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Rihanna performing in Jeremy Scott's M16 sunglasses on the VMAs.
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What began as a typical performance flourish quickly turned into big time fashion drama when Rihanna took to the stage at the 2012 VMAs wearing a one of a kind sample of Jeremy Scott's Spring/Summer 2013 M16 sunglasses, but left without them, having tossed them into the crowd. The designer, who is showing his collection, inspired by the middle east and called "Arab Spring," at New York Fashion Week this Wednesday, took to twitter, confirming that "YES THOSE WERE [his] 24K GOLD M16 SHADES THAT RIHANNA WORE TO OPEN THE VMAs," and then imploring fans for their return by saying, " IF UR DA1 WHO CAUGHT EM PLZ GIVE EM BACK !"

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Katy Perry at the 2012 VMAs in L.A. on Sept. 7.
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Just when you think we've dissected every fashion and beauty moment from the 2012 VMA red carpet, we still have a little somethin' somethin' hiding up our sleeve—nail art! Tons of our favorite ladies sported super cute designs on their digits, and we NEEDED to get a closer look at these mini masterpieces. Katy Perry matched her nails to her killer goth-meets-garden-party Elie Saab Couture gown. She got her claws dolled up with a mishmash of studded half moon floral designs, bejeweled crosses, and red marbled tips. We're gonna need to try this mani out ASAP, kthxbi.

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Frank Ocean, Lil Wayne, and Mac Miller mix prints at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
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The red carpet trend game doesn't have to be dominated by the ladies. Dudes follow fashion, too. And evidently, Frank Ocean, Lil Wayne, and Mac Miller have kept an eye on the mixed prints trend thing that's been happening for more than a few seasons now. All three of these guys employed some iteration of the piled on patterns but each in his own variation.

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Rita Ora went from wearing a custom Pucci jumpsuit to a white feathered mermaid style gown to present at the VMAs.
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We've already sung many praises for Rita Ora's custom, super sparkly Pucci jumpsuit since we first clapped eyes on it on the VMA red carpet yesterday. Besides being unbelievably lavish and completely perfect for Rita, the partially sheer jumper was also part of a lace and sheer trend that we're totally planning to incorporate into our own wardrobes this fall. We thought she had reached--no pun intended--sheer sartorial perfection, but then the show started and she came on stage to present the award for Best Male Video and. We. Died. Rita had changed out of her jumpsuit and into a GORG Stephane Rolland couture gown in a pure, angelic white, with black harness-style detailing and feathered shoulders. It's basically the most amazing dress we have ever seen. We're also totally into the fact that Rita wore makeup that could transition between the two totally different looks. Maybe she just couldn't decide which one to wear? We wouldn't have been able to either. Watch Rita's interview with Red Carpet Report host Holland Roden and get the low down, and a closer look, on her red carpet outfit.

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Riff Raff

Riff Raff walked the red carpet in an MTV-ed out 2012 Video Music Awards ensemble.
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You guys remember Riff Raff. The Jody Highroller from From G's To Gents who, since his days on MTV, has since broken out his own music career. Also, James Franco's character in Spring Breakers is allegedly based on him. *dusts shoulders off* Riff Raff hit up the 2012 VMAs as a special guest correspondent for MTV Hive's Weird Vibes, but since he knows we feel his steez, he stopped by the MTV Style red carpet hot spot to give us the rundown on his spirited VMA look.

