Music Keeps Me Spirited: The 2018 Grammys

Oh the Grammys.  It's one of my favorite awards shows.  It's where a music video comes to life and fashion is pushed to the limit.  Think of the Met Gala but without a theme.  However this year there was an exception.  Many, if not most people at the show wore white roses to show solidarity in the movement against sexual harassment and assault.  A white rose was chosen because "historically it stands for hope, peace, sympathy and resistance."  

BEST DRESSED LIST

For me, this wasn't my favorite Grammys but it was still enjoyable and there were some pretty great red carpet moments.  Of course, it was Queen Bee who ruled the Grammys on the fashion front.  Beyonce didn't even walk the red carpet, even missed half the show, but still came out on top.  The designer, Jebran said the "inspiration for the dress was rooted in the traditions of social justice.  The idea was to create a moment, a memorable design with meaning because it's more than just a gown."  Well create a moment he did!  

 beyonce wearing a velvet Jebran gown and an oversized fascinator also by the designer.  She accessorized the look with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and cat eye shades by Alain Mikli.

beyonce wearing a velvet Jebran gown and an oversized fascinator also by the designer.  She accessorized the look with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and cat eye shades by Alain Mikli.

 Ashanti arrived in a Yas Couture by elie madi gold, wavy, full gown.  It didn't hold up to the camera's flash so well but it's still a special look.  

Ashanti arrived in a Yas Couture by elie madi gold, wavy, full gown.  It didn't hold up to the camera's flash so well but it's still a special look.  

 Chrissy Teigen is glowing in a Yanina Couture dress that accents her growing baby (boy) bump.  She's also wearing lorraine schwartz jewelry.  The always smiling john legend is wearing a Burberry suit, chopard jewelry and bruno magli shoes.  

Chrissy Teigen is glowing in a Yanina Couture dress that accents her growing baby (boy) bump.  She's also wearing lorraine schwartz jewelry.  The always smiling john legend is wearing a Burberry suit, chopard jewelry and bruno magli shoes.  

 Lady Gaga wearing an embellished bodysuit with thigh high slit ball gown skirt by Armani prive.  She ditched the skirt and wore just the sheer bodysuit once she arrived inside.  She accented her look with Lorraine schwartz jewels.  

Lady Gaga wearing an embellished bodysuit with thigh high slit ball gown skirt by Armani prive.  She ditched the skirt and wore just the sheer bodysuit once she arrived inside.  She accented her look with Lorraine schwartz jewels.  

 Reba mcentire flaunting her hourglass shape in a simple black gown with silver detailing reminding us age is just a number.  

Reba mcentire flaunting her hourglass shape in a simple black gown with silver detailing reminding us age is just a number.  

All the rest of my Best Dressed list are ladies in pants.  It's the year of women.  We can be strong, yet feminine in a dress or pant suit.  But I sure am gravitating to seeing women in suits these days.  

 Anna Kendrick in a balmain suit and lace bodice.  I'm a big fan of balmain dresses but have never seen one of their suits.  But now that I've seen this I can't wait to see more!  

Anna Kendrick in a balmain suit and lace bodice.  I'm a big fan of balmain dresses but have never seen one of their suits.  But now that I've seen this I can't wait to see more!  

 This might be one of my favorite looks from Eve ever.  She's wearing a glittering Naeem Khan suit with chopard jewelry.  I think having such a soft look for her hair makes her outfit not look too hard and edgy.  

This might be one of my favorite looks from Eve ever.  She's wearing a glittering Naeem Khan suit with chopard jewelry.  I think having such a soft look for her hair makes her outfit not look too hard and edgy.  

Probably the second most prominent moment of the night for me was when Janelle Monae gave her speech about women's rights and equality .  She said "We come in peace but we mean business."  If that doesn't speak to what we as women are, and plan to take on, then I don't know what is.  

 Janelle Monae wearing dolce & Gabbana.  This look stopped me in my tracks.  it's a practice in restraint when it comes to both fashion and design.  How much can you push it without it being too much.  there's a definite fine line for sure.  This is a perfect example.  sure there is a lot going on in this outfit.  but if say the white ruffle sleeve wasn't there, I think you would feel the black needed to be broken up a bit.  She has a lot of rings but they are all for the most part simple, not blingy which had they been, would have been too much.  

Janelle Monae wearing dolce & Gabbana.  This look stopped me in my tracks.  it's a practice in restraint when it comes to both fashion and design.  How much can you push it without it being too much.  there's a definite fine line for sure.  This is a perfect example.  sure there is a lot going on in this outfit.  but if say the white ruffle sleeve wasn't there, I think you would feel the black needed to be broken up a bit.  She has a lot of rings but they are all for the most part simple, not blingy which had they been, would have been too much.  

 I'm so into Janelle's look I had to post a close up of her hair, makeup and jewelry.  Just look at that ear cuff!  I would wear that in a heart beat.   

I'm so into Janelle's look I had to post a close up of her hair, makeup and jewelry.  Just look at that ear cuff!  I would wear that in a heart beat.   

 Common in Tiffany & Co. jewelry.  I'm normally not a fan of the velvet seen everywhere these days.  But this merlot color in velvet really shows the depth of the fabric and color.  It's a great pairing with the finish of his black pants.   

Common in Tiffany & Co. jewelry.  I'm normally not a fan of the velvet seen everywhere these days.  But this merlot color in velvet really shows the depth of the fabric and color.  It's a great pairing with the finish of his black pants.   

 camryn howard in this blazer at the grammys is perfection.

camryn howard in this blazer at the grammys is perfection.

 Give me a men's twead any day and I'll fall in love.  It's such a classic, and not SURPRISING Trevor Noah selected it.  He's wearing Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Louboutin shoes

Give me a men's twead any day and I'll fall in love.  It's such a classic, and not SURPRISING Trevor Noah selected it.  He's wearing Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Louboutin shoes

PERFORMANCES

By far, the most prominent moment of the night was Kesha's ensemble performance with Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Andra Day, Julia Michaels, Bebe Rexha and the Resistance Revival Chorus.  They sang Kesha's song "Praying" which definitely "speaks to our times".  It was by no means Kesha's best vocal performance, but the way she sang it, with all emotions at the forefront, it was impossible not to be moved.  

A tribute to Fats Domino and Chuck Berry by Jon Batiste and one of my favorites, Gary Clark Jr.  I'll tell you what, a guitar speaks to music heart. 

Oh Sting, you are timeless and can I say, so sexy!!  

Though not a "traditional" song, but a damn funny performance.  A take off of host James Cordon's carpool karaoke.  

Again, not a song, but a funny "skit" that was a big hit with everyone in the audience and I'm sure many, many at home.  

Thanks so much for reading!  Can't wait for Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl half time show on Sunday!!