Taylor Swift in Novis at the Teen Choice Awards: too cutesy or just adorable?


Here are some more photos from last night’s Teen Choice Awards. If you’d like a more comprehensive look at what went down and who won what, go here. Taylor Swift won Choice Female Country Artist, and she actually came to the event. You know why? Because her new album is coming out next month or the month after. She’s gearing up to do another promotional onslaught. Prepare yourselves. Anyway, Swifty was extra bangsy, as she has been in candid shots in the past month. I have a weird ambivalence about Swifty’s bangs these days. They’re not flat-out awful (like Lea Michele’s bangs), but I do think Taylor looks better without. Her ensemble is Novis. Extra twee, right? Too cutesy.


Ariana Grande in Georges Chakra (she won Choice Female Artist). The dress is too simple and blah for a girl who (I have to say) can be somewhat forgettable. For future red carpets, I really need Ariana to work on a few things for me. One, she needs to learn how to walk a carpet without looking like she’s about to cry. If you’re that uncomfortable, don’t walk the carpet. But if you do walk the carpet, don’t look like you’re about two seconds away from sobbing. Secondly, TOO MUCH HAIR. Ariana’s hairpieces have gotten way out of control.



Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab – she didn’t walk the carpet! This just feels like a short version of a dress she’s worn a million times before. The color is nice though.

Lea Michele annoys me with how EXTRA she is about everything, especially when she’s posing on a carpet. And God help us all if she actually wins something, because she will NOT STOP POSING. Her colorblock dress is Fausto Puglisi. This would have looked so great as a full-length dress, right? Also: BANGS.



For my money, Hilary Duff was the best-dressed and best-styled person at the TCAs. She wore this Sachin & Babi Noir ensemble which was one of the few non-minidresses at the event. She looks classy but not frumpy. Her figure looks amazing.


Kimberly Perry in Lorena Sarbu. This is okay. It’s more suited one of the country music award shows, but whatever. Lace and big hair.


Photos courtesy of WENN, Getty.

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  1. Linn says:

    Not a fan of any of those looks.

  2. Abbott says:

    Swift looks like she just got out of the gym.

  3. Audrey says:

    I actually love what Taylor is wearing. I don’t think it’s twee or cutesy. She looks great and it suits the event.

    The colors work really well together

    I’m surprised by how much I like it

  4. Chris says:

    J-Lo looks a little too comfortable posing for the camera. I bet she spends hours practicing in front of a mirror.

    • minime says:

      She has a career since forever. Would be stranger (and certainly fake) if by now she wouldn’t look comfortable. And yes, she always liked the attention. :)

    • Pepsi Presents...Coke says:

      I know. The hair is Carol Brady meets ‘Metal Queen’-era Lee Aaron. The outfit is ‘Ladies who flash the concierge at lunch’. The shoes say, ‘I slipped into a puddle of lemon sorbet while partying in the salad days of Laurel Canyon: I want a do-over with Stevie Nicks.

      And I don’t know anything about fashion, so who knows, maybe it’s great?

  5. Faye says:

    I’m so confused about Taylor’s look. It somehow manages to be both twee and trashy-looking at the same time – maybe it’s the bolt-ons popping out of the top? And that hairstyle does nothing for her – she looks much better without the hipster bangs.

  6. Allie says:

    I don’t mind Taylor’s outfit, but it just looks like her normal everyday outfit she’d wear skipping around NYC after a “gym” visit. What I hate is her hair. It looks like a mullet. Ugh. I actually think she looked best when she had long hair and full on bangs.

  7. kri says:

    Hilary Duff looks the best. What a weird sentence to type. Ariana looks like a baby JLO, and not in a good way.

  8. Looloo says:

    Fashion designers, stop trying to make exposed midriffs happen, it’s NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
    Caveat: If you do it like that for Hillary Duff, I can MAYBE be okay with it.

    a girl who grew up in teh 80s/90s. STAHP THE HORRORS REBORN.

  9. Looloo says:

    THere’s something weird going on with Swifty’s hair and has been for the last while now. It looks…dry-ish, but wool-like, and like you’re looking at it through a soft-focus lens.

    edited because I typed Shifty for Swifty. LOLZ.

  10. AlmondJoy says:

    Swifty get so much flack.. And most of it deserved. But there’s no denying that she always looks amazing!

