2008 BET Awards Red Carpet

After looking at these pictures last night, I had one disturbing thought. I miss Beyonce Knowles.

Even with her over the top sequins, and her mother’s vomit inducing designs, at least there was a talking point.

Not many attempted to steal her crown.

Best Dressed

Best Dressed Award
The only shining light was Rihanna, and she was was literally a shining light in this neon-yellow Giambattista Valli Spring 2008 multi-tiered gown.

The only downside for me was the lip colour as it for me is too harsh for this dress.

Best Embellishments Award
Ashanti looked just OK in this jeweled embellished Marchesa Fall 2007 gown. Not to over the top and in your face.

Best Veteran Award
Nia Long has been attending these events for as long as I can remember, and she ALWAYS looks great. I love her this grape draped mini dress.

Best Booties Award
Despite not being able to crack a smile, Lauren London looks cute in her French Connection wizard cotton mini strapless grey dress, which she wears with the ever popular Givenchy Shoes Strappy Open Toe Ankle Booties.

Best Shoes Award
I was not crazy about Alicia Keys fuchsia strapless David Meister dress, nor her choice of jewelry, but I do love her patent paint drip Sergio Rossi heels.

Best White Award
Gabrielle Union is an absolute vision in this white draped Celine gown with a metal halter and her mega-watt smile.

Best Clutch/Lady In Red Award
Jordin Sparks of course wore red, to match those red streaks in her hair, which she has been sporting for a while.

Although the dress looks like it needs to be pulled down, I do love the colour and fold details on the front.

Her multi-coloured shimmering snake-skin clutch is to die for.

Just OK Award
After spending all that time in the presence of Patricia Field whilst working on Sex And The City movie, Jennifer Hudson really did not pick up many tips. She is still opting for the same brown/bronze colour she always seems to wear on the big occasions.

Her dress is again by Peter Soronen and her shoes are Miu Miu.

Most Improved Award
Tocarra Jones is usually falling out of her dress, so she wins many points for keeping her puppies under control and under her dress.

Worst Dressed

Worst Dressed Award
If you need to ask why, you need to go to your local opticians immediately.

Keyshia Cole is squinting, such is the brightness of her hideous bubble dress.

As Gizmo from the Gremlins would say “Bright light. Bright light”.

Worst Red Award
Lil Mama for a time sported Chanel and Betsey Johnson, so I thought she was on her way to change direction like Rihanna. Then this a complete 180.

That poor kid much be so embarrassed.

Worst Hair Award
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, it’s 2008, when are you going to change that hairstyle?

It was cool when it was original back in 1994, but now it is just plain tired.

T Boz arrived with her home girl Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, who’s ensemble was just as hideous as her band mate.

Worst Veteran Award

Cindy Herron is still the prettiest member of En Vogue, and was by far the best dressed in this line-up. The rest look like the are going to a S&M convention.

Did You Not Learn From Your Sister’s Mistakes? Award
Big sister Beyonce passed the baton onto Solange Knowles, but she fumbled, dropped the baton and left the house looking like this.

The dress has Tina Knowles stench all over it, and her hair looks like the comb-over that men who are balding adopt, to cover a shiny thinning spot and when, OH when, is she going to lose the two tone nail varnish?

The only saving grace are her cut-out wedged sandals.

Worst Creases Award
As small as this dress is, it would have taken Cassie no more than 2 minutes to iron it.

Worst Make-Up Award
Either someone punched Lil Kim in the face, or that big purple thing on the side of her face is make-up.

Her hideous lace wig looks like it came from the same shop as Tyra Banks.

Worst Embellishments Award
What are those embellishments on Alicia Keys’ Pollini Fall 2008 dress, fans or hair colour swatches?

Other than that, this would have been a stunning dress, as I adore the colour on her.

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10 Responses to 2008 BET Awards Red Carpet

  1. flemonsc July 9, 2008 at 16:39 #

    Who is the designer of the dress Nia Long wore at the awards?

  2. Fashion Critic June 29, 2008 at 17:07 #

    yes I know and Rumer Willis also wore the same dress on a photoshoot in black.

    I did a Who Wore It Better post back in March

  3. Cheeky Monkey June 29, 2008 at 16:36 #

    That dress that Rihanna wore, was the same dress Victoria Beckham wore when she went to Paris to do the photoshoot. I believe Victoria wore it in black rather than in yellow.

  4. zoe June 25, 2008 at 22:36 #

    ohmygosh. this was such a hot mess. especially solange knowles. DANNGGGGG. when i saw that picture i basically had a seizure. she looked horrible. how is it even possible to go out of the house looking like that?! TELL ME!
    and i’m sorry…because i love rihanna, so so so much, but she looked horrible the awards how too. the hair isn’t working the dress is ok, but still is just not working for me and the lip color was just unnecessary. maybe she just wants to look so bad that people are forced not to compliment her. i am so disappointed.
    but then again that is why i love people like nia long and thandie newton and zoe saldana and beyonce and joy bryant because they have some semblance of style.

  5. coco June 25, 2008 at 20:53 #

    only rihanna’s got it right. ashanti’s lookin great but she over done it. the rest FAILED miserably. sigh…

  6. Fashion Critic June 25, 2008 at 17:24 #

    you have GOT to be kidding me.

  7. Anonymous June 25, 2008 at 16:21 #

    That tacky pink dress Cassie is wearing is actually Vivienne Westwood believe it or not.

  8. Anonymous June 25, 2008 at 15:42 #

    I respect that. I kinda agree, she has a banging body, but she can’t dress for life.

  9. Fashion Critic June 25, 2008 at 13:56 #

    I am not a fan of Mel B’s at all. Personally I think she looks 9 times out of 10 very tacky and that is just boring to say every time she steps out, so it is best not to say anything at all.

    Looking back it did find some pictures of Mel at the Monte Carlo festival, but there were not there when I was doing my round up.

    I did not find any pictures of her at the BET Awards red carpet nor press room other than at the show and none were full length pictures.

  10. Anonymous June 25, 2008 at 13:11 #

    Is it just me or are you really ignoring Mel B? You also didn’t post her pix and commented her gorgeous outfits she wore to Monte Carlo Film Festival, and you commented on everyone else who attended. And now i was expecting her pic here aswell, and yet there is none.

    Btw, it’s me Electra (Boris from Croatia) but those identities under have changed, i have no idea how else to post other than Anonymus.

    To be completaly honest, this is by far the best fashion blog out there, i clicked on lots of blogs you put links to, and they’re not even half as good as yours. I really like your way of posting. Keep it up!

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