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Fluffy Awards Super Post: Grammy AND BAFTA Fashion!

When there are red carpets on both sides of the pond, it makes for a long day for yours truly, but the two events in question are so very different that I’m going to handle them separately within this post. The Grammys are kind of an award season anomaly, having nothing to do with the Oscar race and decidedly different in tone from events of that sphere, while the BAFTA Awards in the U.K. often feature faces less familiar to those of us stateside along with the stalwart Oscar hopefuls and tend to get lost in the award season shuffle. Anyway, let’s dive into the Grammy looks first…

GRAMMY FLUFFY AWARDS 

Category: Most Improved 

Rhianna in Armani Privé 

Last time RiRi appeared at the Grammys back in 2015, she wore what can only be described as a dead pink jellyfish. This two-piece ensemble is so much better that there is no comparison. Serious Bollywood vibes here. Love it. 
Category: Cutest

Carrie Underwood in Elie Madi

Carrie is always adorbs, but there’s something about this dress that makes her look like she’s a little girl playing dress-up in big-girl clothes. Maybe it’s the sleeves, which fall a bit long, but the result is just too cute. 
Category: The Fairy Princess Award

(Tie)Kelsea Ballerini in Ines Di Santo

Elle King in Teuta Matoshi

 These dresses are both so ethereal and lovely, Kelsea in ice blue and Elle in blush pink. 3D florals are very trendy right now, and both ladies look like they stepped straight out of a fairy tale. 
Category: The Gold Medal

Solange Knowles in Gucci

I just love this liquid gold, one-shoulder look with its statement ruffles and teeny tiny pleating. Solange is absolutely radiant, and I’m all about those near-invisible shoes too. 
Category: Red Royalty 

Charli XCX in Vivienne Westwood 

Charli is feeling the Valentine groove in this plunging sweetheart neckline and floral jacquard fabric with matching satin pumps. Awesome!

Category: Gothic Glam 

Chrissy Teigen in Roberto Cavalli

Look. At. All. Those. Laces!  This gown is serving up a healthy dose of bondage-inspired gorgeousness.  Wowza!
Category: The Dare-To-Bare Award

Laverne Cox in Bryan Hearns

The Orange is the New Black star shows a lot of skin in this smoking hot chain-embellished custom number and strappy sky-high heels. 
Category:  The WTF Award

Girl Crush in ???

There is worst-dressed, and then there is another level of tacky that you only see at the Grammys and their like. Are they balloons or gum balls? And who the heck is Girl Crush anyway? I guess that’s the whole point. Ummm. Okay. Moving on. 

 Category: The Divalicious Award 

Demi Lovato in Julien MacDonald

Check out this very sheer and statuesque look on a beautiful Demi Lovato. Sexy yet elegant, and a complete win. 
Category: The Goddess Award

Jennifer Lopez in Ralph & Russo

Nobody does a red carpet quite like J-Lo, and this slinky lilac gown is just kept from best-dressed honors by the dubious virtue of the large chiffon shoulder doodad. Otherwise a great look, with the Best Shoes of the evening. 
Category: The Shining Star

Hillary Scott in Jenny Packham

Quite literally in this case, as Hillary’s gown is bedecked with hundreds of beaded stars. So pretty!
Category: Most Intricate 

Lea Michele in Roberto Cavalli 

There is just a crazy amount of detail in this two-piece ensemble, which looks to be all embroidered rather than beaded. With a fresh, minimalist makeup and hair look, the dress speaks for itself. 
Category: Wildest

Katy Perry in Tom Ford

This is certainly an odd look, isn’t it?  I want to like it, but there’s a weird wrongness about it. It can’t decide what it wants to be. The dichotomy between the sequin bodice and the fringe skirt is somewhat jarringly executed. Well, it is a Tom Ford, and his designs are often meh, so maybe awkward is a sign he’s trying to do something different. Anyway, it’s a bold choice and Katy otherwise looks flawless.  
Category: The Prom Queen

Tori Kelly in Badgley Mischka

First off, I don’t dislike this look. It’s a really pretty dress, but the kind of thing that doesn’t really stand out at red carpet events. I love the color, but it needs something to bring it out of high school dance territory and into the realm of high fashion. 
Category: Worst Dressed

