The VMAs: The Good, The Bad, & The Miley…


Like most of America last night, I tuned into the MTV Video Music Awards.  Just uttering the acronym “VMA” transports me back to high school where my girlfriends and I would hold countdowns, host viewing parties, fuel up on Surge, and eat some serious junk food, all while wearing our best boy-band apparel (cough, N*Sync…).   Back then, we knew 99% of the celebs in attendance, when they were born, their favorite color, and “the last time they cried” thanks to publications like Teen Beat Magazine (okay, so it sounds creepy, but in this Twitter-driven age I can tell you what people are having for lunch, where they are eating, and whether they enjoyed it… doesn’t sound so bad now, does it?)

What I’m trying to say is that the 14 year old me is very different from the me that watched it last night.  After only making it through the first hour – in part because I was sufficiently disturbed and part exhausted –  I can unequivocally say that I. am. old.  Where are the boy bands? the frosted tips? the denim tuxedos? Not only am I borderline lost with who some of these people are, I felt kind of violated by former Disney star, Miley Cyrus.  That girl just booked a one way ticket to Bynes-Spears-Lohan-ville – a lovely little town between “No One Gets Me” and “I’m Fine, I Swear.”

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Nothing to see here y’all, just grindin’ and twerkin’ with my foam finger.

It’s safe to say that the reaction of the Smith family was mutual…

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Moving on to perhaps the most glorious, and highly anticipated moment of national television: a (110 second) N*Sync reunion.  After Miley brought us to hell and back with her performance, the clouds parted as JT took the stage and single handedly restored our faith in entertainment.  For a minute, I thought I was watching the 20/20 Tour and everyone else were just fans and bizarre opening acts.  The “President of Pop” (as dubbed by one of my best friends) brought me home, so to speak.  He metaphorically built a bridge to my teeny-bopper past and I ran over it, put butterfly clips in my hair, and stayed there for a solid 15 minutes squealing with pure bliss. Thanks, JT and Co.

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Magic. 

One more thing – Taylor Swift.  Girl, you rocked it.  Could she have been more stunning last night? The answer is a huge no.  She captured old Hollywood glamour perfectly from shiny finger curls a la Marilyn, to that amazing navy blue Herve Leger by Max Azria gown, to her signature bright red, sassy lip.

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Exquisite!  

Honorable mention goes to Allison Williams of Girls and The Mindy Project.  She looked beautious in a creamy-white Valentino mini.  Her makeup was flawless and I loved how she swept her hair back to showcase that pretty face.  Fun fact: she also went to Yale – smart is sexy, right?  Ashton Kutcher would be proud.

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Who was your style crush on the red carpet?

XO 

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Lindsay Lohan Tries to Make Fetch Happen on Oprah…


If you’re anything like me, Sunday nights can get a little chaotic.  Laundry needs to be folded, those two dirty dishes seemed to have multiplied into twenty overnight, and juusttt as you’re about to hop into bed, the pup has mustered enough energy to spend the next 30 minutes running around the house in a fit of “zoomies.”  Chaos is all relative, though, when you’re Lindsay Lohan.

 Just four days after resurfacing from her sixth rehab stint, LiLo sat down with the talk show queen for Oprah’s Next Chapter special which aired last night.  Now, sitting down with Oprah as a general rule is a brave move.  These “tell-all casual conversations” can usually go one of 2 ways for celebs: a triumphant comeback complete with a spot on some best-dressed list and a new ad campaign for a product they only ever seem to use as a result of that silly contract thing OR it can be a complete social slaying a la Lance Armstrong and that whole Tom Cruise couch incident.

For me, this segment showcased the best Lindsay Hollywood has seen in years.

Remember this?

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Or how about this lovely treasure?

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Well, last night Lohan looked like this:

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The fashionista in me just wants to say a few things about her appearance – First, can I just give a quick standing O for not having to witness those ridiculous, inflated, fish-like lips she’s been sporting due to excessive filler injections?  Not sure who said having a swollen face was cute, but I’m glad that she’s at least approaching normal proportions at this point.  Second, a slicked back pony was such a great choice.  At last, we can see the fresh, freckled, face we’ve been longing for since The Parent Trap (I’d be okay with bringing back the English accent, too, but then we may have some schizophrenic issues to deal with so…)

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Finally, the body-hugging Alessandro Dell’Acqua dress.  Now at first glance, I was plagued with the irony of it being orange and her having served jail time.  But once I got over that, I did appreciate the modesty of it seeing as it was Oprah and she was there to look “put-together.”  Not sure about those polka dot pumps, though (sorry, Oscar de la Renta <3) .  The outfit as a whole seems to be fitting,… it’s like it’s predicting the future by saying “I’m on the right track, but I’m still a little nutty.”

Back to the interview – Lilo’s demeanor was calm and unassuming – not erratic like we’ve seen previously.  She also was extremely candid on her addiction, claiming alcohol was her drug of choice but, that she also dabbled in cocaine use.  No surprises here.  Another notable topic was her time behind bars – she said that she “kind of wanted to go to jail” and that she basically craved chaos.   Let’s face it, whatever she says or does is going to be heavily scrutinized – hello, she’s a celebrity, its kind of what she signed up for.   I’m hoping she stays sober and continues to better herself because at the end of the day, there’s always Amanda Bynes.

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You go, Glenn Coco!

 XO

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