Miley Cyrus Double Shot

Posted on October 09, 2013

Here is your Daily Recommended Allowance of Miley, America.


Miley Cyrus attends Bangerz Album Release Party at Finale nightclub in New York City.

Not that this is really worth analyzing, but it’s weird how the … um… “outfit,” looks pure “1988 backup dancer,” but the shoes are pure 1998 and the hair’s 2013. It’s a mish-mash of a bunch of (mostly music-inspired) semi-trashy styles from the last 25 years.

We sure hope she didn’t go near any open flames all night, because that bra and skirt look like they could go up in a puff of pink smoke upon contact with a dry, hot room.



Miley Cyrus attends Bangerz Album Signing at Planet Hollywood Appearance in New York City.

What’s with the shoulder-hunching thing? All of her little affectations (the tongue, the shoulders, the rigid smile) all add up to someone who doesn’t come across remotely sincere or genuine. Of course that’s the whole point of affectations and certainly “genuine” isn’t a quality found in roughly 95% of celebrities, but she just comes off so tense and on-the-verge. We suppose that’s at least partially why this persona grates so much. It doesn’t feel like a pure expression of who she is, a la Madonna or Gaga. It feels like a very hard-to-maintain facade.

Anyway, weirdly enough, we don’t mind this outfit. Sure, there’s trashiness she’s trying so hard to get across, but for the most part she’s covered and in an odd way, the outfit flatters her. Certainly more than the getup she’s wearing above, anyway. The stars just made us laugh. She’s exhausting.





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    • RussellH88

      Those shoes in the first picture are awesome and deserve a better outfit besides lingerie.

      The second outfit makes me think of Gwen Stefani in the 90’s, so I’m just going to pretend it’s Gwen Stefani instead.

      At least her tongue is in her mouth.

      • marlie

        I think she’s wearing the same shoes in both outfits.

        • boweryboy

          She is, and I owned a similar pair senior year of high school, 1987.

          • Rhonda Shore

            I quite like the shoes!

            • boweryboy

              I do too which is why I owned about half a dozen pairs back in the ’80s. However, my mid040s self would look downright ridiculous if I tried to rock them today. Plus my back and feet would hate me for months after.

            • H2olovngrl

              My creepers were incredibly comfortable. That thick sole made them nice and bouncy. I also wore mine in 1987, junior year. They were NOT popular out on the West Coast in the nineties. We had moved on to work boots by then. In HS in the eighties my go-to shoes were, my creepers, doc martin wing tips, classic pumps and tall riding boots. So happy riding boots are back in style. The other ones might look a little odd on me now, but I love wearing tall boots again!

            • boweryboy

              My go-to shoes in high school were my creepers, my black 14-eye Docs, my monkey boots, and my Converse. I still rock the Chucks to this day.

          • Karin Golde

            Exactly – those are classic Creepers from the eighties. I’m wondering why TLo think they’re from 1998? Maybe they took a while to get from the west to east coast?

            • boweryboy

              I was wondering the same.

            • Corsetmaker

              Underground in London was the home of them, still is. Punks, goths and psychobillys. If you weren’t wearing docs you were wearing creepers or buckled pixie boots. Other shoes did not exist 😀

            • Chickadeep

              Don’t forget black pointy flats and (for one horrific summer) black gladiator sandals.

            • Corsetmaker

              I don’t remember gladiator sandals ever being much of a thing here. Pointy flats, yes 🙂

            • Chickadeep

              Maybe it was just featured in select cities? In London, it was summer of ’84, the same year as “white t-shirts with big black letters” and neon (see: Wake Me Up Before You Go Go video). Not a good fashion summer.

            • Chickadeep

              Yep. I had a pair of those shoes (all black, not two-tone) in London in 1983. Ditto the earrings and a not-dissimilar haircut, though it was a little spikier and had blue in it.

            • chubby ballerina

              Creepers had a bit of a comeback in the late-90s. I had a couple pair as a teenager and I looked AMAZING.

          • hughman

            Seth Green in “Party Monster”. Nuff said.

            • boweryboy

              God. He was so terrible in that movie.

            • StellaZafella

              Few have ever tried harder, while playing a gay character, to say ” I’m not really gay.”

