Monday, January 27, 2014

Red Carpet Risks: The Grammys

Awards season is in FULL swing especially with an abbreviated timeline because of the Winter Olympics it seems like all I do is post about the looks of the red carpet!  That being said I'm trying to switch things up other than just fashion hits and misses but include some fun fashion topics!  Plus what better way to wind down on a Sunday while still soaking up the glamor than a cocktail?  So there's one of those too!

This week I thought we'd highlight red carpet risks.  I'm not talking about white after Labor Day kind of risks here.  We're talking Jennifer Lopez's plunging Versace dress at the Grammys in 2000, Lady Gaga's arrival via a human sized egg at the 2011 Grammys, fashion moments.  The "OMG WHAT are they wearing?!" moments.  They either go down in history, leave us a little confused or provide some shock value for the moment, or all of the above!

This year's Grammys was no exception, check out my top red carpet risks this year:

I love Giuliana Rancic's bright orange Alex Perry dress.  The color isn't one we've seen lately and the plunging sheer and lace detailing provide a wow factor that works!  This little mama has still got it!

Katy Perry on the other hand might have taken the musical theme of the show a little farther than necessary.  Although I'm all for a full layered tulle ballgown I'm not sure this risk was worth it.

Paula Patton took a walk on the wild side with this lion and zebra themed dress.  Just enough crazy for the Grammy's but still flattering to her figure.

Ryan Lewis and Macklemore stood out in the crowd for the guys with shiny hounds tooth and teal velvet suits!  Definitely a nice change from the classic black (or recent trend, navy) the hounds tooth is a little bit of a busy print for a full suit but isn't super jarring.

Now, on to the cocktail.  I call this the Red Carpetini, the glitz and glam of the carpet in a martini glass!

Red Carpetini
(Makes one serving)

- 1 and 1/2 oz. citrus vodka (if you want something a little sweeter try vanilla vodka instead)
- 1/2 oz.  raspberry liqueur
- 1 oz. cranberry juice
- small bottle of champagne to top off

- Combine all ingredients except for champs in a cocktail shaker over ice.
- Shake and pour into a chilled martini glass.
- Top off with champagne.
- Enjoy!

Well that's all for the red carpet until March when the Oscars come around then we have to wait until summer for the Tony's!  I've got all kinds of blogging to catch up on now!  A post from restaurant week plus some new shoes are coming my way so I'll be sure to share!  Happy Monday!


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