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1:56 pm - Hey guys, so I'm typing this from the cramped corners of our satellite MTV Style HQ on the Universal Lot and I'm flanked by 1 double espresso, 1 20 oz iced coffee and, of course, a can of Coke Zero. In short, I'm AMPED to get this live blog cracking. Or having a MASSIVE coronary. Which is fine (such are the sacrifices I'm willing to make for y'all), as long as I get to see R. Pattz FIRST. Oh, and for more behind-the-scenes movie award gossip check out our pals at Hollywood Crush who are live blogging their faces off.

2:04 pm - Oh, and in case you're wondering, I'm wearing Norma Kamali. And Jeffrey Campbell nude suede Litas. I can't do a non-platform for the THREE HOURS I'll be perched alongside Christian Siriano. Hmm... three hours? I should probably quit guzzling all this garbage what with caffeine being a diuretic...

Christian Siriano on the 2011 MTV Movie Awards red carpet in Universal City on June 5.
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4:17 pm - BRB. Gotta slather on sunblock and go golf cart it over to interview Lupe Fiasco.

6:29 pm - Zomg guys! Christian's heeeeeeere! We're posted up in the scorching heat. The papps are bananas.

6:31 pm - Red carpet to commence shortly. I wonder who's gonna be first. P.S.: Christian's wearing very glamorous patent leather shoes.

6:35 pm - Correction! Painted shoes! Shiny, aaaaand Dior.

6:36 pm - Brad Walsh tells us his double-breasted raw silk blazer is from his women's collection.

6:37 pm - Oooooh, the Twilight cast is trickling in!

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We're mere hours away from the 2011 Movie Awards and rehearsals are in full swing prepping for the Big Night. We were lucky enough to throw our meager elbows into the mix to grab some face time with Trey Songz, who will be performing with Lupe Fiasco and performing their joint collab "Out of My Head" for the first time together on television, and um, yeah, he's totally a bona fide Hot Dude. Like, for sure. While he wouldn't dish on exactly what ensemble he'll wear tomorrow night (he and his stylist Talia have pulled several plausible dapper looks), he does assure us he'll be showing off his best with a likely outfit change between the show and the performance, with maybe an added look thrown in expressly for the red carpet. Hardly a shocker knowing what flair Trigga typically brings. Seeeeeriously.

+ TREY SONGZ ON HIS PERSONAL STYLE:

+ To find out what outfit Trey Songz is dipped in, tune in HERE for our MTV Movie Awards live blog (starting at 6:30 p.m. ET) as we scour the red carpet for all the stuntastic style.

2011 MTV MOVIE AWARDS COVERAGE:
Christian Siriano To Host MTV.com's Red Carpet Report
OMG! Sneak Peek At 'Breaking Dawn' Wedding Fashion
MTV Generation Award Winner Reese Witherspoon's Iconic Fashion Moments
A Fashion Homage To 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'
A Fashion Homage To 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part1'
A Fashion Homage To 'Black Swan'
A Fashion Homage To 'Easy A'
Memorable Style Moments Of The Best Male Performance Nominees
Memorable Style Moments Of The Best Female Performance nominees

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Solange Knowles, Cassie, and Selita Ebanks at the Carol's Daughter Spokesbeauty & Monoi Repairing Collection Launch at Sephora in New York on May 24.
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We stopped by Sephora last night to celebrate the announcement of the new Carol's Daughter spokesbeauties (yep, that's what they're ACTUALLY called) Solange, Cassie, and Selita Ebanks. And first off, whoa. These ladies are so unbelievably FLAWLESS up close, it's insulting to the rest of us who have to walk around planet Earth not being any of them. Singer (and Beyoncé's little sis) Solange oozed confidence with her fresh face and dapper vintage pale yellow suit. Model/Kanye West music video superstar Selita Ebanks' gravity-defying cheek bones practically left us speechless and her "exotic Barbie" (her words, not ours) look was cute to boot. Singer Cassie KILLED IT with dramatic eye makeup, a perfect pomp, and body-hugging nude dress, so we caught up with all three to ransack their beauty secrets...

