We have a few usual suspects who always make it into Monday’s roundup (Kim K., Ciara), but this weekend was all about celebs new to the “Hot! or Hmm…” scene!


TV personality Alesha Renee rocked a *fab* electric blue jumpsuit to Big Tigga’s Celebrity Classic in Washington DC. The wide black cinch belt, pendant necklace, and chunky bangles make for amazing accessories, and I like how her snakeskin clutch picks up the brown in one of the bracelets. The pant legs are probably a bit longer than they should be but not so much that it looks like sloppy tailoring. Hot!


In L.A. at the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball, Eve kept the electric blue trend going in a mini satin number. The demure boatneck collar and gathered half-sleeves lend the frock a touch of restraint, and the gold tone of her jewelry is the perfect hue–not too flashy since the dress’ color is very eye-catching. Yet the curse of satin (those wrinkles!) and disheveled hair completely bring down the look for me. Hmm…


“Grey’s Anatomy”‘s own Dr. Bailey, Chandra Wilson, was a vision in emerald at the Tony Awards in NYC. The sweeping, A-line gown with plunging neckline is the perfect canvas for her petite, full-figured frame, and the soft pin curls and silver accents bring to mind glamorous old Hollywood or the Harlem Renaissance. Elegant and hawt!


On the other side of the fashion spectrum, Lady GaGa arrived at the airport in Japan in a…I can’t even begin to describe this. There are so many Fashion Bomb don’ts up in here (Claire’s advice about proper travel attire, Vuitton’s edict against witchy pointy toes). I’m all about green consciousness so it’s nice that her leggings can double as air conditioning, but I can’t imagine flying to Japan with my behind out, being chafed up by an airline seat the whole time. I know that GaGa’s fashion sense is all about the theatrical (it’s performance art by itself), so normal “Hot! or Hmm…” standards are hard to apply. It’s like throwing up Bootsy Collins to be judged. But…real talk? Hmm…


Back in Cali at the Young Hollywood Awards, Monique Coleman showed off her First Lady Obama-like guns in a strapless, wine-colored minidress. The pleating on the dress is a clever way to deal with the satin wrinkles that plagued Eve’s outfit, and the ankle-strap peep-toe pumps and gold jewelry are simple yet chic. And the natural ‘do is def channeling Pam Grier. Work it out then, Monique–kinda hot!


Finally, songstress Faith Evans also graced the red carpet at Chrysalis Butterfly Ball. Like Chandra Wilson, the A-line drape and embellished bust are a smart choice for Faith’s curvy figure and I love the white color against her tan. The dots on the fabric below the bust give this a matronly air, though (I wish the skirt had just been solid white), and I have to say that this is one of those cases where the tats do nothing to help the outfit. I still bump Faith’s first album faithfully, but not even that’s enough to muster enthusiasm. It’s not a total Hmm, but not a total Hot, either…
What say y’all?

5 thoughts on “Hot! or Hmm…: Lady GaGa, Eve, Faith Evans, and more!”

  1. Monique Coleman’s hair is adorable–much cuter than when she first rocked her natural in the silver dress–and gotta love her for whipping it out on the Hollywood crowd–that kind of curly ain’t generally embraced in the mainstream!

  2. I can not tell you how much I love Faith! She’s one the best female vocalists around and I miss her music dearly. However, I’ve always thought that she needed a stylist. She never looked as hot as she could. As much as I hate to say it, this outfit was a 100% disaster to me. The tatoos, the hair, the dots on the dress, the makeup…..aaugghh….I just don’t know what to say! She doesn’t look at all feminine. She looks kinda hard to me. If she comes out with a new project, they really need to get someone to step her style game up 200%!

  3. My favorite style is Lady Ga Ga in the Mark & Estel Leggings. She looks soo HOTTT!!! Mark & Estel have been my favorite designers for a few years. Ever since I saw Mary-kate Olsen wearing their stuff. Check them out at http://www.markandestel.com

  4. Faith looks like a damn fool. Did she spray paint those gold dots on the dress? A total wreck!!!!!!!!!!!!

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