09.02.12

3rd Annual Essence: ‘Black Women In Music’ Event

Some of music’s biggest stars were in LA on Wednesday night for Essence’s 3rd Annual “Black Women in Music” event.

Kelly Rowland: The singer, who is nominated at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards, was the guest honour, alongside former Universal Motown president, Sylvia Rhone. Kelly chose a one-shoulder, asymmetrical Alberta Ferretti gown in a stunning tangerine colour. Gold Lorraine Schwartz accessories and diva-worthy curls complete the look.

Michelle Williams: Kelly’s fellow former Destiny’s Child member was there to support her friend. Michelle was not afraid to show off her extremely fit body in a skintight mini dress with leather and sequin embellishments, paired with ombre mermaid waves.

Eve: Before joining Kelly onstage for a surprise performance, rapper Eve walked the red carpet in a chartreuse gown, worn with large coral earrings. This ladylike look is something new for the woman known to show off her paw-print-tattoo-boasting cleavage. The rapper looks completely lovely, although I do wonder if she can see anything, thanks to those long bangs.

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Who Wore Victoria, Victoria Beckham Better? Victoria Beckham, Celine Buckens or Michelle Williams

Victoria Beckham was the first to wear a dress from her debut Victoria, Victoria Beckham Spring 2012 collection.

Since it went on sale at Harvey Nichols last week, this dress has become the must-have dress as it has a waiting-list.

The pretty pink-and-black scallop-detail dress was paired with a chunky pair of Christian Louboutin ankle boots and signature VB large blacked-out sunnies.

Next up was the adorable Celine Buckens who attended the London premiere of her latest movie, ‘War Horse’, wearing the same dress with Laurence Coste statement jewels, equally bedazzling peep-toes and a black clutch.

As the pink-and-black version had two run-outs, Michelle Williams decided upon the white-and-black version whilst attending the BAFTA Los Angeles 19th Annual Awards Season Tea Party in Beverly Hills last month.

The pixie-haired actress decided to veto any jewellery and go for a more simplistic look by accessorizing with a plain black box clutch with matching black pumps.

On Victoria, my eyes are immediately drawn to her boots, which I’m not a fan of.

Michelle’s look is classic, safe, yet lacks a punch, so Celine wins easily for me.

The dress looks like it was made for her, plus her fun accessories up the girlie factor.

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Michelle Williams In Victoria, Victoria Beckham – 2012 Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon

Michelle Williams was at The Beverly Hilton hotel in California today for the 84th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon.

The actress, who is nominated for her lead performance in ‘My Week With Marilyn’, wore her second look from the Victoria, Victoria Beckham Spring 2012 collection.

Her sleeveless collared ivory dress with clouds and sequin details replicating rain is a laidback event-appropriate choice, but her whimsical dress was let down majorly by some unimpressive black pumps.

The overall look would’ve looked much better with some interesting footwear.

The Giuseppe Zanotti toe-cap pumps immediately spring to mind, or the Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 Mary Janes.

Beauty-wise she opted for a deep rouge lip colour and rosy cheeks.

Which shoes would you have liked to have seen Michelle wear with this dress?

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Michelle Williams In Erdem & Balenciaga – Late Show With David Letterman

Many of you have been struggling to get excited about Michelle Williams’ style, citing lack of sexy appeal as your reason.

Amber Heard pretty much has that section of the red carpet covered, so I was personally happy to see Michelle give us a romantic spring florals as she arrived at the Ed Sullivan Theatre this week in New York City for a guest appearance on the ‘Late Show With David Letterman’.

This is the third time the ‘My Week With Marilyn’ actress has worn an Erdem dress. On this occasion she donned look from the Spring 2012 collection.

Her yellow, green and blue printed shift dress was teamed with Giuseppe Zanotti grey suede peep-toes.

I love the red lipstick.

After the show, the Oscar nominee wore a Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2011 black double-breasted coat with a contrasting shearling collar coat.

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30.01.12

Michelle Williams In Valentino – 2012 SAG Awards

After seeing so many neutral shades on the red carpet at the 2012 SAG Awards, Michelle Williams added a bright pop of colour.

She looked heavenly wearing a red asymmetrical Valentino gown with a gathered waist and lace details.

Her dress was teamed with matching Roger Vivier ‘Cage’ sandals, a Lanvin ‘Red Passion’ minaudiere with a gold trim and Fred Leighton jewels.

This dress suits Michelle’s demure style, but I can’t help wishing she’d taken a bit of a racy risk and opted for a sans lace version of this dress.

Do you agree?

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Michelle Williams In Chanel Couture – 2012 Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards

Michelle Williams accepted the ‘Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary’ for ‘Project Nim’ on behalf of James Marsh at the 2012 Directors Guild Of America Awards in Hollywood, California this weekend.

She went back into the archives to select this Chanel Fall 2007 Couture gown.

The one-shoulder black gown with embellished details on the shoulder and along the bodice also reveals more embellishments via the thigh-high split.

The look is mesmerizing on the runway, but falls a bit flat on Michelle.

Maybe it was one of those ‘better in the flesh’ looks.

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