accepting her Grammy for Best New Artist Sunday night, Victoria Monét looked back at her years-long journey as a songwriter and musician in the industry. “My roots have been growing underneath ground, unseen, for so long,” she said tearfully at the mic. “And I feel like today I’m sprouting, finally above ground.” All that hustle paid off as she went home with not one, not two, but three Grammy Awards including Best R&B Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for Jaguar II. (She was nominated for seven total.)
Monét dressed aptly for the long-awaited occasion, styled by Kollin Carter in a custom Versace gown in light brown, the signature color of her Jaguar era. She wore Bulgari jewels for some extra sparkle. Her two-year-old daughter, Hazel, matched in her own tiny dress, and her partner, John Gaines, came to support in an olive-green suit. For glam, she wore a look using MAC products, courtesy of Alexander Echeverri, and wore her hair in a chignon styled by Davontae’ Washington.
There’s no denying this is Monét’s moment. She told ELLE.com back in August: “I’m just going for it, and no matter how many times people try to deter me or get me off track—I even have imposter syndrome and I do it to myself with self-sabotage—I still have that focus, and it’s like, I’m going to do it until I die.”
Below, take a look at how she got ready for the ceremony.