          • calimon

            I think I remember…when Ska music was a thing.

            • formerlyAnon

              Hey, watch it! Just because most of my first and favorite ska mix tapes are unplayable due to brittleness or bleed-through, don’t make me face the fact that they are . . .. 30 years old . . .

            • decormaven

              Ha ha! Sounds like my Rockpile tape.

            • formerlyAnon

              Rockpile! Hadn’t thought of *them* in decades! They weren’t half bad.

            • decormaven

              So true! Dave Edmunds, so great.

            • H2olovngrl

              At the time, we called it “mod” not “ska”. I can’t speak for everywhere else, but that label didn’t get around to my neck of the woods until much later.

            • formerlyAnon

              I can easily date my “ska” tapes; they were made for an epic going away party held in early 1983 in a rental house built from a log cabin kit in some soon to be suburbs not-very-rural woods of NC. The style was really a mix of Jamaican(?) ska and punk & mostly British bands: think The Specials and Madness. Later in the ’80s the Mighty Mighty Bosstones were a U.S. band (first big around Boston, I think) that comes to mind, but any tapes of them at that time were bootlegs.

            • H2olovngrl

              Keep in mind I was an idiotic 8th grader at the time, who thought The Clash only had two good songs. As I grew older, I was CRAZY for The English Beat and then General Public. Everybody loved Madness of course, and my husband was a big Fishbone and Specials fan. I still have one of the little black and white jacket lapel pins of the mod girl dancing in her mini.

            • formerlyAnon

              Whenever one of these discussions gets going I have the itch to buy music. I own no Fishbone, my ex got that in the divorce, and in 15 years I’ve never rectified the omission.

          • H2olovngrl

            so…you’ve probably had the name boweryBOY about as long as I have had the name h2olovnGIRL, then, like, since screen names came into existence?

            • boweryboy

              Since the early ’90s. I came about that name less because of Frankie, and moreso because of my love of Leigh Bowery and Bowery Electric at the time.

      • shnaggi

        Tongue in mouth i thought was an improvement as well.

      • xmixiex

        i thought of gwen too, but a poor man’s gwen. bow down, miley.

    • Karen Belgrad

      Awwww…. she gave her coated tongue the night off!

    • If visible pasties under a t-shirt become a thing, I quit.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        I know, I know. It makes me glad that I’ll be 50 next month. I’m not expected to follow the trends anymore! Not that I ever really did when I was her age, but REALLY especially not now!

        • d4divine

          Well I’ll be 50 soon enough too…I follow trends…Miley is not a trend…when I was her age, I knew what looked like a fool and what was fashion. The problem is these days kids can’t tell the difference…it’s a shame…

        • Imasewsure

          You should still follow trends… just not the dumb ones

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            True – I kinda do, just not a lot of them! I work on Wall St., so it’s tougher – we don’t have a lot of wiggle room in what we can wear. It’s mostly yawn inducing.

        • What I love about being older (50ish) is that I can pick and choose the trends I want to follow, and feel no real guilt or embarrassment about the trends I leave to the young whippersnappers. Quite the opposite, in fact. It’s very liberating.

          • NYCGlamourpuss


        • I take a different approach. Now safely past my golden anniversary, all I ever wear are star-shaped pasties. Fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke, I say. (Full disclosure: the district manager took a decidedly more conservative view of the subject.)

          • I love all of you. Turned 50 two months ago.

            • Time to bust out your star-shaped pasties and start scandalizing the neighbors!

      • StellaZafella

        I say: “If even strippers like Carol Doda or Tempest Storm wouldn’t have…what make miss Miley think she should?”
        Okay, get me my walker…I just dated myself right outta here! You go, Miley gurl…it’s your train wreck and I’m not yo mama!

        • Hey Stranger! I’ve been missin’ you.
          Hope all is well in your world.

          • StellaZafella

            Aww, thanks kiddo! It means a lot. Dark days at work so I lurk and avoid sharing here till everything stabilizes…I’ll be readin’ ya’ll BK’s!

        • MoHub

          A Carol Doda reference! Wow! You just dated me right there with you.

      • kittenwithaquip

        Oh man. Now I can’t unsee them. They escaped my glance the first time but now…worse than stripper shoes.

