1963. She’s a beautiful girl but it seems that if you’re bigger than a size 0 and you’re not a woman of color, no one knows how to dress your body.

        • Anonymous

           She needs to holla at Octavia Spencer or Queen Latifah’s “people” in the worst way.

    • Anonymous

      Rhianna and Alicia apparently shared a wavelength on their shoe choices.

    • Lori

      Linda Stein Ramone looks just like a Ramone widow should look.  Maybe VH-1 is doing a new series, “Ramone Widows”?
      Paris looked her usual skank self from the frontal view, which was pretty much a frontal view.
      Wish Adele’s face looked better in this photo. Her makeup was an A++ WERQ.
      Not sure if Nicki Minaj’s red carpet wasn’t eclipsed by her performance.  That was one hell of an exorcism.

      • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth M.

        I freaking love the pun of your last sentence!

    • Anonymous

      adele looks good, but im not loving that hair colour on her.

      lauper: fabulous!

      i actually kinda sorta like fergies look! its very much ‘her’, which normally wouldnt be a good thing. but here, she manages to be ‘typically fergie’ but also look kinda put together.

      what the hell happened to rihanna?!?

      i love robyn with all my heart, but this really just isnt working. oh well, still love her so, so much.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        RE: Fergie. I love her look. I mean, it’s totally ridiculous and maybe even a little indecent ;-)  , but as you said, it’s very Fergie. I only judge her against herself, and lately she’s not letting me down.

        Deanna Carter (whoever she is) looks like Chelsea Handler.

    • J MN

      Robyn, the Mental patient, did wear her NEW platform workboots to the party but forgot to get rid of the last sheet she used to escape for the night.  Poor dear lost her other earring in all the rush.

    • J MN

      Robyn, the Mental patient, did wear her NEW platform workboots to the party but forgot to get rid of the last sheet she used to escape for the night.  Poor dear lost her other earring in all the rush.

    • Anonymous

      There’s still enough catholic in me to be a little offended by Nicki Minaj’s get-up, especially since it seems to serve no other purpose than to offend.

      Adele looked gorgeous, and from that pic, so did Paris Hilton.

      Lord, I really just typed that. Time to prepare for the impending and imminent apocalypse I suppose.

      • Lori

        I’m no fan of hers so just saying:  if you’re offended by them just standing there be very glad you didn’t see the performance. 

      • Anonymous

         I just realized why Nicki Minaj’s companion didn’t bother me too much. I am a Green Bay Packers fan, and most home games there is a shot of the crowd showing “The Pope Of Green Bay”.

        http://goo.gl/uwE6r

      • Anonymous

        This recovering Catholic was mesmerized.

    • Anonymous

      There’s still enough catholic in me to be a little offended by Nicki Minaj’s get-up, especially since it seems to serve no other purpose than to offend.

      Adele looked gorgeous, and from that pic, so did Paris Hilton.

      Lord, I really just typed that. Time to prepare for the impending and imminent apocalypse I suppose.

    • Patti Lever

      Are Rihanna and Alicia Keys wearing the same shoes?

    • Patti Lever

      Are Rihanna and Alicia Keys wearing the same shoes?

    • http://promiscuouslola.blogspot.com/ Cate

      YOU DIDN’T LIKE RIHANNA?!?! she was my favourite for the night! damn, I hate when TLO makes me think I have bad taste :(

    • http://twitter.com/arodenha Alli

      I don’t know who 90% of these people are (not cool, I am) but Swizz Beatz looks fab and I didn’t even recognize Adele! (I think I prefer her red, but that’s just me.) Also, I really hate that Paris Hilton is one of the best-dressed there.

    • Anonymous

      I think Ri-Ri looks smokin’ here.

      I love Adele and all, but damn, that didn’t even look like her. The make-up is pretty, but I think the whole look ages her.  She looks about a decade older than she really is.

      Alicia and Swizz look Grammy-tastic!

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Why is Linda Ramone wearing the necklace from “Titanic”??

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      And give it up for MISS CYNDI. I bow to you, my dear. xoxo

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Paris Hilton. TLo may say the dress is “nice”, but I think it looks like she spilled a pot of coffee down the front. 

