American Country Music Awards 2011 – Hit or Miss

On Monday Dec. 5, 2011, the American Country Music Awards were held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Although this event is about awards and achievements in American country music this year, the real thrill of the night, is showing off the shoes, dresses and jewelry on the red carpet. The night had some fashion hits, leading this hit was Kristin Chenoweth, the spirited host of the evening, and some fashion misses, making the list was Kimberly Perry from the Band Perry.

Susie Brown was a miss that night, wearing a long black gown, partially sequined at the top, with nude-coloured areas near the stomach area of the dress. She decided to wear an all black outfit, but paired it up with gold dangly earrings with diamond studs all around the top of the earrings. The whole ensemble just did not match. She should have gone for black diamond jewelry, specifically just studs, since her bangs already drew enough attention to her face.

Danelle Leverett, on the other hand, was a hit that night. Fashioning a gold necklace with flower shaped diamonds forming the chain, it was the perfect jewelry combination to match her simple, shiny long tube dress. She did not overdo the jewelry, since her dress was already patterned enough.

Shawna Thompson took a chance and was actually hit this night. She went with leaflet shaped fangled silver earrings, and oversized black cocktail ring and multi laytered bracelets with a cross, leopard print and silver and black patterns. Although her dress was already a little over the top, the over the top jewelry, somehow complimented the whole ensemble, making it a hit.

Jordin Sparks was a hit, portraying a classic simplistic look on the red carpet. With a round neck, tight fitting white dress, she mixed this ook with diamond studded dangly earrings, a single diamond studded bracelet and a silver thumb ring. Nothing that stood out, but she rocked the simple girl look.

All three ladies (two of them from Pistol Annies), and the last girl being Miranda Lambert, were a bit of a miss. The first girl on the left, had a very patterned and coloured short dress, mixed with a large amber cocktail ring on the middle finger. The middle girl, had a simple black short tube dress, with a few sequins on the top portion of the dress and black diamond studs. Miranda Lambert was wearing black diamond studs that dangled and 3 different rings: one big square cocktail ring, a diamond studded band and a simple dark coloured band. The first two ladies just did not use jewelry that properly accentuated and complimented their dresses. Miranda Lambert should have worn a simple bracelet or maybe two, just to even out the look.

Kimberly Perry was an absolute miss that night. Wearing a long black diamond studded chain necklace, when her dress already had a very low neckline and ruffles around the neckline of the dress, was just too much. She also wore a black cocktail ring that was hardly noticeable with the necklace. Next time, someone should tell her that less is more.

Kristin Chenowith, by far, was the biggest hit of the night. She sparkled in her emerald green dress and her complimentary emerald jewelry added to accentuate her facial features (especially her eyes) and her skin tone. She wore silver eiffel-tower shaped earrings with an emerald on each earring hanging from the bottom and oversized emerald ring around the middle finger. Not only did this jewelry and this outfit give her a look that stood out, but it added an elegance and refined beauty to her overall outfit.

Glitz and Glamour of Celebrities in 2011

From all the red carpet events of 2011, celebrities were constantly rocking the gemstone-jewelry look, using the colour of the gemstones to bring out their outfit, make-up, hair and eyes. Gemstones are definitely one of the most underestimated fashionable jewelry additions. From earrings, bracelets, necklaces and brooches, gemstones have a way of adding a touch of life to every celebrity. Whether the gemstones are worn simply or worn over-the-top, all eyes are on the gemstone(s) the second a celebrity walks onto the red carpet. Check out these famous and glamorous stars wearing their gemstone jewelry with pride. Even the most famous, can’t resist a gemstone or two.

Here we have Jane Lynch, famous for her role as Sue Sylvester in the hit TV comedy show, Glee, who also hosed the Emmy awards back in September, wearing multi-gemstones on her large diamond-shaped dangled earring: hint of Emeralds, Rubies, Diamonds, Amethyst & some Garnet.

Sophia Vergara, made famous by the popular family comedy show, Modern Family, went crazy for emeralds, as she gallavanted around in these chandelier emerald earrings, showing how eye-catching green can really be.

Megan Fox also seems to love the dangly single-emerald earrings, as she showed these off on her red carpet walk at the Golden Globe Awards. Not only did they add a simple elegance to her outfit, but the green emeralds also happened to accentuate her blue coloured eyes as well.

Minka Kelly, first made popular in her side-by-side casting with Leighton Meester in The Roomate, sported garnet-stoned, small dangled stud earrings, to bring out her baby doll brown eyes at the red carpet event she attended.

Scarlett Johanssen at the Oscars, wearing ruby red stud earrings and ruby red gemstone ring, to bring out her dark pink coloured outfit and her extra eye-popping make-up.

Lea Michele went with an extravagant gem-studded bracelet piece at the Grammy’s. It was a parrot shaped bracelet, studded with black diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires.

Nicole Kidman also went with the gemstone-look, as she wore her emerald triple tear-drop shaped gold earrings to the Grammy awards earlier this year. Not only a fashionabe compliment to her blue-coloured eyes, but also accentuated her reddish blonde locks.

Celine Dion’s jewelry to the Oscars this year was a yellow-gold necklace that featured diamonds along the chain and emeralds and a green stone in a patterned form to hang from the chain. Not only a beautifully combined jewelry piece, but altogether with her outfit and look, she dazzled as a masterpiece.

Reese Witherspoon also seems to be a fan of the emerald earrings as she wore 2 bright green dangling emerald earrings on each ear at the Oscars. This piece mixed with her smile, was a photogenic artpiece.

Amy Adams decided to go emerald with her jewelry too as she opted for a diamond and emerald necklace at the Oscars to match her light-coloured eyes. Not only did her jewelry sparkle, but so did her eyes.

The most popular gemstone by far from these red carpet events, is the Emerald. Eye-catching and flattering for almost all skin tones and hair tones, celebrities have found this gemstone to be the colour of the year. For sure this trend will continue to grow, as the Emerald colour mixed into jewelry, becomes timeless pieces.