Halsey in Christian Wijnants

And then Halsey shows up to the Grammys in her Grammy’s wrinkled old pajamas and mistakes a necklace for a top. Once again… this sort of thing happens only at the Grammys, folks! 
Category: Best Dressed

Adele in Givenchy

C’mon, how gorgeous is this? Though I was no fan of “Hello”, Adele continues to win me over with more upbeat numbers like this one. Patchwork detail is so on-point and she’s rocking it. The color and texture are just so luxe. Love. 
Special Category: The FLUFFY Award

Camila Cabello in Miri Couture 

I love me some ballgowns, and this one, chosen for its alignment with my own personal aesthetic ( i.e., the dress I’d have picked for myself), is a stunner. It’s so floaty and glam at the same time, and the purple is absolutely beautiful. Showstoppah!!
Now we move across the pond to take in the sights at the…

BAFTA AWARDS FLUFFIES 

Category: Most Improved

Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé 

After a severe misstep at her SAG appearance (in a feathery parrot dress), Nicole is back in good form in this revealing column with a plunging metallic bodice and ritzy Harry Winston jewels. Much better. 
Category:  Cutest

Daisy Ridley in Roland Mouret

This dress is just intensifying my patchwork obsession. So perfectly adorable.  A matching wrap and awesome stilettos complete the look. 
Category: The Silver Medal

Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton 

Whoa, this is smoking!  A liquid-sequin skirt and embellished top make this long-sleeved column a real standout. 

Category: Wildest

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton 

This sequined mini is hiding a scary face in its colorful details. Cute at first glance, creepy at second, and all-around cray-cray. 
Category: The Blue Ribbon

Viola Davis in Jenny Packham 

 Flowing shades of blue, from sapphire to sky, and a simple criss-cross pattern make for a beautifully eye-catching gown. 

Category: The Gilded Flour Sack

Amy Adams in Tom Ford

Note to Tom Ford:  please stop making beautiful women look like literal bag ladies. The back of this dress has a sheer drape and a bow, but it’s not enough to make up for the front looking like a sack of potatoes. Sorry, Amy; at least it’s a good color on you. 
Category: Gothic Glam

Felicity Jones in Dior

A sheer overlay and chain-mail straps make this simple A-line silhouette darkly glamorous and very memorable. 
Category: Cinderella Style

Naomie Harris in Gucci

This ruffled gown with floral details and a knife-pleated skirt is the stuff of little girls’ fairy tale dreams. So romantic. 
Category: Worst Dressed

(Tie) Caitriona Balfe in Gucci

Emma Stone in Chanel

 Caitriona’s dress is probably the saddest thing I’ve ever seen from Gucci; the scarlet skirt clashes with the pastel colors on the top, and while it could’ve been pretty (with a white skirt maybe?) it ultimately doesn’t work. Emma’s outfit is sad in that it is almost great. The dress is beautiful, the heels are perfect, and I love the ankle bracelet. The look is ruined solely but wholly by the tacked-on addition of inexplicable pantaloons underneath the dress. What? Who would do that to that innocent dress? Boo. 
Category: Best Dressed

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Alexander McQueen 

It isn’t often that actual royalty attends an awards season event, and did you have any doubt she would steal the show? Kate is always textbook perfection, and this floral gown is a great example of the polished, elegant style the world’s most photographed woman is known for. Oh, and she wins The Arm Candy Award forever with her real-life prince. It just doesn’t get better than this. 
Special Category: The FLUFFY Award 

Emily Blunt in Alexander McQueen 

Like Camila Cabello’s dress at the Grammys above, this is the best representation of my own personal style at the BAFTAs. Just look at it. It’s so me. I would wear the hell out of this dress. It slays. 

So there we have two red carpet wrap-ups in one post. Hope you enjoyed, and see you next time…

An Awards Season Pit Stop: Fluffy Awards At The Grammys

While not a part of the Oscar race, the Grammy Awards are an MVP of awards season. This is a red carpet that doesn’t take itself too seriously, which can lead to lots of randomness and unintentional hilarity. Let’s check out some sartorial moxie and madness.

Category: Most Improved 

Kaley Cuoco in Naeem Khan

From Sad Candy Cane to shiny star, Kaley is back in fine form once again. Geometric beading and cutouts make this jumpsuit a fun, memorable look. 

