Ariana Grande in Moschino at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Posted on August 25, 2014

Oh look, everyone. It’s the new Baby Hooker line from Forever 21, modeled by pop sensation Ariana Grande!

Ariana-Grande-2014-MTV-Video-Music-Awards-VMAs-Moschino-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Ariana Grande attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California in a Moschino ensemble from the Resort 2015 collection paired with Tom Ford boots.

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Look, there is nothing at all wrong with this look. As we’ve been saying all day, it’s the VMAs, and all good boys and girls are invited to slut it the hell up for attention on the red carpet. No, really. We’re not applying rules of taste or propriety here. We’d sound like idiots if we tried. It’s a big, dumb, sometimes sexy, sometimes fabulous Mardi Gras parade of mostly marginally talented attention whores sold as products to teenagers. “Hooker wear for everyone!” we say.

But when you finish off a look like this with child pageant hair, posing, and makeup, IT. IS. CREEPY.  A high, tight braid like a whip would’ve been our choice. Or a dominatrix’s top knot. Or hell, just blow that shit out. Crimp it, for all we care. Just do not wear a dress like this and then show up in middle school dance party hair. It’s frikkin weird. We could live with the current makeup situation, but we’d shove a pair of gold doorknocker earrings at her and maybe a pair of mirrored cat-eye shades, just to give the look the attitude that she herself lacks.

One final, totally nonsensical thought: every time we write about her, we have to resist the urge to make the joke that popped into our heads the very first time we heard about her. “Pop star Ariana Grande, whose name means ‘large spider’ in Spanish…”

Her name of course does NOT mean “large spider” in Spanish and the joke is that for a second, it almost sounds like it could, but this being the internet, we know it would fall pretty flat because too many people would respond with “Guys, that’s not how you say ‘large spider’ in Spanish,” and then we would have to explain and then nobody’s laughing. But we’ve always wanted to use it in a post because her name has become synonymous with “large spider” in our heads and we just want to plant that as a meme in yours until no one can resist thinking of Ariana Grande as a big spider. So there you go. You can’t escape it now.



[Photo Credit: David Gabber/, Moschino]

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  • Dany


    She makes me angry.

    • TAGinMO

      THANK YOU. Her facial expressions always have the same effect on me as Katie Holmes’s–i.e., murderous, spittle-emitting rage.

    • Glam Dixie

      Occasionally my offspring has the tv on the Disney channel where Large Spider is on the most obnoxious show using a simpering, FAKE ASS voice that induces the most murderous rage in me. I’m getting angry thinking about it.

      • She’s worse than Caillou, which is saying something.

        • Freynika

          Thank you for that. Caillou is king in my house, and I can’t wait until my kids grow out of him.

          • sojourneryouth

            I hate everything about Caillou, from his bald head to his whiny voice to the stupid spelling of his name! My niece loves him, but he’s banned at my house!

        • lunchcoma

          I don’t even have children, and I am still familiar with Caillou through the rants of my friends. You know a show is annoying when parents are complaining about some whining cartoon brat at brunch.

          • marlie

            Same here!

        • livesarah

          I am ruthless, I banned Caillou. My son was only allowed to watch him in French or Spanish, both of which had much less annoying voice actors

          • Little_Olive

            Lol great solution!

        • Coleen

          F-cking Canadian Ziggy is worse than ANYTHING.

      • MK03

        Oh, she’s also a Baby-Voice Girl? Of fucking course she is.

      • @Biting Panda

        Her show is banned in my home. If I catch sound of her voice I go into a ten minute long speech to the kids about how everything she is and projects is wrong, wrong, wrong. I don’t censor my kids much, I’d rather them see, watch and learn why it is no okay. But I can’t take 3 seconds of her shit.

        • MK03

          Parenting: You’re doing it right.

          • @Biting Panda

            Rarely. But I have my moments.

        • Glam Dixie

          My daughter is 17 and it’s usually only the result of a brief pause while channel flipping, but seriously, 10 seconds of that voice is 10 seconds too many. She declared the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Making the Team show, “Everything that is wrong with how woman are perceived in the world”.

