The 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards were held last night in Toronto, Canada at the Bell Media Headquarters. There were some winners, some losers and a seriously excellent dance number by MMVAs host Psy to “Single Ladies.”
As with all awards shows, however, we’re primarily concerned with the red carpet fashion, where our own victorious favorites are declared, as well as the stylistically defeated. There were plenty of famous faces there, from Taylor Swift to Demi Lovato, Lucy Hale to Big Sean, Armin van Buure to…a band of mermaids?
Things I thought while making this rundown:
- WTF, CANADA.
- Okay, there are almost zero cutouts, Canadian fashion > American.
- BUT MERMAIDS, CANADA.
So, uh, let’s dive right in, shall we?
MuchMusic VJ Lauren Toyota murdered an innocent disco ball to obtain her dress and Scott Willats showed up in something I wish one of my prom dates had worn. :(
I think I would like Brittany Snow‘s dress had the bottom, liner-less netting been removed.
This will likely be an unpopular opinion, but I really like Demi Lovato‘s figure skater-esque dress. Plus, I just realized that she and I have very similar feet tattoos so perhaps I’m also high-fiving her via this rundown.
Megan Markle‘s outfit was nice, if a bit boring.
While it would destroy her to wear something that isn’t white on a red carpet, at least Taylor Swift‘s dress was sort of interesting this time!
Phillip Phillips showed that a casual men’s outfit can work on a red carpet like this one.
Cody Simpson did not.
Now, if this were America, Laura Vandervoort‘s dress would have been plagued by cutouts all over the torso and back.
I loved what Lucy Hale wore! It fit beautifully and the shoes were fun, not overpowering.
What am I looking at? Mia Martina, we deserve answers here.
I imagine it’s a bit surreal to be in your late 30s/early 40s and trying to figure out what to wear on a red carpet predominantly occupied by people born after 1990. Don’t worry, Armin van Buuren and Trevor Guthrie, judging from the faces behind you, nobody has any clue who you are. (Not throwing shade, but srsly — the only girl looking is the Grudge-y one on the far left.)
Not sure how I feel about Big Sean‘s big shirt, but Naya Rivera looks stunning.
Nicole Arbour: But why am I going to dress like a robotripping 6-year-old?
Publicist: Because people will make endless jokes about how you look like a robotripping 6-year-old and that is attention and attention is good and shut up so I can tie this tissue paper in your pageant weave.
Is it weird that I’m kinda into Matt Bevner‘s jacket?
Despite her questionable choice of
date husband scary throat-singing man, Avril Lavigne looked pretty nice for being Avril Lavigne!
…Well, until after the show, that is. She couldn’t handle wearing something not sold at Hot Topic for longer than an hour.
Speaking of attention, who the shit are these people?
Apparently, they’re named Jedward, and I don’t think I like them very much.
“WE ARE SO WILD AND CRAZY. WE WILL LITERALLY MAKE THE EXACT SAME MISTAKE AS MIGUEL SO YOU WILL TAKE PHOTOS. HAVE WE MENTIONED WE ARE ZANY?”
Despite being rather unappealing colors, Anjulie‘s dress felt appropriate here, though her heavy liner and obnoxious jewelry didn’t work so well.
I would’ve loved Kardinal Offishal‘s shirt had it been paired with anything of a different color.
For some reason, I like how Shay Mitchell always looks a little skeptical at red carpet events. I suspect she identifies and observes their absurdity more than most. Also, I kind of absolutely love this outfit.
Marianas Trench were…mermaids. Just mermaids.
I am admittedly saddened by the decided lack of coconut and/or unrealistically-shaped clamshell bras.
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