Category: Cutest

Madison Beer in Alexander McQueen 

This itty bitty floral minidress is so cute I want to hug it. And then steal her shoes. I have never heard of this kid, but she has managed to snag a great stylist. 

Category: The Gold Medal

Giuliana Rancic in Jani & Khosla 

Wow.  Giuliana is channeling her inner Cleopatra in this beaded creation with a grommet-adorned skirt, accessorized with gilded sandals, cuff bracelets, and slicked-back hair. Love it. 

Category: Best Menswear 

Zendaya in DSquared2

Zendaya slays the androgynous look in this cool, casual-chic suit, and she makes a mullet look fly. Loving the rings stacked up on her hand, too!

Category: The Cinderella Award

Lianne la Havas in Vivienne Westwood 

Such a gorgeous ball gown in such an amazing color! This peridot/chartreuse hue is a rarity on the red carpet and always pops when it appears! Bonus points for the sparkly platforms.

Category: Red Royalty

Ariana Grande in Romona Keveza 

Ariana is flawless in this fitted corset-styled dress with a dramatic train and about a bazillion buttons down the back (a couple hundred in front, too). Best smoky eye of the day, and jewels on point!

Category: Best Homage

Lady Gaga in Marc Jacobs

Gaga performed an amazing tribute to David Bowie during the program, but her red carpet look also paid respect to the late legend, featuring hair, makeup and costuming inspired by his glam-rock days, complete with mega-platforms. Let’s have a brief moment of silence.

Category: The Circus Circus Award

Manika in ARThur Christine

Not sure if this outfit belongs under the big top or on a Vegas stage, so this award (created specifically for this outfit) gives it credit for both. It’s wacky, not in a particularly good way, but is pushed into the realm of People of Walmart by the all-too-visible granny bra she’s wearing with it. Who is this chick anyway? She doesn’t even go here!

Category: Wildest

Ciara in Alexandre Vauthier 

Crazy dress. Well, almost a dress; it’s more like a combination onesie/loincloth. The top isn’t well fitted, and the bottom is an impending wardrobe malfunction. On the plus side, her hair and makeup are on fleek and I love that diamond ring.

Category: Just Suit Me

Bonnie McKee in Bullet Apparel 

This suit is definitely not menswear-style AT ALL. But it is cute, sparkly fun. Also have to award Best Hair of the evening for her perfect pink waves.

Category: Most Intricate 

Diamond White in J Pelarsky 

The strategic filigree embroidery on this sheer dress is gorgeous. Manika should take a cue here: sheer can be all good, but it’s for showing off your bod, not your drawers.

Category: The Shining Star 

Florence Welch in Gucci 

Quite literally, in this case: the stars are sequined, or beads. I want to dislike this dress so much, but I find I cannot. There is something so self-aware and humorous at work in this look, not to mention it’s just so retro I could die. Plus, YELLOW MOONS! ORANGE STARS! And… Bronze dragonflies?? I don’t care if it’s half a bowl of Lucky Charms, it’s cool, and I like it.

Category: The Technicolor Award

Kacey Musgraves in Armani Privé 

Not sure who this girl is either, but I read that she records in a Genre That Must Not Be Named, and that is one bright dress. I’m also not sure why it’s… I dunno…squiggly. The colors are beautiful, she’s well-styled, and in the bizarro version of the previous category, I want to like this so much, but find I cannot. It reminds me of those popcorn shirts that were trendy in the early oughts, themselves not a good memory.

Category: The Effortless Award 

Adele in Givenchy 

This is a great look for Adele. At first the dress looks really simple, but then the details start to stand out, and you realize what a beautiful work of wearable art it is.  And she looks like she just got out of bed looking like that. It isn’t fair.

Category: Little Miss Sunshine 

Vanessa Simmons in Jean-Louis Sabaji 

How awesome is this? I’m like stunned. I love yellow on the carpet, and this is just an incredible use of one of my favorite colors. Slayyy. 

Category: Gothic Glam

Jazmine Sullivan in Michael Costello 

And a serious contender for the Extra-Special Fluffy Award for the dress I would have chosen for myself. This mermaid gown is built for curves, and those sleeves. I heart this in every way possible and need this dress in my life.

