The 2016 Billboard Music Awards was a fabulous kickoff to the summer music season!! Held at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, I had a chance to witness the stars walking the Magenta Carpet while positioned at the Xfinity stage to support my girl Laura Marano as she and AJ Gibson hosted their pre-show interviews. It is always fun to see the images of the fashion after any Red Carpet event, but now I can say that the looks are even more dazzling in person.

A high point was watching Britney Spears sweep through the carpet with her entourage in a sheer lace fitted romper with a long train and then stop right in front of us for a few pictures. Ciara also looked amazing in her liquid silver sheath dress and Kelly Rowland dazzled in her sparkly form-fitting gown.

Other favorites were Halsey in a Faust Puglisi cut-out dress, Fifth Harmony in their black themed form-fitting gowns, Jessica Alba in her short black lace dress with thigh high boots, the group DNCE in their artistic color coordinating outfits and Zendaya in a stunning long skirt and crop top combo.

Kesha rocked a matador inspired pantsuit with embroidered trim, Keke Palmer served in an amazing oxblood latex fitted dress, Ariana Grande chose a gorgeous fitted gown with strategic cutouts while Rhianna was rather understated in a vintage Theirry Mugler satin dress.

Although, she didn’t walk the carpet, I have to give it to Madonna for your the amazing purple Gucci embroidered metallic brocade pantsuit complete with a white frilly blouse that she wore for her tribute to Prince.

The show was amazing, I saw a little from the makeup room on the monitors, and I loved Ciara and Ludacris as Hosts. I can’t wait until next year’s Magenta Carpet. Who had your favorite look?  Until next year,

-Cheers, Valerie