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We already know that "Whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," but considering all the uh-mazing trends that took over the Billboard Music Awards red carpet, we simply REFUSE to forget the SHEER BEAUTY of some of these outfits! Last night the ladies (and the Biebs!) were LOVING midriff-baring cutouts, tons of fabulous sequins and glitter, and long sleeves paired with short dresses. Check all of our favorite looks below. (Psst! What happened outside of the MGM Grand Arena was just the beginning! Peep the hot performance outfits that Beyoncé, Rihanna, Britney Spears, and Nicki Minaj donned onstage during the show.)

CUTOUTS

Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj, Fergie, and Ke$ha at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 22.
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The star of the red carpet last night was midriff! These ladies showed off their toned tummies with angular cut out dresses and body-hugging jumpsuits. First off, um HELLO SELENA GOMEZ. She looks elegant, beautiful, and straight-up HOT in her Dolce&Gabbana gown. (Way to go, Justin Bieber! You got that shiz in the BAG.) Nicki Minaj opted for a sheer, pastel blue Mark Fast catsuit paired with cutout white platforms and Barbie pink (obvs) hair. Fergie KILLED IT in a black leather paneled Hervé Léger by Max Azria Atelier dress, sky-high pumps, and Alexander McQueen clutch. Ke$ha was surprisingly elegant in a grayish-blue Jad Ghandour gown and SOUND THE ALARMS PEOPLE because she managed to incorporate all three of our red carpet trends: cut outs, glitter, AND long sleeves with a short (well, sort of. Just go with it.) dress.

GLITTER AND SEQUINS

Michelle Williams, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 22.
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If there's one time when wearing full-out sequins and glitter in the daytime ISN'T super duper tacky, it's at huge awards shows like this one (unless, of course, you're Ke$ha). Michelle Williams rocked a three-quarter sleeve sequin frock with a layered ribbon illusion skirt. We LOVE her bright red accent clutch and cutout boots. Justin Bieber proves that glitter isn't just for the ladies in his sparkling gold DSQUARED2 tuxedo jacket paired with a skinny tie, black pants, and patent leather high-tops. Also: His slightly disheveled hair is REALLY doing it for us. Taylor Swift goes glam in a strapless, floor-length Elie Saab pink and gold sequin gown finished with retro waves and a pop of red lipstick.

SHORT DRESSES, LONG SLEEVES

Kylie Minogue, Keri Hilson, and Beyoncé at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 22.
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These leggy ladies decided to give their gams full attention at the BBMAs! Kylie Minogue chose a short see-through lace Alexander McQueen dress with peep-toe Christian Louboutin booties, while keeping the arm length demure. Keri Hilson shined in a bright yellow chiffon Rachel Roy dress and Christian Louboutin Balota sandals. We are obsessed with her teal belt and hot pink nails! This girl is FEARLESS when it comes to color! Beyoncé kept it simple and chic in a long-sleeved Lanvin dress and snakeskin printed Christian Louboutin pumps.

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If you were watching the Billboard Music Awards last night, chances are you spent the better part of your morning trying to reassemble the broken shards of your face because the night's performances melted them right off. If you didn't get a chance to watch the show because you were doing something else fabulous or you couldn't tear yourself away from/were forced to watch the Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls matchup, we understand, and luckily for you, we have a delicious two-part fashion recap for you starting with our favorite performance outfits! Stagewear is pretty much guaranteed to be out-of-this-world, and the performers from last night's BBMAs definitely didn't disappoint: Cee Lo Green wore a blinged-out bedazzled suit for his medley performance (which included a twisting suspended piano), the Black Eyed Peas kept things futuristic in angular and light-up vestments, and Ke$ha descended from the rafters in a massive feathered bodysuit. But the powerhouses who really rocked out at full fashion volume were Rihanna, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, and Beyoncé.