    • Anonymous

      So happy Adele is back!  And could Nicki Minaj look anymore grotesque?  Leave the Gaga to the Gaga, please!  One is enough.

      • Anonymous

        One Gaga is already one Gaga too many.

    • Anonymous

      Adele looks beautiful but the gown is too old-looking and too heavy for her. She looks gorgeous though.

      I have no idea who this person who calls herself Great Bech is but she annoys me already. Edit: Oh, it’s apparently Greta Bech. Well, at least it’s an actual name now.

      I love Robyn, but WTF???

      RIP Whitney.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, I was thinking it was Great Blech.  :-)

    • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

      Never thought I’d say this, but Kelly Osbourne looks fabulous! She needs to have this dress in a million colors and wear ONLY this dress from now on. And keep this hair too.

      • Anonymous

        I’d like her better if she just went away permanently. 

    • Anonymous

      Oh Adele… you’ve done it again….just perfect!!

    • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

      I first saw that pope picture without context and it took me far too long to realize that this wasn’t some kind of freaky event a the Vatican (obviousy my attention was on her, not him :).

    • Anonymous

      i’m so sorry to say, i think the woman is fabulous and amazing, and i admire her truly, but i really dont think adele looks good. 

      She’s wearing the dress my grandmother wore to my brother’s wedding, with similar hair and makeup… i know its easy to jump to “gorgeous” when thinking of adele, but if anyone else was wearing this look in this way, i’m pretty sure your comments would have been different. 

      • Anonymous

        My main thought was, STAND UP STRAIGHT. C’mon, Unks, anyone can afford good posture.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        But this is Adele’s STYLE.  I think that’s why it works.  Had Rhianna worn it, it would have been a different story.  She’s always in black and always covered up.  I give 3 cheers for modesty and class, it needs to make a comeback.

        • Anonymous

          oh absolutely, id give way more than 3 cheers to that. but you can sport modesty and class without looking like your dress is a block of cement, and without looking like a grandmother either. im with you, trust me, im just looking at things objectively

    • http://twitter.com/baxterbartley Becky Bartley

      Oh Shit is that RiRi and Alicia Keys with the same shoes I see?? 

      “Ohmigod, stop that, you jackass. It already looks like a skating costume, you don’t need to help the effect along.” …nearly died from laughing so hard, seriously I choked a little

    • Anonymous

      Fergie’s dress could’ve been nice with some lining. 
      I burst out laughing while scrolling down Robyn’s dress. Mental indeed, but certainly not boring. 
      “Shoot us in the heads right now. Right this second.” Would you guy’s mind a stake through the heart instead? It goes a bit better with the religious iconography, and fairy tale characters.

    • amber justice

      If Fergie’s dress had a lining and she’d scrubbed the fake orange tan off, she would have actually looked a lot better. Orange dresses do not work if your skin is also carrot-like in hue.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      I can’t approve using religion merely to shock and receive attention, and I have a feeling that was Nicki’s intent.  Adele looked classy and gorgeous. I loved her look, and not just because I adore her. When I saw Fergie on the red carpet I got the vibe that she wasn’t as comfortable in her granny pant lace get up.  Had that dress had some kind of lining, she would have knocked it out of the park.  

    • Patricia Gillett

      Adele, girl, you know what works for you. Retro-glam to the max. Love, love, love you. Don’t change a thing. (Except maybe standing up straighter on the red carpet.)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1077090078 Megan Sullivan

      Hardly recognized Adele in this photo, but she looks beautiful. Also hardly recognized Rihanna, but I think it’s because her hair is not bright red anymore and she’s not wearing a sheer lace dress. I guess I haven’t seen photos of her in a long time. 

    • MilaXX

      I didn’t mind Fergie’s outfit, just hated the earrings with it.
      Alicia needs to lose the necklace. Swiss looks pretty good.
      Rhianna was going for Michelle Pfiefer in Scarface, so your acessment is spot on. I kinda like the look.
      How could I forget Adele? Girlfriend looked and sounded good. What better way to say eff you to Uncle Karl.
      Nicki’s look and performance was a complete try hard fail.
      Paris is just pitiful, trying to stay relevant.
      Ms. Silver boots appear to be channeling Jane Fonda in Barberella.

