MORNING COFFEE-August 25, 2014-VMA’s Recap & My Best Dressed Red Carpet Picks

Good morning Bizzies!

Happy Mondaaay!  Lots goings-on over the weekend with the MTV VMA’s and the preparation for today’s Emmy Awards!  I mean, it’s red carpet and fashion up the wa-zoo hunty and I’m lovin it!!!

So, let’s get started with the VMA recap:  This year the show was host free, but was lent a helping hand by Saturday Night Live’s funny man and impressionist Jay Pharoah as well as a couple of other  hilarious, comedic moments by Jimmy Fallon and Jim Carey to keep the show rolling.  I just remembered, Jimmy Fallon with the hug cam, the high-five cam and the give the person next to you $5 cam. Lmao!!  The dances he did, in between the camera panning the audience for partakers, were so funny! Smh.  He is one naturally funny dude!!!

Okay, so the show was held at the famous Los Angeles Forum.   L.A’s previous sports complex and former home of the Los Angeles Lakers.  Opening the show was a three part performance that ended up with a ridiculously hot collabo by Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jesse J.!  They performed their single ‘Bang Bang’. This performance was the absolutely one of the best show openers ever!!! I mean, these chics PUT IT DOWN!!!  Jesse J. and Ariana Grande took it to chuuuuuch! lol  They had other female artist (Rita Ora) with their mouths wide open in awe!!!

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Usher performed shortly after and his performance was, eh.  I wasn’t moved. His dancers were sick though.  I wish he would’ve done’ Good Kisser’ instead of his new song, ‘She Came to Give it to You’, featuring Nicki Minaj. Smh.

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Anyhoo, where was Drake and Rihanna??

The next high light of the night was Iggy Azalea featuring Rita Ora.  I thought Iggy performed on a whole other level yall.  She owned the stage.  If you didn’t know, she has arrived folks!  They performed her current single ‘Black Widow’  and she kiiiiilllled it!  Rita, well, in my opinion, could’ve just  sung from the back ground.  She was kind of in the way!!  She came out dressed in a catsuit cut-out number similar to Iggy and she shouldn’t have!  That’s all I’m going to say about that.

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Miley Cyrus won the Video of the Year Award and instead of going up and saying an acceptance speech she let a homeless kid go up and give a brief speech about his struggle and bring awareness to the homeless and run away epidemic here in L.A. It was touching.  Miley watched from the audience, in tears, like a proud mama dressed very respectfully for her, might I add!  It was definitely refreshing to see her this way.  Especially, after that fiasco of a performance she did last year!!  I still can’t get those images out of my head!!

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Last but not least, the best way to end the night and close a good show is with the Carters.  Beyonce, Beyonce, Beyonce, with Blue Ivy and Jay in tow!  Queen Bey proved yet again why she is the Queen of R&B, Pop and performing.  Yall, not only was her performance epic, but you throw in shots of Blue Ivy cheering her mom on and Jay being the supportive hubby in the midst of rumors that their family is falling apart and it was just a ball of emotions.  Bey won the Vanguard Award that was presented to her by Jay and Blue Ivy.  They walked up on stage right after her mini-concert.  As they approached her on stage she just started crying.  I was like, ahh sh*t here we go.  I started crying too!  lol.  I couldn’t figure out if the tears was a sign that this would be the last award show we would see the Carter’s in that light or if the tears were for Jay and Bey’s unspoken new beginning??  Either way, it was a touching moment and she referred to him as her beloved!  Awww.

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If they are not splitting, right now, I feel like it may be because she might be preggers though! She looks a bit full in the thighs to me and I feel like she wasn’t moving around the way Bey moves.  Like I know her like that! lol.  Anyhoo,  I am definitely on baby bump watch!!

Moving right along to my Red Carpet Best Dressed picks.  This year, in true VMA fashion, celebs brought there A-game.  Take a look at some of my top red carpet pick:

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Beyonce sexy in black and in this royal purple and black puffed-sleeved number.  I thought both of these looks were cute and sexy!

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J-Lo hunee, will not be out done in this uber sexy cut-out gown accessorized with abs!!!  Yaaaas!! Give it to ’em J!  The beautiful super-model Chanel Iman rockin Balmain. Look out for her shoot  in next months issue of W Magazine with Iman, Naomi Campbell and Rihanna.  Epic!!!!

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Kim K.-West and Kylie Jenner.  I loooves both of these looks.  Especially Kylie’s dress!  I would definitely rock that!

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Orange is the New Black’s Laverne Cox killed it in this assymetric, black, sparkling number. One-sleeve, high-low…give it to ’em!!  Designer Rachel Antonoff stunned in one of her own designs.  I loooves this dress!

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Alright, alright, alriiiight!  Okay, Rita, you usually end up on my Monday Madness what in the Shennanigans list, but this time you people got it right!  I’m not usually a big fan of red on the red carpet but this dress, it killin it!!  She’s givin me hot sex on a platter, but in a classy way!  Loves.  And Miley, this so works for both her… and me.  It’s a clean but edgy look.  Loves!!

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Nick Jonas, my lone gent.  I love everything about his look.  Clean, dapper, fashion forward and sexy!  Is it me, or does Nicki seem unhappy without her barbie get ups?? She seems to have less of a personality on the red carpet every since she debuted this new “normal” look.  Anyhoo, she looks great in this piece!  I loves the color and the bold print as well as her shoes and hair.  Fab!

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Ke$ha’s another one that has been on a roll with her “normal” looks on the red carpet lately.  She looks stunning and clean in this floor length beaded gown!  And look at Ms. Kelly Rowland looking all glam with her baby bump.  Gorgeous!!

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Ladies in white!!!  American Idol alums Katie Stevens and Jordan Sparks killin it in these two completely different, but sexy looks.  Katie rockin the lace, see-through, floor length gown and Jordan in a fitted number with the plunging neckline.  Loooves!

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Actress, Lucy Hale from Pretty Little Liars looks so cute in her two-piece ensemble.  The leather halter and full skirt completes a sexy, but comfortable look.  British singer/songwriter and rising star Charli XCX looks hot in this tiger strippe, one-shoulder cat suit.  I’m not sure if this look could have been pulled off by anyone else, but it’s working for her!

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Designer Jeremy Scott in one of his designs.  Cute!! I call this tuxedo Happy.  It should be accompanied with it’s own theme music, Happy by Pharrell!  lol

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Heeey Gwen!  One of my fave  fashion icons and designers.  I absolutely adore this two-toned, two piece ensemble.  It’s fun, functional and sexy!  Newcomer, rapper Becky G. looked cute in this high-split peek-a-boo skirt and bra top.  Very sexy!!

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Actress and singer Victoria Justice  looks so cute!  Looooves the skirt!!  So did Taylor Swift in her long sleeve romper.  I love the color palette for her look and that romper is gorgeous on her!

So, there you have it! The goings-ons and the who was hot!!

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