      • YoungSally

        Especially star-shaped pasties…..Is this something where I will feel compelled to have a venerable wardrobe of pasties geared to particular outfits and occasions??

        As I will turn 50 this year — I guess I could immediately stop the trend and save society by curating (and wearing) a wardrobe of pasties.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Perhaps you could curate a collection of “artisanal” pasties? I think that would be a worthy endeavor.

          • YoungSally

            Most EXCELLENT….I have a friend in Brooklyn who is artisanal from bearded head to Red Wing boot covered toe.

          • MoHub

            I’d rather have artisanal pastRies.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              I’ll vote for those, too!

      • Marni Erwin

        She’s a star-titted Sneech?

        • poggi

          Hah. She has stars upon thars.

      • formerlyAnon

        Since I remember (and participated in) the days when no bra & no pasties under a t-shirt was a thing, these just seem silly.

      • MoHub

        STAR-SHAPED pasties, no less!

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      No comment. I wince at the train wreck ahead, fearful that no one standing close will pull her back.

    • bxbourgie

      Anyone expecting genuine from any celebrity is going to be disappointed every single time. Not y’all Uncles… I know my Uncles know better. I mean she looks like Hot Trash “you think what you’re doing is fashion, but it’s actually a hot mess” Cyrus. If she likes it, I love it. Carry on…

      • MilaXX

        but some manage to make it feel more organically their own. Matt Smith’s hipster wear, Gwen Stefani’s designer ska wear, even Rhianna’s and her whatever style feel like them, like off camera they would wear some variation of that look. This feels like Miley looked in a few books and old magazines.

        • Agreed – on the advice from another BK, I looked up Miley’s video of “Jolene”, and, quite aside from the fact that she’s not actually a bad singer, she looks so damn comfortable in the lace tank and long boho skirt she’s wearing in that video. I’d lay money that when she’s lounging around at home it’s t-shirts, cardis and hippie skirts al the way, which is what makes this pseudo-tramp nonsense so sad. She should try a boho-punk look instead: I don’t give a damn about trashy, but she’d look like she was having more fun.

    • AndiMarie

      “She’s exhausting.”

      Sums it up perfectly for me.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Same here.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Glad that she’s giving the tongue a rest. Other than loving the shoes in the first pic, I can’t even with this one.

      • rag254

        It took about four views–but the shoes appear to be the same in both pictures.

        A complete and total waste of amazeball shoes.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          Oh, you’re right, they are the same ones. Still. Mores the pity!

    • Matthew Davie

      My boyfriend and I agree that Mylie is the one to make 80s-retro clothes mainstream. Star-pasties aside, this outfit was all over my high school in the late 80s.

      • Rhonda Shore

        the thong hanging out wasn’t late eighties, that was late nineties, early 00s, with the “tramp stamp” and all…

      • demidaemon

        I am not sure whether to be scared or saddened by that fact. And you’ve forced me to break my one comment per Miley post resolution. *shakes fist ineffectually*

      • Corsetmaker

        Retro 80s clothes have been on and off mainstream for the last 8 years or so though. I was quite taken aback when I found I could walk into a high street clothes shop and pick up almost exactly the same outfit as I’d had 20 or so years earlier (had I wanted to of course – and I kind of did LOL!)

    • Michelle Wilson

      I hope that’s a look of embarrassment over her recent behavior. She’s looking a little brittle.

    • Maluca

      Her face reminds me so much of early Madonna! Am I the only one seeing this? And it’s a phase. I don’t care for her, but whatever, there will always be “this girl”.

    • Adrianna Grężak

      I’m glad that she’s (clearly) comfortable in her own skin, but seriously. Someone with that much money should at least wear a nicer bra if she’s going to forgo a shirt.

      • demidaemon

        That would imply that she is wearing a bra.

    • Fishnet underwear. I want them and want to decorate them with little plastic crabs.

      • sojourneryouth

        Now I have Sebastian singing “Under the Sea” stuck in my head!

    • hughman

      “Yeah, I applied to Hot Topics but they said no go. I even showed them these shoes `my mom stashed in the garage with the rest of my brother’s stuff after he moved in with that girl he met at Live Aid. But I did get a call back from Strawberry Fields, so there’s that. I’m gonna wear my pink outfit.”

