Fails of the Week: 2012 Grammy Red Carpet Edition

The Grammys always promise wackadoo fashion, and this year didn’t entirely disappoint.

Sasha Gradiva, who I admit I don’t know, went retro—as in’80s Terminator style. (Insert your favorite fashion-related, Ah-nold-inflected Terminator joke here.)

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Wins and Fails of the Week: The People’s Edition

Wins!

First post of the new year, and awards season is just kicking off. So let’s kick this thing off.

Kristen Stewart totally rocked it in a gold micro mini. She looked lovely, fresh and like she was having fun whereas she usually looks miserable and awkward.

Check it: Redhead in a beautiful blue dress. Kate Walsh looked flawless.


Lucy Hale looked grown up and glam in gold. I particularly love her hair and red lipstick—it’s a nice contrast in color.

FAILS:

Katy Perry looked like she was wearing a poofy dress of purple cellophane.

Girl. Give up the "teenage dream" theme already.

Although Minka Kelly looked gorgeous hair and makeup-wise, her little gypsy number looked like it would fall right off.

A million men, hoping for a nip slip.

Ashley Tisdale looked like someone pissed in her cornflakes. Or she was just pissed off about her awful tan.

A million mothers, going STAND UP STRAIGHT!

Jury’s Out:

La Meester is at it again. I can’t quite make up my mind about that little fashion daredevil’s latest concoction. Fun and flirty? Or fun with mom’s appliqué machine?

Fashion forward or Forever 21?

–By Lindsay Ray

Highlights and Lowlights of the VMAs

Best dressed:

Emma Stone and Rosario Dawson showed up in leather-like dresses with runches that settled perfectly around their curves. [Also: keep an eye out for Emma Stone—it looks like she’s the new Lindsay Lohan (pre-coke). The husky-voiced redhead is set to star in a few dramas and indie comedies with big names in 2011 and 2012. And this fall’s Easy A looks like it’ll be too much fun.]

Love how Rosario's nails match her lips. Emma's bright purse gives the ensemble a nice pop of color, and Rosario's bright shoes complement the dress color.

Sofia Vegara– Who can say no to form fitting glitter? Wow.

Love the pumps, too-- similar to Rosario's and Emma's above.

Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine)

I love the old-school glamour of this dress, and am humored by what appears to be a zipper going down the middle.

Lady Gaga

Everyone is asking: Did Lady Gaga’s meat dress make a statement? Or was it tasteless? My verdict: statement. If everyone is going to cut all of the attendees up for what they wear, like a piece of meat, why not actually wear a piece of meat? Brilliant! Tongue in cheek! She’s making fun of herself! And the rest of them! And critics like me! I’m even making fun of me! I get it.

I sincerely hope she's wearing a leotard under there.

Men in Black

As per usual with the VMAs, lots of men showed up in casual wear—jeans and jackets—but made it classy by going all-black. Lots of the boys, like Usher and Justin Timberlake, tucked their pants into boots. New trend?

Not sure how I feel about Usher's scarf, though...

But Ne-Yo bucked the all-black trend quite nicely.

...and that pose says, "I know I did."

Should’ve stayed home

Evan Rachel Wood– Love the new red hair, but eat a sandwich, please. Looks like you’re thirty seconds from death.

Will.I.Am and Nicki Minaj went galactic.

Katy Pery managed to be overdone and barely clothed.

Audrina Partridge of The Hills did too much of a good thing: Sparkles are always awesome, but the belts and the ringed shoes seem more appropriate in a spaceship. In a 60s movie.

...although it is growing on me....

And Pharrell Williams wore red knickers? Huh?

But what do YOU think? Did you like the knickers? The space shoes? Hate Florence’s zipper? Comment away!

–TC