07.04.14

Taylor Swift In J. Mendel – ACM Awards 2014

Taylor Swift In J Mendel - ACM Awards 2014

Taylor Swift is known for her glamorous gowns with plenty of sparkle, so colour us all surprised by her look at the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (April 6) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This J. Mendel ivory silk-crepe asymmetrical-slit and cut-out-shoulder-detail crop top and black thigh-high-slit skirt is just the switch up in style which most of you have been crying out for.

While I do love and share Taylor’s love for sparkling romantic gowns, I am also excited about the new look courtesy of J. Mendel.

The fact that this is a custom piece proves that she was looking for a change.

Even the signature red lip is not apparent. She styled her look with a Jennifer Fisher ring, Marina B bangle and ring, plus black leather Casadei ‘Trikini’ sandals with gold-tone hardware, and an M2Malletier clutch.

A refreshing change or are you not buying this look on Taylor?

Casadei 'Trikini' sandals

You can buy Taylor’s Casadei ‘Trikini’ Sandals from Casadei.com.

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07.04.14

Carrie Underwood In Oscar de la Renta – ACM Awards 2014

Carrie Underwood In Oscar de la Renta - ACM Awards 2014

Carrie Underwood shimmied her way down the red carpet for the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (April 6) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dressed in a white Oscar de la Renta gold-beaded fringe gown, I wanted to be wowed but this feels a bit tame by Carrie’s standards.

I don’t dislike the gown by any means – I just wanted more. More frou frou, as I missed a princess moment on this red carpet.

The look was styled with signature glossy waves, Jimmy Choo sandals, a white beaded clutch and David Yurman jewels.

Does this look wow you?

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07.04.14

Kacey Musgraves In Miu Miu – ACM Awards 2014

Kacey Musgraves In Miu Miu  - ACM Awards 2014

Kacey Musgraves attended the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (April 6) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dressed in a Miu Miu gown, I wanted to love its artful design and heavenly blue colour against Kacey’s skin tone; however, I am not crazy about the ruched bodice or plasticky blue-and-white belt which cheapens the look.

Miuccia had a great run during awards season, but I’m not sure this will not be entering her hall of fame.

Kacey styled the look with sleek straight ombre tresses, gold hooped earrings and a statement ring.

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Jewel In Edition by Georges Chakra – ACM Awards 2014

Jewel In Edition by Georges Chakra - ACM Awards 2

Jewel attended the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (April 6) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The singer looked lovely wearing a wearing a white-and-black halter gown with beaded bodice and cummerbund with lace and ribbon trimmed A-line chiffon skirt from the Edition by Georges Chakra Fall 2013 Collection.

She styled her soft, feminine look with Jerome Rousseau heels, a Kotur black clutch and Carla Amorin and Doves rings plus a stunning pair of emerald Doves earrings.

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Caroline Bryan In Naeem Khan – ACM Awards 2014

Caroline Bryan In Naeem Khan - ACM Awards 2014

Luke Bryan – who co-hosted the event with Blake Shelton – and wife Caroline Bryan attended the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (April 6) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Luke looked very dapper in this all-black look, with Caroline wearing one of my favourite designers, Naeem Khan.

Her sheer one-shoulder gown with pink floral embroidery and a satin-corded skirt is one sure-fire way to stand out on this jam-packed red carpet.

You may remember that Juliette Lewis wore this same gown to the New York premiere for ‘August: Osage County’ late last year.

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Shakira In Zuhair Murad & Kristian Aadnevik – ACM Awards 2014

Shakira In Zuhair Murad & Kristian Aadnevik - ACM Awards 2014

With her Blake Shelton country connection, it was not a surprise to see Latin singer Shakira at the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (April 6) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Red Carpet: She took to the red carpet looking uber sexy wearing a Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 teal silk-jersey long-sleeved gown featuring an embroidered bodice with a sheer nude silk detail and black laddered-tights effect, styled with signature wavy tresses. In the wrong hands this could’ve been incredibly tacky, but Shakira’s hips don’t lie.

Performance: For her emotional high-energy performance with fellow ‘The Voice’ judge Blake Shelton of their new song ‘Medicine’, Shakira changed into a fiery red number from Kristian Aadnevik’s Fall 2014 collection. She styled the corseted red lingerie-inspired mini dress with over-the-knee boots and flesh-coloured fishnet tights. This look I was less enamoured with. Even for a performance look, I found it a little cheesy.

Shakira In Zuhair Murad & Kristian Aadnevik

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