Aug
25
2014
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Red Carpet Recap: MTV BMA’s

mtv vmas miley cyrus jesse beyonce blue ivyLast night marked MTV’s 31st Annual Video Music Awards and also the fact that I’m way too old to be watching it.  My friends and I kept exchanging puzzled looks as one unrecognizable (to us) tween took to the red carpet after the next.  I had never been so excited to see Gwen Stefani or Jennifer Lopez as I was last night.  Phew!  Somebody we knew.  It became quite clear as to why E! has cornered the market on red carpet pre-shows.  As I quickly found myself on the brink of a melodramatic meltdown, I yelled at my TV,   “Sway, WHO ARE THEY WEARING?”  After having cooled my rage with a glass of prosecco, the actual show began.

Within seconds of the opening act, I was concerned that Nicki Minaj had somehow pirated the entire event as there was much more booty on stage than on any ship.  She became this year’s Miley while pirouetting her posterior to her current single, “Anaconda”, which left me hoping Sir Mix A Lot was somewhere wiping his own rear with all the royalty money he received from that song.  She then joined Jessie J. who forgot her pants and Ariana Grande who appears to have a perma hairstyle for their song, “Bang Bang” complete with wardrobe malfunction.  She later joined Usher for his song, aptly named, “She Came To Give It To You.”

Right around the time I’d given up on humanity and started Googling how to obtain an Australian work visa, Miley Cyrus shocked audiences again. This time, however, it had nothing to do with flagrant twerking or her wayward tongue. When she won the VMA for Video of the Year, instead of accepting the award herself, her handsome mystery date took the stage.  He identified himself as “Jesse” and proceeded to deliver a touching speech revealing that he, himself, had grown up homeless which was hard to imagine as he looked like far less homeless than the boys of Five Seconds to Summer in his well tailored suit.  He encouraged viewers to learn more about My Friend’s Place and to get involved by visiting and donating on Miley’s site.

But (with a capital “B”)  Queen B., herself, Beyonce, was not about to be outdone.  Bey performed for a solid fifteen minutes in a stunning jewel encrusted leotard before accepting the Video Vanguard Award from her husband, Jay-Z and the absolutely adorable Blue Ivy.  If all those divorce rumors do have any merit, she should have picked up an Oscar as well.

The other big “B” for last night had to be for Balmain as Jordan Dunn, Chanel Iman, Joan Smalls, and Kim Kardashian all wore the label.  Pro-tip: Do not show up to an awards show wearing the same thing as a supermodel.  While Katy Perry and her date, Riff Raff, gave a nostalgic nod to Britney and Justin, everyone’s favorite good girl wore a romper so short, she could have been a Minaj backup dancer.  Black was a red carpet favorite, but all renditions from sheer paneling to leather pants felt fresh and innovative rather than basic and boring.  Red, pink, and blue were the other colors that were most prevalent, mainly in jewel shades.  While everyone looked “nice,” I didn’t feel floored by anyone in particular… except for Amber Rose, that is.

Ban-Do:

miley cyrus jourdan dunn mtv vmaJourdan Dunn in Balmain, Miley Cyrus in Alexandre Vauthier

Anything but Basic Black:

kendall kylie jenner red carpet chanel imanKendall Jenner in Alon Livne, Kylie Jenner in Alexandre Vauthier, Chanel Iman in Balmain

Power Couples:

ireland baldwin adam levine mtv vmaIreland Baldwin in Roberto Cavalli and Angel Haze in Helmut Lang, Adam Levine Behati Prinsloo

Sister, Sister:

beyonce vma red carpetBeyonce in Nicolas Jebran, Solange Knowles in H&M Studio

Fulfill Your Destiny:

mtv vma red carpetKelly Rowland in Kaufman Franco, Michelle Williams

Soft and Subtle:

mtv vma red carpetKesha in Johanna Johnson, Jessie J in vintage Halston

Silver Lining:

iggy azalea jennifer lopez red carpet vmaIggy Azalea in Versace, Jennifer Lopez in Charbel Zoe

Animal Instinct:

2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX in Moschino

Red Alert:

mtv vmas rita ora demi lovato red carpetRita Orain Donna Karan Atelier, Demi Lovato in Lanvin

Double Trouble:

kim kardashian joan smalls mtv vmasKim Kardashian West in Balmain, Joan Smalls in Balmain

Pink Ladies:

gwen stefani chloe moretz mtv vmaGwen Stefani in L.A.M.B. Couture, Chloe Moretz in Louis Vuitton

Cobalt Queens:

sarah hyland julianne hough mtv vmasSarah Hyland in Kaufman Franco, Julianne Hough in Emilio Pucci

Singing the Blues:

katy perry riff raff taylor swift mtv vma red carpetKaty Perry and Riff Raff in custom Versace, Taylor Swift in Mary Katrantzou

