Miley Cyrus sports a mohawk in Pucci: lovely & gothic or too Bride of Frankenstein?

At last night’s VMAs we had a lot of edgier looks, particularly Miley Cyrus, whose bleach blonde shaved side mohawk is being compared to Pink’s. (Kaiser will cover Pink shortly. You know that Pink has had that style for much longer than Miley.) Miley actually introduced Pink’s performance, along with Mac Miller, so it doesn’t seem like there are any hard feelings there. Pink seems like she’s cool with everyone, I doubt she minds.

In contrast to her hair, which is too much in my opinion, Miley wore a deep-cut black Emilio Pucci gown with sheer diagonal panels. It was a gothic but modern looking dress and I thought it was striking and went very well with her new image. (A better view of the dress is here.) She even showed some cleavage. For Miley, the girl who “forgets” to wear pants or a bra on a regular basis, this was not a low-cut or revealing dress. We’re not seeing any nipple here. She should have worn her hair down, though, this is too Bride of Frankenstein. Pink pretty much owns that style.

MSN reminds us that this is what Miley looked like just a year ago. (The photo below is from April, 2011.) She’s gone through some big changes this year. At least her tattoos are relatively minor and low-key. As someone who went through a similar goth period, I’m thinking she’s experimenting in a way that is typical and normal, especially considering her career.

Emma Watson’s colorful Peter Pilotto number was killer, in my opinion. It’s very daring but somehow it works on her and her amazing figure. This reminds me of a similar little Brood dress she wore, with black piping and very modern lines, earlier this year. I love her shoes too. Redcarpet-Fashion Awards identifies them as Tom Ford, and I feel like I’ve seen them on other celebrity feet this season. They go well with her dress while remaining understated and not too matchy.

Emma is seen with her Perks of Being a Wallflower costar, Ezra Miller. They look really cozy but we haven’t heard rumors about them so I doubt they’re more than friends. (Update: Ezra came out as gay last month.) These two introduced Green Day’s performance together. Their film is out on September 21 and it looks really good. I just re-watched the trailer and it reminds me of the John Hughes movies of my youth. I want to see it!

Photo credit: WENN and FameFlynet

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  1. RocketMerry says:

    There are better ways to style that haircut, I think.
    The dress is cute, though.
    And Emma is pretty.

  2. Riana says:

    Miley looked phenomenal in my opinion. I love that she tried to do something different and I feel like she really succeeded.

    When someone feels comfortable and confident in what they’re wearing it really shows and she did.

    Hair, jewelry, dress, she was feeling herself.

  3. kay says:

    oy. vey.

  4. Lucy says:

    It’s fun and age appropriate for her. If she can’t pull it off who can?

  5. ladybert62 says:

    EEEEKKKKKK! Bride of Frankenstein is right! AWFUL LOOK.

  6. eileen says:

    Just…. No.

  7. bea says:

    That’s the hairdo of a 50+yr old-attention-wanting-post-divorce-crisis on the Vegas strip, not a young woman.

    I guess alot of women of that age want to try platinum hair – it rarely looks good. Not great on her – the color is bad.

    She seems to be trying to ‘find’ herself. I imagine this will just be an embarrassing photo later.

    Her dress looks wrinkly and too formal for the event.

    Emma’s outfit is so modern and really flattering!

    • neelyo says:

      Ha! That hair is is very Cougar Prowling the Strip.

      Besides changing her look every now and then, does Miley do anything else?

  8. D says:

    Isn’t Ezra Miller gay?

  9. serena says:

    I think Miley looks good, she’s experimenting and she’ll soon change into another look (even tough I loved her wavy brown hair).

    Emma is very pretty, I like her more and more and Ezra Miller is hot!!! He’s so doing it for me!

  10. Ari says:

    Wow, Emma looks so cute!!!

  11. Jenny says:

    Emma looks really cute in that dress, it is age appropriate and flattering. I But I wish folks on the carpet would stop with the crossed legs pose. It makes them look like they need to go to the bathroom, but have to hold it.

    Did some of the attendees share the same bottle of peroxide to get that harsh hair color?

