VMAs 2013: My Eyes Cannot Unsee What They Have Seen

So, last night were the VMAs and like many kind folk, I was ready to (hopefully) enjoy an evening of entertainment and fun. I had recently got home from “running” a 5k and after showering and decompressing, I laid on my bed, dark chocolate Magnum ice cream bar in hand, and turned to MTv. Little did I know what lay ahead on the 2013 VMAs.

Like any red blooded American woman-of-a-certain-age, I was very much looking forward to the rumored NSYNC performance/reunion. Robin Thicke was performing, Lady Gaga was going to be doing stuff, and Katy Perry was slated to continue to force her music down our throats-this time from under a bridge! I hadn’t realized that Miley Cyrus was going to sing to twerk at the show. Had I known this, I would have adverted my eyes and found an eyelash that needed to be plucked. ANYTHING would have been better than sitting through THAT. Why Robin Thicke? Whyyyyy? 

I believe the whole world had this collective reaction:

ImageLiam, there is still time to walk away. This chick will totally disrupt the soothing calm that lays deep within your beautiful, beautiful eyes. In other words, chick is crazy. Sorry, not sorry.

Now, in more enjoyable, less traumatizing other news, Justin Timberlake got the Video Vanguard award. I mean, it was cool and all to see him perform like 20 songs for half an hour (wish I had known that was going to happen before I paid $125 for his Legends of Summer tour, but whatever).  However, the dude is only like 32 years old. He’s got another album coming out in a month. Shouldn’t awards like this be given at the end of one’s career and not during? But, hey, it got NSYNC back together, for albeit 5 minutes. IT. WAS. WORTH. IT.

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis preached about equality and got J-Hud to join in and shut it down. And oh yea, Kanye danced in front of a screen and Drake did some things. Performances aside, VMA fashion is always a topic trending the next day. I mean, no one wore a meat dress this year. And Lil Kim “contained” her assets this time around, but there were still some distinctive outfits.

2013 VMAs Best Dressed:

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Holland Roden in Naeem Khan
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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis…Really wish Ryan had at least tried, but Macklemore makes up for him. This time.
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Robin Thicke and Paula Patton in Lever Couture

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Shailene Woodley

Honorable Mentions:

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Danity Kane- they’re baaaack!
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Selena Gomez in Versace
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Allison Wiliams in Valentino
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Jennifer Hudson in Dior

Alright kiddies, that’s all I got. Till next time.

Lily Collins shows young Hollywood how to DO BETTER

Remember when a young, adorable Lily Collins was doing press to promote Mirror, Mirror? Yea, me neither. I was way too busy lusting after Chris Hemsworth in Snow White and the Huntsman. But! I did look back at some pictures recently and I gotta hand it to Lily, she has quickly become one to watch on the red carpet.

Here are six of Lily’s recent breathtaking looks as she promotes The Mortal Instruments:

1.) She goes full-on glam at the Los Angeles premiere. She wore a  sexy white Cushnie et Ochs midi dress with bodice cut-outs and finished the look with a pair of white Giuseppe Zanotti pumps.

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2.) She was a vision in black at the Germany premiere. The actress wore a sleeveless Paper London crop top and black floor-length Halston Heritage tulip skirt. She smartly paired the ensemble with a gold, chain link necklace and gold arm cuff.

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3.) Lily looks refreshing, with a natural make-up look, at the Toronto premiere wearing a long-sleeved ivory lace Houghton column with an open back.

 

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4.) Hey, you vampy vixon you! For an appearance at Fox 29’s ‘Good Day’ she showed up in a Maxime Simoëns  look, paired with wicked Christian Louboutin over-the-knee black leather boots.

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5.) Her most girlish look was for a stop at Good Morning America where she went pollyanna cute in a white pleated Valentino dress and black and nude lace Jimmy Choos.

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6.) And my absolute favorite look that the fine Miss Lily Collins has worn, in this mad globe trotting promotion tour, is……….a shimmering knit top and pencil skirt by Bec & Bridge, paired with Christian Louboutin pumps. And of course she-expertly- topped the look with a chunky gold chain necklace from Pomellato.

Doesn’t she make you just want to tear down your closet, burn it to the ground and start over? Here’s how you can get her hot shimmery number on the cheap:

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