Nicki Minaj at the 2011 Video Music Awards.
Photo: Getty Images/WireImage

Ohhhh, hai, Nicki Minaj. Nice to see you all bright and cheerful at the 2011 VMAs! You got your hair all twisted up in a delicious pink and yellow swirl, your edgy (heh) metallic purple dress, lacy little skirt, thigh-high socks OVER star-printed tights, but WAIT. WHATSS'AT? Are you wearing a surgical mask, girl? *zooms in really close on photo* OH, my bad. It's a FASHION-Y surgical mask by one of her favorite Japanese designers as of late Shojono Tomo! Well, if you're going to avoid diseases this is probably THE CUTEST WAY possible to do it, right?! Although we don't think there's TOO much airborne illness flyin' around the venue, but HAY. We don't diss an overprotective girl.

+ Do you like Nicki Minaj's surgical mask accessory?

+ WATCH NICKI MINAJ WIN BEST HIP HOP VIDEO!!!

2011 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS COVERAGE:

Full Anatomy Of Nicki Minaj's Candy Raver Outfit
Which Selena Gomez VMA Dress Did You Like Better?
Terry Richardson Shoots Lady Gaga As Jo Calderone In His VMA Dressing Room
Justin Bieber Channels Kanye West's VMA Performance Outfit From Last Year
Who Tried To Out-Gaga Lady Gaga With Dramatic Silhouettes At The VMAs?
Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, And Lil Wayne Work Animal Print At The VMAs
Katy Perry Switches Up Nail Art During VMA Show!
From Beyonce To Demi Lovato: The 10 Best VMA Outfits Of The Night
Jersey Shore Cast's VMA Style Matches; But What Was The Situation Wearing?
Deena Matches Eyes To Rainbow Dress At 2011 VMAs
Wiz Khalifa And Amber Rose Sport White To The VMAs
The Red Carpet Fashion From The 2011 Video Music Awards
Kanye West Rocks VMA Ombre Chambray
Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Melt Faces With Their Dark, Chic, Silky VMA Style
Katy Perry Wears A Yellow Block On Her Head For the 2011 Video Music Awards
We Are Obsessed with Adele's Long VMA Nails
Does Jo Calderone Look Like Ralph Macchio?
VMA 2011: Red Carpet Report With Kreayshawn
A Pregnant Beyonce Stuns, Glows In Lanvin Dolce and Gabbana
Katy Perry's Asian-Inspired 2011 VMA Ensemble
Nicki Minaj Wears Stylish Surgical Mask At 2011 VMAs
Lady Gaga Opens The 2011 VMAs In Menswear As Alter Ego 'Jo Calderone'
VMA 2011: Red Carpet Fashion Live Blog!

Like us on Facebook so we can be friends and follow us on Twitter @MTVstyle to talk.

Tags , , ,

Lady Gaga opens the show as Jo Calderone.
Photo: MTV/John Shearer

Lady Gaga said she'd be "making a statement," and as predicted, BOY, did she (he?) EVER. At the top of the VMAs, Mother Monster emerged as her smoking, swearing, ultra-MASCULINE alter ego, "Jo Calderone", and gave an opening speech wearing casual Serge Gainsbourg-esque, French-inspired suiting before launching into her latest single, the leather harness attired "You and I." Folks, it's as if she BROUGHT BACK MENSWEAR in the first ten minutes of the already jaw-dropping VMAs with a jacket by Dior Homme, pants by Brooks Brothers, and a t-shirt from Uniqlo. Gaga even went so far as to mix HIGH and LOW with her labels. Whatever will she come up next? We have no "le clue" as they say en français, but we can't wait for more.

Lady Gaga as Jo Calderone for 'Vogue Hommes.'
Photo: Courtesy of 'Vogue Hommes'

+ WHAT'S CRAZIER? JO CALDERONE OR MEAT DRESS? What do you guys think? Fashionably speaking... Weigh in on the comments.

+ WATCH LADY GAGA'S LIVE PERFORMANCE OF 'YOU AND I' AT THE 2011 VMAS!!!

