It is Monday, so it must be time for another award show red carpet fashion review. 

The Grammy Award Red Carpet is always a fun one, cause it combines pop, rock n' roll, jazz, country and more.  Some wear traditional red carpet elegance, others go transparent, some wear wings and certain pop divas are carried down the red carpet in an egg.   Pretty much anything goes on the Grammy Red Carpet.

Rockin It

I never ever thought I'd write the following phrase... but...Margaret Cho was my favourite of the night.... and... Tia Carrere is also on my favourite list.  So never say never.


I love this grecian shape on Margaret Cho, and the charcoal grey and shape works so well with her hair.  The neutral colour also works as a great background for her colourful tats.


 I'm in love with Grammy Award winner Tia Carrere's green gown.  And I think I like the vintage fur accessory.  I think.


 Jada Pinkett Smith takes this 20s flapper style dress and makes it rock n' roll.  And sometimes big hair works.   Plus how could she lose with those shoes!  Jada joins the 40 club later this fall.


JLo (who rarely makes my favorite list) wears an on trend silver Emilio Pucci minidress, with more than a shade of disco.  I know you can go short on the Grammy red carpet and JLo certainly goes short... I hope it doesn't ride up too far when she sits down.  Or maybe she should just stand all night.


Yolanda Adams sparkles on the red carpet.


Nicole Kidman looks lovely in Jean Paul Gaultier.  And I'm assuming her loose curls are as rock n'roll as Nicole's hair gets.  Good thing she married a country star.


I have to admit I can't imagine how hard it is to accessorize a bald head. But Grammy Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater certainly does it well in this red high slit dress.



Nancy O'Dell seems to be working her way through the Easter egg colour box this award season.  And she always looks spectacular. Her nod to the Grammys was showing off her fantastic stems in this THEIA dress from their fall collection.

Not Rocking

Thankfully none of the over 40 set  really crashed and burned on the red carpet.  But a few certainly didn't look their best.



Martina McBride went a bit more rock n'roll with this asymmetrical black one sleeve dress.  It was her accessories that didn't really work for me.


Toni Braxton kept it simple in black and white. .But the row of bling along the empire waist of the top seemed old fashion and she looked a little matronly.


I love the shape of this dress on Kathy Griffin but not the colour or pattern.


I hope Cyndi Lauper never changes, as I love her unique sense of style.  But I just can't bring myself to like mullet dresses. 



Actress Eva La Rue clearly spends time at the gym, as her stellar musle tone illustrates.  But the dress looks seems more like a second skin than a red carpet dress. 

I would give my worst dressed to Babs, if I could find her picture.  Her voice is still fantastic, but that dress was truly horrible on her.  Please weigh in on your favourite(s) in the comments.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone. 

Note - this post defines a 40ish woman as anyone who turn 40 in 2011 or earlier.

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