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!
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.
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.
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!!