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2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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H.B.I.C. :: Ring Leader Adriana Lima.

Last night was the broadcast of one of my favorite annual events in fashion: The 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show!

Every year, I tune in a gawk at the beauties walking the runway. There’s not a lot to say about the event other than that it was one of the best VS shows I’ve seen in years, maybe even the best yet! But what’s the point in saying anything when the images say it all.

The only thing I do need to add is just how excited I was, right out the gate, when Adriana Lima opened the show and the Circus segment of the show walking to (my all time favorite band) The Doors’ Break on Through (to the other side) playing as the rest of the angels followed. Lingerie and The Doors… my heaven.

CIRCUS

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DANGEROUS LIAISONS

Rhianna – “Diamonds”

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CALENDAR GIRLS

Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”

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Was I the only one singing “Your Girl For All Seasons” from Grease 2 during this segment? … Yeah, I thought I was. I’m pretty sure I’m the only person who has seen Grease 2.

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Justin Beiber Performance

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“As Long As You Love Me” – Aucustic

PINK BALL

Justin Beiber – “Beauty and the Beat”

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SILVER SCREEN ANGELS

Bruno Mars – “Young Girls”

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ANGELS IN BLOOM

Rhianna – “Fresh Off The Runway”

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I will try to go back a label all models. Photos: CBS and Vogue.

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2012 MTV VMAs

Ugh. What a terrible way to start off a year of award show coverage. The fashion on display at tonight’s VMAs was absolutely atrocious and the performances were just as bad. There’s no way to ease into this (that’s what she said) so here we go. Red carpet fashion first then, “highlights” from the show.

THE WORST DRESSED

P!nk, Zoe Saldana, Demi Lovato

Pink, Zoe Saldana and Demi Lovato were the least offensive of the offensive dressers. Bad but not absolutely horrible. Pink, This looks hot and not good-hot; sweaty, smelly hot. Zoe’s dress actually doesn’t look all that bad in this photo, in fact, it looks pretty good. However, during the show, when she was introducing a performance the dress looked like an absolute mess. Demi. IDK what to say. This doesn’t completely suck… but it sucks all the same.

Jessica Szohr, Nicki Minaj, Regina Spektor, Maria Menounos

Jessica – What is this? I do know it’s horrid. Did you cut those slits yourself? Nicki – I know you’re all about being a “character” but this looks like a rejected Spider-man costume. Regina – You look like an awkward 8th grader at the school dance. Maria – No. Just, no.

2012 USA Olympics Gymnastics team and Swimmer Missy Franklin

Who let our Olympians dress themselves? Everyone looks horrible… and manish… I don’t care, I said it.

Jersey Shore cast members

Some of the cast of The Jersey Shore… ’nuff said. Ok, Pauly D looks good (from the forehead down)… Ronnie, Sammie and Deena all look like they are attending the same 8th grade dance as Regina Spektor. Poor Vinnie looks like he’s dressing as Michael Jackson for Halloween.

THE ABSOLUTE WORST DRESSED

Miley Cyrus

The absolute WORST dressed of the night was Pink… I’m sorry, Morticia Adams… nope, sorry again, Miley Cyrus. The best looking thing about Miley is Liam Hemsworth and he’s not in these pictures.

Ok.. enough of the bad (and unfortunately there was far too much of it tonight) Onto the Good!

THE BEST DRESSED

Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Taylor Swift

Katy Perry – normally, I doubt this wouldve made my Best list but tonight, it was one of the few that didn’t reek of tastelessness. Ke$ha – Yes! Kesha is included in my Best list. She looks good… for her. Taylor Swift – I like the white suit. It looks good. Unfortunately it’s tainted with her desperation to be a Kennedy.

Yeah, thats it for the Best Dressed. 3 people. However I do have a tie for The Absolute Best Dressed:

THE ABSOLUTE BEST DRESSED

Rhianna

Rhianna looked absolutely fab. Love this crisp, white greek goddess look.

