In America, award season is every season (they love it); and this weekend, it was the American Music Awards – colloquially known as the AMAs – that was the talk of the nation.
As usual, the biggest names in music – from Taylor Swift to Lizzo – flocked to the Microsoft Theater in LA to celebrate the best talent in music and to flaunt their new looks.
Let’s take a look at the most memorable ensembles from the ceremony, including Selena’s bedazzling performance fit, an outfit that conveniently showed-off her brand-new thigh tattoo.
I wonder if it’s got any connection to Bieber’s?
HBO’s Watchmen star Regina King brought some much-needed ‘glitz-n-glam’ to the American Music Awards this weekend. Her figure-hugging dress by Ashi Studio Couture (which wouldn’t look out of place at a Gatsby party) was accessorised with a matching headpiece and silver jewellery.
She’s certainly not called King for nothing.
The most important couple on the AMA red carpet; Anwar Hadid and Dua Lipa opted for clashing looks that somehow complemented each other.
It must have something to do with the matching hair colour.
I haven’t seen a couple this rebellious since David and Victoria circa 1999.
This, lads and gentlemen, is what you call a the perfect party season flex.
Know that I, myself, will be wearing something similar to this less-is-more, wine-hued two-piece this winter, worn here by Michael Ealy at the AMAs.
Ealy, my man – I’m trying to get like youuuu. (46 you know!)
Child star Alyson Stoner made her big return from the depths of Disney animation this year when she performed on stage with Missy Elliott at the VMAs. I’m a sucker for nostalgia.
Proclaiming that she’s back for good, Stoner put her thang down, flipped and reversed it in a head-to-toe metallic look at the AMAs, an outfit which perfectly complimented her signature cropped haircut.
Work it Stoner.
What happens when you combine The Handmaids Tale, 00s’ Britney and Riccardo Tisci’s Burberry? This very-Billie Eilish look worn by the face of Gen-Z herself.
Baggy checks fresh.
Rapper-of-the-minute Megan Thee Stallion made her most-glamorous red carpet appearance yet in a red sequinned dress, accompanied with a glittery lip clutch.
Jessica Rabbit, eat your heart out.
If anyone was going to come in a neon green suit complete with a neon green zebra-patterned turtle neck and matching boots and gloves, it was always going to be Lil Nas X.
The bold look came from CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Christopher John Rogers, an upcoming designer who, thanks to the rapper, just became a little more well known.
Shawn Mendes was spotted rocking the shirtless suit trend – championed by the likes of Kanye West and Jay-Z – at last weekend’s AMAs. The 70s inspired look was complete with eclectic jewellery and a flash of chest hair. You call it popstar swagger, I call it pornstar chic.
It wasn’t Lizzo’s 60s-style hairdo, her soft beauty look or her ruffled one-shoulder dress that had everyone talking, it was her teensy-weensy Valentino bag.
Trust the powerhouse to take the tiny bag trend to a whole new level.
What’s inside?, I hear you ask. My patience.
Selena Gomez looked radiant in a lime green Versace dress (one of womenswear’s biggest colours of the year) this weekend at the AMAs.
She continued to sport the shade later in the night, wearing a sheer slip dress (also by Versace) which moved from lime green to grass green to orange to red. Fruity, you may call it.
For her performance look, Gomez opted for a shiny corset which revealed her brand-new thigh tattoo of praying hands holding rosary beads.
The tattoo has been likened to her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber’s praying hands tattoo, located on his left leg.
We thought she was over him already.
Not just your average Joe, Lord Joseph William Furness – lorded by a mate for his birthday (a decision they now live to regret) – struggles to understand a world in which everyone isn’t as blunt, unemotional and sarcastic as him. His mother calls him pretentious because of his materialistic nature; whilst his father tells him that he can’t live in his own ‘dream world’ forever, but he seems to be doing pretty well so far. He plans to write for The Hook until he sees his name in shining lights – a future promised to him by his year 4 primary school teacher. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]Follow