Miley Cyrus in London

Posted on September 12, 2013

Oh, hell. We probably shouldn’t give her the attention right now but goshdarnit, the little tyke sure is getting good at making sure everyone’s looking at her. Brace yourselves. This is the new normal for celebrities. Gaga will have a lot to answer for in the long run.


Miley Cyrus out and about in London.

Please don’t throw heavy or sharp things at us for saying this, but we kind of … like this? We’d like it more if she was actually wearing some sort of pant or if she knew the difference between a shirt and a dress, but we seriously can’t work up the tsk-ing. It’s what she’d want and we’re not prepared to get all huffy over another attention-seeking star with a toddler-like need to show her underwear off.  But we love everything going on with her head, that jacket’s kind of insanely fun, and those boots can be found under the Wikipedia entry for “Fierce as shit.”

She apparently agrees, because she can’t stop wearing them:


Miley Cyrus arrives at the “Alan Carr: Chatty Man” studios in London.


Also not prepared to tut-tut over this one. Our only real issue is that it’s so clearly her ripping off Rihanna. She’s Whihanna. The lack of originality is what bugs more than, say, the tackiness or the overt attention-seeking. At least the muppet jacket up top was fun and different.



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  • Darren Nesbitt

    Kittens say what you want about her as a whole but those boots and that fur are FIERCE! I bet they could walk down the street by themselves.

    • Getoverit

      On a hooker.

      • Lanus

        Those boots had better walk by themselves, ’cause there ain’t no way FEET could walk in those deathtraps.

  • Bexxx

    Her HAIR in that first picture. I am obsessed. I’ve had that haircut for the past few years but have had to tone it down for a new job. Also never had quite the skill to have it look that good anyway. Shit. I want.

    • padma sallah

      If its any consolation, that hair has been set to within inch of its life and is being held up by some pretty stiff spray.

      • ConnieBV

        And gel.

  • decormaven

    In the first look, I think I’d like to see a larger handbag/slouchy purse to balance out the scale of the jacket. Those boots- wear them while you’re young, kid. That is major heel!

    • formerlyAnon

      The first look would be better with either something grown up, leather and understated or retro-boho possibly with velvet patchwork. In my not so humble opinion.

      • decormaven

        Good call!

  • Katesymae

    Quick, call Effie Trinket! That shaggy blue beast is dangerously close to Capitol fashion.

  • NinjaCate

    It really is straight Rihanna. The outfits are great, but only because they are literal replicas of the kind of thing Rihanna has been doing well for AGES now.

    • Tânia

      I hate it on Rihanna and hate it on Miley too

  • Frank_821

    I have to say despite the annoying requisite post-disney image deconstructing phase she’s goign through, she does look pretty fabulous in that first outfit.

    the 2nd outfit reads normal 20 yr old (with incredible fierce shoe fetish)

  • majorbedhead

    And she’s not sticking out her tongue in any of these photos. Amazing.

    • Nor is she felating an inanimate object. Progress come is surprising forms.

      • demidaemon

        Too bad she has a new video showcasing her skills at just that and is threatening to reveal an even more disturbing version. Progress also has a tendency to slide backwards, like this one’s tongue should.

    • Darren Nesbitt

      I’m quite unaware due to my age and interest in the subject but: Have most edgy female music stars gone through a raunchy public backlash phase? Did Madonna not have people clutching their pearls as she rolled around on stage in her youth? Let me know because I’m not sure how horrible this Miley situation is in comparison.

      • Jessica Freeman

        It seems that is the status quo. Few of them stay classy through their 20’s.

      • Frank_821

        Yes this is rather common. It is especially common for girls who got their start on the Disney channel to want to break away from the wholesome image they often are forced into when doing a disney show. case in point: britnnay, Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes.

        Personally I think people are making too much a deal out of Miley’s antics. Unless she starts going on binders and snorting drugs, this too shall pass

        • AM

          Snort…I think you mean benders? I read “unless she starts going on binders…” and thought you meant her going in one of Romney’s “binders full of women” 🙂

        • demidaemon

          Well, her music lyrics and taste lead me to question if she just isn’t good at doing them mostly in private, while she gets dressed.

