Last night was a evening of glitz and glamour on both sides of the Atlantic, with the USA holding the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, and here in the UK, the 64th annual BAFTA awards. Husband and I watched he BAFTAS and it was a night largely dominated by The King’s Speech, The Black Swan, The Social Network and Inception (though we were super happy to see True Grit get an award). One thing that we noticed was, many of the women at the BAFTAs, although extremely glamorous, were well covered up, showing a fairly small amount of skin, and looked incredibly elegant.
This morning, I switched my computer on and went to all of the usual sites and news feeds that I look at, and obviously the main topic on a lot of them was the Grammy Awards (and something about Aguilera falling over? Career suicide, after Super Bowl Sunday/Star Spangled Banner-gate, I would have thought) The contrast in what the women wore to the Grammys was actually quite startling.
Here’s some examples:
Eva Green vs. Nicki Minaj
Emma Watson vs. Snooki
And finally, Thandie Newton vs. Lady Gaga
Finally, I think I could have summed up the contrast by showing you just two pictures. By comparing arguably the most important and prestigious award at each ceremony, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the BAFTA Academy Fellowship.