Category: Most Brilliant 

Taylor Swift in Atelier Versace 

Taylor is always beautifully put together, but this look is more about fun. She genuinely seemed to be having a great time all evening in these mismatched separates that somehow work. Plus, she’s debuting a new hairstyle that’s really cute on her, and I love that multicolored necklace.

Category: Pretty in Pink 

Ellie Goulding in Stella McCartney 

I love this shade of pink; it reminds me of rose quartz or pink champagne. It’s a simple design that feels a little seventies retro. Ellie also inspires major Hair Envy and makeup goals.

Category: The Major Award (aka Fragíle)

Carrie Underwood in Nicolas Jebran 

If you don’t know what this new award signifies, or why it’s called that, you and I can’t be friends. Anyway, all that’s missing is a fishnet stocking and a wall outlet.  Sorry!  I had to do it!  Lol forever.

Category: Best Accessorization 

Demi Lovato in Norisol Ferrari

I don’t know if that’s a body chain or part of the jacket, but I love it either way. Also, those insanely detailed rings are gorgeous, and those pointy patent platform pumps (dear god, try saying that ten times fast!) are ah-mazing. Oh, the dress is cute too.

Category: Green Goddess 

Tori Kelly in Gauri & Nainika 

Love, love, love this structured, asymmetrical emerald gown (is it just me, or does this label out-Posen Zac Posen?), accented with pink accessories which harmonize nicely with the bright green.

Category: The Oddball Award

Elle King in Christian Siriano  

Not that Elle is an oddball; Elle is lovely. She has a serious Mae West thing going on here. But the dress is eating her alive. Fringe and feathers?!  One or the other, but never together!  It’s just too much. Love the beaded lily appliqués, but they’re lost in all the extraneousness. This is why I have issues with Siriano. He keeps adding stuff until it’s a mess.

Category: The Blue Ribbon 

Ashley Monroe in Georges Hobeika  

Another new face to me, Ashley is rocking the hell out of this turquoise, keyhole-bodice Grecian column. So ethereal. I don’t know why this strikes me as something Luna Lovegood would wear to the Yule Ball (and look brilliant in), but it does.

Category: The Midnight Special 

Meghan Trainor in Michael Costello  

All aglitter like a night sky, this is a beautiful look on Best New Artist Meghan. I miss her blonde hair, but will comfort myself with her adorable shoes.

Category: The WTF Award 

Janelle Monae in Jean-Paul Gaultier 

The top of this is really cute. The skirt looks like a whoopie cushion. Does it make fart noises when she sits down? It’s a skirt that’s forgotten how to skirt. You had one job, skirt! (Insert random flatulent sounds). Omg, brb, roflmao.

Category: Twinsies!!!!!

Bella Hadid in Alexandre Vauthier, Allesandra Ambrosio in Versace

  

These two gowns come from different designers, but are so much alike it’s scary. Maybe there really isn’t anything new under the sun. The cutouts and necklines are identical.  While Bella’s has long sleeves and is accented with pearl beads, and Allesandra’s is accented with panels of different fabric, the patterns are just too similar and I’m a leetle creeped out.  Oh well, at least Allesandra wins Best Shoes. 

Category: Worst Dressed 

Dencia in… Sanrio, I guess?image

No.  Just no.  What did those poor kitties do to deserve this?

Category: Best Dressed

Selena Gomez in Calvin Kleinimage

We have here a whole bunch of Wow and some Whoa thrown in for good measure.  CK has really stepped up their game this award season, and while this design may exhibit their usual streamlined silhouette, it’s far from dull.  The deep cobalt blue color is ah-mazing on Selena, and it’s just so shimmery and mermaid-y and cool.  (Selena later inexplicably changed into a slightly less-cute-but-still-cute red dress, but this is the one that does it for me.)

Special Category:  The Fluffy Award

Diana Gloster in Tarik Edizimage

The Fluffy Award goes to the night’s best representation of my personal sense of style– in other words, the dress I’d have picked for myself.  I am categorically unable to resist any item with musical scores printed on it, and if said item is a ball gown, I am literally dead.  This dress has killed me with its crowning awesomeness.  Yet another artist I have never heard of until now (is Fluffy getting old or something?  I never had this problem till this year), but she has my everlasting goodwill.

Okay, we have concluded this brief stop in the music industry and will return to our regularly scheduled Oscar race.  See you next go-round!

