23.02.14 Menswear

NAACP Image Awards 2014 Menswear Roundup

NAACP Awards MenNot to be left out, a group of handsome guys also took to the red carpet at the NAACP Image Awards 2014, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on Saturday (February 22).

Michael B. Jordan: Consistently a style stud, the ‘Fruitvale Station’ actor and nominee kept up his winning fashion streak in an all-black look, donning a Dior Homme single-button, peak-lapel tuxedo with a cotton, button-down shirt and silk bow tie. He finished the look with his go-to Piaget timepiece and Christian Louboutin ‘New Platers’ flats. Even though there’s just one shade at play here, this sleek entrance is far from dull.

Tony Goldwyn: The ‘Scandal’ actor, who presented co-star Kerry Washington with her Outstanding Actress award, stayed in traditional sartorial territory with his slightly shiny black suit, white button-down and black tie.

Idris Elba: Looking as sharp as ever, the ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ actor and nominee paired his well-fitted black tux and bow tie with Christian Louboutin ‘Dada’ flats and a great pair of glasses.

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23.02.14

Bellamy Young In David Meister – NAACP Image Awards 2014

Bellamy Young In David Meister - NAACP Image Awards 2014

The First Lady of ‘Scandal’, Bellamy Young, attended the NAACP Image Awards 2014, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on Saturday (February 22).

She looked beautiful wearing a David Meister red matte jersey strapless gown from the Spring 2014 collection styled with diamond encrusted ruby jewels.

I would’ve perhaps stuck with just the earrings and left the necklace at home on this occasion, but she looks stunning nonetheless.

What do you think? Was the necklace too much?

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Archie Panjabi In Ports 1961 – NAACP Image Awards 2014

Archie Panjabi In Ports 1961 - NAACP Image Awards 2014Archie Panjabi brought a breath of fresh, sea-blue air to the red carpet at the NAACP Image Awards 2014, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on Saturday (February 22).

Nominated for her role in ‘The Good Wife,’ the actress wore a Ports 1961 gown. Beautifully hued, the light turquoise shade of this one-shoulder, draped silhouette is really what elevated the design.

She completed the look with Jimmy Choo heels and a Rafe clutch, along with Martin Katz gemstone earrings, which were a near-perfect match to the colour of the dress.

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Tika Sumpter In Johanna Johnson – NAACP Image Awards 2014

Tika Sumpter In Johanna Johnson - NAACP Image Awards 2014Tika Sumpter was also among the crush of stars at the NAACP Image Awards 2014, hosted at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on Saturday (February 22).

The actress glided onto the red carpet in a languid Johanna Johnson gown in a glossy champagne hue.

Accenting the creamy silk slip dress with a touch of metal, she carried a gold L.K. Bennett ‘Nina’ clutch and looped on a double-strand tassel necklace.

With her hair coaxed into finger waves and her lips painted with a matte rouge lacquer, the whole effect of the look was one of vintage glam. Do you like the retro appeal?

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Regina King In Michael Costello – NAACP Image Awards 2014

Regina King In Michael Costello - NAACP Image Awards 2014Regina King was also in attendance at the NAACP Image Awards 2014, hosted at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on Saturday (February 22).

The film and TV actress wore a black Michael Costello gown.

I can only suppose this design was intended to project a sophisticated, yet edgy, image. But I’m having a hard time moving past the major cutout that rips through the bodice in a rather unflattering manner.

A sheer, cape-back train, all the frou of a too-long full skirt and rather unfortunate fit issues did nothing to warm my affection to this look.

Simone Smith gold jewelry was likely selected to coordinate with the dress’s hardware, but the gigantic hoop earrings only added to the distracting forces at play here.

I did like the pink lip, but sadly that may be the extent of the positivity I can muster here.

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23.02.14

Darby Stanchfield In Carolina Herrera – NAACP Image Awards 2014

Darby Stanchfield In Carolina Herrera - NAACP Image Awards 2014Darby Stanchfield joined her ‘Scandal’ co-star Katie Lowes at the NAACP Image Awards 2014, hosted at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California on Saturday (February 22).

Bringing a flash of a bold, jewel-toned hue to the red carpet, the actress was gorgeous in a green Carolina Herrera scoop-neck gown that was the epitome of chic elegance.

Featuring a taupe, waist-cinching detail and defined, visible seaming, the sleek body-con silhouette slipped into a dramatic, ball-gown train.

Enhancing the look with sparkling diamond statement earrings and rings by H. Stern, she also carried a silver Judith Leiber clutch.

Of course, there is no question this emerald colour fully complemented those flame-red locks, which were tied into a side-parted updo.

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Brandy Norwood In Jean Fares Couture – NAACP Image Awards 2014

Brandy Norwood In Jean Fares Couture - NAACP Image Awards 2014Brandy Norwood attended the NAACP Image Awards 2014, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California yesterday (February 22).

The singer-actress, who was nominated for her supporting role in ‘The Game,’ was all-out glam in a Jean Fares Couture black lace embellished gown with nude lining.

Enhanced with a hint of sequins and sparkle, the figure-hugging, backless silhouette swept into a full mermaid skirt with a cascade of tulle at the train.

Letting the dress do most of the talking, Brandy just wore a few cocktail rings, finishing the look with a smokey eye, glossy nude lip and a wavy, centre-parted bob.

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Naomie Harris In Valentino – NAACP Image Awards 2014

Naomie Harris In Valentino Pre-Fall - NAACP Awards 2014

Naomie Harris was every bit the golden goddess at the NAACP Image Awards 2014 on Saturday (February 22), which was hosted at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

The ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ actress and nominee positively dazzled in a lacy sheer-effect Valentino Pre-Fall 2014 gold-leaf gown.

Both delicate and dramatic, the plunge-front dress was positively sublime—especially when combined with Naomie’s gorgeous long waves and softly hued, radiant nude makeup.

Not requiring much to make this metallic confection come alive, she accessorized simply with minimal H. Stern jewels, an octagaonal Rauwolf bag and Jimmy Choo heels.

This look had every bit of the magical Midas touch. Do you agree?

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