      • marlie

        Yes, it’s fairly common, but some may argue that other pop stars had the talent to back up the attention-seeking nature of some of their antics, and that Miley doesn’t.

        • RebeccaKW

          That’s more how I see it. The attention-seeking clothes…nothing new. The sexual suggestion antics? Seen it. But at least Gaga and Rihanna and Madonna can sing, while I’ve never been impressed by Miley’s voice. For Miley, it seems she is being crazy to distract from the lack of strong vocal and dance ability.

          • Kimmu

            I’d argue and say Miley actually had the much better voice than either Rihanna and Madonna. She really does have amazing chops and this gorgeous whiskey rough tone to her voice, when she’s not over produced. Eh, the girl is 20, feels hot, and is owning her sexuality. People need to quit with the slut shaming.

          • lundibleu

            I agree. Check her out singing Jolene live (either with or without Dolly) – she’s a hell of a lot better than some of the tripe she’s serving up.

          • RebeccaKW

            I’m not slut shaming. My point was that her crazy antics (whatever they may be) are designed to draw attention to her because, in my opinion, she lacks a strong vocal or dance talent. You have a different opinion of her ability, great. But I agree with RussellH88 below-Gaga wore a thong on stage during this same show, and very little (if anything) has been said, because she sang and danced well.

        • RussellH88

          I think that it gets into this weird debate on sexuality and slut shaming, but people kind of ignore that Lady Gaga was almost naked at the very beginning of the VMAs and she’s not receiving any backlash at all because it was part of a good performance.

          Miley’s performance was just a mess, a display of obnoxious sexuality that wasn’t anything close to seeming polished, which opens it up to much more scrutiny. It was like a drunk girl dancing at a club.

          • formerlyAnon

            Also. I keep thinking part of the problem is that Miley didn’t look AT ALL sensual or even in command of her performance (in the way that a good performer/dancer can adjust in progress to respond to crowd reaction or more mundane stuff like back up dancer or stage prop mishaps.) Drunk girl is harsh, but certainly closer to that end of the spectrum.

          • It’s amazing to me that Robin Thicke is left out of most of these discussions. Wasn’t a good part of the shock the fact that she was doing this with a married man almost twice her age, whose wife was close by, while he sang a song about date rape? The whole performance was bizarre. I felt as if I should wash my TV down with a disinfectant.

          • formerlyAnon

            I think he gets left out because of the gender dynamics of a young woman, scantily clothed vs. a man fully clothed and the accompanying tendency of our society to ignore or soft pedal crass/vulgar/sexually aggressive behavior in males.

            Or, to be reductionist: I don’t think anyone expects any better of Robin Thicke and as an industry and a society, “we” appear to be entirely o.k. with that.

          • guest2visits

            I also thought it was the most un-sexy sexual performance ever. But how could it be anything else – she presented the image of a 10 year old (teddy bears, baby pigtails, kid’s shoes, etc…) giving her uncle a lap dance. It was just creepy. And I also blame Thicke for his part in the choreography. More creepy.
            And….blame it on being a long time Madonna fan, but…I just can’t seem to compare any of the newbies to M’s athleticism or dedication to getting even the smallest things right. No one is in that league, imho. Not that anyone needs to do an imitation; think Gwen Stefani, Fergie. Lots more.
            About these looks; I’m agreeing with TLo on the first; my impression was fun and rock star – kind of. The second not so much; more child hooker-ish than rock star.

          • RussellH88

            Exactly. She seemed like a girl that was called up on stage at the last minute to perform as opposed to someone who had time to rehearse and has been performing for a number of years.

            I don’t really see the words “slutty” or “trashy” getting thrown around that much in terms of female pop singers who use their bodies and/or their sexuality as part of their performance when it’s done in a way that actually seems like a performance. Maybe I’m just not around a lot of people, but I think that if someone appears in command of the stage, then most people can go with it. If you look at past performances, like Lady Gaga hanging herself or Madonna’s Vogue performance where a guy simulated oral sex on her under her dress, they’re viewed more as iconic because it’s a performer using sexuality and/or shock as part of a performance.