2011 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS COVERAGE:
Full Anatomy Of Nicki Minaj's Candy Raver Outfit
Which Selena Gomez VMA Dress Did You Like Better?
Terry Richardson Shoots Lady Gaga As Jo Calderone In His VMA Dressing Room
Justin Bieber Channels Kanye West's VMA Performance Outfit From Last Year
Who Tried To Out-Gaga Lady Gaga With Dramatic Silhouettes At The VMAs?
Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, And Lil Wayne Work Animal Print At The VMAs
Katy Perry Switches Up Nail Art During VMA Show!
From Beyonce To Demi Lovato: The 10 Best VMA Outfits Of The Night
Jersey Shore Cast's VMA Style Matches; But What Was The Situation Wearing?
Deena Matches Eyes To Rainbow Dress At 2011 VMAs
Wiz Khalifa And Amber Rose Sport White To The VMAs
The Red Carpet Fashion From The 2011 Video Music Awards
Kanye West Rocks VMA Ombre Chambray
Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Melt Faces With Their Dark, Chic, Silky VMA Style
Katy Perry Wears A Yellow Block On Her Head For the 2011 Video Music Awards
We Are Obsessed with Adele's Long VMA Nails
Does Jo Calderone Look Like Ralph Macchio?
VMA 2011: Red Carpet Report With Kreayshawn
A Pregnant Beyonce Stuns, Glows In Lanvin Dolce and Gabbana
Katy Perry's Asian-Inspired 2011 VMA Ensemble
Nicki Minaj Wears Stylish Surgical Mask At 2011 VMAs
Lady Gaga Opens The 2011 VMAs In Menswear As Alter Ego 'Jo Calderone'
VMA 2011: Red Carpet Fashion Live Blog!

Like us on Facebook so we can be friends and follow us on Twitter @MTVstyle to talk.

Tags , , , ,

Kreayshawn poses before manning the red carpet.
Photo: Getty Images

We know you're all diligent Stylettes and had your cute little fashion eyeballs glued to the live stream of Kreayshawn's VMA Red Carpet Report. But we also know that sometimes (okay most times), seeing something once is not enough. THUS, we've cut and copied and packaged with a gigantic sequined bow aaaall the video of Kreay's FASHUN interviews for you to watch over and over to your hearts' content! We know you love us. No need to send an Edible Arrangement. But if you ALREADY placed the order... well, I guess we'll gladly sign for it anyway.

+ How do you think Kreayshawn did as our VMA Red Carpet correspondent?

+ WATCH KREAYSHAWN'S FULL RED CARPET REPORT!!!

2011 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS COVERAGE:
Full Anatomy Of Nicki Minaj's Candy Raver Outfit
Which Selena Gomez VMA Dress Did You Like Better?
Terry Richardson Shoots Lady Gaga As Jo Calderone In His VMA Dressing Room
Justin Bieber Channels Kanye West's VMA Performance Outfit From Last Year
Who Tried To Out-Gaga Lady Gaga With Dramatic Silhouettes At The VMAs?
Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, And Lil Wayne Work Animal Print At The VMAs
Katy Perry Switches Up Nail Art During VMA Show!
From Beyonce To Demi Lovato: The 10 Best VMA Outfits Of The Night
Jersey Shore Cast's VMA Style Matches; But What Was The Situation Wearing?
Deena Matches Eyes To Rainbow Dress At 2011 VMAs
Wiz Khalifa And Amber Rose Sport White To The VMAs
The Red Carpet Fashion From The 2011 Video Music Awards
Kanye West Rocks VMA Ombre Chambray
Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Melt Faces With Their Dark, Chic, Silky VMA Style
Katy Perry Wears A Yellow Block On Her Head For the 2011 Video Music Awards
We Are Obsessed with Adele's Long VMA Nails
Does Jo Calderone Look Like Ralph Macchio?
VMA 2011: Red Carpet Report With Kreayshawn
A Pregnant Beyonce Stuns, Glows In Lanvin Dolce and Gabbana
Katy Perry's Asian-Inspired 2011 VMA Ensemble
Nicki Minaj Wears Stylish Surgical Mask At 2011 VMAs
Lady Gaga Opens The 2011 VMAs In Menswear As Alter Ego 'Jo Calderone'
VMA 2011: Red Carpet Fashion Live Blog!