      • Imasewsure

        You funny 🙂

    • wisenhar

      I think the 2nd look would be so much sexier without the mesh thong.

    • NinjaCate

      I like the second outfit actually. The first one…. it’s so weird because I don’t like it, but I know that if Rihanna wore it, she’d somehow pull it off and make it look amazing, and I’d love it. So it’s not the outfit so much as it is that she can’t really pull this look off.

    • River

      She IS exhausting.

    • marlie

      The first look: aside from the bra-as-outerwear that should never be a thing, and the flammable faux satin, it’s… fine. Nothing original there. The earrings are also straight out of late 80s, early 90s hip-hop.

      The second outfit: If her mesh panties weren’t showing (deliberately), I’d sort of like this. For her, and her alone.

      • She’s wearing me down. I don’t even mind the mesh panties. Though, since they are similar to the ones they give you in the hospital, post baby delivery, she’s still rocking that diaper/ginormous maxi pad theme, whether she knows it or not.

    • tereliz

      I think I may have already had my Daily Recommended Allowance of Miley. Will my pee turn orange now?

    • clatie

      Dear Miley,

      I know you think you are shocking people with your sexy outfits and that it’s cool that everybody wants to either be you or do you. But, honey, you are wrong. I hope this isn’t too upsetting for you to hear but…

      We all are mystified at your ability to put on sexy and/or slutty clothes and make them completely UN-sexy. You start wagging your scary, giraffe-like tongue and clomp around and – whammo! – you have absolutely no sex appeal.

      This is a tough love kind of moment. I hope we can still be friends.


      • Courtenay P

        Another open letter – just what Miley needed!

        • clatie

          desperate times call for desperate measures

    • MilaXX

      First outfit – PUH-Leeze. Steal better, Miley!
      Second outfit – Still Rhianna-lite, but it works

      • RebeccaKW

        I agree. That first outfit is worthless. The second…it’s that trashy-sexed up look she’s been working, only less naked. Yes, you can see the pasties (but at least I don’t have to see her nipples) and her thong, but it’s a better execution than that Today Show outfit.

    • Boulderista

      Even the hair is 1988 – at least it’s the hair I had in 1988. I even went in and had the shaved bit recut every 10 days to keep it “just so.”

    • sagecreek

      Anyone can take a bad pic, but that second pic from the top says it all. This is a sad girl.

    • quiltrx

      I need those shoes in the worst way! Such a waste of good shoes.

    • Blair Sylvester

      At least we know she’s wearing (white fishnet) underwear

    • TLJezebel

      The white top is cute and I don’t mind the earrings in the first look.

    • kbshee

      Shoulders > tongue.

    • kittenwithaquip

      Oh, for those abs! Or even a belly button I could see without strapping down my boobs. *sigh*

      I still like the fact that she wears creepers instead of hooker shoes. That’s about all I can defend.

    • bravobravp

      No tongue….this is progress people.

    • Sarah

      She *might* be a little hunched because she partook of something, shall we say, chemical in nature. I’m not condemning it, but she does sing about that kind of thing, and I know certain stuff (I’ve taken everything under the sun at some point or other) can make you hunch your shoulders. She looks a bit glassy in the bra pics.

      • Little_Olive

        Huh. I love how educational this site is.

      • Yep. I think a lot of her physical mannerisms could be attributed to altered states and party favors.
        I worry about her frying her little brain. Molly especially is a damn good time, but has some pretty serious consequences from frequent use.

        • Sarah

          Well, if she’s gonna roll, at least give her a piece of candy or gum or something and then maybe she’d chew it and quit with that tongue.

        • MoHub

          And I believe “little brain” is the operative phrase here.

    • boweryboy

      I can’t even with her. She’s trying so hard that I can smell the whiff of desperation through my computer screen.

    • Garcia Loca

      I like both outfits, from neck up and ankles down. Which is to say, the girl probably has got decent style, but she’s having way too much fun punking us.