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Amber Rose, Ke$ha, and Miley Cyrus at the 2012 Video Music Awards on Sept. 6 in L.A.
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You never really know what to expect at an event like the VMAs, where candy colored hair and anime outfits DOMINATE the scene. Yes, we essentially live for this amazing creativity year after year, but we were also pleasantly surprised to see some seriously wearable trends from some of our music favorites last night on the carpet. Amber Rose, Ke$ha and Miley Cyrus , all worked it in sheer dresses with allover black detailing. Amber (who announced she was pregnant in the preshow!) looked radiant in a skintight gown that accentuated her baby bump. The long sleeves, high neck, and elegant detail meshed together for a new twist on classic glamour. Fact: it's impossible to predict what Ke$ha is going to whip out on the red carpet, but last night she kept things toned-down in a Zaldy number, Prada shoes, and bleach blonde hair. We love how the short length on the lace minidress is offset by the train in the back, making it quite literally the middle ground between the two. Last but not least, there's Miley, who rounds out three of the night's biggest trends in one simple gown. She's wearing a low-cut Pucci gown with long sleeves and sheer paneling. It's a seriously grownup look for the star, who's been channeling her punky side ever since her infamous chop. Does the fact that Miley opted out of tiny, punchy dresses for a more statuesque, sophisticated number mean her style is changing yet again? Guess we'll have to wait and see...
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Katy Perry at the 2012 Video Music Awards on Sept. 6 in L.A.
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Hellloo Katy Perry! The superstar had all sorts of surprises up her (cough-couture-cough) sleeves tonight at the VMAs, with kissing Harry and Niall from One Direction ON THE LIPS on live television and whatnot...you know how it goes. But when she wasn't causing commotion (and making us jealous) onstage, she was killing the fashion competition offstage with a pair of dresses and classic H-Wood glam. Remember last year's avant-garde Dior getup, complete with a yellow head cube and lavender hair? Well, let's just say she swung in a darker direction this time around in a gothy Elie Saab gown with a sheer bottom and leather detailing. Topped off with sleek black long hair and a defined lashes, she kind of reminds us of a modern day Wednesday Addams meets Megan Fox. In other words, it's more of a throwback look to old-school Katy than bubblegum pop queen.

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One of the great things about the VMAs is that, well, we can invite all of our favorite MTV friends to the big show! Whether it's the fierce and fashion-forward cast of Teen Wolf or the fit and tan roommates of Jersey Shore, we totally welcome everyone's individual style—let's peep who wore what on the red carpet tonight!

TEEN WOLF

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The cast of 'Teen Wolf' on the 2012 Video Music Awards red carpet on Sept. 6 in L.A.
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The cast of Teen Wolf is just dang cute, and while we adore them on the small screen, we are always pleasantly surprised to find out the cast is just dreamy in real life! Tyler Posey did the perfect mix of a dressed-up-dressed-down look with his gray Hugo Boss jacket and pants paired with a graphic tee and sneakers. Crystal Reed stepped out in a vivid red lace overlay number with sheer booties and a high bun, while Colton Haynes showed off his typically-stylish self in a fitted Hugo Boss suit, blue shirt and studded Christian Louboutin loafers. Last, but CERTAINLY not least, our MTV.com red carpet host Holland Roden looked absolutely stunning in her '60-inspired Pamella Roland get-up.

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One of the hardest parts of the epic evening that is the VMAs is that inevitable moment when we have to hunker down and decide our 10 favorite looks of the night. As always, the VMA carpet was awash in beautiful, daring, and downright bonkers looks, so to say this is a daunting task is the understatement to end all understatements. While there wasn't quite as much crazy fashion as there has been in the past--no candy raver mosaics, cube hats, or cross dressing, for example--the level of lavish was definitely sky high. With lace, sheer bodysuits, and every twist on leather we could imagine, this year's red carpet was filled with moments that made us pull up the images online, zoom in, and squint as hard as we could to try and take in every detail. The competition was fierce, and in our opinions everyone looked awesome (yes, even that guy in the pink spandex who totally photo-bombed Holland Roden's Red Carpet Report interview with Miley Cyrus), but in the end we had some faves that we just couldn't help but call out.

ONE DIRECTION

One Direction on the 2012 VMAs red carpet.
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We are so envious of the luscious locks the boys of One Direction were sporting on the red carpet, yeowza. The perfect combination of voluminous and soft, while also looking structured, we just want to run our hands through all of their hair like the giant creeps we now feel like for writing that sentence. But really, it's like the band stuck their heads in front of a very strong breeze and then expertly shellacked the results into place. Is that a perfect swirl right at Zayn's forehead? It is! Ah-may-zing. Oh yeah and they also wore clothes, whatever. Their red carpet look was sharp, classically British, and refined, with a mixture of slim suiting and classic basics in warm colors. And it complemented their hair (did we mention their hair?) perfectly.

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

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