Naughty and Nice: Leather and Lace

If leather and lace never looked better, then Beyonce made it look phenomenal last night during her performance at the Super Bowl XLVII.

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Ms. Knowles-Carter wore a custom-made leather and lace body suit by designer Rubin Singer. Singer was quoted in saying that her body suit was specifically made to handle all of Beyonce’s active moments during her performance, as to not constrict her in any way. The body suit, which was accompanied by a motorcycle jacket earlier in her performance, was made with over 200 man hours and a team of 14.

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Beyonce Knowles-Carter in Rubin Singer Super Bowl XLVII

It is also reported that his seamstresses hand sewn each exotic skin and leather for the body suit. beyonc-leather lace...

I can definitely agree with the world as this being a very Super Woman-esque, bad ass performance outfit for Mrs. Knowles-Carter.

Singer also designed and constructed the outfits for Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for the performance. All leather as well.

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Destiny’s Child- Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Michelle Williams

Leather and Lace seems to also be the look for Spring 2013 as BCBG Max Azria recently shown for their spring collection. A must obtain look. A perfect mixture between sweet and seductive.

BCBG Maz Azria Spring 2013 Collection

BCBG Maz Azria Spring 2013 Collection

Could you get into this look? What are you thoughts?  

Yes or No? 2012 Grammy’s Fashion Wrap Up

GRAMMYS! GRAMMYS! GRAMMYS!

(I know I am LATE)

Earlier this week was the 2012 Grammy Awards and like most award shows, great attention was paid to what was worn on the red carpet. In remembrance of the recent passing of legendary singer, Whitney Houston, a day before the Grammys, most celebrities wore traditional black on the red carpet. But for those who chose to keep it fashionable, we got to see who wore what and by whom.

Singer Rihanna teamed up with Armani to create a very revealing low-scope backless dress. She paired the dress with Christian Louboutin Bis un Bout heels. Some have agreed she may have been the best dressed, but I beg to differ. Although Rihanna described her look as “sexy and rock star”, I thought for the Grammys it was a bit trashy. I still love Rih Rih though. 

Black Eyed Pea’s female singer Fergie showed up on the red carpet wearing a couture Jean-Paul Gaultier dress that was said to be flown straight from the showroom. The color of the dress is beautiful, but  it seems although Fergie did not do this dress any justice what s ever. The undergarments are what your eyes are immediately drown to and definitely not a dress for the red carpet. But she wouldn’t be Fergie otherwise!

The big six time Grammy award winner that night, Adele, looked of an elegant songstress in her Giorgio Armani floor length gown. Donning red lips and volume blonde curls, the look was simple and elegant and not to take away from the stunning voice of the artist herself. Sometimes Grammys speak louder than gowns!

Alicia Keys and producer Swizz Beatz arrived on the red carpet looking very simple and smooth. Alicia Keys wore Alexander Vauthier dress with Christian Louboutin Bis un Bout heels. Alicia showed all her curves in this dress and looked sexy, simple and sleek!

One of my favorite gowns on the red carpet was Kelly Rowland rocking a Alberta Ferretti nude pink gown. She looked gorgeous in this!!! It played well with her soft look of her makeup and the simplicity of the styling of her hair. Definitely one of my faves! 

I found singer Corrine Bailey Rae’s Grammy dress was very interesting. I did not know whether I like it or not. The dress is by Christian Siriano along with the shows from his Fall 2011 collection. I do not know if it is the fit of the dress, or the twist of the ruffles on the bottom of the gown but I am not settling on this as a good look. 

Last but not least (I had to edit this post because I forgot), Nicki Minaj boldly arrived on the red carpet in this Versace red riding hood inspired dress. As many ave already stated it was surely an eye-sore and most talked about outfit on the red carpet for the Grammys. Ms. Minaj stated that Versace sent her a plethora of pieces to wear that night, and out of all of them she chose this. Sadly, fashion isn’t always about impressing the critics but about causing a stir. Congrats, Ms. Minaj. You did JUST that!

So those were the dresses that I found interesting for the Grammys. What did you think? Who do you believe was best and worst dressed?