Gugu Mbatha-Raw In Carolina Herrera – 8th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Gugu Mbatha-Raw In Carolina Herrera - 8th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Gugu Mbatha-Raw attended the 8th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday (February 19) in Beverly Hills, California.

I love how the blue and black floral print lends a touch of whimsy to this impeccably tailored Carolina Herrera dress, which would work just as well strapless. In fact I think it would’ve worked even better strapless.

Gugu continues to be one of my faves for the same reason I love Emmy Rossum – unwavering commitment to ladylike dressing.

While the navy Louboutins are a tad snooze-worthy, with those gorgeous curls swept up into a chic updo and that pretty pink lip, sparkling Kwiat jewels and of course that gorgeous face, who’s looking at her shoes?


You can buy Gugu’s Carolina Herrera Petal-Embroidered Gazar Cocktail Dress from Neiman Marcus.

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Alfre Woodard’s Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree

Alfre Woodard's Oscar's Sistahs Soiree
Many stars attended Alfre Woodard’s Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree by White Diamond Lustre, Elizabeth Taylor at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Wednesday (February 18) in Beverly Hills, California, where they showed off a range of different dress codes at the event—from casual to cocktail snazzy.

Kerry Washington
: The ‘Scandal’ actress brought a touch of spring to the soiree in her Sophia Kah look featuring a floral skirt with contrast paneling. I love the mix of the watercolour-inspired print with the bolder edge of the midnight-blue top and burnt-orange colour-blocked hem. Elegant waves and an oxblood lip balanced the look.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw
: The star’s bright smile brought vibrancy to this riff on the LBD. The Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2015 dress with embroidered neckline and sheer chiffon detailing was effortlessly chic, with Kwiat jewels elevating the look with a subtle sparkle.

Zoe Saldana: Looking radiant in ruffles, Zoe worked this deep blue Lanvin dress to her advantage. The black belting added the bit of figure-defining structure that the design required, with a spirited punch courtesy of the contrast dotted Kurt Geiger ‘Bond’ pumps and her beautiful red lip.

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Best Dressed Of The Week – Gugu Mbatha-Raw In Lela Rose & Nicole Kidman In Valentino Couture

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While you voted for the subtle elegance of the gorgeous Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Lela Rose, I was swept away by the statuesque beauty that is Nicole Kidman, who ruled the Berlin Film Festival red carpet in Valentino Couture.

When it came to the fellas, it was Eddie Redmayne in Ralph Lauren for you, while I picked Benedict Cumberbatch for his super sharp classic offering.

I was tempted to go for Eddie, but I feel like the very reason I fell in love with his style – love for colour and different types of fabrications – has given way to a sea of black and blue this awards season.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw In Prada – 2015 BAFTAs

Gugu Mbatha-Raw In Prada - 2015 BAFTAs

Gugu Mbatha-Raw attended the 2015 BAFTAs held at The Royal Opera House on Sunday (February 8) in London, England.

Looking radiant, considering she’d just stepped off a long-haul flight from LA where she attended the NAACP Image Awards on Friday, the British actress looked gorgeous once again wearing Prada.

The delicate lilac open back gown was accented with black trims and crystals which didn’t water-down any of the girlishness of the look.

A hot pink lip, diamond ear cuff and complementary black clutch rounded out her typically stunning look.

Do you make that two for two for Prada on BAFTA night?

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw In Burberry – 2015 NAACP Image Awards

Gugu Mbatha-Raw In Burberry - 2015 NAACP Image Awards

Gugu Mbatha-Raw was also among the guest list at the 2015 NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on Friday (February 6).

The ‘Belle’ star and Outstanding Actress nominee shone brightly in a Burberry strapless gown in a luscious yellow hue.

The floral-shaped, embossed embroidery is really what took this look to the next level, with a thin black studded belt adding an ever-so-slight edge to prevent the pastel dress from venturing too precious.

Taking the belt into account, she carried a black Edie Parker ‘Jean’ clutch and kept the rest of her styling to a minimum with small, arrow earrings and an effortless updo.

At first I was wishing for a bold lip, but upon second glance her nude gloss was in exact keeping with the graceful, unforced nature of the look.

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