RIHANNA

Rihanna performs at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 22.
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Rihanna was all-white all night, from the red carpet to the stage. During her performance of "S&M," she wore a white bondage (appropriate) latex bodysuit, crystal-encrusted handcuffs, over-the-knee heeled spectator boots, and suuuuper subtle micro-fishnets (because sometimes you have to know where to draw the line, you know?). Her ever-changing scarlet hair took the form of a wavy, feathered bob, and the performance was everything you'd expect from the girl's song about kinky bedroom stuff (writing on the floor, stripper poles, yaddayadda), until...

BRITNEY SPEARS

Britney Spears performs at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 22.
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BOOYA! Britney makes a surprise appearance in a matching black bodysuit with mid-calf black boots, and a latex bunny mask (which gave me horrifying flashbacks of Donnie Darko, but that's more of a personal problem than anything else). She rips off the mask and the two take their respective Flashdance chairs. Finally, RiRi and Britney end their duet in a flurry of feathers from a black satin pillow fight and fuel the dreams of the country's teenage boys for another week.

NICKI MINAJ

Nicki Minaj performs at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 22.
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Nicki Minaj opens up her performance clad in all black-and-white, directing a choir of Barbies under black light. On top of her latticed cut-out mini, she wears an angular half-robot-half-armadillo inspired Gareth Pugh cropped jacket which is removed by someone in a chicken costume. (These parentheticals are to give you time to fully absorb the insanity that was that last sentence.) Beneath the jacket, we see her bondage-esque latex cone bra and the intricate webbing between the cups and straps.

BEYONCÉ

Beyoncé performs at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 22.
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Last night's Millennium Award went to the one and only Beyoncé Knowles after a heartfelt montage of praises from legends like Bono, Stevie Wonder, and Barbra Streisand, and the most face-meltingly AWESOME live performance I've seen on TV in a while. Robed (if you can even call it that) in a chain-web bodysuit or minidress or you know what it's technically called doesn't really matter because your brain can't even process simple things like letters and symbols when you watch this woman perform, Queen Bey goes so hard in her performance of of 'Run The World (Girls)' (as if her music video wasn't impressive enough) dancing in front of bananas animation that perfectly corresponded with the choreography and closed with a 30-plus girl-army of fierceness. Watch the performance for yourself below!

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While we weren't personally amongst the sun-soaked masses in Indio, California over the weekend for Coachella, we were indeed skulking allover the Internet watching Kanye's streamed performance last night for a million hours (snippets and setlist can be seen here) and checking out party pics and celeb shots of all our favorite bold names and performers. Of the slew we saw, we particularly dug deez.

IN THE CROWD:

Katy Perry, Kelly Osbourne, and Rihanna at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California on April 15 and 16.
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A wide-brimmed hat definitely seemed to be the most popular sunscreen choice and if it wasn't the most protective, it was certainly the prettiest. Katy Perry, Kelly Osbourne and Rihanna all went for a lightweight straw chapeau and its versatility can be seen here. It was retro pretty with printed sundresses (gingham D&G for Katy and a beautiful Southern-looking '40s number for Ms. Osbourne) and yet aptly rugged paired with a camo M-65, denim cut-offs and a very serious expression on Rihanna.

ON THE STAGE:

Robyn, Yelle, and Alexis Krauss from Sleigh Bells performing at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California on April 15 and 16.
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Skin-tight spandex was par for the course on Robyn, Yelle and Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells fame. Whether it was a printed two-piece flung on with ginormous creepers, or a full, leopard-print catsuit with strooooong shoulders (also with creepers, interesting!) OR paired with an awesome basketball jersey that pays homage both to Michael Jordan AND the "Bells" :) we loved this shellacked layer of goodness on the pretty pins of our favorite stage ladies.

ON BOY WATCH:

Penn Badgley, Kanye West, and David Macklovitch of Chromeo at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California on April 16 and 17.
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Dude style ran the gamut over the weekend and Penn was super-duper informal (and barely dressed; much to our amusement and unanimous swoonage), showcasing the classic al fresco festival fashion we all know and love with rolled-up shorts and sunglasses. Kanye West wore an unbuttoned (nehru collared?) printed blouse aaaaaaand sneakerheads went mental over the unveiling of the much-awaited Air Yeezy 2s on his feets and Chromeo's David Macklovitch (and sibling to none other than Fools Gold label founder/DJ/Duck Sauce member/forever hottie A-Trak) donned a perfectly cut, all-white suit looking completely overdressed and GORGEOUS. Om.

