Yaya DaCosta In Tafari – 2012 Women for Women International Gala

Yaya DaCosta attended the 2012 Women For Women International Gala at Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, in New York City on Thursday which honoured Lucy Liu.

The former America’s Next Top Model contestant-turned-actress wore an African print strapless dress by a designer named Tafari based in Brooklyn, New York.

We are seeing African prints in a modern silhouette more and more on the red carpet as Hollywood stars continue to embrace their cultural roots.

Sporting natural locks, Yaya completed her look with glossy bronze lips and gold statement earrings.

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30 Responses to Yaya DaCosta In Tafari – 2012 Women for Women International Gala

  1. jones19 November 12, 2012 at 19:33 #

    Sooo beautiful! Love her hair especially.

  2. AW November 12, 2012 at 19:36 #

    She’s so regal! It’s not my style but she looks gorgeous, especially her hair.

  3. Grace November 12, 2012 at 19:48 #

    I would have absolutely loved this if the bodice was fitted better. I hate the way it’s gapping.

  4. Pati November 12, 2012 at 19:48 #

    Love this !!!! The colour is stunning against her skin tone! And I love her make up and the hair!

    • CreoleLady November 12, 2012 at 20:05 #

      +1. Beautiful!

  5. admmgz November 12, 2012 at 19:51 #

    I like this look! Very pretty!

  6. justme November 12, 2012 at 19:55 #

    She looks beautiful. I love african prints and I am glad to see them more and more on the red carpet.

  7. robbie November 12, 2012 at 19:58 #

    LOVE everything about this look. have never heard of her before but she is beautiful.

  8. Dhppy November 12, 2012 at 20:03 #

    Love the hair and the nude lipstick. I feel the print is a little repetitive, and would have been assisted by a more creative cut and/or placement on the gown, but that color on her skin is sensational!

  9. Moxie November 12, 2012 at 20:06 #

    She looks beautiful. I’ve only watched a few ANTM episodes, but she is one I remember.

  10. Yeliz November 12, 2012 at 20:31 #

    She looks nice!

  11. Asia November 12, 2012 at 20:31 #

    She looks amazing. Totally BDOTW worthy!

    • tiffany November 12, 2012 at 21:03 #

      +1 Spectacular. Hope she makes it the rest of the week.

  12. dee November 12, 2012 at 20:50 #

    Wow, she looks gorgeous. Love the hair.

  13. regina November 12, 2012 at 21:25 #

    Absolutely amazing!

  14. mm November 12, 2012 at 21:30 #

    Gorgeous!! Beautiful woman, love the fit of gown

  15. Amy November 12, 2012 at 22:26 #


  16. Odette November 12, 2012 at 22:42 #

    Viola Davis and Solange Knowles would be proud- Yaya celebrates her natural beauty with flair.

    BDOTW possibly, possibly.

  17. mia November 12, 2012 at 23:38 #

    i actually really love the 2nd image of her – because it’s all about the her light make up and that amazing natural frizzy hair. The colour of the dress – this bright orange completely compliments her skin tone and her body.

    gorgeous look – very beautiful :)

  18. TeaAtTwo November 12, 2012 at 23:40 #

    An all-round gorgeous BDOTW look.

  19. EmmaWoodhouse November 13, 2012 at 00:03 #

    She is gorgeous and I love the natural hair, the earrings, and the fit of the gown. It’s the loud print that’s throwing it off for me. I like the African vibe but not the mustardy orange color.

  20. dekadaye November 13, 2012 at 02:05 #

    i wouldnt call her hair locks… because she doesnt have them

    • Lara November 13, 2012 at 14:05 #

      While I understand the point you’re trying to make, I am certain that in this context FC meant “locks” as another way of describing hair. A lock of hair can be cut off from someone’s “locks”. In the African-American community, typically the “dreadlocked” hair that I believe you mean, is referred to as “locs” in order to distinguish.

  21. Leo November 13, 2012 at 02:10 #


  22. Christine November 13, 2012 at 02:35 #

    BDOTW in my eyes 😀 Wish we can see more of her on the RC.

  23. rebecca o November 13, 2012 at 09:17 #

    What a fabulous look!

  24. Ericka November 13, 2012 at 15:40 #

    What a gorgeous woman and a gorgeous dress. BDOTW

  25. Laura November 13, 2012 at 20:08 #

    Wowzer!! BDOTW contender for me!

  26. Janani Krishnan November 14, 2012 at 00:28 #

    She looks fantastic. BDOTW contender!

  27. Zissou November 14, 2012 at 23:03 #

    I don’t really care for the dress (despite the fact that I LOVE the orange on her), but she’s gorgeous beyond words!

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