 You’ve Got Chainmail:wiz khalifa amber rose mtv vma

Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose in Laura Dewitt

 xx,

WhyDid

 

 

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Jul
20
2012
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The List Volume LXXX
Written by: WhyDid | The List

clocks for different time zones
I mean, I guess better late than never, right?  It’s only 8:45 in California… and even earlier in Hawaii.  So just pretend you’re drinking a mai tai in Maui and pretend I posted on time… shh…

snooze button

  1. The phrase, “right meow.”  I don’t know who started it, but it must stop.
  2. Picking the one stall with no toilet paper.
  3. Pulling your hair up into the perfect messy mess and having one piece hanging down in a “rat tail.”
  4. Flying hungover.  Not good.  Anyone who’s been to Vegas can vouch, I’m sure.
  5. Getting the chatty cab driver.  In the words of the oh so eloquent Rihanna, “Shut up and drive.”

sun dial

  1. Solo underwear dance parties.
  2. If one dog is good, three dogs are better.
  3. Learning to love your natural hair color.
  4. Chloe Moretz.
  5. Screaming at the very top of your lungs.  Pillow or no pillow.

I promise to be on time next week… maybe.
xx,
WhyDid

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Jan
11
2012
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Why Did You Wear That: Power to the People

Alright, so I didn’t actually watch the People’s Choice Awards because well… as Gawker best summarized… they suck.  However, I did go ahead and check out what the ladies were wearing on the red carpet.  (I needed to see whether the gals of Hollywood had better taste in attire than America does in television/movies).  And much like my senior highschool yearbook signatures, there were a few recurring themes.  While my yearbook’s themes were how much statistics sucked, my indecision over which college I would attend, and “I’m so glad we became friends,” the trends of this year’s People’s Choice Awards were the new nude, ongoing green, and leather and lace.  I’m on board with all three of these trends… though my patience is starting to grow thin with green.  Check out some of the highlights below.

Kaley Cuoco, Jennifer Morrison in Oscar de la Renta, Lea Michele in Marchesa, Miley Cyrus in David Koma

Kristen Bell in Valentino, Ashley Greene in DKNY

Nina Dobrev in Elie Saab, Emma Stone in Gucci, Chloe Moretz in Proenza Schouler, Whitney Cummings

So, who did you think was best (and worst) dressed?  We are the “people” afterall.

xx,

WhyDid

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Dec
11
2011
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Look for Less: Leather and Legs

A way to bring a little edge to any outfit is by adding a bit of leather.  If a leather jacket feels too predictable and leather pants just really aren’t going to happen, a leather skirt may be a great way to incorporate this trend.  Whether you winterize your look with a cozy sweater and opaque tights or sport a bare leg and sky high heels, be sure to mix in a more modest top.  You don’t want to look like a lady who belongs on a corner of Hollywood Boulevard.  Check out these three leather looks worn by some fresh faced celebrities:

1. Juicy Couture Candy Pink Cotton Lace Top, $110, 2. Andrew Marc Tristina Leather Skirt, $350, 3. Emitations Flora’s Sterling Silver Heart Charm Bracelet, $75, 4. Report Stamos Patent Pumps, $56.99

1.  By Malene Birger Luvina Lace Blouse, $224, 2. Naven Biker Skirt, $154, 3. Urban Outfitters Sheer Tights, $12, 4. White House Black Market Rosette Clutch, $34, 5. TopShop Galleria Patent Mary Janes, $92

1. Qi Cashmere Long Time Ruched Turtleneck, $147, 2. Schumacher Faux Leather Skirt, $319, 3. Tarte LipSurgence in Charmed, $24, 4. Mod Cloth Tights for Every Occasion, $14.99, 5. Frye Harlow Oxford Bootie, $197.95

[Insert whistle noise here].

xx,

WhyDid

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Oct
23
2011
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Look for Less: School Girl Chic

While school started back in September, seems like some celebs are still channeling their inner schoolgirls.  I have no complaints with this look.  I quite enjoyed wearing a school uniform and looking at these nods to prep school style can’t help but make me smile.  Incorporating knits, plaids, and pleats will you give you this same very scholarly look… perfect for fall.

1. J. Crew Puff Sleeve Popover, $79.50, 2. AnnaritaN. Mini Skirt, $115, 3. Foot Traffic Cable Knit Over the Knee Socks, $9, 4. Betsey Johnson Daynaa Wedge Booties, $129.99

1. Express Shaker Knit Dolman Sweater, $39.50, 2. BCBGeneration French Grey Animal Print Skirt, $83, 3. Forever 21 Layered Opaque Necklace, $8.80, 4. Steve Madden Lace Tote Bag, $68.60, 5. Steven by Steve Madden Pembrook Bootie, $129

1. Alice by Temperley Long Sleeve Sweater, $119, 2. Forever21 Wool Blend Mini Skirt, $19.80, 3. Schutz Connie Pink Sandal, $150

Class is in session.

xx,

WhyDid

 

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