Five looks from last night’s VMAs: Emma Watson, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and more

Posted on September 7, 2012 by

I hate to say it, but last night was one of the most boring red carpets I’ve seen in a while. I always look forward to the VMAs because the younger generation of celebs either go all out in unconventional styles (it’s where Lady Gaga wore her smelly meat dress) or theyat leastkeep it fun and simple. It’s a lot more down to Earth than the more snobby arenas.

Last night we saw a lot of white and black gowns and while everyone looked okay, nobody really stood out in that “ZOMG I can’t believe she wore that” or “get  my pocketbook Jinx I’m buying that dress now” sort of way. Nicki Minaj (above) wore a lace cat suit with sequin detailing that was way out there in a WTF-way, but other than that it was pretty tame.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson picked up a lot of slack for her contrasting Peter Pilotto orange top and graphic skirt, however, it was one of my fave looks of the night. She looked youthful and fun, especially next to all the boring black and white most of the other celebs wore on the carpet. While some people claimed she looked half her age, you have to remember, she’s only 22!! She can still go there…

Taylor Swift

I’m absolutely in love with Taylor Swift’s white J. Mendel silk crepe suit . Menswear-inspired looks are right on trend but she mixed it up by adding a bold red lip. While I would have loved to see her in something more youthful, the well-cut suit  is very chic and a Diane Keaton-way.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry wore an Elie Saab dress that featured a sheer skirt and leather details. She also donned Jimmy Choo shoes and a Sethi Couture ring. To be honest, the look wasn’t my favourite of the night. While I love the bottom half of the dress, I find the top half to be a bit dated. Plus, the black hair extensions combined with the dark gown looks drab.


Rihanna was stunning in this white, backless, draped Jersey dress. Although it looked simple from the front, the cutouts on the back panel added edge.

Miley Cyrus

Miley cyrus wore a black Emilio Pucci gown with sheer cutouts on the back. Her newly chopped locks allowed the details of the dress to stand out, however, it’s a little too Adam’s Family for this awards show. Her new hairstyle  allows her to experiment with her look a little more, so I was expecting a little more.

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