I hope spring was as gorgeous for you lovelies as it was for us here in NYC this weekend! The fashionable definitely channeled the optimistic weather with some fabulous fashion choices.


At the Jenesse Silver Rose Gala in Beverly Hills, Halle Berry worked a khaki sateen sheath with black piping and plunging neckline. While I’m loving the dress on Ms. B, I wish the shoes would have had a bit more va-va-voom and less bulk (these platforms weigh the outfit down a bit). Overall: a kinda Hot with a little bit of Hmm…


Ashanti, on the other hand, sparkled in a strapless, empire-waist floor-length gold gown with an intricately beaded bodice for her Jenesse Gala red carpet appearance. Her makeup and manicure, which pick up the pink tones in the beading, add just the right pop to keep the outfit youthful. A simmering Hot!


Zoe Saldana has been lighting up the red carpet during her “Star Trek” press run, and this dramatic satin one-shoulder Prabal Gurung frock is a show-stopper. Her strappy buckled sandals and artfully mussed up-‘do lend the ensemble just right amount of edge, and as is appropriate for such a striking piece, she keeps the accessories to a minimum and let’s the dress do most of the talking. A resounding H.O.T. for the poised starlet!


Back in L.A. at Shaun Robinson’s book release party, Elise Neal was the picture of stylish spring in a simple and lovely scoop-neck flower print sheath. Her metal-studded belt and animal-print platform pumps are a contrasting yet fitting aesthetic that saves the dress from verging into too-precious territory. And she’s working some Lady Obama arms to boot. Quite Hawt.


Finally, Mel B.’s fierce aqua Christian Louboutin Differa platforms kept distracting me (in a good way) as I wrote this up. But I’m not quite sure they work with this flapper-esque mini-dress. The event was the premiere of her “Peepshow” extravaganza in Las Vegas, and Vegas red carpets always call for a little more flash, but though the shoes and dress are fantastic on their own, together they don’t quite work for me. An overall Hmm with two separate Hots…
Et vous, Bombshells?

4 thoughts on “Hot! or Hmm…: Halle Berry, Zoe Saldana, Ashanti, and Mel B.”

  1. Ashanti needs a stylists intervention! I’m tired of her rocking those empire waisted dresses and hot pink lipsticks. Please change it up from time to time.

  2. On Halle: She always seems to wear the prettiest short dresses! I love her style and this lovely number is hot!

    On Saldana: Fyah! Who knew she had this edgy diva side to her, definately hot! I heart the shoes…

    Never liked Elise Neal. But the dress has potential, the belt sucks.(on the dress that is) hmmm.

    On Ashanti: I think she is georgeous, the look is great. I always like her make-up. Hot!

  3. Agree! Halle’s shoes are all wrong for this dress. A pair of CL Pigalle would have worked great with this dress. It’s a miss!!

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