        • jen_vasm

          When a commercial comes on that mentions her or any of her products, my 12 year old rolls his eyes because he knows the diatribe that I’m going to launch into: girls as portrayed to be vacuous on these shows, the horrors of autotune, no one really has that much hair, the horrors of marketing to teenagers, the list goes on.

      • rocketinu

        I don’t know who this is – Thank God.

        • J.W.

          Me neither.

      • marlie

        I heard a 30-second clip on YouTube because I wanted to see if her voice was as bad as people were saying, and I almost went on a murderous rampage just from that. I don’t know if I could make it through a whole episode without going postal.

        • Lucía Gavello

          I did that as well… I’m from Argentina and my cousin watches that dumb show, I have to say, this is the first time I’m actually thankful for Spanish dubbing.

      • NinjaCate

        It’s Nick, but I’m pretty sure the voice is because her character is supposed to be the “stupid for comic relief” one. Don’t ask me why I know this.

        • marlie

          That’s my understanding too, and I have issues with that as well.

          • NinjaCate

            Very true. Fair point.

    • Kaonashi

      That, and the fact that she only shows the left side of her face completely bugs.

      • Well, she stole Mariah Carey’s singing style, so she might as well borrow the rest of MC’s quirks.

    • V No Privacy

      Agreed but she’s young. She’ll grow out of it and then cringe later when she recalls this stage of her life. We were all 21 once.

    • Le_Sigh

      Lainey calls it her “beseeching” look. Ughhhhhhhhhhh. I CAN’T.

    • Erin Schubert Needham

      Does her hair DO anything else?

      • I heard or read something about her going bald in a patch on the back of her head from dye or extensions or something, and that she uses her My Little Pony-tail to cover it up.

        • Aldona Dye

          Yeaaahhh, I’ve heard that too, but she could still do a top-knot/braid/any other updo. This CAN’T be the only option.

    • In all her videos she keeps her head tilted at the same angle she’s using here for the over-the-shoulder shots, and she is the worst lip syncher I’ve ever seen. She hardly opens her mouth even when the soundtrack is belting. You can’t make selfie face for three and a half minutes in a moving medium, Ariana! YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US!

      • To be fair, most of her songs apparently have such a diction problem that I don’t think she opens her mouth that much when she actually sings either.

    • YES!!

    • mlle

      Her weave is longer than her dress.

    • livesarah

      SNIP SNIP! Her hair makes me seriously ragey too. That and the simpering/coy affectation…. So glad to see I’m not alone and crazy!

  • RussellH88

    This creeps me the hell out. She always has this childlike look of innocence in her eyes which makes this bordering Brooke Shields Pretty Baby territory.

    • fiestyfashionfem

      Over on Jezebel one poster called this the “prostitots” look – see what they did there? – hahahahahahaha – but scary/sad – laughing through the tears and hand wringing.

  • Glam Dixie

    Pony Play Barbie. Bleh!

    • sweetestsith

      That was my reaction as well. She just needs some hoofy fetish shoes…

      • Glam Dixie

        I think a broken curb bit with an nice S shank would bring her in line nicely.

  • “Only the left side, please.”

    • myandyleigh

      Yeah, she’s pathological about presenting the left side of her face and body. It makes me want to spin her around and see what is wrong with her right side that she finds too unsettling for us mere mortals. I’d also like to hold her down and scrub all that make-up off her face to see what she really looks like. I assume she a beautiful young girl under there but her make-up is applied with a trowel and so it’s hard to even tell what the real contours are.

      The whole “I’m just a little girl, but a sexy little girl into BDSM” schtick gross and creepy.

      She reminds me of Lea Michele, which is not at all a compliment.

      • I was cackling through her entire acceptance “speech”. She was involuntarily turning her left side to every camera she could focus on.

        • MoHub

          Involuntarily or intentionally?

  • Capt. Renault

    I feel like a perv just for having seen this.

    • Kent Roby

      Uh oh, here comes Chris Hansen!

  • Sarah

    It is making me SUPER UNCOMFORTABLE that this particular Large Spider (thank you!) has a child’s head and a bottom half that looks like it would do something creatively nasty with ping pong balls.

    • J. Preposterice

      wow mental image city

      • Sarah

        Blame HER. She’s the one who is dressed like a juvenile Thai prostitute. Grossss.