            Miley Cyrus didn’t seem to have that level of command and as a result it came across as trashy, not because she’s being a sexual woman, but because she just seemed to be trying too hard and came across as obnoxious.

      • Cz

        Yes, but Madonna didn’t constantly stick her tongue out looking like a deranged fraggle while she rolled around in lace and leather. Maybe, I’m become an old fogey, but I thought when Cristina Aguilera went through her Dirrty phase it was more…. refined? At least, attractive in a take-a-shower-girl kind of way. Miley is just. Not sexy. Haha. Okay, I’ll stop now.

        • formerlyAnon

          “deranged fraggle”


        • bassfemme

          I think you hit the nail on the head with this one. Cristina, Pink, et al had a certain organic quality to taking their music to the next phase. Miley’s just felt like a contrivance. Nothing sincere, AT ALL.

    • calimon

      Amazing how low our expections of her are now.

  • Latin Buddy

    I’m sorry but DAMN! I’m a gay man so we love a gal that knows how to rock the thigh-high boot. Plus, it’s the Japanese schoolgirl “look” that makes the first one amazeballs.

    Also, I know this isn’t the venue/forum but her new song is AMAZING. She’s talented. Shocked, i know.

    • mshesterp

      I assume you’ve seen the video? Love the Sinead-like opening shots, but then when she gets into the nude riding of the literal wrecking ball, she kinds of loses me. Still, catchy song.

      • Latin Buddy

        Yea, that’s what is disappointing. The first scene with her face is beautiful! The song is amazing. It didn’t need the other stuff.

      • alyce1213

        The video, not surprisingly, was directed by Uncle Terry Richardson. Of course.

        • Janet B

          No?! Really?
          I’m torn about watching….my hate of him vs. my odd interest in her.

    • DTLAFamilies

      I’ve been avoiding her videos but I listened to the audio and it’s a good song. I’m shocked.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Someone in her camp has settled on “Hillbilly with Chanel” for her image, and the first look is a far more successful (and fun) interpretation than the second. The obvious imitation is what’s always bothered me about Cyrus’ post-Disney career. “Can’t be Tamed” reeked of what Beyoncé was doing at the time, her VMAs performance was equal parts
    “Oops, I Did it Again”-era Britney and modern era Rihanna…Miley needs to do some research. Read some art books, or at least flip through them, go to a gallery, fill up your creative tank, kid, and maybe you might stumble upon an interesting iteration.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Well said, and I just wanted to say that I LOVE your profile picture.

    • tereliz

      Hillbilly in Chanel, that’s her exactly! Thank you for figuring this out… so I didn’t have to. 😉

      (oh, and I just noticed you changed your avi, too. Your old one was lovely, but I LOVE the new one. That is my fave scene in that film.)

      • I think the key for her making the look work will be to dress with a sense of humor, rather than a middle finger firmly in the air. Take a page from her Godmother Dolly’s book.

        Labyrinth is a lifelong favorite. This has actually been my avi since TLo switched to Disqus. Call it a rut, but I can’t bear to change it!

  • Whollyholeyholy


    • Nikko Viquiera

      LOL! Boo must be crying right now.

  • Paigealicious

    OMG it’s those boots I was drooling overrrr

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    That first look is making me snap.

  • I love the first outfit for its fierceness. The second one makes me go “meh”. But I would go “meh” about it, no matter who was wearing it.

  • disembodiedprose

    “another attention-seeking star with a toddler-like need to show her underwear off” – Brilliant!

    • clevergirl70

      “Whihanna” deserves some props, too…

  • homespunner

    If I had those boots, I wouldn’t stop wearing them either.

  • Jessica Freeman

    If only she realized how much more attractive she is without her tongue sticking out of her mouth.

  • Lilyana_F

    Honestly, RiRi does it better.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      That’s because Rihanna doesn’t look like she’s playing dress up. This whole look feels disingenuous, like somebody told her to wear that because it’s “in style,” not because it’s HER style.

      • MilaXX

        Which is why calling her Whianna is so fitting. This is the new “urban” Miley. *rolls eyes*

    • Monzerrat Ontiveros

      because Riri is badass not just a poser! Also the hair belong to Pink!

