While some of the big name stars like Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and Ariana Grande might not be attending the Grammy Awards this weekend I am really excited about all those that are confirmed to attend. This years red carpet is going to be pack with fresh talent and that has me even more excited about what the fashion will be like than ever before. I’ve searched the runways, the online store racks, and created a bunch of custom gowns for this years red carpet and we see a little bit of all of that in this set of wishes. Cardi B has to be one of the stars confirmed to attend on Sunday night that I am most excited to see. Over the last year she has grown A LOT. I was not a huge fan of her white angel Ashi Studio gown last year. I thought it made her look short and stumpy personally, but since then she has made red carpet love with designers like Dolce & Gabbana (which I really want to see stop,) Tom Ford, and Moschino. I am really excited to see what she and her stylist Kollin Karter are cooking up for this years Grammy Awards where Cardi is nominated for five awards. I decided that since in the Nicki Minaj vs. Cardi B feud (of which I am totally #TeamCardi) that I would shade Nicki with a look that she would totally wear for Cardi. I created a custom Balmain gown based on two looks from the brands Pre-Fall 2019. I took an embellished Chinese pattern cocktail dress and meshed it with the black leather dragon and sheer paneling of another from this collection and created this skin tight column gown with a dramatic train for Cardi. The Chinese inspiration is definitely more of a Nicki thing, but since she didn’t get any Grammy nominations I definitely think that Cardi would OWN this look on the red carpet. It is bold, sexy, and could border on trashy. Cardi knows how to walk that fine line of sexy and trashy that allows it to work. A sleek high ponytail, dramatic turquoise smokey eyes, red lips, a pair of gold Christian Louboutin ‘Choca’ platform sandals, and gold Jennifer Fischer ‘Samira’ hoop earrings would all ensure that Cardi owns the Grammy Awards red carpet this year. Chloe x Halle are slated to make their first Grammy Awards appearances. The sister duo is represented by Beyonce’s label and are really picking up steam. I have been following them for a while thanks to their perfectly coordinated high fashion red carpet moments. They don’t wear the same thing, but they definitely always pick complimentary looks from the same designer. I decided to go for bold color and style with hot off the runway Rodarte Fall 2019 RTW looks for the sister duo to wear on the red carpet this Sunday. This collection was presented just three days ago and I am already ready to see it on the red carpet. I think that Halle Bailey, the taller of the two sisters, would rock the red carpet in this metallic fabric electric blue ensemble which features a puffy sleeved ruched crop top and high waisted draped slim fit pants while I went with more of a flirt ruffled cocktail dress with multicolored sequin details for Chloe. These looks are perfectly complimentary without being too matchy matchy. I would also pick accessories from the same designers with electric blue ‘Kiya’ embroidered cutout peep toe ankle boots for Halle and ‘Talana’ pointed toe pumps for Chloe from Aquazzura. I would also add a pair of akoya pearl Irene Neuwirth fringe drop earrings for Halle’s look. I would have Halle style her hair in a big braided bun on top of her head and Chloe do hers in full bouncy pulled back curls. Smokey eyes and glossy red lips would finish these looks perfectly.Kacey Musgraves is another of the country music stars who is bringing fashion to the red carpet. She has attended the Grammy’s twice in the past wearing Armani Prive, but while I definitely think that she could easily get a couture look for this red carpet I decided to go with a bold feathered look from Oscar de la Renta instead. I saw this black and white Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2019 strapless high low ball gown features a straight neckline, full feather embellished fabrication, fitted bust with full skirted bottom, and train and my heart stopped at the thought of Kacey wearing it. This isn’t an easy gown to wear, by any stretch of the imagination, but I definitely think that Kacey has the presence to really make this look work. It is a bold moment and a major risk, but that is what I expect on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards. Since the gown itself is such a huge statement all on its own I would add black Gianvito Rossi ‘Britt’ silver crystal fringe trimmed heel pointed toe pumps, sleek hair center parted and tucked behind the ears, thin winged eyes, red lips, and a pair of Norman Silverman diamond cluster earrings to really make sure this looks is nothing but perfection from head to toe. Little Big Town is gearing up for a bust Grammy weekend. They are hosting the MusiCares Person of the Year gala honoring Dolly Parton on Friday and then the group will be performing at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. I saw them live last year and they were really fantastic and I LOVE what they do with stylist Karla Welch for the red carpet. Karen Fairchild has a very sophisticated yet sexy style and so when I was picking the perfect look for her to wear this weekend I knew that I wanted to see her rock an off the rack Alexander Wang gown on this red carpet. I didn’t even look at off the runway looks for her because I knew that this black Alexander Wang column gown which feature silver grommet detail on the shoulders and waist existed and it was honestly the first thing that popped into my mind. It has that strong, glamorous, and sexy vibe that Karen loves to bring to the red carpet and I know she would own this look too. It would be perfect with old Hollywood waves over one shoulder, smokey eyes, nude glossy lips, a black and silver crystal embellished Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ clutch, a pair of black Alexander Wang ‘Rie’ pointed toe pumps with silver stud detail, and modern glam Amwaj diamond fringe drop earrings.Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman is more of a bohemian spirit, but her looks are always well coordinated with whatever Karen (and the rest of the men in the group) is wearing. I knew I wanted to stick with black after picking that black Alexander Wang gown for Karen, so not far from that gown I found this black Roland Mouret ‘Kendray’ cold shoulder jumpsuit which features ruffle dotted tulle along the neckline, sleeves, waist, and a train and it was the perfect look for Kimberley. It is the perfect meshing of modern glam and bohemian style. It would compliment that Alexander Wang gown perfectly and still allow for Kimberley’s personality to shine through. I would finish this look with a pair of black crystal embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Lisa’ star pattern PVC detailed pointed toe pumps, full bouncy curls, smokey eyes, red lips, and dazzling Amwaj diamond tassel earrings. Last up is Tori Kelly who is nominated for two Grammy’s in the Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music categories. She will also be performing at the Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration a few days after the actual Grammy Awards. She always wears very simple gowns on the red carpet and I don’t expect that to change any time soon. However if she wanted to add some flare to her style I could definitely picture her gliding down the red carpet at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night wearing this orange watercolor pattern Georges Chakra Spring 2019 Couture ballgown which features an ombre crystal embellished bodice, plunging neckline, a satin belted waist, POCKETS, and a ball skirt with a train. It is definitely more of a statement look than we are used to seeing from Tori on the red carpet, but the Grammy’s red carpet is where one should take risks and that is exactly what this gown is. Add a curly updo, defined eyes, glossy nude lips, an orange Sophia Webster ‘Vivi’ clutch, a pair of gold Chloe Gosselin ‘Narcissus’ sandals, and statement Irene Neuwirth modern fire opal and diamond chandelier earrings to really ensure that this look is head to toe perfection.
The 2019 Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday February 10, 2019.