Teen Choice Awards Red Carpet, Part 1

Posted on July 23, 2012

Teens, darlings. Making choices.

Let’s judge them.



Chelsea Kane

 This is really cute, but open-toed shoes of some sort would have been better.


Chord Overstreet

Come on. A little effort, please.

Colton Haynes in Hugo Boss

Like so. Nicely done.


Demi Lovato in Falguni & Shane Peacock

Well, she’s certainly not shy.


Hayden Panettiere in Zuhair Murad (dress) and Brian Atwood (shoes)

Pretty – and surprisingly polished, for her.


Joe Jonas

It’s fine, but the proportions are making him look thick in the middle. And we can’t really get behind high-water pants worn with sneakers. But then, one would think that goes without saying.


Justin Bieber in Dolce&Gabbana (shirt) and Marc by Marc Jacobs (pants)

Baby douche.


Lea Michele in Atelier Versace

 Of course.


Nina Dobrev in J. Mendel

Hair looks a little limp, but otherwise, she’s working it. Love the shoes.


Portia de Rossi

 Hair and makeup looks spectacular but that’s a pretty boring outfit. Some color would have been nice.


Selena Gomez in Dsquared2

 Cute. A little dull.


Shay Mitchell in Donna Karan Atelier

 Also cute, but mostly dull. Neutral shoes with a yellow dress?


Tyler Hoechlin

 A MESS. Go home.


Victoria Justice in Gomez-Gracia

 The mullet skirt is unnecessary.



 The jacket and shoes are pretty sharp.


Zooey Deschanel in Monique Lhuillier

 We didn’t recognize her without tights.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • theblondette

    Ha, as I was scrolling the first thing I thought when I saw Bieber was “ugh, douche” before I even saw your caption… Great minds;)

     Will.i.am’s jacket looks waaay too small.

  • RzYoung

    I love Chelsea Kane’s outfit, no idea who she is but cute as a button.

     And, see, Zooey doesn’t have scales on her legs – who knew! She looks great in that dress.

    • Ali

       I remember her on Dancing with the Stars a few seasons ago. She was super cute on that, although I still have no idea who she is. Great personality, though.

      • She used to be on disney channel..

        • Magatha

           I had never heard of Chelsea Kane either, although that’s not surprising since I am old and have no children running around watching Nickelodeon or Disney.

          But she’s kind of striking. Does anyone know if she can act? Seriously. Maybe she’s a good performer but not mainly an actor. The reason I am asking is obscure. See, physically she could play the role of Marla Ruszicka (she was a civilian human rights worker who was killed in Iraq in 2005). There’s been a movie bio supposedly in the works, optioned by Kirsten Dunst, but it’s gone nowhere, and I don’t think Kirsten can play young enough now.

          Chelsea Kane could. Forgive me for this OT sideshow, but casting that part has been a little fantasy project of mine for years.

          • teensmom99

            I don’t know anything about Chelsea kane except my teen thinks she a fashion icon.

      •  Meaning, you haven’t seen Almost Famous or (500) Days of Summer? Those are some really great movies that she happens to be in.

  • joancarol

    Baby Douche. Forever.

    • It’s up there with when the Fug Girls called him a Vampire Lesbian after a particularly awful velvet suit.  I just got my Rolling Stone with him on the cover.  I will say he looks very feminine……

      • Gail Kwak

         I agree.  I doubt I’ve ever heard one of his songs, but Beiber’s looks are really creeping me out.  I fear that in a few years we will find out his agent or record producer or somebody is giving him hormones to keep him from developing secondary sex characteristics.  He’s 18, ffs, he shouldn’t look like an 11 year old girl.

