A Haute Second with Spencer: The VMA’s 2017

Surprise, I bet you thought you saw the last of me. Did I hear someone say, red carpet? Well, more like blue tile. Last night we witnessed the 2017 VMA’s. So let me just say this… The VMA’s used to be my favorite award show. The VMA’s were a gathering for new and innovative artists, where we saw Florence and the Machine debut… or Lady Gaga bleed on live television. So many iconic moments happened on this stage. But now the VMA’s have become a circus. This terrible feeling was most evident last night as I watched the red carpet portion. I hardly recognized anyone? I had to filter through the “stars” with backgrounds  as legendary as “Teen Mom“, and “Guy Code“… Gross! Luckily, a few seasoned professionals showed up to save the day so lets give them their moment.


Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj looked flawless last night sporting a skin-tight pink latex jumpsuit. I love this look on her because it reminds me of the “Pink Friday” era where she constantly wore pink and that blonde bob wig. The shape of her bodice is phenomenal. Ohhh yeah.

Demi Lovato wearing Zuhair Murad

Oh.. oh… OH. Demi Lovato wearing Zuhair Murad was a real treat. I think this is probably one of my favorite looks Demi has ever worn. Her makeup is on point and her hair is killer. The sheer bodice combined with the sparkly pants. I am obsessed with this. This is a good example of why Zuhair Murad is one of my top three favorite designers. I can’t think of any Zuhair Murad designs I haven’t gagged over.

Hailey Baldwin wearing Zuhair Murad

Okay what did I just say…. There is NOT a Zuhair Murad design that I do not like. Hailey Baldwin looks incredible. The neckline is perfect. I love the signature Zuhair Murad mid-section in the jumpsuit. But just look at this fabric. I would love to just feel the fabric. Hailey was one of my picks for best dressed at last years VMA’s and I think she pulled it off once again.

Katy Perry wearing Stephane Rolland

Katy Perry! Alright I love this gown. I’ve seen quite a few people bashing it but come on. This gown is cool! The large asymmetric shoulder with a cape going on in the back is giving me Captain Phasma attends the red carpet” and I love it. I love her short hair too! Honestly how can you hate this look. If you have been analyzing red carpet fashion as long as I have you would be really happy. It was only a few years ago where Katy wore a freaking cheese block on her head. She has made real progress.

Lorde wearing Monique Lhuillier

Oh my gosh! Lorde you genius! This gown is very Lorde. The lavender color looks amazing on her. I love the feathers. Lorde is just living her best life right now especially with the release of her new album, “Melodrama“. She really brought a level of class to the VMA’s and looks very put together. Also, this dress was created by Monique Lhuillier who is a fellow FIDM grad so I am so stoked to see her name on my best dressed list! Lorde, I will be seeing you in March.

Millie Bobby Brown wearing Rodarte

Millie Bobby Brown is a star. Every time she walks the carpet, Millie puts seasoned veterans to shame. Her outfits are always very put together, very classy but also has the Millie edge to it. This girl is going to be walking red carpets for the rest of her life. I don’t think she can ever be beat. She is thirteen and slaying basically everyone at The Forum in a Rodarte dress. I can’t even.

Vanessa Hudgens wearing Yanina Couture

Vanessa Hudgens looks so cute! I love this dress. I love the transparent mid-section in the skirt. I also love the seamless look in the mesh yoke. There are no seams? It looks as though this dress just formed to her body. I for sure wasn’t expecting to see Vanessa on my list but she really brought it.

Kesha wearing Monsoori

My baby Kesha! Yay, it is so good to have you back love! Now, I am still a bit bitter that the VMA’s didn’t ask Kesha to perform this year. Definitely a missed opportunity because her new album “Rainbow” is actual gold. This is Kesha’s big comeback. Did this dress serve her comeback… not exactly. But I do like it. I do not like the black straps/ties up in the shoulder. I honestly wish she wore something a bit more fitted. I think she is still nervous about the public’s reception of her body after all of the emotional trauma she is still fighting through. This dress kind of covers her up, or swallow her up if get what I am saying. Kesha, you look fucking amazing and I am forever on your team. Just go for it, we need to get you into some high fashion Versace next time.


Alright so I guess that wasn’t as bad as I thought. But honestly, there must have been a good 200 other people on that red carpet and they all had me shaking my head. Okay so who is my pick for best dressed you ask? Well, this obviously has to go to…

Millie Bobby Brown- Best Dressed!

Millie just looks amazing and honestly she probably just put this together last minute. We are all living in Millie’s world… Congrats dear, and I cannot wait until Stranger Things Season 2!


Well, that’s it for me folks! Make sure you comment on who your pick for Best Dressed was! This has been fun. But the real fun is coming up. Don’t forget to tune in with me on September 17th for the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Now THAT is going to be a red carpet!

The night is dark and full of Versace.

-Spencer

About Spencer Williams 130 Articles
Spencer is a Designer, Event Planner, and Television Nerd in Los Angeles; not to be confused with his look-alike... Chris Pratt. When Spencer isn't talking about fashion, he spends most of his free time eating burgers, hoarding Funko Pop-Vinyls, and talking your ear off about Game of Thrones.

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