Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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Miley Cyrus was remarkably reserved on the red carpet of the 2013 American Music Awards, held on Sunday at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

The boundaries-breaking songstress has lately kept us on our toes, keeping us guessing about which fashion side we’ll see—overtly skin-baring or sophisticatedly dazzling.

She left the daring edge for another occasion—no doubt for her closing performance later in the show—simply parading out a Versus Versace white pantsuit for her more androgynous arrival.

Sure, the jacket was plunging and there was a flicker of punk edge thanks to the oversized gold safety pin accents. But tame was still the name of this game, right down to her standard black Saint Laurent pumps and small dose of Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

She even went for a bare-faced approach (her bleached eyebrows have thankfully been restored) whilst leaving her cropped ’do without its signature voluminous attitude.

Perhaps this look only felt lacklustre because we are used to Miley making such a style scene. Still, there was something refreshing about this safer statement.

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Jennifer Hudson In Christian Dior – 2013 American Music Awards

Jennifer Hudson brought a jolt of neon energy to the red carpet of the 2013 American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

The singer looked ravishing in a short-sleeved, orange Christian Dior gown with a asymmetrical, high-low hemline.

Her one-legged peek-a-boo with the pink lining of the dress is tons of fun and totally unique and really makes her stand out from the crowd.

Jennifer’s silver strapped platforms were the perfect shoe choice for the look, and let me just say, I’m dying over the electric blue eyeliner.

Not everyone would have dared to bring in yet another neon shade with this ensemble, but it is my favorite beauty look of the night.

I also love the new highlights in her pixie and this parted style is my favorite way she’s styled her new cropped ‘do thus far.

You may remember that Clotilde Courau wore this same dress back in September during the Deauville American Film Festival.

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Ciara In J. Mendel – 2013 American Music Awards

Ciara looked every bit the R&B starlet on the red carpet of the 2013 American Music Awards on Sunday night.

The singer wore a graphic, peek-a-boo gown from the J. Mendel Spring 2014 collection, which I think is safe to say was made for her.

The graphically patterned dress offers an exciting ‘is it or isn’t it’ continuous flash of skin, and manages to reveal a lot, without actually seeming all that risqué.

Ciara was smart to keep the accessories at the bare minimum and really let this dress sing, and even kept her makeup to the glam minimum.

My one disappointment here is her hair. I was loving her shoulder-length bob, and this shorter version just seems a bit too perky and soccer mom for the star. I look forward to seeing how she styles it for her next public appearance.

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Lady Gaga In Versace - 2013 American Music AwardsLady Gaga reached deep into her grab-bag of looks at the 2013 American Music Awards, held on Sunday evening at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

In grand Gaga fashion, Mother Monster made another dramatic, head-turning entrance as she arrived on the red carpet sitting atop a white human horse, activated by two people underneath. Perhaps she’s simultaneously channeling a romantic white knight and damsel in distress.

The eccentric ‘Applause’ songstress was just named the face of Versace’s Spring 2014 campaign, so she naturally wore a confection from that collection.

The lavender cutout gown, accented with an armor-like harness of chains and charms, even appears to a manipulated version of the one she’s donning in the Italian fashion house’s ad.

The elephant (or horse) in the room? With her long blonde locks and cheekbone-chiseled bronzer, just call her Donatella Versace 2.0.

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Nicole Richie In Emilio Pucci – 2013 American Music Awards

Nicole Richie looked like a boho goddess on the red carpet of the 2013 American Music Awards on Sunday night.

The designer wore a white, cut-out Emilio Pucci gown that showed off her perfectly toned physique beautifully.

I love the fact that even as Nicole has matured and developed a more glamorous sense of style, there is always a hint of her beloved boho in every look.

The gold link collar necklace and earrings give her an almost Cleopatra-esque effect, which the cat-eye and gold eye shadow only accentuate.

The fringed House of Harlow clutch (her own design) seems out of place at first, but it really does cement the boho royalty look she’s got going on.

So tell me, are you as sold on Nicole’s look as I am?

 

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Taylor Swift played the ultimate golden girl on the red carpet of the 2013 American Music Awards, hosted on Sunday evening at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

The five-time nominee gave us the Midas touch in a Julien Macdonald Fall 2013 mini-dress. The itty-bitty party frock featured a nude-illusion lining at the bodice that was added post-runway. It wasn’t as illusive as I’d like. But the waist-cinching belt was still present and accounted for.

The leggy, metallic moment was only magnified with shiny, matching Jimmy Choo ‘Madison’ strappy sandals.

Messy, bedhead waves, a bronze-tinged smokey eye and nude lip, instead of her signature red, added a smoldering note to the full-on sizzle.

Does she prove that all that glitters really is gold?

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Emma Roberts In Lanvin – 2013 American Music Awards

Emma Roberts also attended the 2013 American Music Awards on the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The actress marched to the beat of her own drum in a shimmering Lanvin sack gown that seems to be a hybrid between a boho look and something more glam.

I can predict that this gown will be polarizing for you guys, but I absolutely love that Emma took a risk with her look, and can truly see this as a trend-setting moment.

Pairing a fuchsia Rodo clutch and matching fuchsia Casadei pumps was a stroke of genius, and I love that her chandelier earrings also have a pop of the accent color.

An easy, deep-parted hairstyle, kohl-rimmed eyes and a nude lip completed her easy-glam look.

Ok, here we go: Do you love Emma’s risk, or do you think she’s wearing a shimmery trash bag?

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