The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards are just four days away and I am getting more and more excited for this years show as the days go by. We are in for a pretty good show with all kinds of great performances. I have seen things confirmed and the rumor mill is going crazy with other things that could happen at this years awards ceremony.Regular readers will know I am not always the biggest fan of Ariana Grande, but with her year that she has had all I can do is stand and applaud her. She has shown incredible strength and shows that she is more than just a singular performer. While she is not yet confirmed to perform (if she will at all) Ariana is nominated for Artist of the Year and Best Choreography (for her “Side to Side” video) so I hope that she will be on the red carpet and in the audience for this years show. There are only a couple of people whom I picked two looks to wear for the VMA’s and Ariana is one of them. I would love to see Ariana have a really dramatic fashion moment wearing this black Ewa Minge Fall 2017 Couture Fall 2017 Couture mermaid gown which features a fitted, sleeveless, sequined body and a dramatic feathered hem. Usually when Ariana picks looks to wear on the red carpet she gives us sugary sweet looks that give me a toothache, this gown gives darker, edgier, almost Morticia Adams vibes and I think that she could totally pull it off. I know that the ponytail is her signature, but I would love to see Ariana style her massive amounts of hair into a dramatic high bun. Adding a red lip, smokey eye, diamond cluster earrings, a black clutch, and a pair of black platform pumps would really make this a true stand out moment for Ariana. I doubt she would stay in that big dramatic gown the whole evening so I picked a dress for her to change into after the red carpet. I would love it if Ariana gave us dark 90’s pixie by swapping outfits into this deep burgundy Giambattista Valli Spring 2017 Couture flared hem mini dress which features long sleeves, a strapless neckline, and a dramatic cape. Ariana has worn Giambattista Valli a few times in the past and I think that a look like this would really expand Ariana’s repertoire of looks on the red carpet. I would have Ariana let her hair down and style it into her signature high ponytail adding a dark berry lip, gold sandals, and a diamond encrusted choker necklace to really make this another major moment for Ariana. Halsey is a darling of the music industry right now and with the assistance of stylist Maeve Riley is becoming a darling of the fashion world as well. I can’t say I am a big fan of Halsey’s style, but I do believe that she has potential. Her hit collaboration with The Chainsmokers, “Closer,” is where she has received most of her nominations this year and I would expect to see her take the red carpet on Sunday night. I scoured the gambit of designers to find the perfect look for her to wear for the VMA’s red carpet. I would love to see Halsey step out wearing this army green, red, yellow, and blue Nicolas Jerban Fall 2017 Couture long sleeve embroidered mini dress for the VMA’s. I think that this dress reminds me of some of the Balmain designs that Halsey has liked in the past, but in a way that doesn’t get her stuck in a rut of wearing the same brand over and over on a red carpet. What the most unexpected part of a Halsey red carpet look always is comes down to what hair we are going to see from her on the red carpet. It changes almost every time we see her step out. I would love to see her leave the wigs at home and show up with her shaved head to let this dress do the talking. With a smokey eye, red lip, and I would want to see her keep the army green suede over the knee boots I think that Halsey will shut the red carpet down. Lorde is one of the stars that is confirmed to attend the VMA’s this weekend that I am most excited to see on the red carpet. I would love to see Lorde walk the red carpet, though she usually skips only to be seen inside. My first VMA wish that I picked was this black Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2017 Couture ensemble which features an organza bustier with a beautiful bow and cropped wide leg pants for Lorde. This is that mix of glamour and edge that Lorde has been going for recently. Two years ago I wouldn’t have ever thought of this look for Lorde, but I really think that she would absolutely shut the red carpet down wearing it. I would love to see Lorde style this look with two buns on either side of her head, thick kohl rimmed eyes, a red lip, and with a pair of black Gucci ‘Amilna’ crystal embellished platform high heel loafers to really make this an edgy glam moment on the red carpet. Rihanna is nominated at the 2017 MTV VMA’s as a featured artist on DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts” and is set to perform with Kendrick Lamar on his song “Loyalty.” Rihanna exclusively wore custom Giambattista Valli Couture gowns on the red carpets last month as she promoted her film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. I would love to see Rihanna give us a new designer than her recent favored brands of Giambattista, Dior, and Ralph & Russo and show up on the red carpet wearing this strong burnt orange raw silk Maticevski Resort 2018 ‘The Realm’ gown which features a cutout neckline, long sleeves, and fringe detailing. I was searching through the collections and rejecting pretty dress after pretty dress and then I saw this Maticevski gown and fell in love with the idea immediately. Rihanna has never worn Maticevski on a red carpet but the brands edgy yet glamorous take on design to me meshes with Rihanna’s aesthetic perfectly. I would love to see Rihanna style this gown with a chic bun, a matching orange lip, smokey eye, citrine cluster earrings, a gold sequined Saint Laurent ‘Emmanuelle’ baby bucket bag, and a pair of gold, crystal embellished Gianvito Rossi ‘Opera’ sandals to really shut the red carpet down on Sunday night. Selena Gomez is nominated for two awards as a featured artist and will be supporting her boyfriend The Weekend (who is nominated for 5 awards and is performing.) Selena has been having a great year fashion wise and I think that if she stepped out on the red carpet at the VMA’s wearing this black and grey ombré Elie Saab Fall 2017 Couture gown which features a structured velvet peplum bustier with a plunging neckline and a flowing chiffon skirt that she would have another beautiful moment on the red carpet. I kinda have this feeling that if Selena does step out that she will be wearing something very simple or short, but I have fallen in love with the idea of Selena in this gown and I think that it would be a really beautiful moment on the VMA’s red carpet. A pair of gunmetal grey Aquazzura ‘Monaco’ beaded sandals, chic sleek bun, lined eye, red lip, and diamond drop earrings would make this one of Selena’s best red carpet moments ever.