11:20 PM – That’s a wrap! Thanks for following along–good night!
11:00 PM – Not mad that I’ll be looking at that mirrored bodysuit for 15 minutes
10:32 PM – LIKE A BLACK WIDOW BAYBAYYYYY I’m so ready for Iggy and Rita right now!!!!
10:08 PM – I wouldn’t mind lounging in Lorde’s luxury jumpsuit RN. Think she’ll trade me?
9:59 PM – Wow, I just want to sleep in Nicki’s white fur boa situation right now.
9:38 PM – Sam Smith keepin’ it classic and clean in Calvin Klein–also melting my heart.
9:36 PM – Congrats, Ariana! On your Moonman and on looking so good in that itsy bitsy mini ;)
9:23 PM – OMG someone needs to GIF that Miley reaction PLZ.
9:21 PM – Ok, Taylor with the Sweet Charity ref, I see you!
9:15 PM – So glad we get to have Katy’s denim ’fit immortalized on TV.
9:05 PM – Did Nicki not change in time? IDK!!! She recovered v. well, IMHO.
9:01 PM – Bang, bang, y’all. These matching monochrome outfits between Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj are the besttt.
8:59 PM – Eep! Time to head into the show!
8:58 PM – OMG KATY AND RIFF RAFF DID THE BRITNEY JUSTIN DENIM 2001 AMA MOMENT. I’m dead. R.I.P. me. Bury me in the parking lot by The Forum. Bye.
8:47 PM – Wow, Rita’s been swaddled in the most impressive custom Donna Karan atelier gown–super thin silk fluttering off her body like she’s walking with her own personal wind machine. Bow.
8:07 PM – The Kardashians are here, and Kylie is wearing exactly what I wanted to wear. :(
8:35 – Demi is a bombshell in Lanvin. Wow. Low low cut, red, long, and glamorous, but not old looking. At all.
8:34 PM – J.Lo’s dress in person looks like straight up magic. I’ve never seen something that glitters so much in my life.
8:24 PM – OK, also going to need a tutorial for Kelly Rowland’s braid crown. HOW?!
8:23 PM – I see Mileyyyy. She’s in Alexandre Vauthier–a bandeau top and the shiniest silver shoes.
8:15 PM – Wow. Wow. I was NOT expecting this hot pants bodysuit from Taylor Swift.
8:11 PM – I may have just accidentally stepped on Nick Young’s silver brogues and am going to regret it for eternity.
8:10 PM – I-g-g-y arrived looking like a GD CYBORG in Atelier Versace. Slicked back hair, mirrored silver gown.
8:07 PM – Gwenabees, your queen is here in hot, HOT pink. Is it L.A.M.B.? It is!
8:01 PM – Oh. My. Gosh. Nicki Minaj is here. The crowd can’t decide whether it wants to chant her name or “Baby Got Back.” TBH, I can’t either. She’s in gold animal print, and it’s so wild but so tame compared to that 2011 candy raver joint.
7:59 PM – I would like a tutorial on how to make Kiesza’s braided pompadour. And how to not look like Minnie Mouse while wearing a large bow–she’s an apparent expert at both of those things.
7:54 PM – The carpet slowed down for a bit, which made for a HUGE welcome for Sam Smith, who is Gucci suited and booted (but no tie because, hi, this is the VMAs).
7:46 PM – Solange wasn’t kidding about taking a break from those prints. She’s in all black and navy, solid but still sparkly. Also, NBD, her eyelashes are RED. WHAT?!
7:44 PM – Chanel Iman–another Yonce girl, BTW–is also in Balmain.
7:40 PM – Angel Haze and Ireland Baldwin just might win for cutest couple. Also, Angel is in ALL of the coolest designers: helmut lang, Raf Simons, Alexander Wang.
7:37 PM – I would kill to be wearing Holland Roden’s dress right now. White, mesh, BREATHABLE, which is essential out here where I am drowning in my own sweat.
7:35 PM – The Yonce ladies Joan and Jourdan are here and TOWERING over everyone. They are so freaking beautiful, wow. Joan and Jourdan are both wearing Balmain and, um, Joan told me I look cool and touched my shorts so I think I’m a Yonce girl now? Where’s my membership card? Is there an initiation? Was that it?
7:31 PM – Amber Rose is having a Rose McGowan moment, y’all. She and Wiz are both in Laurel DeWitt. You better work.
7:30 PM – Wowwww Nick Jonas just killed me with a Vivenne Westwood chain closure suit jacket. Chains + navy tartan = #notnormcore.
7:29 PM – Ariana is here in leather moto Moschino. Leather in this weather is ambitious, but she’s making it #WERK.
7:27 PM – Sarah Hyland just walked by in a suede KaufmanFranco and the back of this dress is RIDICULOUS.
7:12 PM – Eddie Huang just dropped in with the eggplant suit.
7:08 – Oh my gosh, Jeremy Scott is here in BRIGHT yellow coat and tails. There’s a smiley face on the back. He gets it. Also, there’s no shirt under his blazer.
7:03 PM – Loudest screams of all for 5SOS who really did dress up for the occasion. I might even spot a BLAZER, you guys.
7:01 PM – Faking It’s Katie Stevens is here looking super chic in head-to-toe immaculate white lace.
6:55 PM – Also there are the loudest screams right for human rainbow Kesha. She’s wearing sparkly nude, though, to let the hair shine. And man, does it.
6:53 PM – Charli XCX is slayyyying in a tiger striped Moschino dress. She’s got a Vivienne Westwood clutch and Nicholas Kirkwood shoes.
6:50 PM – Becky G and Ingrid Nilsen are here holding it down. Super feeling the juxtaposition of Becky’s edgy Ferre number COVERED in spikes next to Ingrid’s candy-colored Christian Siriano.
6:47 PM – Unrelated: the crowd here vacillates between screaming and reciting “Baby Got Back.”
6:46 PM – Lucy Hale just arrived and quickly ducked out to begin her gig as the pre-show host. She has the most enviable messy pony.
6:43 PM – On the carpet with our Red Carpet Report queen Rachel Antonoff! She designed her outfit (duh) and is serving tasteful visible underwear realness. Her shoe game too strong for you.
4:10 PM — Fueling up on donuts and STILL wearing a sports bra as a shirt because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It’s finally here, you guys! The day we’ve been waiting for since last year’s show ended—the 2014 Video Music Awards. The brand new Forum is ready for performances by Sam Smith, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, and more. We are also ready. We are so, so ready.
We’ll be keeping you up-to-date on every single thing we see on the red carpet right here in Inglewood. If Taylor Swift has a new ’do, you’ll know. If Nicki Minaj arrives in a mask again, we’ll let you know. If two people show up in the same thing, you’ll get an update. We also are fortunate to have the help of Rachel Antonoff who, as host MTV.com’s Red Carpet Report, will be getting into the #FASHUN nitty-gritty with everyone she can.
The pre-show—hosted by Lucy Hale and featuring performances from Charli XCX and Fifth Harmony—kicks off on MTV starting at 8 p.m. EST. We’ll be updating throughout the day, though, so keep checking in for all thangs VMA, all day.