Sunday, September 7, 2008

MTV Video Music Awards: best of the red carpet

Wow, was it really just a year ago when Britney's abysmal VMA performance had us all in "shock and aww" over how far the pop icon had fallen? Well, last night's awards proved without a doubt that, to paraphrase a recent hit, "Britney's back, bitch." Kudos to La Spears not only for taking home three statues (Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, and Video of the Year for "Piece of Me"), but for looking fabulous while she did it. And Britney wasn't alone in her stylish appeal; we'd like to highight our favorite "fashion do's" of the evening.

Ashlee Simpson: If Angelina and Gwen plan on having any more kids, they're going to have to step their maternity style up a notch, because mama-to-be Ashlee S. was looking absolutely divine on last night's red carpet. Her draped jersey gown was mommy-appropriate without looking the least bit sloppy, and her auburn locks and dramatic eye makup were the perfect finishing touch.

Christina Aguilera: After rocking the 40s-pinup-girl look for a couple of years, it's clear that Ms. Aguilera is ready to get in touch with her edgy side again. We love the way the shape and accents of the dress highlight her figure, and she wrapped up the look beautifully with out-to-there eyelashes, pale pink gloss and platinum blond bangs. We can't wait to see what kind of album this reinvention portends!

Miley Cyrus: After seeing her wrapped up in floor-length gowns and slathered with makeup on previous red carpets, it's so refreshing to see this teen queen actually looking like a teen. Her sequined vintage-inspired dress is youthful and fun, and the subtle hair and makeup definitely leave her looking more "Disney Channel" than "Lifetime Channel." Plus, she's clearly having a great time.

So whose looks didn't make the mark? Stay tuned ...

(Hat tip: FabSugar)

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