Emma Watson

EMMA WATSON!!! My favorite for the night (and most nights). I can’t wait to see Miss Watson in Perks of Being a Wallflower. I think this dress is young and fun and totally appropriate for the night.

Now, before we move onto the show, I need to address something:

Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose

If you’re still carrying the baby, as in pregnant like Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa, its ok to “bring” your baby to an award show, especially if you look as good as these two did. HOWEVER, if you are carrying that kid in your arms, GET A BABY SITTER. Damn. And come on… both Alicia and Swizz looked stupid on the red carpet. Especially Alicia in this horrible, horrible gown; she looks like she’s marrying the Tin Man.

One with the show…

Kevin Hart hosted this year’s VMAs. Now, Kevin Hart is hysterical! So I naturally figured he’d be a fantastic host for the night’s events. I was wrong. He spent too much time trying to make “real” points like how Kristen Stewart shouldn’t be judged for making a mistake and how Chris Brown and Drake would stop fighting. You know, the realest of real issues. It was a waste of time.

Rhianna opened the show with a performance of Cockiness. The only thing I thought was great about her performance was how into the audience she got, right in the crowd. Until I realized, throughout the show, how EVERYONE was getting in the middle of the audience… it became weird and a little uncomfortable.

One Direction’s Thats What Makes You Beautiful won for Best Pop Video. They picked up a few moonmen tonight including Best New Artist.

Pink’s performance wasn’t amazing but compared to the others it was probably the best of the night… which is really strange. Not as strange as the fact that Pink has people buying her music for over 12 years now. I did like the dancing lip ladies and Pink’s lips swing.

Chris Brown won Best Male Video for Turn Up The Music. He accepted with his ridiculous and not a bit sexy or excusable white and blue-bangs hair.

Frank Ocean’s performance was HORRIBLE! Everyone was talking about how he “stole the show”. The only thing he stole was time from everyone who witnessed his performance of Thinkin’ ‘Bout You.

Hey! Who has two thumbs and can’t stand Rashida Jones OR Andy Sanberg?!

Ugh… the worst. They are both so painful to watch. They were presenting the award for Best Hip Hop Video.

Drake and Lil Wayne won and for some reason Nicki Minaj and two other gentlemen had to join them in accepting their statue. It is at this moment when I began to rewind the cut to Rhianna over and over and over because i’m pretty freaking sure she mouths “I fucking hate that asshole”. If you have it on your DVR or OnDemand or if you change the channel to MTV it’s probably on, check it out and let me know what you think.

I also think she and Katy Perry were talking shit the entire show about everyone and loving every minute of it.

Ya know, they really just don’t make boy bands like they used to. Moping about on stage… where’s the sick moves guys? You aint got shit on Justin! What?! They are total little cuties though. If I were 13 I’d be lovin’ that!

Nicki Minaj’s Starships won for Best Female Video. Every time I hear her speak, I find her more and more annoying, sad and off-putting. I love many of her songs; can’t stand her. And why the hell does she require a two man escort to the stage?

Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz performed. It was lame. And Weezy needs to never not wear sunglasses; his eyes are creepy as fuck. A very messy performance. A skateboard? (The side-by-side pic of Lil Wayne and Donnie from The Wild Thornberries, that’s starting to circulate, is spot on.)

I’m pretty sure Emma Watson was wasted when she introduced Green Day with her Perks of Being a Wallflower costar, Ezra Miller. She looked a little stumble-y.

Not enough rock stars OD anymore. Now they stick around way too long and make progressively shittier and shittier music. This was the perfect place in the show to take a bathroom break without pausing my DVR since we’ve all heard this song before; for the last 17 years.

Alicia Keys performed Girl on Fire and was shockingly bad. She was awful. What happened to that 18 year old musical wonder-girl who gave us all a reason to believe in neo-soul?

