19th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards

Laila Ali is an athlete so history will tell us that she should have been the worst dressed at this event, but she was by far the best.

The boxer was a knock-out on the red carpet looking sexy yet elegant wearing a blue Roberto Cavalli one-shoulder blue gown.

If this looks familiar to you it’s because Shu Qi wore a slightly modified version of this dress to “Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky” premiere during Cannes Film Festival, and Katherine Heigl wore the same dress on the cover of InStyle US August 2009.

Elise Neal wore a white silk halter Kai Milla gown with purple striping and beaded rope detailing.

The perfect summer time look.

Tatyana Ali wore a mustard tea dress with an embroidered details on the bodice and skirt.

Monique Coleman looks all grown up in her strapless black dress with a blue bodice.

I love her make-up.

Tichina Arnold posed on the red carpet wearing a strapless gown which has to be one of the worst I have even seen on the red carpet.

Even Phoebe Price would veto this gown.

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2nd Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Kerry Washington look Fab-u-lous wearing Louis Vuitton Spring 2009 ensemble, which consisted of a black blazer, a silver and gold metallic obi belt, and a black feathered skirt.

Like I said at the end of last year, Kerry was one of the most consistent actresses to walk the red carpet in 2008.

Many of you argued that she didn’t take enough risks. I would say that looks to be changing in 2009, because there are no safe options from the Louis Vuitton Spring 2009 collection.

Kerry did not opt for the runway shoes. Instead she wore a pair of leopard print pumps that worked perfectly. ?

Halle Berry was equally impressive wearing a strapless nude Reem Acra Spring 2009 dress, with a gold metallic floral print.

I loved this dress, but the large folded detail at the back was a little too much for my liking.

She completed her look with gold matching Christian Louboutin slingbacks.

After visiting Gustavo Cadile on Thursday, I was really excited to see that Sanaa Lathan was wearing a dress I had seen in his studio.

The gorgeous chocolate dress, had a mesh overlay with stunning embroidered details, and sequins to give it some sparkle.

The dress was further decorated with a dark pink bowed sash at the waist, and smaller bows on the shoulders.

She completes her look with matching pumps, and a Mary Norton clutch.


I am not crazy about Taraji P. Henson’s make-up, but I do like her Zac Posen dress. Very appropriate for ‘Ladies Who Lunch’.

Tia Mowry opted for a colourful dress with a lot of pizazz.

Tichina Arnold wore a black suit, with a ruffled hemmed skirt, but forgot to put a blouse under her jacket.

Her look was complete with YSL two tone heels.

Vivica A. Fox wore a gorgeous navy dress, with a stunning embellished neckline and pocket detailing.

She wore her dress with Balenciaga heels.

Garcelle Beauvious opted for a black dress with a textured white front bib, which she wore with black peep-toes.

Lauren London in all black with a white Chanel purse.

Tatyana Ali’s exotic gown seems a bit much for this event.


23.01.09 In Her Closet

In Tatyana Ali’s Closet – Tracy Reese Bow Dress

Tatyana Ali attended the BET “Yes We Will” Inauguration Special this week.

The actress best know for her role as best known for her role as Ashley Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, wore a gorgeous Tracy Reese bow dress.

The dress has a strapless sweetheart neckline, contrast white trim, bow accented bodice, and a sexy fitted shape.

You can purchase this dress from for $208, reduced from $415.