Red Carpet Fashion: 2009 American Music Awards


Last night at the 2009 American Music Awards, celebrities dazzled on the red carpet in spunky tube dresses and lots of glitter and shimmer.

Rihanna making a fashion statement in a laser-cut Marchesa gown with white pumps while Leona Lewis looked gorgeous in a black Vivienne Westwood dress with black booties. Is it me or is the top part of her dress exactly the same as the one she worn at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards?

Kristen Bell looked super cute in a bandeau top and skirt by Christian Cota, Louboutin heels, Judith Leiber clutch and a ring by Neil Lane. Carrie Underwood shone in an one-shoulder draped Theia dress with strappy golden heels and a metallic clutch.

Despite hubby Josh Duhamel’s stripper scandal, Fergie looked stunning in an uber blinged-up Armani Privé black strapless gown. Alicia Keys, on the other hand, sparkled in a jeweled tube dress with matching blue Louboutin sandals.

We will look at the makeup next. Stay tuned!


Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I love all the dresses but Leona Lewis is Always wearing the same type of stuff. I’m not sure if the top part’s the same buts it’s definitely similar.

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