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This weekend the Red Carpet was definitely hot. From the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards to the 2013 BET Honors. We were blessed with some great fashion. Here are a few of my favorite looks from the Red Carpet over the weekend.

2013 BET Honors

Kelly Rowland, Gabrielle Union, Ledisi

Kelly Rowland, Gabrielle Union, Ledisi

These ladies gave us high splits, plunging necklines, and sequin in shades of green and black

Brandy, Halle Berry, Alicia Keys

Brandy, Halle Berry, Alicia Keys

Body hugging gowns and high splits again. Halle Berry is loving prints this award season, and black is always classic

70th Annual Golden Globes

NeNe Leakes, Adele, Eva Longoria

NeNe Leakes, Adele, Eva Longoria

Black is always a staple on any Red Carpet. NeNe and Adele look a little to frumpy for the occasion. Eva Longoria is always ready to show  of her sex appeal and she does with this black gown.

These ladies have a case of the blues. I love Rosario’s dress, but wish the neckline wasn’t so high. Nicole Richie looks elegance in her blue lace dress, and Lucy Liu went bold with this floral ball gown

Jessica Alba, Gabby Douglas

Jessica Alba, Gabby Douglas

It always great to see a pop of color on the red carpet and both Jessica Alba and Gabby Douglas went bold in peach and neon.

Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Kerry Washington

Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Kerry Washington

My winners of the night! I love the neutral tones on all gowns. I think Halle Berry’s print is striking! The hint of purple was an amazing touch. I’m loving the sheer nude looks from Jennifer Lopez and my all time favorite Kerry Washington. These ladies look amazing.

Who were your winners in the style department for the Red Carpet?

Can you believe that 2012 is quickly coming to an end? I feel like there is so much more in store for 2012! Well, while I deal with this realization, you can check out our list of the Best Dressed Fashionistas of 2012. These ladies have impeccable style and had an amazing 2012 either in film, TV, music, or other forms of entertainment. The only issue I had was ranking them in order, so this list will not be based on umber, just style in general. There is no “Number 1” each lady is ranked equally. So here goes our list of Best Dressed of 2012!

Rihanna should be no surprise when it comes to best dressed lists. She is the style chameleon. Whenever there is a new album or a new movie in the works we know because her hairstyle changes. She softened up her look this year with blonde luxurious locks and then the adorable pixie cut. Although her antics have gone to an all new high, her style continues to stay at the steady pace of amazing. She makes things like pajamas wearable in the street. I’m sure the shenanigans will continue in 2013 as long as her style continues to evolve. Pictures2

Solange is the only repeat from the 2011 list. Although she released new music late in the year, she had an amazing year. She had great campaigns with Carol’s Daughter, Madewell, and she was also spotted out and about  DJing at various events. We expect nothing but the best from Solange in 2013


Brandy has come a long way from being Moesha. This year with the release of Two Eleven (her birthday) and she made a huge comeback. Brandy embodied the entire package from great hair, to great makeup, and even better outfits. She has evolved from the girl with the braids to the sophisticated woman with some edge. She knows when to keep it classy and when to spice it up a bit.


Ciara is getting ready to release her upcoming album “One Woman Army” and this year she was in full promo mode. No longer labeled as Kim Kardashian’s friend, Ciara brought it back to the music this year and she did it with style. Her killer legs had many women going to the gym! Her style continues to evolve. She follows her own rules and looks great doing it.

Who made your best dressed list?

Last night was the 2012 American Music Awards. While I didn’t get a chance to catch the full show, I was definitely tuned in for the Red Carpet. With the exception of the Grammy’s, for most music award shows celebs are less formal and traditional. Because music of the creativity that one is allowed to express through music, here is the chance to do the same thing with your style. Take a look at a few of the looks from last night.

Kelly Rowland, Jordin Sparks, Brandy Norwood

  • Kelly looked amazing in this printed dress. The design is so intricate and definitely a show stopper. Her shoe choice was perfect. She kept it simple and let the dress do the talking
  • Jordin Sparks has an amazing weight loss story. Although I am not crazy about the design on the dress, the fit is amazing
  • Brandy’s black and gold look made a lot of noise on twitter. Many people were on the fence about the entire look. I think the dress paired with different boots, or the boots paired with a different dress, she would have knocked the look out of the park

Christina Augilera, Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Heidi Klum

  • It appears to be the year of the bangs. Christina showed off her curves in this very feminine ombre gown. I must say I love her hair. On the voice, the multicolored tips were a little distracting. This blunt bob is definitely a better choice
  • Gwen Stefani graced the red carpet in this amazing printed jacket and black leather pants. The leather definitely shows that Gwen Stefani has a little edge, but the jacket is what pulls the look together.
  • Taylor and Heidi both showed a lot of leg in gold/lace mini dresses. If you got flaunt it!

Kerry Washington and Nicki Minaj

  • Kerry Washington can do no wrong in my eyes. While this dress may be a little to elegant and sophisticated for this music event, she definitely stays true to her style
  • I’m glad that Nicki Minaj was not in drag or some other strange costume. While I wish she did another pose and smiled, this is the best that she has looked in a very long time. It is toned down, but because of the vibrant color you still get a feel of her personality.

Who rocked the 2012 American Music Awards Red Carpet for you?

Brandy is definitely in the running for one of the best dressed celebs of 2012. I mean two consecutive Get The Looks on HGB is not easy to achieve lol. She was spotted doing more promo for her album Two Eleven rocking a leopard print crewneck, black leather cap, boyfriend jeans and leather boots. This look is so simple but hot. It goes to show you how a bold print can take your look up a notch. Below you will find some affordable options to recreate this look.