  • Apparently it was sweltering that evening, I’ll forgive the limp hair on the girls, but the boys with casual jackets, NO

  • Fordzo

    I feel like we’re going to need to start extending the obligatory “Of course” to Zooey, as well.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      she looks good, though, portia de rossi degeneres. she’s kind of like charlize theron that way–i dont know if either of them can ever look really bad. seems impossible.

      i think she might be there cos theyre doing both a movie & at least another season of arrested development. i cant tell you who’s doing it, nor can i tell you w/o scrolling upward who’s throwing the abovenoted party. so maybe whoever’s throwing the party’s also throwing the show/film, in a kind of off-market manner of speaking.

      • Fordzo

        You’re so right – she is flawless.

        • My first thought was, ‘what happened to her face?’

    • Possibly just attending? Maybe Ellen was involved and she was just there as a date? It would explain the non-showy outfit.

      • Fordzo

        That makes sense. I was hoping she had been/was about to be in something because I think she is so funny. I can’t wait for the more arrested development.

        • God, I know – she’s hysterical in that. I love her ‘SLUT’ t-shirt.

          • Le_Sigh

             And the ‘Shemale” shirt!

        • kryten8

           Did you ever see Better Off Ted? It’s uneven, but she seals every scene.

      •  Ellen was up for (and won) favorite comedian, so I’m assuming she was there as her date.

    • Jessi03

      I actually thought “Of course” when I saw Zooey, too.  It applies to the pose as well as the outfit.

      • Me, too!

      • Fordzo

        But, strangely enough, it looks like she stole Courtney Cox’s face.

    • MilaXX

       I think she was doing hosting duties. Or maybe Ellen was doing hosting and she came with. Either way I didn’t mind her look She wisely didn’t try to compete with kids.

    • Spicytomato1

      My exact words when I saw Zooey were “Of course.” So I’m with you on that! She wasn’t wearing tights (thank goodness) but the dress, the hair and the pose were SO predictable.

    • Little_Olive

      Oh, yes. Can she step aside from that silhouette? Can she master any shoe but black pumps? Can she get over her bangs? Can she go to a different combination than blue/green+black?

    • JosephLamour

      My instinct whenever I see Lea Michele now is to automatically say “Of Course.” Like, even in Glee commercials.

  • I saw the pic of Lea Michelle you tweeted last night. I said, “Of course”. Same for Zooey, tights or no.

    Hayden is my favorite…mostly for the shoes.

    • Violina23

      I like Hayden a lot too — her dress is appropriate (where it would be tacky for pretty much anything else), her hair looks nice, and she’s rocking those shoes…

    • MilaXX

       Maybe Hayden finally got new gays. I can’t recall the last time she looked this put together.

      • Introspective

        I was thinking the same. She looks like she got a new lease on life and a new team. good for her! (and Id cut her for the shoes.)

    • Snailstsichr

       Yes to the shoes. I would have died and gone to heaven if I had those shoes when I was her age. (being able to walk in them would be another thing entirely)

      • shirab

        I was at a wedding Saturday night where a young lady had shoes of that heel height, possibly a teense higher even, and she was NOT able to walk in them. She had to take teeny-tiny, tottering steps and instead of looking fierce (as I assume was her plan, since the shoes were gold and she wore a tight gold glittery mini dress) she looked kinda pathetic. That sort of footwear may be OK on the red carpet or in Letterman’s chair, but in real-world applications they are a major liability.

        • Vikki Beckham would dare to test your theory.  What I have found with women who stomp around in stilettos is: they never wear them, and think they can slap them on for a wedding and then walk around looking like Godzilla all night.  It takes practice, and it’s not easy.  

    • kimmeister

      I love that even the soles of the shoes are patterned!

    • Celandine1

      Usually I can’t stand Hayden and she always looks plastic and fake to me. I was really surprised by how good she looks here. Her make up looks clean and fresh. Those shoes are amazing.

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

       I think the Biebs can be included in the “of course” category too.

  • I only just realised that out of all celebrities, will.i.am. is the one whose closet I would most like to have. He overdoes it a bit on occasion with accessories that i wouldn’t do, but generally his is probably the style i would most emulate if I had the money.