    • Anonymous

      I have to say, I think Corinne Bailey Rae looks amazing!  The asymmetrical hair compliments the dress (which is adorable, kudos to Christian) really well.  

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. I have absolutely no idea who she is, but her entire look, head to toe, was pure giddy fun, and her nutty hair looked perfect with the rest of her. I do love a clearly well-thought-out, unified aesthetic.

    • Cheryl Kohs

      I was wondering where T and Lo were hiding!  Thanks for coming back with snark a’plenty.  The comment about Kate Beckinsale’s dress just about made me spit coffee through my nose.  

    • Anonymous

      I wore the exact dress as Deanna Carter in white….to my prom in 1977. Oy. And the other mental patients are hiding from Robyn. And I agree with TLo on Rihanna…She looks like that crazy bitch from Shear Madness got ahold of her with those garden shears.

    • MilaXX

      I think the hair looks better as the gray fades out. I’ll be glad when it’s gone, but the lavender looks better. Her dress and makeup are good.

    • Anonymous

      Adele just needs to stand up straight, and I think she’d be fine. 

      Rihanna needs to stop frying her hair so badly. Also, dear Grammys, do not promote two artists singing completely different songs back to back as a “duet.” 

      Dear Nicki Minaj: offending the Catholic Church is SO 1989, and Madonna is more talented.  Go away now please.

       

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        I think we all know that is not Ri-Ri’s natural hair. The fact that she paid what I’m sure is quite a bit of money for that is what is so ridiculous.

      • Anonymous

        Sweetie…. she is BUYING that hair so frying it is no concern for her.  btw… I really cannot stand her…talentless heffa

      • Anonymous

        I hate the random “mashups” they always do on the Grammys!  Rihanna and Chris Martin shared the stage together for all of one minute, pffft.

    • Anonymous

      Adele, just absolutely fucking fabulous

    • Anonymous

      I seriously thought Cyndi was Christina Agullera when I saw her. I don’t know which one of them I’m insulting with that comment. Nicki’s make-up was flawless. She should do that more often, pope or not.

      • Sara LaBatt

        I had the same thought about Cyndi and Xtina.  It’s like they are mother & daughter.  Wait a second…

        • Anonymous

          FOR REALS.  Xtina, you better get it together or this is what you will look like in 20 years.  Yikes

    • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

      Inquiring minds want to know: Who is Great Bech? Googling only returns results for misspellings of “great beach.”
      Adele, stand up straight.

    • Anonymous

      Alicia Keys and Swizz whoever – you really don’t think they look like they are going to a costume party dressed like a hooker and her pimp?

      And I think Kathy Griffin’s plastic surgeon must have added that smile to the package. She had that very same look when the camera panned on the audience during Adele’s final acceptance speech. This must be her “I’m thinking something completely different right now but I’ll look like this so you think I’m happy to be here” look. 

    • Anonymous

      Does Fergie know she’s missing the lining of her dress?  And what is Rhianna doing to her hair??  Gurl, you need your roots done!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506473106 Mori Clark

      every time a redhead goes blonde, a part of my soul breaks off and dies. why, adele??? why??? go back!!!
      ditto for rhianna, although i’m willing to give her a pass just because 1- she’s not a natural redhead (though her blonde perhaps looks worse) and 2- im still mad chris brown was invited to this event, let alone won anything.alicia key’s man (is he swiss beats?) looks impeccably classy, which is quite a feat in bright purple velvet. major props. who the hell is great bech? is that a stage name or did her parents pop her out, look down and just go “oh, great!”?what are you DOING robyn you couldve at least worn heeled boots instead of platform hiking boots.

    • Anonymous

      Fergie looks great in that color, but sheesh, woman, cover something up! Robyn looks like Bride of Frankenstein in those boots, and Adele looks classically gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      Kathy Griffin’s dress appears to have a pee stain…what gives?

