VMA’s Best Looks from Rihanna, Miley, Taylor and Rashida.

The Video music awards are always a great showcase for a range of looks that always seem to take in the sublime and the ridiculous. With the likes of Rihanna and Katy Perry on show, you know they are guaranteed to be anything but boring, and this year proved to be no exception. I have chosen a few of the looks that impressed me, from the edgy new look of Miley Cyrus, to the classic tuxedo style of the ever stylish Taylor Swift (who I can’t remember ever getting it wrong).

1. Miley Cyrus

I personally LOVE Miley’s new look. Her punky hairstyle gives her a touch of Pink and makes her stand out in the crowd. It sort of reminds me of when Ashlee Simpson cut her hair and went for a more edgy look – and I loved that style too. Miley chose a dress that I think Angelina Jolie would probably have worn ten years ago – no bad thing in my eyes. It had a witch/Twilight feel to it, and partnered with a beautiful clutch bag I thought this showed a different side to Miley that was as far removed from Hannah Montana as possible.

 

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Annie Chiffon Sleeve Wrap Bodysuit £12 

Trudie Chiffon Maxi Skirt £20 

bangles clutch £50.00 

Rihanna

Rihanna looked simply stunning at the VMA’s. I loved her new haircut which showed off her beautiful face to perfection. The simple, Grecian style gown by Adam Selman just draped that body to perfection. This has to be one of my fave Rihanna looks ever – a departure from some of the more ghetto fabulous looks she has sported of late.

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T by Alexander Wang Jersey maxi dress Original price 

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift looked incredible in a white J Mendel suit that conjured up all the images of Angelina Jolie, Bianca Jagger, Gwyneth Paltrow and all the other ladies who have channeled androgyny with an ultra feminine edge. Taylor made this an ultra glamorous look with red lips, gold sandals and sleek hair.

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Coleen Ladies Tuxedo Jacket £55 

Tapered Tuxedo Stripe Trousers 

Carvela Goal Sandals £110 

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones looked smoking hot in her black leather dress. I love the simplicity of this look, all the attention is taken by the choice of fabric – imagine this in anything other than leather and it becomes a simple cocktail dress. The choice of shoeboot is fabulous too, and then her hair and make are actually sophisticated, therefore making this a very grown up look – despite all that leather.

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RAOUL Wool Leather Sleeveless Dress 

Oasis Peplum faux leather ponte dress 

Block Leather Dress £295.00 

 

The MTV Fashion VMAS

Any MTV awards seem to promise a wide range of interesting looks – some  amazing, some not so. This Sunday’s awards were dominated by the news of Beyoncé’s pregnancy,  Lady Gaga turning up as her alter-ego – a man named Jo, and Katie Perry wearing four different outfits – everyone bad!

Here are some  of the looks I really liked..and a few I didn’t.

Beyoncé looked beautiful in a sari style dress by Lanvin. This reminded me of the green dress that JLo once worn to the Oscars, and I think it screamed style and elegance whilst covering that little baby bump. The colour looked great on her, and I also loved those chandelier earrings that added just enough bling to the outfit.

Vanessa Hudgens also looked totally gorgeous in her 1920s inspired look. With this silver dress from Candie’s Couture,  and hair in 1920s bangs, she looked like she was channelling the ghosts of Jean Harlow, and the look of Reese Witherspoon in Water for Elephants.  Vanessa is someone usually off my style radar, I’m not impressed with faux hippies, but this look totally transformed her. A+

Zoe Saldana and Katie Holmes both went down the short route. Katie went for a simple fit and flare style dress from Azzedine Alaia that flattered her figure. I loved the cute addition of desert boots to this outfit. Zoe wore a chic black cocktail dress from Barbara Bui that she accessorised with  the hot new trend for the new season – snake-skin sandals.

Adele went for her usual 1960s diva style that again just looked so perfect for her. I loved the Burberry Brit dress that she chose, and her bouffant style hair just looked impeccable. Adele flies the flag for simple, yet elegant designs that always exude ladylike sophistication. She stands out from the Snooki-fest glitter for all the right reasons!

And a few not so good looks…

Kelly Rowland is an absolutely gorgeous women, with a knockout figure. What could possibly go wrong? Well wearing a dress that gives you the appearance of needing a bikini wax pretty sharpish is one thing that did go wrong. I don’t know if the hairy bit on this dress was a furry sporran, but it just looked rude – 1970s rude if you need clarification. Still, here hair looked glorious.

Lady Gaga turned up as Example!

Kim Kardashian looked like she had been poured into her showgirl style dress..and that some of her missed! When she gets it right she looks so beautiful, but this dress is just a little bit trampy. I particularly hated the back with its flesh coloured mesh panel.

Nicki Minaj dressed as an explosion at Toys R Us. Totally bonkers!

Style Icon of the Month August – Lady Gaga.

Lady GaGa visit Sweden at Sommarkrysset, Gröna...

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I have always admired Lady Gaga has an icon of style. But rather like the  way you admire Erno Goldfinger‘s tower blocks, but wouldn’t want to live in them, I admired Gaga’s crazy meat dresses, sequined lobster hats and crazy shoes, but could never see anyone else wearing them. But this is the month when I’ve had to say – Gaga – you look great, and I would definitely wear that dress!

This seems to be the month when Gaga has grown into a beautiful lady, and it seems to be with some thanks to Donatella Versace. Donatella gave Gaga access to the Versace archives earlier this Summer. At first this led to a series of those early 1990s garish coloured silk blouses and skirts, but lately Gaga has opted for a series of shift dresses with pencil straight skirts, one shouldered evening dresses and block colour gowns that just seem to enhance her looks and her figure. She is making a fashion impression without causing style controversy – and I, for one, really like it.

There have been a few dissenters about the Lady’s new look – is Gaga morphing into Donatella? Isn’t this a bit conservative for Gaga – is this better suited to the kooky – but not too Kooky Gwen Stefani. My answer would be an emphatic no! Gaga has  looked great this month, and the blue suit – blue tights-nipple patch combo proves she’s not going to be buying a twinset and pearls anytime soon. But it has been lovely to see the Lady wearing something that makes her look like a Lady, rather than some mad invention!

Not quite conservative yet!