2017 VMAs — Best Dressed

My top looks from the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards!!



  • Dior sparkling ombre blue gown




Wearing Monique Lhuillier

makeup artist Amber Dreadon





Dress by @yousef_aljasmi
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Nails @nailedbylexi

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Wearing Armani


Wearing Gucci



2016 VMAs — Best Dressed

Not the longest lists, but there certainly are some pretty hot numbers for this year’s white aka red carpet. Enjoy!




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All wearing —

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Best Dressed — 2015 MTV VMAs

For the VMA red carpet — lots of black, sparkle, baby pink, and a few dapper dudes! See who made my best dressed list below, ENJOY!!

Katie Stevens



Katie was mesmerizing & gorgeous in this navy blue Yousef Aljasmi gown. Here are all of the sparkling look details —

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Actress Katie Stevens attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Bailey Buntain De Young

2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA's) at the Microsoft Theater - Arrivals Featuring: Bailey De Young Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 30 Aug 2015 Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

Not sure of the designer details for Bailey, but she looks bold and beautiful in this gold, lacy knee-length dress.


Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa is a floral goddess in this plunging Naeem Khan rose pink dress, embellished with floral appliqués. Accessory & styling details include —


Demi Lovato


Demi was also rockin’ a baby pink number, hers, a Nicolas Jebran illusion dress. See below for the rest of her look details —

Actress arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.


Martha Hunt


Martha Hunt wins for best LBD in a bedazzled Georges Chakra Couture with sheer sleeves. Additional look details —

Tori Kelly


Tory looked amazing, very sexy, in this black lacy Vatanika look. To complete her look —

Fifth Harmony

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Recording artists Dinah-Jane Hansen, Ally Brooke, Normani Hamilton, Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Always a sexy looking group of ladies, love it!! (left to right)

Lindsey Stirling


Lindsey was shimmering & shining in this sparling Mac Duggal knee length dress. Her other look details include —

Lily Aldridge


Lily went basic in black, but with a super sexy choice in that of a Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture gown with a deep V-neckline. Pairing with her look are —

attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Chrissy Teigen


Chrissy look ultra sexy in this black ultra-sheer Marchesa dress with an embellished bodice. To further accentuate her look —


Arden Cho


Arden looked radiant in this black Mac Duggal two piece. Her overall look details are as follows —

  • rings from Wonder Lust Co.
  • Makeup by Alexis Ellen, bold, bright red lip
  • Hair by Derek Peter, chic and waves to the side
  • Styling by Allan Troy

Kelsea Ballerini

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Featuring: Guest Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 30 Aug 2015 Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

Kelsea was sassy and stylin’ in this Alice + Olivia frock. She completed her look with —

Maria Menounos


Maria looked elegant and regal in this strapless navy blue Lanvin dress. She further accesorized with —

Rocsi Diaz


Not sure what designer Rocsi is donning, but I do think this is a super sexy LBD with cleverly placed cutouts. But I know her uniquely designer heels are butterfly-backed Sophia Webster sandals. Her styling was by Carmen Lilly.




K-Pop superstar CL, from group 2NE1, might have been missing the rest of her girl gang, but she came to the VMAs with her family ties represented. She wore a Moschino creation designed by her BFF, one Jeremy Scott.

Austin Butler


Not sure of the designer for Austin’s classic black suit, sans time, but he looks muy suave!

Brooklyn Beckham


Brooklyn looked quite grown up in this Ralph Lauren look, black slacks and white jacket.

Pete Wentz & Patrick Stump


Very handsome lookin’ duo! Two from Fall Out Boy!

Gregg Sulkin

Gregg, looking sexy as ever, here is wearing head to toe John Varvatos with a Kenneth Cole sweater.

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Actor Gregg Sulkin attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Back to Back Best Dressed Lists — Up Now, the 2014 Emmys!!

That’s right! It’s been a major week for red carpets, first up with the 2014 MTV VMAs, and now, the 2014 Emmy Awards. It’s always exciting looking thru all of the images, coming across looks and accessories that are so phenomenal! And joining me again for this best dressed list, my fellow guest fashion/beauty blogger, Lexi Taylorbeautychatwithlexi.

I recently discovered her site and I’m still amazed that at 13 she is doing what I’m doing at 30! So her best dressed for the VMAs, again, was Miley Cyrus, with her best beauty look going to Beyonce. So who did this young eye pick for the Emmys??


(also Lexi’s Best Makeup/Beauty look!!)

“The Emmys are the biggest award show around so you have to bring your A game to the red carpet. Normally I would love an all black dress but I actually loved Natalie Dormers pop of color on her J Mendel dress. The orange made the dress stand out and compliment her skin tone beautifully. Not to mention her makeup was gorgeous. A natural flawless face with a light peachy lip color.

