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2010 Grammys Fashion: Love It or Hate It?

One of the best parts about the 2010 Grammy Awards Show is the fashion.  We’ve taken the looks we love and hate and would love your feedback!

Love it!

Jennifer Hudson is wearing a fabulous architectural inspired little black dress by Victoria Beckham.  The dress speaks for itself and she has done well to keep her accessories to a minimum.

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2010 Grammys Fashion: Jennifer Hudson photo c/o fabsugar.com

Taylor Swift looks elegant and bedazzled in a hand-embroidered Kaufman Franco dress.  The statement earrings are the perfect touch. Doesn’t she almost looks like a mermaid?

Photo c/o fabsugar.com

2010 Grammys Fashion: Taylor Swift photo c/o fabsugar.com

Love the draped skirt on Rihanna’s bold Elie Saab Couture gown.  The silhouette is absolutely fabulous.  Still undecided on the feather decor on the bodice.

2010 Grammys Fashion: Rihanna photo c/o fabsugar.com

2010 Grammys Fashion: Rihanna photo c/o fabsugar.com

Hate It

Looks we weren’t so fond of?

Photo c/o fabsugar.com

2010 Grammys Fashion: Beyonce photo c/o fabsugar.com

Not loving Beyonce’s look.  Particularly her makeup.  And is she really wearing those single strands of tinsel in her hair?!

2010 Grammys: Ciara photo c/o fabsugar.com

2010 Grammys: Ciara photo c/o fabsugar.com

Ciara’s futuristic Givenchy gown is a little out there.  Looks like something from an alien movie.  Not a fan.

2010 Grammys: Mary J. Blige photo c/o fabsugar.com

2010 Grammys: Mary J. Blige photo c/o fabsugar.com

The design of Mary J. Blige’s Gucci dress is not doing her any favors, making her look very full in the hips.  Had Mary J.’s dress had a sleeve or more fullness in top, it would have just balanced her body better.

The Verdict’s Still Out

I’m still undecided on Lady Gaga’s out-of-this world look.  This woman sure knows how to make an entrance!

Lady Gaga photo c/o fabsugar.com

2010 Grammys Fashion: Lady Gaga photo c/o fabsugar.com

Would you agree with our love/hate/undecided votes?  Who were your favorite and least favorite looks at the 2010 Grammys?

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White House Black Market, I’m In Love

As a gal that loves a sophisticated look that really flatters my curves, I’m in love with my newly discovered favorite store, White House Black Market.  The store is absolutely luxurious, with beautiful dressing rooms, and gorgeous pieces in excellent quality.

Here’s a few samples of their collection:

White House Black Market Striped Kimono Sweater $78

White House Black Market Striped Kimono Sweater $78

White House Black Market Noir Seamed Skinny Jean $78

White House Black Market Noir Seamed Skinny Jean $78

White House Black Market Plaid Bootie $98

White House Black Market Plaid Bootie $98

White House Black Market Matte Jersey Wrap Dress $148

White House Black Market Matte Jersey Wrap Dress $148

You can view White House Black Market’s collection at www.whitehouseblackmarket.com.

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Means to Modesty: T-Shirts

Do you have a dress in your closet that’s sleeveless or strappy that you’re dying to wear?  In a new segment called Means to Modesty, we are going to explore different things you can do to make an outfit modest.  First up: T-shirts are a great means to modesty.  Many women will layer a T-shirt underneath a halter top or strappy dress and voila — modest!

Case in point.  I was the lucky recipient of this amazing Wise & Proper dress from Aspiring Couture this summer.  It came in the mail beautifully wrapped and packaged and the quality is to die for!

Wise and Proper Twisted Strap Dress

Wise and Proper Twisted Strap Dress

As I found myself wondering how I could wear my new dress modestly, I happened upon a V-neck T-shirt and tried layering it underneath, just for kicks.  Can I tell you, it’s the perfect solution?

Exhibit A: family pictures with Justin Hackworth in August.

Photo by Justin Hackworth

Me & my styling sisters, Saundra (left) and Stephanie (right). Photo by Justin Hackworth

Dress made modest by a V-neck T-shirt.  Doesn’t it totally work?

Photo by Justin Hackworth

Sarah + Tim. Photo by Justin Hackworth

So invest in a black V-neck tee!  Here’s a few:

Means to Modesty: Old Navy V-Neck T-Shirt $12.50

Means to Modesty: Old Navy V-Neck T-Shirt $12.50

Means to Modesty: Black V-Neck T-Shirt $29

Means to Modesty: Karmaloop.com's Black V-Neck T-Shirt $29

Means to Modesty: C&C California Black V-neck Shirt $19.49

Means to Modesty: C&C California Black V-neck Shirt $19.49

That’s all for Means to Modesty today.  What do you use as a means to modesty in your wardrobe?

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In Search of the Perfect Little Black Dress

Recently I was introduced to Wise & Proper through the Aspiring Couture blog.  Wise & Proper is an independent clothing line by Vancouver’s Elizabeth Law that is playful, alluring and feminine.  If you are in search of the perfect little black dress, you’re in luck.

Says blogger KenNitro of Law’s Wise & Proper line, “For women her clothing enables its owners an experience of class and sophistication that celebrates the feminine form. These clothes are chic, yet still leave something to the imagination.”

Here are some lovely, modest little black dresses from Wise & Proper:

Little Black Dress #1: Cap Sleeve Dress $128

Little Black Dress #1: Cap Sleeve Dress $128

Little Black Dress #2: Stretch Silk Dress $84

Little Black Dress #2: Stretch Silk Dress $84

Little Black Dress: Sleeveless Lace Dress $128

Little Black Dress #3: Sleeveless Lace Dress $128

Little Black Dress #4: Sequenced-Neck Dress $78

Little Black Dress #4: Sequenced-Neck Dress $78

Little Black Dress #5

Little Black Dress #5

A portion of each of Wise & Proper’s online sales go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation — don’t you just love designers that are philanthropic, too?

If you want to see more, check out Wise & Proper on Twitter @wiseandprosper, become a fan on Facebook or visit them online at www.wiseandproper.com.

Which of Wise & Propers little black dresses is the perfect flavor for you?

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