      And Ri-Ri…well, she looks like she should be standing on a balcony railing, trying to decide whether or not to jump, in the early 80s.  Tragic.

    • Anonymous

      Who or what is Robyn? Must google. I was surprised to see Paris Hilton here. Don’t they have Security at the door? Corinne Bailey Rae looks a little over the top, but really she is just so beautiful that I think she can wear anything. Then there’s Adele. Fabulous in every way. But maybe next time she should spit out her gum before she heads to the microphone.

    • Allyson Wells

      Anyone know who Great Bech is? I googled her and found nothing.

      • Anonymous

        Greta Bech is a Norwegian folk musician based in Liverpool. She collaborated on the song that Deadmau5 was nominated for which is why she was there.

    • Anonymous

      Spot-on commentary, all around.  I can’t believe how much cognitive dissonance I’m experiencing as a result of Paris Hilton looking almost… classy?

      However (and I know there are some people who will call me overly sensitive), I am super uncomfortable with the use of “mental patient” as a slur. Yes, Robyn looks terrible, but I can tell you from experience that there are plenty of “mental patients” who manage to look freaking fabulous despite having a mental illness.

      I do enjoy the spirit of irreverence with which these posts are written, I swear! But just think about it – what would the response be if a starlet showed up sporting a terrible-looking shaved head, and someone said they looked like a cancer patient, in order to generate a laugh? 

      • Anonymous

        God, you are so right — calling that look a “mental patient” is truly an insult to mental patients!

    • Anonymous

      Oh god, I have a shit-ton to do and was going to skip my morning T Lo, SO GLAD I didn’t. You guys are on a roll today.

      Not that I’m advocating working yourself to the bone, but I love that because you’re busy, this is like a T Lo Fashion Rorschach.

      I cannot get over what an adorable man John Legend is.

    • Call me Bee

      Thanks for this Monday morning cray-cray!  Well–most of it.  Adele and Alicia Keys look smashing and gorgeous, as does Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffith. 

      Why were Paris Hilton and  Kate Beckensale there?  Do they have albums now? 
      The Mental Patient and Fergie (oooh a new sitcom:  Fergie and The Mental Patient!) made me spit out my coffee. 

      Niki Minaj showing up with the Pope borders on totally offensive.  I don’t mind all the religious iconagraphy that celebs use, but this is a bit OTT.  And I’m not even a religious person!

      • Anonymous

        It actually meant something when Madonna trotted that stuff out more than 20 years ago.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3QK7O6OXEX3AYERJWQUXBSVCTY Candy Kane

          Careful, you’re bordering into “You kids get off my lawn!!!!” territory.

          • Anonymous

            Well, Niki was using a 39 year old movie as her inspiration. It just didn’t seem very current to me.

    • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

      I loved Rih Rih (she serves body like few other), Adele (although I liked the second dress better) and The Meerkat (Swizz Beatz). Alicia was okay- I got what she was trying to do with it, even if it wasn’t really my thing. Everybody else? I’m good. 

      Nicki girl…no. Better artists than she have dry humped religious iconography, and that entire performance was awful. 

    • Anonymous

      Though I was never a big fan of his music, I pretty much liked John Legend until I saw him on Chris March’s show.  He was a complete d-bag and now my lips automatically turn up whenever I see him.  And that girlfriend of his is vapid.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        Iknowright?  Like when he was being interviewed with Ryan Seacrest and had to drag her up there to show her off.  Gah.

    • Tara Burkholder

      That Linda Ramone chick looks like a hipper Reba McEntire.

    • Anonymous

      Happy to see Kathy G. not looking over-starched for once — and the soft & flattering hair sure gives the soft & flattering gown an assist.

      So hoped that photo of Linda Ramone was actually Reba McEntire …. dang!   

    • Anonymous

      I thought Adele looked absolutely gorgeous last night.  Sure she dresses a little older but she still looks great.  Unlike your Christina Aguillera types who dress like old hookers.  I really dont like how Rhianas little floppy breasts look like deflated ballons smushed up against her chest.  It was really distracting when she was on the red carpet.  I kept waiting for one to slip out.   

