Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Alicia Keys In Cushnie et Ochs & Armani Privé - Keep A Child Alive's 10th Annual Black Ball

Alicia Keys hosted Keep A Child Alive’s 10th Annual Black Ball held at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City yesterday evening.

The singer wore one of her favourite brands, Cushnie et Ochs, wearing a red-hot sleeveless silk-crepe Resort 2014 gown featuring a bra-style underlay with a keyhole at the bust beneath the bodice and a deep V-neck.

Inside the venue Alicia did a quick change, performing wearing a custom Armani Privé purple beaded cocktail dress featuring a sweetheart neckline and a low-cut open back accented with a large strap.

Usually Alicia’s looks are very hit and miss. I’m pleasantly surprised that I love both looks. However, if I was to nitpick, I would’ve loved the Armani Privé look as a full-length gown.

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Alicia Keys In Cushnie Et Ochs - TAO Downtown Grand Opening NYC

Alicia Keys and hubby Swizz Beatz took to the red carpet for the TAO Downtown Grand Opening in New York City on Saturday evening, keeping it coordinated in black on black.

He was looking very dapper in his suit with satin lapels and a velvet tie, while she looked sexy wearing a Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2014 halter dress with a keyhole and cut-out detail.

While the dress might be considered too OTT or revealing, my issue is that I wish she had opted for a sexy pair of black sandals instead of those studded Saint Laurent pumps.

I can’t say I love the hair too much either. It feels a bit dated, like something out of an 80s music video.

Statement jewels completed her look.

Does the styling pull down this look for you, or don’t you like the dress to begin with?

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Front Row @ Jason Wu Spring 2014

Designer Jason Wu’s always anticipated NYFW show took place yesterday, and as usual, his front row was graced by several notable ladies.

Jessica Pare: The ‘Mad Men’ actress wore a Jason Wu Resort 2014 lace overlay illusion dress and looked every bit the Wu posterchild in the sleek and chic ensemble.

Maria Sharapova: The tennis star paired her long-sleeved Jason Wu dress with black peep-toe booties and Joan Hornig earrings.

Alicia Keys: The singer also wore black, and her Jason Wu short-sleeve dot-yoke peplum top paired with a black pencil skirt was playful and flattering.

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Who Wore Michael Kors Better Myleene Klass or Alicia Keys

Back in January, Alicia Keys took to the red carpet at the NRJ Music Awards wearing a Michael Kors Spring 2013 black cut-out gown, which she styled with a Vhernier black-and-white statement necklace and a chic updo.

Four months later, British TV presenter Myleene Klass wore the same gown to The Laurence Olivier Awards, opting to go sans jewels, with her hair pulled back into a tight bun.

Myleene wins for me. Firstly, I prefer the length of her dress; she’s hemmed it to just hit the floor rather than sit in a puddle like Alicia’s. Secondly, the decision to keep the look trinket free was the right one.

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Met Gala 2013

Here is a roundup of the rest of the ladies who took to the red carpet for the 2013 Met Gala on Monday evening. Models @ The Met post will follow.

Brooklyn Decker: The actress wore a custom Peter Pilotto look inspired by the Spring 2013 collection. While the look is custom I feel like I have seen this look several times before, so there is nothing fresh or new about it, unlike other custom looks as showcased by Karolina Kurkova and several others. Her Sergio Rossi ‘Hypnos’ sandals, however, are a work of art.

Alicia Keys: The singer took to the red carpet wearing a custom Jason Wu gown. Her black leather and bordeaux sequin embroidered halter gown is beautiful, but I wish Alicia had pushed the punk vibe with the styling a bit more; the red streaks in her hair aren’t enough for me, especially when we know Alicia isn’t afraid of taking a fashion risk. Robert Lee Morris jewels and a vintage clutch completed her look.

Maggie Gyllenhaal: The actress wore a beautiful custom Calvin Klein scarlet gown for the occasion which was punked up as far as she would go with a studded choker and a Tod’s black studded clutch with a gold frame. While I do love this look, I wish Maggie had gone bra shopping before this event.

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Alicia Keys In Hervé Léger By Max Azria - NBA All-Star Game 2013

Alicia Keys pumped her fist in the air and waved it around like she just didn’t care while performing during half time at the 2013 NBA All-Star game at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, which was attended by Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z.

The singer ripped a look off the runway, wearing a Herve Leger Fall 2013 look which had been presented during New York Fashion Week that same week.

Shunning the baseball cap, she showed off her abs, once again, wearing an embellished long-sleeved crop top with slouchy leather pants which I adore and must own.

I love the urban sex appeal of this look, especially when styled with Reebok classic AKW sneakers.

Pumps just wouldn’t cut it with this look.

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