  • I thought Zooey had a big blue Minnie Mouse bow on her head and thought “Of course”… then realised it was the logo behind her. Better without!

  • Wow, Joe Jonas looks like an utter and complete dork in that get up.  Hire a stylist Joe, We KNOW you can afford one.

    • Who tucks a t-shirt??? Seriously?

      •  Everything about his outfit is ill fitting, poorly chosen and totally wrong for his image.  And yeah, who tucks in a t-shirt, unless its under your dress shirt?

        • Aren’t they all virgins, those Jonas boys? Might explain some things…

          •  I sincerely doubt that any of them remain virgins at this point.

          • Hopefully not the married one?

        • Ryan Williamson

          It’s not tucked in, it just blends into his pants because it’s the same colour. That is a great jacket and the shirt looks pretty cool from what I can see, but the outfit is put together wrong. 

          •  Thanks Ryan!  Right you are about the shirt.  The black at the bottom of it skews all the proportions off a lot.  And you’re right too about the jacket being great, but the fit in his arms and chest is tragically bad.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    i would bet you demi lovato thinks she’s too fat & is trying to throw everyone off. i have to qualify that by saying that i, myself, do not think she looks, or is, fat in the slightest. nor do i care one way or the other. it just made me kind of sad to see her cos i understood the impetus behind what she’s doing.

    right now, in the hours just before and just after dawn, i dont have the kind of pain i experience all the rest of the day & night. it’s too severe for me to concentrate well enough to even write a comment on this, or anyone’s, blog even– i mean, wow, it’s bad. hopefully by the end of the week there’ll be some surcease. but who knows. anyway, demi lovato’s outfit really spoke to me–the hair, the feathers, the platforms, the geegaws, the endless distractions–so i thought i’d speak to it. while i could, that is.

    • Kayceed

      Yes, to Demi comments. Look at everything but me. I also thought she could pass as Fergie’s little sister.

      • Little_Olive

        Spot on. Except she could be Fergie’s older sister who’s had better work done. 

    • MilaXX

       She’s another one who always looks ready to fall apart to me.

    • Sobaika

      She looks absolutely cray-cray.

    • minnye

       Really really really hoping you find some relief.

  • Violina23

    I am not fond of the dresses with the bodices that look like they are an undergarment in and of itself.  
    Shay Mitchell, I’m talking to you…

  • Emily Giovanni

    I like how there is an arrow on the ground to show the hapless celebs which way to face while getting their picture taken. 

  • Will.i.am is adorable.

  • Hahaaha. Just posted about Will_i_am. Spelled correctly, it resembles a URL, which gets you put in moderation hell. Fair warning, Kittens.

  • cmb92191

    Zooey looks sad without her tights.  

  • lilibetp

    Can’t wait to read your take on Jordan Sparks.

  • I think Portia looks outstanding.

  • Warrior89

    Hayden and will.i.am….very cute.  The baby douche didn’t even bother me that much; I’ve definitely seen worse get-ups from him.  And who is Colton Haynes?  Sharp dresser, but he’s got a GTL face.

  • MissAnnieRN

    I just keep thinking of what Selena and Biebs look like standing next to each other in those outfits.  She with the Barbie Pink, he with the Camo, Gangsta necklace and white jeans – YUCK!  I know I’m not a teen, and I once crushed HARD on Jordan Knight (when I was 12), but how could a girl of 19 find the Bieb attractive?  By 19 my tastes had shifted towards, you know, guys with chest hair and muscles.

    • Maybe she doesn’t actually like sex with men? Biebs is a good non-threatening-boy.

      • MissAnnieRN

        Perhaps!  But omg – go read The Fug Girls channeling The Bieb in these clothes.  LMAO!

    •  No kidding. I understand why he’s appealing to 12-year-old girls (I had crushes on Leif Garrett, Shawn Cassidy, et al), but I have no idea why he’d be appealing to her. But foodycatAlicia is correct – maybe she doesn’t like boys anyway; they could be each other’s beards.

