GRAMMY Glam Squad: Red-Carpet Ready

(The Recording Academy has formed the GRAMMY Glam Squad, a diverse group of online influencers who will lead the discussion on beauty, fashion and lifestyle during GRAMMY Week in February 2012. The squad will provide 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.)

Music and fashion are best friends. It's impossible to think about music or a certain song without visualizing the artist performing. Whether it's a music video or a live performance, fashion is part of the excitement and how an artist communicates the mood of the music and their persona. The GRAMMYs is Music's Biggest Night and I can hardly wait to see what these amazing artists come up with for the red carpet.

Of course, the red carpet at the GRAMMYs is one of the most glamorous places in the world. The finest musicians team with the world's most talented fashion designers, makeup artists and hairstylists to create a living and walking masterpiece that will be forever immortalized in photographs and video. These photographs are sent all over the world and have the power to influence fashion forever. Think about the famously low-cut green Versace "jungle" dress that Jennifer Lopez wore at the 42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2000. That dress has forever shaped my personal fashion — I no longer think it's a big deal to wear an extremely low-cut dress…I mean J. Lo did it and she looked amazing! And while I personally don't think I'll be arriving anywhere via an egg anytime soon (sorry, Lady Gaga), I am excited to see what looks will be worn to this year's red carpet and what new ideas might inspire us to try on our own. And let's not forget the men! Oh how I love to see their suits, tuxes and creative looks — what can be better than an occasion to see a man dressed to impress?

With today's popular artists, you never know what to expect. The only thing we can count on for sure is that we will always be entertained and fascinated by red-carpet glamour, so let the fashion games begin!

Who are you excited to see on the red carpet in February? Let me know by commenting below. And check back soon for more tips on beauty, fashion and lifestyle from my fellow GRAMMY Glam Squad members, and don't forget to catch all the glitz and glamour yourself by tuning in to the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
 

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