Best & Worst Dressed: The 2014 JUNO Awards

It's time again for yet another Red Carpet Rundown! The awards show on the chopping block is the Juno Awards. If you're like me you probably don't know what the JUNOs are. Well fear not I'll cliff notes the show for you. The 2014 JUNOs are Canada's version of the AMAs or the VMAs. It's not as star studded (aside from Drake performing), but still as red carpet ready as it's bigger brothers and sisters. Unfortunately, I did not get to see the show but I did get a chance to see the red carpet. Here are some of my favorites.


Best Dressed

First on the chopping block is an indie-rock band called July Talk. Considering most of the nominees got dressed in the dark.....clearly they turned on the light. I love the all black look on them. I think they look very put together (for rockers). Despite being in all black their individual personalities are distinct, and just like Beyoncé in Destiny's Child you can still see who's the lead singers. Leah Fay looks a little old with the styling of this dress, and her waist could be a biiiit more cinched. However, she did a great job on the selection of the dress. All in all I'm a fan ;). You can check out their music here.  

Clearly bands own the runway this season. I love Devin Cuddy's slight nod to the beetles with this look. Granted, not all of the members were successful (i.e. brown suit guy). However, I love the royal blue suit with the printed shirt, and his band mates slim dark navy suit. I do think it's a general rule of thumb for men to wear a tie to an awards show, but I'll forgive it because it's a music awards show. Collectively they did a good job. You can check out their music here.

Last on my best dressed list is the Jazz throwback Matt Dusk. I like the slight sheen his suit has without looking flamboyant. His styling is clean, masculine, and just enough to make a statement. Not too exciting but he did good. No shade required.


Worst Dressed

On to my favorite part of the reviews....the worst dress list A.K.A. the throwing shade section.

First on the chopping block is Alan Waters. This handsome heartthrob clearly made someone in his styling team angry to dress him in this. As I always say never wear a suit if it's ill fitting. I would've appreciated it more if it was intentional, but no....it's not. He was clearly channeling Fallout Boy going to the supermarket circa 2001, but next time be grabbing milk in this ensemble instead of posing for paparazzi.

Next up is musician/composer Mike Rudd. Dirty shoes at an awards show.....Enough said.

Last up is Canada's own Mahogany Frog. They're name is clearly accurate since style and elegance hopped over this look. I would shade this look but clearly life already has. The high points are the ill fitting pieces, horrible 70s orange colored jacket/tie combo, and the sneakers at an award show. Really....sneakers. Their take on music is quirky and unique, but please boys don't get dressed in the dark next time.

What was your favorite looks from the Junos, and do you watch it?

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Peace & Style,

Kamari

Perceived Style

My name is Kevin Kamari Foreman but you can call me Kam for short. I am a New York based up and coming designer/stylist. The idea to begin blogging about fashion came about over a glass of wine with a designer friend of mine Kenny M. at the end of 2013. I was showing him some of the looks I had put together for my birthday when he turned to me and said - "you have a good eye... maybe you should try getting into fashion yourself." That's when Perceived Style was born. I have an obsession with classic American prep, bodybuilding, grooming, beauty products, and fashion in general so it was a good fit for me. Before my blogging days I used to be very depressed, very overweight, self conscious, and constantly self-defeating myself. Fashion helped pull me out of that. It taught me to live life, love the skin I'm in, and care about what's on it. So when I was creating the blog it was easy to decide what it would be about. The main focus of Perceived Style is to inspire people to be comfortable in their own skin, to smile more, and to care more about their overall appearance using tips and photos. Job History: I used to work at BFCU in bethpage long island. Now I am the creative directior/CEO for Perceived Style and a freelance menswear designer as of June 2014. Education: I went to Farmingdale College for 2 years then moved to Hofstra for the last 2 years. I presently am taking continuing classing in blogging, fashion writing, and design. Interests: Art, Fashion Shows, Menswear, Shopping, Photography, Womens Fashion, and Food/Movies.