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18.09.17

Issa Rae In Vera Wang – 2017 Emmy Awards

Issa Rae looked radiant in red on the red carpet of the 2017 Emmy Awards on Sunday night (September 17) in Los Angeles.

The ‘Insecure’ creator and star wore a custom Vera Wang gown with diamond earrings and rings.

One thing I love about Issa is she always looks like she’s having so much fun on the red carpet. And that’s exactly what this gown is–fun. There are nods to so many current fashion trends: The cold shoulder, ruffles, and of course, the evergreen asymmetry.

I also love Issa’s braided updo and navy smokey eye.

Unfortunately, even with so many intriguing and unique elements, I’m afraid this gown won’t stand out in the crowd tonight.

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09.09.17

Harper’s BAZAAR Celebrates ‘ICONS By Carine Roitfeld’

The list of lovelies at Harper’s BAZAAR Celebrates ‘ICONS By Carine Roitfeld’ on Friday (September 8) in New York City was seemingly unending, as a number of stars joined Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, and Kim Kardashian.

Gigi Hadid: Her hyper-embellished Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2017 ensemble, styled with Lorraine Schwartz jewels, was so intricate and powerful of a statement that it really didn’t require the rhinestone clogs.

Kaia Gerber: Cindy Crawford’s model daughter was all grown up in a slinky Kristian Aadnevik Fall 2017 mini that had her looking like her mom more and more.

Kendall Jenner: There was little left to the imagination in this Dolce & Gabbana ruched, sheer number. Yet, ironically in spite of the see-through, I couldn’t help but still get a certain sophisticated, glam vibe with the look, which I will chalk up to its silhouette along with Kendall’s Old-Hollywood waves, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, and Jimmy Choo sandals.
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08.09.17

Refinery29’s 29Rooms Event

Refinery29 hosted an interactive funhouse of style, culture, and technology in New York City on Thursday (September 7), where a number of PYTs came out to play at this 3rd annual 29Rooms event.

Larsen Thompson: I absolutely love how Larsen used her look to echo the whimsy of the event. Her Arianne Elmy blouse with ruffled statement sleeves was perfectly balanced to the edgier, sleek shine of the Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Fall 2017 trousers—all topped off with Alchimia Di Ballin ‘Kari’ boots for a retro-forward finish.

Shay Mitchell: Shay let the bold print of this Fausto Puglisi Resort 2018 oversized jacket do the talking. There was something about the fit that threw me off, though, as it appeared slightly haphazard. The chain necklaces also remained unnecessary.

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07.08.17

Black Girls Rock! 2017

Taraji P. Henson and Skai Jackson weren’t the only ones on the red carpet for Black Girls Rock! 2017 on Saturday (August 4) in Newark, New Jersey. Here’s a look at the other stars who were in the mix.

Yara Shahidi: Returning to her love of a long-sleeved dress, Yara wore an Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2017 shimmery plum frock styled with Porcelain Chyna jewels and metallic Jimmy Choo ‘Lucy’ heels. I don’t know if it was the ruffled neckline or the belt, but something about the top half of the dress translated as a bit mature for the vibrant young starlet. But, the sheer, pleated paneling ensured a lighthearted finish.

Anika Noni Rose: Flirty and feminine, the actress had some fun in a Dennis Basso floral-print frock that may land in the dated category for some of you. Alexis Bittar jewelry and an ATELIER SWAROVSKI ‘Marina’ clutch completed the look.

Issa Rae: The sheer element of this Leilou by Aleksandra Dojcinovic Fall 2017 gown was somewhat diffused by the rows of embellishment and thigh-high slit. Stuart Weitzman sandals, John Hardy jewels, and a Edie Parker clutch served as her accessories, but the dress was clearly the main attraction.

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20.07.17 Premiere

‘Insecure’ Premiere Season 2

HBO celebrated the Season 2 premiere of ‘Insecure’ on Saturday (July 15) in Inglewood, California with actress Yvonne Orji and executive producer and star Issa Rae in attendance.

Yvonne Orji: Donning a darling Alice and Olivia embroidered mini, Yvonne didn’t play it safe with her footwear. Instead, she wore electric, tangerine Stuart Weitzman sandals to further brighten the palette of the dress.

Issa Rae: We’ve previously seen this Monse Spring 2017 off-the-shoulder, wrap-effect top on Emily Ratajkowski. But, I will not argue with a second showing of the cool, striped piece that offers a modern vision of classic shirting. Plus, I love the more casual spirit of Issa’s look with her faded, cropped denim and navy sandals.

Monse Off-The-Shoulder Wrap-Effect Striped Top
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13.07.17 Menswear

2017 ESPYS Red Carpet Roundup

There were many other stars from sport and screen at the 2017 ESPYS on Wednesday (July 12) in LA.

Lindsey Vonn: Putting on the glitz with an embellished LBD, the Olympic skier donned a Monique Lhuillier fringed mini paired with Sophia Webster ‘Rosalind’ sandals. However, ice skates would seem almost just as suitable, as the frock would also make for quite the va-va-voom figure skating costume.

Russell Wilson: The football pro cut a dapper profile in a luxe Tom Ford ensemble, proving that the summer velvet trend is not exclusive to the female set.

Zosia Mamet: Despite her favoured towering platform shoes, Zosia duly impressed me in this Miu Miu red ruffle dress, which saw her take baby steps towards a more sophisticated style. The frosted lip also needed an upgrade, and the necklaces were unnecessary, but these were baby steps, after all.

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