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Whitney Port at the 2010 Coachella Festival in Indio, California.
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OMG you guys. Coachella is TOMORROW, and if you haven't already made your head splode from thinking what permutation of shows you're gonna watch, there's a pretty nifty cheat sheet here. But if you're fretting about what combination of things to pack/wear/ditch to ensure utmost comfort without looking like some tragic, dehydrated, feral festival gross monster (remember last year's train wrecks?), well, lucky for you (and, let's face it, ALL OF US), our girl Whitney Port has broken down the math into WAY easy, followable rules. She's got a handy-dandy, sorta-obvious-but-not-in-the-throes-of-last-minute-spazz-packing guide. Here are our highlights.

COMFORTABLE SHOES: "Go with Converse or flats. Boots can be cute, but you'll end up with pretty embarrassing tan lines and they can often get a bit hot."

From left: Kimchi Blue Canvas Mary Jane, Converse All Star Stonewashed Canvas, and Marie Animal Print Pumps.
Photo: Courtesy of Urban Outfitters/Converse/Topshop

Our solution (from left): These floral lace-ups will securely stay on your foot whilst dancing, waiting for the facilities, DASHING from show to show.

Chucks need no introduction. Heavy co-sign 365. Reliable. Comfortable. Ubiquitous (for very good reason). Plus, if you don't presently have a pair in rotation (for shame) these are stonewashed so as not to be embarrassingly immaculate.

Animal-print pony flats go with EVERYTHING for any occasion.

FLOWY, LOOSE DRESSES: "These won't take up much room in your luggage, and they're easy to move around in. Plus they're good in the heat."

From left: Funktional Asteroid Dress, Savannah Tank Dress, and Striped Prints Strapless Dress.
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Our solution (from left): This flowy, micro-Asteroid (NEED WE SAY MORE?) print dress has multiple points of interest. Looks just as good under a denim jacket or M-65. And is extremely memorable for "missed connection"-type scenarios.

A pretty, pretty, demure Peter Pan collar perfectly offsets your artfully beat up sneakers (see Chucks above). Plus, so evocative of the LEGENDARY baby-doll dress of grunge yore.

Yes, you and your boobs will be tugging at the top of this printed, strapless dress, and you definitely should pack a bandeau unless you're petite up top BUT you and your boobs will look AMAZING and funky tan-line-free for expert Coachella status.

COMFY SUNGLASSES: "Ones that actually shield the sun and that you're not constantly worrying about falling off. It's also not a bad idea to bring a cheap $10 pair that you wouldn't be too heartbroken about losing."

From top to bottom: Look Of Love Sunglasses, Charlie Sunglasses, and Monroe Cat Eye Sunglasses.
Photo: Courtesy of Modcloth/Fredflare/80sPurple

Our solution (from top): We live and DIE by cheapo sunnies and love this floral variation on the classic Lolita theme.

Tortoiseshell in a very RIGHT NOW silhouette. For 12 bucks.

Gigantic, incognito frames for late nights and squint-faced mornings after.

STATEMENT NAILS: "Getting my nails done since I'm leaving tomorrow for Coachella and I need to get something crazy!"

Whitney Port picking out nail designs on April 13.
Photo: Photo: Courtesy of Whitney Port's website

Aaaaaaand, if you're so organized as to have extra fash-time to add a little something to the ensemble as a whole, definitely get your nails done in an appropriately outdoorsy theme. Peep Ms. Port's nail post, too.