Now onto my Fashion Nexus picks!!

julianna-margulies-290          JULIANNA MARGULIES

Black gowns are a traditional and classic staple for most red carpets. Of course Julianna adds a bit of a twist with her black ombre, backless Narcisco Rodriguez gown. And very sublte, but she is donning 20 carats of diamonds borrowed from both FD Gallery and Hemmerle.


LIZZY CAPLAN      lizzy-caplan-495

Solid black and solid white looks are all over my best dressed list, and as per usual the colors were major trends for the Emmy’s red carpet. Lizzy was smart to just utilize both colors in her glamorous look, a black Donna Karan Atelier gown with a white back & train. The side cut-outs and haltered neckline were just added design details to ensure this was an A+ look! She also paired with this look a black Judith Leiber clutch.


And keeping with a more minimalistic look, she wore a few understated jewelry pieces from Neil Lane.


Lizzy’s makeup artist was Sabrina Bedrani, for Dior Beauty. With creating this beauty look, a main focus was to showcase Lizzy’s stunning eyes, thus we see a perfectly bronzed smoky eye. To achieve this modern cat-eye, Sabrina used the Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Cuir Cannage and Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow in Hypnotique for this bold beauty look.



Words can’t express how excited I was to find out who Andrea was wearing — none other than Under the Gunn designer, part of Team Nick Verreos, Natalia Fedner!! When looking thru red carpet images, the designer info is not always there. But as soon as I saw this stunning and luxurious black knit gown, I knew it had to be on my list, regardless if I ever found out who designed it! The neckline is breathtakingly gorgeous, the fit is great, and there is just no denying how beautiful Andrea looks.


Needless to say, I’m happy to know that it was Natalia and I’m so happy for her!! Matt also looked great in his classic black tuxe with a white tie.

Hair & make-up were done by Kate Hollinshead. The vibe for her beauty look was very 1940s, very subtle, clean, natural looking.

Here are some additional images of Andrea’s look provided from Natalia herself!! She knows she has a true fan with Fashion Nexus!!


Pictured above is a custom hand-crafted chain made for Andrea to match her dress.

Here are some additional exclusives on this look from the talented designer Natalia Fedner!! She said Andrea was a dream to work with and Matt was too a fan of this dress! The dress was made from 14 yards of black lurex silk chiffon fabric and 175 feet of real rhodium silver chain. It is lined with nude fabric.

The underlying theme for the overall look was giving Andrea a new take on a classic silhouette. Job well done!


169_3337_350       AMANDA CREW

This is a dress not to be missed and I’m glad I not only came across it, but I’m pleased to name it as one of my best dressed looks! Amanda is donning a white floor-length gown by Maz Azria Atelier with shimmery detailing around then neckline and down the sides, stopping at the waist. Perfectly coordinated with this look was this pearl clutch, oddly enough from Amanda Pearl!


Amanda’s jewelry pieces were from Neil Lane. And helping to achieve such a gorgeous beauty look was her pre-Emmy facial, at-home skincare products from Renee Rouleau.

PADMA LAKSHMI                169_3362_350

Keeping with white gowns as a trend for this Emmy’s red carpet, it’s a must to include Padma’s immaculate white couture gown by Ralph Rucci — great fit, shimmers down the back — What more could you ask for!?! This is simplistic minimalism at its best, inclusive of some very under-stated pieces of silver jewelry from Fred Leighton.

And just as stunning was Padma’s natural make-up look, courtesy of make-up artist Kathy Jeung.

169_3295_350    ANNA CHLUMSKY

Anna is the perfect segway to take me from my streak of white looks to the next lovely lady on my best dressed list, Heidi Klum, who is wearing Zac Posen, just as Anna is. Radiance abounds for sure in this bright white gown with a slight train and pleating detail at the bust and on the back.


Anna’s accessories choices provided some perfect pops of color — a gold Lanvin clutch and orange jeweled earrings from Stephen Russell. Her nails and beauty look (bold smoky eye & dark peach lip) were created by Michelle Toma Olson of Tini Beauty.

HEIDI KLUM                   169_3294_350

Heidi is wearing one of her fellow Project Runway judges looks, none other than Mr. Zac Posen. He described this custom design for Heidi as “effortless and vibrant.” It’s a much needed pop of coral color for this red carpet, with a cape and train that really amps up the overall design. For her nails, she went clean & clear, with help from Tom Bachik — nail technician.


Her luscious wavy tresses are courtesy of Christian Wood.


Her statement-making jewelry selections were from none other than Lorraine Schwartz, who is fast becoming the jewelry designer go to for red carpets! And finally, her sunkist beauty look was done by Linda Hay, make-up artist extraordinaire.



