Bare Butts, Major Sparkles, and the Prettiest Princess Gown: The Top 10 Fashion Moments of the 2015 Grammys

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No one else came even close. Hands down, Rih wins best dressed. In a sea of kinda quirky, a little cute, and mostly meh, Rihanna’s gorgeous confection of an empire-waisted Giambattista Valli Haute Couture extravaganza dress is so refreshing, so perfect, and I can only ever see this on Rihanna now. She owns this. Pure magic. Bravo to Rih’s stylist Mel Ottenberg— AS


Bow down! Actually, I’m not sure I love this look on Bey. The hair’s a little too long (a little flyover state) for me… and while I definitely appreciate Yoncé’s support of American designers on the red carpet (custom Proenza Schouler, what what!) I can’t help but feel like Bey’s giving us all a little Mimi. That fabulous hourglass, that forced smile, the stiff pose… it all reads like Mariah Carey. Who I love. But still. — AS


I think we can all agree that we know that Katy Perry looks good naked. This Zuhair Murad isn’t leaving much to the imagination. But we hear no one complaining. Also the hair… cute! — AS


Nicki wore Tom Ford, and the full look was really just dripping with the essence of a highly polished stripper. Sorry, girl. Maybe it was the gelled hair? The couldn’t-be-strapped-tigher cleavage? Abundant excess of side boob? The shredded lengths of the dress? Hmm. Hmmmm… –AS


Major props to these sisters for getting low-key/high-style just right on the red carpet. Este in Chloe, and Danielle and Alana, both in Stella McCartney looked like the girl everyone always wants to be who just always has the right amazing, understated outfit, and looks effortlessly cool on a Wednesday. No shenanigans needed. While all three looks were gold, Danielle’s pale pink suit and distinctive middle part were the most eye-catching moment. — SSF


I knew I liked this gown as soon as I saw it. The red carpet is what glittery gowns that look like disco balls were made for (as for the rest of us…sigh) and this one is a classic with perfect modern twists. The mockneck caught my eye immediately. Then, I found it it was Prada and it all made sense. Once a Miuccia girl, always a Miuccia girl. — SSF


They say that fashion (and what works/does not) is all about attitude, and this look is one reason why. Sure, some of the twitterati were making loofah comparisons, but Ciara carried her shower-accessory inspired Alexandre Vauthier couture gown with the confidence of a badass betch. The cinched waist gave it some shape. If I were to make a comparison, it would be to a Black Swan costume, but in my mind, that is never a bad thing. — SSF


Oy vey. Aside from looking like Dolce & Gabbana of yesteryear, this is also an example of cleavage gone wrong! It’s always confusing when custom (Givenchy, in this case) is ill-fitting. Echem, and earlier on the red carpet, Madge flashed her fishnet-clad tush, reminding everyone that she might be 56 — but she’s a cool mom. — SSF


So elegant in that Atelier Versace, Gwenny! The nude lip is a nice departure for the singer, whose signature red lip was missing tonight. I think this lets her beautiful face, immaculate hair, and sexy-sophisticate Versace shine through. — AS

Karlie? Taylor? Who even is this anymore? It seems that Karlie Kloss and Swift are more than just besties, but rather, Kloss’s runway style savvy is serving as Taylor’s red carpet muse. The more time those two spend together, the more they seem to look alike. Taylor’s turquoise Elie Saab gown and purple heels are perfect for her pop-y rebranding. Dress = cute! The matching blond lobs = weird. — SSF

Robot Parties and Joan Smalls: The 10 Best Instagrams You Missed This Weekend

It’s Halloween-time folks. Which means that everyone is getting festive. Too busy lazing around this weekend to notice your phone? Now that you’re at your desk, take a few to catch up on the best Instagrams you missed this weekend, including an early start on Halloween via Alison Sarofim’s legendary Halloween party.

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Robot fashion party?! Where was my invite?

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Butterfly ring via Maison Valentino.

Hermes Tarot cards: fashion and fortune-telling together as one.

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HBD Ciara, hope your day was filled with Goodies (I crack myself up).

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Obviously Joan Smalls is a hot ninja.

Are you sick of Joan Smalls? I’m not, and neither is Vogue Japan.

I, too, lounge in similar clothes in poses much like this #twins

Well that’s one low-maintenance way to maintain eyebrows.

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I bet getting all that silver paint off was real fun.

4 Reasons Ciara Deserves Some More Fashion Credibility

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10 years ago, an album simply titled “Goodies” was released that included a plethora of amazing R&B hits and an array of candy colored velour track-suits. Fast forward to 2014, and Ciara is still relevant today– thankfully, she has dropped the matching sweats for pieces that are little bit more couture. Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci considers her as part of his #family and she’s become a reoccurring figure on the front row scene. One look at her Instagram and you’ll mistake the self-made recording artist for a pampered billionaire’s daughter that mingles with the royals. It’s time for Ciara’s 2005 Teen Vogue cover to finish style school and graduate to Vogue, because lets face it, Ciara is the real deal.

