Hot! or Hmm… : 2009 American Music Awards

Last night the stars came out for the American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.  Bomb celebs donned their very best for the red carpet, but you be the judge: Were they Hot? Or did they make you go Hmm….

Alicia Keys American Music Awards

Alicia Keys went for cute and colorful in a bejeweled blue, purple, and turquoise Giorgio Armani cocktail with electric blue sandals and light catching jewelry. She kept her hair simple in a chic updo, and played up her frock’s embellishments and hues with sparkly ball earrings, a matching ball ring, and a touch of blue eyeshadow. I want to love this look, but everything from the colors to the multicolored stones seems to overwhelm Alicia’s natural beauty. Hmm…

Rihanna 2009 American Music Awards Marchesa

Daring diva Rihanna posed in a black and white laser cut Marchesa frock set off by white ankle strap shoes and minimal accessories. While I was initially torn over this option, the choice is bold, fearless, and fierce! More than a dress, this piece looks like a work of art. Once again, Rihanna shuts it on down.

Mary J Blige American Music Awards

Mary J Blige graced the carpet in a floor length black gown, with artfully placed knots along her neck and waist line. While Ms. Blige looked radiant with her bright cropped cut, blingin diamonds, and clutch, hmm, I’ve definitely seen her look hotter.

Toni Braxton American Music Awards 2009

Toni Braxton sashayed into the camera lights showing how to rock the grown and sexy look with a sophisticated black v-neck gown with an ‘up-to-there’ slit, alluring cut outs, and sky high suede platforms. Toni is unquestionably hot, but I must say she has a bit of competition in her date there. The young man is super cute in his navy blazer, dark jeans, and sneakers! Awww…

Ne-Yo 2009 American Music Awards

Speaking of young men, crooner Ne-Yo was also in the building rocking a light gray blazer with contrasting lapels, a dark gray patterned shirt, black jeans, and his signature fedora. I like the idea of this outfit, but think it could have been better executed by replacing the ‘busy’ button down with something more sleek and solid, and perhaps substituting in a pair of chic hard bottoms in for those boots. Hmm…

Melody Thornton American Music Awards

Melody Thornton sauced it up in a white embellished figure flattering white dress, black booties, and a set of smokey eyes. She definitely has the body to pull this off, and she shines in show stopping simplicity. Hot!

Keri Hilson 2009 American Music Awards

Keri Hilson debuted a new longer hairstyle on the carpet to accent her sparkly sequined black dress and matching sparkling black booties. The hot cocktail’s short hem fits her young stylista image and her subdued sparkle is very apropos for the show. The new hair will have to grow on me…as an aside does anyone else think it makes her look like Lala?

Leona Lewis 2009 American Music Awards

Lastly, Leona Lewis attended the event in what looks to be an abbreviated version of the Vivienne Westwood dress she wore to the MTV Europe Awards. Going for a bit of a ‘rocker chic’ look, she wore the frock with a pair of chain adorned booties and a loose, long hairstyle. I wasn’t a huge fan of the frothy version she wore earlier, and even minus the tulle this PVC look still gets a hmm….

This Awards show was a little disappointing stylewise. Was it for you?

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Claire

Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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