Faith Hill in J.Mendel at the Grammys: pretty or cheap?

Miranda Lambert was one of the first performers at last night’s Grammy Awards, she did a duet with Dierks Bentley of “Home” and “Over You,” (video is here and a complete list of winners is here). The audio for the vocals was so low that you could barely hear them. I nded up feeling sorry for her, and it makes me wonder why, with the best audio engineers in the whole damn world, the Grammy Awards can’t get the sound perfect for every performance. About 3/4 of the way through the vocals were adjusted to sound clearer, but it was too little too late. Miranda and Dierks got shafted.

In terms of her fashion, Miranda wore this plunging navy Roberto Cavalli gown on the red carpet that I thought was pretty sexy, if a bit underwhelming. She didn’t go with her usual short, sequin look, and reserved that for her performance dress. I really liked her statement earrings and bold cuff bracelets. Her hair and makeup were also very well done. During her interview with Ryan Seacrest, Miranda joked about the letter that went out ahead of the Grammys warning the performers not to show too much skin. She pointed to her cleavage and talked about “puffy skin” being banned, but that part of the letter was clearly about “genitals” not boobs. They also didn’t want any nips showing. (See: Rihanna) Oh and Miranda was nominated for Best Country Album, which went to Zac Brown Band for Uncaged.

Also in Roberto Cavalli was the adorable Carly Rae Jepsen. I DVRed the red carpet interviews on both the TV Guide Channel and E! (although I only watched E! most of the time) and Carly was there at the beginning and she spoke to both Chris Harrison and Ryan Seacrest. Carly compared finding this dress to when Ariel the Little Mermaid got her legs for the first time. She was very gracious and happy to be there, and I came away with a lot of affection for her. In terms of the dress, it shimmered beautifully on camera and fit her perfectly. These photos don’t do it justice, it was gorgeous. I’m not a fan of her thick bangs, and her foundation looked really orange on camera when she was presenting, but overall this was a win for Carly. (She didn’t take home any Grammys though. She was nominated in the Best Solo Performance and Song of The Year categories, for “Call Me Maybe,” which went to Adele and Janelle Monáe.)

Faith Hill wasn’t as successful, in my opinion, in J. Mendel. The dress was somewhat cheap-looking to me, with mesh and sequins overlaying a sweetheart bodice. I think the skirt section is navy while the top is black, too. Plus her hair really doesn’t suit her swept up like that. She was probably going for edgy, but a softer, loose style would have lightened up the whole look. She looked really cute next to her husband, though. Faith and Tim McGraw are one of those couples that looks so alike that you can tell their relationship is solid. (Or not, they’re famous after all. Maybe they’re just good at keeping up appearances.)

In contrast to this longstanding married couple we have the on-off-on again engaged twits, Kat Von D and Deadmau5. They were interviewed by Giuliana on the red carpet and I got so distracted by Kat’s vocal drone. She wore this sweater dress that looks like she just picked it off the floor and threw it on to go for a coffee run. Trash to the E. He looks so over it, and it’s only a matter of time before they’re fighting and breaking up over Twitter again.

Finally I wanted to add Estelle in there as she wore this kind of funky dress that Kelly Osbourne was gushing about. It was a dress that Estelle designed along with her team, and I can’t decide if I like it. It’s very 70s and it’s not totally fug, it’s just funky and different. That must be her style and she looks like she has a sense of humor about it too.

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  1. TorontoE says:

    Faith is looking so gaunt. No more Goop cleansing and Tracy Anderson workouts! Go back to your lovely healthy face and figure.

  2. kingkayski says:

    Why is Faith cheeks not moving when she’s talking,she looks awful.She now looks like those hags from housewives of tralala.

