I've been Busy, Busy, Busy. Hollywood glamour is swarming all around me and I have truly been stung by the red carpet review bug. But I owe you a big apology for being so late with this one.
By now, you already have the scoop on who "Was Hot" and who "Was Not" at the Grammys. I would like to mention that I loved Mary J' and Christina A's very, very sophisticated looks, though as my girlfriend K pointed out, we've seen them in that same vein for a little while now. I also give props to Ludacris and, just about everybody this year for kind of dressing up for a change and saying it not displaying it, if you know what I mean.
But old news is old news, besides, I'd much rather hip you to something you may not know about, so here's a little something to put in your Fedora. You know how there's always a big deal made about the celebrities and the special treatment they get before and during the Grammys? Well, I bet you didn't know that the people who dress them and the people who interview the people who dress them, get in on a little Pre-Grammy pampering too.
Yeap! Hence the invitation I gladly accepted to one such event, GRAMMY STYLE STUDIO, The Recording Academy’s very own luxury fashion showcase. This exclusive venue is where nominees, performers, presenters, celebrities and their stylists are invited to select designer clothing for the award show and other Grammy week events. And even more fabulous than the celebrities and the glamorous fashions, is the fact that a percentage of the proceeds from the studio benefit the The Recording Academy's year-round educational initiatives.
I was happy to make it back to town just in time to scoop up gifts bags from two of my favorites, Tweezerman and Bliss Spa and get a preview of the Grammy Drag.
Also checking out the goings-on nearby, were John Legend, Paula Abdul and the stylists for Leanne Rhimes and Mandy Moore, who were scouting the racks of stylish threads from Camilla, Kyri, Zegna, Vivienne Westwood, Ted Baker, Ben Sherman, accessories from L.A.M.B., Guiseppe Zanotti and the new GRAMMY brand of urban wear and accessories.
The stylists weren't divulging any details on the final Grammy looks however, I did get a glimpse at what other celebs including Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, Shaun Robinson, the beautiful Access Hollywood reporter and recording artist, Pink were said to be confirmed to wear.
For the rest of my interview, my beautiful guide Gabby was very careful to navigate around the who's who of the entertainment industry. I narrowly escaped bumping into well known choreographer, Fatima Robinson and one of my favorite celebrity stylists, June Ambrose, who also got in a little plug for her new book "Effortless Style" on the KTLA morning news. Thanks to The Recording Academy's genius idea, I still managed to get caught up in the most stylish collision of music, fashion and philanthropy.