The F-Word: Fashion

VMAs: Who Wore What

Lots of skin turned up on the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Cut-outs, glitter, cropped tops, leather, lace, sequins and more were on full display as stars walked the red carpet before the show. Iggy Azalea, for one, went the cut-out route. The rapper, who donned a silver Versace dress, said, “Versace actually emailed and said they’d like me to wear something.”

Alternatives To Lipstick

Huff Post: ‘We get it. Wearing lipstick is tricky. True, there are some really excellent lipsticks out there, but there are also plenty with super-drying formulas or ones that bleed all over your face. Luckily, HuffPost Live makeup artist Kari Bauce is a pro in this department. She shared some knowledge that we believe will sway the minds of lipstick naysayers. Here are three lipstick alternatives for anyone who hates lipstick, and our top product picks to put these tips to the test.’

Tony Awards Red Carpet

You thought I’d share a pic of one of the lovely ladies in a couture gown? Hah! It’s Hugh Jackman in a tux, all the way. Other photos here.

Men’s Sandals Get A Makeover

Huff Post: ‘As a man of summer, you know some things. You know that flip-flops are not meant for the city. You know that shorts are, but they better be good ones. You know your swim trunks can be a little bit shorter this year and that they pair well with a floral shirt. The traditional rules of menswear are bending and sandals are next up for your consideration. Those flat, leather-strapped sandals you see women wearing right now are on trend for you, too. And, yes, that does include Birkenstocks. Designer brands like Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo and Bottega Veneta are all putting their luxury spin on sandals this summer. Gucci even riffed on the classic Adidas pool slides with their own version in the iconic Gucci stripes. An upgrade to standard locker room fare, to say the least.

‘These open shoes are a hot weather alternative to the sneakers and casual shoes you’ve been wearing all spring. So, go ahead and wear them with cuffed chinos or shorts and give them a chance. Your toes deserve it. Just never attempt to pair them with socks.’

Met Gala: Best Looks

Here are some of the dozens of celebs who walked the red carpet for the Metropolitan Museum’s annual gala, which opened an exhibit devoted to Charles James. Rihanna, in Stella McCartney, did her usual nipple-hinting number. Other photos here.

Kate Middleton Plays Cricket

When we woke up to these hilarious photos of Kate Middleton playing cricket in high heels, we imagine Meek Mill’s “Ima Boss” playing in the duchess’ head. Because how else would she get in the mindset to swing a cricket bat and maintain her balance? The royal couple engaged in a series of sports over the weekend during their tour of New Zealand. However, Kate was dressed more comfortably while coaching a game of tag rugby and crushing waves on a jet boat ride. On Monday, she wore a repeat red peplum Luisa Spagnoli suit with black pumps during a Cricket World Cup event at Latimer Squareon in Christchurch, New Zealand. With her lush locks styled in a half-up, half-down hairdo, Kate makes wearing high heels while playing sports easy. But don’t try this look at home.

Kate Middleton’s Worst Looks

Kate Middleton and her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia, where she will be relentlessly chronicled by style watchers. It seems like a good opportunity to take a look back at her best and worst looks over the years. She certainly missed the mark in this shiny, patterned dress, which might be better suited as a tablecloth or window valance.