VMAs: Fashion Risks and Costumes Abound

I don’t generally watch awards shows. I find them too long, too boring and always cringeworthy. From the embarrassing speeches to the embarrassing behaviour…it’s just too much. From what I’ve read this morning, the VMAs confirmed my thoughts on awards shows. Justin Bieber’s strange emotional performance, the “ladylike” behavior of Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus’ ridiculous outfit and Kanye declaring his bid for the presidency in 2020? Let’s just say that I’m glad I spent my evening watching four straight episodes of Orange is the New Black.

While I can’t stand awards shows, I do love seeing what the stars wore and I was somewhat thrilled to see a lot of outlandish looks, as opposed to over-polished cookie-cutterness (new word alert). Here are some looks from last night’s 3-hour long demonstration of everything that’s wrong with North American society.  Enjoy!

Oh Miley….*groan*

VMAs 2015 Miley Cyrus Nicki Minaj Style Domination Fashion Blogger

I love myself a crazy outfit…but these are all so cheap-looking.

VMAs 2015 Miley Cyrus Nicki Minaj Style Domination Fashion Blogger

Political Statement? You are what you wear?  LOL!

VMAs 2015 Miley Cyrus Nicki Minaj Style Domination Fashion Blogger

From l to r: Rita Ora, Gigi Hadid, FKA Twigs, Nicki Minaj, Chrissy Teigen

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Vanessa Hudgens VMAs 2015 Miley Cyrus Nicki Minaj Style Domination Fashion Blogger

Vanessa Hudgens. I love this dress on her

Serayah VMAs 2015 Miley Cyrus Nicki Minaj Style Domination Fashion Blogger

Serayah, dress by Edward Scissorhands

Selena Gomez VMAs 2015 Miley Cyrus Nicki Minaj Style Domination Fashion Blogger

Selena Gomez. Love it! She looks very grown up here.

Laura Marano VMAs 2015 Miley Cyrus Nicki Minaj Style Domination Fashion Blogger

I don’t know who this is and her outfit is boring, but the hair is on point

Kim Kardashian VMAs 2015 Miley Cyrus Nicki Minaj Style Domination Fashion Blogger

Oh Kim. No. Stop. Military-inspired tragedy.

Frankie Grande VMAs 2015 Miley Cyrus Nicki Minaj Style Domination Fashion Blogger

Ariana Grande’s brother Frankie glittered up his chest to traumatizing effect

FKA Twigs VMAs 2015 Miley Cyrus Nicki Minaj Style Domination Fashion Blogger

A larger pic of FKA Twigs awesome dress. Suits her well and love the hair!

Emily Ratajkowski VMAs 2015 Miley Cyrus Nicki Minaj Style Domination Fashion Blogger

Further cementing my girl crush on Emily Ratajkowski.

Demi Lovato VMAs 2015 Miley Cyrus Nicki Minaj Style Domination Fashion Blogger

Demi looks great here. Love it all.  Safe and awesome.

Baddie Winkle VMAs 2015 Miley Cyrus Nicki Minaj Style Domination Fashion Blogger

…and last but not least, Baddie Winkle. Check out her hilarious instagram account – @baddiewinkle

Please let me know what your favourite looks were from last night’s VMAs in the comments section!

xo,

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  1. August 31, 2015 / 11:46 am

    So admittedly I recognize like half the people here, but I do agree with your assessments 100%! Like Emily best. Think I saw Serayah on Empire. LOLed @ Edward Scissorhands.

    • August 31, 2015 / 12:42 pm

      I love Emily’s look too! I wouldn’t wear it, but she looks great (she’d look great in a garbage bag). Serayah is beautiful, but that dress is horrible! Haha! I’m really over these skimpy, “Show everything” dresses.

      • August 31, 2015 / 8:34 pm

        ITA. Just ’cause you CAN, doesn’t mean you should! 🙂

  2. August 31, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    I just don’t get Kim’s outfit. The pockets on those hips is beyond unflattering. She’s pretty and could’ve worn something so much more flattering. Then Demi levato … It’s safe and pretty but I’m not sure about the dress and how flattering it is on her… I don’t think it brings out the best out of her figure… Miley Cyrus and that bald girl… Like … I don’t know. It looks so loud and pathetic .. There are different ways to make a statement

    • August 31, 2015 / 12:44 pm

      Haha – Amer Rose (the bald girl) is gorgeous, but always wears outlandish outfits. I’m assuming she wore it because she has been called all of those names in the past. I think Demi looks great – I think she also has a hard figure to dress properly. She normally wears a lot of tacky, loud outfits, so I thought that pale pink look was refreshing. And poor Kim! She looks uncomfortable. I couldn’t think of a more unflattering dress for her. GOD.

