AMAs '17

Caleb McLaughlin in 3.1 Phillip Lim
This dude right here love his fashion.
What an amazing look.
The paint splattered sneakers were a bridge too far.
But hey, he's 16. It's allowed. 

We're back with another awards recap. This time, it's the American Music Awards aka AMAs.

How was the show?

It was okay. A bit better than last year's snoozefest. That's because the folks behind AMAs did right with this year's host, Tracee Ellis Ross. I heart this woman. She's like an eternal sunshine. Her positive energy is damn near contagious. Like I haven't met this woman a day in my life (would love to, though) but whenever she's onscreen or when she pops up on my Instagram feed, I automatically smile. She did good hosting and homegirl had EIGHT wardrobe changes throughout the night. My favorite being this one...

Tracee Ellis Ross in Christian Siriano suit and vintage blouse worn by Diana Ross ode to the outfit her mom, Ms. Diana Ross, wore with Michael Jackson (who rocked a similar outfit) during a performance back in 1981. 

Speaking of Diana Ross, she was the darling of the night. She was awarded the American Music Lifetime Achievement Award. Her performance was a throwback of her major hits. Other performances I enjoyed were from Shawn Mendes (who I've just discovered is a real cutie; never really cared to notice until her performed), Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, and the Imagine Dragons x Khalid mashup (which reminded me of their mashup with Kendrick Lamar a couple years ago at the Grammys). Christina Aguilera was tapped to do a tribute of "The Bodyguard" soundtrack 25 year anniversary. I thought she did a serviceable job. My only complaint is that she tried a bit too hard to make the songs her own. Pink should just chill with all of that aerial shit. Finally, a big ol' YAY! to my boo thang Bruno Mars for winning Artist of the Year. Because, duh.

Okay, it's fashion time!

Tracee Ellis Ross in Stella McCartney
Looking all fantastic. Love the color, so much.
Ciara in Alexandre Vauthier
The slick, wet hair works perfectly with this edgy outfit.
Kelly Rowland in Galia Lahav
I really really like this dress.
The only element that needs to disappear is the front lace-up. That wasn't needed.
Ashlee Simpson in Christian Siriano
Hey, Ashlee! Long time, no see. How ya doin'?
From the hair to the earrings to the dress, Ashlee looks great.
Heidi Klum in vintage Versace
I'm still trying to understand why I respond so well to this dress.
It's like pretty-ugly, y'know?
Demi Lovato in Ester Abner
While the dress looks great on her, it's a bit predictable.
Liking the jet black hair but not the length.
Hailee Steinfeld in Mugler
Her style reads try-hard to me.
It's like she wants to show everyone she's a freakin' popstar.
And it's like, we get it.
But you don't have to try so hard to prove it, y'know.
With all that being said, it's not a bad look. The pants fit phenomenally well. And I love a good bustier top.
Didn't care much for the extreme shoulders on the jacket.
Kelly Clarkson in Christian Siriano
It's alright. Fits her well.
Her hair looks limp and I don't think dark makeup works on her.
Yara Shahidi in Prada
You all know I'm a lover of mixed prints/patterns.
But zebra + color sequins? That's a lot to take in.
Never been a fan of knee high socks with sandals and I'm not about to start now.
The drab green trench coat drags down the entire look.
Pink in Monique Lhuiller
Pink is donning pink hair and wearing an embellished pink tiered dress.
The end.
Chrissy Metz in custom Kiyonna
She looks good.
Don't even mind all of the fringe.
It would've been better if it was a true off the shoulder dress.
Kehlani in .AMEN.
Clearly someone was having fun throwing cooked spaghetti at the dress.
I truly believe that when one has so many visible tattoos, they have to style around it.
Because this is a great example of when a dress and visible tattoos just don't vibe.
It comes off as an eyesore.

And to the closer of this red carpet fashion recap of a post, Ms. Diana Ross. 

I'm highly disturbed about the corkscrew heel sandals.
Besides that, I didn't mind this crazy outfit.
Even though I couldn't see the 80s/90s Ms. Ross wearing such a thing.
Let's jusy say, this look isn't glamorous.
And Ms. Ross was all about glam.

*photos c/o Getty Images, Instyle, Hollywood Life