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Robyn, Sophia Bush, and Kate Voegele at 'Elle's 2nd Annual Women In Music event in Hollywood on April 11.
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We think a memo went out to all the gorgeous attendees at the Elle Women in Music event, which went down yesterday in Hollywood. How else can you explain the fact that Robyn, Sophia Bush, AND Kate Voegele each showed up wearing the perfect pop of neon in their ensembles? Maybe spring is in the air. Oooooor microscopic particles pumped out by neon purveyors the world over that encourages starlets and their stylists to skew towards the ultrabright hue... Hmmmmmm... OK, enough with our conspiracy theories. Regardless of how inspiration struck, we lovelovelove it. Robyn teamed a khaki colored sheath with peep-toe flat forms and an oversize neon yellow clutch. Meanwhile, Sophia's pink pumps perked up her shiny blue Chris Benz mini-shift in a big way. And, you have to look closely, but Kate's futuristic dress pattern features swipes of highlighter. We're the type that color-blocks in mega-loud brightness and will amp it up that much more with NEON, but what about you? Do the sparks grab your attention? Are you ready to add mega-wattage to your springtime fare?

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Fergie in the audience and performing at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in L.A. on April 2.
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Wow. Fergie certainly looked fetching this past weekend at the KCAs, and while we adore this skintight, vibrant, all-over print Dolce & Gabbana sheath on the left (it is cramaaazing), her performance frock knocked it out of the park, bounced on a car, tottered down the street, ate a jelly sandwich and surreptitiously won the lottery shortly after curing cancer because UM, HI, IT IS MADE OUT OF LEGOS!!???? We can't imagine the man hours and eye strain required to train those little plastic bricks to scale curves like Fergie's (that sweetheart neckline is NO JOKE... if you're picking up what we're puttin' down...) but judging from one of our favorite fashiony Frenchman, JC de Castelbajac's LEGO-inspired collections of yore, his fingers are as nimble as they come. Which one do you love more? We're horrifically torn. The D&G to wear. The LEGO jump-off to pull out and stunt on friends, haters, people you love but could stand to be hated by? UGH. I can haz ALL??!! Hurts our feelings...

Models on the runway during the JC de Castelbajac Spring/Summer 2009 fashion show in Paris on Oct. 3, 2008.
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Miley Cyrus, Taylor Momsen, and Selena Gomez at Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids' Choice Awards in L.A. on April 2.
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Instead of the cookie-cutter red carpet frocks (possibly form-fitting, possibly with a slit, possibly strapless) that are customary at many awards shows, celebs stepped out onto the Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids' Choice Awards orange carpet in ensembles that gave us a glimpse into their personal styles and their unique psyches. BECAUSE even though they were all born in '92/'93 (great years, by the way), there’s a BIG difference between Selena Gomez, Taylor Momsen, and Miley Cyrus. And it all starts with their clothes...followed behind their contrasting photo poses. So the question is whose closet could you hang out in for an hour or two?

Miley Cyrus
Miley (who took home the award for Favorite Movie Actress) wore a floral maxi gown by Dolce & Gabbana. At first glance we get girly—all-out feminine, flirty, and romantic. It's exactly what her tween/teen fans (and their moms) would want to see her in. But upon closer inspection, we see Miley's edge in the form of a long layered silver chain. And is that a four-finger knuckle ring on her right hand? Yes. Yes it is.

Taylor Momsen
Sooooooo, this is the third or fourth time we've seen our wild child Taylor wearing leg-covering pants. Usually, she'd be rocking this same outfit sans the trousers. But this was the KIDS' Choice Awards, so goth girl better have covered up her goodies. OK, we're off our soapbox. Slacks aside, Taylor kept her badassssss demeanor intact by donning leather, sky-high platforms, smudged liner, hip-length extensions, a chocker, and a scowl.

Selena Gomez
Singer/actress Selena (who won the award for favorite TV actress) took the casual route by wearing a Christian Cota organza top and shorts set with pale blue Camilla Skovgaard shoes and a Lauren Merkin purse. What this look says to us about this awards show reg: "Sure, I have a closet full of cute cocktail dresses and floor-skimming gowns, but sometimes I just want to wear shorts and a tank top, DANG IT." We can relate. Kinda.

So, would you have gone summer dress-shorts, black jeans and leather, or über flowy (I mean, that frock boasted a train...) floral maxi? Tell us your thoughts in the comments and rep who you liked best.

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