20.02.15

8th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon Red Carpet Roundup

8th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon Red Carpet Roundup

Here is a roundup of some of the other looks from the 8th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday (February 19) in Beverly Hills, California. Sadly it doesn’t include Lupita Nyong’o, who wore Peter Pilotto ‘Hendrix’ dress but decided to skip the red carpet.

Teyonah Parris: The ‘Mad Men’ actress is one person you can never miss on a red carpet. She may not be wearing a fabulous gown, but here she hits us with a bright emerald hue and modern suiting design by Kimberly Goldson. Factor in that studded clutch and lace pumps and we have yet another winning look from the actress.

Chanel Iman: As we know, Chanel loves a gown even more than Teyonah does, so even though this was a luncheon I was still shocked she didn’t stick to the tried and true. The model wore a sporty striped Jonathan Simkhai Pre-Fall 2015 racer dress styled with braided Brian Atwood ‘Olive’ sandals and a Rodo clutch.

Samira Wiley: Forgoing the ladies-who-lunch frock, the ‘Orange Is The New Black’ actress served up her own style of luncheon loveliness wearing an Azede Jean-Pierre Spring 2015 crop top and trousers featuring decorative embroidery.

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11.02.15

2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Celebration

2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Celebration

Models were out in full force for the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue celebration held at Marquee on Tuesday (February 10) in New York City.

Lily Aldridge: The model, who I usually consider one of the best dressed of her peers, failed to impress in her Marc Jacobs Spring 2015 tri-colour hipsack mini dress, so I am thankful for her choice of Tabitha Simmons shoes to distract my attention. There isn’t one thing I like about this dress. If Lily can’t pull it off, no one can.

Gigi Hadid: The blonde beauty wore a that’s-more-like-it David Koma Spring 2015 look. She totally nailed her look for its sporty, sexy, fun, vibrant and colourful appeal, evoking everything about a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model.

Chanel Iman: One has to wonder if the model wandered into the wrong event. As beautiful as her Temperley London Spring 2015 emerald gown is, it feels so wrong and out of place at this event.

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17.10.14

God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards Gala

God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards Gala

Here is a look at the rest of the ladies who joined Blake Lively on the red carpet for the 2014 God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards hosted by Michael Kors at Spring Studios on Thursday (October 16) in New York City.

Anna Wintour: The editor-in-chief of American Vogue was honoured at the event with the Outstanding Community Service Award. Wearing a very familiar silhouette, Anna wore an indigo sheath dress with lilac embroidery from the Spring 2015 collection, which she of course styled with her favourite Manolo Blahnik kitten heels and beaded necklace.

Halle Berry: Anna was stood alongside Halle Berry, who looks as gorgeous as ever showing off her body in an optic-white and indigo-trimmed dress from the Michael Kors Spring 2015 collection. I’m so very glad that she didn’t opt for her favoured black on this occasion. While I usually prefer Halle with a pixie cut, I’m loving this new highlighted bob style on her.

Jaime King: Having worn a blooming frock the day before, Jaime selected a sultry daffodil-hued cut-out dress from the Michael Kors Spring 2015 collection. Achingly cool, ultra-modern and stylish, as we would expect from Jaime, the look was accessorized with Jennifer Fisher jewels, gold python ‘Doris’ sandals and a gold python ‘Leyla’ clutch from the same collection.

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Chanel Iman In Balmain – 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA

Chanel Iman In Balmain - 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA

Chanel Iman attended the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on Sunday (August 24) in Inglewood, California alongside fellow model-in-black Jourdan Dunn.

Like Jourdan, Chanel also wore Balmain selecting a heavy leather woven dress from the Fall 2014 collection.

I have just one question: what measures must one take to not perspire profusely in such a frock on a sunny day?

Aside from that, Chanel doesn’t strike me as a Balmain girl.

Had Jourdan not already worn a similar yellow sleeveless version of this Balmain frock, I would’ve suggested that they swap looks.

Large hooped onyx earrings and Casadei black leather ‘Cage’ sandals with gold hardware and the signature Blade heel rounded out her look.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

06.08.14

Revolve’s ‘The A to Z Guide for Going Back to Cool’

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With Fall just around the corner, Revolve Clothing will be spelling out the season’s must-have essentials in their ‘The A to Z Guide for Going Back to Cool’.

The A to Z guide is all about defining your personal style and owning it. With a focus on layering up in luxury, the catalogue focuses on everything from new denim washes, to over-the-top outerwear, to the ultimate party dresses, and everything in between. Top designers like Lovers + Friends, Tularosa, For Love & Lemons, and Self Portrait appear under ‘Y’ as the introduction to ‘Your New Favourite Brands’.

The campaign features two supermodels, Barbara Palvin and Chanel Iman, who take on the role of cool ambassadors. I just love the contrasting combination of Palvin’s sexy vintage vibe and Iman’s edgy street-chic style.

The Revolve Fall 2014 ‘A to Z Guide For Going Back To Cool’ launches on REVOLVEclothing.com today, and they will reveal a letter a day consecutively through August 31st.

03.06.14

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards Models Roundup

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Amid the crush of starlets and designers at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday (June 2), the models definitely had their moment, too. They strutted out a range of dazzling, directional and sometimes daring looks at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City.

Joan Smalls: Putting her statuesque height to good use, Joan worked her midnight-navy Prabal Gurung draped, cutout gown to sexy effect also flaunting an Angelina leg through the thigh-high slit. She styled the look with metallic ankle-tie sandals and a mod fringe bang, but the gold choker necklace was unnecessary here.

Alessandra Ambrosio
: The Victoria’s Secret cat-walker took a red-hot approach in a Nonoo strapless gown featuring a structured bodice with a crossover ribbon tie at the back. She accessorized with Jennifer Fisher jewels, including a sharp, diamond-pointed pair of earrings.

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