    About Ariana.. Lol honestly Kaiser, I think that’s just her face! She looks like that all the time. I think it may be a combo of her eyes and brows.

    BUT ON TO MORE IMPORTANT THINGS. Have you guys heard the gossip about her dating Big Sean, Naya Rivera’s ex?? I can’t believe we havent gotten a story about it lol

  11. Hissyfit says:

    JLo’s dress is the only one that I like but the rest are terrible and they all look rough. Taylor’s hair looks bad!

  12. eliza says:

    Lea Michele looks like she just graduated from The Barbizon School of Modeling and landed her first Montgomery Ward catalog shoot.

  13. Brin says:

    I like Hilary and Swifty’s outfits. I think Ariana should change her name to Ariana Blande.

  14. Embee says:

    I thought Hilary Duff was Kim Cattrall. Seriously. In a good way.

  15. Dani2 says:

    Not loving Taylor’s hair here, and it seems like everyone that went to the TCAS wore a crop top.

  16. minime says:

    Taylor Swift and Hilary Duff look nice and properly dressed for the event (it’s a teen thing, I guess cutesy is in order). Lea Michele is just too much of everything. Ariana Grande…oh girl…that’s just too much hair. She is a very cute girl, she would look nice in a modern short haircut. The dress is bad, the color is horrible and specially with all those marks on her legs it doesn’t look nice at all. Maybe she should ask Taylor to give her some help.

  17. QQ says:

    Im gonna surprise myself and say I Love what Swift and lea Michele (ridiculous pose notwithstanding..God!)? are wearing

    Ariana Now Looks like it’s her Sweet 16 going to shit…(As opposed to her bat mitzvah) and that pesky mom it’s still wanting to take her pics but OMIGOD I COULD CRRYYYY

  18. lisa says:

    I like what Taylor, Hilary, Lea and J.Lo are wearing.

  19. Lottie says:

    Holy moly I thought Hillary was Kim Catrall from SATC at first and second glance.

  20. Dani says:

    I looove Lea’s dress but damn girl, take it easy. It’s a surfboard not a stripper pole!!

  21. Anastasia says:

    I thought Hillary Duff was a young Sharon Stone!

  22. NEENAZEE says:

    Ugh what is with all the nude platform pumps? They are the fashion equivalent of black heels for the working girl… they say “I didn’t bother thinking about my shoes when I picked out this dress.” And I’m so over the exaggerated platform. It just looks stripper tacky.

  23. RobN says:

    I think there are probably three women in the country who can pull off the midriff baring dress and I think Swift is one of them. I think she looks great.

    Hilary Duff looks really rough. It’s a summertime kids event and she looks like twenty miles of rough road. Length makes her look stumpy, color and material don’t exactly scream summer and the make-up looks too heavy and dark. Nothing light or summery about this at all and it really ages her.

  24. TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

    Hello. it’s the Teen Choice Awards, not Woodstock – these little pop stars should spend more time putting out decent music, even in the silly pop genre, than preening for the cameras.
    My son’s friend works for a ny firm that films concerts and sporting events, and he was in Nashville for some country event last fall, and saw tay tay up close; said she was a total bitch and diva on the set, and can’t sing live at all without enhancements. He plays guitar fairly well, and said she really has very little talent, mostly just marketing, but her teen fans and soccer moms don’t really care.
    Tay tay will probably try movies, because she’s bored with just being a pop star. As Jim fusilli who writes for the Wall Street journal recently said, re tay and others: they are selling their celebrity, not their “music.”

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      It’s a whole new world for celebrities today, with social media and the 24 hour media cycle. I think it’s understandable that people think they need to do more than just put out good music. Plenty of good music gets ignored but Miley peeing in the woods gets media coverage. It’s a formula destined to supply all of us here with a lot of hilarious gossip in the future.

  25. Mischa Jane says:

    I generally like what Taylor wears, but I’m not so sure about this one. I don’t like the black and white hem at the bottom of the skirt, or those weird black and white panels on the sides of it. She is gorgeous with gorgeous skin, but I also don’t like her hair here at all.

  26. amp122076 says:

    I think Ariana can sing but lord, who is styling her? The white knee high boots and the omnipresent childish hair? Someone get hold of this girl!