        • Trent

          LOL! Perfect description, which is why I’m most stunned that this hookerwear is from the “Moschino 2015 RESORT Collection.” Do they have strip clubs at resorts now?

          • demidaemon

            Of course. After all, you can resort anywhere you want if leather fetishwear is the resort of your dreams.

      • Glam Dixie

        I know, right?

    • Capt. Renault

      “I’m not making up any of these stories I’m telling you tonight. Um… except for one. Except for the fact that the banana sticks to wall when it hits. That’s the only one. Everything else is true.” — Swimming to Cambodia.

      • MoHub

        I miss Spaulding Gray.

        • Sherilyne Cox

          I miss him more.

    • EveEve

      I was also very uncomfortable siince she looks about 14 years old. So I looked it up, and she’s 21, so at least now I am not furious about it. She at least isn’t some innocent Disney virgin being overly sexualized by her handlers. Having said that, she gets a great big ol’ fail – she couldn’t carry this look off if it was surrounded in pink kitten fur.

      • @Biting Panda

        I respectfully disagree about her handlers.

        She is now 21, but her Nickelodeon handlers have been pushing the overly sexualized version for several years now. And considering her entire TV career is sustained by looking as young as possible, you were right to be uncomfortable. Her handlers work overtime to present her as an underage sex worker. On stage, on the RC, and everywhere they can get away with it. Meanwhile, they make sure her fan base still consists of adolescents and tweens.

        • Kitten Mittons

          I’d like to add that her Nick show ended less than two months ago, and coincided with her big album release. Up to then, her tarket market segment was most inarguably kids, tweens, and teens. So who are we supposed to assume is the audience that will buy her album? Most likely the age group that watched her show, and maybe slightly older. Demographically, I’d peg her target market segment at 10-17, somewhere in there. Maybe as high as 22 if you include college kids, given that she has a song with Iggy Azalea. Maybe.

          So WHO is she trying to reach when she wears shit like this paired with the styling? More importantly than who she’s trying to reach, who is paying attention to her? And who is paying attention to her album cover, where she’s wearing no pants and giving the little girl innocent look? And, as you said, every album cover in that vein for the last two years or so.

          If you want to make the jump to a different demographic and target adults, and be an oversexualized adult, fine. You’re 21. Then actually do it. In my eyes, the outfits and styling she routinely goes out in is totally directed at a younger audience, and that’s what pisses me off so much about her. The doe eyes, the raised eyebrows, the little girl “Oopsie” posing. With thigh-high Pretty Woman boots. It’s gross, really really gross.

          • RebeccaKW

            I think “song” might be a stretch. Music with some yodeling.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Pardon me, you are entirely correct. Yodeling and whispering.

          • demidaemon

            Basically, you are saying she is pedo Betty Boop. Just typing that out gives me the creeps.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Ha! That’s a nice little summation.

          • demidaemon

            Thank you, I guess?

        • NinjaCate

          Yeah, I remember when her first album came out. The cover looked like a baby sex doll. They changed it immediately, THANK GOD.

        • EveEve

          Good points all. She and Miley Cyrus are the same age. I suspect if Miley wore this, there wouldn’t be the same outrage. Is it the pony tail? The baby-doll poses vs. the tongue out gangsta posing? Maybe the difference is that one just left Disney and is trying to project an underage sex worker image to a Disney demographic, and one is trying to look like a 21 year old sex worker to a slightly older demographic. As I said, I had no idea who she is. Clearly context is everything.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Yes, the styling, the posing, and how they present themselves. As much as Miley grates, she is trying to act and dress her age, maybe slightly older. She doesn’t intentionally infantilize herself while wearing her streetwalker clothes. And she really didn’t do any of it until well after she had left Disney. While she was targeting a younger audience she kept it fairly clean. As said above, Ariana did this stuff well before she left Nickelodeon, while her show was still on the air.

      • marlie

        I think I have just as much of a problem with her BECAUSE she’s 21. She’s projecting herself as an overtly-sexualized innocent Disney virgin. She’s implying/trying to make these sexy child pageant looks seem ok, and they’re not, no matter how old the person actually is.

      • Sarah

        I see what you mean re: her not pulling the outfit off (definitely not) but I DID know she was 21, and my problem is that if she’s not conscious of how unhealthy it is to present yourself as that youthful and at the same time as overtly sexual, she’s either woefully ignorant or almost criminally misinformed.

