Hot! or Hmm…: Rihanna, Solange, Amber Rose, Ashanti, and more!

Hey Bombshells!
We’re coming on New York Fashion Week and, starting September 10th, it’s going to get pretty crazy for your favorite Bomb crew. Parties and shows and outfits–oh my…I think the fashionable are feeling the coming social whirl, too, as this weekend’s style sightings were rife with folks stepping up their game (it was also definitely a leggings weekend–seems like everyone opted for Lycra). Let’s take a gander, shall we?


Rihanna made her way to a showing of The Lion King in NYC wearing a knit off-the-shoulder sweater, leggings, and fabulous Pierre Hardy Paillette T-Strap sandals. Her fringed clutch, mixed gold and diamond jewelry, and vampy red nails punch up the otherwise quiet all-black ensemble. The surprised look on her face is reportedly due to the paparazzi informing her of DJ AM’s passing. Um…is that really the best way to break news of an acquaintance’s death? Hmm for the paps, Hot for Rih-Rih…


In terms of originality, one of the few pop starlets who gives Rihanna a run for her money at the top of the fashion game is Solange. Creative, a bit bohemian, and always interesting, Solo turned heads at Q-tip’s tribute to Michael Jackson this weekend in NYC. Her own fringed piece (a blouse), metallic leggings, and neon-accented pumps are the business to begin with but…the earrings. Wow. As long as she wore those, I think I might have called her outfit “Hot” if she’d been in some soccer shorts and a denim tube top. L.o.v.e.s.


Amber Rose has carved out her own style lane and run with it, and I like it. I love this high-waisted black skirt with a raised pattern and, although I’m not really a fan of white shoes, see how these platform sandals work well with what she’s wearing (get her look here). Love the eye makeup, rose pink (clever) mani/pedi, and fuchsia envelope clutch. But the albino contacts pretty much spoil the whole look for me, must say…


I’m still getting used to Kim Kardashian’s new light brown locks but they’re growing on me. She made a night run to Millions of Milkshakes in L.A. this weekend and rocked a nice little ‘fit: tuxedo jacket with embroidered sleeves, a grey tank, black booties, and matte leggings. Cool laid-back look for Kim, who’s been missing for a while from our weekend roundups.


Ciara was also at the Milions of Milkshakes event,  looking cute in a plain white tee, boyfriend jeans, and a pair of fab rhinestoned-out Louboutins. She is killing me softly (in a good way) with that Fendi envelope bag–Hawt! She looks great when her pieces appear to come together organically as opposed to something put together just to get attention. Let’s hope there are better fashion things like this to come from her?


Finally, R&B songstress Ashanti pitched in at the Million Meal Summer event in L.A. in a navy top with ruffle-neck halter, ripped jeans, and black platform sandals. Although I’m not wild about the hairstyle, it’s cool that she’s trying something new (instead of the predictable shaved side). Would have liked the outfit more if that triangle of black wasn’t peeking out from the top, either. But it’s not an all the way Hmm.
What do you guys think?