2012 MTV Video Music Awards – WISH LIST

2012 MTV Video Music Awards - WISH LISTPhoto: Zimbio
Tomorrow is the big night when all of your favorite stars from the music world take home their moonman  trophy for having some of the best music videos of the entire year at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards! This year they will be held at the Staples Center in Hollywood, and you can expect some major heavy-hitters to be in attendance like Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and wait… Robert Pattinson?

Oh yeah, there will definitely be some “Twilight” festivities happening.

Considering the ceremony is less than 24-hours away, I feel like it was my fashionable duty to prepare for the red carpet by sharing some of my wish-listed style choices for the VMA attendees. Although they might not wear any of it, it’s still fun. Remember, they’re not really predictions — it’s The Fashion Court: WISH LIST . But, if someone does wear what I listed…it was totally due to my ability to see the future. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

Make sure you’re following me at @courtjustice and @TheFashionCourt so that you don’t miss my live-tweets of the red carpet looks! My complete review run-downs will be posted to TheFashionCourt.com after the doors close and the show begins!

2012 MTV Video Music Awards - WISH LISTPhotos: Zimbio; Style.com; Zuhair Murad
I feel like anyone can pretty much pin-point what Taylor Swift will wear to an award show, because nine times out of ten — it will be a metal tone and it will sparkle. More than likely it will also be a slinky gown or a A-line skirt to enhance her fabulous ‘Country Princess’ reputation. With that said, I played the game and selected a dress or two that she’ll probably wear…and one I’d like to see her rock tomorrow night!

ELIE SAAB: This golden glory frock from the Elie Saab Fall/Winter haute-couture has Taylor’s name written all over it. The full-skirt silhouette would fit amazingly well on her long and lean frame, and the glittering embellishments would look beautiful on her while totally fitting her style. Whether her hair is up or down, straight or curly, bangs or no bangs — this one is for her.

ZUHAIR MURAD: Sometimes Taylor likes to go full-on-glam and slip on a show-stopping gown. Who remembers her GRAMMY Awards moment and that amazing white-and-gold gown from a Country music ceremony earlier this year? Both were stunners, and should she go that route again — I can’t think of a better dress for her than this turquoise beaded gown by Zuhair Murad. Tay-Tay is also growing up, so I’m all about her showing a bit of her sassy side with these sheer spiral cut-outs.

MARKUS LUPFER: Taylor’s new single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is a far cry from the music we know her by. It’s totally ‘pop princess’, right? Well, staying on track with her new sound — maybe it’s time for a new look? With that said, I’d like to see Taylor totally change it up and surprise us all by wearing something like this red metallic short sleeve pleated mini dress by Markus Lupfer. Throw in pin-straight locks, siren-red lips, those black booties and maybe a cute little black bowler cap tipped off the back of her head. I can see it, can you?

2012 MTV Video Music Awards - WISH LISTPhotos: Zimbio; Zuhair Murad; Alexandre Vauthier; Style.com
I’m really excited to see what Rihanna will be rocking tomorrow night when she steps out on the MTV Viveo Music Awards carpet to celebrate her video nominations from the past year. We’ve seen the “We Found Love” singer in many different styles over the last few years, and most of them, have been cool. Some of them have been sexy. A lot of them have been questionable — but, they’re always exciting! Now that Riri’s sporting some long and luscious dark curly tresses, I figured I’d play off of that when making my selections for her VMA look.

ZUHAIR MURAD: I would love to see Rihanna step out in this black beaded illusion dress from the Fall/Winter 2011 haute-couture collection by Zuhair Murad. Though it’s a little older than all of the couture dresses taking over the red carpet right now, I don’t think that would stop her from breaking it out. It’s sexy, it’s dazzling…and that thigh slit? Oh, come on. She needs it.

ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER: Whether Rihanna wears this crystal-embellished taupe mini dress from Alexandre Vauthier‘s Fall 2012 haute-couture collection tomorrow or not, she needs to wear it at some point before this year is through. As one of my favorite couture collections lately, I had such trouble narrowing down looks for her. Everything is totally all sexy, and I need some of Hollywood’s hottest to scoop some of it up. I think Rihanna should kick things off with this one and set an example.

DIOR: Everyone is talking about Raf Simon’s first collection as the new Creative Director of Dior. If Rihanna should turn to him when choosing her VMA outfit, I’d like to see her go with this strapless black jumpsuit. It’s sleek, chic and the metallic embellished flap at the strapless bodice is the pièce de résistance.

I’m sure she could find some fierce heels for this too.

2012 MTV Video Music Awards - WISH LISTPhotos: Zimbio; Style.com
P!NK has a new single ‘blowing up’ the radio right now with a long-awaited album on the way, which means it’s time for her to head back to the MTV Video Music Awards to promote it with a killer performance… which is exactly what she’s doing! The new mama’s hair is still pixie short, but back to platinum blonde after that odd grey shade from the 2009 award show — and she’s sticking to her ‘roots’ by swirling a little bit of bright pink in it. I wonder what outfit she’ll wear to show it off, along with her super toned figure. What baby belly?

