Miley Cyrus’ 2013 VMAs Promo: Behind-The-Scenes Style

Miley Cyrus in her 2013 MTV Video Music Awards promo spot.
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Next stop on the road to the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards? Televised promo spots! And just to prove we’re really not messing around, we’re kicking them off with none other than grill-wearing, unicorn twerking Miley Cyrus. Miles is responsible for one of THE most buzzed about music videos of the year—”We Can’t Stop“—so it’s only right we rep the Best Pop Video nominee appropriately (and heavily). Miley’s promo spot, if you didn’t catch it air last night, features Billy Ray’s little girl popping into a party in the subway tunnels below Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, stepping in via an overhead manhole ladder (also, killer white Versace pumps). We caught up with Miley’s long-time stylist, Simone Harouche, on the shoot to pick her brain about her underground BK party outfit-of-choice for the promo.

Top options for Miley Cyrus’ 2013 MTV Video Music Awards promo spot.
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The vibe of the spot is very similar to her own music video—slow mo party shots, youth personified, etc.—and accordingly, Harouche styled Miles in a way that’s deliberately akin to the “We Can’t Stop” music video. Simone told us that she and Miley both wanted to keep the look of the promo youthful, edgy and sexy. Cyrus also had input on the overall look and wanted to infuse a little sportiness—we see you with the mesh paneled Minimale Animale crop top, girl. The same fash-athleticism can be felt in the black high-waisted American Apparel shorts with side scallops. It’s the accessorizing that takes the look to the next level.

Jewelry options for Miley Cyrus’ 2013 MTV Video Music Awards promo spot.
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To keep the monochromatic look from coming off too austere, Harouche and Miley layer short chain necklaces—a single strand chain that hits at the center of the sternum, a nameplate reading “Doll,” a rhinestone-laden Chanel necklace that’s this close to being a choker, and of course, her gold “M” necklace. Her very louche ’80s-esque chain belt is also Chanel, naturally, AND it looks like she decided to bust out her “Chic Grill” for our shoot! The final product is amazeballs, classic new-era Miley steez at its finest, and we couldn’t be more ecstatic about how the spot turned out. We do feel it’s important to note that after the shoot, she immediately switched into black high top Chucks. Atta, girl!

Additional reporting by Wendy Heisler




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