Red Carpet Review: All The Sparkle & Color From The 2012 American Music Awards!


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The American Music Awards are still airing, but if you’ve missed any of the red carpet festivities, then you can check out the highs & lows here on Style Darling.  Some of my favorite performers hit the stage, including Christina Aguilera & Pink, both who made stunning statements on the red carpet in lavender & bronze, respectively.  Also, some noteable appearances were made by an Old Hollywood-inspired Carly Rae Jepsen in Gomez-Garcia, Nicki Minaj in neon Monique Lhuillier, & the always gorgeous Carrie Underwood in a purple gown by Abed Mahfouz.

Who wore your favorite looks? What was your favorite part of the show? Do you agree with the winners? For more from Red Carpet Review, check out posts including the Breaking Dawn Part Two premiere & MTV’s European Music Awards! Happy Styling!

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Haute Headlines: Lana Del Rey’s Latest Video, A Haunting New Barbie, Liv Tyler’s Givenchy Lipstick, & More!


Since there’s always so much going on in fashion & the world of the arts, I’m always on the hunt for the top headlines, but I’m only one Style Darling & can’t be glued to my computer or iPhone 24/7. I’ve created my latest category Haute Headlines to share the latest news with readers & appropriate links to get more info on what’s going on.  I’m turning to my favorite magazines, news sources, blogs, & Twitter to bring the top stories to you with just one click.  What stories are you following from this week? Get clicking! Happy Styling!

*Liv Tyler has inspired the latest lipstick line, the Lively Collection, for Givenchy*

*Barbie is ready for Halloween, as seen with the latest Haunted Beauty Ghost Barbie Doll ($100.00)*

*Lana Del Rey releases her latest music video for “Ride,” for Born to Die – The Paradise Edition due out November 12th*

*The Hunger Games leading lady, Jennifer Lawrence, has been named the new face of Dior*

*Get a first look at Maison Martin Margiela newest collection for H&M*

*See the nominees for the 2012 American Music Awards, which will air November 18th*

*Audrey Hepburn’s iconic film, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, is headed to Broadway, starring Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke*

*Christina Aguilera is adding Red Sin ($37.00-$47.00) to her line of fragrances for Kohl’s*

*Redbook‘s 8 Style Rules for Looking Younger, as seen on the gorgeous 41-year-old model, Beri Smither*

Watch This Style: Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera in “Moves Like Jagger!”


Of course this isn’t an exclusive sneak peek for the music video, but after watching Sunday night’s American Music Awards performance between Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera of “Moves Like Jagger,” I had to click on over to YouTube.  I usually just get my fix of the song on the radio b/c it’s playing all the time & I love it, but having seen the bad, bad fashion choices of Ms. Aguilera throughout 2011, I was seeking some serious style from the once ultra glamorous star.

I’d like to point out that I believe that it doesn’t matter what you look like, what your size is, or how you’re shaped. Own it & work what you’ve got in the best way you know how.  Despite all my advice on what looks flattering here & there, it’s so important to go around on a day-to-day basis with confidence in your step for the body that you were born with & you’re responsible for taking care of.  I find that for me, it happens in a really sexy pair of shoes & when I’m working out & eating right.

However, when you have a curvy body type like Christina does now, there are more flattering & sexy ways of showing that off without looking like you’re trying to look like a Snooki impersonater inside of a sausage dress.  Am I being too harsh?  Sorry Xtina!

ANYWAY… The music video is a fun throwback to the legendary rock star style of Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger.  During the band’s very long & successful career, he has singlehandedly changed the way we look at rock stars & their style, which can be seen in current powerhouse performers today like Pink, Lady Gaga, & Gwen Stefani.  Not to mention that Adam Levine isn’t so bad on the eyes & Christina looks really good donning a mens dress shirt, black tights, & a 70s-inspired floppy hat in the video.  Happy Styling!