VMAs '14

VMAs 2014 Icon Award
Beyonce in Nicholas Jebran (left) and Zuhair Murad (right)
Let's start off with the Lady of the Night.
Not a fan of either dresses...or earrings.
The burgundy dress has potential.
But the fabric of the main panel looks cheap and doesn't gel well with the beautiful, intricate design of the side panels.

As I mentioned on the blog's Facebook page, I'm never impressed with the VMAs red carpet. Yeah, it's a lighthearted affair so no need for the frou frou dresses and three-piece suits but still, y'know, step it up a bit. This year's showing pretty much left me underwhelmed...

...Much like the main show. Blah. I'm over here racking my brain trying to remember a performance, any performance, that stood out. Besides, Beyonce...I guess. The 'I guess' part is mainly because I wished she played out the songs a bit longer especially the ones I'm fond of like "Mine", "Drunk in Love", "XO", and "Partition". But time was limited and, I mean, she did perform all of the tracks from her latest album, Beyonce. So, I'll let her be. Bey won the special award of the night - Vanguard Award. At the end of her performance, Jay-Z and Blue came on stage to present her the award. A cute moment.

Let's begin the red carpet commentary, shall we. But, of course.

Ariana Grande in Moschino, Jessie J in vintage Halston, Nicki Minaj in Saint Laurent
The "Bang Bang Girls". I like that song, by the way.
Ariana is trying to dress up like the 21 years old she is but she still reeks of a 13 year old playing dress up.
Jessie's dress, while a beautiful color, is just enveloped in way too much drapery.
Still lovin' the toned down Nicki. Cute dress, love the hair.

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith
Both dressed differently but look appropriate for this type of awards show.
They cleaned up nicely.

Kesha Johnson in Johanna Johnson
Kesha looks really pretty. Weirdly enough, the hair colors works nicely with the dress. 

Miley Cyrus in Alexandre Vauthier
Diggin' this leather look. Not diggin' the sandals.
Nor her fake tears during her 'speech'.

Gwen Stefani in L.A.M.B.
Those heels are killer.
The fit of the jumpsuit is working on her but I just can't get behind the design of the jumpsuit.
I don't know if it's the color combo (not really a fan of hot pink + black). 
Solange Knowles in H&M
Solange went the hi-lo route (cause you know those heels cost a lot).
The jacket looks oversized when really it's not. She's rockin' high-water pants.
Just a weird looking suit.
Jennifer Lopez in Charbel Zoe, Iggy Azalea in Atelier Versace
Only J. Lo can wear a dress like that and make it work for her, despite it being entirely too revealing with the cut-outs and the color being a bit bland.
Iggy is also wearing a bland color against her skin. The dress is okay but her makeup is not. She definitely needed something stronger.
And no to the slick back 'do.

Taylor Swift in Mary Katrantzou
Oh Tay-Tay.
The fuck is this shit?
Like, what is this?
Oh dear.
Shaking. My. Head.

Katy Perry in Versace
Then over here we have Katy Perry channeling Britney Spears in her VMAs red carpet days with Justin Timberlake.
If she was going for the humor factor in this she failed woefully.
This came off looking desperate.
Especially, after seeing her 'date' for the evening - Riff Raff.
Just typing 'Riff Raff" to acknowledge a human being is making me sad.

Kim Kardashian in Balmain
Of late, Kim decided to just expose her boobs with each dress she wears.
Why? I don't know.
What I do know is that I don't want, don't need to see her boobs.
Also, word on the Twitter streets is that she wore the dress backwards.
I'm all for switching up an item to be styled in different ways.
But this time around it just didn't work.

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose
They look so so happy.
But they also look so so wrong.
I take that back because this is the most normal Wiz has ever looked on the red carpet. Yes, even with the leggings.
Amber, on the other hand, is channeling Rose McGowan in her VMAs red carpet days with Marilyn Manson.
So, Amber is the one looking so so wrong here.

photos c/o Hollywood Life, MTV


And that's all she wrote. Did you watch the show or catch the red carpet special? Thoughts?