Rhianna won the biggest award of the night, Video of the Year for We Found Love. … I do like that song and video…

… and then THAT happened. Was it really necessary to include the spoken break-down in the middle? It’s awkwardly placed and completely unnecessary on the track but in a live setting now? Ridic. I love the outfit though. Ascetically it was ok but, ugh, this girl…

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Complete list of nominees and winners

Video of the Year
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
*WINNER: Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”

Best New Artist
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
*WINNER: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
The Wanted, “Glad You Came”

Best Pop Video
*WINNER: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”

Best Female Video
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Katy Perry, “Part of Me”
Beyoncé, “Love on Top”
*WINNER: Nicki Minaj, “Starships”
Selena Gomez & The Scene, “Love You Like a Love Song”

Best Male Video
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
*WINNER: Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Usher, “Climax”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, “Heartbeat”
*WINNER: Drake feat. Lil Wayne, “HYFR”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, “Mercy”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, “Beez in the Trap”

Best Video With a Message
*WINNER: Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper”
Rise Against, “Ballad of Hollis Brown”
Kelly Clarkson, “Dark Side”
Gym Class Heroes, “The Fighter”
K’Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, “Is Anybody Out There?”
Lil Wayne, “How to Love”

Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
*WINNER: Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close”
Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”
Martin Solveig, “The Night Out”
Avicii, “Le7els”

Best Rock Video
*WINNER: Coldplay, “Paradise”
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
Linkin Park, “BURN IT DOWN”
Jack White, “Sixteen Saltines”
Imagine Dragons, “It’s Time”

Best Art Direction
*WINNER: Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”
Regina Spektor, “All the Rowboats”
Of Monsters & Men, “Little Talks”

Best Choreography
*WINNER: Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
Beyoncé, “Countdown”
Avicii, “Le7els”
Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull, “Dance Again”

Best Cinematography
*WINNER: M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Adele, “Someone Like You”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess of China”
Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”

Best Direction
*WINNER: M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess of China”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Watch the Throne, “Otis”

Best Editing
*WINNER: Beyoncé, “Countdown”
A$AP Rocky, “Goldie”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, “Mercy”

Best Visual Effects
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, “Turn Me On”
Linkin Park, “BURN IT DOWN”
*WINNER: Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”

2011 Grammy Awards

Yesterday, I bought the boyfriend’s Valentine’s Day gifts and while I was out, I saw the cutest white Rampage sunglasses. I picked them up and put them down twice and went home without them. All night and all this morning, all I could think about where those sunglasses… I had to make them mine! So I went back today and bought them! I love them! So retro and so adorable.

White Sunglasses – Rampage
Green Cape Sweater – Old Navy
Skinny Jeans – Old Navy (Diva)
White Los Angeles T-Shirt
Sally Hansen Nail Polish – Jumpin’ Jade

I’m really excited because I recently came across a totally adorable, totally genius way to make your own sunglasses display/organizer and I am excited to make mine and show you all how you can make your own! -Instructions and pics coming soon!

Tonight were the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, and I absolutely love The Grammys! Here’s my breakdown of some of the night’s winners, performances and of course, the red carpet fashion!!

Let’s start with the Red Carpet Fashion! Here are some of my favorites!

Lady Gaga arrived in an egg. She was in a “creative embryonic state”.
Ok, because it’s you, Gaga, I’ll let this go…

This is what she was wearing throughout the event however.
(Including her buns of plastic.)

Amber Riley. This girl seems to always look amazing!
The detailing on the dress was painted on! Love it!

I hate J.Lo. I loved her whole look tonight though.
Mirrored dress, heels and bag! So adorable!

Hayley Williams of Paramore. I don’t like her dress, but her makeup looked fab!
The green eyeshadow really went well with her bright and brazen red hair tone.

Katy Perry looked gorgeous! and her Grandma, Anne, had a bejeweled cane!
The bust of the dress was mirrored like JLo’s get-up! I just Love Katy no matter what.