  3. Jayna says:

    I said it before on the other thread. Faith needs to put on a few pounds (for her face). I have seen her too thin before, but she’s not too thin now for her body. But it shows on her face now that she’s in her forties. She has the type of face that looks older now (a more angular face) and five pounds on her body would fill out her face more and give it a softer look, fill her face out, softening the lines, and five pounds would look great on her figure anyway. When she was smiling on the red carpet, she had a lot of lines and I was shocked at how much older she looked than her husband.

    A co-worker I thought had the most beautiful skin and was never fat nor plump, maybe a size eight, had gone down to a six and looked pretty, but I walked into the office, hadn’t seen her in eight months and she was down to a two and her face stunned me. There were a lot of lines on her face, skin was sallow looking because she died her hair black. I thought it was someone else at first. Her body looked great (not as sexy to me), but it showed up on her face in an awful way, aged her. She’s 39 or 40. Some women hitting their forties need a few pounds on them for their faces.

    I mentioned Faith’s teeth before. I didn’t realize she had braces on. That’s what looked strange going on with her mouth.

  4. Joiq says:

    I couldn’t have pulled it off, but I really like Estelle’s dress. It’s the Grammy’s so I took it as her wanting to have fun and break away from traditional. It was definitely appropriate for this even.

    • MollyB says:

      I did too! SO unique and the fit was perfect. I feel like anytime a star dares wear a pattern, everyone trips over each other to be the first–or thousandth– to make a “that looks like my grandma’s curtains/blanket/rug” joke. I love patterns and I thought this was lovely.

  5. Lisa says:

    Miranda Lambert’s red carpet gown looked great. The dress she had on for her performance was so unflattering, it was distracting.I think I love Estelle’s gown, very funky.

  6. sasa says:

    Estelle’s dress is beautiful.

  7. someone says:

    They had the sound levels for vocals off all night. When Adam Levine/Maroon 5 sang with Alicia Keyes I could hardly hear him over the music.

  8. Toot says:

    I know Faith had braces on, but why did it look like she had a gap? Her teeth never looked like that before. She and Tim look a little rough.

    I hope all is well there.

  9. Nicolette says:

    Faith doesn’t look good, she looks like she aged a lot. Her husband on the other hand is hot!

  10. lucy2 says:

    Faith is so pretty, but looking very gaunt in the face. Don’t care for her dress.
    I do like Miranda’s red carpet dress, that’s one of the better things she’s worn. I don’t know what the heck she has on to perform though.
    Estelle’s is interesting and different, I kind of like it.

  11. Annie says:

    Guess I’m the only one who thinks Faith looks great from the neck up – it’s that damn dress that’s making her look a hot mess. Looks like a home ec project – one that failed.

  12. nancypants says:

    I think something is going on with Faith too.
    She is looking old and ROUGH.
    I saw a photo of her make-up free the other day and I didn’t recognized her.
    I know…make-up but she is in full make-up here and still barely looks like herself.

  13. anneesezz says:

    Isn’t the hipster white-trash look played out? I know I’m over it.

  14. Tig says:

    Faith could be having jaw/bite issues, which necessitated the braces. I do feel for her, bec if they are new, it’s awkward to adjust to- and to deal with a red carpet too? Ugh.

    Tim’s “hot bod”- ugh to that too. I get he has an image to keep up, but working out for 2 odd hours or more a day to do so? Must be nice-but just seems so narcissistic. Fitness yes, but that’s not about health/fitness.

  15. Paloma says:

    Kat Von D’s fiancée has another pair of shoes just like those at home.

  16. Dani says:

    Miranda needs to dress better for her figure. Her performance dress was a terrible fit and way too short it almost made me uncomfortable to watch.

  17. Marianne says:

    Faith Hill is looking rough. Her face seems really thin, and it looks like she’s tried plastic surgery…or at least botox.

  18. BooBooLaRue says:

    Whoa Faith, lookn kind draggy, eh? Estelle’s dress is FUN! Sorry but does KatD ever regret all the ink?

  19. Timber says:

    Faith Hill looks like an aged Gisele Bundchen.

