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WHO WORE WHAT?.....American Music Awards 2016 Red Carpet: The Good and Uh Oh!

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Selena in Red: Selena Gomez at the 2016 American Music Awards

The 44th Annual American Music Awards took place Sunday night in Los Angeles and naturally, there were lots of Red Carpet Hits...as well as some CRAY-CRAY. And yes, Selena Gomez made her first pubic appearance after taking a break to focus on her mental health. Anyhow..let's discuss the Red Carpet Good and "Oh No She Didn't!

Let's begin with Selena:
Selena Gomez in Custom Prada:  The lovely--and "reappeared-after-an-absence" Selena Gomez, wore this strawberry red ballgown from the Italian fashion house, Prada. I found this design quite interesting for several reasons. First, Prada would never design a dress like this but that's neither here nor there, since this was "Custom" Prada. Second, when I saw "Prada", I thought "heck, you can put anyone's label in this since it was just such a basic dress". It was a beautiful dress and clearly the focus was to make Selena the star....BUT, I'm just saying that when I see "Prada", I want to see this:

The real non-Custom Prada: Prada Spring 2017 (L) and Fall 2016 (R)

Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell Spring 2017: Lady Gaga looked like a 2017 version of Joan Collins' "Dynasty" character Alexis Carrington trying to fire one of her 20 housekeepers for not dusting her Bulgari jewelry! I LOVE it! She looks fab, Diva, and so Yves Saint Laurent "Le Smoking" Super Fierce. I also ADORE how she covered up her 12" platforms, hiding them under those wide leg trousers. And BTW: This was such a beautiful suit! Kudos to Brandon Maxwell and his tailoring sewers and cutters.

Gigi Hadid in Roberto Cavalli: Gigi was vibing Boho Chic and Cavalli's designer Peter Dundas helped. His designs for Cavalli have been VERY 70's Hippy as of late and here, Gigi is giving you a little bit of Coachella, Stevie Nicks and Woodstock. I'm sure many so-called "fashion critics" might deem this too much like a doily. But, I'm kinda loving it. It worked for the AMA's and on top of that, I could totally see this if I was getting married in Martinique or Mykonos...and I was a Millionaire Model...and a girl!

Ciara in Stephane Rolland Haute Couture Fall 2016: Here's a newsflash--Ciara is pregnant. She's expecting her first child with NFL star husband Russell Simmons.  At the 2016 AMA's Red Carpet, she wore this black jersey bubble  sweater gown with black gazar and white taffeta from French designer Stephane Rolland's Haute Couture Fall 2016 collection. I thought she looked quite beautiful and this was a nice choice--especially since this was, after all, a hand-made $85,000+ costing (she got it for free) Haute Couture design.

Heidi Klum in Wolk Morais Fall 2016--Heidi Klum wore this golden printed satin lame design from Wolk Morais. In case you might be out of the "fashion loop", Wolk Morias is the semi-new clothing line from Ruffian designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais who moved to LA several years ago after being in NYC. The design Heidi is wearing came from a "Studio 54"-esque inspired collection so I get the reason why she would wear it for the AMA's. Does it look like Disco Pajamas? Possibly. But I do like the fun pussy-bow blouse and retro-natural waist cut of the pants. But yes, overall, this was two minutes from a Halloween costume.

Hailee Steinfeld in Elie Saab Ready-to-Wear Spring 2017: Actress Hailee Steinfeld wore this sequined shorty-shorts cocktail ensemble from Lebanese couturier, Elie Saab. I thought this was quite cute and fun! I loved the side cowl draped arm "capelet" details.

Janelle Monae in Marc Jacobs Resort 2017: I love me some Janelle Monae and she didn't disappoint--style-wise--with this Marc Jacobs Resort 2017 look consisting of a black-and-white fur coat and striped dress with lace trim. She looked elegant, demure and still had a sexy air of I'm-just-leaving-a-hotel-room-at-7AM-look...if the hotel is the Plaza Athenee in Paris.

