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Fabulous at the Grammys – island folk

Island folk were fabulous at the Grammy Awards last night.

Bajan islandista Rihanna put the awfulness of last year’s Grammy experience behind her, winning her second Grammy for rap-sung collaboration for Run This Town with Jay-Z and Kanye West. She kept it succint on the mic, saying thanks and giving a ‘lift-up’ to Solange’s son/ Beyonce’s nephew, the too-cute Juelz.

And of course her dress… was… stunning. Definitely going to be making lots of best dressed lists in her pale pink Elie Saab.

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Too gorgeous. And the simple understated makeup with it is on point.

Melanie Fiona also looked beautiful in a black gown – she went for a very natural makeup look but she was glowing so much with happiness at being there that it just made us smile – like our fave lil cousin had finally got near her dream. Too sweet.

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For more pics of Caribbean folk at the Grammys, read on.

Mya also managed to get on the red carpet and looked lovely in a silvery, glimmery creation.

While her presence at the Grammys makes us think of the old Sesame Street jingle (One of these things just doesn’t belong here), she at least looks the part.

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Haitian-Puerto Rican Maxwell won two Grammys for his comeback album and also performed with Roberta Flack.

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Sean Paul on the red carpet. He was nominated in Best Reggae Album – the category was won by Stephen Marley.

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Jennifer Lopez presented an award. We’re hmmm… about her dress.

More pre, post and during Grammy islandista-ness soon!

By Me

island ~ ista
From Latin -ista via Portuguese -ista
one who follows a principle; an adept.

As an islandista I live, embody, exude the spirit of the Caribbean islands.

2 replies on “Fabulous at the Grammys – island folk”

Lemme help y’all out. J.Lo’s dress was fugly! Simple.

Mya’s an islandista? I never knew.
How ironic you have Usher in the pic with Mya, as it’s been rumored that he’s half Haitian but doesn’t want to acknowledge it.

Melani Fiona and Sean Paul are just too cute.
Ri-Ri’s just FIRE!!!!!!! Nuff said.

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