Mumford & Sons. I really wanted these guys to win Best New Artist.
So adorable, I can’t get enough of these guys!

Kim Kardashian, looking amazing. I loved this dress and her neutral heels.

Keri Hilson looked fabulous! -Pretty Girl!

Kelly Osbourne. Love Love Love her dress!
I’ve always loved Kelly, but recently she has just come into her own as a fashionista!
I can’t get enough Kelly!

Nicki Minaj. Always an interesting look.
Head-to-toe leopard print!

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Every time the cameras cut to Nicole in the audience, she looked like she was having a ball!
I love Nicole!

Selena Gomez. I love this dress! Love it!
Even though I don’t know much about this Disney Princess.

And Nikki Sixx was there… so here’s a picture because I love him.
I was totally diggin’ his metallic nail polish.

SOME OF THE WORST!!!!!!

Ciara… not sure why she was even there. Gross.

Lea Michelle… Obnoxious as always… and I hate her dress as usual.

Miley Cyrus. If she would just admit she was stoned off her ass when she picked this,
I’d forgive her.

Here are some of the night’s highlights:

The Aretha Franklin tribute that opened the show was lame. The best part was Christina Augilera busting her ass on stage at the end. Problem? There was a wide angle shot at that moment and most viewers missed it.

Best Pop Duo/Group – Train “Hey Soul Sister”

Ricky Martin wore the gayest pants I’ve ever seen.

Lady Gaga performed her new single “Born This Way’…. I love LG, but it sounds an awful lot like Madonna’s “Express Yourself”…. just sayin….

Lenny Kravitz, who is still looking sexy, introduced Muse…
I’ve never liked Muse. I’ve hated hearing them on the radio…
However, this does happen to me from time to time, after I see a band perform,
I sometimes like them….


I now like Muse. Plus, I was totally diggin’ the sparkley jackets!
I also loved the social commentary about rising tuition prices in the UK
and all the monitor and light effects.

The Bruno Mars, B.O.B and Janelle Monae performance was amazing! I want Bruno Mars to rerelease his single in the classic style in which he performed it tonight! loved it!

Usher performed with Justin Beiber and Will Smith’s kid….
What happened to Ludacris and Lil John?
At this rate, I’m guessing he’ll be recording with The Wiggles & Yo Gabba Gabba cast next.

Best Pop Vocal went to Lady Gaga…. Duh.

Mumford & Sons (who I adore!) gave an amazing performance with Avett Brothers and Bob Dylan. The stage looked beautiful, like an old theatre. I loved it.
Bob Dyaln is an american poet and songwriting genius/legend…
sounded like he could use a Ricola… more so than usual.

Katy Perry gave a wonderful performance. It was beautiful and perfect for Valentine’s day.
It was so incredibly sweet, I cried. Pictures from her wedding were being displayed
on her very long train as she was suspended on a sparkley swing.


She jumped off to perform Teenage Dream surrounded by hearts! LOVE KATY!
and I love sparkles!

Rhianna, Eminem, and Dr. Dre’s performance was awesome!
Love Dr. Dre and I’m happy to hear he’s coming back, at least for one album.

Song of The Year went to Lady Antebellum.

Best New Artist – Esperanza Spalding. ??? I’m going to have to check out her album.

Mick Jagger performed….
He didn’t die, so that’s awesome.

Barbara… Barbara… she looked like pudding. gross.
I’m usually eye-to-eye with you gays. I’ve often said I am gay man trapped in a woman’s body… I don’t get it… She’s a legend… ok…

Best Rap Album – “Recovery” Eminem

Ok, Mark Anthony and J.Lo were presenting or announcing someone…
I don’t remember which… all I remember was how awkward it was.
It seemed like he was wasted and she was annoyed because of it.
Then he was annoyed with her bossiness to take over….
Divorce? I’m putting my bet in: Yes.