    • Erica_Vuitton

      I’m getting such a TLC vibe from the second outfit I love it! The first outfit… not my favorite but still very much her. I’m wondering when she is going to stop shaving down the sides of her head…

    • Imasewsure

      Definitely don’t dislike the second outfit. It’s cute for a 20 year old and I like the shoes… but she’s looking a bit too Rita Ora for me and I prefer the “original”

      • J. Preposterice

        yeah, I like the second outfit. I mean, not on me, but it’s a cute little pop-dance look on a cute girl.

    • E2_Remote

      She looks high as a treeful of monkeys on nitrous.

      • boweryboy


    • Lilithcat

      Bra. √
      Petticoat. √
      Dress. Ooops!

    • siriuslover

      Her body guard / handler is pretty hot

    • SignLadyB

      Honestly the clothing doesn’t bother me at all in either of these pics–she looks like a 20 year old girl dressing for a crowd. For me more telling (and I’ll give you the hunched shoulders, TLo) she looks cute and normal and NOT trying to make some stupid statement with the tongue and the wink. She’s really a very cute girl when she is being “natural”. It’s the vamping and posing of the last several weeks that I find so grating. So I guess I’m at the opposite end of the spectrum, is she real or is she Miley–in these photos I think she is basically real–wish she’d accept that for herself.

    • Trisha26


    • Kate

      Daily Recommended Allowance of Miley, America = D.R.A.M.A.

      • boweryboy

        Damn. I didn’t catch that. TLo are so clever!

        • demidaemon

          Me neither. Kudos, TLo!

    • Judy_J


    • Danielle

      Is she done “finding herself” yet? I can’t take much more.

    • Synnamin

      I’m just grateful her tongue’s in her mouth.

      I do admit to a stab of envy over her abs.

      • Aidan B

        I also felt that stab.

    • crash1212

      I must confess, the only thing I find remotely interesting in this post is the shirt her companion is wearing in the first three panels. I’m totally diggin’ it.

      • formerlyAnon

        I noted it also. Not sure I like it over a regular button down, but it’s unusual and that gives it interest.

    • Guest


    • Jacquelyn

      I really don’t like the Creeper shoes.

    • sae_rah

      I thought the shoulder hunching could be an attempt to keep her girls up a bit, since they’re getting no support.

    • JauntyJohn

      If I weren’t so burnt out on all things Miley I would probably like the white outfit more.

      Also: At least she’s leading the charge against insane, crippling high heels. I like a good stiletto as much as the next gay, but there’s something to be said for the “fuck that” she seems to be living right now.

    • DominoEstella

      Those shoes are not 1998 guys. Those are strait from my high school years, 87 – 91.

    • allcapsERINN

      Aw, I don’t know. Whatever. She’s just being 20 and having fun. As someone who’s (**sniff**) 42, I wish I would have had a little more fun in my 20s — I didn’t appreciate how great my skin and body were back then (compared to now). Now it feels like my life revolves around wrinkle creams and Spanx. She’ll figure herself out soon enough – I just hope she stays safe in the process. I’m trying to take her with a grain of salt, although she did lose some points with me the other day when she told Matt Lauer that 40-year-olds were too old to have sex. That made me sad and weary.

    • formerlyAnon

      I think she IS working a hard-to-maintain facade. That’s why her “sexy” dancing is anything but sexy and her trademark mannerisms (the tongue thing, prime example) are clunky and contrived.

    • Melissa

      First outfit, I had those earrings on a smaller scale, about 1985. Maurice’s. I’m not proud.

    • Michael

      As a former boss used to say, “That didn’t need to happen.”

    • Jeannie Shmina Greenwald

      She could look so great but instead she’s bottom fishing.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      I love her hair, but not her taste in clothing. I recognize quite a few items she’s wearing here from previous posts so she’s getting multiple use out of her things…celebrities, they’re just like us.

      I wonder if I could rock those shoes, they look so comfortable.

    • nyll18

      It’s nice to see she’s getting some mileage out of that chunky chain necklace. Which is good as it probably costs more than my apartment. Truth be told I like it.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      When Miley appears and her tongue is in her mouth I’m pleased. The star-shaped pasties? Whatever.

    • ItsDicey

      The shoes are fun. That is all.

    • manina

      She makes me smile.

    • dschubba

      Wow! She’s so grown-up and sexually liberated! Goodbye, Hanna Montana!

      …Was that right? That’s the correct response, isn’t it?