    • Anonymous

      I really dislike Rihanna’s hair, so much that I wish she’d return to the red-orange.

      I think I like the dress but not her dress.

    • Anonymous

      Great Bech is actually Greta Bech

      • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

        Thanks!

    • Judy_J

      Has Kelly Osbourne found a secret stash of Roux Fanci-Full?  I didn’t think that color was available any longer.

      Lots of cray-cray on the Grammy carpet this year.

    • Elias Pineda

      the gays nd the gaga obsession. like gaga invented music     come on guys!!!!!

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        This has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with anything we wrote in this post. Did you wander in from another blog, dear?

    • Anonymous

      Adele is brilliant. In twenty years everyone will be talking about her ageless beauty!

    • Anonymous

      Hilarious commentary, TLo. Hifuckinglarious!

    • Anonymous

      I feel depressed admitting that Paris Hilton’s Basil Soda gown was one of the prettiest of the night.

      • Anonymous

        Gorgeous gown and she looked great.

        (OUCH! That hurt.)

    • Anonymous

      I think something’s not as it’s meant to be when every time I look at Rihanna think I’m seeing Goldie Hawn.

    • Anonymous

      “Smacked ass!” Brilliant!

    • Elias Pineda

      oh fergie

    • Anonymous

      “Ohmigod, stop that, you jackass.”

      This made me snort coffee and apple remnants (mid-morning snack) all over my spanking new MacBook Air. Boss will not be pleased at this unseemly behavior since they just gave me a promotion and bought me new toys.

      You boys are genius as usual. 

    • Anonymous

      Platform Timberlands are almost inspired, but to make them work would require Iman/Saldana/Swinton level skill, and even then I’m not sure.

    • Anonymous

      In my opinion, super short dresses or skirts ALWAYS look cheap when worn with pumps. As for Rihanna — it looks like she lost quite a bit of weight and I think she’s just trying to show it off in that dress, which is understandable.

    • Presumptuous Insect

      What the hell is Alicia Keys wearing on her feet??? They’re not even SHOES. As someone who loathes the sight of toe cracks, I can tell you I am gonna have nightmares about those things. Errrrrrrrrrr….

    • Mariah J

      Wow everyone looks bad. Except Kelly Osbourne…but she has that hair…that horrible hair. Grammys fail.

    • http://www.kittenmasks.com/ kittenmasks

      Rihanna’s boobs look saggy in that dress. And Robyn, WTF were you thinking?? OK, clearly you WEREN’T thinking, but seriously!!! The people who let you walk out looking like that – they’re not your friends!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2066192 Melissa Mellon

      If I’m remembering my reading of _The Handmaid’s Tale_ correctly, I’m pretty sure Nicki Minaj is paying tribute here. In a 1990 review of the film version, Owen Glieberman called it, “a sci-fi
      parable in which bitter, barren aristocratic women…hire fertile ”handmaids” to have
      ritual, pleasureless intercourse with their husbands. Though Atwood
      clearly intended her feminist Nineteen Eighty-Four as a howl of rage
      against the fundamentalist movement and other conservative forces
      (the influence of which she wildly overestimates), her vision of
      sexuality in the fascist future is so poisonous and mechanical that
      you have to wonder: Is this really what our society is threatening to
      turn into, or is Atwood just exorcising her own fear and loathing?” (Also, I think the handmaids wore red.) And the priest? I’m thinking the present-day legal wrangling about women working in positions of religious employment having birth control covered on their insurance plans. (The Catholic church has spearheaded resistance).

      • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth M.

        Noooooo, I don’t think so. The Handmaid’s Tale is brilliant (hyperbole sure, as is much written in the dystopian fiction and science fiction genres). If Nicki Minaj were referencing that book I would be so, so impressed, but no: first of all, handmaids wore white, winged headdresses with their red habits, and also, there are no priests in that story. Nicki’s look here is pretty straightforward cardinal with pope.

        • Anonymous

          That would be impressive, I agree!  Let’s have a costume party and dress up as our favorite characters from dystopian novels.