  • Eric Stott

    The first look is really good – but I’m getting a “Madonna did it better” vibe.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I really like the first look, but I hate the second look, I can see her butt- cheeks.

    • kimmeister

      It takes skill to simultaneously show off butt cheeks while hiding the fact that she does, in fact, have teeny tiny shorts on.

    • marlie

      JUST her butt cheeks this time? That’s actually an improvement.

  • Jen

    Someone needs to instruct her how to wear pants.

  • At first glance I thought the top look was a kicky little pleated skirt. Would’ve liked that better.

  • PastryGoddess

    Is it pronounced
    Wee-anna or Why-anna?

    Also, dem boots is fierce

  • shirab

    Her nails are scary.

  • leahpapa

    Apparently I am the only one who finds the boots terrifying. Or, at least, my ankles do.

    • NoveltyRocker

      The platform looks about an inch too thick to me and creates some odd proportions between the super slim leg and the chunky sole—looks unwieldy and Frankensteinish. I’ve seen my fill of red undersides as well.

      • leahpapa

        Yeah, the appeal of the Looboo’s evades me. He dreams up some visual yumminess, to be sure; but I’ve never put on a comfortable pair.

  • valerie saenz

    “a toddler-like need to show her underwear off” …. nearly killed me.

  • Eve Farren Farber

    Why is she always in London? Is that where she lives now? Just curious.

    • Sartorial_She


    • Erica_Vuitton

      She’s doing promo appearances in the UK and Europe for her new album. She lives in LA.

  • i love the first look. cant really judge the 2nd look without seeing what shes wearing underneath that jeans jacket.

    • MilaXX

      jeans shorts

    • demidaemon

      Maybe underwear, if we’re lucky.

  • Amy Ignatow

    My toddler doesn’t want you to see her underwear, she wants you to see her tummy. But I can see how people could get confused.

  • Am I the only one who hates high boots? I loved them back in the day, until somebody thought I was a hooker. High boots and fur are screaming for attention; this look is years old and it doesn’t go away.

    I don’t like Miley’s clothes in these photos, but she is a style leader inside. I want it to come out again.

    Actually, my biggest criticism are the fake nails. She wears them in her new video where she appears naked and I’m annoyed by the nails more than anything else.

    • demidaemon

      The first look does kind of read as alpha hooker, no?

      • I wonder if Hef has invited her to pose in Playboy? Has she done that?

        • demidaemon

          I don’t know about that, but I do know she was supposed to cover an upcoming cover of Vogue, but Anna Wintour nixed at after the brouhaha at the VMAs.

          • She would have been great on the cover of Vogue. Her eyes are so blue. I don’t particularly like the way she has been behaving, but look at Madonna, Lady Gaga and even Britney. They’ve behaved badly, and they all have longevity. I don’t believe in bad behavior. But I’m obviously not a brand expert.

  • madscntst

    Well, at least she’s keeping her tongue in her mouth. That’s something, I guess.

  • GillianHolroyd

    There’s something tacky about not wearing pants and carrying a Chanel bag.

    • marlie

      There’s something tacky about not wearing pants.

  • Laura Renee

    I actually quite like her outfit here! Compared to what happened at the VMAs, it’s downright respectable.

  • Sue_Asponte

    I couldn’t stand Hannah Montana but I kind of love Miley. She’s always so happy, healthy and bright-eyed. She’s made a few mistakes, she’s trying a little hard to be rebellious, but she’s sure looking fabulous and having fun. Good for her.

  • MilaXX

    Exactly! The Rhianna – lite of it all is the worse part of it.

  • marlie

    I hate, hate, hate the muppet jacket. The rest of that look, and the second look are standard Miley v.2013.

  • Guest

    This is a vast improvement because at least her tongue is in her mouth!

    • Joe J

      Oh my God, when she does that I channel my grandmother with a “Young lady, keep making that face and it will freeze like that.”

      Of course, I may substitute “young lady”, with “Obnoxious attention-sucking pain in the ass”.

  • DTLAFamilies

    That Chanel bag looks like something you’d find at Claire’s.

