Hot or Hot Mess VMAs Edition: The Bad, The Worse and The Ugly
Having not watched the VMAs this year, I suggested doing a “Good, Bad and Ugly” post for this week’s Hot or Hot Mess. Upon looking over the pictures from the event, I have not found a single outfit that I really, really like. Not one. So instead of applauding outfits that I would only class as okay, I have decided that today we are going to examine the whole hot mess that was fashion at the VMAs this year. It’s a circus of bland, boring and trying-far-too-hard. Okay, Beyonce looked nice but not wow. Selena Gomez’ dress was…interesting and Adele looked… alright. And I’m ashamed to say I actually liked Rebecca Black’s outfit (once I’d gotten over the fact that Rebecca Black, Rebecca Black! was at the VMAs) But hey, bad outfits are much more fun. Here are some of the… let’s go with most noteble outfits from the VMAs…
Let’s start, because we have to, with Lady Gaga. I’ve gotta say, I’m impressed. After the meat dress, it’s always going to be hard to trump something so incredibly fascinating and gross at the same time. So she decided to go for cross dressing. And was surprisingly convincing. Gaga spent the evening as her alter-ego, Jo Calderone, in Brooks Brothers pants, a white shirt, Dior Homme jacket and short black wig. Not gonna lie, as weird as this is, I kinda like it.
Next up, Nicki Minaj. What the heck is this? Did she fall into a toy store covered in super glue? While operating on a cartoon character? I don’t even know where to start with this. Let’s move on…
Katy Perry wore a whole trunk-full of strange outfits for the VMAs this year. There was the geisha-style blue dress, complete with parasol, the odd, high-necked partially-sheer purple dress, the school-teacher-esque skirt and blouse combo (made less formal by a big cube hat…) and finally the sparkly mini dress (the only outfit I vaguely liked). I don’t know about you, but this Gaga-Minaj-Perry weird-outfit-competitiveness thing is just getting old now. I would say Gaga wins out of the three though, for originality.
Other outfits that just don’t quite hit the spot include Justin Beiber’s snake-leopard-glasses-red jeans combo (which I both hate and like at the same time, a feeling I believe is probably synonymous with Beibz himself) and Britney’s Moschino combo. I kinda like the dress itself, and her hair looked amazing. But the belt and boots just made it look a little… trashy. And black is just a bit blah. I would have liked to have seen something more exciting from the Princess of Pop.
So, which were your favourite hot messes from the VMAs?