    • Anonymous

      Woah – has Adele had some major weight loss?  I really hope she’s doing it for her own reasons and not because of any record label pressure.  This the first time I’ve seen Kelly Osborne’s Dame Edna hair really work.

      • Anonymous

         She probably lost weight as a result of her throat surgery and the limitations it placed on her food choices. She has no interest in losing weight for image sake.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      I don’t know who Great Bech is but she’s already exceeding Paltrow in my Celebrities I Dislike List.

    • vmcdanie

      I don’t know half of these people and I’m wondering–am I supposed to?

      Swiss Beatz wins the award thus far. He looks fabulous.

      I kind of want to hate the Nicki Minaj look because it goes beyond attention prostitute to attention streetwalker (and it’s ugly) but I kind of want to love it at the same time because people will freak out over the whole Pope thing and thus people who live to be offended will have their raison d’etre.

    • Anonymous

      Kelly Osborne looked like the negative of Adele. Together, they were a PSA for color on human beings.

    • Anonymous

      Seeing Fergie made me think I was finally starting to get X-Ray vision. Girl is crazy. Also, I would love to see Nicki Minaj in just a cool dress. I think she is GORGEOUS.

    • Jasmine Moten

      Aw, I love Robyn! Poor thing!
      Also, fuck Lady Gaga for making everyone think one needs to be an attention whore to be famous.

      • Anonymous

         And bless Adele for being the polar opposite and carrying home 6 Grammys.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T53WBEPGJZ7MMMZC4O563YU5HA Observer

      Fergie “This ho crazy”.  It’s going to take me forever to get the spewed coffee of the computer screen, desk, and wall.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1179942711 Quincy Katz

      Sorry Kathy Griffin, I can’t unsee the “coffee” stain just below your crotch.
      Sweetie you just need a good drycleaner, and to have a tete a tete with Whoopie about poise.

    • Cathy S

      Cyndi Lauper looks fantastic! I wish I were as free and secure in myself as she is. Rock it girl!

    • Anonymous

      Since when did Rihanna turn into Goldie Hawn?

    • Anonymous

      “Men are wearing tuxedos here. Put on a fricking tie.”
      There are also men wearing t-shirts and sneakers. It’s the Grammys. I think he’s okay.

    • Anonymous

      I like Miss Vegas’ dress!

    • Anonymous

      Sometimes I wish I could style Fergie for a day.  Anything from the Versace Atelier collection this year (http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/2012/01/atelier-versace-spring-2012-collection.html) would have suited her crazy space girl look and made so much more of a statement.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      ‘Looks like a smacked ass’ is gonna turn up in conversation today, or I’m not a Bitter Kitten.

    • http://twitter.com/karenrubyleo Karen

      so many fails. 

    • Anonymous

      A couple of questions: Are Rihanna and Alicia Keys wearing the same shoes? Many people have said those shoes look really painful as they seem to cover just the first three toes. But in some pictures it looks like it may just be an illusion and that the rest of the toes are covered by a clear part. Any closeups of their shoes? I actually think the shoes are cute!!

      • Anonymous

        i like them too, in a perverse sort of way.  i think they do have a clear component, i seem to remember seeing them in closeup on another occasion.

    • Anonymous

      I figured Alicia dressed to be a presenter.  I mainly saw her in a head shot while she was talking from the stage and she was visually interesting and sleek, but did not overshadow her co-presenter or the recipient. I’m not sure what the neck thing was, but it was interesting without being obnoxious. I thought she made for lovely TV. Then they cut away to Lady GaGa who had a somewhat similar neck piece – and I just thought Alicia looked even more elegant in comparison.

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      You know, I miss grunge… sure, it was unattractive and has given us 20 years of lazy men who honestly believe it is totally acceptable to not remove clothes from the dryer until putting them on, regardless of how long they’ve been there or how wrinkly they are getting.  BUT at least it wasn’t SO self-conscious and ludicriously self-absorbed. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/xelad007 C Deal

      Compared to most of the wack jobs out last night Taraji.looks.stunning!

    • Anonymous

      WTF does Alicia Keys have on her feet?  They are super ugly and look so uncomfortable.

