shine bright like diamond

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I would like to begin this post by saying that I am very surprised by myself.  Those of you who know me well probably know that I am not Rihanna’s number one fan.  Of course I loved her in the Pon de Replay/SOS days, but she lost me somewhere between Umbrella and Disturbia.  I was heart broken when she traded in those long gorgeous tresses for an edgy buzzed style and declared myself an official ex-fan.  Then the Grammy’s happened.  And she looked like this^.

Ladies and Gents, I know this is only my humble opinion but I think we can all agree that it’s true: Rihanna was the best dressed woman at the Grammy’s this year.  That crimson Azzedine Alaia gown was the biggest star on the red carpet Sunday night.  I mean, between the structured sheer bodice and the dramatic train, this dress has got it aaallllll going on.  What I love most perhaps, (besides the spot-on color choice) is also the most controversial element of this gown: its sheer top half.  While some claim to have seen a bit more of Rihanna than they bargained for (nip slip alert!), I think the higher neckline and strategically placed cut outs make for a provocative yet tasteful look.  To top it all off, Rihanna’s dreamy locks finally came out of hiding with a brand new ombré coat and her natural, bronzed makeup and on trend red lip were absolutely stunning.  Bravo, Riri!  We’ll just focus on your sartorial choices and ignore your romantic ones…coughcough back to Chris Brown, reeeeally?

I also loved the black vintage Alaia gown she sported for her performance of “Stay”.  Two huge hits in one night- I’m impressed.  What do you think of Rihanna’s Grammy looks?