  • MoHub

    Her tiara is missing.

    • Mariah can’t bring herself to let go of it.

      • Anna

        Even though she tries, she can’t let go!

  • Sophia Finfer

    I can’t hate this enough. Don’t go for vampy sexy if you’re gonna pose and wear your hair like a little girl.

    • @Biting Panda

      It’s her entire shtick. She dresses like a dominatrix, styles her features as childishly as possible and has and uses a forced baby doll, little girl voice. It is DISGUSTING.

      Her producers, her “people”, her network, should all be ashamed of the shit they are stuffing into kids faces.

      • Sophia Finfer

        I know! Drives me crazy. She’s 21 but looks 16 and dresses like she’s 12. So creepy. If she even just wore a different hair style JUST ONCE it would help a little at least.

        • rhymeswithorange

          Not sure if this is true or just justification pushed upon us, but I read in an interview with her in People that she always wears her hair up because on her Nick show she had to dye her hair so often.

          • Sophia Finfer

            Yeah I read same thing once–she said her real hair’s been ruined by bleach/hair dye. She could switch it up from the same ponytail though even if she feels she needs extensions! Jus’ sayin..

          • I have read that, but it is absolute balls. As someone who has dyed her hair a lot, and as someone who has heard of traction alopecia, she is talking rubbish.

      • MaryMcClelland

        Thats… wow – so gross. I had no idea who she was (had to wikipedia) since my kids are really little and I never listen to pop radio. When I saw her face I thought she was 16 max. Even grosser to learn she’s a full-fledged adult parading this gross image like this. UGH.

  • @Biting Panda

    My hatred of this girl has reach epic proportions. She and her ilk are the very definition of skeevy.

  • Alejandra

    i love that y’all always think in terms of drag names! it actually sounds like a great drag pun name when said out loud in proper Spanish pronunciation.

  • Reve

    That 12 yr old hair tired, This isn’t 1987

  • papillon

    Honestly I’m just disturbed. And I LIKE her music but the outfit coupled with the doe eyes and little girl hair and posturing is just CREEPING ME OUT. The way they are marketing her is so not cool. PLEASE STOP DOING THIS.

    Additionally, that outfit is hideous but it cracks me up that it apparently belongs to a resort line. What does ‘resort’ even mean in the fashion world?

    • FrigidDiva

      Come now, even ladies of the night have to take vacations too 😉

      • demidaemon

        Hey, no one ever says you can’t make it a working vacation.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I won’t go into the skeezy stuff, because you guys did it already. But I have to call super-tacky on the designer’s name on a giant belt buckle. Or, you know, anyone’s name on a giant belt buckle, but especially the designer’s. The bloggers and magazines will identify you. You don’t need to be so… needy.

    • Sarah

      Yeah, but that’s a signature Moschino thing to do.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Somehow, that doesn’t make it better.

    • MoHub

      That’s what nearly got Kayne eliminated in the PR season 3 Jet Setter challenge. And he at least was wearing his own design.

  • MK03

    Boy, something about posing demurely in that getup just screams “child prostitute.” Gross.

    • MoHub

      Maybe she’s auditioning for the remake of Taxi Driver. But who would play Travis Bickle?

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        Benedict Cumberbatch.

        • MoHub

          I think it needs someone tacky. For some reason, I keep hearing Adam Sandler saying, “You talkin’ to me?”

          • papillon

            Adam Driver.

          • Laurel

            Adam Levine?

        • MartyBellerMask

          Bite your tongue.

        • martha

          Ha Ha

      • MartyBellerMask

        Adrien Brody.

  • elleg929

    “You smell like a baby prostitute.” – Janice Ian

  • BTW it doesn’t mean “large spider” in Spanish, it means “medium half-caff soy non-fat no whip” in Starbucks.

    • FrigidDiva

      That is seriously what I think of when I hear her name. I automatically think some pretentious, hipster inspired, over-priced concotion from Starbucks ordered by some hipster tool in skinny jeans.

    • EveEve

      Heavy emphasis on the “no whip.”

    • My rapper name will be Solo Dirty Venti Chai, in honor of my drink of choice.