  • alyce1213

    Is it so wrong that I’d get a kick out of seeing some lady star fall on her ass in these boots? Not to break a bone, or anything, just a good plotz on the pavement. I’m not a mean person, I just can’t stand those stupid platforms and too-high-to-really-walk-in heels.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    She has this disturbing habit of looking like an overly sexualized moppet. The hair and the lack of a visible shape through the midsection bring to mind a toddler, and when you pair that with no pants and those boots, it makes her look like a toddler prostitute. I find that juxtaposition quite unpleasant. Do you know what I am saying? (Speaking of toddler prostitutes.)

  • Adrianna Grężak

    I had the same reaction when I saw the first look – I actually kind of liked it, but then realized she left the house wearing a shirt. I kind of feel like this is a teenager’s or college student’s attempt at styling. She had a look in mind and went through her closet to achieve the silhouette/color palettette, but its still looks a little off.

  • LaSylphide

    I like the first outfit too; I just wish an obnoxious, attention-seeking little twerp weren’t wearing it.

  • Janet B

    Love look #1

  • GorgeousThings

    Oh hell, at least she’s wearing SOMETHING. Unlike that skeevy Terry Richardson video.

  • jwrdwr

    More and more, when I see her, I just see Justin Bieber in drag. Has anyone ever seen them together?

  • Little_Olive

    Kidding aside, I’m glad she has given good use to those boots.

    Hell, I love the first outfit. A cow is gonna come flying any second now.
    Also, if she dies I call shotgun on to get her legs.

  • fauxprah

    Once again, the mess is all Disney’s fault!

  • Shawn EH

    Can she try ripping off Rihanna’s singing too, please?

  • She’s able to mix high and low in a way that’s visually interesting. No one wants to say this, but she’s better at dressing than a lot of her contemporaries. It’s that her music-related activities is so corn-ball. She’s dressed all edgy, but then is singing compositions that are still very Disney, but with NC-17 lyrics and I kind of wished she has spent her post Disney career doing capsule collections for Top Shop or Nasty Gal.

  • Mrs. Julien

    C is for COOKIE NOT COAT!

  • melanie0866

    I just wish I had her body.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    “You can just mix white trash and Chanel and that’s me. That’s my ultimate style.” Miley quote from a recent MTV interview. You can’t say she’s not committed to that statement.

    She almost always wears those boots when she performs I love them. Would break every bone in my body if I ever tried to wear them but I still love them.

  • TerryMH

    J’adore the muppet jacket!

  • Sweetvegan

    In the first outfit, with her hair swept up like that, she looks like Jason Priestly. Not good or bad, just a comment on her natural face/hair.

  • Kappyapp

    I really hate the overdone make-up (especially the lip color) b/c it ages her so much

  • nannypoo

    I am so tired of this little snot I could just barf.

  • Rebekah B

    Maybe it’s because I’m making my way through Gossip Girl, but the first look reminds me of Jenny Humphrey/Little J.

  • Aurumgirl

    Do I really have to say it? She cannot walk in those boots, and that makes them considerably less fierce and considerably more comical.

  • OffToSeeHim

    Oh come on you guys. A 20-something celebrity with WAY too much money could do WAY worse than this! I love both jackets, and if I could work those boots up over my legs without liposuction I’d wear them everywhere too. Clearly the VMA’s and Wrecking Ball are just more “Miley working out Daddy issues” – yawn – but in cute little clothes with that big pretty smile, she doesn’t look like she’s trying too hard. She looks like a kid having fun, which is my favorite look on any celebrity 20 (FINE, you bitches, 25) years younger than me.

  • Heather

    With all due respect, I can’t with either one of these. That muppet cape is the exact color and fabric of my bath mat. And the jean jacket is ‘ironic white trash’ in the way of Brooklyn hipsters drinking PBR. And I say this as someone whose dad and uncles drank PBR. I went to college to ESCAPE that world, people.

  • bertkeeter

    Okay… Everybody get up… As the song goes!

  • *yawn*

  • Danielle

    Batshit crazy. I weep for her Chanel bag.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I like the first look quite a bit, but my life wouldn’t be empty without the second look.

  • tereliz


    THIS. It’s a good thing I am alone in my office because this made me GUFFAW. Seriously, I just brayed like a donkey. Love you, uncles.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    If I owned those boots and could actually walk in them I would wear them as much as possible.