  20. melca blue says:

    Stand up straight, Estelle! Her dress is cute.

  21. Apsutter says:

    LOOOOOOVE Estelle’s dress!! It’s funky and gorge and it suits her.

  22. Melina says:

    I am so confused about Faith’s teeth. I just googled and they seemed perfectly straight before, but then with braces they have a gap? Also, couldn’t she have Invisalign or something other than real braces, seeing as how she had normal teeth before?

  23. Tazina says:

    Faith said she had braces before but removed them too early. Now she’s paying the price for doing that as they’re moving apart. She looked gaunt. Her cheeks are sunken, not a good look. A few extra pounds would flesh out her face.

    Miranda Lambert looks awful in the short white dress. I love Estelle’s dress; what a gorgeous pattern.

  24. d says:

    That is an all-around bad look for Faith. Bad dress, bad hair, bad weight loss. Yikes. McGraw is hot as ever. I wonder if Faith looks like she does because she’s so afraid of losing him?

    I like that 70′s style dress but i’m sick of cutouts.

    Miranda’s carpet dress was beautiful, but her performance dress was unfortunate. That was a bad choice.

  25. palermo says:

    My husband didn’t even recognize Faith Hill. She has aged virtually overnight. If she gained a good ten pounds it would improve her looks a lot. At her age you can’t be that thin and not pay the price in the face.

  26. Jane says:

    Yep, Faith did not look good last night. Tim looks good though. She doesn’t look as happy as usual. I haven’t seen her in a while since the embarrassing moment on TV when Carrie Underwood took her award. :p Speaking of Carrie, her dress was lovely, but I can’t stand her overall look. She always looks too made up–too pageant like. I miss her old American Idol girl next door look. She’s one of the few celebs that I prefer the look before they became big.

  27. lola lola says:

    Faith Hill looks like she really needs a good nights sleep!

  28. DGO says:

    I could be wrong, but I don’t think that’s normal aging going on with Faith. She looks unwell.

  29. Sue says:

    Faith and Tim McGraw are at that point in their marriage, eh? He’s sober and working out all the time, sometimes that means a new love interest or at least he’s out there checking things out. Saw him on Jay Leno and yeah, he was smitten with Bar Rafielli, and she was flirting back!

  30. truthful says:

    I think Tim has worried the heck out of Faith, keeping tabs on him.

    unless she is ill, its got something to do with him.

    he’s verrrry flirty

  31. Jane says:

    Their love was too good to be true…in Hollywood. :( I know men too well, especially the good looking and RICH ones…ego will soon get to them and that ego always needs to be filled up.

    Reminds me of the time how Oprah asked John Travolta and Kelly Preston if their relationship was as good as it seems and Kelly replied, “It’s better.” Puke. There and then, I knew it was fake.

  32. DrM says:

    pics of Faith Hill two years ago on CB.

    I think it is a bit harsh to be mentioning ‘meth’ on this thread. More than a bit. Faith Hill just looks like she has lost a bit to much weight and might be under some stress. ‘Nuff said.

    • amilu says:

      This. In photos of her smiling with the braces on, you can tell that she has pretty white teeth (HARDLY a “meth mouth”). It’s not fair to assume that she’s had dental work to repair damage from using meth. I wish my teeth looked as nice as hers, and I’ve never done any drugs!

    • B says:

      I seriously doubt that Faith is into meth, though I have heard the coke rumors before (and I totally believe that she and Tim were major cokeheads). Not at all uncommon among the wealthy.

      I wasn’t aware of the rumors concerning Faith and Alan Jackson. Supposedly his wife Denise was in the dark about their affair for sometime, but named Faith in divorce proceedings.

      Apparently the affair is well-known about around Nashville, but happened back before Faith hit it big and became the darling of country music.

  33. Tommy says:

    I think Faith’s dress looks WAAAY better than Carly Rae’s. That color is OK, but Carly Rae just looks incredibly washed out, like a drowned rat.