  • rockin robin

    I have a sense that transition to adulthood is going to be tough for this one, if only because she is going to look like she is 15 well into her twenties. It is partly just the way she looks, and partly the “role” she has chosen for herself. I just looked it up and she is 21(!) and still playing the teen girl look as hard as she can.

    • Ruby_Wednesday

      You’re correct. And really at 21 she should be past transitioning. She should be just about there.

  • James

    I’ve been creeped out by the dichotomy for a while now and this is not. helping. *runs away*

  • bananafish

    NO. From one baby-faced girl to another- accept the fact that this is not your style. Sure you could try to play with it a little more but no matter what you are going to look like you are playing dress up in your stripper older sister’s clothing.

  • Coleen


  • A little girl playing dress up.

    Unfortunately, this ‘little girl’ is actually 21.

  • MoHub

    New series: Toddlers and Tiaras: Where Are They Now?

    • NMMagpie

      I was just thinking of Tom Hank’s Toddlers and Tiaras bit he did on Jimmy Kimmel.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      That would be a frightening, depressing show

      • demidaemon

        Sadly, it’s probably already being produced.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    LOL, this is from a RESORT COLLECTION?!!

    • MoHub

      If the resort is at Sturgis.


        • MoHub

          Thank you. Thank you very much.

    • MilaXX

      But it’s Moschino so….

      • MoHub

        It’s LaCroix, darling!

  • FibonacciSequins

    Bratz doll realness.

    • GeoDiva


    • Imasewsure

      That’s where my brain went as well…. Stripper Bratz…

    • MartyBellerMask

      This is the Bratz generation, folks. I grew up on Barbie, these kids grew up on Bratz. God save us, the next wave is coming up on Monster High and Equestria Girls.

      • marlie

        I don’t even want to know what Monster High and Equestria Girls ARE.

        • sweetestsith

          Monster high is a lot like Bratz, except, well, monsters. Literally. Werewolves/vampires/fauns/were-everything… I don’t like sexualized childrens toys *but* do kind of love that such weird/creepy(rather than barbie perfect) toys are mainstream. Equestria girls is a humanoid version My Little Pony (I think).

          • demidaemon

            I know of these only because my SIL collects them. They also have fairytale versions now, as well.

          • MartyBellerMask

            It’s like the toy people realized that girls want to dress up like their favorite My Little Pony, but wanted to look like a slutty not-quite-human instead of like a horse.

  • The hair on the model is awesome.

    Sirs T&Lo have given her more personality in a paragraph than a year of encountering her .gifs on tumblr where she states that she’s weird have done. Viva la large spider!

    • papillon

      I like that you added the dot before gifs.

    • But isn’t it always the way that the people who are the most banal are the most desperate to state that they are weird? The girl who says “Don’t worry about me, I am just CRAZY” is the person to back away from because you will be bored to death. The weird kids don’t need to tell you, you can see it and revel in it.

  • hughman

    You’d think the one place a Spider Joke would work would be on the Web.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Ba-dum tsss

      • hughman


  • txngyrrl

    Just learned new Spanish word of the day – thank you! Now I can scream at spiders in Spanish when one decides to walk nonchalantly across my living room floor.

  • NMMagpie

    In that fourth shot, she looks disconcertingly like a doll you would find on the shelves at Target. Plastic.

  • JR Labrador

    All she needs is a whip to complete the ensemble.

  • Susie P.

    Some kids call her Ariana Grande Latte, which makes me chuckle. I know she’s been around for a while, but only recently have I been able to put the name with the face. I’m definitely too old for the VMAs. This outfit is pretty standard for the VMAs, but she has such a baby face as well that it just does not connect. Sigh.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I love pop star photos – after I’m finishing hating their outfits, I get to play “which one is this again?” for a while.

  • Alyssa_T_Robot

    it’s not quite as disturbing when you know that she’s actually 21. these disney/nickelodeon stars are often older than they look which really elongates their shelf life on those networks. as for the hair – i read something awhile ago that her hair is so damaged that she has to wear extensions all the time or something? i don’t know though, this permanent pony tail might be worse.

    • Sarah

      Well, I think therein lies the rub. In effect, she is styling herself to APPEAR younger, so we have to then question the social responsibility of sexing up what looks like a child.