Like us on Facebook so we can be friends and follow us on Twitter @MTVstyle to talk.

Tags , , , , , ,

8:56 pm - Running into the bathroom to change with Kreayshawn to check out her next ensemble. All black and white Marco Marco vest and Ashton Michael pants.

8:53 pm - Whoa speculation is running wild about why Beyonce's gown was not as skintight as usual.

Beyonce at the 2011 VMAs.
Photo: Getty Images

8:45 pm - Beyonce! Scarlet, long, drapey, stunning. One shouldered. An absolute vision of poise. One of the decidedly more dressed up looks. Also, her stylist was fully holding the back of her skirt so it wouldn't drag. It could've been MEEEEEEE. #jobs

8:44 pm - Sooo... Jared Leto just walked in. Black, white, shades and what looks from the side like a SKIRT/APRON situation. *call me*

Justin Bieber at the 2011 VMAs.
Photo: Getty Images

8:39 pm - Justin Bieber!!!!! Red jeans, glasses and giving the Game a pound. His glasses are so Cuban missile crisis in a HOT way.
Read More...

Tags , , ,

VMA MAC Pro Team gives their performance makeup tips.
Photo: MTV/John Shearer

You know when you're the type of anxious excited where your eyeballs vibrate a little and you're tearing through craft services because you're maybe burning hundreds of calories from sheer excitement? Well, I haz that. I can only imagine that the performers and scores of backup dancers are feeling similarly so THANK goodness for the magic of flattering lighting and MAKEUP. Specifically MAC Cosmetics whose pro team are responsible for the looks of Britney Spears's Tribute dancers and Pitbull's scores of bronzed Miami beauties.

Read More...

Tags , , , , ,

Pauly D Hair

Pauly D's super-gelled hair.
Photo: WireImage

The winds are still whipping and the rain is still falling, but for the most part, the tumultuous Hurricane Irene is finally making her East Coast exit (though not without leaving a considerable amount of destruction in her wake). While she was certainly devastating, the speedy collective preemptive measures taken ensured just about as safe a weathering of this storm as possible. One of Irene's hardest hit victims was now-infamous Seaside Heights, summer home to the cast of Jersey Shore. The always-positive Pauly D declared, "Irene got nothing on my blowout," with a chuckle before acknowledging the storm's serious risks, "I was nervous. This storm's no joke." Though, if there was ANY tonsorial structure built to withstand a natural disaster, his 'do would probably be it.

Read More...

Tags , , ,

Kreayshawn Video Music Awards Red Carpet Report

Kreayshawn's super official Red Carpet rehearsal shot
Photo: John Shearer/Wireimage.com

Soooooo, I just got back from our red carpet walk through with Best New Artist nominee Kreayshawn and we're both STOKED for her 2011 Video Music Awards Red Carpet Report for MTV.com TOMORROW NIGHT. We did a whole pretend interview (I got to play Nicki Minaj, Kreay got to play herself) and little did we know there was a slew of people in the sound booth listening to our live mics as we fanfic'd commentary and cracked some loopy jokes [we both needed a nap]).

ANYWAY, consider this a friendly, prodding (*poke poke*) reminder to check back in with us tomorrow because we are liveblogging the bononkers out of all of our scorching hot attendees about their VMA red carpet style exclusively for MTV.com.

+ To find out what Kreayshawn's wearing tomorrow (hint: it involves MICKEY MOUSE AND SEQUINS and an outfit change will go down), tune in RIGHT 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.

+ WATCH RED CARPET HOST KREAYSHAWN'S VMA QUIZ!!!


VMA 2011: Kreayshawn's VMA Quiz

Watch the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards live from Nokia Theatre L.A. in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV and MTV.com. Catch the live preshow at 8 p.m. ET/PT and cast your votes for Best New Artist up until the show airs!

Like us on Facebook so we can be friends and follow us on Twitter @MTVstyle to talk.

