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I'm Izzy and I love fashion and music.
It started with a chest at my grandmother's house that was full of incredible clothes and a 6-year-old me wanting to make a statement. Even though they took 20 more years to fit into, these clothes were somehow my voice, and they still are.
Fashion for me is about communicating who you are and who you want to be. Every fashionista worth their Manolo shoes will have an icon that inspires them and will be looking way beyond their bejeweled lashes and into the future. Fashion is a forward motion that squeezes the best bits out of culture, politics, economics, philosophy, and music and morphs it into garments. Wow — this all sounds a bit serious. What happened to the playful, outrageous and totally freaky fashion moments? I am coming to these!
This year I have been to some incredible red carpets and the DJ for some unforgettable fashion parties. However, the GRAMMY Awards has a certain uniqueness. It is a celebration of both iconic and breaking artists in equal measure. I love to see the latest stars take their first walk in that dress as much as I like to see an icon wear that egg! For me, music and fashion are inexplicably linked — ultimately, they are both forms of self-expression. For example, at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2011, Florence & The Machine's Florence Welch (and her über quirky stylist) totally knocked me sideways with a swan-style Givenchy Haute Couture dress, and Katy Perry charmed the paparazzi with her Armani and Swarovski Crystal floor-sweeper (matching with her grandma, of course).
Last year's awards set the fashion stakes high. I am excited to see what styles, dresses (and inanimate objects) the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will bring on Feb. 12, 2012, and, most importantly, see our favorite stars tell us who they are in one visual statement.