  34. Holden says:

    Love love love Faith, but she looked really frail and like she’d had a lot of work done. Hope she’s ok.

  35. Patrice says:

    I sort of take back what I just wrote in the Swifty post about the girls of Country always going for the over-the-top pagent look because Miranda has completely proven me wrong here! (At least just this once.) I think that dress is stunning and she looks absolutely fantastic in it :D *Side note: She just couldn’t avoid the Miss America thing altogether and went right back to it for her performance :)

    Also, I have to ask why Swifty gets so much flack for the whole “little girl” thing-and deservedly so I might add-but Carly Rae, at almost TWENTY SEVEN years old never does in these parts? (A grown woman who regularly intentionally dresses like a small child using a Little Mermaid analogy for ger dress choice?? Ok. Sure.) Just sayin’ What’s good for the goose and all that…

  36. mar says:

    I think Faith is on bad drugs. She was really off and her mouth was moving too much.

    Carly is NOT cute- sorry.

    I think Miranda is hot. If only Jessica Simpson could take notes on how to be a busty thick blonde and own it

  37. Kelly says:

    Actually thought Faith looked ok but I wish she would put out a new album and stop riding her husband’s coattails.

  38. Cinderella says:

    I’m not so sure Tim looks well either. In photos from the past year, he looked gaunt, too. He’s covered up with clothing and makeup in this shot, so it’s hard to tell. Something doesn’t seem right with either of them.

  39. Nev says:


    I did notice on the red carpet she was calling out to the kids and holding the conversation…he seemed detached…maybe they were stoned and partying though…hopefully thats it though….she’s a really pretty lady.

  40. palermo says:

    Miranda looked really fat in that dress when she was singing. It was too short and too tight. I wouldn’t look any better in it, but then I’m not on an award show

  41. Veronica Lodge says:

    Commenting on Faith’s body I think is just as bad as commenting on someone who put on a few pounds…I know this site and commenters go to town on Kim Kardashians butt, Beyonce’s puff, what ever…getting on another woman who has lived her life pretty privately, raised a cute little family and not put herself out there I feel is tacky. She is definitely responsible for what she puts out there however she doesn’t feed into the skinny hype and keeps it pretty real for her fans as far as she has to work to keep her body, marriage, kids and career rocking.

  42. I Choose Me says:

    Love what Estelle is wearing and I really like Miranda’s blue v-necked gown. Almost didn’t recognize Faith.

  43. GirlyGirl says:

    Wow, will Faith Hill’s family please hold a plastic surgery intervention soon? She looks like she’s made of steel.

    Oh yeah, and Carly Rae, 70′s Cher called and wants her wig back.

    I hate to sound like Grandma, but your face is gorgeous and your eyes are intense, why are you hiding it?

  44. phlyfiremama says:

    Faith Hill scared me with how … different…she is looking. I definitely thought Estelle had the best dress of the night~such an incredible pattern, a perfect fit, and just gorgeous overall.

  45. jennipurrr says:

    What I’m noticing about the dress Faith is wearing is that it makes me think of chest and arm hair. Sort of like those tshirts that look like a shirtless dude at the beach. It’s not nice. However, it may have looked better in person.

  46. hmm says:

    If Kat von D’s dress was real KNIT like a sweater, I’d think that was pretty awesome, but it’s just a print dress. Lame.

  47. hmm says:

    Does Kat von D just date dudes she can walk a red carpet with? I’m seeing a pattern. also, how many times is she going to get engaged and then break up? LOL It’s hilarious. I still feel bad for that scrawny guy with the long blonde hair and mustache from early on in the LA Ink show. She called him Ornie or something. He seemed sweet and they got engaged, and then out of no where she broke it off with him with no explanation. Pretty annoying that she chooses THEN to be a pivate person–Hello! your whole life is on TV, don’t even try to keep things private now. You twat.