ALEXANDER McQUEEN: I’m practically obsessed with this gold strapless jumpsuit from the Alexander McQueen Resort 2013 collection, but who wouldn’t be? I mean, those colorful patterns are striking and that black chain leather belt ties it all together. I feel like P!NK has the right edgy attitude to pull it off. She’d probably throw in some black pumps, but hey, they will match the belt just like the sparks of fuchsia will compliment her hair.

EMILIO PUCCI: Having sported a cut-out black LBD recently, I could see P!NK being attracted to this slashed black crepe-and-sheer high neck long sleeve dress from the Fall/Winter 2012 collection by Emilio Pucci. Maybe she could pair it with some hot pink heels and some spiked out jewelry.

2012 MTV Video Music Awards - WISH LISTPhotos: Zimbio; Style.com
It’s kind of hard to put together a wish list for someone like Nicki Minaj because, let’s face it, she’ll most likely wear something custom-made that no one would expect her to wear. I’m not kidding — last year she rocked a metallic corset with a face mask, colorful wig and printed tights with a train of stuffed animals. But, work with me here, if the “Pound the Alarm” rapper should go a more traditional route and select something from the runway, she might go for these…

OSCAR DE LA RENTA: As one of Nicki’s favorite fashion labels that she’s recently worn on numerous occasions, I could see her turning to Mr. De la Renta for her VMA dress. He might even custom make it for her! If he doesn’t, I wouldn’t be surprised if Nicki gave this ballerina-styled baby blue frosted cocktail dress from the Fall/Winter 2012 collection a try. The bows and sparkling embellishments are appropriate for the evening, and the ostrich feather embroidery paired with the frothy tulle skirt are whimsical enough for her personal style.

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: If Nicki is feeling more up to the theatrics of the evening, then I think she should reach out to Jean Paul Gaultier for one of his top-hat ensembles from his Fall/Winter 2012 haute-couture line. This asymmetric gold-black-and-blue strapless jumpsuit is my favorite. I adore the cage half-corset addition to the flap over bodice along with the rich velvet trousers. If she goes for it, I hope she doesn’t let the gold top hat, black gloves and glittering cane fall behind. She needs them to complete “the look”.

2012 MTV Video Music Awards - WISH LISTPhotos: Zimbio; Style.com
Newly-engaged Miley Cyrus is making her first red carpet appearance tomorrow night since chopping off all of her hair and dying it a bright-white-blonde! She’s totally reminding me of the singer Robyn and model Agyness Deyn lately, and to compliment her new look, I think I found two of the most perfect dresses to embody her style and favor her new razor-sharp pixie cut.

GUCCI: I’m absolutely-positively in love with this silk georgette gown from the Cruise 2013 collection by Gucci. The black slinky dress features tropical floral prints falling down the sides while strappy chain necklaces fall between the plunge opening of her halter top neckline. I think with the right body chain necklaces, earrings, and rings, Miley would rock this like nobody else!

ROBERTO CAVALLI: If she’s in the mood to show off her Pilate-toned legs, then fear not — I have another choice for her that’s just as good as the first! Miley swears by the designs of her pal Roberto Cavalli and she loves a good wild print, so why not opt for this black-and-white animal print slip mini dress from his Resort 2013 collection? Her favorite layered jewelry would play up the edginess of it along with a pair of black open toe ankle boots. Because, you can’t wear any other shoe with this after seeing how great it looks with those booties!

2012 MTV Video Music Awards - WISH LISTPhotos: Zimbio; Style.com
Katy Perry is always fun to watch out for on the red carpet and when it comes to MTV’s Video Music Awards, she really pulls out all of the stops! Sometimes she will even change a few times throughout the show with a dress that was better than the one before it. I can’t even imagine what she’ll arrive wearing this year, but I know what I wouldn’t mind seeing her in. Let’s take a look at my choices below.

ATELIER VERSACE: Last year Katy turned to Versace‘s haute-couture collection and wore an Gecia-inspired embellished mini dress complete with colorful sandals, a floral appliqué in her bright pink hair and… a pretty umbrella, of course. If Donatella should hook her up again this year with something from the Fall/Winter 2012 Atelier line, I sure hope it’s this strapless A-line printed mini. It’s short, sassy, bold and perfect for Miss Perry. She’ll definitely need some sky-high metallic heels for this baby!

BLUMARINE: Katy loves anything that glitters, is animal printed, and shows off her shoes. I took those three things into consideration and incorporated them into this pick of a gold sequin-embellished halter neck gown from Blumarine. This fabulous long dress has a glittering halterneck strap that’s connected to a gathered leopard print draped bust and features double thigh slits in the skirt for a major shoe moment. Duh.