  12. DanaG says:

    When I saw Pink my first thought was oh that is where Miley got her haircut from. It just isn’t right with that dress and Miley needs to get her roots done that is the problem going that blonde there is awful lot of upkeep. Not sure Miley can keep it up or that she want’s too.

  13. Lizzie says:

    I seriously doubt Emma Watson and Ezra Miller would be getting cosy as he came out in a magazine interview as gay earlier in the year.

  14. Mimi says:

    Emma looks fresh and amazing. Um, Miley, not so much.

  15. marie says:

    umm didn’t I read that Ezra is gay? I think it was recently, so no, they wouldn’t be more than friends..

    I love Miley’s haircut but I’m not quite sure of the style. She’s pullin a Pink, but Pink does it better..

  16. Erandyn says:

    It’s neither lovely nor gothic. It’s “Miley cannot pull off punk”.

    • Boo says:

      This. She just looks stupid and try-too-hard.

    • Arock says:

      I know it’s mean and I get that she’s “trying” but she’s just too chipmunky to pull it off. Tattoo it up, bleach it in- she’s still the party in the USA girl. When she does it it looks dated, when pink does it she looks fierce.
      Emma looked lovely by contrast.

      • QQ says:

        Chipmunky. YES another way to look at it is That Was a Terrible close up!: With that Mouth and Nose this was never ever ever a good idea for her… Love the dress and Emma’s dress tho

    • arock says:

      i just figured it out! shes looks like that guy adam whatever from american idol. the one with the eye makeup and glam-my outfits.

    • orion70 says:

      ITA. She can not pull off this look IMO.

  17. brin says:

    I liked her hair when she first had it cut but it looks awful like this.

  18. Mia 4S says:

    Well if you can’t try it at this age when can you? But no it doesn’t work for her at all. Desperation for attention at her age in Hollywood is scary and rarely ends well. We will see.

    Ezra Miller is gay and out, definitely hot, but unfortunately from what I’ve read on him more than a bit full of himself and heavily into being an “artist”. Those are the actors that get unlikable very quickly. Maybe he has learned to tone it down?

  19. lucy2 says:

    I don’t like Miley’s look at all, especially the platinum blonde color, but I guess for the VMA’s it’s not too bizarre.
    I don’t really care for Emma’s dress.

  20. Scorellini says:

    Emma Watson forever!!!

  21. Anname says:

    I think you have to have perfect facial features to carry off that hairstyle. Miley is a pretty girl but the hair style does not flatter her face. It is too harsh and makes her look puffy and older (not in a good way).

    Emma Watson looks great – fun and fresh and young. Not getting the “snobbiness” that sometimes happens with her.

    • Brown says:

      ^this. I actually don’t hate the hairstyle and love it on Pink, but for Miley, it makes her face look bloated and swollen. Also, the color is just…. off. It’s not platinum. It’s…. urine? I don’t know, but it’s not right for the look she’s going for.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      My thoughts exactly on Miley. In theory that hair is cool and fun but you need the right face for it and a round face is not it. It should be more angular or … I don’t know, delicate? Coupled with the blonde … oy. No. It looks harsh. She could’ve cut and dyed it differently so that the change would’ve been drastic but not so unflattering.
      I do like the dress and her body is amazing.

      Emma looks lovely. SHE pulled off the hair btw.

  22. NM6804 says:

    Miley Cyrus…gives good face.

    A pretty girl but I wonder if she really can let go of being in the spotlights. Didn’t she want to take a year of? I don’t think living on Twitter showing off every banal thing you consider ‘edgy’ and showing up to these events while you having nothing going on careerwise (besides making people sure you still exist should you want to start a new project) is taking a break.

    Miller was amazing in We Need to Talk About Kevin. Fantastic actor, beautiful face although the hair, faux-intelligent attitude and the stoned interview(s) are doing him any favours. He had a fling with Zoe Kravitz in 2010 (met on set of some film that escapes me).

    Watson is very chique as usual although I wonder where her career is going. I thought she would explode after HP but she became kind of meh. The momentum is gone.