    • Anonymous

      Cyndi is making me wish they would’ve cast HER to play Narcissa Malfoy. All she needs is a wand!  I suppose the Brooklyn accent would have stuck out at  Hogwarts though!  She looks great!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HIZ7S2FRLC52NXARXQ4ERHNOGE Liz

      I am so confused about Alicia Keys’ shoe/toe situation.

      • Anonymous

        Me too!

    • Anonymous

      Does anyone know who the face is on Nicki’s Red Ridinghood cape? Is it supposed to be her? It reminds me of the logo for Godspell.

      • http://twitter.com/Iluvwinona Jason Galloway

        Versace logo, no?

    • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

      I love Skylar’s lipstick!

    • Anonymous

      Rihanna was simply doing her Goldie Hawn impersonation.

    • Stefanos Mantyla

      Adele is the only one who has any level of taste, so naturally she wound up looking the best! Everything else is awful. Welcome to the music industry.

    • Anonymous

      I just assumed music award shows were the place for crazy outfits. I think I’d be bummed if everyone started dressing appropriately. That’s what the Oscars are for.

    • Anonymous

      Also, GRANNY PANTAAAAAYS! Woo girl! Better to wear them out on the town than in the boudoir, say I.

    • Anonymous

      Rihanna’s hair… What is going on with that? I read somewhere that she designed the dress in conjunction with Armani, so it’s her own fault her torso looks really wide. And the illusion with the shoes matching the dress so it looks like she doesn’t have feet is really, to borrow from PRAS, throwing my eye.

    • Anonymous

      Holy cow. So many are beyond words.

      But I will say: Ms. Lauper, I know Gaultier knows you are a small person. Go all out. Get the sleeves hemmed. If they weren’t pushed up, they’d be hanging two inches past your finger tips.

    • Anonymous

      Corrine Bailey Rae was my favorite for the night.  Love her; love her look from head to toe.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      Why was Paris Hilton there? 

    • Anonymous

      My reaction to Robyn was “What the fuck?” and not in a good way

    • Anonymous

      Agree on all points. Can someone please explain why people think the gray/purple hair is a good idea? It looks AWFUL.
      LOVE Adele.

    • Anonymous

      I would respect Nicki Minaj if I thought her eccentricity was real but I think she’s just a pawn in someone else’s chess match so she just bores me.

    • Anonymous

      Worse dressed crowd I have seen in some time but special shout outs to Fergie, Robyn and the incomparably incomprehensible Nicki Minaj who managed a level of tackiness others merely dream of.  

    • Anonymous

      1) I know she’s a hag but Paris looked perfect.  2) When I read the words “mental patient” I died laughing.  Thank you for that.  

    • http://twitter.com/danielleRwest Danielle West

      Going to have to disagree on Minaj.  She looked like an asshat.  And I think the “moment” for this year’s Grammys is Adele.  It’s like Nicki was trying to distract people that she isn’t that talented.

    • Anonymous

      “mental Patient”…..I think I peed myself a little laughing…

    • Anonymous

      “It’s such a rare occurrence when someone manages to get literally every
      single aspect of her look wrong, from hair down to feet. It’s like a
      fashion eclipse or something.” … and several others. We have got our bitch-nails sharpened today, haven’t we? Loved reading this.

    • J.D. King

      Linda Ramone, Rock Chic from head to toe. You guys just don’t get it.

    • Anonymous

      Hey, I think Linda Ramone looks great from head to toe….like a rock & roll Monica Vitti !!! These are the Grammys not a funeral. Get over yourselves !!!

    • Anonymous

      I agree with surethang,Linda Ramone, Rock Chic.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2ZGSQMHRCO7LAIOWG2HD74V6XU Marcie Dreyfuss

      Didn’t Gwyneth and RiRi wear more or less the same outfit? A ‘Bitch stole my dress’ column is in order!

    • frankystein123

      Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, 
      Swizz Beatz, 
      Kate Beckinsale,  and Kathy Griffin, Great job, everyone else? GTFO.

      Fergie, wtf?! First off, black undergarments under a see-through ORANGE dress?! Second, granny panties?!