Our lady Adele is at it again! At last night’s 2012 Grammy Awards Adele swept the awards aisle with her stunning voice and dashing beauty. Taking home six Grammy Awards, including Song and Record of the Year, as well as Album of the year for “21.” After Adele’s publicized vocal chord surgery a few months back, many were anxious to hear Adele’s timeless roll out. During last night’s performance, it’s safe to say she is healing up quite fine…
Seeing last night’s Grammy performance had me wondering if this is still Adele? You know- the curvy plus size Adele that everyone has embraced for exactly who she is…
It seems the March 2012 issue of VOGUE feels that regardless of international fame and acceptance, she needed a Photoshop job. How do you feel about the over edited skinny magazine version of Adele?
Well first off- she’s captivating, elegant but laid back, and has great comedic timing . At last night’s Golden Globes this plus size goddess won a trophy as best supporting actress for her role in “The Help.” And she looked dashing the entire night!
“The Help,” is a film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s bestselling novel set in Mississippi during at the cusp of the civil rights movement. Octavia Spencer’s largest screen role thus far. She stars alongside Viola Davis and Emma Stone, as Minny Jackson, a brusque and animated caretaker whose mouth often gets her into trouble with her less than sympathetic employers.
After an emotional acceptance speech, she broke down crying once ushered off the stage. Later, backstage it was reported that this plus size beauty kicked off her heels and announced, “I’m sorry, y’all. I love you, but I have to kick these shoes off. We lasted but we’re done.” She added, “Christian Loubutin, I love you, but when you have this much weight you’ve got to … ooh, give us a bit more platform.”
I think it’s safe to say she is laid back and genuine, as well. The gorgeous lilac gown that adorns her was designed by Tadashi Shoji. I have never seen an awards gown designed for a plus size woman look this stunning. I’d say we all need to start knocking down this designer’s door for an every day plus size clothing line….
Reaching a fever pitch and it’s bring me out the dark
Finally I can see you crystal clear
Go ahead and sell me out and I’ll lay your ship bare “
If you’ve ever turned on the radio, television, or existed anywhere in the last year, I’m sure you’ve heard these lyrics belted by the beautiful Adele. The opening to her song, “Rolling in the Deep,” that feels more like an opening to her bare heart.
Adele lays down her lyrics with such conviction. Words that when read, feel as though they were ripped from the deepest sections of her diary. From our diaries…
Mixed with her heavy range of vocals, Adele’s songs are circles of life and romance that we can all relate to. Fear, love, heartbreak, strength, and realization. She has a way of leaning in, and going right for your heart…leaving you breathless, with your chest pinned under the weight of her genuine passion.
Last night at the MTV Video Music Awards, I could feel that fervor more than ever. Adele brought a level of vulnerability that just isn’t seen at an MTV awards show. Not to mention that she actually sang! Yea, for once a performer wasn’t lip syncing.
This is Adele singing the heart wrenching song, “Someone Like You.”
Adele doesn’t hold back! This goes for anything that she does in her life. Her storybook pages are always left out for others to explore. She is consistently unfeigned, reminding us how human these celebrities are. Also showing a world of plus size women and girls that there is no size that could possibly define your beauty or your strengths!
Adele is also one serious plus size fashion icon. Keeping her style to simple but stunning vintage inspired pieces. She is always radiant, and classy in figure flattering dresses.
She has curves, a phenomenal voice, poetic lyrics, and an attitude like no other. She isn’t your typical plastic pop star, because she’s an artist. She puts dedication into her art, rather than focusing on her body and theatrics. Adele is one lady that constantly reminds plus size women all over the world just how beautiful you are when you let go. When you float away from all those expectations, and free yourself in order to be who you really are…
Joan Rivers, Amber Riley is your choice of worst dressed at the Grammys? Seriously? Katy Perry wore wings.. WINGS!.. Miley Cyrus’ wore an age inappropriate tigress gown.. and countless other stars looked horrendous. But Joan Rivers picks Amber Riley. I actually loved the Glee star’s edgy painted on (details were painted on) dress. Her gold and silver ensemble showed off her curves wonderfully and was definitely not worthy of a Grammy worst dressed nomination.
Thoroughly enjoyed the 2011 Golden Globes.. of course it was all about the looks for us. Here is Plus Size Steals’ best and worst dressed at the Golden Globes.
Let’s start out with this awful ensemble from Helena Bonham Carter (star of Alice in Wonderland):
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This screams disaster. Helena what were you thinking? The aesthetics of great fashion points to balance. When the left side of a dress directly mirrors the right side at its center it’s perfect harmony. Many exceptions to this rule of course, one of my favorite plus size dresses is a one shoulder dress with a vintage feel (great charm). Helena’s asymmetrical helter skelter dress and mismatched shoes completely shatter any sense of balance. The black lace adds a not so subtle hint of volume- so off that it hurts. I tend to think she attempted to pay homage to Natalie Portman’s dark ballerina character in Black Swan. Furthermore, the fabrics don’t compliment each other at all- instead the mix of textures adds to the confusion of the dress. Just looking at the ensemble makes me dizzy. The shades are equally a poor choice, if you’re going to wear that dress it’s going to be hard to hide! We’re sorry to nominate this talented actress for the Plus Size Steals worst dress list of the Golden Globes.
Plus Size Steals’ best dressed:
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We love us some Christina Hendricks in Romona Keveza. Who doesn’t love a girl in red? Her shapely curves were boldly displayed in this winning ensemble. I challenge anyone who argues that a red head can’t wear red to enter into a debate with me after seeing Christina at the Golden Globes. The ruffles, draped shoulder to shoulder, wasn’t obtrusive. I almost didn’t notice the ruffles as my eyes were so drawn to her sleek lines. Simple yet elegant accessories completed her amazing outfit. Christina is Plus Size Steals’ fashion winner of the night!