The trend-setting tot wore a $10,950 Mischka Aoki dress on the VMAs red carpet. “The Grand Royalle” dress with gold leatherette bodice, a high-low hem and 3D floral appliques is available at Bergdorf Goodman.
An Australian designer, Winnie Aoki is known for luxury materials and craftsmanship. She presents her collections on the runway at New York Kids Fashion Week. Her fairytale-like clothes have been worn by Blue Ivy before, as well as Suri Cruise and Penelope Scotland Disick. She started her label in 2009 when she couldn’t find clothes good enough for her first daughter, Mischka, after whom the label is named.
At the VMAs, Blue Ivy also wore a diamond tiara by jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz adn pale pink high top sneakers by Giuseppe Zanotti.
Two other little girls who made an entrance with Beyonce were also dressed in Aoki’s designs, the Fairy Queen dress ($9200) and the Aurora dress ($2318).
MIschka Aoki is known as an haute couturier for children. A dress can take up to 300 hours to produce, with at least 8 seamstresses working on one. HustleTV
Is there anything left to say about Beyoncé? Just when you thought Lemonade had taken you everywhere it could, Bey brings virtually the whole album to life with a show-stopping spectacle at the VMAs. She was a last-minute addition to the night’s performance list, but by the time she was done, jaws were all over the floor.
Beyonce opened with the first track from her visual album, “Pray You Catch Me,” which then led to “Hold Up,” “Sorry,” “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” and “Formation.” It was a masterfully-produced, expertly executed show that did justice to Lemonade, and then some. Really, it seemed like it was out of another world above the rest of the night’s acts.
We heard Kanye was scheduled to appear at the VMAs a few days ago, so we knew we were in for a trip. What we got was a Yeezy monologue that wasn’t quite as drop-what-you’re-doing climactic as last year’s “KANYE 2020” moment, but on-point nonetheless. He was real, and he was relatable.
Kanye brought up his Taylor Swift tiff, but only to emphasize more pressing issues, like violence and systematic racism in America. There was this touching anecdote:
So I was speaking at the Art Institute last year, and one kid came up to me and he said, “Three of my friends died, and I don’t know if I’m gonna be the next.” And you have to think, like, when you’re a senior and it’s the last month and you don’t feel like doing any more work. If you feel like you’re seeing people dying right next to you, you might feel like, “What’s the point?” Life could start to feel worthless in a way.
He then shouted out his inspirations (“Truman. Ford. Hughes. Disney. Jobs.”) and premiered the video for “Fade,” starring Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert.
You can read Ye’s whole speech here.
And let’s not forget Chance the Rapper’s reaction to Kanye shouting him out: HustleTV
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Alicia Keys gave an incredible speech while presenting the moon man for Best Male Video. The show was on Aug. 28, the 53rd anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech.” In that spirit, she recited a beautiful poem, beginning with the line, “If war is holy and sex is obscene, then we got it twisted in this lucid dream,” and not ending without Keys belting into song.
Rihanna’s Career Comes to Life
Rihanna won the lifetime achievement Video Vanguard award (at only 28!) so it goes without saying she had a big night. The VMAs made sure she was properly honored, and this meant multiple Ri Ri performances, featuring songs from all over her career. She kicked off the show performing classics like “Please Don’t Stop the Music” and “We Found Love” and ended it with newer hits like “Work” after accepting the big prize.
Drake was late to the show and couldn’t accept his moon man for Best Rap Video on air, but boy did he do Rihanna’s trophy justice. Aubrey gave a fawning, sincere speech to present the Video Vanguard. At the end, it looked like he went in for a big kiss, but Rihanna wasn’t having it. HustleTV Entertainment News….