Katy Perry In Badgley Mischka – 2010 American Music Awards

Pleasant Surprise/Most Romantic Award
I was really surprised by Katy Perry’s look at the 2010 American Music Awards in LA tonight.

Mostly because it wasn’t something quirky, loud in colour or making a statement.

Instead she opted for a soft feminine romantic look by wearing a Badgley Mischka Spring 2011 strapless dress.

The details on her petal georgette dress are exquisite.

Despite it not being what I expected she looks beautiful. I like that she can go from a crazy to a sophisticated look and pull them both off with equal aplomb.

Brian Atwood peep-toes completed her look.

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Jada Pinkett-Smith In Emilio Pucci – 2010 American Music Awards

Best Brand Ambassador Award
Jada Pinkett-Smith continues to be the perfect brand ambassador for Peter Dundas’ Emilio Pucci creations.

Tonight at the 2010 American Music Awards in LA she rocked the red carpet in a custom-made creation.

I love the mustard colour of Jada’s Emilio Pucci Spring 2011 rise and fall gown with a tiered skirt.

The gold bodice gives the look more of a sexy diva-like attitude which Jada totally pulls off.

She went a little matchy matchy with her Louboutin Tinazata heels and gold glitter clutch, but it’s a head-to-toe perfect look and much preferred on the red carpet to the runway version.

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Jenny McCarthy In Stella McCartney – 2010 American Music Awards

Best Re-Run Award
Jenny McCarthy looked super sexy on the red carpet at the 2010 American Music Awards tonight in LA.

The actress opted to wear a Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2010 dress which we’ve already seen on the red carpet before, so it was initially really hard for me to get excited about this look.

On reflection I think she totally rocks it and gives the dress a new lease of life.

Her asymmetrical silver and turquoise sequined dress was paired with black Christian Louboutin Catenita peep-toes, a silver clutch and a super high quiff.

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Rihanna In Elie Saab Couture – 2010 American Music Awards

Best Dressed/Most Improved Hair Award
This time Rihanna IS wearing Elie Saab at the 2010 American Music Awards tonight in LA.

You may remember the singer incorrectly name checked the designer at the EMAs when she was actually wearing Marchesa, but on this occasion she wore a gown from Elie Saab’s Fall 2010 Couture collection.

I know I said the same thing for Miley, but this is one of Rihanna’s best ever looks.

Thank god she toned down the hair colour.

This more subtle shade works perfectly with her scarlet gown with subtle floral detailing. The brighter colour would not have worked.

I would’ve expected something more wild and crazy from Rihanna tonight, but I’m not disappointed with her look.

She looked sexy, sophisticated and fearless as always. I’m so happy to see a look from that Couture collection on the red carpet.

BDOTW contender for me.

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Miley Cyrus In Marchesa – 2010 American Music Awards

Most Improved On All Fronts Award
I have to say this is the best I’ve ever seen Miley Cyrus.

I absolutely adore this look.

The young singer made her way on the red carpet in LA tonight for the 2010 American Music Awards.

She looks surprisingly cute wearing a Marchesa Spring 2011 mini dress.

Her chiffon strapless dress has a floral illustration, beaded details, and a large bow detail on the back which has a train flowing from it.

It wasn’t just the dress I loved. I also loved her hair and make-up.

For once everything was working at the same time.

Kudos to her.

Christian Louboutin Maralena pumps and a selection of silver bracelets completed her look.

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22.11.10

Fergie In Falguni and Shane Peacock – 2010 American Music Awards

Nice Dress Shame About The Shoes Award
Fergie gave us our second look at a dress from Indian designers Falguni and Shane Peacock this weekend.

At the 2010 American Music Awards held in LA tonight she donned an interesting feathered confection from their Fall 2010 collection.

The blue and black embellished dress would only be classed as a stage look for some, but Fergie totally rocks the look on the red carpet.

I like the exaggerated feathered shoulders, but wish she’d pulled her hair back with all that detail.

The black peep-toes are a bit of a let down given the theatricality of the dress.

Do you agree?

I take back what I said about Fergie’s heels. The close-up reveals her Ruthie Davis heels have a spiked detail along the heel.

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23.11.09

On Stage, Backstage and In The Press Room @ The AMAs

Jennifer Lopez didn’t walk the red carpet at the AMA’s, but she gave us many costume changes to make up for it.

One of her looks backstage was this white bod-con Gucci Spring 2010 dress with many cut-out details.

She paired her dress with the runway heels which also had cut-outs.

On stage she opted for a gold dress with had exaggerated hips as she performed in Christian Louboutin heels.

At some point the skirt was removed reveal a lace playsuit, as Lopez changed into comfortable sneakers.

In yet another change backstage Jennifer looked her best wearing an embroidered strapless Marchesa dress with a feathery skirt.

It was Lady GaGa and Rihanna who provided the biggest talking point, as they both performed in body suits.

GaGa’s nude body suit was accented with dinosaur bones, whilst RiRi opted for a white bandage style body suit with exaggerated spikey shoulders.

The comeback queens both took to the stage.

Whitney Houston performed wearing a one-sleeved Kaufman Franco white jersey column, whilst Janet Jackson opened the show with a medley of some of the biggest hits wearing a khaki ensemble which again features pointed shoulders.

