Tuesday, November 25, 2014

2014-AMA Red Carpet Review

LogoEditor-in-Chief: Sonya LaRae

Senior Editor: Leah Leslie

Article by: Erin Cortez- Certified Image Consultant & Fashion/Style Reporter

LaPazions, so as you all are well aware the stars came out in a big way to rock the AMA’s (American Music Awards). Needless to say the carpet was void of any of our heavy hitters like Rihanna, BeyoncĂ©, Katy Perry and several others!

I want to move right into our first look which was Jennifer Lopez, she rocked a Champaign  colored dress by Reem Acra:Jennifer LopezJennifer just knows what works with her particular body-type. I love how she isn’t afraid to show her curves and to just be the celeb we expect her to be. Now let’s not get on her performance with Iggy, I have to say we don’t know if she thought she had to get turnt up because of Jessie J or, that maybe she felt like she is the oldest doll on the stage but needless to say we didn’t feel “booty.”

Okay, we see that Selena Gomez is bringing on a grown and sexier image and that performance was down right depressing “The Heart wants what it wants.” I loved her look on and off stage but, honey get your life and stop the drama:Selena Gomez Selena looked elegant and we love this Giorgio Armani Prive gown. I loved it on the runway and it looked even better on her with the small adjustments that they made so the gown would hang correctly on her small frame.

Nicki Minaj looked very nice and well put together. Hey do you all remember the crazy Nicki with the wacky outfits and hair? Well LaPazions your girl has grown up and I think she’s taking her image very seriously. For both of her, performances she kept the look more polished and sexy we love this new direction (side note: only thing she needs to stop looking and acting as if someone stole her puppy or her crazy and is making her be mature in her style):Nicki Minaj

We know that all Disney stars want to break the goody goody image and we guess that Zendaya Coleman isn’t any different. Her team decided it would be a great idea for the young starlet to rock Georgine; which is great and we like that she wants to be uniquely herself but, every time we turn this girl is rocking a bathing suit top of sorts. I think its time to hire a new stylist and give Zendaya her own image, not so contrived and fake:Zendaya

Pause is this Rita Ora? Yes honey this young songstress is making style moves in this killer yellow Zack Posen gown. We don’t know exactly how she sat down in it but it was definitely saying a whole lot of something. Only thing I didn’t care for was her hair which was neat but, I didn’t feel it added to much to her look and she needed a little more warmth in her face with her makeup:Rita OraOLD LADY ALERT!! Yup I said it and I’ll stick by it sorry.. Heidi Klum in Versace did nothing with this look and the hemline wasn’t her friend and it made her look like she was chasing her youth and she attended the wrong event. I know you’re throwing your shoes at me right now but, I have to call it as I see it:Heidi KlumI don’t know who this young woman is nor do I know what exactly she was going for with this look but, OMG Nicki and Skylar Grey’s performance was great. I absolutely loved her voice but, this thug wanna-be look did nothing for us and we just thought hello Skylar the 90’s called and they want this look back:Skylar GreyI’m sorry those Jenner girls need to go to school, because anyone who cannot get the Designer right who is lending your look to you needs to sit down somewhere quickly. Then on top of everything Kendall is the new face of Estee Lauder.. Hello!! I guess the brand needs a younger dumber generation?:Kendall Je nnerKylie JennerThank goodness big sister Khloe Kardashian was there to try and clean up things. Khloe looked fabulous in her Versus Versace dress and it was hugging her perfectly!! This has to be by far one of my favorite Kardashian’s and I think she is just real and brings her own sense of style and being to each and every look:Khloe KardashianJust something random here, UM is Jessie J and Luke James and item?:Jessie J and Luke JamesNotice how low his hand is on her and we also saw them inside the venue sitting with each other and she also made sure to come by and brush him when she performed Bang-Bang and killed it!! Just saying if you all have more tea on these two please don’t hesitate to spill it..LOL!

I have to be totally honest with you all here. I loved Mary J. Blige look on the red carpet this Mark Zunino gown was saying something. Mary hasn’t looked so good and the makeup and hair was on point but, what happened to her for her performance? I thought the look was all wrong as well as the song choice it was just down hill all the way:Mary J BLige

Sparks flew when Jordan Sparks hit the carpet.. Jordan let me be the first to tell you a breakup looks Fabulous on you. Honey we know Jason was sitting somewhere kicking himself over and over again as gorgeous and sexy as she looked:Jordin SparksJordan went with this beautiful metallic number by Halston Heritage and the color just complimented her so well and the cut was amazing and flattering all the way!!

Honey it all about Meghan Trainor and we love how she rocked Ted Baker very fresh and fem: Meghan TrainerI only have two criticisms to make with Meghan. 1st: she needs to work on her poses to take away from her legs. 2nd: I wish they would style her hair a little more and maybe put a little wave in it to make her look a little softer. All and all we love you Meghan and let them know your curves are fabulous and flawless!

Wow, is that Fergie on the red carpet? I haven’t seen her in so long but, she looks great and is ready to regain her spot in this business. I can tell she hasn’t been in the game for a minute because, her performance had a few glitches and her dancing wasn’t as tight as normal but, Fergie she is BACK:Fergie

LaPazions, I have to tell you this red carpet this year was a little tame if I may say so and it didn’t have the big wow moment for me. I cannot say there was just one person that just took my breath away or made me want to just do flips but, all and all it was a good red carpet. The show on the other hand I have to tell you, I’m going to need Rihanna, BeyoncĂ© or Justin Timberlake to come out with new music to bring the bang we’re so clamoring for cause, this show just lacked the excitement level.

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