Arcade Fire performed and then won Album of the Year for “The Suburbs.”
I’m going to have to check them out to… I’ve never really listened to their stuff, but I loved their performance. Reminiscent of The Clash + The Ramones+ The White Stripes.

***The Ramones were also awarded a lifetime achievement award along with
Dolly Parton (who I also love) and others.*** Yay Ramones!

While we are the note of Legendary groups receiving accolade tonight,
The Beatles even won a Grammy! Best Historical Album for the digitally remastered box set. ♥ my Beatles.

And that’s about it.

AMA Red Carpet & Beauty Bargains

Tonight were the American Music Awards… and I can’t resist a Red Carpet… *insert Ginger joke here*… So here are a some of what I thought were the best and worst looks.

Lets just get to it and start with some of The Worst ensembles.

Avril Lavigne (why are you here?),
Nicki Minaj (Ok, we get it. You can be the Rap Gaga),
and Ke$ha (Not that Ke$ha ever dresses well).

… and her makeup was ridiculous… I love that she goes for it though.
In fact, I really really hate to admit it. and I fought it,
but I love Ke$ha… maybe not quite love yet.
-She still dresses horrible-

Oh, what an adorable dress on Miley…
Hang on, did she get a roll of toilet paper stuck in the back of her panties?
No, it’s just an ugly, unnecessary, obnoxious train… on her mini dress.

Some of The Good looks that I liked:

Jenny McCarthy lookin’ fab.
Rhianna, R&B Favorite Female Artist Winner, looked great.
Kelly Osbourne in Dior. Her hair looks kind of stiff though.

I personally, don’t particularly care for Miss Swift,
but her look was fantastic. I love how Mod and Sparkely it all is!
She also won Country Favorite Female Artist.

But my personal pick for Best Dressed is Katy Perry!!!

Her dress is Badgley Mischka and her heels are Brian Atwood.
Her look is all amazing.

The makeup was beautiful too!
I love how cute and feminine Katy looked.
I do ♥ Katy.
(I didn’t want to for so long… but I do.)

Oh, and let me not forget to mention the anticipated NKOTBSB performance.
The New Kids on the Block and The Backstreet Boys teamed up. So. Feel free to watch. It was a medley/remix of multiple songs from both groups. Notes were missed. Breathing was heavy. and whats even more sad, is that NKOTB totally showed up BSB. And they’re way older. I wont get into that pathetic excuse for a dance breakdown… all I’ll say is *NSYNC would have hit that sh*t!

I stopped by Walgreens tonight and ran into a few Beauty Bargains! I was super excited!

  • I picked up a Neutogena Mineral Sheer Concealer Kit.- #05 Fair- I this stuff; it covers so well. It’s light and smooth. The “kit” has two steps. The First is the cream concealer and the Second in the translucent setting powder. -$7.19 SALE
  • Rimmel London Stay Matte Clarifying Matte Foundation – #102 Warm Ivory- This foundation has a small amount of salicylic acid and other botanical extracts to help clear skin. It’s a little thick, but the Matte finish is perfect for shows. Usually my stage makeup causes me to breakout after being under the lights, so I hope this will help. -$3.99 SALE
  • Rimmel London Eye Shadow Trio in #407 Dark Angel, soon to be discontinued. I’m a eye shadow addict so I couldn’t resist. -$2.79 SALE
  • I also picked up a bottle of Sinful Colours nail polish. It’s black with blue sparkles called “What’s Your Name”. This brand is always $1.99 at Walgreens. (I ALWAYS use Sally Hansen’s Hard As Nails nail growth base coat and Sally Hansen’s Super Shine Top Coat so I don’t mind spending $2 on a cheap polish… I like having a large variety at home at my disposal.)

Here’s how the polish looks. You can’t really see the blue sparkles. 😦

I also picked up the December issue of InStyle.
I can’t wait to really read through it.