Tags , , ,

Jessie J talks about VMA performance style.
Photo: MTV

As a seasoned journalist there are few things that merit a raised brow. I mean, what haven't I seen in the course of a decade-long career, right? SIKE! OMGAWG I still get sooooo excited all the time like JUST TODAY when I had the pleasure of interviewing British bombshell and VMA house performer Jessie J backstage at her rehearsal. FIRST OF ALL, her complexion is FLAWLESS, her custom Jenny Longworth-painted nails are patterned AND different colors (nope, they are NOT stick-ons) and her enviably eensy waistline looks even more awesome IRL in a bold Horace jumpsuit.

The crazy thing is, despite monstrous hits in this past summer's "Price Tag," and having co-written chart-blasting singles like Miley Cyrus's "Party In The U.S.A." Jessie, is so chill and regular. She has this habit of being honest and charming despite wearing a cast on her broken leg. Girl's smacks of aplomb. FOR DAYS.

Read More...

Tags , , , ,

Britney Spears VMAs cat

Britney Spears performing 'Slave 4 U' at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards and her cat counterpart.
Photo: MTV/Michele Crowe

When we see the words "epic," "Video Music Awards," and "moment" strung together in one sentence, an image of Britney Spears at the 2001 VMAs with a yellow python slithering around her neck IMMEDIATELY springs to mind. How could it not? She was writhing and dancing in that barely-there green bustier and sequin hot pants and… basically nothing else. In fact, all of Brit Brit's award show appearances, videos and sick dance moves are so memorable that we're holding a Britney Spears tribute at this year's VMAs (no more hints but it's MAJOR).

In commemoration of the tribute (whoa, stuff is about to get SO META), we decided to recreate the iconic Britney Spears "I'm A Slave 4 U" VMA performance. WITH A CAT. A spectacularly cute one. Named Mazzy (if you can't get enough of our bananimalcrackers antics, don't worry, there are more. Can you say Lady Gaga's meat dress for puppies? Unfettered cuteness alert on ONE MILLION.)

Sure, the video is cuddly and coquettish (we see you coyly nibbling on that cage, Mazz), but the best part, by far, is that "I'm A Slave 4 U" outfit recreation. Talk about spot on. Mazzy wore a shiny green bustier top with rhinestone detail, emerald-bedazzled hot pants with trailing layers of blue and purple chiffon, and, of course, that wonderful (fake) snake. Luckily, we talked to the cat/puppy outfitter/FIT-certified pet designer, the fearless Ada Nieves again, to dish on all the accessories of this fierce feline ensemble.

Read More...

Tags , , , ,

VMA presenter Jared Leto has undergone a huge style evolution.
Photo: Getty Images

We've got two things on our mind: the 2011 Video Music Awards and a "Hurricane." Apparently there is one barreling toward New York right now, but the hurricane we're obsessing over is the 14-minute, three-time nominated (Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Editing) epic in which we fall in love with VMA presenter Jared Leto over and over again, as he storms through New York City for his cult-inspiring band 30 Seconds To Mars. What other hurricane is there? And we have opted to turn off the Weather Channel and turn on "Hurricane," that perfect ballad of yearning, and flood our eyes with man jewelry and perfect abs and reminisce about what a long road we have been down with Jared Leto. What a long, beautiful, eyeliner and tousled-hair road.
Read More...

Tags , , , , ,

House Of Style

House Of Style House Of Style

About This Blog

MTV Style follows how people express themselves through fashion and beauty, from our favorite pop culture icons to you, the reader. We cover the fun, loud side of the industry with news, trends, interviews, videos, and more — MTV Style is fashion at full volume.

+ E-mail the editors: style@mtv.com
+ Follow us on Twitter:
@MTVstyle

+ Like us on Facebook:
Facebook.com/MTVstyle

+ Find us on Tumblr:
MTVstyle.Tumblr.com

+ Find us on Google+:
+MTVstyle


Editorial Director
Sophia Rai
Editor
Gaby Wilson
Editorial Assistant
Maeve Keirans
Editor-at-Large
Mary H.K. Choi

Featured Comment

I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

Posted by Journey on Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Shut Down Disneyland To Renew Vows In Cinderella-Themed Ensembles
©2014 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. MTV and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.