Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Brandy was just one of the ladies to take to the red carpet at the ‘VH1 Divas’ 2012 event held at the Shrine Auditorium yesterday evening in California.

The singer/actress selected a look from the Esteban Cortazar Resort 2013 collection, which so far has only been worn by Solange Knowles.

Her flirty asymmetrical ensemble with futuristic cuts was styled with metal-ankle-cuff leather sandals from the same collection and a selection of gold jewels.

While the skirt of the dress is particularly fussy, I think Brandy does a good job of making this work for her by not trying too hard and going easy on the accessories, allowing the dress to speak for itself.

Esteban Cortazar Asymmetric Cut-Out Satin and Leather DressNet-A-Porter.com
Esteban Cortazar Metal Ankle-Cuff Leather SandalsNet-A-Porter.com

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Brandy Norwood attended the 2012 BET Awards in LA yesterday evening.

The singer had many functions on the night. Aside from walking the red carpet, she also performed and presented an award.

With so much going on it appears she forgot something.

She wore a satin Balmain Spring 2012 blouse with gold tone metal and clear rhinestone embroidery, but no pants.

It amazes me how Brandy made a shirt which cost approx $4,000 look so cheap.

Sorelina and Soffer Ari jewels plus black pumps with a gold padlock completed her look.

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Summer is here and with it comes a more relaxed get-up-go approach to hair.

So it looks like we’re waving goodbye to the ironed-flat Brazilian Blow-out and relaxers and saying “Hello curls”, or in Halle’s words, “This is what you call wash-and-wear beach hair. It’s ready to go!”

Singers Brandy Norwood and Solange Knowles have also gone for grown-out bouncy curls recently, but whether your ringlets are real or have been given a helping hand with a curling iron or hair extensions, the secret is a great conditioner according to stylist Oscar James, whose clients include Tyra Banks, Vanessa Williams, Halle Berry, Iman and Beyonce.

‘It’s paramount that you start with deep conditioner always,’ he says. ‘Deep conditioning means healthy hair.’

* Here are Oscar’s tips for a great head of curls:

* Shampoo the hair, give it a great conditioner and use heat on it.

* Then rinse and blow it dry. I don’t really use a product before blowing out because when you put heat on a product, hair tends to look oily.

* Use a quarter-size iron to curl all around in no real pattern, and curl it haphazardly to get free-form curls in all directions.

* Finish with a holding spray and a little pomade to give shine and texture and help the curls stay where you put them.

The hair products you will need:

Carols Daughter Hair Milk Curl Nourishing ShampooSephora.com
Moraccan Oil Restorative Hair MaskAmazon
Joico Curl Definer CremeAmazon
Aussie 3-Minute Miracle ReconstructorBoots.com
Paul Mitchell Hold Me Tight Hair Spray Hair SprayAmazon
Ouidad Clear Control PomadeSephora.com

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Brandy Norwood turned up the heat on Sunday evening at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.

The singer wore a Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring 2012 bandage dress.

Her curve-enhancing mauve-coloured fringed bandage dress with rose-gold metal accents was style with rose-gold metallic Christian Louboutin bow-accented ‘Lady Peep’ slingbacks.

The rest of her accessories included a gold leopard-print clutch and a selection of London Manori statement jewels.

I love the new do. Those tight voluminous curls give this look a retro Diana Ross vibe.

Smoky eyes and a neutral lip colour provided the finishing touches.

Herve Leger Fringe Dress with Metal Detail

You can buy Brandy’s Hervé Léger by Max Azria from Shopbop.com.

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Brandy Norwood attended the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour’ at Staples Center on the weekend.

She opted for a head-to-toe neutral colour palette which included yet another pair of shorts. She clearly knows what her best feature is – apart from that gorgeous smile, of course.

The white shorts were paired with a sheer Burberry Prorsum epaulet shirt from the Resort 2012 collection.

Serrated leather and wooden beads adorn the shoulder to make this a striking look.

The beige-and-white theme continued to her snakeskin clutch and two-tone Christian Louboutin ‘Daffodile’ platforms.

Gold jewels and glossy lips completed her look.

You can buy Brandy’s Burberry Prorsum shirt from Net-A-Porter.com.

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