“Easy Breezy” was the theme of the weekend as the fashionable kept it lax and loose for early spring, with a few notable exceptions. It felt like the old school showed the new school a thing or two about coming fashionably correct for an event–what say you?


Red carpet fixture Vanessa Williams showed off a sunshine frock at the “Hannah Montana: The Movie” premiere with this fabulous lemon yellow sleeveless sheath. Her turquoise bib necklace, watercolor-patterned clutch, and nude high-heeled sandals are both on-point and on-trend. Wilhelmina Slater would def approve: hot!


Reverend Run and Justine Simmons donned their Sunday best for Run-DMC’s long-overdue induction into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. Mrs. Simmons kept it elegant in an A-line maize silk gown with matching satin underpinning, while the Rev rocked a dapper deacon suit and his customary clerical collar. A very adult contemporary hot!


In L.A., the I Heart Ronson collection launch attracted quite a few Bomb celebs, including “Idlewild” beauty Paula Patton. Mrs. Robin Thicke sported a grey suede mini-dress with cut-out shoulders and a demure splash of studs, along with matching bronze-hued accessories and brown leather open-toed pumps. Love the clutch and her makeup is gorgeous, but I don’t think the dress flatters her wonderful shape and would have liked to see her with a more imaginative hairstyle, Hmm…


“I Love You, Man” star Rashida Jones also showed up in cut-out shoulders to support good friend Charlotte Ronson. This blue gingham sundress is typical of her boho-chic style, as are her black opaque tights and chunky platform peep-toes. Like Paula Patton, Rashida’s a natural beauty whose face can light up the dreariest of ensembles but this comes off as a bit too frumpy even for her laid-back steez, Hmm…


Sanaa Lathan redeems the I Heart Ronson red carpet a little, though, working a flirty little sweetheart floral number with funky strappy sandals and a classic Chanel quilted shoulder bag. Kind of sassy and hot!


Fashion Bomb friend and über-stylist June Ambrose dipped into Veronica Lighty and Keesha Johnson’s dual b-day celebration in NYC wearing a fantastic shimmery puffer vest in cordovan with fitted blue jeans and a sheer black blouse with satin trim. As an architect of the Urban Fabulous aesthetic, Ms. June knows how to keep it simultaneously hip-hop and glam: hawt!


Finally, ’80s icon Jennifer Beals popped up at an awards event in Pacific Palisades, CA looking beautiful in a kind of Hippie-By-Way-of-Takashimaya look that suits her quite well. Would have loved to see pumps or strappy sandals in place of the tall suede boots but as a “Flashdance” stan, I’m just glad Ms. Beals is on the scene!

3 thoughts on “Hot! or Hmm…: Vanessa Williams, Paula Patton, Sanaa Lathan, and June Ambrose”

  1. FYI: Beals was the star of the L Word for six seasons. She played Pam Grier’s half sister. The show just ended this past March, but Beal’s character was known for being very fashion forward.

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