Alexandra is really working this shimmering nude Reem Acra gown with black floral detailing along the side. A fitted look that really is “a perfect fit”! Kudos to her talented stylist, Jenny Ricker!


Her awesome jewelry selections were from Neil Lane. And her long wavy locks were courtesy of Michael Long, gorgeous bold beauty look (daring red lip!) courtesy of Lottie S!

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There is something about Debra’s look that I can’t let go of, so with that, I must include it on my best dressed list! She is wearing Angel Sanchez. I’m just mesmerized by the intricacies of the sheer slivers all over this gown – immaculate work, design, & craftsmanship! To complete her look are some just as amazing accessories – a Judith Leiber clutch and diamond jewelry from Chopard.


Debra’s hair is always on its A game and there is no doubt Robert Vetica did a great job here. For her make-up look, Debra went with a bold eye, nude lip, and here is what her make-up artist Jeannia Robinette had to say — “She had a classic midnight long blue gown, so I wanted to do an intense smoky eye using midnight blues mixed with black in the lids. To add even more drama and definition she used Benefit Cosmetics — They’re Real Push-Up Liner and They’re Real Mascara.”



Wowzer! Uzo is full on glam in this boldly red mermaid gown by Christian Siriano. Fitting with the color red is a romantic sweetHEART neckline – PERFECTION!!


Uzo’s team did great work here — stylist Cristina Ehrlich; hair creator, from Identity Salon, Jamika Wilson (creating this tight twist with a slight quiff up top); and make-up artist Jessica Smalls, creating such a bold eye with help from Cargo Cosmetics!

169_3351_350    SARAH PAULSON

A lot of my best dressed looks are basic in nature, various spins on minimalism. But here is my truly avant garde pick for the night – Sarah in a red polka dotted Armani Prive look, with tulle flying around all over the place!


But all this tulle still can’t hide some lovely pieces of Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

HAYDEN PANETTIERE               169_3307_350

I don’t think I’ve ever had someone who’s been pregnant on my best dressed list. And it’s not about the size of a person. I really am just focusing on the garment at hand. I was immediately captivated by Hayden’s sparkling choice from Lorena Sarbu – all the shimmer, the plunging neckline, and just how stunning she looked – What a glow! Major props & congrats for this mommy-to-be!!

Her accessories were perfectly coordinated for this look — a shiny silver Judith Leiber clutch and lovely diamond & silver Fred Leighton jewels.


Celeb makeup artist and Neutrogena brand ambassador Amy Oresman can take credit for this bronzed beauty look of perfection. She describes the look as an inspiration being “a romantic smoky eye using mauves and metallics,” She used Neutrogena’s Stay-Put Plum on the lid, Forever Platinum in the crease, and Stay Golden to highlight under the brows. To define the Nashville star’s eyes, Oresman used Nourishing Eyeliner in Cosmic Black and finished with Healthy Volume Mascara in Carbon Black. And finally, her sophisticated up-do was by Clyde Haygood.

169_3416_350         DEREK HOUGH

Not sure of the suit designer here, but I can always get something from Just Jared!! So while Derek looks quite dapper & handsome in his classic tuxe and bowtie, he is certainly adding some shine with his Louis Leeman black dress shoes.



And lastly, a power couple, another dynamic duo on the red carpet, Lauren & Aaron. Lauren always looks phenomenal! I’m not sure who she is wearing, but her white gown with embellishments and sheer netting along the neckline and down the side, was just 1 white look I couldn’t leave out! So many white looks, a major trend of the night, so why not, right!

The Breaking Bad actor looked handsome in a black kid mohair tuxedo with velvet trim, white smoking silk shirt, black bow tie, and black lace-up shoes, all by Prada.









2014 MTV VMAs – Best of the Best for the Red Carpet

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 Taylorbeautychatwithlexi. 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!!



“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.”



“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-290                   BEYONCE

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.

beyonce-black-dress-vmas-2014-04Not 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.

167_3258_350           NINA DOBREV

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.


She completed her fashionable prim & proper look with metallic Stuart Weitzman sandal heels, a Jimmy Choo clutch, and jewelry from both Graziela Gems (earrings) and EF Collection.

167_3226_350              KESHA

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.

167_3249_350    HOLLAND RODEN

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-2014-MTV-VMAsJAMIE 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.

Camila went a bit more formal in a black Jad Ghandour dress with a thigh-high slit, complete with black gladiator heels by Givenchy.

Dinah went sexy chic with a BCBG Generation black crop top, paired perfectly with a white Misha Collection skirt, with black stripes, and then strappy Versace heels.

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.

167_3229_350     ASHLEY RICKARDS

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 McAdamsCK 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 & 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!