Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2014 MTV Video Music Awards

If there's an awards show where you can take daring, bold, fashion risks then it's the MTV Video Music Awards.  Unlike other awards shows this one does not have a dress code.  They have an anything goes policy so you see everything from high fashion gowns to t-shirts, and sometimes the stars are wearing next to nothing.

Best Dressed (Female): Nicki Minaj & Beyonce (Tie)

I'm not sure Nicki has ever looked better.  I like seeing her more covered up with a more natural look than her over-the-top wigs, make-up, and more scantily clad outfits.  In her short mini she manages to show off her toned legs, and promote her newest single, Anaconda. There couldn't be a more fitting time to wear the snakeskin inspired look.

Beyonce helped bring some glamour to the Red Carpet in this black lace dress by Nicholas Jebran Courture.  The dress flaunted her curves perfectly, but I wish she would have picked another color besides black.

Best Dressed Runner Up's: Kesha and Nina Drobev

Kesha's white gown was breathtaking.  I loved the fresh white color for summer. Kesha is known for her eccentric style so I enjoyed seeing her in a more grown-up look.  I thought the touch of color in her hair was a perfect way for her to still let her personality shine through.

Nina's color blocked dress with side draping looked gorgeous on her.  The high ponytail was a great way to look fashionable and beat the summer heat.

Worst Dressed (Female): Taylor Swift

Talk about a disappointment!  I always look forward to seeing Taylor's red carpet looks, and this one was a complete disaster.  Her barely there Mary Katrantzou Resort 2015 romper was way too short (camel toe alert), and even the print was ugly.  The print looked like it belonged in a nursery or classroom with the alphabet on display.  I'm also confused by the shoes.  They're pretty, but I'm not sure plum shoes look good with bright blue. Yuck! The only thing nice I can say about her look is that her hair and make-up still looked good.  

Worst Dressed Runner Up's: Charli XCX and Solange Knowles

I love a good pantsuit, but what the heck!  This looks like a mix between the ever popular Zubaz pants from the 80's and pajamas pants.

Hair wrong, make-up wrong, outfit wrong. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong! If she wanted to do an over-sized jacket then her hair should be sleek. The jacket needs to be tailored. Menswear is in, but this menswear inspired look was not well executed.

Best Dressed (Male): Sam Smith

I'm giving this award to Sam due to the complete lack of good fashion from all the other males, and partly because I'm borderline obsessed with his music.  He looks very dapper in his three piece suit with his perfectly coiffed hair, but it stops there.  The shoes were not right at all.

Worst Dressed (Male): Austin Mahone


Austin- Justin Bieber called and he wants his look back!  I'm not sure why anyone would want to steal the Biebs style, but newsflash the look doesn't look good on anyone.  The drop waist pants, tall tee, and Jetson inspired jacket underwhelmed. I bet all the teeny bopper, "Mahonies" are completely disagreeing with me, but that's my two cents.  I will say that the kid does have good hair.

Best Dressed Couple: Jordin Sparks & Jason Derulo

White done right!  Sorry Austin, but this is how it's done!  Jason looks young, fresh and stylish.  His pants fit nicely and he paired his all white ensemble with a t-shirt that hits just below his hips (no tall tee here). He topped off the t-shirt with a tailored white jacket and blinged out sneakers.  Jordin's dress shows off her figure with a plunging neckline and leg slit.  My one suggestion for Jordin would be either shorter spanx, or less of a slit because I can see her undergarments a little. 

Worst Dressed Couple: Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa (Warning! I suggest you're at least 18 yrs. old before scrolling down further)

I mean I have no words.   I guess she was adhering to the "less is more" advice, but someone needs to tell her that this isn't what that means. Put some clothes on girl!

Wow! Moment: Jennifer Lopez 

Jennifer's known for showing skin, and although I think she could start toning it down a bit she does look beautiful.  The top of her dress seriously looked as though it had been painted on her.  It fit like a glove, and gave me major body envy!

Copy Cat Look 1: Common stole Captain Kirk from Star Trek's Look

Copy Cat Look 2: Katy Perry & Riff Raff stole Britney & Justin's Look

Who Wore it Better- The Black Crop Top Edition: Miley Cyrus vs. Jourdan Dunn 

Please use the comment section below to let me know who you felt pulled off the black crop top better. I personally like Jourdan's look better. Both girls chose a high-waisted bottom, but I liked Jourdan's skirt better than Miley's pants.  Miley's pants look like she raided MC Hammer's closet.  The all leather ensemble seems too heavy for a summer event (sweaty mess to me). Jourdan's look was more feminine and flattered her statuesque figure.  Her cute angled bob haircut suited the look perfectly. In summary, both girls are young and can pull off the midriff top, but I choose Jourdan.

Biggest Transformation: Ariana Grande 

The above look is her 2014 outfit, and below from last year's 2013 VMA's.  I much preferred last years look.  I'm not sure why all these ladies feel the need to sex it up so much!  I know they say sex sells, but I hate to see this from a girl with so many young fans. I guess this means I'm getting old. Comment below to let me know which of Ariana's look you prefer. 2013 or 2014?

 Best Hair: Lucy Hale 

I couldn't find a great image of Lucy's hair when it was down, but Lucy hosted a red carpet pre-show and she had the perfect beach waves.  Her ombre gives her hair a sunkissed look, and it looked great both up and down.  The first image with her hair down was her interviewing look, and the second look with the low-ponytail was when she walked the red carpet.

Who were your favorites of the night?  Were there any hits or misses that I forgot to include.

 Yours Truly,

1 comment:

  1. Jourdan Dunn's look for sure over Miley's although I do have to give it to Miley this is one of her better looks in recent years!
    Ariana's look this year is a more grown up look, I think last yr she was trying to keep it conservative? For the VMA's this yrs look is much better.
    Completely agree about Taylor Swifts outfit- what was she/ her stylist thinking? I guess they were trying to push the envelope so to speak- I didn't like it at all!!!