iHeart fashion at the iHeartRadio Music Awards

It’s Sunday night and the annual iHeartRadio music awards, which means it’s time for my red carpet breakdown! Here we go!

rs_634x1024-150329154207-634.Iggy-Azalea-iheart-Radio.jl.032915 Iggy Azalea: I like the jacket, shoes and pants individually just not together. It’s edgy and cool, but the see-through top and jacket are a little too busy with the printed pants. Also, with such a busy outfit, her hair should have been simpler.

rs_634x1024-150329154616-634.Meaghan-Trainer-iHeart-Radio.jl.032915 Meghan Trainor: I normally love her music and her style (i.e. what she wore to the Kids Choice Awards last night was perfection!), but this looks like a bad Homecoming dress from high school. I think it’s the sparkle jacket that crosses –oddly– in the middle of her tight, black dress. And her hair also evokes a high school dance type of look, not so much for a red carpet affair.

rs_634x1024-150329162033-634.Zendaya-iHeart-Radio.jl.032915 Zendaya: Lately, she’s been a risk taker in the fashion world (both with her clothes and hair), to put it lightly. But, here? It’s, like, a hot mess– though I like her skirt and shoes! Her top looks like a cheap men’s workout tank that she paired with a bandeau, making her look very much like Barney the dinosaur. Not a selling point for a music star or actor like her.She gets points for trying (at every red carpet), but not for execution, sorry Z.

rs_634x1024-150329163504-634.Nick-Jonas-iheart-Radio.jl.032915 Nick Jonas: Okay, so I like the concept of a plaid suit, very rock ‘n’ roll. But, I don’t like the plaid pants with the jacket. It’s too much. However, his stylist does a good job at getting fitted suits for Nick.

rs_634x1024-150329162937-634.Anna-Camp-iheart-radio.jl.032915 Anna Camp from “Pitch Perfect:” I like the concept, the dress, the fit: all of it. However, I’m not sold on the straps. I think something a little more substantial would look better, and support her frame better as well.

rs_634x1024-150329161447-634.Adam-Lambert-iheart.jl.032915 Adam Lambert: Definitely one of the best dressed guys on the carpet. The leather pants, blazer and heeled boots are the epitome of rock ‘n’ roll and perfect for the iHeartRadio music awards.

rs_634x1024-150329162802-634.Ariel-Winter-iheart-radio.jl.032915 Ariel Winter: The “Modern Family” starlet looks great. I love her whole outfit from hair, dress, shoes and clutch. However, I think it might be too mature for such a young (under 18) starlet. But, again her stylist pulls goods outfits for her (i.e. her Kids Choice Awards outfit last night!).

rs_1024x759-150329160853-1024.5-Seconds-of-Summer.jl.032915 And here’s 5SOS because, yea. Love their edgy looks; they look great and make great music.

rs_634x1024-150329164232-634.Taylor-Swift-iheart.jl.032915 And last but not least, probably the night’s most anticipated star: Taylor Swift. Her dress is pretty, though, I’m not sure how I feel about the side cutouts. It’s a little weird. I love her shoes. The one thing I’m not a fan of here: her hair. I’m not sure what the idea behind the sixties-inspired bob, with a bump-it thing and the bangs. It’s not looking good or Taylor-like. With that dress, I wanted to see her trademark “1989” wavy bob. That would have been much better for the carpet.

What are you thoughts on the red carpet looks from tonight?

Top of the Charts

Hi all. Sorry it’s been awhile– classes have taken over my schedule. But, I’m back now and this week I’m going to discuss my thoughts on the top music songs, that I’ve heard of.

1. “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift

Finally, she’s calling herself pop. Finally. At first, I hated this song. But now, after letting it settle, I like it. Definitely has a good dance vibe.

2.”Bang Bang” by Ariana Grande, Jessie J, & Nicki Minaj

You already know my thoughts on this song.

3. “Break Free” by Ariana Grande feat. Zedd

Love Ariana right now. Love this song.

4. “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora

Normally, I hate rap. But, in this case, I’ll make an exception.

5. “Maps” by Maroon 5

Definitely good driving music.

6. “Amnesia” by 5SOS

I’v already talked about them. But this song is good. I want to see a Travis Wall contemporary number choreographed to it.

7. “Don’t” by Ed Sheeran

Love this song. And it’s rumored to be about Ellie Goulding cheating on Mr. Sheeran with 1D’s Niall Horan. Hmm…

What songs are you currently listening to?

My [Must Listen To] Summer Music Playlist

It’s summer, and basically, I can’t be found anywhere without my earbuds or car radio. So, that’s what today’s post will focus on: the charttopping hits I can’t help but sing along to.

In chronological order of when I started listening to the song…

1) “Boom Clap” by Charli XCX

The TFIOS hit is catchy and makes me want to get up and dance (which I almost did in the theater!)

2) “All of the Stars” by Ed Sheeran

From a previous post, you all should know how much I’ve loved this TFIOS ballad. In fact, I was the only one in the theater who stayed until the very end of the credits, just to hear the Ed song in entirety.

3) “One” by Ed Sheeran

Another Ed hit, this one from his newly released album ‘x’ (pronounced: multiply). I love Ed’s ballads. It’s so beautiful, and as the dancer I grew up as, I just want to choreograph a lyrical number to it.

4) “Classic” by MKTO

This song is taking over the radio waves all summer long, and I’m loving it! It’s that perfect summer song for driving around town. (Not to mention, I remember the lead singer back from his Disney days… Oh, how times have changed.)

5) “She Looks So Perfect” by 5 Seconds of Summer

Another radio hit, 5SOS nailed it with the perfect summer jam. I mean, I saw them on tour last year with One Direction, and knew they had chart-topping written all over them. And their debut album is set for release mid-July. Can’t wait.

6) “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith

I hadn’t heard of this until ice dancer Charlie White danced to it (breathtaking!) on Dancing With the Stars, and now… I love it. The fam’s annoyed whenever I turn the radio up when I hear it, but oh well… It’s that good.

AND it’s inspired several covers including one by Jacquie Lee, from “The Voice.” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AJy05n1wFI)

7) “All of Me” by John Legend

This sweet ballad is musically well-done. I can’t help but love it.

8) “Not a Bad Thing” by JT

Easily one of my go-to favorite summer radio hit! It’s so catchy.

9) “Really Don’t Care” by Demi Lovato

I LOVE this song and what it stands for. I was at the gym listening to this song mid-workout when I started thinking how this Demi song is kind of like my life motto. About how I don’t really care about how others think of me, and not letting their perceptions cloud how I think of myself. (Plus, I’m like obsessed with Cher Lloyd’s hair in this video.)

10) “x” by Ed Sheeran

Yes, this is the whole album, but it’s so good. This summer, I’m especially loving “Don’t,” “Thinking Out Loud,” “The Man,” among the genius tracks.

11) “Scarecrow” by Alex & Sierra (The X Factor winners!)

I voted for them on The X Factor, and now they’ve released their first single! I have to admit the vocals live (TODAY show) are much better than the iTunes track of it. But, it’s still good.

12) And no summer music playlist can be complete without… “Fancy” by I-G-G-Y Azalea

Not to mention her video is inspired by “Clueless,” a film I love, but it’s so catchy… You just want to sing along.

There’s my top hits of the summer. I’m sure many more are to come.