2012 MTV Video Music Awards - WISH LISTPhotos: Zimbio; NicolaFinetti.com
Demi Lovato will be in attendance tomorrow night, and I’m totally expecting her to wear something along the lines of rock-chic, but watch her surprise me with a solid color and semi-elegant gown. It would be just my luck after picking some shorter embellished frocks that the “Give Your Heart A Break” singer would pull a total fast one on me.

FALGUNI & SHANE PEACOCK: Demi has become somewhat of a devoted fan to Falguni & Shane Peacock‘s designs and has worn something from their Spring/Summer 2012 runway collection on a few occasions this year alone. Should she do that again, I could see her selecting this blue sheer embellished mini dress with blue velvet slashes throughout it. It’s totally cool and right up her alley, no? I’d hope it would fit her a little longer though.

NICOLA FINETTI: I know Demi loves either really short dresses or straight up gowns, but if she was willing to try a longer hem-line, I’d like to see her ease into the change by trying something like this Nicola Finetti asymmetric cocktail dress. The black-and-white etched plaid pattern is cool, but I’m totally obsessed with the sheer insets at the waist and the eye-catching slanted flounce skirt. With the right hairstyle and heels, this could be a winner for Miss Lovato.

2012 MTV Video Music Awards - WISH LISTPhotos: Zimbio; Alexandre Vauthier
Last year Beyoncé sent tongues a-wagging when she debuted her small baby belly in a gorgeous and elegant silk orange one-shoulder Lanvin gown, but after giving birth to her first child, a daughter named Blue Ivy, several months ago, Queen B is looking better than ever and I think it’s due time she step back into her killer metallic signature “diva” attire.

ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER: I mentioned it before when talking about Rihanna’s dress, but I’ll say it again — I love, love, love Alexandre Vauthier‘s Fall/Winter 2012 haute-couture collection, so you should have expected to see another dress or two from the line in this wish list. Beyoncé has been wearing mostly gowns lately, but if she uses the VMAs to return to her super-short minis then this single-sleeve white mini dress might be just the thing to cause major “jaw-droppage” (that’s not a word, by the way) for every on-looker — because that gold embellished neckline and slashed thigh design are seriously sexy.

Should she stick by pants for the night, another look from Vauthier’s line that I found very suitable for B was this gold lace peplum long-sleeve top and matching slim trousers. The color is really pretty and would look amazing against her honey-brunette tresses and caramel complexion. The plunging neckline and silhouette is also something she has tried a few times in the past, and obviously, pulled off flawlessly.

MARC BOUWER: Because I thought of all lengths when imaging her Video Music Awards outfit, I couldn’t pass up the thought that Beyoncé could turn to Marc Bouwer again for a dress. She recently wore a breath-taking white embellished gown from his Pre-Fall 2012 collection and looked sensational. I think she could really rock this drop waist longsleeve gown from the same collection. Besides, that diamond sparkling appliqué at the gathered waist is a stunner, right?

2012 MTV Video Music Awards - WISH LISTPhotos: Zimbio; Style.com
You’re probably surprised to see Robert Pattinson for this wish list since I stuck to the women of the night for it, but when I know that Rob is attending an event, the menswear fashion wheels begin turning in my imagination and I can’t turn them off. I’m always fascinated with what the “Cosmopolis” actor wears because he cleans up really, really well. Then again, he always looks good in my eyes. Whether he’s in casual threads or a elegant-yet-classic suit,  he pulls it off splendidly. He’s also not afraid to opt for either of those looks on the red carpet.

Because the VMAs are more low-key than some of the other award shows, Rob has the option to really try anything. I normally would want to see him going for color, but since he’s been such a great sport about that lately… if I had to dress him for the VMAs — then I listed what I would select below, and guess what? None of my choices are something he wears a lot. Shocked? Me too.

ALEXANDER McQUEEN: Okay, you’re either scratching your head or totally drooling over this pattern suit from Alexander McQueen‘s Spring 2013 menswear line — but hear me out!! With Rob’s fearless attempt at style, I think he has the confidence to pull off a bold print and metallic pattern such as this. He also has an amazing head of shimmering dark golden tresses, so I feel like his brilliant mane would compliment the metal tones in this suave design. Just clear your mind and picture it.

He can do it, I know he can.

GIVENCHY: Once again, don’t freak out — I’m not envisioning him in this entire look from the Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci collection. It’s all about the jacket. Often times Robert will just wear a pair of dark trousers, a button-down shirt and a pair of black leather Converse sneakers — but, he’ll partnered all of that with really cool statement jacket. With that in mind, I could see him pulling off this graphic black bomber jacket.

MUGLER: If Mr. Pattinson opts for a classic black suit, I don’t think he should take it so seriously nor should he keep it traditional. This is the MTV Video Music Awards after all! I love this monochrome suit from the MUGLER Spring/Summer 2013 line, so I’d love to see Rob rock this from head-to-toe. The white points at the end of the blazer are so edgy and cool, and he should definitely leave a few buttons open at the white crewneck. Visualize.

So, what’s the verdict — are you digging my picks? What was your favorite?!

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