      • marlie

        Right. She’s 21, and maybe wants to dress/style herself younger to appeal to her demographic and play up her character, but THEN she goes and dresses like a tarted-up 12 year old. THAT’S my problem with her.

    • MoHub

      Knowing she’s 21 and pushing the preteen look is even more disturbing for me. I keep flashing back to Bette Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

  • Melissa Brogan

    So, I’m feeling old because I don’t have any idea who big spider baby hooker here is, but I’m in total agreement that the hair/posing with the outfit is weird and creepy.

    • MilaXX

      She will forever be Big Spider Baby Hooker to me.

    • MoHub

      If it weren’t for Uncles T and Lo, I’d have no idea who she was either.

  • Liz

    Just imagine if she and Kenya Michaels met and somehow decided to collab. The level of discomfort would probably end the world.

    I can’t hate too much because she’s a very talented singer who seems to be keeping it together. Of course now that I’ve said that she’ll probably run out and do something stupid but eh. Such is Hollywood.

    • papillon

      I worry that due to her current image and her start on Nick, she will inevitably go off the deep end in a big way in a few years’ time. It’s even more of a shame because she is a good singer.

    • julnyes

      Doesn’t she think she is constantly being plagued by demons? I don’t think that is really “keeping it together”.

    • demidaemon

      Oh God, please don’t let this happen. PLEASE.

      Why must all the BKs create and share such nightmare fuel? WHY?

  • MilaXX

    If she really does have damage due to bad extensions or whatever, there are a million different, better and more adult looking weaves and wigs she could be wearing. This Toddler’s & Tiaras hair she insist on is never going to look good.

    • alyce1213

      She should be daring and cut it all off into a cute, youthful do, but then the internet would explode and Disney stock would plummet.

    • KendraMR

      YASSSSS! There’s no excuse for her to not have a top notch lace front wig or extensions if her hair is so “damaged”.

  • Anna

    Well I’ve just lost my breakfast, lunch, and my appetite for the rest of the day.

    *Off to bleach my eyes now*

  • J.W.

    Baby black widow wannabe hostess from Fright Night. Yuck.

  • Claire

    The Large Spider joke reminds me when someone on ONTD once asked who Demi Lovato was and someone else responded with “Half a bathroom stall” and now DL is permanently known to me as that. I look forward to AG becoming Large Spider in my mind forever!

    • marlie

      I snorted soda at “half a bathroom stall.”

  • Gatto Nero

    Cheap and not chic.
    You can’t wear this sort of in-your-face tackiness and then affect that demure pose in the last shot without inviting snark.

  • sojo

    So many levels of NOPE.

  • anyalama

    Does she ever have a different hair style? I honestly can’t recall seeing her with anything other than that silly, giant pedo- I mean ponytail. Sorry, I don’t know where that came from.

  • Freynika

    Irrational hate list Top 5.

  • nannypoo

    Icky and disturbing.

  • jilly_d

    I’ve about had it with her AND that fucking ponytail.

  • The word that popped into my head was “tart.”

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Pop tart.

      • Aidan B


  • SistaT

    This is sad. I think she’s so darling. There was a huge backlash about how “precious” she always dressed and I think this choice is partly in response to that criticism but it’s a totally incorrect answer. Now she looks like she’s trying way too hard and with that babydoll hair and face, she just looks … yeah, creepy.

    • marlie

      But she was always doing this, to a certain extent. She’d still wear the super-short cutesy/twee dresses, and them pair them with platform stripper heels. This is more of the same, to me.

  • marlie

    SPOT. ON. TLo’s analysis pretty much hits on everything that I dislike about this girl – the intentional sexualization of someone who appears to be very young (even though she’s NOT young). This outfit in particular is creepy and weird. It’s also ugly and tacky, but that’s neither here nor there.

    • lunchcoma

      Yup. I wouldn’t be angry if this was just a naturally young-looking woman doing what she could to seem more mature. She’s consciously choosing to go with hair and posing that’s as juvenile as possible, and then pairs it with the sexualized clothing. If she did something else with her hair and stopped making that face, it doubt she’d be troubling. I also doubt she’d be as popular as she is.

  • Town

    She’s the new spokesmodel for Ramera Wear!

