Alicia Keys In Givenchy Couture – 2011 Keep A Child Alive Black Ball

Alicia Keys attended the 2011 Keep A Child Alive Black Ball in London last night. The event raises money to provide treatment and support to families with HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

The singer wore a custom Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci custom-made long bustier black gown.

The gown was embroidered with black ostrich feathers on the skirt and accented with a gold metal articulated belt.

She added Givenchy accessories including suede leather sandals and black satin clutch, plus Chaumet jewels to her look.

Her dramatic dress is perfect for this ball, but I find the nude back panel and the cascading ruffle detail distracting.

Alicia also performed at this event with Tinie Tempah wearing another Givenchy look.

Her short zipped black lace and silk dress was worn with black bondage leather sandals and Chaumet jewels.

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2011 Met Gala Round-Up

Here is the final round up from the 2011 Met Gala.

Salma Hayek wore a costume Alexander McQueen peach organza rose dress. We have all questioned her McQueen choices in the past, but this type of gown is perfect for her. She accessorized with a McQueen clutch and Gucci jewels.

Margherita Missoni is her own best brand ambassador. She was glowing wearing an ombre Missoni Fall 2011 knit dress with a feathered skirt.

Sofia Vergara wore a Carolina Herrera strapless blossom print faille gown. Like Renee she’s found the perfect designer for her. So refreshing not to see her twins spilling out.

Anna Dello Russo chose a masculine military Alexander McQueen look which included a black duchesse satin tailcoat, white shirt and gold fern embroidered pants.

I love the look, she’s been doing the masculine thing a lot lately, but that Egg on her head is bordering on GaGa terrority. Ridiculous.

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Alicia Keys In Victoria Beckham – Biutiful New York Premiere

Alicia Keys shows off her post baby figure for the first time on the red carpet this week when she attended the Biutiful New York Premiere.

The new mum sported the same faux-hawk hairstyle we saw her rockin’ during her Vogue Italia shoot.

Her LBD was from Victoria Beckham’s Fall 2010 collection, but it hard to tell by the way Alicia destroys this dress.

Firstly did she even run an iron over this dress before she decided to wear it?

Secondly the dress needed the grosgrain waistband because the dress loses about 80% of its charm without it.

This would’ve also helped the fold detail on the front of her dress stay in place.

In short this is a total mess head-to-toe.

Alicia only had her baby 6 weeks ago, so I’m sure she has other priorities on her mind.

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Alicia Keys For Vogue Italia November 2010

Alicia Keys looked stunning in an editorial for Vogue Italia November 2010.

The singer, who just gave birth to her first son Egypt, rocks in a mohawk for some shots and a sleek ‘do for others.

In her editorial shot by Michelangelo di Battista she wears Blumarine, Balmain, Giorgio Armani, John Galliano, YSL and Miu Miu as she shows us that the good girl of R&B has gone bad.

Here are some extracts from her interview.

On posing for this shoot whilst pregnant: “I like to transform myself like a chameleon. The photos showing me pregnant seemed brave and strong to me, just how I feel at this time”.Read More…


Keep A Child Alive Black Ball – Alicia Keys In Dolce & Gabbana

Last night Alicia Keys hosted the “Keep A Child Alive Black Ball” in London.

The annual event helps raise money to provide care and support to orphans, and those affected by AIDS in Africa and India.

Alicia used the event to announce that not only is she engaged to music producer boyfriend, Swizz Beats but she’s also pregnant.

Maybe that is why she wore a one of a kind Dolce & Gabbana strapless ruffled cocktail dress with crystal detailing.

That’s one way to hide a baby bump.

The dress is very frou frou, but that was obviously the intention.

Whilst the dress is cute, her Louboutin’s are fierce.

I’m surprised Rihanna hasn’t worn them already, as they are very much her style.

Congratulations to the happy couple.

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Giorgio Armani Designs Custom Wardrobe For Alicia Keys’ “The Element of Freedom” European tour

Giorgio Armani and Alicia Keys have had a close working relationship for many years.

Their first big project was the 2006 Grammys when the designer custom a plunging black gown for the singer.

It was announced today that Giorgio Armani designed many tour outfits for the European leg of Alicia’s ‘Element of Freedom’ tour.

The legendary designer created a custom-made wardrobe for the ‘Empire State Of Mind’ singer include a military leather jacket with crocodile print detailing, a little black dress with a cascade ruffle, a one-shoulder top with embroidery detail worn with leggings and leather boots and finally my favourite a one-shoulder silk chiffon gown in dark grey with intricate beading.

All the outfits are decorated with Swarovski crystals, sequins and beading.

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