09.12.14

‘Selma’ And The Legends Who Paved The Way Gala

'Selma' And The Legends Who Paved The Way Gala

The ‘Selma’ and the Legends Who Paved the Way Gala was held at Bacara Resort this past Saturday (December 6) in Goleta, California.

Tessa Thompson: The actress was pretty in a pink Giulietta Spring 2015 dress with a pleated, cutout skirt, which she paired with white Oscar Tiye sandals and a Swarovski clutch. With a distinct ’40s flair, the retro mood was prim but not too proper with its skin-baring keyhole detail that put some sultry into all that sweetness.

Oprah Winfrey: Taking lavender out for a spin, the entertainment mogul wore a Marc Bouwer Couture draped gown with embellished waistband matched to her eye shadow.

Angela Bassett: Leaving the pastels (and the dresses) for Tessa and Oprah, Angela instead suited up in a more mannish black-and-white ensemble. While the outfit was nothing to write home about, she attempted to fancy it up with a fringed tassel necklace and a cerulean-blue clutch. I’m not sure it exactly worked.

With a ladies-who-lunch number, an evening gown, and a business suit, it’s hard to tell just exactly what the dress-code was for this gala.

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Angela Bassett In Elisabetta Franchi – 2014 Emmy Awards

Angela Bassett In Elisabetta Franchi - 2014 Emmy Awards

Looking like a goddess, Angela Bassett glided down the red carpet for the 2014 Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday (August 25) in Los Angeles, California.

The beautiful actress worked a Grecian vibe wearing a pure white Elisabetta Franchi Fall 2014 long-sleeved gown accented with gold chain detailing on the wrists and a gold leather waistband.

David Yurman jewels, an Oroton ‘Freize’ gold clutch and Giuseppe Zanotti heels accessorized her look, with wild wavy tresses providing the finishing touches.

Do you prefer Angela’s belt or the look book version?

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31.03.14

Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett & Sarah Paulson – PaleyFest 2014 Closing Night Presentation Honouring ‘American Horror Story: Coven’

Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett & Sarah Paulson - PaleyFest 2014 Closing Night Presentation Honouring 'American Horror Story Coven'

Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett and Sarah Paulson attended The Paley Center for Media’s closing-night presentation honouring ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ in Hollywood, California on Friday (March 28).

Emma Roberts: The young actress, who hosted the Nicolas Kirkwood dinner the night before, went from sexy to chic wearing a chiffon layered Finders Keepers dress. Instead of opting for dainty sandals, she styled her pretty frock with Jimmy Choo ‘Tia’ mirror-rhinestone-embellished pumps, further opting for a selection of complementary jewels. A wavy bobbed ‘do added a retro-glam touch to her look.

Angela Bassett: The actress wore a black-and-white La Petite Robe by Chiara Boni boat-neck cap-sleeved dress, which was sadly upstaged by a distracting oversized green clutch.

Sarah Paulson: Opting for a head-to-toe Marc Jacobs look, she was on track with her co-stars, who also added white elements to their looks. The long-sleeved white dress was, like Angela’s look, let down with some odd accessory choices. The green-and-black snakeskin pumps don’t work with this dress, and I’m not too fond of the camel-and-black clutch either, especially when paired with those shoes. Side-parted locks and a red lip prevented her from looking too washed out.

Who stands out for you here?

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14.01.14

Angela Bassett In Ines Di Santo – HBO’s Golden Globe Awards Party

Angela Bassett In Ines Di Santo - HBO's Golden Globe Awards Party

Angela Bassett attended HBO’s Post 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party held at Circa 55 Restaurant on Sunday (January 12) in Los Angeles, California.

The ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ actress wore a gorgeous black Ines Di Santo sequined floor-sweeping gown.

Her gown is breathtaking; I wanted to give her full marks for this look but I wish the sheer panel on the deep V had a bit more give as it’s squashing Angela’s lady lumps.

A black clutch and L’Dezen jewels rounded out her look.

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12.01.14

Angela Bassett In Byron Lars – 2014 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant And Spirit Awards Nominees Brunch

Angela Bassett In Byron Lars - 2014 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant And Spirit Awards Nominees Brunch

Angela Bassett joined Melonie Diaz, Lupita Nyong’o and Emily Mortimer for the 2014 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant And Spirit Awards nominees’ brunch held at BOA Steakhouse on Saturday (January 11) in West Hollywood, California.

The beautiful actress wore a Byron Lars black-and-gold jacquard leaf-print dress with a sheer yoke accented with a gold bow belt, styled with black platform pumps and gold jewels.

There is a part of me that feels like this dress is too twee for Angela. Perhaps it would’ve worked better for me in a pencil silhouette.

Plus the pumps are too heavy for the look and she shouldn’t have worn the brown cami. If she had to wear the lining, it should’ve been black to blend better with black velvet placket of the dress.

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Angela Bassett In Theia – 2013 Tony Awards

Angela Bassett In Theia - 2013 Tony Awards

Angela Bassett was one of the many stars who took the Radio City Music Hall in New York City by storm for the 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday evening.

The actress looked breathtaking, wearing a strapless amethyst chiffon gown featuring a silver-sequin-and-crushed-pearl bodice from Theia’s Spring 2013 collection.

I’m tempted to say that she probably didn’t need all those Lorraine Schwartz jewels with such a beautifully embellished gown, but she makes it work for her.

Credit: Theia & Getty