  • formerlyAnon

    Vastly prefer look #1, which I think is pretty great, for someone her age. The thing I like least in the first look is the purse, which doesn’t go with the “having fun with stuff that just happens to be expensive” vibe I get from the rest. The purse’s vibe, for me, is “I carry an expensive brand that sells mostly to women way older than I, but look, this one is a fun one for young rich people!”

  • lundibleu

    I kinda like the first look. I’d like it better if she had shorts or a skirt on, but I like it.

    Besides, look on the bright side, she’s got SOME clothes on…

  • SugarSnap108

    Maybe it’s just the way she’s hunched over, but all I can see in the first one is a blue ape with questionable taste in footwear. (It’s the crazy-high heel and platform-toe that bug me — I love a high boot.)

  • wontons

    Yeah, I almost like this. If I could change the area between waist and knees–have her in jeans or something–I’d be cool with it. The naked thighs take the look beyond “eccentric divatude” and into “child trying to shock.”

  • Belvane

    Okay, the toddler thing made me laugh. From now on, whenever I see Miley, I’ll imagine a two-year-old lifting up her dress, as they do. Perfect.

  • Trickytrisha

    A jacket that looks like it came from my grandmother’s bathroom floor is definitely amusing.

  • demidaemon

    “Whihanna.” I DIED!

    Also, call me when Miley remembers what pants are and how to wear them. Until then, I can’t with her.

  • Chaiaiai

    I really can’t with those boots. Maybe I’m getting to be a curmudgeon in my 30’s but I am REALLY over women’s shoes being an impediment to mobility. I would have LOVED these looks with less fetished footwear.

  • CatherineRhodes

    I hate to say this, but I think she looks really pulled together. Not too performance art weird like Gaga, not tipping into trashy like Keshia. The VMA performance was a disaster but her style sense is fun and fierce.

  • I loved the first one too!!! It was fashion. But in the second look she went right back to trashy. I loathe trashy.

  • quiltrx

    Call me when she remembers the existence of pants.

  • The Versatile Chef

    Girl has style. You get no argument from this middle-aged housewife.

  • unbornfawn

    The girl certainly seems to need A LOT of attention right now. She’s doing a bang up job of getting it.

  • kt mac

    Maybe she thinks if her boots are tall enough she doesn’t need pants. at least the boots ARE awesome.

  • ferngilly

    She pulls it off. She’s not so offensive here, and she looks much sexier in this than in her condom underwear costume.

  • mozzer0906

    we’re not prepared to get all huffy over another attention-seeking star with a toddler-like need to show her underwear off – boom, that is is exactly, she is that little girl, pulling up her skirt at the playground spinning around saying “Look at ME! Look at ME!” and while she has her 15 minutes right now, people (like me) are already starting to roll their eyes and think “go away”.

  • bingo

    Whihanna? she looks more like Pennsatucky to me.

  • wonderdivaEtsy

    Those fingernails drive me nuts because they look like poorly-done Lee press-on nails. I wish she’d hire a decent manicurist to apply some natural-looking fakes. (Unless her intention is to look fake and trashy. This is a possibility.)

  • ConnieBV

    Wow, that first hairdo is Johnny Deep’s go-to. She has a great body. I wish she dressed better, and that coat is only fab if Adina’s wearing it.

  • Lola Channing

    one has to be impressed by her ability to stay upright.

  • Ronni H.

    I think the fur is horrendous. She looks like the Yeti.
    I can get on board with the boots though

  • bellafigura1

    I love the flannel shirt-chubby look with the Loubies and the kooky hair. Fierce.

  • Contralto

    I actually like the first look, God help me. Tone down the size and fuzziness of the jacket, and it’s cute. Plus, she’s mostly covered.

  • mhleta

    Her legs are the stuff of legends. If she had short Snooki legs, I guarantee, no one would give her a second thought.

  • LocMama

    Do the boots really require the eschewing of pants? I made the mistake of sitting in front of the TV while her movie LOL was on & I’m even more annoyed at the current turn she has taken; grills, twerk, pantslessness…