I’ve decided to live blog the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards pre-show red carpet – always the best place to critique the fashion of all our favorite rock stars. I’ve chosen to watch E!’s coverage, mostly because I can’t stand Chris Harrison and didn’t want to watch him on TV Guide. Not that I’m a huge Seacrest fan, but I figured his blabbing was better than Harisson’s.
6:01 – For now, Ryan Seacrest is blabbing on. The only thing I care about is that he’s wearing Burberry.
6:03 – Oh boy, a 360 cam. We get to critique them from all angles!
6:05 – Giuliana Rancic (I have no idea who she is, btw) is kind of tripping on her words. What a terrible interviewer.
6:12 – Pants on the ground? really? This is not Grammy material. I’m glad this is on DVR so I can fast forward.
6:14 – Zac Brown Band. They all need to shave.
6:16 – Mmmm Common. He definitely looks sharp. I wonder what brand he’s wearing – I definitely love the polka dot going on.
6:15 – “Oh yeah, Kanye is one of the most sincere and nice gentlemen I’ve ever met.” First of all, learn to speak proper english. Secondly, Kanye West is a jerk – you can’t possibly try and convince me that he is a good person – no good person would interupt anybody’s acceptance speech – country star or otherwise.
6:23 – I don’t think Kathy Griffin looks that great – her dress isn’t that flattering and her ego is a bit too inflated for my tastes. Calm yourself.
6:24 – Oh good the cleavage conversation. She loves to pitch herself, doesnt she?
6:25 – Brangelina are still together. Oh boy! Apparently, there are tons of rumors because they hadn’t been out in public together lately? Well, thats what happens when you have a million kids. Who knew.
6:30 – Ricky Martin is much better looking than I remember. His scruff is definitely attractive, and I love that jacket on him. Apparently Martin was in Haiti, which I think is really great. He’s discussing journalists coverage of Haiti, and says that his charity is going to help rebuild the country.
6:33 – MGMT look 16 and awkward. Their jackets are heinous – I am not impressed.
6:38 – Gaga is on the scene! I have not been able to get her & beyonce’s song “telephone” out of my head all weekend – the beats to her songs are just so catchy! Her dress is pretty unbelievable tonight, I’m sure she’ll have 10 other outfits to gawk at. As much as I admire her for making a fashion statement, her dresses often seem unnecessary.
6:40 – Lady Antebellum looks hot! I’m very impressed
6:40 – Gaga’s dress is being called a solar system by Seacrest. Oh dear.
6:45 – I must be seriously out of the loop, but I had NO idea Justin Beiber was so young! Goodness!
6:50 – Sugarland! She is so gorgeous, and I absolutely LOVE her dress!
6:52 – John Legend. Goodness he is gorgeous. I am definitely not a fan of whatever hole-y vest he’s wearing, but his suit is definitely very nice. John, you can cook for me anytime.
6:53 – Katy Perry is up. What on earth is going on with this dress? I am not a fan, at all. And Russell Brand. Can you please close your shirt?
6:55 – T-Pain – he is certainly dressed down tonight. I like the shades, just not at the grammy’s.
6:56 – Lea Michele is gorgeous tonight – I love her dress!
6:58 – Helloooo Usher. What are you wearing? Checkered shirt, polka dot tie, beige three piece suit & giant shades? Noooo thank you.
6:59 – Kaley Cuoco from the Big Bang Theory looks gorgeous, I really wish I could pull off a gorgeous Nicole Miller plunge dress like that. She looks hot.
7:01 – Seal & Heidi Klum. They are such an adorable couple, and Klum is gorgeous, but I am not a fan of her dress tonight. I think she could’ve done much better.
7:03 – Black Eyed Peas – Fergie’s dress is very strange. I don’t really understand that long strappy silver thing?
7:09 – The Fray. Good looking group of guys – I like that they went with a simple shirt/tie/jacket combo. Very classy.
7:10 – Awww Travis Barker has his son with him. He’s so adorable!
7:11 – Keri Hilson’s dress does not fit her properly. Your boobs do not to pop out of the top, goodness. I dont think the Dolche and Gabana dress is anything special.
7:15 – Jennifer Hudson is such a strong, beautiful woman. I’m not a huge fan of her outfit tonight, but I have so much respect for her.
7:21 – Pink’s dress is kind of strange, but I do think it fits her well and is very reperesentative of her style.
7:23 – Mary J. Blidge. What are you wearing? Why did a cat scratch out the top of your dress?
7:24 – Carrie Underwood is so gorgeous. You have to have guts to wear a white dress like that, and she looks so beautiful.
