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Kesha In Johanna Johnson - 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA

Kesha attended the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA, hosted at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday night (August 24).

The nominee for Best Collaboration with Pitbull for ‘Timber’ wore a beautifully beaded Johanna Johnson draped V-neck gown that was perhaps a touch too floor-scraping.

Counteracting the sophistication of the alabaster dress, she worked a bright new colour scheme for her rainbow mane that would have made any My Little Pony jealous.

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Jourdan Dunn In Balmain - 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA

Jourdan Dunn strutted onto the red carpet at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA, held at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday (August 24).

The model struck quite the statuesque pose in her Balmain Resort 2015 black top and long flared skirt, seeming as if she had just stepped off the runway herself—natch.

The leggy catwalker really brings the lookbook version of this piece to life, giving it a sleek-chic sensibility that few others could pull off so regally.

Her teeny tube top was cropped, and so was her newly shorn hair, cut into a sharply angled bob, which only complemented the edginess here.

Stephen Webster’s rock-star jewels delivered plenty of spirit, too, with piles of rings outfitting nearly every finger. And I couldn’t be happier to see that the choker collar from said lookbook was missing in action.

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Victoria Justice In LUBLU Kira Plastinina - 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA

Victoria Justice took to the red carpet of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA, held at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday (August 24).

In more cropped-top news, she trotted out a structured white Alice + Olivia tube top, which proved a mere canvas for the rest of her look that centered on a LUBLU Kira Plastinina one-of-a-kind creation. It was nothing if not a head-turner of a design, with the ruffled mullet skirt likewise demonstrating a posh porcupine-esque nature.

The simplicity of the monochromatic colour scheme and her chicly braided updo kept the look on the right track.

Delivering another punch of attitude was that fuchsia lip and her Edie Parker ‘Flavia’ neon-yellow message clutch, which immediately made me think of the Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon #Hashtag sketch.

Perhaps we should call this look ‘sophisti-kitsch.’

I’m surprised I find myself actually liking the spirited ensemble, though, given my usual feeling about high-low skirts. She wears it well—plus she’s young, this is fun, and this is the style hall-pass that is the VMAs.

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Laverne Cox In Marc Bouwer - 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA

Laverne Cox attended the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA on Sunday evening (August 24) at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

The ‘Orange Is The New Black’ star stunned in a sparkling Marc Bouwer Fall 2013 asymmetrical frock, which duly showed off her super-long pins.

She worked the sharp, architectural shape of the leggy design to her advantage, also premiering an edgy new blunt bang.

An Avery Libertine hand chain by Johanna Johnson was the right move on this occasion, where other jewels would have competed with that cascade of shimmering sequins. I don’t even mind the use of plain black pumps here.

The lines of dress may have been better served with a simple updo, or perhaps I’m still just adjusting to that heavy fringe.

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Posted by Rachel Watkins on August 25th, 2014 In: Laverne Cox, Marc Bouwer, MTV Music Awards, Runway To Red Carpet

Lucy Hale In Sachin + Babi - 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA

Lucy Hale was one of the first to hit the red carpet at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA on Sunday evening (August 24) at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

As host of the MTV VMAs pre-show, the ‘Pretty Little Liars’ kick-started the night in a flirty fuchsia and black cocktail dress, before changing into this more dramatic ensemble.

The Sachin & Babi Spring 2014 black leather-inspired halter top perpetuated the cropped trend, most recently seen at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. But, rather than echo the runway’s sheer look, she wore a slightly sweeter, floral-printed full skirt by Zimmerman.

Of course, plenty of edge was worked into this little number, with peekaboo grommet-like seaming throughout the skirt, styled with a few knuckle rings and silver sandals.

A beautifully teased ponytail, a smoky bronze eye and sultry mauve lip rounded out her romantic, rock-star look.

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Judy Greer In Reed Krakoff - 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Judy Greer was also in attendance at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held on Saturday (August 16) at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

Returning to her more understated style, she wore a Reed Krakoff black cocktail dress with a geometric embroidered bodice.

In keeping with the more refined, minimalist approach, she paired the frock with lightly embellished, black ankle-strap sandals, a small metallic Kotur clutch and nude makeup.

A red lip or a polished updo would have taken this look to another level.

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