Last night saw the 48th Annual ACM Awards, drawing country music stars from all over–Taylor Swift, Shania Twain, Faith Hill and even Dog the Bounty Hunter. Here’s all the embellished metallic dresses from last night’s red carpet, dresses that are now sitting in dry cleaners throughout the greater Los Angeles area, waiting to have all that the fake tanner removed. More
Topic: Carrie Underwood
Blue Cantrell, “Hit ‘Em Up Style”
Revenge: “Can’t believe that I caught my man cheatin’/So I found another way to make him pay for it all/So I went
To Neiman-Marcus on a shopping spree/And on the way I grabbed Soley and Mia/And as the cash box rang I thought everything away.”
Criminal offenses: Identity theft, larceny, credit card fraud, destruction of property. More
Every time Hollywood hosts a big awards show, The Gloss‘ intrepid deputy editor Ashley Cardiff whines about how everything looks the same. EIC Jennifer Wright, however, loves when everyone looks all classically pretty and romantic and soft.
Here, they discuss the omnipresence of Ashley’s much despised Sparkly Neutral Gown, especially among the many Golden Globes dresses. And they wonder, what does it mean to be well dressed on the red carpet? More
The American Country Awards is 1) an awards show and 2) one that was held last night at a casino in Las Vegas. Kristin Chenoweth hosted and some legitimate country music stars showed up–Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, some dudes we didn’t include because they’re lame ducks on red carpets, etc.
It was also attended by some truly inexplicable people. Let’s see what all of them wore! More
The 2012 American Music Awards, otherwise known as the AMAs, were held last night and… if an awards show takes place in a vaccum and nobody’s around to witness it, did it really happen? We don’t know. But attendees sure as hell tried to make us remember the red carpet.
Despite a mostly bleak guest list, red carpet fashion was a thrill. A cheap, dirty, illicit thrill. Here’s Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Ke$ha, Justin Bieber, Pink, PSY and many more in an impressive collection of very bad things… More
Taylor Swift went home without an award, but killed it in the fashion category. More
A lot of websites track the “style evolution” of a particular star. We prefer not to, feeling that evolution is a big word*. Moreover, few stars have really changed the way we understand red carpets, though an arid group they are: Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett and, for better or worse, Lady Gaga. They’re risk-takers, individuals with a unique aesthetic vision, unafraid to experiment and even fail. But, after seeing Carrie Underwood in sparkly gold Abed Mahfouz at this weekend’s Academy of Country Music Awards, we knew it was time. Without further ado, here is the red carpet style evolution of Carrie Underwood. More
The American Country Music Awards were held last night and we didn’t watch but we can bet Taylor Swift affected shock at various points. Also, Nicole Kidman, LeAnne Rimes, Carrie Underwood, and more.
Just what every high school student always wanted, right? To wear clothes from a popularity contest that’s dwindling in popularity to make themselves more popular. More
The 2012 Grammys happened last night–Adele won everything, Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to Whitney Houston with “I Will Always Love You,” Chris Brown was allowed to perform twice and a whole lot of hideous dresses came down the red carpet (wait till you see Fergie!). Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Rihanna, even Paris Hilton looking good (?!) ahead. More
A blogger tried out Carrie Underwood’s diet and fitness regime. -MyDaily
“What happens when your dad is an alcoholic and criminal—and you want to be just like him?” -The Fix
In defense of the Slutwalk. -Double X
Do Ford’s new plus size models look plus size? -The Frisky
An incredibly thorough dissection of Davey Havok’s style evolution. -Buzznet
Is your mother’s narcissism hurting you? And your love life? -YourTango
So Lady Gaga pretty much just wears Thierry Mugler now. -Celebuzz
A kitchen herb garden DIY. -ShelterPop
Check out Salma Hayek’s feathered shoulders on the Cannes red carpet. -Betty Confidential
Five bloggers changing the face of fashion. -College Candy
Speaking of bloggers, here’s a chat with Judy Aldridge, the woman behind Atlantis Home and mom to Sea of Shoes’ Jane. -Birchbox
Fashion icon Iris Apfel will start selling her line, Rara Avis by Iris Apfel, on HSN starting today. -Styleite
Rachel Zoe’s five must-have sunglasses for Spring. -StyleList
So we already shared our picks for best dressed and worst dressed at the Golden Globes, but the fact of the matter is red carpet fashion is about as exciting as white bread with the crust cut off. With a few reliable exceptions, red carpet gowns are the fashion equivalent of a life preserver: there to make sure you stay afloat and about as thoughtfully designed. More