Monday, November 21, 2011

Divas and Darlings - American Music Awards 2011


Red Carpet Fashion
American Music Awards 2011

The American Music Awards took place this weekend in Los Angeles, where Taylor Swift once again beat out the competition to take home the 'Best Female' and 'Artist of the Year' Award. Other big winners of the night were British songbird Adele and rapstress Nicki Minaj. We only get to see the show a day later here in SA. I waited for one good fashion moment throughout it, but alas, there was none. This is what went down on the AMA 2011 red carpet.


The Short Hemline
Vanessa Lachey (née Minnillo) opted for a white ruched Aje mini dress with bejeweled asymmetrical neckline. She needed shoes with some sparkle and pizazz. Jenny McCarthy wore an adorable aubergine Victoria Beckham dress with flair skirt and black ankle boots. Audrina Patridge showed off her tan in a tiny suede cut-out dress by Joey Tierney. I don't know what's with the stripper heels. Ellie Goulding also followed in the cut-out trend, wearing an LBD by Christopher Kane. It's a very 'boxy' type of look.

The Shiny
Jennifer Hudson waves at fans in a slinky silver number by Jenny Packham. The heavy Daffodil pumps aren't working for me. Sarah Hyland wore a sequined and studded mini by Amen. Katie Leclerc in a nude beaded dress by Collette Dinnigan - it's a pretty dress but the first thing that came to mind was 'figure skater'. Heidi Klum wore a laser-cut metallic mini by Giles Deacon. The intricate detailing of the dress is sabotaged by that conspicuous blue bodysuit she wore underneath.

The Lacy
Kimberly Perry from the 'Band Perry' wears a black and yellow lacey dress by Bottega Veneta, which you may have seen before on Emma Stone. Actress Jane Levy looked sweet in a strapless lace champagne dress. The satin platforms are too bridal. Russian supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna added some much needed colour to the carpet in a red long-sleeved lace dress by Emilio Pucci. Jennifer Lopez wore a black embroidered gown by Zuhair Murad - I'm not so keen on the the contrast of the stark black against the nude illusion bodice.

The Longer Lengths
Katherine Heigl brought out her inner diva wearing a sultry black plunge-neck gown by Roberto Cavalli. Jennifer Morrison wore an ivory Temperley London dress with asymmetrical hemline and peasant sleeves - a very countryside bridesmaid look. I do love her hairstyle. Star of the evening, Taylor Swift is radiant in a fully beaded gown by Reem Acra. Taylor and tinsel can never go wrong. Selena Gomez takes a page out of the 'Great Gatsby', wearing a glossy satin Giorgio Armani gown with fringed sash.
The Quirky
I found these first two looks most interesting on the red carpet. Keltie Colleen wore a black bustier and dusty pink ruffled skirt. The actress added a top hat and chunky tie-up boots to her ringmaster rock-chick look. Karmin vocalist Amy Heidemann was retro-cute in a purple sheer blouse with black striped skirt and red accessories. Red shoulder-bows, crazy heels and pin-up hairdo complete her whimsical look. Katy Perry's pink hair and colourful block headpiece took the attention off her Asian-inspired Vivienne Westwood gown. I don't know how the bright blue heels fit in with it. Fellow pink-tressed singer, Nicki Minaj was rather tame (for Nicki Minaj standards) in a black lace bodice and massive harlequin green taffeta skirt, by Oscar de la Renta. 

What did you think of the outfits at this year's AMA's? All I can add is that there was a major shoe intervention needed. Someone please dial Jimmy Choo.

49 comments:

Paolita@BerryHaute said...

infatuated with Jenny McCarthy's dress, and I don't usually like purple, go figure....
BerryHaute

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

All the ladies look absolutely stunning. Well besides the quirky ones!!


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Indy said...

I love the purple dress!

Me, Myself and I said...

I totally agree with you, not a single good fashion moment! Pity! Thanks for your comment on my blog, hope you´ve liked it!

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miss b said...

A great selection of gorgeous dresses!
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fashion kats said...

I think they're gorgeous!! It was a party full of amazing dresses!!

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just tututiny said...

Gorgeous dresses, everyone looks so pretty, I missed the show this year so glad I can get a recap of the beautiful outfits. Thanks!

Alina said...

Gorgeous!They all look amazing!

KD faustino said...

Not that I know who Ellie Goulding is but her dress is my fave of the night!

Margarida said...

Gorgeous dresses, I would love to wear some of those :)

Isabella said...

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Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} said...

I loved Jenny McCarthy in her VB dress - stunning! And Katherine Heigel looked very glam too. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog & your comment! xx

flitandfancy said...