7:28 – Miley Cyrus. Her dress is… very strange.
7:29 – Nicole Kidman is definitely not my favorite – her Prada dress is gorgeous and very slimming, but I definitely think there are pretty stars.
7:31 – Taylor Swift!! She is so gorgeous, although I’m not a huge fan of her dress, I think she could have done much better. Taylor Swift is definitely beautiful and so down to earth – I’m just kind of obsessed.
7:34 – Beyonce’s dress is… strange? I don’t get it.
7:38 – Definitely glad I have this on DVR and can fast forward through the boring parts – getting ready for the show already!
7:39 – Kesha’s dress is very strange. She explains her style as “Garbage Can Chic” – I am not impressed.
7:40 – Sheryl Crow looks like she’s wearing a sheet. Yuck.
7:44 – Ciara’s outfit is very strange. I don’t get it?
7:50 – Ne-yo is so fly with his top hat. I am very impressed with the all black & white tie look.
7:51 – Rihanna looks like a swan. Hmmm.
7:53 – Colbie Calliat is adorable – I don’t love her dress – it’s kind of a strange color and design and I think she could have done much better.
8:00 – Looks like that’s the end of the red carpet. I’m going to close my computer, grab some dinner & enjoy the rest of the show!
Update: Since I don’t have copyright permission to put any photos from tonight up, be sure to check out the StylePhile blog from Boston.com. They’ve got a bunch of great images & commentary from tonight’s red carpet. Enjoy!
wearing sweat pants to class – a do or do not?
i can’t lie, when i was a freshman, i wore sweats alll the time to my 8am journalism class. it was cold and disgusting out, i crawled out of bed at 7;46 to be there by 8, and i looked like a hot mess on a regular basis. this semester, i have another 8 am, and there are plenty of people, girls and guys, that show up to class in their sweats. in fact, yesterday i noticed a guy and a girl rockin’ the same pair of red northeastern huskies sweats. embarrassing? slightly?
i make an effort to look decent on tuesdays and fridays for my 8 am, maybe because i have class straight from 8am until 1;30pm, but also because i dont feel like showing up to three classes looking like a total slob. for me, it’s just as easy to throw on a pair of jeans a vneck and a cute patterned scarf with my hoops than it is to wear baggy sweats, uggs and a sweatshirt. i will admit that on the day after i came back from the ER, i wore my yoga pants and baggy hanes mens tshirt to class, looking like ass. but i had just spent 8 hours in the hospital, so i think i had a legitimate excuse.
the sweatshirt is another thing that a lot of people wear that while i used to rock, i just cant anymore. i had tons of group sweatshirts in high school – i was in leadership, i was a peer helper and i was in charge of the school newspaper. i had group sweatshirts spilling out of my closet [in fact, i think they still are, which my mother keeps whining at me to throw out]. i have a turquoise northeastern sweatshirt that i love but never wear because even though its a small its still huge and baggy on me, and i have my old ‘might morphin peer helpers’ sweatshirt which i love but never think to wear. its just my preference these days to throw on a beater and a cardigan. i do have two sweatshirts that i wear on occasion – one is a thinner red northeastern pull over that i really like, and the other is a grey pullover from american eagle with thin white and dark purple stripes. even still, i cant remember the last time i wore either of them.
there are definitely girls who show up to class wearing cute PINK sweats and plain tops, with their hair pulled back and a headband on that don’t look too sloppy. but at the same time, if you put the effort into looking good in your sweats, how much harder is it to wear those same sneakers with your jeans? and i totally understand the comfort thing, i guess im just comfortable in my jeans.
i have to admit, i love these. not sure i’d be motivated to pay $34.50 on them, but dont get me wrong – i love sweats and yoga pants in general. in fact, i am wearing my boyfriends old aeropostale sweats that no longer fit him, and they are the comfiest things in the whole world.
of course when i selected these on the site, victoria secret sent me right to this:
i would probably want to puke if i saw somebody wearing both of these at the same time, and this hoodie is $34.50, but theres no doubt that i could see myself wearing this with layered green and pink tank tops and jeans. i might like it better in this color…
i also came across these…
for $69.50, you can get bling on your sweats. im dead serious.
i feel like this pair is more like the standard every day pair of PINK sweats that most girls own. i dont like the splatter on the side, but the peace sign at the bottom is super cute. i have a light pink pair that say PINK across the butt in dark pink letters. my best friend got them for me for hannukah a few years ago, and even though i think theyre super cute, i never wear em because the elastic at the bottom makes them uncomfortable to sleep in, and i never wear sweats outside my apartment. maybe ill pull em out of my drawer and wear them around the apartment more often.