In the press room Shakira wore the same Herve Leger metal pailette-embellished bandage dress we saw on Jennifer Lopez recently.

Fergie showed us that if the rumours are true about Josh Duhamel he needs his head tested, as she look super hot and sexy wearing a bustier dress with patterned tights and thigh-high boots.

Kate Hudson was one of the presenters on the night.

The actress wore a silver Gianni Versace vintage chain mail cocktail dress, which she paired with nude heels.

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23.11.09

2009 American Music Awards

Best Dressed Award
It’s been a long while since I was wowed by Fergie, but the singer did just that at the AMAs last night.

The singer walked the red carpet wearing an Armani Privé Fall 2009 black gown with asymmetrical zipper detailing which leads to a dramatic front slit.

The gown sparkles with thousands of black triangular paillettes and is embellished with tiny Swarovski crystals.

Fergie’s gown is slightly modified from the runway as the neckline differs plus Fergie’s gown has straps.

Black Louboutin’s plus a bracelet, armlet and large ring complete this stunning look.

Best Mini Dress Award
Alicia Keys has been a longtime friend of Giorgio Armani, so it’s not a surprise to see the singer wearing one of his stunning designs.

Her modified Giorgio Armani Spring 2010 cobalt blue, jewel encrusted strapless dress had an origami pleated detail on the bust which is more dramatic than the runway version.

I’m loving the aqua marine shades of blue, and the cute Swarovski crystal embellished shorts she wore under her dress.

She picked a fun piece from this collection that truly embodied the spirit of the AMAs.

Most Dramatic Award
Whilst most below were picking out cute nude dresses, Rihanna opted for a dramatic black and white floral laser cut Marchesa Spring 2010 strapless gown.

I loved this gown and it needed a strong personality to pull it off, and Rihanna did in my opinion.

I will guess a lot of you will hate this look, but she gets a thumbs up from me even with those white shoes.

Nice Dress, Shame About The Hair Award
Shakira seems to be developing a healthy obsession with Versace, as this is her 3rd Versace red carpet look in a row.

This sexy Versace Spring 2010 ultra mini yellow dress with cut-out details was perfect for someone with tons of sex appeal like Shakira, but I couldn’t help but feel that they ran out of time to style her hair.

It felt a bit flat against her stunning dress which she paired with the Spring 2010 runway heels.

Looks Way Better On The Red Carpet Award
This Christian Cota Spring 2010 ivory dress could have gone oh so wrong on Kristen Bell had she worn it as it was presented on the runway.

She only pulled up the skirt a few inches and removed the chains, but it makes a world of difference.

Silver Christian Louboutin Archidisco T-strap sandals and a Judith Leiber clutch completed this cute look.

Inspired By Taylor Swift Award
Had Taylor Swift been at this event, this silver Talbot Runhof Spring 2010 mini dress is what we would’ve expected her to wear.

Selena Gomez is sparkling both via her dress and her winning smile wearing her dress with Rock & Republic’s “Romy” strappy sandals embellished with chain detail.

I’m really loving this look as Selena tends to dress way too mature and boring for her young age.

Toned Down Bling Award
Like Taylor, Carrie Underwood used to have an obsession with over embellished dresses.

On this occasion she looked beautiful wearing a metallic one-shouldered Theia dress paired with amazing gold strappy sandals.

Nude Award
From the nude make-up, to the nude dress and the nude Guiseppe Zanotti heels, Demi Lovato needed something to inject a bit of life into her look.

Luckily her Jenny Packham Spring 2010 dress has a jeweled detail on the neckline to stop this look from being so boring and totally washing her out.

Va Va Voom Award
No matter was Sofia Vergara wears she’s going to look sexy.

Even if she was wearing a bin liner.

Whilst most opted for Music Award standard mini dresses, Sofia wowed in a nude Emilio Pucci one-shoulder gown which no doubt would’ve had men going weak at the knees.

Kate Beckinsale Will Be Green With Envy Award
It seems that since Paula Abdul left ‘American Idol’ that she’s had a style transformation.

Gone are those tacky costumey dresses, and in comes this stunning strapless lace mermaid hem gown.

The gown was so grand she need 2 people to help her walk down the red carpet.

I can’t remember the last time she looked this amazing.

Out Of Place Award
I love the delicate lace details on Nicole Kidman’s Balenciaga one-shoulder gown.

The pink and grey colours are gorgeous on her, but she always looks so out of place at these music events.

Worst Dressed Award
As much as I should be loving Kelly Clarkson’s dress based on the amount of embellishments are covering her dress, it fails to flatter her.

Needs To Check Out Style.com Award
Can someone please introduce Leona Lewis to Style.com.

She needs to be made aware that there are other designers out there than just Vivienne Westwood.

Yes she makes great designs, but Leona is only picking pieces that look exactly the same and it’s getting incredibly boring now.

I’ll lose it if I have to refer to those clunky ankle boots and that corset belt, so I’m going to pass.

What’s Happening? Award
Keri Hilson used to be so interesting to watch on the red carpet, but her look has started to become boring and stale.

I hope she gets back to her best soon, because she can do better than a LBD.

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