I love all the dresses! they're insanely gorgeous. thanks for the comment :)

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AmyBell said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! What a great post, I love Jenny McCarthy's outfit. Lovely blog :) xx


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ShinyPrettyThings said...

i love katherine heigl's dress!! it's gorgeous. jlo's dress makes me think she's naked under hehehe

Danielle @ VintageDanielle said...

This is a really nice post! I'm obsessed with Jenny McCartney's dress (so vintage), Anne's red lace dress (very sexy), and Selena's gown (old hollywood glamour vintage)

tiny dancer said...

Oooooo definitely loving Jennifer Morrison's outfit the most - she looked so lovely!

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Kassi said...

A whole lot of underwhelming dresses. Where is the risk? Where is the glamor? Sigh... I am in agreement with you so much on these looks

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DaphYin said...

They're all so gorgeous! But I think I prefer Jenny McCarthy's lovely purple dress! It's so cute ^^

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connie l. said...

I love how informative your blog post is. You did a great job. I think Heidi Klum in that Giles dress really took it! And she kept the accessories off which I think was the best choice.

And I'm happy to know what Adele & Nicki Minaj won awards, they're the bomb!

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Purvi said...

Liked the purple of Jenny McCarthy's dress and thats it :)

Rakhshan said...

i love selena's clutch and heels, taylor's side swept hair style! watched j.lo's performance at the AMA's and was so disappointed though it was definitely not what's expected of her as per her age and experience:/

Nicole said...

Taylor Swift looks great!

BROKEN.WHIMSY said...

I totally forgot about the AMA's! I remember them airing every year here in NZ when I was younger, not a peep from them this year though. Hmmm LOVED that you could identify all the designers. Makes scouting so much easier so thankyouuuuu and out of all these looks I kinda like the Christopher Kane LBD the best. Its boxy but I thats what Im adoring from it! haha.

Eeli

Yara Simón said...

There were some pretty good looks.

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

There are so many dresses in this post that I need to have in my closet ASAP!

Erika said...

i love Anne V. red dress♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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Laura Tenshi said...

Taylor Swift has the best dress in my opinion. Very elegant and stylish.

Denise said...

So nice that you left me a comment, so that I could come to your amaaaaazing blog! Thank you for your sweet words!
I'm in love with your thoughts and your blog! I agree that the stars needed better shoes!!!
I read the other posts, of course! - and I really loved the one about friendship... wow, really the way I think...! And very funny was "Was I drunk during the whole relationship?" :) Loved that one!
Blake Lively's dress inspired me, so thank you for that too!
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Indistinctive Writer said...

taylor swift always looks nice and picks beautiful dresses...

caution... please do not wear that purple dress in my country... unless you want to look like a house-maid ~_~

Fabrizia said...

I like so much your sense of style, great outfit selection! Really nice post!!

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Bailey Schneider said...

JUST GORGEOUS!

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Meena said...

Def J- Lo's dress was the best to me!

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lapetiteblonde said...

amazing dresses=)
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Serena said...

Zuhair Murad is my all time favorite designer and that dress was absolutely stunning on the runway but I think it looks terrible on J-lo! :(
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Daniella said...

In love with the Victoria Beckham dress that Jenny McCarthy is wearing!! Amazing!! :)

Take care,Daniella xox

Fashion-Bridge said...

Heidi Klum always looks gorgeous even if she wears a pair sweat pants! Great collage of stylish ladies

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Sam said...

@ Serena, I agree with you, the Zuhair Murad dress did look so different and much better on the runway.

pamela said...

You can never go wrong wearing anything Victoria beckham and in purple? JM's dress is by far my favorite!!!

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Meena said...

Thanks mi love :) ....I speak Hindi, Malayalam and a lil bit of Tamil...lol all Indian languages...picked most of them up from movies!

yiqin; said...

the lace ones are pretty

Judith said...

They all look amazing, love the outfit of Taylor Swift.

Elle Sees said...

I was kinda meh on these but loved the aubergine one.

hope in high heels said...

Taylor Swift always looks so pretty... but she does the same look over and over! I usually love Collette Dinnigan, but this particular one is a bit figure skater. My favourite of this selection would have to be Anne Vyalitsyna. Fabulous post, as usual!

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Ly said...

I always like the quirky outfits you see at award shows. I think it's interesting how crazy people can get a la Lady Gaga.


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Jacqueline Ashley said...

All great dresses!

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Fictitious Fashion said...

Lovely pics... My personal fav is JLO, Selena gomez and Taylor swift.

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