The 2011 BET Awards was held at The Shrine Auditorium in LA yesterday.

Kerry Washington: The actress wore an acid green Michael Kors column gown. I love the colour which is perfect for this red carpet on a sunny day. With that in mind I have to ask, “why black pumps?” Gold strappy sandals would’ve worked so much better to complement her Kotur clutch, belt, gold Lana jewelry and the halter ring detail. I will never understand her decision to opt for black pumps on this occasion.

Keri Hilson: Whilst Kerry opted for a summery look, Keri’s had a Fall feel to it. The singer wore a bicolour Tibi purple and black strapless jumpsuit with black open-toe sandals. She accessorized with gold sculptural Ann Taylor cuffs, a Judith Leiber ‘Ridged Rectangle’ leopard printed haircalf minaudière, a Carla Amorim ring and a gold necklace with a green pendant.

Alicia Keys: The singer opted for zebra print Christian Louboutin Daffodil pumps to match her monochromatic Dolce & Gabbana look. Wilfredo Rosado fine jewelry and a fishtail plait completed her look.

Keke Palmer: I’m not quite sure how Mandalay continues to get away with ripping off other designers. Keke’s silver paneled dress is a total rip off from a Balmain Fall 2009 dress.

Kelly Rowland: The UK X Factor judge opted for a Notte by Marchesa fuchsia dress with a cascading ruffle detail which we’ve seen a few times on the red carpet. Her beautiful dress was paired with nude Jimmy Choo ‘Bisson’ heels.

Nicki Minaj: Of all looks at this event, Nicki was the one that made me itch the most. The singer wore a Mark Fast knit dress, with thick tights and black booties in that searing heat?

Michelle Williams: The former Destiny’s Child singer opted for a purple BCBG Max Azria draped dress. The dress revealed a gold embellished panel via a thigh-high split. Michelle opted for the funkiest footwear on the red carpet. Kerry and Keke take note.

Elise Neal: Opted for a very summery BCBG Max Azria silk strapless embroidered dress. I love the colour on her gorgeous smooth silky skin. I wish her heels weren’t so heavy for delicate dress.

Nia Long: The mother to be looked adorable wearing an angelic white BCBG Max Ariza dress. Silver Jimmy Choo’s and high bun completed her look.

Ashanti: The singer wore a Jean Fares Couture gown. I personally feel for this laidback event that Ashanti was a tad overdressed. Her turquoise full length gown with a beaded design around the sleeve and back of her gown was paired with a silver envelope clutch.

Eve: The rapper wore a head-to-toe leather look with Mulger pumps. I hate to be crude, sweating ALL over.

Meagan Good: This should read Meagan ‘Not So’ Good. Too much fabric, too hot, too dark, too OTT.

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