    •  Oh and – from about the age of 17 I liked guys who could buy beer and vote! 🙂

      • MissAnnieRN

        Seriously.  That’s a very good way to sum up the relative “man” requirements I had at that age.  Bonus points for early balding or greying because it upped the chances of my fake ID working to get into bars 🙂

  • Jessi03

    Chord and the Biebs got snorts from me (gut reaction) while Ms. Michele got an eyeroll.  

  • Joe Jonas is a cute guy. But what happened. He looks like an usher at a midnight showing of Rocky Horror. On the othre hand, Colton looks great. Love the yellow v-neck under the well tailored suit. Our Justin B is usddenly trying to be a bad boy and build up some street cred as his teeny booper fans move on to other things.
    Love the blue arrow on the floor to inform out young stars to face the cameras.

  • Judy_J

    Liberation day for Zooey’s legs!

  • Larkin21

    Zooey looks cute! Usually not a fan. I also think Lea Michele looks great.

  • $11107023

    Bieber is truly evolving into a douche.  Sad.  Love Will.i.am’s shoes – the rest, not so much.

  • sagecreek

    Can anyone find a picture of Zooey WITHOUT the annoying head tilt?

    Didn’t think so.

  • kikisayshi

    “baby douche” LOL!

  • Lilithcat

    I think that in future I will give celebrities in their teens a pass, at least a partial pass.  They should do better, considering their access to stylists, but, y’know, thinking back on some of the godawful things I wore as a teen, thinking I was the cat’s meow, I can’t help but feel some sympathy.

  • MilaXX

    Not a bad RC. Cord and Tyler are the only really bad looks, but that’s because they are under dressed. No real train wreck in this lot. Even Lea Michelle is fairly tolerable.

  • Call me Bee

    Baby Douche.  Ahahahahahha…. 
    And…Portia de Rossi??!?  Sometimes I am just stymied as to why certain people are at these things…. 

    • raeb23

       Ellen was nominated, she was probably there to support her

  • Spicytomato1

    I’m glad you put Bieber in the middle and not at the end, because the rest of the post gave me a chance to calm down from my visceral urge to punch someone (preferably him). 

    Joe Jonas couldn’t look more nerdy if he tried!

    Hayden P FTW. Portia looks fab, too, especially considering she’s not even part of the teen demographic.

  • janetjb

    Joe shouldn’t be allowed to dress himself.

    Chord and Tyler, was it ‘twin day’ at school? 

  • Miss Deschanel kindly asks you avert your eyes from her naked ankles and calves, you dirty dirty oglers. 

  • Fordzo

    Why does Zooey Deschanel look so much like Courtney Cox?

  • jilly_d

    no idea who Chelsea Kane is, but that shit is adorable.  I want that whole outfit.  Agreed re: the open toe shoes, though.

  • TVKimmy

    Zooeys dress makes her legs look like tree trunks. Stems, not two-by-fours, honey.

    • Aevae


      • teensmom99

        I actually think that her not great legs (not fat–just not long and shapely) are why she wears tights.  Don’t know if it helps them but she must think it does.

  • Toto Maya

     Victoria Justice? There’s someone named Victoria Justice? A real person?

    • AthenaJ

      I know, she sounds like a superhero! I’m quite disappointed every time I see her and she’s not flying around or shooting lasers out of her eyes.

  • I’m sorry. I’m too distracted by the backdrop announcing “MOIST” over everyone’s head.

  • I agree Zooey deserves the “Of Course” also. But I love her hair so much!

  • SophieCollier

    Are you sure that’s Demi Lovato?  Man… she looks completely different.  I would never have guessed that was her.  Maybe it’s the hair…

    • teensmom99

      Very sad to me that Demi has gone for a total transformation. 

