We now live in a world where the Grammy’s red carpet is boring. I don’t even know how to react. Beyonce didn’t walk (and I’m not even mad after that opening performance). I remember complaining to my hair stylist when she chopped off all her hair for her pixie cut, so I was nervous when I saw the bob reappear from the Drunk in Love video last night. But in his wise words “Oh honey that wasn’t her hair anyways.” And you know what, I’m a-ok with the bob now, especially since she gave us two handfulls of B.A.D.’s by her girl Lorraine Schwartz. But beyond Beyonce’s bob and smoke/chair/Partition reenactment, there were a few other breakout stars last night (besides Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Pharell’s hat.)
Crazy Awesome Hand Jewelry
via Luxury Brand Group
The ringclet, hand chain, hand bracelet had its moment online this summer, but didn’t make it to the big time until last night. From top left: Madonna wore a Maltese cross pin, M & E diamond rings and her idiotic gold grill in addition to this rock crystal bracelet by Loree Rodkin. Rita Ora’s Lorraine Schwartz rings on rings on rings were only part of the fun she brought – check out her gold day-date, Juste un Clou, Love bangle, Panthere bangle and chunky gold chain bracelet! Cyndi Lauper brought the fun with mass amounts of gold chains by g-d knows who because Ryan refused to ask. Anna Faris chose a sapphire Sutra number that had me salivating.
The Man Brooch
Usher, Miguel, L.L. Cool J and Bruno Mars were just the ones I spotted! Soon to be known as the “broochismo” per this guy and soon to be sported by many a street-style star. I especially enjoyed Usher’s antique style but Miguel’s edgy sapphires won out for me.
Dresses that Double as Jewelry
via Just Jared
Gilded gowns were out in full force last night with four very different takes on the gold dress. First up, Chrissy Tiegen, outspoken supermodel and wine-induce-tweeter extraordinaire, who was there to support her fertility-inducing husband John Legend. Chrissy wore a liquid gold sequined gown that hugged every perfect curve and sparkled like the diamonds I wish she wore. It read kind of silvery in the glam cam, but make no mistake, this gorgeous gown was gold. So was Ciara’s, who also went with figure hugging (in fact all of our golden goddesses did). Her look was boho gypset glamour in a sandy gold, long sleeved baby bump accentuating gown. Amber Rose recently lost said baby bump, and decided to let us allllll know in a second skin gold chevron gown. And, Taylor Swift patron saint of homemade baked goods, confirmed that she doesn’t actually eat her confections in a chain mail Gucci glove-fitting dress. All sparkly, all gorgeous.
If you don’t already read this blog, you are doing yourself a disservice. The hilarious, witty and well versed in jewelry commentary will brighten up your day fo realz. When you extract the essence of Adornmentality into its purest form, you get the genius that is her live red carpet coverage. For every snoozetastic jewelry suite or lack thereof, Adornmentality had 3 hilarious tweets. For every superfluous commercial break, she had some choice words for tiny ass kisser Ryan Seacrest. And for every small, spare, glimmer of hope (and by hope I mean diamonds) she was there, cheering valiantly as we all tried not to fall asleep during red carpet coverage. I’m not sure what my life was like before I started following her on Twitter, but I don’t want to remember.