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24 November 2013 Written by 

2013 American Music Awards....well that and "This Week in Fashion"

 Model Bianca Balti attended the Pirelli Calendar 50th Anniversary in Milan. She looked beautiful in a sassy Dolce & Gabbana number. The design features a cropped tuxedo jacket with pearl buttons and a satin shawl. Black slimfit trousers and beautiful satin covered heels completed Bianca’s look. That assymetrical bob is giving me life.

Chanel Iman was spotted looking amazing at the J. Mendel New York Boutique Opening. Chanel wore a J. Mendel Spring dress that featured heavy embellishment. She finished off her look with a pair of metallic heels and a fun updo.

Friend-in-my-head Jennifer Lawrence made an appearance on the ‘Late Show With David Letterman’ wearing Burberry & J Mendel. Happy to see her outside of a Chanel gown and looking a bit more edgy Jen opted for a Burberry Brit coat. Underneath she wore a J Mendel mesh embellish top, and a sheer skirt. Narciso Rodriguez metallic sandals, and Melinda Maria earrings finished off her look.

‘Pretty Little Liars’ actress Shay Mitchell was seen at the 2013 CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute wearing Azzedine Alaïa. Shay’s little black dress featured a scoop neck, had a snug fit and flared at the bottom. Saint Laurent sandals and emeralds earrings completed her look.

Solange Knowles was seen at Fendi’s ‘Buggies’ bag launch party. Solange wore a mink/organza ensemble that had plenty of shapes and colors for our eyes to enjoy. She is clearly the Muhammad Ali of mixing and matching prints and textures. She carried one the bags that was being featured that evening and I enjoyed the entire look.

Remember Jewel? Well if you ever wondered what she’s been up to I guess she’s just been walking around being fabulous. She was spotted at The Grove’s 11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Spectacular wearing a black leather Catherine Deane panel dress that featured a lace bodice.

My favorite and fashion forward princess Kate Middleton was spotted in London wearing a Max Mara design. The design featured a navy blue jacket & Orla Kiely navy blue pleated skirt. A Russell and Bromley blue suede muse clutch and a pair of Alexander McQueen blue suede pumps completed her look.

Miranda Kerr was spotted at JFK looking effortlessly chic in a Michael Kors Spring Floral Print Dress. Nude pumps a black handbag, a pair of black aviator shades, and an overcoat completed her look.

2013 American Music Awards

I fast-forwarded...I mean watched the 2013 American Music Awards Sunday and it was exactly what I expected. Those who performed won the awards and absolutely nothing surprised me. In fact, mid-way through the program I got a little tart because I realized that ‘Revenge’ wouldn’t be coming on due to the awards program. Bah-humbug. Things I enjoyed...Nelly busting out ‘Ride With Me’ during his performance with Florida Georgia Line. I truly only needed the chorus; he could have stopped after that and I would have been satisfied. I also loved Jennifer Lopez’s tribute to Celia Cruz. I loved Celia Cruz and sang along. Finally, I enjoyed Miley’s performance of ‘Wrecking Ball’ with the digital Kitty Cat singing behind her. Could it have used more pants? Absolutely. But when you’re singing about losing younger brother of Thor, Liam Hemsworth....well....who cares about pants anyway. Lol, okay I’ll stop.

Versace Versace Versace Versace Versace! Miss Miley Cyrus looked fabulous on the red carpet of the 2013 American Music Awards in a white Versus Versace number. The pantsuit featured a white jacket that gathered only at her naval area. A cutesy touch of oversized golden safety pins too the look from sharp to “Yas Hawndee.” The white cropped pants also have golden safety pin accents near the ankles. To finish off her look she went with a pair of black Saint Laurent pumps and a touch of Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Glee favorite Naya Rivera also stomped the red carpet of the 2013 American Music Awards looking like Catwoman 2013. I really like the giant keyhole Michael Kors gown that Naya chose for the evening. This long sleeved and long trained dress managed to show off as much of her figure that she possibly could while still keeping it PG-13. The all-black number shined with the golden bracelets that looked like cuffs and the white manicure Naya chose that broke up all of the darkness.