    • Angie says:

      I don’t think the momentum is gone because she seems to be an in demand actress at the moment. She is working with darren aronofsky as russel crowe’s daughter in Noah, and before that she filmed a movie directed by sofia coppola. And she confirmed that she will be working with guillerno deltoro on beauty and the beast. So, not bad at all! I think there was also talk about emma being the lead in an adaption of “your voice in my head” with stanley tucci, the kind of role that attracts awards nominations. I think she is not a very good actress, she seems to have limited range, and she is less interesting and talented than someone like Mia Wasikowska, Saoirse Ronan or Carey Mulligan, IMO. But she has screen presence, she is cute and seems professional and I do think she will have the best career out of the harry potter kids, IMHO.

      • NM6804 says:

        I think because of her hunger for fame, she isn’t denying any decent film role. But if she doesn’t make it work, make her mark in the industry, that last wave of HP-succes is going to stop some day.

        There is no way she will ever be on par with Lawrence, Mulligan etc…Limited talent and cuteness can only take you so far and she needs more charisma to stand out. She can’t play the ingenue forever.

        If you follow some lowkey blogs, there are stories about her acting like a brat on set. There’s friction on every set though and some site are really just hating for the sake of it so I’ll take it with a grain of salt.

        I think Watson is very calculated. She is very Hollywood and A-list hungry. She is no stranger to photo-ops, perfume commercials etc. Is she still pretending to be interested in higher education btw? Very image conscious.

        Radcliffe is more versatile in his parts (theatre, tv and film, different genres) and that is more challenging and interesting. He’s taking risk because I presume he loves acting but not because he wants to be a moviestar. Depending on their goals, they probably both have the best careers they wanted. Who will have the longest career however is impossible to tell for now.

        Rupert Grint does…what he wants. They all have the money so they can do what they want. Grint is getting cast and I don’t think he wants what Watson or Radcliffe have. Much more laidback, not anxious for something. I think :).

  23. johnnybadboytapia says:

    I LOVE MC DRESS AND HAIR!! I think she looks great, her hair is perfect with the dress, its sexy and edgey and current all at the same time, and keep in mind its the MTV awards not the Oscars. also i love Pink and I really dont feel like she would have an issue with miley using her as inspiration.

  24. Aussie girl says:

    Look it’s fun & young. God if I look back @ picks of my self @ that age, I kinder of smile but do remember the statement & fashion I was trying to inbody. Hell I even shaved my head dying it platinum blonde! She is young & on a journey of self discovery, so let the girl live, experiment & grow.

    • orion70 says:

      I don’t know, i’d say that if it were a couple of years ago and she was a younger teenager.

  25. lafairy says:

    The problem I have with Emma Watson is that she looks like your average (not amongst the prettiest) campus girl, go on any campus and you will see dozens of girls just like her.
    She is like your cute but very vanilla dorm mate
    I don’t talk only about looks, it’s about what comes off of her: yes she is cute but very very dull.

    It pains me to say it but at least miley has some sparks something that attract!

    I know a lot of people like EW here, but sorry I find her really really dull nobody would check twice on her on a street.

    • Kimlee says:

      You can say the same about Miley.

      • lafairy says:

        yes but at least miley has “something”, a spark an energy, I don’t like her music but I can give her that!
        While Watson has nothing that can make you spot her if she was on a campus, she would blend like a house plant.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        ITA, Lafairy. Emma Watson is boring and that outfit is terrible IMO.

        At least Miley is fun to look at/pick on :).

      • Sonya says:

        Yeah, you could replace “sparks something” with “swallows” and then I’d agree.

  26. Micki says:

    Honestly I liked her pixie styling more but she is young and still experimenting.And thanks God it’s only her hair.

  27. Eleonor says:

    I want Emma’s shoes. Now.

  28. Erandyn says:

    I just realised what Miley reminds me of – a Teletubby!

  29. Sunnyinseattle says:

    Someone that is trying to ‘find themselves’, which she clearly is, should not be getting married. As far as her hair? It does not go with her squinty eyes! 😉

  30. Cathy says:

    I think she looks like hell. I liked it when she cut her hair and it was still brown. But this look is just plain yuk. I agree with what another poster above said that she’s just doing this to stay relevant. I’ve never been a fan of hers, but even I haven’t heard of her doing anything new lately.

