27.06.11

2011 BET Awards Red Carpet

The 2011 BET Awards was held at The Shrine Auditorium in LA yesterday.

Kerry Washington: The actress wore an acid green Michael Kors column gown. I love the colour which is perfect for this red carpet on a sunny day. With that in mind I have to ask, “why black pumps?” Gold strappy sandals would’ve worked so much better to complement her Kotur clutch, belt, gold Lana jewelry and the halter ring detail. I will never understand her decision to opt for black pumps on this occasion.

Keri Hilson: Whilst Kerry opted for a summery look, Keri’s had a Fall feel to it. The singer wore a bicolour Tibi purple and black strapless jumpsuit with black open-toe sandals. She accessorized with gold sculptural Ann Taylor cuffs, a Judith Leiber ‘Ridged Rectangle’ leopard printed haircalf minaudière, a Carla Amorim ring and a gold necklace with a green pendant.

Alicia Keys: The singer opted for zebra print Christian Louboutin Daffodil pumps to match her monochromatic Dolce & Gabbana look. Wilfredo Rosado fine jewelry and a fishtail plait completed her look.

Keke Palmer: I’m not quite sure how Mandalay continues to get away with ripping off other designers. Keke’s silver paneled dress is a total rip off from a Balmain Fall 2009 dress.

Kelly Rowland: The UK X Factor judge opted for a Notte by Marchesa fuchsia dress with a cascading ruffle detail which we’ve seen a few times on the red carpet. Her beautiful dress was paired with nude Jimmy Choo ‘Bisson’ heels.

Nicki Minaj: Of all looks at this event, Nicki was the one that made me itch the most. The singer wore a Mark Fast knit dress, with thick tights and black booties in that searing heat?

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Nicki Minaj In Mark Fast & Gareth Pugh – 2011 Billboard Music Awards

Stand Out/Avant-Garde Award
Nicki Minaj attended the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas last night.

The quirky singer always likes to make a big bold fashion statement, so I’m not surprised she opted for this Mark Fast Spring 2011 jumpsuit.

Her baby blue knit jumpsuit with embellished details was slightly modified with the waist panels filled in and the off-the-shoulder details removed.

White Versace lace up sandals and her favourite pink lippie completed her look.

For her performance, Nicki changed her pink curly wig for a blonde bob wig.

She also changed into a white Mark Fast knit dress with a Gareth Pugh Spring 2009 jacket.

Her jacket with the wide lapels was once again modified as it had solid black panels compared to the tiled runway version.

Britney also joined Nicki for a performance, which will explain why Brit Brit was M.I.A. on the red carpet for this event.

Nicki’s 3rd look of the night was the most demure we’ve ever seen her. She wore a black satin jumpsuit with a black blazer and black strappy Louboutin’s.

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Beauty Trend Spotting: Punchy Pink Pouts from Spring 2011 Runways

When Emma Stone and Nicki Minaj start to look a bit… similar—attention must be paid.

We’re not speaking of the platinum manes and big baby blues—it’s the electric pink hue slathered across the lips of the comedic actress and risqué rapper, as they were recently spotted rocking a look remarkably reminiscent of what we scoped on the Spring 2011 catwalks. (Who knew they even paid attention to the collections?!)

Variations of ‘pop art pink’ pouts popped up on both sides of the Atlantic; a matte fluorescent fuchsia at Diane Von Furstenberg in New York, and scintillant Schipparelli pink at Jil Sander and Fendi in Milan.

From left: DVF, Jil Sander, Fendi Spring 2011

While the red carpet versions are a bit more muted and slightly shinier, the shock value remains the same.

Sweet on Stone’s shiny ultra pink shade? Try Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor in Poodle Skirt, $22 at Lancome-USA.com.

Mimic Minaj’s candy-coated kisser with Countessa Flourescent Opaque Lipstick, available at SpaceNK.com for $16.

For a more fashion-forward, in-your-face type of look seen on the SS11 runways, go for Nars Matte Lipstick in Funny Face, available at Selfridges.com for £17.50.

Credit: Fame Pictures & Getty

30.03.11

Nicki Minaj In Alexander Wang – Runway To Green Event

Nicki Minaj performed at the ‘Runway to Green’ event held at Christie’s Auction House in New York City last night.

The singer performed in a head-to-toe Alexander Wang look which included ‘Dakota’ boots, and a unique silver hand accessory which the models sported on the runway.

Usually the Nicki lets her clothes do all the talking, but the colour explosion this time came from her hair and her bright pink lips.

With the event’s title being ‘Runway to Green’ we shouldn’t be surprised to see the playful singer sporting green hair.

Credit: Style.com & INFEvent

Nicki Minaj In Givenchy Couture – 2011 Grammy Awards

This Is How You Stand Out On The Red Carpet At The Grammy’s Award
On the red carpet at the 2011 Grammy Awards Nicki Minaj said that Givenchy had made the leopard print look especially for her.

I guess she’s not a regular reader of Style.com, because this look was presented during the Givenchy Fall 2007 Couture presentation.

I have to say I love this look. It’s crazy, fun and perfect for the Grammy’s.

She’s having a lot of fun with fashion and I really love her energy and creativity.

Credit: Style.com & Zuma Press