It is impossible not to root for Lizzo. Although the three-time Grammy Award winner was not nominated this year (hey, it’s been a tough one for all of us), it was a joy to see Lizzo grace the 63rd annual Grammys stage as a presenter. Not only did she give out the award for Best New Artist to fellow Houstonian, Megan thee Stallion, but also looked damn good doing so while channeling shimmery mermaid realness in not just one, but two looks over the course of the evening.
Working with stylist Brett Alan Nelson to create her looks for the night, Lizzo’s pastel gowns, both by Balmain, were complemented by several pieces of beautiful Bulgari jewelry. While she switched up her dress and shoes, the “Because I Love You” singer sported her Bulgari baubles—including the brand’s classic Serpenti styles in a necklace, bracelets, and rings which included over 267 carats of diamonds—throughout the event.
Luckily, we caught up with Nelson prior to show time to get the scoop on Lizzo’s full look! Keep scrolling for the details, and get ready to add a few of her stunning accessories to your wish list.
How long have you been working with Lizzo? Is there a favorite look that comes to mind?
I have been working with Lizzo on a variety of projects over the last two years. My favorite look that I have done with her so far was our Rolling Stone cover with David LaChapelle.
How would you describe Lizzo’s red carpet style? Is there a specific feeling you’re going for on Grammys night?
I always keep the disco era in mind when working with Lizzo. She’s such an icon, so I want to play up the iconic legends of that era but make it our own!
What type of jewelry did you have in mind for Lizzo’s looks?
I knew Bulgari was the moment. They are such a legendary jewelry brand, and the Serpenti pieces were just so fitting with both dresses.
How has COVID-19 and the nature of remote awards shows been a challenge for you as a celeb stylist?
COVID has been terrible, honestly. Everything is virtual. But as a creative, I always want to give people a space to escape with us and enjoy the moment.
Any tips for viewers at home on achieving their own red carpet-worthy look?
Always have fun! Don’t worry about what anyone else says. If you feel happy and are having fun, then that’s all that matters.