  31. Itsa Reallyme says:

    To pull off hair that short, you really need to have a beautiful face. I’m sure Miley is a nice person so I feel bad saying it, but she’s really homely. She needs to have great hair to detract attention from her face. I always thought she was unattractive but now all of her features are so accentuated.

  32. Lisa says:

    Dude, Cyndi Lauper did this already at the Grammy’s a few years ago.

  33. kingkayki says:

    Not hating Miley but she kind of looks like Bridget Nielsons baby sister or younger version.

  34. dorothy says:

    Horrid, absolutely horrid.

  35. Pandora says:

    Oh well at least It detracts from her face…….

    total wing nut tho, she might want some sunblock on those

  36. Jen34 says:

    I think Miley is naturally pretty, but that look is awful.

  37. Evelyn says:

    I thought she looked good, but I suppose it’s one of those looks where you love it or you hate it. But she really is channeling pink
    And Emma Watson looks so cute!

  38. Mayday says:

    This hair cut isn’t the first I would have expected for her but honestly, I’m glad to see her adopting at least some form of STYLE. Up until now she looked like she could have been any-girl from any-town usa. There was nothing defining about her at all and with the extensions and flowery clothes etc I think up until now she has come off extremely generic.

    She’s very pretty and this whole thing may just be a phase but at least it means shes on her way to finding a “look”.

    Fashion and style are not the same thing and I think right now she is trying to find her own style but unlike any of us, she has to do so in the public eye.

  39. Jayna says:

    Actually, better than I thought it would be.

  40. Brat says:

    Trying to be P!nk but doesn’t pull it off. Looks ridiculous.

  41. Marty says:

    Why does she insists on doing that thing w/ her lips?! THAT is what makes her look ridiculous.

  42. skilo says:

    I wonder if Miley’s mohawk would be so bad if she had kept her natural color or gone with some subtle blonde highlights? I know she looks AWFUL in the platinum blonde. I think she’s probably just to baby faced, chipmunk cheeked whatever to really pull it off at all though.

    • orion70 says:

      I tend to think it would look worse in a darker color. I do like the platinum blonde, and it’s not so bad not styled like this.

  43. TheTruthHurts says:

    She looks disgusting, but was so pretty before this hair debacle. 🙁

  44. V says:

    The mohawk brings out the chipmunk.
    I like her in short hair but that mohawk is too wide for her face.

    The dress is very flattering tho.

    Emma Watson looks pretty and put together as usual. But in those photos she poses like a Barbie doll.

  45. Reece says:

    None of the different elements, makeup, hair, dress, event coalesce. It’s just wrong.

    Emma looks great!

  46. Mara says:

    Miley is ugly and very old looking but Emma is a very pretty looking girl so young and fresh .

  47. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    All the hair style experimentation won’t change the fact that she has no talent, can’t sing act or dance, and she’s experiencing the disney consequences that once your run is over and there’s no more money to be made disney moves on – I know it’s probably impossible to leave the spotlight but she needs to get an education a real job and forgot about lalaland. It’s interesting that there are still dozens of acts from the 60s/70s touring with strong fan bases (tina turner, hall and oates, kenny loggins, kc and the sunshine band, etc.) but she’s essentially washed up and over – 30 years from now who will want to see the miley cyrus nostalgia tour? Just a different perspective on how music and pop culture have changed over the last 3 decades.

  48. Chicago Girl says:

    Ezra came out as queer not gay. The difference is that queer indicates he has the potential to be sexually attracted to any gender representation (man, woman, gender queer, transgender) whereas gay would indicate he is mostly attracted to men only.

  49. says:

    She looks like a member of Jedward or a Troll doll…take your pick. She obviously has no clue.

  50. mln89 says:

    good god, miley’s hairstyle is so try hard and atrocious. why didn’t somebody stop her before she left the house? does she have any REAL friends? her dress is hot though, i would wear it.

  51. Angie says:

    I think she is so stunning, just beautiful.

  52. AnnieGrey says:

    Lighten up on the eyebrows.

  53. Marty says:

    I’ve been trying to ease up on Miley a little because she actually seems like an okay person in real life, just a little to into herself, but then I listened to her cover of “Lilac Wine” an HELL NO!

