Hot! or Hmm…: Keyshia Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington, John Legend, Eva Marcille

The fashionable were all over the map this weekend: besides the usual L.A./New York circuit, Atlanta, Miami Beach, and Washington D.C. also hosted their fair share of celebs. So who rocked what (and rocked it best)?

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Keyshia Cole sang the national anthem at the Hawks vs. Cavs game in the ATL and featured some stars and stripes of her own, sporting a rhinestone Chanel pendant necklace with a flouncy black and white striped minidress. A cornflower blue boyfriend blazer and chic strappy platforms in taupe topped the tres Hot ensemble off.

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At the Noche de Ninos gala in Beverly Hills, Jennifer Lopez chose to go with teal jersey for the red carpet. Her mermaid cut dress with blouson sleeves and loose boatneck collar is fine on its own but seems slightly ill-fitting on La Lopez’s bodacious bod. Same with her shoes and hair: I love a messy up-do and bold black sandals but somehow both of these together seem to weigh down the outfit, Hmm…

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Back east at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in D.C., Alicia Keys opted for a sleeveless cocktail dress in eggshell with black accents anchored by silver and black T-strap sandals. The banded bodice and snowflake prints give the dress a sexy-girlish feel but…it’s far from the best I’ve seen her look. Her curtain of straight hair and bland makeup dress the outfit down somewhat, too. It’s not an out-and-out Hmm–maybe more of a lukewarm Hot?

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Kerry Washington also made the scene at the Correspondents’ Dinner in what at first glance might appear to be a matronly number. But I think this ruffle-tiered, midnight blue, strapless frock really works on her for reasons je ne sais quoi. Perhaps its the dramatic color, or the pops of gold in her accessories that keep the outfit from becoming too somber. Or maybe I’m just glad she looks a bit more appropriately dressed than A. Keys. Kerry’s style is often quite feminine with an undercurrent of traditional, and I think this reflects that well. A very mature Hot…

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Over in NYC at stylist-turned-music-artist O’Neal McKnight’s mixtape release party, John Legend added some flair by mixing plaid patterns, pairing a grey and white dress shirt with a green and blue tie. He balances the outfit nicely with tailored black trousers and polished wingtips. Plaid seems to have been the evening’s theme, as O’Neal himself goes for a black and white plaid jacket, artfully beat-up jeans, and black and grey kicks (and don’t miss the silk bow-tie and polka dot pocket square). Quite Hawt looks for both gents!

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Finally, back down south in Miami Beach, America’s Next Top Model winner Eva Marcille co-hosted a music showcase in this abbreviated denim jumpsuit with a strapless sweetheart neckline. Doorknocker earrings, loose curly hair, and nude platforms with black ankle straps finish off the sassy evening look. While I’m loving the shoes and Eva’s lovely curls, the jumper is just a bit too juvenile for me, Hmm…
What say you, Fashion Bombers?
~Adriana

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