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Danai Gurira In Reem Acra – 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Danai Gurira In Reem Acra - 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Danai Gurira attended the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon held at Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday (February 27) in Beverly Hills, California.

While the illusion panel on her Reem Acra Resort 2014 fitted frock isn’t quite doing its job, I love this glorious red colour against her skin tone.

Gold Aldo sandals, an oversized Tyler Alexandra clutch and Shylee Rose jewels accessorized her look.

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Tika Sumpter In Bibhu Mohapatra – 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Tika Sumpter In Bibhu Mohapatra - 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Tika Sumpter attended the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon held at Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday (February 27) in Beverly Hills, California.

Wearing her hair in chic braided updo, the actress wore a baroque printed cocktail dress from Bibhu Mohapatra’s Resort 2014 collection which featured a high, square neckline, cap sleeves, wrap-effect skirt, and a geometric cut-out at the back.

Like Brandy Norwood, this was yet another contemporary look for a luncheon, but she totally nailed with accessories picking up the hues of her frock including blue Saint Laurent sandals, a white Saint Laurent clutch and Paolobongia rings.

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28.02.14

Kerry Washington In Calvin Klein Collection – 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Kerry Washington In Calvin Klein Collection - 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Kerry Washington attended the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon held at Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday (February 27) in Beverly Hills, California.

We’ve had a lot to say about her maternity style, but the finally nailed it at this event wearing a flattering Calvin Klein Collection azure-blue, baby-bump concealing dress which draped off one-shoulder.

Keeping accessories to a minimum, she added an Emm Kuo ‘Guggenheim’ oyster shell, black resin and stingray minaudière clutch with blue lapis details to complement her frock; plus Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ black pumps and EF Collection diamond X ring.

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28.02.14

Brandy Norwood In Elena Reva – 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Brandy Norwood In Elena Reva - 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Brandy Norwood attended the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday (February 27) in Beverly Hills, California.

She was one of the first to arrive and one of the last to exit the red carpet because she took time to speak to everyone.

When it was my turn I asked her how she picked this gorgeous red Elena Reva sleeveless pant look. She said it wanted something edgy, but was still classic for a luncheon, explaining that it stood out on a rack of clothes shown to her by her stylist.

She then went onto talk about her new hair cut; which did to celebrate turning 35 on February 11. “It makes me feel grown. It makes me feel like a woman”, she said with a cheeky smile, going on to describe her personal style as ‘bohemian chic.’

Brandy styled her ensemble with red suede Louboutin platform pumps, an Erickson Beamon Rocks ring and a Helmel multi-coloured snakeskin clutch.

Are you missing the black belt?

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28.02.14

Tamera Mowry In Victoria Beckham – 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Tamera Mowry In Victoria Beckham - 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Tamera Mowry attended the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon held at Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday (February 27) in Beverly Hills, California.

Opting for a Victoria Beckham dress featuring the clean-cut, minimalist silhouette the designer is famed for; this orange dress is beautifully crafted to smooth and hug the figure.

Nude panels add a directional edge, making this elegant piece a contemporary choice for a luncheon.

Working a high-low mix with her accessories, Tamera carried an Aldo clutch while wearing Louboutin platform sandals.

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Lupita Nyong’o In Giambattista Valli – 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Lupita Nyong'o In Giambattista Valli - 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Lupita Nyong’o attended the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon held at Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday (February 27) in Beverly Hills, California.

Some actresses, like Christina Ricci, who have this uncanny ability to look 6ft tall. While I didn’t think Lupita was that tall, she certainly has the ability to look very statuesque which is why I was so surprised to discover how petite she was at today’s event.

We’ve seen Lupita master every trend, but the crop top trend which she worked today wearing a Giambattista Valli Spring 2014 cream two-piece look styled with matching Sophia Webster shoes, an Elie Saab clutch and Neil Lane jewels.

Opting to keep her hair simple on this occasion, she did added a gold hair band for a delightfully dainty touch.

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