  • Aidan B

    Creepy x 12, for all the reasons above. Blech.

  • Tanya Wade

    If the ponytail is popping, don’t bother knocking. YAWN with this one.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    Goodness no. Go home, lady, you’re drunk an attention whore.

  • Watts

    In the first shot, without looking closely, I thought her belt said, “MUSICIAN.” And I thought, “Honey, if you have to wear a sign around your waist proclaiming you such, you probably aren’t.”

  • VioletFem

    What exactly is the logic behind wearing the EXACT SAME hairstyle to every single public appearance? She needs a new weavologist to fix her situation, preferably one with more versatility.

  • Dreamwr8tr

    This is disturbing. She looks about 13 with her body language and hair and her size. It doesn’t help that she is about the same height and size I was in middle school (and yes I am that short now and my mother was similarly tiny at her age). She is not carrying this off at all.

  • megohd

    I thought Ariana Grande was a blended coffee drink from Starbucks.

  • Valerie Dunbar Jones

    “Large Spider,” in Spanish, would be, of course “Araña Dazeem.”

  • mapmakerscolors

    Someone on my twitter timeline called it “Baby’s First S&M Outfit,” which…just about sums it up. The girlishness of it is definitely what makes it creepy.

  • somewhat half-related…
    I love how Moschino calls this “resort wear”…. What kind of resort would that be? Kinkvana?

    • demidaemon

      Back alleys of London?

  • flamingoNW

    You guys are weird…

  • Ruby_Wednesday

    You know, I don’t get the same ‘sexxxy 13 y/o’ vibe from the model, who is surely younger than Ariana. It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that she’s only 16. So I guess what I’m trying to say is Ariana, own your age. Yes, you have a babyface and you can’t do much about that. I have experience with this, too. But at 21 it’s time to move on.

  • Snailstsichr

    I used to think she was on my irrational dislike list, but thanks to immersing my self in the wisdom of my fellow BKs, I realize that the dislike is totally rational.

  • Lisa

    For all the progress that man has made in weaves and wigs, this cannot be best that her hairstylist can come up with. She can do so much better so it must be a choice. Sigh!!!!

  • lunchcoma

    She always has the My Little Pony Hair, she always insists on being photographed from the left, and she always makes that cutesy pie face.

    Until she changes at least two of those things, I’m not even going to think about what she’s wearing.

    • marlie

      You’d be ok with the MLP hair, the pie face, but a photo from the right? 😛

      • lunchcoma

        Two things! So if she gets over her left side hangup and fixes her hair, I’ll start paying attention to her clothes and add a note that her posing is still annoying. Same if she fixes the side issue and learns to make an additional expression, but insists on keeping the hair.

        I think we need to take small steps with this one, as she is obviously terrified by change.

  • Guest

    gran araña, in case anyone is wondering how you would translate that.

    • No; gran is more like the way English uses huge metaphorically rather than literally; e.g, un gran éxito (huge hit). It would be araña grande.

  • NinjaCate

    I read some article once that said she wears it that way because he hair is fried from years of dyeing it red for Victorious/Sam and Cat. I HATE it, especially since she NEVER EVER WEAR IT DIFFERENTLY, but that made me feel not an mad about it.

    That said, her album came out today and it’s fab.

    • marlie

      Also, wearing your hair in the same exact style day in and day out can cause damage too. She’d be better off cutting it short and starting over.

      • NinjaCate

        I actually wondered why she didn’t, but I’m guessing she’s just attached to the length? She apparently wear a TON of extensions. But short hair doesn’t read “sex kitten” I guess.

  • pamplemousse

    Why is her hair always the same?!!?

    • RoseJB

      Especially since it actually looked cute on that annoying show I just youtubed. So why this?

  • Judy_J

    My only knowledge of her is from that horrible Nickelodeon show she was on, Sam and Cat (I think that was the title). My granddaughter was watching it, and I made her turn it off because it was so insulting. So I’ve already got a bad taste in my mouth from this chick. And yes, it is very creepy to play up the schoolgirl coy face and pose while dressing like a hooker.

  • veriance

    Her makeup is dreadful. She’s in her early 20’s her skin should not look like that! Yuck. I kind of love the outfit though and the boots but the fried hair and spackly make up are a NO.

