The fun award season is upon us. First off there were the TCA and now the most iconic music awards of the year: the MTV Video Music Awards. They are distinguished by the random moments and crazy events that have marked the history of the ceremony. Everyone always expects the unexpected and as anticipated they delivered, from wardrobe malfunction to a little bit of twerking. And let’s not forget the amazing fashion statements.
I absolutely loved how someway the looks took us back to the 90’s. First off upcoming artist Charli XCX performed during the red carpet with a feather cover up that just screamed Cher Horowitz. Following was Katy Perry who honored Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s 2001 all denim ensemble. The difference? This time Katy left it to Versace to design the custom made gown. To finalize the “throwback-fashion” Mrs. Amber Rose dared channel Rose McGowan 1999 look from Laura Dewitt that left very little to the imagination. Is it me or are we going back to the Clueless years? Yes please!
On the other hand, profuse stars choose classic all black looks. Some of these included Miley Cyrus, Kendall Jenner, Becky G and the cast of Orange Is The New Black. All of them looked stunning in the infinite color. Going the other way Rita Ora decided to go all red in a Jessica Rabbit gown that made her look voluptuous and sensual.
By now you may be guessing why the article is titled All hail the Queen right? Well personally there was one look that stole the show. It was so astonishing that it deserved a special tribute. The fit, the color, the fabric it was just perfection. It was non-other than Jennifer Lopez who wore a silver jaw-dropping Charbel Zoe dress. She was officially the queen of the red carpet. The cutout shimmering gown was simply spectacular. Now the real question is what was Casper Smart (also present at the VMA’s) thinking the whole night?
What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you see the word power? We usually think about super heroes and all their special abilities to do the impossible. If we mix that with the female figure you instantly have Wonder Woman with super stamina and flying powers that could take here anywhere in seconds. Well, since she’s not your usual lady Puerto Rican designer Stella Nolasco didn’t think this would be a good blend so she chose to present her Autumn/ Winter 2012 collection representing beauty as the ultimate power. If you come to think about it beauty represents glamour and gorgeousness which equals strength that turns into power. She presented her collection “Beauty is My Power” at the Ritz Carlton Hotel & Casino.
Her inspiration went from mythical characters that represented what beauty could attain to far away princesses in their kingdoms waiting for Prince Charmin to cross their path. After the exquisite cocktail the main doors opened to the public. With no ordinary catwalk the room was decorated in hand made chairs floating in the center and precious chandeliers. The runway had an oval shape that rounded the entire room while in the middle you had the feeling of a castle bundled with all its fragments. Chairs, garden ornaments, jewelry boxes where among the article that you could regard and make your own little story of what the designer was going to show you and her story of beauty.
Once the models started coming out in long extravagant gowns you could see all the details from the garments to the hair to the accessories each one of them was transmitted. All the models came out bearing different variations of braided hairstyles which was very ancient and royal like. On top of those exquisite braided styles most of them had delicate and refined head pieces with jewels and stones. Also most of them hadHollywoodglamorous glasses. The garments were very womanly and represented strength in all its potential. Some of the models walked down the runway with words on their bodies painted on with red lipstick saying ‘I Love Stella’. The entire collection had a variety of color but most of all they were all very feminine ensembles in different styles. The designer had her big finale with a wedding gown and a groom. The story related completely until the happy ending. I am a true believer in happy fairytale endings and she brought it all to the table.