Movie Awards 2011: Lily Collins, Lil Mama, And Nicki Minaj Rock The Best Accessories

Clutches, rings, and cuffs ruled the night and the multiple metallic surfaces sent our magpie-like covetous brains spinning. And scheming. From cunning little hard-case purses to mercury-shiny asymmetrical cuffs to bracelets that appeared to be made from boiled and spun sugar, there wasn’t an accessory that we didn’t mentally audition with our wardrobe at home. Let’s take a closer look and really allow the envy to take hold and darken our hearts before dropping serious paper on some of these choice, outfit-making accent pieces.

NICKI MINAJ

Nicki Minaj at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on June 5, 2011.
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While we personally would’ve loved a simple tank paired with Nicki’s amazing, ultra-’80s, black-and-gold-hardware ensemble, we’re uncompromised in our love and admiration of all that gleaming metal. From the bright buckles of her waistcoat to the enormous gauntlet of bracelets, we loved the deep, inverted, dramatic V of her gold 4.3.2.1 Necklace by TomTom Jewelry that’s held aloft seemingly by her impressive décolletage and set off by the badassery of her matching gold Crystal Chunk Knucklebuster Ring by Luv AJ.

EMMA STONE

Emma Stone at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on June 5, 2011.
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As we’ve mentioned before, we love Emma Stone’s ensemble but what we haven’t yet spent time discussing is how refreshing it is to see the perennially chic and classic Italian leather magicians, Bottega Veneta, taking time to basketweave a silhouette in such a playful, bold hue. The slightly elongated clutch doesn’t tread into retro-gigantic territory but actually looks like it could contain a reasonable parcel of loot. Perfect for award shows.

LIL MAMA

Lil Mama at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on June 5, 2011.
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Lil Mama looked gorgeous McStunningskirt in this beautiful, black, shattered glass Sherri Hill dress and we freaked out with red carpet host Christian Siriano about how cool this all looked up close. The tiny, platinum-bobbed recording artist divulged that she’d bought her accessories from a boutique on Melrose and though we couldn’t suss out more information, we can tell you that this spinning ring and spiked cuff looked straight out of a Jim Henson nightmarescape. Baroque and beautiful and perfectly in keeping with her metallic, stiletto nails and black glitter platforms (oh, and if you’re concerned we’re not covering shoes, don’t be. We’ll be saving those up for Friday).

LILY COLLINS

Lily Collins at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on June 5, 2011.
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Sometimes nothing compares to a properly yellowy gold. And while Judith Leiber evokes images of pavé-encrusted animals like the one Big gave Carrie, this crafty little, all-gold, She-Ra Princess of Power clutch is all modern and all maddeningly wantable. The Wonder Woman woven gold cuff by Alexis Bittar and gold rings sweeten the superheroine deal.

HAILEE STEINFELD

Hailee Steinfeld at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on June 5, 2011.
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The genius behind this marvelous little betamax-sized box clutch, a.k.a. the Jean Clutch by Edie Parker, is that it shines not unlike the sequins on this tuxedo and complements other details as well. The light, faceted stripes echo to the bright, white of the shirt and the black lines mirror the sequin detailing that you can’t quite see here on Hailee’s trousers. We love that this effect is carried throughout and seen again in the black of her shoes also featuring a slickness paired with the wink of pale toes.

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