  • Carla_Charlton

    Those are some tired eyes-maybe she was crying about the outfit.

  • YeahYeahFashion

    Funny people STILL are commenting on her hair when she’s said SEVERAL TIMES how her hair is so servery damaged from from how she wore it on her TV show that this is one of the only ways she can wear it while growing it out without having 2 inch pieces sticking out all over the place. Move. On.

    NOW, the Mariah level commitment to only showing one side of her face however THAT is something to talk about. All night long. Only one side of her face was turned to the cameras.

    • julnyes

      I think the hair conversation is ongoing because
      1. people don’t follow everything she says and
      2. other people don’t believe its true and
      3. some other people don’t believe this is a sensible solution to the stated problem.

  • Lilyana_F

    Toddlers & Tiaras hoochie couture… what is this, I don’t even… A bit off topic, but is every female performer legally obliged to wear freakin’ leotards? Butts sell, I get it, I just fear what’s coming next if this has already become a standard.

  • what kind of a resort was this designed for?

  • JauntyJohn

    Ooof. Trying WAY too hard.
    That is the posing of a little girl in her bedroom, trying to be sexy, not the posing of a young woman who feels like she’s sexy.
    Very disturbing.

  • Dagney

    oh sweetie, NO….it looks corny on the model.

  • frannyprof

    She needs some RC walking/posing/dressing lessons, stat.

  • BookManFilm

    This girl knows EXACTLY what she is doing.

  • PinkyK

    She looks like a singing telegram…

  • gitchygitchymama

    i can’t decide if this is a pederasts dream or nightmare! Either way it’s tres tacky and predictable; much like a dress of strung-out pearls, a denim gown and versace.

  • SugarSnap108

    RESORT collection??? Also, yuck.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    TIL I need a tiny pocket at the bottom of my sternum. I shall keep a single house key in there.

  • Laylalola

    She’s 21 and this is arguably the break-out summer of her career. (I never heard of her before when she was doing a show apparently for the tweens.) She’ll either turn out to be fascinating to watch grow into her adult celebrity style or she’ll burn out and we won’t remember her name five years from now.

  • … Stud earrings. With this outfit. Itty-bitty demure stud earrings. I could even get past the hair maybe, but studs like you wear to a conservative job interview because even your smallest danglies will just be TOO MUCH?

    NOPE. Ugh.

    I enjoy “Problem” (mostly because putting klezmer-style horns in a song will pretty much always get me jamming) but everything else she sings sounds like a low-rent Mariah Carey with a diction problem.

    • demidaemon

      I, too, enjoy “Problem,” despite my better instincts.

  • Ginmaru

    I thought her first name meant “squirrel” in Spanish so she would be “Large Squirrel”. That works because I’m getting a Sandy Squirrel tail vibe from her hair. Too many hours with my sons and Sponge Bob I guess.

    I’ve just been informed that squirrel is ardilla. Please forgive me. I took three years of German in high school. In south Texas. Sigh.

  • Karen

    I fucking hate spiders and now that is literally all I will be able to think of everytime I see her annoyingly beautiful little face!

  • GemFemme

    The spackleing tool was set to 11.

  • Beto

    One word….Pocha.

  • Milos Mom

    She is an android. With poor taste.

  • musi_

    i am so over her high ponytails… it’s like she’s dressing one way but acting another…baby hooker is the perfect term!!!

  • Shawn EH

    Plus Rita and Iggy did perform “Black Widow,” so spiders all around!

  • crashtestbonnie

    Isn’t this the girl who plays the idiot savant on that Disney Channel show about babysitters?? Walt would’ve had Annette’s head on a plate for this. Yikes.

  • demidaemon

    She is a big spider and I want to squish her out of my laugh and her stupid song that has been stuck in my head. The outfit isn’t helping.

  • evave2

    wait a minute wait a minute: this is Moschine RESORT for 2015? where oh where is the RESORT anybody would wear this? It fails in ideating the whole market.

    Somebody mentioned Miley Cyrus’ leather jodhpurs giving her swampy nethers, and this looks truly I mean it like she is turning tricks in the john.


  • Sonia Perez

    Yeah, her little precious face & cutie pony-tail doesn’t go with that hooker look.

  • Alias Darker