Halsey in Idan Cohen at the MTV Movie Awards: try-hard, ridiculous or cute?


The MTV Movie Awards were a veritable who’s who of “No really, who?” There were a lot of younger TV stars, models and reality stars and only a handful of genuine movie stars. As for fashion… it was not a noteworthy evening in any way. In fact, one of the most talked-about red carpet looks was from Halsey, the young singer who is just starting to really blow up. I’m still not a Halsey believer, but then again, I haven’t paid that much attention to her. But she wants us to start paying attention, which is why she wore shorts, a shell bra and an embroidered jacket on the red carpet. Her ensemble is by Idan Cohen and it’s trying too hard. Especially since most people thought her performance – the song “Castle” from The Huntsman: Winter’s War soundtrack – was really good. My point? She’s getting attention for her music, so why wear this?


Emilia Clarke in Miu Miu. I think this is genuinely one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen her wear on a red carpet. Emilia doesn’t do formal eveningwear very well, but she’s improving her cocktail/playful styling for less formal events.


Rebel Wilson wore Marina Rinaldi and she brought her boyfriend Hugh Sheridan. Rebel also picked up the Best Kiss award, one of the highlights of this awards show (you can see the list of winners here).


Brittany Snow in Haney. I love Brittany (she’s so underrated, along with Anna Camp) and I think she looks adorable here.


I love Lizzy Caplan too but I fear that Lizzy has some styling issues. She wore this Sally LaPointe gown which is boring-to-fine, but her styling is just BAD. Her hair is a big “WHY?”


Miles Teller and his girlfriend Keleigh Sperry. He has a permanent doucheface but I still sort of like the guy. The haircut is rather unfortunate though.


Here’s Daisy Ridley & JJ Abrams. Star Wars: The Force Awakens won Movie of the Year, and Daisy won Breakthrough Performance.

Photos courtesy of Getty, WENN.

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  1. Kate says:

    I don’t know who Halsey is but that outfit is really bad. And I agree, if she’s getting attention for her music, why go full TSwift with the bra and mini shorts? Besides, the jacket doesn’t even fit properly and it looks like her mother made her wear it to cover at least a little skin!

    • Danielle says:

      That bra outfit doesn’t even look like it fits properly! And the shoes, shudder.

    • Kimbers says:

      Stay away from Trendy pastelish sparkle-not ur friend is all I can say with a straight face.Poor girl…

    • Pandy says:

      I like her outfit. It’s young and cute and fun. I think I’m in the minority here though.

    • JenYfromTheBlok says:

      It’s a memorable attention getter- for the day. When J Lo wore that low cut green dress in the 90s- it was an equal jaw flapper- for the decade. I agree these new stars should wear “daring” but there is a fine balance; JLo’s styling was demure in some ways but shocking only in the decollate. This girl looks like she’s wearing a sparkly coconut bra, so it’s an eye catcher but humorous rather than sexy. It’s a miss, but then again, we’re all talking.

  2. Azreen says:

    Rebel Wilson looks adorable in that Marina Rinaldi. Brittany Snow is gorgeous. And I really love Lizzy Caplan and her look. I think she looks great.

  3. mkyarwood says:

    So, Daisy’s team has told her to close her mouth I guess. I love her enormous grin, but it’s been gone for a few weeks. I miss it already.

    Brittany looks great, I’d actually try to pull that off with a sheer bralet and pants because I have mom body, but it’s still pretty bangin’ all in all.

  4. Maddy says:

    Halsey looks like she should have been there for her nomination in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

  5. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    She looks like a magician is going to put her in a box and cut her in half.

  6. Kris says:

    I don’t know who any of these people are, but the one in the black jumpsuit looks amazing, and I also like the red dress. The pink bra is a big fat NO – I’m not prude, but this like, I don’t know, maybe not even underwear, but something that an artist would wear ina circus maybe? It’s terrible, and it shouldn’t be worn in public – unless you want to show everyone that you have absolutely not taste whatsoever.

  7. Arwen says:

    Hasley’s outfit doesn’t look like it fits properly, almost to the point that it’s painful.

  8. Chelsey says:

    I just went to watch her performance…I couldn’t even get through it. It was painful.

    • lucy2 says:

      I thought it was rough too. I noticed the song in the movie trailer so I was curious to hear her perform it, but when it was done I thought “THAT is a professional singer?” Maybe as a songwriter she’s good, but vocally, not so much.

  9. BobaFelt says:

    Emilia has a bangin bod, but always manages to look kind of dumpy. I don’t understand how her styling makes her look so boxy all the time.

  10. serena says:

    I’m so happy for Daisy! She’s really growing on me and I can’t wait to see her in more movies -and of course the next Star Wars!

  11. InvaderTak says:

    That hair on Daisy is not flattering. To anything. And what is Halsey doing? So much for the indie, confident self respecting bit.

  12. grabbyhands says:

    I’m actually amazed that they got as many really famous people to attend as they did considering how irrelevant the show seems now (which is sad, because it used to be a fun watch).

    I feel like the only story that should be covered in regards to the show was that Askars presented wearing no trousers. I can’t believe there’s nothing about it yet.

    • lucy2 says:

      Ha! That’s the only reason I watched it, I saw a photo from the day it taped.
      I forwarded through most of it, what an annoying show.

  13. Tig says:

    Re AS- it would have been better if he went total Tarzan than the pant-less get-up. And the garters with the socks, to an event where the avg attendee is teens/early 20s? Way to scream old. I think he is feeling the pressure of this movie needing to do well-he came across as deer in the headlights.

  14. Locke Lamora says:

    Is Halsey the “Tumblr came to life” girl, or am I thinking of someone else?

    • Miss Grace Jones says:

      She’s the one every one makes fun of for sounding exactly like that vine making fun of indie singers. And being an extreme try hard.

  15. Lauren says:

    I like Halsey’s song ‘colors’ a lot! It is my ‘get this damn paper done jam’ or ‘lets cry through this stats assignment’ distraction hahaha.

  16. QQ says:

    Actually I LOVE Halsey and i don’t particularly like her outfit but eh! its not super offensive for her age or the venue, I mean I don’t Love or like it but is not Actively offending me in any way… in fact excepting the plus one for Miles Teller no one is hurting my eyes too much to be honest here

  17. Jh says:

    I love Lizzy’s styling. Love.
    Daisy is one of those women who look better sans fards.

  18. kri says:

    Halsey’s rig is awful, but her body…well. DAMN, Also, I really like Brittany Snow’s dress, but it clashes with her orange legs. Is that tanner or did they just grease her up and roll her in a giant vat of Dorito dust? Ease off.