    • demidaemon

      SIGH. These are both hooker outfits, just for different parts of the street and different experience levels.

      She’s so exhausting, even when the worst thing is how cheap her outfits look.

      I am going to do my very best to make this my only comment in this thread. Let’s see how long that lasts.

      • OrigamiRose

        I hate feeling that I want to scream “STOP COVERING HER!” at our uncles.

        But really, she makes me sick.

    • Christy

      In the top outfit, she looks like she is cringing from cold. If so, is that really the night to wear that outfit?

    • Jumpingjacks

      I don’t know, her facade seems a lot more natural than either Madonna who does everything in her power to deny her age or Gaga who does everything in her power to be as outlandish as possible to regain her former glory

    • BuffaloBarbara

      The shoes don’t go with that first, um, outfit. Maybe she was wearing heels earlier and twisted her ankle, so she grabbed her favorite elevated flats to get from point A to point B? Look, I’m trying here.

      Star pasties aside, the second look is cute, and only makes it to marginally trashy. Just, you know, wear it with an actual bra, if you want something covering up the under part. Or, well, wear it in material that isn’t see-through.

      I know exactly what you guys mean about this not looking like she’s “being herself”. Granted, all celebrities are trying to project an image, but it’s a little less odd with most of them. This one looks like she’s trying really, really hard to be someone else, and not really succeeding. It’s exhausting to look at because it looks like it’s exhausting to do. Which… it’s clothes. They shouldn’t be exhausting.

    • Andsheewas

      Again, 13-year-old me is dying for the shoes.

    • Tamara Hogan

      I have officially had it up to here with Miley Cyrus coverage. Bored now…

    • I love those shoes!

    • xmixiex

      isn’t she COLD?! it’s suddenly autumn in the north east!

    • AndreaSkates

      I’m not across-the-board judgy about the bra-as-shirt thing–but the hunchy shoulders in the pink outfit make it look like she’s embarrassed that she forgot to put on her shirt. if you’re going to go out in nothing but a bra and (barely) a skirt, you’d better OWN that look.

    • CeeQ

      You know what’s weird about the shoulder hunching and mega watt smile? It’s very “America’s Sweetheart” to my eyes. It’s on the edge of twee. What are we seeing here? A madonna/whore kinda thing? Who even knows anymore. I do agree that it is exhausting. Good grief girl, just be yourself. Stop trying so bloody hard to “make a point” and/or “be edgy”, or whatever the hell this all is.

    • snarkykitten

      can we just…not pay attention to her for a while?

    • blumonky

      She’s a star boobied Sneetch.

    • Passionflora

      Sorry to put it this way, but it looks like she’s wearing post-partum underpants. Ew.

    • Guest

      Yuck, just yuck. Who cares?

    • Daktari100

      Yuck, just yuck. Who cares anyway? Then again, that is probably the most consecutive pictures I have ever seen in which she was able to keep her tongue inside her mouth. Yay Miley!!

    • She is not interesting. At all.

    • Beenthere

      This is such a Gwen Staffani (sp) outfit!

    • Bethley

      The underwear in the second picture looks like the disposable mesh underwear hospitals put you in after childbirth.

    • paintedfish

      the pasties under the shirt is kinda cute in a rock chick kinda way.

    • guest2visits

      The pink might have looked cool as a sexy, sleek one piece dress – but as 2 pieces it appears to be what a 12yr old’s idea of sexy is, complete with the adolescent looking shoes and little bag.
      I like the rocker-chic look of the second, even thought I dislike the shoes, personally. And it really would have been a step up from the usual MIley fare if she had on a sexy bra instead, or the print was on the shirt. But then….would there be enough Miley attention/gossip to keep her going until the next 24hr cycle?

    • andreawey

      trying too hard……. sad…..

    • tixilyttik

      Exhausting is the best word yet to describe Miley Cyrus.

    • tixilyttik

      She’s like having a toddler in the house. She’s cute and you want to love her and be nice every second but at some point you just want to yell at her that it’s nap time. In Miley’s case nap time needs to be about 5 years.

    • Gatto Nero

      Maybe if we just stop paying attention to her she’ll go away, like Sarah Palin.

    • I didn’t recognize her with her tongue in her mouth.