04/02/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Grammy Style Preview: Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party and MusiCares

Last night the music industry elite gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for Clive Davis's Pre-Grammy party. Clive (former president of Arista records, and other labels) is a music industry legend. He was in the news last year for bringing back diva Whitney Houston after a 7 year absence from the music scene. Whitney was the star attraction at last year's event. I love to be a fly on the wall of the party by watching the fashions on the red carpet. It's amazing to see the fashions that the music industry superstars select.


Pictured: Toni Braxton rocks a statement necklace at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala

Above is Toni Braxton in a beautiful statement necklace to compliment her little black strapless jumpsuit. Sheryl Crow rocked the same type of look with a beautiful Irene Neuwirth necklace at MusiCares on Friday night to compliment her LBD. The statement necklace is a great way to dress up a little black dress. Look for great ones for less at Loehmann's, T.J. Maxx and the online fashion clubs


Pictured: Sheryl Crow wearing an Irene Neuwirth necklace

While both Toni's & Sheryl's red carpet looks were classy and rather understated, other party invitees made more, um, unconventional choices. This is what I love about Grammy fashions, the slightly over the top looks that you don't typically see, the avant-garde choices. Check out Rhianna in Viktor & Rolf and Ciara in Givenchy like you've never seen Givenchy haute couture before.


Pictured: Ciara in Givenchy boa with silk bow and black shorts. Rhianna in an usual Viktor & Rolf dress. These are the ultimate in nontraditional style looks. Don't try this at home unless you have money to burn! :)


Pictured: Fergie at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy party in designer Zuhair Murad. Her striking sliver dress is accented by a lone bracelet.

Fergie's silver metallic silk chiffon one shoulder dress with lace insets and clear crystal beading is from Zuhair Murad's Ready to Wear Spring 2010 Collection. I love how Fergie complimented her shiny dress with the wrist bling. This is blingy bracelet as an accent look is stylish, accessible and uniquely affordable. There are all kinds of "wrist candy" available to compliment your evening out look for low prices.

We can expect more unique styles today from the Grammy Awards red carpet. I'm waiting to see what J Lo wears to the Grammys. And what about Lady Gaga? In a tough economy, these fantasy fashion concoctions are the ultimate escape.