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Alicia Keys at the 2008 American Music Awards

2008 American Music Awards: Alicia Keys

One thing I love about Alicia Keys: She's always taking risks with her style, something that too few stars seem to do these days. Her latest look centers on a jeweled hair accessory called a tikka. They're traditionally worn for special events in India, and if you like the Bollywood look, these tikkas aren't too expensive. Do you like this style choice, or could you do without it?

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lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
I hate everything about this - the tikka is just wierd, the earrings are distracting, the eyeshadow is too blegh, and she looks sleepy - what happened?! she usually looks gorgeous, but the hair is blah, the makeup is awful, and the dress was ugly...
devils devils 7 years
is it just me, or does it not even look straight/centered on her forehead? Or is it supposed to look like that?
0037sammie 0037sammie 7 years
The earings look horrid
0037sammie 0037sammie 7 years
The earings look horrid
halle44 halle44 7 years
Dont like the whole look even the dress!
halle44 halle44 7 years
Dont like the whole look even the dress!
nourhayaty nourhayaty 7 years
okay she looks ridiculous
nourhayaty nourhayaty 7 years
okay she looks ridiculous
spicyaroma spicyaroma 7 years
It's too... silver.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 7 years
It's too... silver.
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 7 years
I love the tikka look, but she would have looked better if her hair was parted straight down the middle and slicked down a bit. She really didn't put much effort into her hair :shrug:
MartiniLush MartiniLush 7 years
I love tikkas, but hers is kinda crooked! :P
honeyhoney77 honeyhoney77 7 years
Whoa. I hadn't seen the look up close prior to this pic. You know how they say you should get dressed and then stand in front of the mirror and remove one thing before you leave the house? In this case, Ms. Keys should have left her ultra swanky hotel room without those earrings! I agree with tiggy, they do look like dead mice! The dress was amazing, she should have toned it down a bit. The tikka, isn't my taste per se, but I think it's a cute addition.
honeyhoney77 honeyhoney77 7 years
Whoa. I hadn't seen the look up close prior to this pic. You know how they say you should get dressed and then stand in front of the mirror and remove one thing before you leave the house? In this case, Ms. Keys should have left her ultra swanky hotel room without those earrings! I agree with tiggy, they do look like dead mice!The dress was amazing, she should have toned it down a bit. The tikka, isn't my taste per se, but I think it's a cute addition.
meeshee meeshee 7 years
i hate the earrings.. the tikka is unique, i like that :) however, i hate the frosty eyeshadow and i think she could use a bit more eyeliner on the bottom.. not TOO much, just a little to define her eyes more
brandi07 brandi07 7 years
I don't like the tikka or the earings, but her makeup looks great. I have to give her credit though because she is always changing her look and is never boring!
BOBCAT BOBCAT 7 years
Yuk, do not like the forehead....
BOBCAT BOBCAT 7 years
Yuk, do not like the forehead....
Suzaila Suzaila 7 years
Less is more.
Suzaila Suzaila 7 years
Less is more.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
I don't know how I feel about the tikka, but her face looks really pretty :)
Drewsfan Drewsfan 7 years
She looks like she escaped from somewhere and should be re-admitted ASAP.
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 7 years
good concept, but executed it looks like bird droppings on her forehead.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 7 years
I hate saying it, but sometimes lifting looks from a different cultures can look costume-y unless you are really subtle about it. I mean, if I wore a traditional African headdress or jewelry (I'm the whitest girl ever) I might get some strange looks too. But in the end, I think that horrid eyeshadow is probably what really kills it, not the multi-cultural sampling.
ECULeah ECULeah 7 years
She looks like she slept late and just threw her hair up, put on some giant earrings, and put on way too much eyeshadow.
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