Jewelry hounds, I’m not trying to be disagreeable. Red carpet jewelry and fashion gawking is certainly not saving any oil-soaked pelicans or curing cancer anytime soon. But when Jersey Shore‘s Snooki looks better than half the divas doing the rounds at the Country Music Television (CMT) Awards, you know you’re in for a long night.
And what is Snooki doing at the CMT Awards?
Let’s start with the good. Taylor Swift. Always a fashion winner. Love the straight hair. Hoops. Galliano. Louboutin. What’s not to like?
What’s not to like? How about this unfortunate statement necklace choice by Kellie Pickler?
Or this bizarre lace mini green monster thing on Hayden Panitierre?
Or the weird day-glo dress meets sparkly gold teardrop earring look on Leann Rimes?
Or Laura Bell Bundy’s gold stripper, I mean, red carpet get-up?
Or Miranda Lambert’s Snooki impression?
Or this ho-hum look an the usually stunning Faith Hill (love the trendy big hoops, though)?
Clearly this battle of the blonde bombshells left me battered and bruised. Am I going off the rails here? Or is Country Music in desperate need of a Rachel Zoe makeover?
There’s not much else to say about rapper, T Pain’s, latest jewelry statement that the diamond mega-chain doesn’t actually say itself.
Other than, “What recession?”
The rapper bought the 197-carat diamond dazzler for a mere $410,000 and debuted the piece at the Summer Jam concert in East Rutherford, New Jersey according to MTV.
“I just figured I had to shut down something, some part of the game,” Pain said. “I thought I did it with Auto-Tune, and so I guess I gotta do it with jewelry … just show ’em where the money’s comin’ from. You know what I’m sayin’?”
Mr. Pain., the money is most definitely coming from you.
T-Pain also shocked fans by appearing (with said Big Ass Chain) in a video with country music phenom, Taylor Swift (aka T-Swizzle), during the CMT Awards last night. An unlikely duo, but one that was actually quite cute. The softer side of T Pain, if you will…
If you want to see more Taylor Swift CMT style, check out the jewelry fashion wrap-up on Jewelry.com. Big Ass Chains, blondes and bling. Oh my.