August 7, 2017

Black Girls Rock! 2017

Posted by Rachel Watkins

Taraji P. Henson and Skai Jackson weren’t the only ones on the red carpet for Black Girls Rock! 2017 on Saturday (August 4) in Newark, New Jersey. Here’s a look at the other stars who were in the mix.

Yara Shahidi: Returning to her love of a long-sleeved dress, Yara wore an Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2017 shimmery plum frock styled with Porcelain Chyna jewels and metallic Jimmy Choo ‘Lucy’ heels. I don’t know if it was the ruffled neckline or the belt, but something about the top half of the dress translated as a bit mature for the vibrant young starlet. But, the sheer, pleated paneling ensured a lighthearted finish.

Anika Noni Rose: Flirty and feminine, the actress had some fun in a Dennis Basso floral-print frock that may land in the dated category for some of you. Alexis Bittar jewelry and an ATELIER SWAROVSKI ‘Marina’ clutch completed the look.

Issa Rae: The sheer element of this Leilou by Aleksandra Dojcinovic Fall 2017 gown was somewhat diffused by the rows of embellishment and thigh-high slit. Stuart Weitzman sandals, John Hardy jewels, and a Edie Parker clutch served as her accessories, but the dress was clearly the main attraction.

Michelle Mitchenor: With a precarious plunge and a dangerously high slit, this custom Carlos Antoine design was daring on more accounts than just its highlighter-yellow hue and creatively crunched-up sleeves. An Emm Kuo clutch could be found somewhere beneath the slouchy sleeves.

Dascha Polanco: While I loved this sultry red colour on Dasha, I’m not sure the boxy sleeves of this Tome Pre-Fall 2017 dress did the look any favours.

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10 Responses to Black Girls Rock! 2017

  1. adrian August 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm #

    love Issa’s look…

  2. Pheephee August 7, 2017 at 7:07 pm #

    None. But if I had to pick one it be Yara. The others look off esp the bottom row.

  3. Chris August 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    Yara looks okay, but she can do much better.
    What the hell is Michelle’s dress???

  4. Caroline August 7, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

    I like Yara here.

  5. TeaAtTwo August 7, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

    Can’t say I’m a fan of any of these dresses.

  6. Christine August 7, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

    Dascha look nice

  7. Kathy August 7, 2017 at 10:42 am #

    Such gorgeous ladies, such ill-advised dresses.

  8. CreoleLady August 7, 2017 at 10:28 am #

    Five lovely ladies. Three of them are wearing unlovely dresses (Issa, Anika, and Michelle). Yara, agree, passable but not quite right. Dascha, great color, some quibbles, best of the bunch given the choices.

  9. JHH August 7, 2017 at 8:59 am #

    None of these are great. I can’t believe Michelle’s piece is custom. It does nothing for her. The best of these is Dasha’s dress which is a lovely color and looks good on her. Anika’s dress is beyond dated and Yara’s and Issa’s dresses are meh.

  10. Alina August 7, 2017 at 8:17 am #

    Not a great selection of looks. Even Yara’s disappointed me.

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