  • AngelaGreen

     Is he wearing a vest shirt?  I’m confused.

    • kimmeister

      Or is it a vest and a shirt that are so identical in color that one can’t even tell that they’re two pieces?

  • j_anson

    Hayden Panettiere: hoo boy.
    Zooey Deschanel: without the tights to make them slightly edgier, her outfits just make her look like a fifties housewife at a company party.

  • sashaychante

    Portia, what is up with the shorts?  I know this is a casual event, but she’s pushing 40.  I’ve been under the impression that shorts for anyone over 29 are not age appropriate.  However, maybe this is just an uptight viewpoint.

    Lea…of course.  That makes me laugh every time I read it.

    • That’s a pretty uptight viewpoint 😛 I say, if one has the legs for it, there’s nothing wrong with wearing shorts from youth to agedness. Her legs look great to me, so I approve of the shorts.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    i just love mary stuart masterson.

  • Jennifer Coleman

    Don’t know why, but the first thing that popped into my heat at his photo was the Planter’s Mr. Peanut guy.

    • I’m dying omg. I have now truly woken up.

  • Is it just me, or is Demi Lavato going for a JLo Jr. kinda thing?

  • dearest TLO, what are Will.i.am’s shoes.   I have desires..

  • snarkykitten

    you guys think “of course” with Lea Michele…I think the same thing whenever I see Zooey Deschanel

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Zooey looks lovely rather than loony, for once. At least Lea Michele’s hemline is slightly longer than usual.  

  • I thought that Demi Lovato was JLo.  That’s her look she’s stealing.

  • BradWatson

    I don’t know what a Demi Lovato is (something less than a full Lovato, apparently) – but I’m suddenly struck with a frantic desire to watch “Romy & Michele” again.  “Romy, you look so good with blond hair and black roots, its like not even funny.”

  • Yeah, Demi is definitely in Mini-J-Lo territory.  And does the Bieb know that he’s NOT really gangsta?  Because those snow-white, untied hightops are beyond tired.  Buy a pair of shoes, Justin.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Demi Lovato looks like JLo’s little sister playing dress-up.

  • granddelusion

    “Baby douche”! Perfect!

  • siriuslover

    are you sure that’s Demi Lovato? My god, it looks nothing like her. What’s she done?  And what’s up with the craptastic the men are serving up (and Bieber too)?

  • guest2visits

    So thankyou for calling Bieber on his poser outfit.
    I know she’s 25, but Shay Mitchell looks like a 14 yo. in a bustier – doesn’t seem right. Maybe a bustier at the Teen choice Awards
    just doesn’t seem right.  Demi Lovato’s ‘costume’ looked harsh and bizarre. Lea Michelle just looks too grown to be wearing them
    so short, I guess thats why she looks so contived, and pose-y all the time. Hayden looked pretty in pink, and Zooey looked nice too
    in her simple blue dress. I really like Nina’s dress too, but it’s another bustier at the TCAs.

  • save_the_hobbit

    Every time Demi Lovato was shown in that outfit and with that terrifying hair, I burst into raucous laughter.

  • Judih1

    what is  Portia de Rossie doing at a Teen Choice Award? 

  • The length of Zooey’s skirt is so barf. She’s frumpalicious.

  • turtleemily

    I don’t know who most of these people are, but Victoria Justice can’t be a real name. It’s more like a lawyer-turned-pornstar alias.

  • Kim Pham

    Tyler is so good looking except he needs a friend with style sense to pick out his clothes for award shows… for example, Colton! He looks fabulous even though I wish he would tuck his chin a bit so his head doesn’t appear as big… (but he was an Abercrombie & Fitch model for a reason!)

  • Dagney

    Oh you bitchy queens, Lea looks cute, admit it.

  • Esz

    Doesn’t matter how much of a douche look the Beebs goes for – HE STILL LOOKS LIKE A GIRL

  • ccm800

    joe Jonas a young Rowan Atkinson!