Red Carpet

Admiring from the Backseat: Grammy Awards 2014 Edition


Beyonce in Michael Costello

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles last night, and we were glued to our televisions from red carpet coverage to closing performance. There were plenty of highlights, on stage (Daft Punk! Pharrell!) and off, sartorial (Valentino! Gucci!) or otherwise.

Beyonce may not have taken any Grammys home, but she won the whole night by our measure, with a fierce performance to open the show and best dressed honours to boot. Queen Bey followed up the bodysuit she wore to perform “Drunk In Love” with Jay-Z with a gorgeous white gown by Project Runway alumnus Michael Costello, who we totally cheered for during Season 8. Biggest moment of his career to date, definitely.

In other, non-Bey news, Ciara and her baby bump rocked the red carpet in a very chic custom Emilio Pucci, and Katy Perry made our jaws drop in exquisite, fresh-off-the-runway Valentino couture. Our obsession with tuxedos was reignited thanks to Madonna‘s dapper Ralph Lauren getup, and Gucci Première continued to knock our socks off this awards season with a stunning metallic number donned by Taylor Swift.

That rounds out our top 5 best dressed from the 2014 Grammys. Who was on your list?


Ciara in custom Emilio Pucci


Katy Perry in Valentino Spring 2014 Couture


Madonna in Ralph Lauren Spring 2014


Taylor Swift in Gucci Première

Image Credits: Getty (via Huffington Post)

Fashion News

Beyoncé for H&M – Confirmed!

Who run the world? Queen Bey, obviously. As if a world tour wasn’t enough to keep her busy, news comes today that Beyoncé has teamed up with H&M for a summer collection. Everyone’s favourite hair-flipping diva is featured in the fast fashion retailer’s new campaign, modelling swimsuits and beachwear inspired by her own style and that she personally gave input on.

Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s Head of Design, said: “There’s the perfect bodycon dress, as well as a flowing sun dress that makes a real statement. And of course there are the bikinis, especially the fringed bikini. What makes these pieces even more special is that Beyoncé herself had input into the design, and they are full of her own personal style.”

The campaign was shot by Inez and Vinoodh in the Bahamas back in January. ”I’ve always liked H&M’s focus on fun affordable fashion” Beyoncé said. “I really loved the concept we collaborated on to explore the different emotions of women represented by the four elements – fire, water, earth and wind. It was a beautiful shoot on a tropical island. It felt more like making a video than a commercial.”

In addition to the print advertisements, a TV commercial featuring a new Beyoncé song, Standing On The Sun, will also be launching. How excited are you, my fellow Beyoncé fans?

xx, S

Image courtesy of H&M

Red Carpet

Admiring from the Backseat: Grammy Awards 2013 Edition


Rihanna in custom Azzedine Alaia

From Adele to Jay-Z, all of our favourite musicians gathered in L.A. for the 55th Grammy Awards tonight. We dutifully watched the red carpet coverage in fast-forward and scoured the internet for our 5 best dressed of the evening. At the very top, by a long shot, was Rihanna, who completely knocked our socks off in a custom red Azzedine Alaia gown. More of this, please, Riri.

Taylor Swift and Kelly Rowland also upped the glam factor on the Grammys red carpet, choosing stunning J. Mendel and Georges Chakra designs for the occasion. Janelle Monae and Beyoncé, both in pants, held their own in a sea of evening gowns, also making our best dressed list.

Who were your Grammy red carpet favourites?


Janelle Monae in Against Nature, Moschino and Ralph Lauren


Taylor Swift in J Mendel


Beyonce in Osman


Kelly Rowland in Georges Chakra

xx, T & S

Images via Just Jared

Red Carpet

Admiring from the Backseat: Beyoncé at the Super Bowl 2013 Half-Time Show

All hail Queen Bey! Beyoncé‘s half-time show at Super Bowl XLVII was everything we dreamed it would be and more. A barely-there leather and lace get-up, all of our favourite dance moves, and a Destiny’s Child reunion to boot.

All that was missing was a Jay-Z cameo, but we’ll settle for the name of the designer who created her fierce ensemble. Surely not Tina Knowles? UPDATE: The bodysuit was custom made by New York-based designer and relative unknown Rubin Singer (thanks for the tip Jess!). Will we be seeing versions of it at our local fast fashion retailer in the coming months?

Relive Beyoncé’s Super Bowl half-time show from “Crazy In Love” to “Halo” over here.

xx, T & S

Images via JustJared, Huffington Post Canada

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