So after a busy week, (I'm a little late to the party I know), but I've just caught up with the greatness that was the 2013 MTV VMAs. Taking place in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday 25th August 2013 – boy, was it a good show!
Some of the A Listers – particularly the young females – stood out to me with their looks. It was clear to see some are now proving to the world they're no longer children, but beautiful, young women in their own rights (particularly those who've spent their childhood working on Disney programmes) now is their chance to evoke their matured personas.
Here's my take on the red carpet looks of the event:
I absolutely LOVE this Atelier Versace dress on Selena Gomez. It shows her new “grown up” image since she recently turned 21. The detailing is so specific and intricate with only eyelet fastenings holding together one side of the dress. she may have taken her inspiration from the infamous “safety pin” dress by the same designer worn by Elizabeth Hurley at the premiere for Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994. The detail leads down go a single thigh high split. To complete her look, Selena teamed this Autumn/Winter 2013 dress with Atelier Versace shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Taylor Swift wowed the crowd as always in a very sleek, navy Herve Leger by Max Azria dress. With details around the sweetheart neckline leading to a deep plunge, Taylor certainly deserved her place in yet another red carpet best dressed list. She teamed this with Prada shoes, a Smythson of Bond Street clutch, Lorraine Schwartz earrings and bracelets as well as Ofira rings and bracelets. This look was finished off with her gorgeous, golden pin curled hairdo.
Rita Ora has really upped her game by showing up on the red carpet in this exceptional Alex Vauthier crystal bodice dress with a long, blue feathered train. It was so long that Rita did in fact enlist her stylist to walk along behind her to take care of the train. The designer of her shoes is currently TBC, but she added Cartier rings to continue the class. Rita's new cropped blonde bob really adds a sleek touch – this is my favourite hairdo for her thus far.
I absolute love this style on Ellie Goulding. As we usually see our lovely Brit in edgy outfits, this Fume One Atamo studded nude dress still shows us Ellie's personality while retaining its feminine attitude. She finished the look with Brian Attwood shoes, Penny Previtte diamonds along with Lynn Ban earrings and claw rings. Her beautiful blonde, beach-waved hair really softens this overall look. A real ten out of ten.
Aussie born bombshell Iggy Azalea rocked up to the red carpet in this stunning silk embroidered gold sequin, sheer halter neck gown from the Spring/Summer 2013 collection by Emilio Pucci. The intricate detailing shows a bird design created out of the sequins, really giving the young rapper an exceptionally feminine look; so very different from her usual stage persona. While it leaves very little to the imagination the sequins are perfectly placed ensuring she keeps her dignity. With so much going on on her dress, she wore simplistic metallic gold heeled sandals (designer TBC), and no accessories except her signature bold, red lipstick.
Overall, there were tons of stars who turned up for the occasion looking their best. Some casual and some like the five above who really went the extra mile to strut their stilettos. The ceremony itself was great entertainment. I'm sure that any of you who watched would have been in absolute awe at Justin Timberlake's extended performance, including none other than his former band N*SYNC. The MTV VMAs 2013 is definitely one to be remembered.