 

 

 



Grammy Red Carpet: The Fluffy Awards

This is the second of my red carpet blogs this award season which has been tardy.  The first time it was due to a large number of attractive dresses that I had to pare down to a manageable amount.  This time, the Grammy Awards were totally upstaged by the return of The Walking Dead, and it was far more necessary that Fluffy watch Her Show than critique the fashions.  (Like, three seconds of Norman Reedus?  That is a subject for another blog, but still.)  Anyway, the Grammys are sort of the redheaded stepchild of awards season– they have nothing to do with the Oscar race as they are a completely different field, and sometimes the concept of “red carpet” is lost on many attendees who show up looking either too casual or too outlandish.  Since Fluffy has lightened up on the snark, this makes for a rather short blog, as I am Not Going There in regard to Sia’s wig, Pharrell’s short pants, or the bedpan on Madonna’s head and whatnot.

CUTEST

IGGY AZALEA

iggy-azaleaIggy Iggy’s too biggie to be here stressin’, so this rather calm blue Armani Prive is a great choice for looking cool while standing out.  The cutouts are remarkably tasteful, but it’s the braided updo that just kind of takes everything into the next level of adorable.

THE EFFORTLESS AWARD

GWEN STEFANI

gwen-stefaniGwen is always tres fab, apparently with a minimum of fuss.  This gorgeous asymmetric-bodice jumpsuit is by Versace.

BEST RETRO

JENNY LEWIS

jenny-lewisTalula for Aritzia is the designer of this chic suit turned fun statement piece.  Even the shoes match, and the vibe is so seventies that I could just die.  Love it.

BEST MENSWEAR LOOK

CHARLI XCX

THcharli-xcxThis Moschino suit is just the awesomest.  It’s so over-the-top.  With exactly the right amount of pink to make it pop.  I need this outfit.  Like, seriously.

THE DIVALICIOUS AWARD

(TIE) KIM KARDASHIAN AND ARIANA GRANDE

kim-kardashianariana-grandeTwo of my favorite ladies, with attitude to spare, looking crazy amazing.  Kim is rocking a racy, J-Lo-esque Jean-Paul Gaultier gown with some majorly sparkly cuffs and epaulets– not to mention pockets!  I love Kim for being unafraid to wear pockets.  Ariana is wearing a fun flirty Versace column with a silvery metallic panel, strategic cutouts, and a plunging back.  Both are totally on point.

THE DARE-TO-BARE AWARD

MILEY CYRUS

miley-cyrusMiley is no stranger to showing off some skin, but this Alexandre Vauthier gown does so while being completely classy.  The plunging neckline, peek-a-boo side cutouts, and even the back– bare but for crisscrossed spaghetti straps– make the look a showstopper.

THE SILVER MEDAL

(TIE) LADY GAGA AND PARIS HILTON

lady-gagaparis-hiltonGaga’s Brandon Maxwell stunner is certainly a change of pace from her days of wearing meat and popping out of eggs.  I’m pleased to see that her newer, more elegant persona seems to be sticking around.  Paris looks buff in a slinky Yousef Al-Jasmi number with cutouts and all-over beading.  Has she been working out?

ON THE FRINGE

KATY PERRY

katy-perryI’ve always been a fan of swingy fringe dresses with all the sparkle, and Katy’s almost-sheer Zuhair Murad is a great example.  I’d have liked it better longer, but it’s still a lot of fun and totally cute.

WORST DRESSED

RIHANNA

rihannaWTF happened to Rhi-Rhi?  At last year’s Grammys she walked off with best-dressed honors, but now she shows up in a crocheted toilet-paper cozy.  At least that’s what it looks like.  Or maybe one of those bundt cakes with a doll sticking out of the middle.  Or a jellyfish (“I shall call her Squishy”).  Time to fire the stylist who thought this Giambattista Valli disaster was a good idea.  The sad part is that it would have actually been kind of cute if it had a waist.  As is, it’s shapeless and messy-looking.  No shade to Rhianna, who looks great from about her ribcage up, but I just can’t stand it when designers equate creativity with flat-out fugly, and when stylists think that fugly is cutting-edge.

