• Weekend Hot! or Hmm: The 84th Annual Academy Awards, 2012 Independent Spirit Awards, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Baby Blue, and more!

    Happy Monday! Did you all have great weekends? Hope you did!

    Between the Oscars, the Independent Spirit Awards, and the All Star Game, there was a lot going on this weekend. Let’s just jump right in…

    Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer hit the red carpet in yet another Tadashi Shoji gown—and within reason because the designer sure knows how to dress her frame. This particular gown was a hit for me—it worked in length, texture, color, and cut. I cheered then cried like a baby when Octavia won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

    I wasn’t a fan of the eye makeup nor the hair, but hey, you’re allowed, O—you Academy Award winner you!

    OK seriously, the TV set I keep in my bedroom is the same TV I had since college and it looked like something fresh off the shelf because of how radiant Viola Davis looked last night. OMG—this woman is stunning! She decided to rock her natural hair and killed it with this green Vera Wang gown. HOT!

    Makeup is quite cakey, but we know you can show out and give face, Viola. We won’t judge.

    Yo, WHO let Sherri Shepherd get photographed in this dress with her bra showing like that? C’mon—-this lady is on “The View”—show her some respect (I totally could have added in a “this is not the view I wanted to see” pun here)

    Shaun Robinson rocked a metallic halter gown with a ruched bodice. Gorgeous woman and can look good in just about anything but this doesn’t give free range for her stylist to just put her in anything.

    Love the pop of green in the eye makeup!

    OK, Sean Combs—I see you with your little Giancarlo Esposito part. Diddy looks quite dapper, right? HOT!

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this purple sparkly eye makeup on Robin Roberts.

    She showed out in a simple boat neckline form fitting dress. Nice!

    I dig Pharell Williams in this suit and velvet bow tie.

    Maya Rudolph looked lovely in this side swept mermaid ‘do. Love the matching lip and cheek makeup.

    She looked great in a mauve Johanna Johnson gown with beaded trim.

    I don’t like Jennifer Lopez‘s Zuhair Murad gown even though I feel almost forced to like it for J. Lo’s sake. Something about the plunging neckline AND the arm cutouts is a bit too much for me.

    But of course the diva turned it out with hair and makeup! HOT!

    Now this is how you do barely there makeup for the red carpet, Esperanza Spalding. Nothing wrong with no-makeup looks, but if you’re on a red carpet being photographed you have to kick things up a notch. P.S. Give me your hair.

    The strapless steel blue dress is perfect for her complexion and style. HOT!

    Then over at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards…

    Zoe Saldana killed it in this Balmain long sleeved sheath and Brian Atwood ankle strap pumps.

    Simple hair and makeup completed the look. HOT!

    Hey, Tracee Ellis Ross! LOVE the hair—style and color—and I like the peachy cheeks and lips, but with this new hair color comes changing the makeup colors you wear. Some black liner on the eyes would do the trick.

    I’m completely underwhelmed with this blouse and skirt combo. And are you wearing ankle socks with those Alexander Wang booties I want?

    So I was with Anthony Mackie until I scrolled down and saw those sneakers. Now I’m all about comfort, but c’mon, homey!!! SMH.

    Rashida Jones kicked it in this beautiful floral Oscar de la Renta midi dress. I’m sooo going to be stalking Topshop and ASOS for something similar. Love the cut! And I’m so happy she chose a bright pink lip to really make everything pop—but not in an obnoxious way.

    Garcelle Beauvais is such a beautiful woman–I just wish her team would let her brows be great and grow (or at least penciled in a little heavier). The thin brows age the ageless beauty.

    Can’t co-sign on this tangerine ensemble though I love the color on her. The fit seems off.

    Actress Adepero Oduye looked great and ready for spring in this printed suit. Gosh, what a beautiful woman.

    Perfect hair and makeup. HOT!

    Then Gabrielle Union hit some NBA All Star Game festivities in this hot deep-V LBD. How could anyone even pay attention to the game with all this hotness going on. Sheesh.

    Awww, all three Carters had their first outdoors sighting this weekend as Beyoncé and Jay-Z took Baby Blue out for lunch in NYC. I can get with Jay’s ensemble, but Bey, oh Bey, leather stretch pants? And without a longer top? AND with those Isabel Marant kicks? We thick-thighed girls know better. Hmm…

    And finally Rihanna was spotted in London with an…uh, interesting mix of clothing. She payed homage to the late Elizabeth Taylor in an oversized Topshop sweatshirt, but the midi pencil skirt and Giuseppe Zanotti pumps paired with a questionable top (no shade to Ms. Taylor) baffles me. But what do I know? I bet the kids think this is hot. *shrugs*

    That rounds it out, folks! Which look is your favorite?

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