Taraji P. Henson in Celine Fall 2016: Speaking of a Walk of Shame. I actually love the audacity of actress Taraji P. Henson and her choice (with help from her stylist) to wear an outfit that actually looked as if she was really just leaving a hotel room secret rendezvous. Taraji wore an oversized white shirt from Celine, and a bra. Oh, and yes, she also had some gold strappy heels. As you can see from the runway style, it was organza and unlined, but at least for Taraji, the French brand made it in a non-see-through fabric and lined it, like a jacket. I bow down to Miss Taraji; she gets Atta-Gurl Points.

Chrissy Teigen in Yousef Akbar--Chrissy Teigen made red carpet waves wearing this very. very, VERY revealing black dress to the 2016 AMA's. The gown was from Saudi Arabian-born, based in Australia, designer Yousef Akbar. The dress had UBER high slits held together by hope and a prayer...and gold safety pins. The slits went so high that they revealed the fact that she was not wearing underwear. Ayyy Mija! 

Ariana Grande in Alexander McQueen: Ariana wore this top and pants look from Alexander McQueen. I thought she looked mature and still sexy. There was nothing too Hoochie, cheap or tacky. I like her in those tuxedo-striped pants and the lace bustier was quite pretty. I also love that those tacky black platform heels were HIDDEN from sight!

Bella Thorne in Anthony Franco and Natori: Actress/singer Bella Thorne wore this black jacket and cropped skinny pants from Anthony Franco and bra from Natori. I have no issues with the outfit; I think it's modern, fresh and chic. And I do LOVE those strappy heels! But...that red-and-green ombre hair and that DOUCHEY face-and-hand gesture: Not-so-Mucheey. No. No. And No.

Idina Menzel: Idian Menzel wore this see through black netting and sequin gown to the 2016 AMA's. At first, I thought : "Why?". I am no a big fan of this trend of the undergarments/leotard being seeing under the gown. This is so tacky Miss USA pageant from 2013. I know that Couturiers such as Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad were doing this seasons ago and now, all of a sudden it's caught the red carpet trend but PLEASE NO!!! I beg you! I think Ms. Menzel looked silly. She can do better.


Miss America 2017 Janine Shields: I normally have a chuckle at the fact that the Latino music awards shows like Latin GrammysPremios Tu Mundo and Premios Juventud (to name a few) always have a hunch of beauty pageant contestants/winners walking the red carpet. But, here we are at the 2016 American Music Awards and "Miss America 2017" Janine Shields from Arkansas, is walking the red carpet! (so shut my mouth!). OK, for a pageant gal, she looked modern, nice and non "Pageant Betty". There were no crystals and (thank goodness!), no tacky Stripper Platform Heels! So...I give Janine (and her stylist) points!

Bebe Rexha: Singer Bebe Rexha wore this animal printed dress accompanied with knee-high boots. The dress featured a very plunging neckline (naturally!) and super high side front slit (naturally, part 2!). Straight men probably thought she looked "HOT!" and sexy but I thought she looked Tacky-licious. This would be a cute maxi dress without the plunging neckline and super high slit...and with gold sandals and a big straw hat...while on a cruise to the Bahamas. But not for the AMA's.

Lauren Giraldo: OK, first of all, I had to Google who the lovely young woman was because I had no idea (I am too old and not "with it", I guess). Lauren Giraldo is an 18 year-old Vine sensation and somehow she thought it was cute to wear a golden leotard and nude tulle overskirt as her 2016 American Music Awards red carpet outfit. Someone should have told her that this was A) Not Las Vegas, and B) She was not auditioning for the Folie Bergere in Paris. I still have no clue as to what her talent is and why she is "famous" on Vine, but she is pretty and I do love her gold strappy heels. Maybe that's all you need.

Z LaLa: Oh, how much do I love me some Z LaLa. She's a singer best known for singing in NINETEEN different languages, according to Wikipedia. She's also known for her eccentric style and Lady Gaga-like ensembles. What she wore at the 2016 American Music Awards this past weekend was no exception. Z LaLa wore a black latex cone bra, quarterback shouldered dress with black see-though illusion netting top. Two words: YASSS KWEEN.

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