BEST DRESSED

(TIE) MEGHAN TRAINOR AND TAYLOR SWIFT

meghan-trainortaylor-swiftTwo looks that couldn’t be more different, but each amazing in their own way.  This is Meghan’s freshman outing on the red carpet, and she nails it in a Galia Mahav half-sheer that somehow doesn’t offend me.  I’m not generally fond of half-sheers, but this design subverts the trend’s usual obnoxiousness with a sort of Gothic-meets-Old-Hollywood vibe that is just so cool and pretty.  Taylor, on the other hand, is a seasoned red carpet veteran so it’s no surprise that her peacock-blue Elie Saab, a brilliant standout that pairs a ball-gown skirt with a peekaboo miniskirt underneath, would nab a best-dressed nod.  The purple Giuseppe Zanotti shoes are a nice contrast for extra pop.

THE VERY SPECIAL FLUFFY AWARD

KAT GRAHAM

kat-grahamAs we should all know by now, the Fluffy Award goes to the dress I’d have picked for myself, and Kat’s sheer Yanina Couture gown, embellished with a showstopping single flower motif, is nothing short of incredible.  I can’t even.  It’s just too wonderful.

So there we have it, folks.  See you at the next carpet…

Red Carpet Bonanza–Grammy Night Fluffy Awards!

Situated comfortably in the middle of awards season, but worlds apart from most of the film arena’s awards ceremonies in tone and red carpet content, the Grammys are a breath of fresh air fashion-wise amid all the stuffy formality we get used to seeing.  That’s not to say there aren’t awesome formal looks on the Grammy carpet, but most are imbued with a sense of fun and whimsy that is occasionally lacking at film events.  This season I have been attempting a kinder spirit in bestowing my Fluffy Fashion Awards, so some of the more… shall we say… out there outfits aren’t gonna be here, but this is a historic event in Fluffyland– I have fallen so hard for a dress I am seriously thinking of trying to make a replica for myself and I can’t even sew.  (Oh, Fluffy Hubby… pass me that hot glue gun.)  So let’s start handing out some Fluffies.

CATEGORY:  MOST IMPROVED

GLORIA ESTEFAN

GrammysGloriaEstefanAt last year’s Grammys, I was disappointed in the shiny, matronly number the Miami Sound Machine songstress was sporting– she looked like someone’s Grammy.  As in Grandma.  But all is well now!  This luxe red dress from Memeka fits like a glove, and the sheer embellishments at the neckline and sheer sleeves give off a cool retro vibe rather than a dated one.  Well-played, Gloria!

CATEGORY:  CUTEST

ARIANA GRANDE

GrammysArianaGrandeThis little Dolce & Gabbana is just too darling for words, so I can’t even try.  I also love the satin platforms.  Squee!  Loves it!  Loves the whole look!

CATEGORY:  GOTHIC GLAM

KELLY OSBOURNE

GrammysKellyOsbourneKelly is looking vampy in this Badgley Mischka gown with bejeweled epaulets.  I just noticed the gemstones match her hair, and somehow make even her eyes look purple.  It’s not a look that would work for everyone, but Kelly rocks it.

CATEGORY:  BEST BLUES

ALICIA KEYS

GrammysAliciaKeysAlicia is never overdone, never underdone, always perfect.  Resplendent in royal blue Armani Prive, a cool updo and minimal jewelry, she looks confident and sexy and very, very classy.

CATEGORY:  THE EFFORTLESS AWARD

BEYONCE

GrammysBeyonceThe painted-on Michael Costello mermaid dress is to die for.  Yet in all her glittering glory, wearing diamonds the size of my head, Bey just seems so un-self-conscious.  Wearing her hair down was a great way to dial down a look that might have been a little too dramatic otherwise, and render it unfussy and almost casual, like she just rolls out of bed looking fabulous.

CATEGORY:  RED ROYALTY

PINK AND TAMAR BRAXTON

GrammysPinkGrammysTamarBraxtonBoth ladies are rocking very similar frocks, Pink in a satiny Johanna Johnson and Tamar in a regal Michael Costello.  In a veritable sea of red dresses out there tonight, these two manage to stand out and I can’t decide who looks best!

CATEGORY:  THE SILVER MEDAL

TAYLOR SWIFT

GrammysTaylorSwiftTaylor’s Gucci looks like chain-mail, but it’s not a bad look, and surprisingly, not an overly flashy one.  It’s just the right amount of glow, and I like the pink lipstick rather than her usual red, since it puts the focus on her pretty eyes.