Exhibit A: Front row at Givenchy, wearing Givenchy. David-X-Prutting_BFAnycPhoto: David X Prutting/

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Like any other fashion darling, a front row presence is essential to sealing the deal. Miss Ciara is not too shabby considering she’s sat front row at the Givenchy show multiple years in a row. Her relationship with Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci is far more than air kisses — he considers her part of his #family. The #family that also includes Vogue cover star Kim Kardashian.

Exhibit B: She’s got Ralph Lauren’s approval. Leandro-Justen_BFAnycPhoto: Leandro Justen/ Remember when Polo Ralph Lauren projected a fashion show in the middle of New York fashion week in the middle of Central Park on a waterfall? Remember how jealous you were that you weren’t there? Well Ciara was, and she was wearing a custom Polo top, name embossed of course.

Exhibit C: She’s got friends. Matteo-Prandoni_BFAnycPhoto: Matteo Prandoni/

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Models Joan Smalls and Cara Delevingne, artist Marina Abramovic, jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher, and Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing, just to name a few. Ciara mingles with some of hottest names in fashion and art. They all can’t get enough of her goodies.

Exhibit D: The girl can wear the clothes. Matteo-PrandoniPhoto: Matteo Prandoni/

Lets face it, Ciara was blessed with a body of a goddess that any designer would be crazy not to throw gowns at. Ciara can look fresh in a potato sack… which I’m sure Margiela would gladly provide.

Carven’s Guillaume Henry: Fashion’s Newest Heartthrob

There have been too few true fashion heartthrobs since the days of Michael Flinn and Bruce Hulse, unless you count David Gandy and Tom Ford, and I do. For the most part in recent years we’ve gazed at the silver screen for our beautiful man fix. However, thanks to a fast expanding business – just last month he opened two boutiques in Shanghai and a flagship store in London – Carven’s Guillaume Henry has been brought to our long awaited attentions.

Henry is strikingly handsome with bright slate eyes and a full head of perfectly coiffed (as in perfectly awry) brown hair. His boyish grin and cheeky charm lend themselves well to the bright-eyed bushy-tailed reputation now tacked on to his name. He’s tall, slim and wonderfully unassuming.

Not only is he easy on the eyes but his designs are as well. His clothes are sensual and sweet with a bit of coquetry. They are simple, elegant and clever. I find myself switching between daydreams of his face to daydreams of his candy pink wool overcoat that is already sold out in Europe (I have yet to decide which I more ardently desire.)

Fortunately for everyone living in the tri-state area, Carven is opening its first stateside outpost in New York (at 83 Mercer Street, but who’s stalking?) He recently held a dinner to celebrate the new store and while was I not invited, a whole host of competitors beautiful and talented women were, like Ciara and Leandra Medine (both of whom received a monogrammed cloth napkin, the clever surprise of the night.)

But don’t let any of this deter you. I certainly haven’t. Despite his staggeringly good looks (which may cause loss of words and or social skills,) droves of beautiful girlfriends (yes, Alexa Chung is also a very, very close friend) and unquestioned fame, I will be there when Carven finally opens its doors, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and probably wearing something pink and humming a Lorde song as I read he has a penchant for both.

Up in Richard Wheeler’s HOUS: Fashion Tips + VIBE & HOUS Limited Editions at #VIBEVMix!

VIBE has joined forces with NYC’s legendary LAVO NYC doorman/fashion designer, Richard Wheeler, to create a limited edition HOUS shirt that will be sold exclusively at our first-ever V-Mix concert starring A-Trak and A$AP Mob, this Thursday Nov 29. (TICKETS HERE). Wheeler sat down to give us the skinny of secrets to passing his coveted red rope, the 411 on the VIBE collabo and more.

Why is the Vibe V-Mix concert important?
The answer is simple: VIBE nailed it, a leader in hip-hop youth culture that has created an event that solidifies what is happening today. Electronic Dance Music, becoming the most exciting genre of music today, literally exploding on the dance floors across the globe, top ten charts, TV and advertising. The truth is, within this explosion of EDM it was greatly helped by hip-hop and it’s collaboration with EDM. Today they dominate together. This event is a reflection of this. Let’s celebrate!

Name some of the most stylish celebs that have passed the red rope at LAVO:
Mariah Carey, Michael Jordan, John Legend, Black Eyed Peas, Leo DiCaprio, Steve Aoki, Ciara, Jay Sean, Lennox Lewis, to name a few. We have seen nearly Every Victoria’s Secret Model on many occasions – a preference, naturally. Justin Beiber has some style (surprisingly!). My Zenith was reached when I lifted the rope for Stevie Wonder.

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