(The Recording Academy formed the GRAMMY Glam Squad, a diverse group of online influencers who took part in leading the discussion on beauty, fashion and lifestyle during GRAMMY Week in February. The squad provided exclusive VIP access to select events, including the highly anticipated red carpet for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Stay tuned here for more tips on how to be inspired, be connected and be noticed.)
Wow! What an incredible GRAMMY Week we had this year. As I write, reflecting back on the last week of parties, live performances, red-carpet style, and after-party dance moves, my mind is overwhelmed. This year I had the privilege of being part of the GRAMMY Glam Squad as an ambassador for CoverGirl, Olay and Venus. Not only did I get to hang out and get to know the rest of the squad, but we had access to some of the most exclusive parties in town.
Kicking things off was the inaugural GRAMMY Glam event featuring music from DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, aka Erykah Badu. I met a true hero of mine, actor Chris Williams from "Curb Your Enthusiasm." The days during GRAMMY Week were packed, mostly with fittings for the red carpet. One of my most memorable days here in Los Angeles was when rocker clothes brand AllSaints invited me and my stylist friend, Alexia Somerville, to Chateau Marmont, where we got to pick out some pieces for the GRAMMY Awards. It was like heaven. I am a big fan of AllSaints and chose to wear their dress for my DJ gig at the GRAMMY Celebration, The Recording Academy's official after-party. I rocked their gorgeous Pearly Biker fitted leather jacket on the red carpet at the GRAMMY Awards.
As if this wasn't enough, pop singer/songwriter Jessi J came up to me and said how much she loved my jacket on the red carpet — that was a major highlight!
Another unforgettable GRAMMY Week moment came at the Gucci event at the GRAMMY Museum where Jennifer Hudson sang an intimate gig to a very lucky crowd. I have to say, she is one of the sweetest celebrities I have ever met. She told me an amazing and heartfelt story about how she was inspired to sing by her gospel-singing grandmother.
On the actual day of the GRAMMY Awards I was working alongside E! Fashion Police and the lovely Kelly Osbourne, tweeting out fashion updates as the stars walked through the red carpet.
This year, the GRAMMY Awards themselves rose to another level, with outstanding performances from Adele, Bruno Mars and the Beach Boys. Straight from the awards I was back in the Covergirl Makeup Lounge before hitting the decks to spin some music at the after-party. Everyone was cutting some serious dance moves. What a way to celebrate an incredible week and Music's Biggest Night.
What was your favorite part about the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards? Let me know by commenting below, and stay tuned for more GRAMMY fashion recaps from my fellow GRAMMY Glam Squad members.