Halsey must have hopped a plane right from the American Music Awards in L.A. to Australia, because a day after the AMAs, she was hitting the red carpet, and the stage, again for the Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (AKA the ARIA Music Awards). Girl, you gotta share your jetlag secrets!
Halsey was joined by other faves like Carly Rae Jepsen, Dua Lipa (who also came straight from the AMAs) and Khalid as well as Australian performers like The Wiggles (yes, really) and Robert Irwin who, ever his father’s son, brought a snake.
Australian breakout star Tones and I was the big winner of the night, picking up four awards and Taylor Swift (another star hot off the AMAs) accepted her fan-voted Best International Artist award via video with one of her kitties, Olivia Benson, on her arm.
Check out all the most superb fashion in the gallery below. Spoiler: there’s more than a little holiday party inspo in there.
Halsey leads the fashion parade at the 2019 ARIA Music Awards
Dua LipaIt may be summer in Australia, but Dua Lipa was looking winter chic ahead of the awards. During the show, she performed “Don’t Start Now.” Getty Images
KhalidWell, this is a two-toned look if we ever saw one. Khalid was looking sharp on the carpet, then pulled double duty during the show—performing and then presenting the Song of the Year award with Halsey. Getty Images
Sophie MonkThis is just the perfect amount of extra. Dressed in custom Velani, Love Island Australia host Sophie Monk walked the carpet with her own leaf blower entourage. Getty Images
HalseyHalsey has been all about the abstract colour lately (see: her AMAs look) and wore two custom Collina Strada looks to that effect Wednesday night. She also did a paint-splattered performance of her new song “Graveyard” for the second time this week.Getty Images
Khalid & HalseyIn case you were curious, here’s that second colourful Halsey look and a more casual Khalid. Getty Images
Carly Rae JepsenCarly’s world tour just happened to put her in Australia at the same time as the ARIA Music Awards. How convenient! She opted for a classic LBD and we abide.Getty Images
Guy SebastianARIA Music Awards host Guy Sebastian hit the carpet in this vest-suit that actually seems to be working for him. On top of his fashion success, Guy also won Song of the Year for “Choir.”Getty Images
Robert & Terri IrwinDid you really expect Robert Irwin to show up to an event without an animal on his arm? Robert presented Best Male Artist alongside Sophie Monk and was gracious enough to give his co-presenter her Britney Moment.Getty Images
KwameApparently Australian rapper Kwame’s favourite accessories are his abs. Not complaining. Getty Images
Lisa & Jessica OrigliassoNow those are some stellar gowns. The identical pop duo known as The Veronicas were decked out in voluminous custom Zian Couture Wednesday night. Getty Images
Kurt Harbord & Tones and IKurt Harbord and Tones and I were both repping Tones’ album The Kids Are Coming on the carpet. In addition to her big wins, Tones and I opened the show with a performance of “Dance Monkey.” Getty Images
Stella DonnellyOkay, did we just find this year’s ultimate holiday dress? That emerald green is to die for and with a red lip like that, it begs to be worn at an event with Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” on loop. So, basically the outside world from now until December 26.Getty Images
KLPHold up. Maybe this is the ultimate holiday dress. KLP’s sparkly red Armani gown looks like it was pulled right out of a Hallmark Christmas rom-com. Getty Images
Havana BrownThis is probably not a holiday party appropriate gown, but it’s stunning nonetheless. DJ Havana Brown was channeling her inner Angelina Jolie in this revealing custom Effie Kats number.Getty Images
The WigglesAwesome to see this adorable group still going strong. The band might only have one original member left, but those iconic colours will be forever recognizable. Getty Images
Christian Wilkins & Beck WilsonSon of Australian TV personality, Richard Wilkins, Christina described this look on Instagram as “ellen and portia disco cowboy realness.” Both he and TV stylist Beck Wilson were decked out in Gucci. Getty Images
Tegan MartinTV host Tegan Martin interviewed attendees on the red carpet in this bomb Balmain minidress. Getty Images
Lauren HannafordLauren may have left her role as The Wiggle’s Dorothy the Dinosaur to become a fitness influencer, but she was at the ARIAs Wednesday in support of her husband Simon Pryce (who still plays “the red Wiggle”). Getty Images
WoodesSinger Woodes hit her first ever ARIAs red carpet in custom Anthony Capon which she revealed on Instagram, the designer crafted by hand, working until the last minute. We have to say, it was totally worth it.Getty Images