Just a couple of things that came to mind while alternately watching the 2008 American Music Awards and doing laundry last night.
1. Queen Latifah in Skinny Jeans
Here is proof that big women CAN wear skinny jeans and look hot, hot, hot. What makes it work are (1) the long sleek hair with a bit of lift at the crown, (2) the silver necklaces layered at the neck (draws attention to her face), (3) the sash-like scarf bodice thingie that covers one thigh and elongates the body. Plus she's got that glowing skin.
2. Rihanna as Dominatrix...Again
But her hair is always interesting. Here, it's in a curly faux-hawk. I wonder if that bustier is painful. I wonder if she wants it to be.
3. Christina Aguilera, Giving Rockabilly Moz Fans a Run For Their Money
It's the bangs. Clipped short on the forehead, worn with the fly-swatter thick mascara and blood burgundy lips, this is a Bettie Page look I've seen on many a Morrissey fan.
4. Shailene Woodley as Egyptian Mummy
If you knew who she is without having to google her, kudos to you. You are up on your tween scene pop cultural references. I had to look her up. She was in Felicity: An American Girl Adventure and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Here she is making David Archuleta look like a Goth munchkin, she's so tall and thin. Her gray gown makes her look like a mummy. A very glamorous, pretty mummy.
5. Rihanna's Bobbed Hair Backup Girls
I can't find photos of them at this point, but Rihanna had two backup singers in 80's black puff dresses with black Uma Thurman Pulp Fiction bobs.They wore black sunglasses that blocked off their faces like those black bars you paste across people's eyes in photos when you want to render them anonymous. Those two girls were pretty much my favorite part of the entire program.