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24.02.17

Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards

Chic was the name of the style game, with the stars out in force for the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards on Thursday (February 23) in Beverly Hills, California.

Gabrielle Union: I always love seeing a Prada look that gets it right, and Gabrielle’s does that—in spades. Sophisticated and charming, the embellished dress was also styled impeccably with her cropped waves and ankle strap heels.

Viola Davis: If you were like me and were missing her vibrant presentation of bright hues last time out, this Christian Siriano gown is a surefire remedy. The hot fuchsia colour was absolutely glorious on her and the streamlined, halter silhouette was the perfect way to wear such a commanding shade.

Yara Shahidi: The young up-and-comer never ceases to impress, bringing her unique personality to every look. Even with this classic, ladylike Chanel ensemble, she wears it with a youthful energy that’s further emboldened by the fun of the embellished sleeves.

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Alfre Woodard’s Sistahs Soiree

The 8th annual Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree, presented by Alfre Woodard and Farfetch, was held on Wednesday (February 22) in LA.

Ruth Negga: Continuing to celebrate a vintage aesthetic that we’ve seen earlier this year from her, the ‘Loving’ actress paired her studded Erdem Pre-Fall 2017 dress with a Simone Rocha faux fur stole. The bubblegum-pink Stella Luna pumps were a surprise, adding an element of quirkiness to the look. But I would have kept them red to match the embroidery on the stole and her lip.

Tessa Thompson: Delivering Rodarte’s unique brand of intriguing femininity, this Spring 2017 ruffled dress relied on an interesting mix of textures, polka dots, and flounce. Like the frock or not, the minimalist styling was on point until the ankles. The flashy gold platforms compromised the dark charm.

Viola Davis: Working her side angles, the actress posed in a black cutout dress with a swirling overlay. A bright pop of colour for the lip would have added another layer of vibrant impact here.

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20.02.17

Viola Davis In Michael Kors – BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors

Viola Davis skipped the red carpet, but was spotted on stage for the BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors on Friday (February 17) in Beverly Hills, California.

Now this is the perfect example of a custom dress.

Michael Kors considered the perfect peacock hue for her skin-tone; feminine floral-embroidery which shimmered under the lights and halter neck style to suit the ‘Fences’ actress.

This season has really seen an elevation; and therefore celebration of her style.

Long may it continue.

She is radiant here. One of my favourites from Viola so far this awards season.

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12.02.17

Viola Davis In Jenny Packham – 2017 BAFTAs

Viola Davis bought her take on colour blocking to the 2017 BAFTAs on Sunday (February 12) in London, England.

The ‘Fences’ star, who is nominated as Best Supporting Actress for the film, looked stunning in this custom Jenny Packham gown. The multi-toned blue stripes clash perfectly, with each other and the red carpet, and the chevrons at the waist really help to accentuate Viola’s curves.

The actress favours this strapless shape – it works well for her – and whereas usually we see her in one block colour, these stripes are a welcome change.

A chic Tyler Ellis clutch and Bvlgari jewels finish off Viola’s look perfectly.

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07.02.17

89th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon Red Carpet Roundup

More stars were also in the mix at the 89th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon, hosted on Monday (February 6) in Beverly Hills.

Viola Davis: A simple sheath dress took on bold new meaning with this Bottega Veneta geometric design. I love how Viola skipped plain black pumps in favour of a pair with pale-pink detailing.

Laura Dern: The dark mustard-y hue of this Roksanda gown is not an easy one to wear—nor is the satin material. With two strikes against the dress, perhaps a vibrant lip colour would have helped.

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30.01.17

Viola Davis In Vivienne Westwood Couture – 2017 SAG Awards

Viola Davis attended the 2017 SAG Awards in LA on Sunday (January 29).

The ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ star wore a white, strapless Vivienne Westwood Couture gown, which she paired with a dramatic diamond collar and black box clutch.

Can we just stop for a second and say how amazingly radiant Viola is? And while this dress isn’t going to be memorable five years from now, I love the contrast of the white satin on Viola’s gorgeous skin, and I don’t have any complaints about the look.

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