Style bloggers Tom and Lorenzo dish on their four favorite looks from the Grammys -- and the one they could do without

By Alex Apatoff
February 11, 2013 05:29 PM

One of our favorite things about awards shows (besides our inter-office gown debate, of course) is seeing what style bloggers Tom and Lorenzo have to say about the red carpet. Always incisive and hilarious, they seem to be able to say what we’re thinking without even knowing we’re thinking it. And now the pair takes a break from their packed New York Fashion Week schedule to break down their take on last night’s Grammys style.

Below, they explain their four favorite (and one, er, swing and a miss) looks from the red carpet; roll over to see even more details.

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Rihanna in Azzedine Alaïa: “Sometimes its best to subvert people’s expectations and Rihanna
managed just that,” they said of the star’s “vibrant, attention-getting red gown that’s positively demure compared to a lot of her red carpet choices. Add some blown-out hair and she’s rocking some old-school pretty.”

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Beyoncé in Osman: “We will always salute a lady rocking ladypants on the red carpet, a venue that places a lot of pressure on ladystars to wear skirts,” they point out. “We like the boldness of the choice as well as the eye-catching — and trendy — black/white combo.”

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Florence Welch in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci: “A slinky, sexy, strange lizard goddess gown. Only at the Grammys could you wear something like this,” Tom and Lorenzo say. “Or maybe a parade. The Gator Bowl, perhaps.”

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Kelly Rowland in Georges Chakra Couture: “It looks like someone didn’t want all the attention to go to Miss Bey
this month!” (We may have had the same thought). “This is a ‘BAM!’ dress; totally head-turning, graphically interesting, and sexy, sexy, sexy.”

And the dress that fell totally flat for the two of them?

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Adele in Valentino: “Oh, honey. No. Whoever talked you into this is not your friend, dear. Especially if they recommended the matchy shoes too.”

Check out more Grammys coverage at their blog,, and tell us: Do you agree with Tom and Lorenzo’s assessment?