CATEGORY:  THE DAZZLE AWARD

ANNA KENDRICK

GrammysAnnaKendrickIt’s simple, but the wow factor is major.  Start with a diamond-white Azzaro column gown, slit up to here and cut down to there, embellished with just the right amount of glittery beading, then play up the shine with an array of blinged-out accessories, like killer silvery heels, a mirror-gloss handbag, a chunky bangle, and gorgeous earrings.  Keep the rest of the look understated– loose wavy hair, subtle makeup, coordinating manicure– and you might end up looking as fab as Anna.

CATEGORY:  WILDEST

ZENDAYA

GrammysZendayaThis dress shouldn’t work.  It’s just a crazy dress.  It’s got too many different things going on at once;  it really ought to be a mess.  But Zendaya makes it happen.  This Emanuel Ungaro piece just looks fun and hip on her, and love that beautiful turquoise shade against the carpet.

CATEGORY:  MOST BRILLIANT

GIULIANA RANCIC

GrammysGiulianaRancicThat color really stands out.  Not everybody can do bright orange, but it’s one of my favorite looks from Giuliana, looking awesome as usual.  The Alex Perry halter dress is lacy without being frou-frou, sexy without being trashy, and perfectly accessorized.

CATEGORY:  WORST DRESSED

MADONNA

GrammysMadonnaFirst off, I’m not criticizing this look– I’m criticizing this look for Madge.  The Ralph Lauren suit is flawlessly tailored, the hat is cute and funky, and I ought to like the whole outfit.  The reason I don’t?  Madonna, a true legend, one of the most original, cutting-edge, and outright iconic figures in the world, looks as if she stole her ensemble, every single piece, from Janelle Monae.  Granted, her little son asked her to dress-alike with him, so it is to an extent forgivable, but Madonna should not be a carbon-copy of anyone else.  Madonna should be Madonna.  That is all.

CATEGORY:  BEST DRESSED

COLBIE CAILLAT

GrammysColbieCaillatGrammysColbieCaillat2You know how rare it is for me to actually dig up other views of a dress I like, and Colbie’s Ezra Santos is such a showstopper I had to.  Nothing I can say can even do justice to this piece, so I just had to show you– I just love it all, from the dimensional floral embellishments bordering the sheer panel in the bodice to the sensational sweep of the train.  The adorable messy topknot makes the look fun, and her perfect vintage jewels and Jimmy Choo sandals tie the look together into goddess territory.  As I mentioned previously, so many stars wore red tonight that just standing out in the color was difficult, let alone taking best-dressed honors, so this is a very enviable look indeed.

SPECIAL CATEGORY:  THE FLUFFY AWARD

KATY PERRY

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Ah, the Very Special Fluffy Award.  The one gown of the evening that I would have chosen for myself.  It’s honestly been a long time since I’ve been so instantly riveted by a dress.  I mentioned that I don’t often bother trying to find second pictures of the dresses for the Fluffies, so how much love does it show that I had to include three?  (That’s a first for this column, btw.)  The winner of the Very Special Fluffy is the best representation of my own personal style, and occasionally it is also itself fluffy.  But fluffy isn’t even the beginning of why I love this sweet tulle Valentino.  It’s covered in sheet music.  OMG, the princessy band geek in me is screaming with unabashed delight and jumping up and down.  I am apoplectic with need for this dress, which is so ME on so many levels that I can’t even begin.  Just OMG, OMG, OMG.  *Swoons, picks self up, scurries off to find fabric and hot glue gun as cannot sew.*  GrammysKatyPerry4I mean, look at it up close.  The staves are made out of little sequins!!!!  And that’s La Traviata!  I have died.  I am officially in Fluffy Heaven.  And have now posted four photos of the same damn dress.  WHY does it have to be so expensive???  And now I won’t be able to pick out an Oscar dress for my annual Photoshop-assisted attendance because this one is so perfect no other will ever measure up.  Boo!!  *Hyperventilates into Dooney bag until calm returns*  

The best part?  This wasn’t even the only completely amazing and awesometastic dress Katy wore tonight…

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I have thus far been unable to turn up who designed this cute ballgown she wore to Universal’s after-party, but I love it also!  Just beautiful!

…AND Grammy Night Fluffy Awards are now a wrap!  See you soon, as I must step up my game for my Oscar dress now…