Backstage At The 2010 BET Awards – Ciara In Dsquared²

As much as I loved Ciara’s Balmain dress on the red carpet at the 2010 BET Awards, I MUCH prefer her second look.

Ciara didn’t perform at the event, but she did introduce to El DeBarge.

She looked stunning wearing a red Dsquared² leather tube dress from the Fall 2010 collection.

The dress has a gathered detail which almost looks like a rose on the runway, but Ciara just let the detail hang.

I wish she’d styled it like the runway, but I also like it without the belt.

What I love most about this look are Ciara’s Dsquared² spine heels from the same Fall 2010 collection.

I expected Rihanna to be the first to wear these heels, but both Ciara and Alicia Keys have rocked them before her.

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Runway To The 2010 BET Awards Stage

Queen Latifah was the gracious host of the 2010 BET Awards, so she had several wardrobe changes.

One of her looks was a beautiful Edition by Georges Chakra Spring 2010 gown.

She looked stunning in her black crepe fitted gown with silver stone embellished shoulder details.

Monica shut it down wearing a black Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2010 Couture dress.

I know many of you are o.v.e.r bold shoulders, but I thinks this is one fierce look.

I love the pussy bow to add a touch of chic elegance.

Despite not being a fan of thigh-high boots, I think they work perfectly with her dress.

Keyshia Cole rocked the stage wearing a black sleeveless top with a tomato red Willow Fall 2010 asymmetric draped tulle skirt.

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More From The 2010 BET Red Carpet

Here are the rest of the look from the 2010 BET Awards.

LaLa Vazquez opted for a black long sleeved sequin dress with black suede pumps.  Like Ciara she must have been sweating all the way down this red carpet.

Melody Thornton opted for silver and black striped dress which is probably from Bebe because it’s a totally Balmain Fall 2009 knock off.

Vivica A Fox wore the same Zuhair Murad Spring 2010 dress which we saw on the red carpet last week at Twilight premiere worn by Elizabeth Reaser.

Taraji P. Henson wore an ice Mandalay asymmetrical ruched cocktail dress.  She was one of the few not to wear long sleeves.

Now that Rihanna is no longer sporting her blonde ‘do, Keri Hilson has decided to take on the look.

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I think shows how Keri lacks originality.

She also sports a long sleeved dress like so many on this red carpet, but her vintage Bill Blass dress had a cheetah print.

Jada Pinkett-Smith showed off her legs wearing a onesie.

I admire her bravery.  I would never leave the house looking like this, no matter how fashionable it was.

WNBA player Lisa Leslie wore a Stella McCartney Spring 2010 dress, whilst Brandy looked stunning wearing a textured grey dress with embellished Sergio Rossi heels.

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2010 BET Awards – Nikki Minaj In Rochas by Olivier Theyskens

Better On The Runway Award
Nikki Minaj tried to go for an ethereal look on the red carpet at the 2010 BET Awards.

It was never going to work with that Wilma Flintstone hair colour.

The singer wore an ecru tulle Rochas by Olivier Theyskens archival gown from the Spring 2004 collection.

Her gown has been modified from a lingerie bustier to a halter and she added a large statement necklace to her look.

She tried to modify the look to suit her style, but in the process ruined a classic gown.

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2010 BET Awards – Cassie In Charlotte Ronson

Best Dressed Award
Cassie was my best dressed at the 2010 BET Awards, and I don’t expect this to be a popular choice.

I love the cool summer neutral colour, the fact that she dared to bare her midriff on a hot summers day when everyone else was wearing long sleeves and Fall 2010 looks.

This is everything a Summer look at a music awards ceremony should be.

Her Givenchy shoes a bit too bulky, but at least they’re not black ;)

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2010 BET Awards – Nia Long In Gucci

Most Graphic Award
Sporting her trademark cropped hairstyle, Nia Long would’ve stood out on the red carpet at the 2010 BET Awards.

The actress opted for a Gucci Spring 2010 ikat dress.

The strapless dress was accented with silver harness details around the waist, as she paired her dress with a studded clutch and those darn YSL Trib Two heels.

This is such a cute look, but I really would’ve preferred the runway heels with this look and maybe an orange clutch.

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2010 BET Awards – Ciara In Balmain

The Tyra Banks “Fierce” Award
Ciara looked amazing at the 2010 BET Awards which was held on a hot summers day in LA.

Her Balmain brocade dress from the Fall 2010 collection was detailed with gold fringing plus leather and gold metal chains.

She opted to wear a different belt from the runway, which I prefer.

Ciara was also one of the best dressed at this event, but I’m getting hot just looking at her in this long sleeve heavily textured dress.

She totally event appropriate and looks fierce in this dress.

I really can’t fault her, she could’ve found something equally fierce from a Spring collection surely.

Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain cuff lace up booties complete the look.

What do you think?

Hot or too hot?

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