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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

BET Awards: Hits and Misses

So the BET Awards were on last night... know I was out, so I didn't get a chance to watch!
Still, I had to check out the red carpet highlights for Fashion Bomb Hits and Misses.
First the hits:

You can say many things about Cassie, but you can never say the girl is poorly dressed. She stepped out in typical fly fashion in a Pepto Bismol pink mini cocktail and peep toe stilettos. Love it!
Alicia Keys also went for pink in this perfectly fitted strapless dress...
Jordin Sparks shined in a flattering and well tailored crimson number...
And Solange Knowles looked surprisingly chic in this patterned frock...
..I see you Solange!
Another shock (sort've) was Miss Lil Kim...
I actually liked this deep plum halter cocktail. Given her track record, this was an unequivocal 'hit.' It fits, it's flattering, the color is dope.
A snap goes to usual suspect, Rihanna...
...who looked a bit out the box yet beautiful in this floor sweeping neon gown. Initially the color hurt my eyes, but it works for her, and the makeup is simply chic.
Lastly, Gabrielle Union looked gorgeous tapping into the maxi dress trend...
...wearing an all white flowing number with silver accents.
Not everyone showed and proved:
Jennifer Hudson tried, but unfortunately this was a miss for me. As a curvy girl, I know it's hard to find the perfect bust fit, but this dress is too small:
...Fit is everything! A bit more wiggle room would've made all the difference!
Toccara seems to have also missed the 'fit' lesson...
...the top of her dress is gorgeous and sophisticated, but the bottom gets scary with pulling and pleating. Satin is a dangerous fabric: unless it fits perfectly, it can signal fashion suicide!
Keyshia Cole actually suffered from the opposite 'fit' effect...
...her yellow dress is eye catchingly pretty, yet the shoulder section seems to be too big on her. And isn't she hot?
And lastly, the biggest miss had to be...
...Lil Mama. There are no words. But I think we know that Lil Mama doesn't purport to be fashionable, just unique.
My two cents! What were your hits and misses?
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*A lot of you mentioned Nia Long's dress...
She wasn't on the carpet, but her plum gathered dress was definitely a hit!


Miss_Missy said...

my hit would def have to be Nia Long's purple number she rocked on the red and carpet and on stage.

Lauren London's yellow dress would come in second. It was bright and pretty w/o being over the top.

And I was glad to see all of EnVogue still looking like the funky divas they are.

My miss is Jhuds dress. She looked stuffed in. As well as Ashanti, she looked like she got cauht in a bedazzler.

And SWV looked like HAMS in all that leather

Elle Woods said...

I have to agree with the previous comment. Nia Long was Gawjus!!

laughing808 said...

My misses were:
Lil Mama
Keyshia Cole's red carpet dress
Rhinana's red carpet dress
Keri H.

I loved:
Lauren's dress
Alicia Keyes
Nia Long

miss_missy said...

ohhhh, how could I forget Maxwell. That was like a breath of fresh air. He has that exxtra grown and sexy swag on lock.

Kim said...

Damn that Nia Long for continuing to look so fly.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Queen La' in that blue--dazzling! And Rihanna--even though the child is half my age she's the one celeb I admire consistently for her style daring.

And Miss Nia...sigh. Sublime. She's aging in reverse.

Furaha said...

ummm...ri-ri's a fashion goddess. she always comes with something unexpected and something that can only look that fly on her! I need to find me an umbrella.

Bestkeptsecret said...

Cassie was an absolute miss in my opinion! Her dress looked as though it was pinned to achieve that length. I've seen Cassie look way better. Besides she should have hit up Diddy for some attir since she is one of the official Sean Jean Ladies Model. Definite hit was Nia Long. She always looks classy and well put together. Granite, there's never anything extravagant about her, shes just consistent. Nia has the girl next door look but there's something mysterious about her. I always love Rhianna's style. At this point I think her stylist can do no wrong. If her dress or outfit is a miss, she makes up for it via jewelry, hair or makeup. Her swag is impeccable. Ok let me get back to work :o)

Anonymous said...

Lil Mama needs to STOP THE MADNESS

Akua said...

whats up with this "crossed over feet pose"?? someone needs to tell alicia keys she doesnt need to me doing that with a cankles, lol

anyways everybody else looked nice:

Loved RiRi's dress although it kinda reminds me a lil bit of a sleep wwear, she still PULLED IT OFF, luv it

Nia's dress= wasnt really feeling her dress, i thought it was unflattering, ugh!!!but oh well

Lisa Raye= loved the dress she had on the red carpet, just in a different color

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

nice blog folk
didnt see the bet awards
had no desire
guess im a lame

tracyhutch said...

I loved Lauren London and Nia Long's looks. I didn't like Cassie's dress. It was tacky. Ashanti's dress was also a miss. I liked Alicia Key's performance outfit better than her red carpet dress.

May said...

Nia Long was glowing. I loved the dress. And is that a BCBG dress on Alicia? I like it in that color.

My hits: Nia is number one hands down. And in no particular order Ri-ri and Alicia's dress on the carpet.

Misses: Lil Mama, Keisha on the carpet, J-hud, Alicia's after party dress with the metallic shells, and there's just something about Casie's dress that was blah to me.

Solange... I'm not sure where I stand on that one. Her hair definitely bothers me.

Lish said...

Claire imma have to disagree with you on the cassie thing. It looked like she was wearing a wrinkled tee-shirt...ive seen her look wayyy better. I thought she just looked cheap.

I liked J-Hud's dress, but your right it could have fit alil better and it wouldve been a knockout.

I dunno i kinda like keyshia's outfit its just unique in some way..but perhaps they should have tailored it better.

I cant stand ashanti but her hair was nice. lol. she annoys me with that overstated accent

Lauren London is sooo adorable, and that yellow suited her

ladies didnt Maxwell and Anthony Hamilton look a haircut sure does go a long way!

Blacktating said...

A. Keys' dress is by David Meister

Anonymous said...

biggest hit: JORDIN SPARKS!
she looked flaming hot! she is amazing :]