Creating Best Dressed lists are always super fun! But what makes this one even more fun, I’m adding in contributions from a fellow guest fashion/beauty blogger, Lexi Taylor — beautychatwithlexi. Why the excitement!?! Ummmmm how many of you bloggers out there are only 13!! That is ridiculously cool, such determination, ingenuity. Fashion Nexus is happy to have her picks included with mine for the 2014 MTV VMAs!!
LEXI’S BEST DRESSED PICK — MILEY CYRUS!!!
“My favorite outfit from the VMA’s is from someone I thought I would never pick, Miley Cyrus. Miley’s outfit was surprisingly sleek for the red carpet. She was all dressed out in Alexandre Vauthier, from a black bandeau top to high waisted leather pants. This outfit describes my fashion style to a tee. Simple, black, and modern.”
But…… LEXI’S BEST MAKEUP/BEAUTY LOOK — BEYONCE!!
“It’s a fresh faced glam look with the perfect brownish nude lip color. Absolutely love it!”
Lexi’s top beauty look is the perfect segway to my own Best Dressed list!!
Beyonce had the award of the night, Video Vanguard, on top of an AMAZING closing performance. But for me, she clearly also had one of the best looks of the night. She looked elegantly glam in this black lace & beaded Nicolas Jebran floor-length gown.
Not that she needed the over-sized sparkle, but hey! Why not!?! It was her night so she rightfully chose to escalate her wow-factor with some gorgeous over-sized Lorraine Schwartz earrings.
Beyonce’s high style fashion continued on into the press room, where she could showcase her latest “Moonman”. Here she wore a fitted burgundy gown by Zuhair Murad, which also incorporated a sheer effect with paneling down the side and across the neckline. She again accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, earrings and a ring.
And just how cute is Blue Ivy – keeping great fashion all in the family!! She is wearing a metallic dress by Bonpoint.
Nina, again going the right way on the red carpet, added the perfect pop of color with her choice of this coral and black silk draped gown from the Zuhair Murad 2014 resort collection. The waistline was immaculately stunning – black leather cross detailing. She also coordinated perfectly with her accessory choices for the evening – black Jimmy Choo sandal heels, a teensy multi-colored Michael Nelson clutch, and David Yurman jewelry. For Nina’s hair, a chic high ponytail, LOVE!! — styled by Riawna Capri of Nine Zero One Salon. To achieve height around the bangs, she put her hair in rollers and sprayed with Garnier Fructis Volumizing Anti-Humidity Hair Spray. Capri then gathered the hair into a high pony, wrapped a braided piece of hair around the elastic and curled the ends vertically.
LUCY HALE — Lucy gets 2 nods from me for this red carpet! First up, her look as she conducted live red carpet arrival interviews. She looked welcoming, fun, girly, and flirty in this strapless printed dress by Oscar de la Renta. She completed her look with jewelry from Vita Fede and Renee Sheppard (a pave diamond star cuff).
For Lucy’s 2nd Best Dressed ensemble, her red carpet arrival look, she stuck with black, but this time went with a floral print on this Zimmermann slit-cut midi skirt. Her black crop top was from Sachin & Babi.
And let’s not forget Lucy’s gorgeous beauty look, courtesy of celeb makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan. She applied darker shades from the Mark On the Dot Neutral Eye Color Compact on the outer corners and the lighter hues on the inner part. To define the eyes, Deenihan smudged a darker color on the bottom lash lines, applied waterproof eyeliner in black and finished with Mark Lash Act Mascara in Blackest Black.
There were quite a few more formal looks on the red carpet this year, but Kesha struck the right amount of balance with not being too formal – VMAs are not the Grammys! She looked simply beautiful in this strapless white, jewel embellished gown by Johanna Johnson.
Red looks were certainly popular on the red carpet, but so to were white numbers. Holland went right in white! Her bright white Milly cut-out dress was so chic and she stunned in it. And silver accessories were definitely on point – silver mirror Rupert Sanderson pumps, shimmering silver Kotur clutch, and Tacori stud earrings.
I think I read that Cher was in a slight accident before arriving to the awards show. So to arrive after that kind of stress and drama, and to look so smokin’ hot, that’s well-deserved of a best dressed nod. She sizzled in this red leather mini by Ina Soltani. And of course, I’m happy she was okay and able to attend the event!
JAMIE CHUNG — Jamie also donned a red look for the evening, keeping up with that as a trend on the red carpet. Jamie’s red dress, a deeper red hue for an embellished bodycon mini, was paired perfectly with nude Stuart Weitzman sandal heels. She also had a fresh beauty look, spending time at the Calvin Klein lounge, makeup applied by Hung Vanngo — subtle eyes, pop of pink lip!
FIFTH HARMONY — Fifth Harmony is again gracing one of my best dressed lists and I will say it again – I always favor some looks in the group more than others, but the looks combined, as a whole, SCREAM BEST DRESSED!! There is always an underlying theme and each lady can then put in her own take or stylish viewpoint.
Normani chose a bodycon black and white Stella + Jamie dress with side cut-outs. She kept it simple with her heels, basic black Manolo Blahniks. Her stylist for this sexy look was @allantannexman. Beauty by Alexis of My Pure Finds created her chic makeup look. And for her new Aqua blue hair look, Cesar Ramirez of Cesar 4 Styles, Rayd Hair, and Patricia Morales.
Lauren covered chic sophistication with this fitted black Misha Collection dress. She too went for strappy heels, but hers were Jimmy Choo! She can give major kudos for her bold smoky eye to Allan Avendano. She too was styled by @allantannexman and her hair look of luscious waves was also by Patricia Morales.
And finally, Ally went total pop-star diva with a black fringed Nines jacket, shimmery gold Amen leggings, and black peep-toe booties from ShoeMint. Similar overall styling team, stylist — @allantannexman; more wavy locks by Patricia Morales; & golden beauty look by Allan Avendano & Beauty by Alexis of My Pure Finds.
BIANCA SANTOS — Bianca is a relative new-comer to the red carpet, or at least to my best dressed lists! But she definitely deserves a nod as she was “gold perfection” in this embellished Naeem Khan knee-length dress. Her silver dangling earrings are from One Jewelry.
Ashley I’ve seen on the red carpet several times, but I’m happy to finally have her on my best dressed list. There is no way this royal blue Stella + Jamie mini with side lace detailing was going to escape my attention! Great look! Here beauty look was a shimmered shine, natural look from the CK lounge, by Kayleen McAdams — CK One Color.
DYLAN O’BRIEN — Dylan gets my best dressed male celeb by leaps & bounds. Can we please go out on a date now, right! I mean he looks great in this all black look, looking even cooler with his black shades. Always a fan of Dylan’s comedic talent, but he is working those looks and his sense of style now – LOVE IT!!
NICK JONAS & OLIVIA CULPO
Nick & Olivia are my best dressed duo or couple for the night. They are not matching, but oh well!! Each looks great and there was no need to coordinate. Olivia looks graceful and elegant in her black and white look, with a plunging neckline. And Nick is working some plaid with his jacket, very handsome and well put together look!