The 2012 BET Awards happened last night at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A, and as always, we’re here to give you the red carpet report. The fashion represented is a bit puzzling. Most of the ladies almost got it right. They were so close! Like Tatyana Ali, for instance. Her yellow-and-black ensemble would have been terrific on her, had it not been for that aggressive, vinyl-looking peplum. Or Taraji P. Henson, whose aqua colored dress was lovely, but the sparkly neckline made it look like she had fish scales. It’s hard to make Selita Ebanks look bad — her Falguni & Peacock dress was a knockout, but the sheer skirt made it look like her underpants were on display. Same with Kerry Washington. She always looks so elegant, but her nude, strapless Altuzzara top made us feel like she had forgotten to put something on, on top of her basque, and just ended up going out in her J. Mendel skirt. The bustier looks underwired within an inch of its life.
We also are ho-hum about Michelle Williams — of ex-Destiny’s Child fame. Nice lace dress, but reminiscent of a nightgown, much? Not fans of jumpsuits, either, and La La Vasquez‘s version didn’t fill us with joy. And why did LaurieAnn Gibson look like she had a onesie on? You catch our drift, right? This entire red carpet had some good picks, but each was undermined by some crazy detailing. Does that make it crazy good, or just plain crazy? You decide. Have a look at our gallery that has more looks including Willow Smith‘s, Chaka Khan‘s and Regina King‘s.
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We love a good red carpet. This one scored decently, so while we’re not over the moon, we have got a couple of really great looks to show you. The 2012 Billboard Music Awards took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, yesterday, and some very definite best-dressed ensembles led the way. Taylor Swift hardly puts a foot wrong, so her red chiffon and lace Elie Saab gown and poker straight hair was a big winner, as expected. The goddess Alicia Keys is next up, looking super sexy in a form-fitting black Azzedine Alaia Couture with Repossi earrings and Brian Atwood heels. Not an inch of skin shown, but she worked it like it’s never been worked before. Take note, ladies!
We also loved the confection that was Carrie Underwood‘s Oscar de la Renta chiffon and tulle gown. How can you not have fun wearing something like that? Both Jordin Sparks‘ looks for the night were hits as well. Her nude DVF lace-overlay mini-dress on the carpet was stunning and tasteful, especially with those David Yurman jewels she had on. Her second look was a beautiful gown with a royal-blue, flowing skirt and a strapless black leather bodice. Very hot! Chrissy Teigen also gets major props for the architectural leather and satin Georges Chakra Couture dress she wore. There’s a total of 10 looks in our best-dressed opinion, so this is just scratching the surface. Head to our gallery for the whole picture and tell us what you think!
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The Us Weekly Hot Hollywood Style Issue party went down last night in L.A. at the Greystone Manor, and guests took the “hot” part of the invitation quite seriously. Kim Kardashian led the way working it in a sparkling silver strapless dress with neon pink pumps. Carmen Electra looked quite spectacular wearing a beige dress with gold vertical detailing, gathered at the waist. Olivia Munn picked a tight LBD with black booties, with an multi-strand orange necklace for color relief. Yep. Legs galore, right? Other stems that looked equally great were Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett‘s, showcased in a tight blue plunging mini. Jennifer Morrison went that route too, in a flounced frock, and she also debuted a new auburn ‘do. The likes of Shannen Doherty, Monica and Busy Philipps were also spotted wearing little dresses. Aubrey O’Day wore a maxi, but brought out the cleavage. Balancing out all the yin, was some pretty hot yang — Kellan Lutz. ‘Nuff said. Check out the gallery to see for yourself.
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