The fashionable spent the weekend patting themselves on the back as a slew of awards shows, birthdays, and parties packed the two-day calendar and, of course, provided plenty of Hot or Hmm material. Let’s do some awarding of our own, shall we?


At the GLAAD Media Awards, the always glamorous Vanessa Williams kept it flirty and youthful in this single-strap mini Matthew Williamson dress with a psychedelic print. Platform sandals, a wide corset belt, and colorful jewelry round out what’s definitely a very Hot! look on its own but somehow seems a bit underdressed (Hmm) given what…


fellow “Ugly Betty”castmate and Fashion Bomb friend Ana Ortiz was wearing. This creamy off-the-shoulder sheath with petal-like shoulder straps is both chic and romantic. Ana keeps the look from being too delicate with sexy strappy sandals in dark grey satin and a fierce little snakeskin clutch. And the mommy-to-be glow is fab. Definitely Hot! Similarly dressy was model-turned-mogul…


and GLAAD honoree Tyra Banks, clad in an all-black Georges Chakra couture tuxedo. Her cutaway patterned jacket with silk lapels and semi-palazzo trousers are understatedly elegant, as are her simple jewelry and open-toe pumps. I’d have to loved to see her rock a chignon or twist with this look, as the loose hair takes away from the outfit’s sophisticated flair. This is more of a simmering Hot! for me. Out in Japan…


J-Lo channeled a bit of Kate Moss in black leggings, a striped tee, white platform sandals, and an over-sized Chanel knit jacket with shag trim. I get the look she’s going for (“Bag Lady by Way of Bergdorf’s”) but the too-big shoes and leggings are an awkward pairing, not to mention the busy clash of textures and patterns between the coat and shirt. A rare Hmm for La Lopez.


Over in Miami at Jazz in the Gardens, one of my favorites, Erykah Badu, rocked a Gaultier-esque satin skirt suit, platform YSL booties, and a chapeau that I can only describe as what might happen if a fedora and a stovepipe hat got together. We know that like Bomb favorite Solange, Ms. Badu rocks to the beat of her own drum, and this outfit works in a way only she could pull off. An eclectic Hot!


Back in L.A., Kim Kardashian came out to celebrate Queen Latifah’s b-day in a black, ultra wide-legged jumpsuit with a low sweetheart neckline and embellished metal waist plate. I like the jumpsuit itself and think that Kim is–as usual–flawless in the hair and makeup department, but it looks like if KK were to even think about looking over her shoulder, her goodies would make a red carpet appearance of their own, Hmm…


At the Kids’ Choice Awards, Keke Palmer is a breath of fresh air in a lilac leather mini-dress with simple, round-toe black pumps. Her jewelry, manicure, and makeup are also fantastic–who can believe she’s grown up so fast? It’s an appropriate young lady Hot! Finally…


Keisha Whitaker was stunning at the Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night event. Swathed in a fiery orange-red floor-length gown with a unique, harness-like rhinestone applique, her simple hair and makeup let the dress do the talking for her yet still emphasize her natural beauty. Thoroughly and elegantly Hot!
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