Tika Sumpter In Chado Ralph Rucci – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Opening Night

Tika Sumpter In Chado Ralph Rucci - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Opening Night

You could spot Tika Sumpter from across the room, as she ignited the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s opening night at New York City’s Lincoln Center on Wednesday.

The actress gave us an intense jolt of colour in a shocking-pink Chado Ralph Rucci Spring 2013 dress.

The hot hue, which translated even more explosively than on the runway, was undoubtedly the main attraction. But Tika’s trendy Manolo Blahnik x Chado Ralph Rucci Spring 2013 heels commanded plenty of attention, too.

The clear PVC pumps, edged in metallic gold, are like the glass slipper for the modern fashion-girl, although I have a feeling they may be an acquired taste for some.

She completed the fluorescent flourish with a sleek, simple ponytail and without the glint of jewels—no sense competing with such a bold shade.

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Tika Sumpter In Alice + Olivia – 16th Annual ACE Awards

Tika Sumpter joined Julianne Moore on the red carpet for the 16th Annual ACE Awards, held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City last night.

The ‘Sparkle’ star wore a grand Alice + Olivia Fall 2012 ball-gown.

Her sleeveless black-and-white gown with a graphic faux foil-print ensured she was the belle-of-the-ball.

Tika styled her look with a white clutch, a retro-inspired ponytail, kohl-rimmed eyes and a bold red lip colour.

The only thing missing to perfect this look was the black patent waist cinching leather belt as worn by the model on in the look book picture.

Do you agree?

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Tika Sumpter In Marc Bouwer – ‘Sparkle’ LA Premiere

Tika Sumpter returned to the red carpet on Thursday evening for the LA premiere of her latest film ‘Sparkle.’

We are kicking ourselves that we missed this last week.

The former ‘Gossip Girl’ actually completely blew me away wearing a stunning red Marc Bouwer Fall 2012 gown.

Pairing a plunging neckline with a thigh-high slit is dangerous territory, but Tika makes it look effortless and not overtly revealing.

I’m in love with the gown’s strong shoulders and gorgeous ruching along the waist.

A sleek ponytail and minimal jewelry complete the look.

A red-carpet star is born.

You can buy Tika’s B Brian Atwood ‘Cassise’ metallic leather chain-strap sandals from Neiman Marcus.

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Tika Sumpter In Bill Blass – ‘Sparkle’ New York Screening

Tika Sumpter joined co-star Jordin Sparks on the red carpet at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City last night, for the screening of their movie, ‘Sparkles’.

The former ‘Gossip Girl’ actress wore a Bill Blass Fall 2012 gown.

You have to be pretty confident and have an amazing figure to pull of this gold metal knit semi-sheer gown; luckily Tika has that in spades.

I have never been a fan of exposed underwear, but I have to give Tika credit for presenting this look with much elegance plus I have to question if the look would dazzle so much had it been fully-lined.

Super straight locks, glossy lips and natural nails completed her red carpet look.

How do you feel about the exposed panties?

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07.06.11

More From The 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards Red Carpet

Here is a look at some of the other 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards attendees.

Shenae Grimes: The “90210” actress opted for a Rebecca Taylor bustier with black pants. I don’t like this look because of the bricks she has on her feet.

Whitney Port: The beautiful young designer opted to wear a look by other designer. Her Pamella Roland one shoulder ivory pleated gown is sensational. I love the spiral beading and organza floral appliqués.

Emmanuelle Chriqui: The beautiful “Entourage” star was in my Top 10. She looked stunning wearing a vibrant yellow David Meister with a chiffon train. Kudos to her stylist for picking those amazing purple Manolo Blahnik Kioko sandals with rhinestone embellishments. They are such a perfect way to top off this gorgeous look.

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