    She can cut/dye her hair and do all the Pilates she wants, but she needs to stay the hell away from Jeff Buckley songs. Her voice is okay, but not great, and her attempt at that song made me wish I had the ability to go back in time. Miley needs to stick to pop songs, that’s her niche, and she’s good at that. Damn, I really wish I had never heard her sing that song….

  54. Rob says:

    If Miley and Pink want to be gender benders with their ghastly dude haircuts, that’s fine. I do think that Mr. Yuk stickers are in order. Luckily, most women enjoy looking hot and sexy, and my eyes are directed toward those gals.

  55. Paul Frehley says:

    I think Miley looks like a lesbian. There I said it.

  56. skuddles says:

    I dunno about Miley’s do… it looks rather try-too-hardy. Which seems to be kind of the case with her in general these days. But I certainly don’t blame her for wanting to experiment with her look.

  57. sashavice says:

    I really didn’t like this girl up until now, I love that she is stepping out the box and cut all of her hair off, she looks great and comfortable.

  58. Thea says:

    Flock of Seagulls.

  59. jen7waters says:

    Although I’m not a fan of the cut, what I really don’t like in this case is the color, I mean, bleached hair, dark eyebrows… ugh. :s

    Love Emma and her dress.

  60. Kosmos says:

    To me, this is a horrible look on Miley, but apparently she wants to experiment with edgy hair. On Pink, well, she’s always had this kind of hair, so I expect it and it kind of fits her personality. Miley looked so much better before the new do, sorry….

  61. Devyn says:

    She’s a very pretty girl but I’m not crazy about the new hair. Her look was so much more youthful, feminine and appealing in the before shot imo. Ah well, to each their own.

  62. GT says:

    I think that Miley looks great and I love that she’s experimenting. I prefered her previous hair (really short and blonde before the mohawk) better but hey, she’s young, she’s allowed to play with her hair!! It’s only hair people!!

  63. ruby says:

    She looks like Amber Rose. There. I said it.

  64. Scarlet Pimpernel says:

    Emeli Sande anyone?

  65. mugsy says:

    Is this her way of trying to build a fan base since she no longer has the Disney machine behind her?

  66. Hanna says:

    LOL. Emma looks amazing compared to this chimpmunk mess.

  67. orion70 says:

    Don’t like Emma’s outfit but I love her shoes.

  68. Lil says:

    Someday she will look back and say “what the hell was I thinking” We all have those “what was I thinking photos” if we live long enough. She does look like a Cockatoo though, lol.

  69. Dee Cee says:

    All though Miley will hate to acknowledge this.. Imitation is the most sincerest forms of flattery.. but by comparison: Pink’s things are HER.. so original.. still evolving, and what you do.. are “your” things and you need to get your own life

  70. chalkdustgirl says:

    Miley, Miley, Miley…no, no, no.

    The cut I can deal with, but not the hawk. It looks like she sat in the hairdresser chair and said “Just fuc* it up!”

    It looks very similar to Pink’s if you take a peek in this week’s people mag. The difference is, Pink has pulled this cut off for a long time but Miley can’t. She needs something to soften her features.

    Then again, it is HER hair.

  71. alazyclaire says:

    Sorry if I’m repeating a previous comment, but I’m puzzled as to why Liam stays with her.

  72. Sarah says:

    SO MUCH MONEY to end up like this on the red carpet.. (both of them!)

  73. Albeli says:

    Oh, Miley, you were looking so much better a few months ago. This look does not suit you at all.

  74. faye says:

    So she’s channeling Pink now?

  75. rumbleseat says:

    Miley: Props for changing it up a little. Most starlets wouldn’t have the nerve, and most therefore condemn themselves to die in their bleach blond Heidi Montag-ness. With that said, you can have a 90s goth mall dress or you can have an 80s platinum fauxhawk. You can’t have them both, especially at the same time. Personally I’d pick the fauxhawk- it has daring written all over it, unlike a wrinkled Morticia Adams castoff.

    As for Emma Whatserface, I have always thought that she and the rest of the Harry Potter kids were the most boring and overrated people in the movie industry. I don’t get all the fuss over any of them! Horrible dress, and bangin’ shoes. Okay I’m done now.

  76. anneesezz says:

    Proof that not everyone call pull off short hair. She is really not cute at all.