      • August 31, 2015 / 1:39 pm

        Oh I see … Well… Selena Gomez and Gigi looked beautiful though. So did the one with the thigh boots . Gorgeous

        • August 31, 2015 / 1:41 pm

          Yes – I agree with you completely! And I apologize…the “bald girl” is *Amber* not *Amer*. Thanks so much for reading! xoxoxo

    • August 31, 2015 / 1:40 pm

      Ahahaha! I’m saving your comment, Lindsey. Your words reflect exactly how I feel. I’m all for individual expression, but there is a fine line between that and showy, attention-seeking.

  3. August 31, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    Hahaha. Ditto. I don’t need to blog about this now because you completely verbatim read my mind and wrote it down. I saw three minutes of the show, starting right before Kayne’s 20min speech. Even my man was like “WHAT is Kim wearing?!” He even did an “OMG. Did you see that?” and rewound the show and paused the tape. Travesty.

    xo

    • August 31, 2015 / 6:18 pm

      Ahahahahaha! Ahhh – poor Kim. A true fashion victim!!! Thanks for reading, my dear! xoxox

  4. August 31, 2015 / 4:35 pm

    PS I’m posting a link on my blog to here- since I’m not going to write about the VMA’s 😉

  5. August 31, 2015 / 7:15 pm

    With Miley I expect to cry in disgust. HOW is it she always seems to find a way to out do her previous train wrecks?
    And KIM! Just awful. Even she is going to hate how she looked when she sees it.
    Thank goodness I missed the Awards as a purposely plan. ;D

    • August 31, 2015 / 10:06 pm

      Hahaha! I’m with you! No way I was watching it. And Miley. I’m just speechless. Doesn’t she ever get cold? Lol!!!

      • September 1, 2015 / 1:34 am

        Even if Miley does get cold she hasn’t any problems showing the world lol! ;D
        Drug’s. Her using Hardcore drug’s is the only reason I can think she can make sense of herself. Or legit insanity!

  6. August 31, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    OMG Kim K what are you WEARING? It does her NO favours!
    And Miley’s outfits… that’s ALL from VMAs? How many wardrobe changes did she have – holy!
    While Vanessa Hudgens looks lovely… she also looks like she’s going to the high school prom.
    I kind of like the yellow number on Gigi Hadid.

    • August 31, 2015 / 10:04 pm

      Yes! Love Gigi’s look! I think, for Vanessa Hudgens, this dress is great on her. A nice change from her typical “dirty hippie” look. Lol! Yes – poor Kim. She needs some flattering loose dresses.

  7. August 31, 2015 / 8:19 pm

    I love your commentary on award shows, your previous one was hilarious. You should be on Fashion Police or something similar.

    There are no words to describe these looks so I’ll plea the 5th, although there are a few decent ones. As for Miley, all I can say is Wow and not in a good way.

    http://laceandpearlsblog.com

    • August 31, 2015 / 8:35 pm

      Haha Asa!! I grew up watching Mr. Blackwell, this biting fashion commentator who was popular in the 80s and 90s. He was so mean, yet funny and very gentlemanly at the same time. Look him up. He was hilarious. I think of him every time I write these little pieces. Glad you enjoyed this! xoxo

  8. August 31, 2015 / 9:21 pm

    Edward Scissorhands! Was thinking the exact same thing!

  9. September 1, 2015 / 8:55 am

    This is the first time I get to see some of the outfits and some are just …. horrible. I used to be such a Miley Fan during my Teenage years and now I feel like she’s going too crazy. Just like you wrote: Crazy outfits can be so much fun but not when they’re cheap looking. And why did Kim wear that?? She has a great fashion sense but that dress is just disadvantageous.
    However, thanks for this great post! 🙂
    xo Laura

    http://xoxolaurabelle.wordpress.com

    • September 1, 2015 / 10:28 am

      You’re welcome, Laura! Thanks for reading! I actually kind of like Miley – she seems cool in interviews. Her sense of “style” seems fake and disingenuous though. And does she ever get cold??? Haha! Poor Kim…that’s all I can say. That outfit is the embodiment of “fashion victim”.

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