Well, the VMAs were on last night...what did you guys think? I felt it was a vast improvement to the last number of years. The show definitely lacks the wild anticipation and element of surprise it had in the late 90s and early 2000s...but that could also be because that's when I was a pre-teen and to me it all felt very dangerous and exciting, lol! Anyways, I had mixed feelings towards the fashion on the red carpet. I even tweeted: "Not seeing a while lot of looks that I like on the #redcarpet for the #VMA2013. Being edgy doesn't mean dress stupid and fugly. #eyeroll." I'm including here the looks that I feel "got it," and a few that were borderline but interesting enough to discuss. Let's get to it!
(All photos courtesy of www.stylebistro.com)
I must say, I was impressed with Taylor Swift - she changed it up! Swifty wore a delicious Hervé Leger floor-length bandage dress, complete with a plunging neckline. I love her 20s inspired hair and her red lips - she looks every bit the vixen, and it's working for her!
Never one to be out-sexied (that's definitely not a word) on the red carpet, Selena Gomez slinked down the media line in this stunning Atelier Versace number. I love the exposed bustier and the thigh-high slit, this girl has legs and she knows it ;)
I wasn't sure how I felt about this look at first, but the more I observed it the more I loved it. Holland Rosen is wearing a risky skirted pant outfit by Naeem Khan. I really appreciated that this was a high fashion risk taken for the risk of style and not for the sake of being edgy and different. I love the cream and jeweled color pairing, the layers and contours of each piece, the fullness of the skirt, and the immaculate tailoring in the pants and top.
I know there aren't too many fans of this look, but I found it interesting. Miley Cyrus is wearing a cropped pantsuit by Dolce & Gabbana. I will be the first to admit that I was never a fan of Miley's, but I've really grown to be a fan of a lot of her fashion and music choices this last year. I feel like the weirder she gets, the more I grow to like her! No, this look wasn't my favorite, but I thought it was cool for her in many ways. I think I'd like the look a lot more if her hair was left in its regular updo instead of these dumb Coolio style mini-buns, lol.
I don't know that I love this dress for this particular occasion, it just doesn't seem appropriate for the VMAs. However, I remember seeing this beautiful Givenchy dress on the runway, and I think Ciara wore it well nevertheless.
Ariana Grande looks sweet and unassumingly lovely in this floral frock by Kenley Collins. I think it's adorable and perfectly appropriate for her age and image :)
Lastly, I really like this crop top and Emilio Pucci beaded skirt that Shailene Woodley wore. She's photographed on the red carpet here with her costar from Spectacular Now and was also previewing her upcoming film Divergent. I actually really love how effortless this look is on her, it's gorgeous but it doesn't feel like she's trying and I love that!
So which performance of the night was your favorite? I liked the weird/naughty Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke medley and Drake's powerful yet noncholant performance :)
Love you BBs,
xox ~ KB