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The 53rd Grammy Awards | La Mode’s Best Dressed

So I enjoyed every minute of the red carpet last night on E!, both the good and the bad, and the happy and the sad! 🙂 I really had no intention of doing a best dressed list, but since I love both music and fashion, and yes they go hand-in-hand…I had to do it. Just for your information, sadly, everyone did not look stellar last night and since only good things appear on this blog…you won’t be seeing Justin Bieber, Amber Riley and of course not, Willow Smith (Opps).

Without a doubt, Emilio Pucci and Jean-Paul Gaultier pulled off the best designs last night on the Red Carpet. My top nods went out to Rihanna and Nicole Kidman in Jean Paul Gaultier and Jennifer Lopez, Ciara and Lea Michele in Emilio Pucci.


Nicole Kidman

Jennifer Lopez


Lea Michele

Miley Cyrus surely put on some grown girl glam, and stepped out in a Roberto Cavalli dress.

Jennifer Hudson put her best look forward and came out rocking a lovely Versace dress and Christian Louboutin shoes.

Mega rapper Nicki Minaj stepped out in full animal instincts and greatly pulled off her Givenchy outfit.

Mya, who has a small reputation for looking stellar, turned up last night in this beautifully embellished dress.

Kim looked gorgeous as usual wearing a gold sequined dress by Kaufman Franco.

Janelle Monae strolled on to the carpet in her regular masculine inspired wear which featured extreme tailoring.

Time for the men, with whom there was a little lack of fashion sense. I don’t know why Justin Bieber would turn up to a red carpet wearing a Dolce & Gabanna suit and top it off with sneakers (???) Or why P. Diddy who is supposedely known for being well dress would turn up in a bomber jacket. However, they were a couple good fashionistos among them..

Bruno Mars surely looked grand for his big night, the singer/songwriter arrived in his three-piece suit.

A man who definitely has authentic style and whom I loved from day one, is Lenny Kravitz. Rocking a sheer shirt and some fur, he turned up looking ‘haute couture’ on the red carpet.

Rapper B.O.B definitely kept his look together and looked classy with a mixture of his urban vibe.

Ricky Martin tried to have an edge and that he did. Although his pants were hideous, he looked good from waist up!

Well overall, the Grammy’s was surely a great event with the red carpet being great and the show being epic. I enjoyed the overall vibe especially Aretha Franklin’s tribute, which to me was missing Beyonce. Talking about Beyonce, she really didn’t shine pertaining to fashion but nevertheless she looked fine. I am done this this review because I refrain from usually doing Red Carpet events…this is not a gossip site, but this is a Haute Couture blog! 🙂

Photos Courtesy : Essence & JustJared


Tom Ford is Back (Harper’s Bazaar | November 2010)

While reading the November Issue of Harper’s Bazaar, I couldn’t let this amazing article on Tom Ford’s return pass my eye. I think it is indeed incredible, both his return and the article , so let me give you guys the scoop.

For almost 15 years , Tom Ford taught us how to dress. his signature stamp of sexy silhouettes and high glamour defined the 1990s. After dinner, Tom was the kind of man who wouldn’t just take you to your hotel, he’d take you to your hotel room. It was with great sadness then for me that he packed up his silks, his feathers, and fur, and bowed out of women’s fashion to pursue is other passion-film direction. With A Single Man, he reminded us of all we’d been missing.

During New York Fashion Week, at a covert showing of his first official Tom Ford women’s collection, he regaled the audience with an anecdote. “Richard [Buckley, his longtime partner] knows that for years when I was at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent,” he said, “I has a recurring nightmare-and it would last for a week before the show-that the clothes would not arrive, something went wrong, the atelier burned down, and I had to stand in front of you all and talk for 20 minutes.”

Tom put those fears to rest when he summoned Julianne Moore and 31 other epic beauties, like Bazaar’s Rita Wilson, Lisa  Eisner, Lou Doillon, Emmanuelle Seigner, BeyoncĂ© Knowles, Stella Tennant and Daphne Guinness, to model the new collection. Photographer Terry Richardson was on

hand to capture each fantastical look as the women sauntered down the narrow runway, vamping it up for his, and only his, lens; there was a strict no-photographing policy. To add to the excitement, Terry was seated right next to me and kept leaping up to snap the models, juggling his myriad cameras and nimbly falling at their feet as they entered the runway directly across from us.

Each look was created for the woman  who wore it, so that meant Lauren Hutton lent her inimitable air of chic to a razor-sharp white ’70s pantsuit, while Amber Vallettas’s leopard-print version was topped off by a scorpion brooch. Liya Kebede’s blush-colored silk fringe gown gave off s goddess feel , and Karen Elson’s shorter cobalt-blue number was the ideal contrast to her fiery coif. Knowles ‘s long-sleeved sequined dress was in perfect keeping with her sexy, fierce chanteuse image. The yellow-gold jewelry wads beyond, with glam cuffs, over-sized topaz-crystal amulets, and bold drop earrings. ford himself called the show his trademark wit, salon style. He chastised Eisner for walking too quickly, while Wilson stopped, before her turn, to say hello to me. 🙂 Then she played up to her vamp role to great effect, eliciting huge laughs. Moore’s eight-year-old daughter, Liv, clapped for her mother, who paused to blow a kiss. Leave it to Ford to blend high-gloss glamour and high camp.

While Ford did some of the talking, it was the clothes that spoke volumes. there may have been a note of unfinished business harking back to YSL days, but it was that vision brought entirely up to date. When the show was over the audience erupted into s frenzy of congratulatory hoots and hollers. This exclusivity was part of Ford’s master plan to put the brakes on all fast fashion. He wants to keep images of his designs from being overexposed, or shot on a celebrity the very next day, or tweeted and blogged about on every fashion Web site from here to Hong Kong. But what’s more fabulous than sharing in someone’s best-kept secret? Ford’s savvy strategy created not only a mystique but also deafening buzz about the clothes.

Leave it to Tom Ford to upturn the season’s minimalist vibe in his distinctive not-so-minimal way.

Harper’s Bazaar Novebmber 2010 Issue | Page 74

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