The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala is one of the fashion highlights of the year, dubbed the Sartorial Parade of who’s who in the most elite of social circles. This year the institute celebrates British designer Charles James, known for his refined taste and elegance, and Ms. Anna Wintour editor of Vogue. Anna Wintour receives a special gift of having the Costume Institute re-named in her honor as the Anna Wintour Costume Center.
Although there are lot of other details to discuss, like First Lady Michelle Obama cutting the ribbon at the newly named Anna Wintour Costume Center, most of you really only care about the red carpet fashions and who’s wearing what. Beyonce, Jay-Z, Erykah Badu, and Naomi Campbell all hit up the red carpet wearing Givenchy.
Lupita Nyong’o however steals the night with this beautiful Prada number that looks like it was designed specifically with Lupita in mind.
Rihanna takes the edgy approach in Stella McCartney, and Kim Kardashian-West plays it safe in Lanvin, but Kanye West on the other hand looks quite fly in his Lanvin tails. The couple have definitely mastered the art of smizing. “Continue Reading…”
Remember when we introduced you to 4-year old Mayhem, she and her mother, Angie, make these elaborate paper dresses drawing inspiration from fashion magazines and the red carpet. Well, it didn’t take long for the world to catch on, and little Mayhem has become a famous designer. Ellen DeGeneres contacted the mother along with several other media outlets to get the exclusive rights to showcase Mayhem’s designs inspired by the Oscars’ red carpet looks.
Check out the three looks we did for Mayhem’s dress exclusively on Ellen’s Blog. Why did we decide to share them with Ellen’s people? They were the only ones who didn’t pressure us about it – so it stayed FUN :) #fashionbymayhem
Check out Mayhem’s paper dress replicas; once again Lupita Nyong’o is a muse, plus more designs inspired by Ellen and Jennifer Lawrence when you continue…
I am sure you’re all around a water cooler somewhere discussing the big win last night. Lupita Nyong’o graciously added the title Academy Award Winner to her resume last night when she took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. As soon as her name was called I felt my eyes watering, and of course when she started speaking I couldn’t hold back the tears. I don’t know what was so magical about the moment exactly, but it felt like the first time ever that a black woman has won the honor of Best Supporting Actress, although it’s not. Maybe it’s the way she graces the red carpet, and seeing another standard of beauty before my eyes. Or maybe it’s the fact that dreams really do come true, or as she said in her acceptance speech, that they are “valid”.
Lupita Nyong’o wins an Oscar for her first role straight out of Yale; that’s rare in and of itself. So maybe it’s because she looks like Cinderella and we’re all witnesses to her first dance at the ball:
When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid. Thank you.
Check out the full speech when you continue reading, and let me know your thoughts on the win, and it felt surreal to you:
I’m sorry, I don’t know if it’s the new weave or what, but Rihanna has been glowing with beauty these last couple of weeks. Fresh off a trip to Brazil with a golden tan, Rihanna is turning heads at every event she attends owning the red carpet.
Rihanna steps out in this vibrant gold number by Alexandre Vauthier at the Clive Davis Annual Pre-Grammy Party. She could use a bit more fabric, you know, so she doesn’t catch a chest cold, but other than that RiRi looks amazing in metallic.
Here’s Rihanna at the Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch in an Altuzarra skirt and blouse. She literally looks like a life size Barbie, well, more like a Bratz. That one probably went over your heads…[Click Photos To ENLARGE]
Black Hollywood may have been shut out at the Golden Globe awards this past weekend, but they continue to put out movies. Last night, the premiere for Ice Cube and Kevin Hart‘s new action comedy movie Ride Along took place in Los Angeles. Of course the stars bought their significant others along: Ice Cube and wife Kimberly Woodruff attended & Kevin and his girlfriend Eniko Parrish looked black-tie sharp. But other stars showed up for support as well.
Boris Kodjoe, Michael Ealy, Niecy Nash, Nick Cannon, Tiki Sumpter, Keri Hilson and even Martin Lawrence all came out on the red carpet. Check out the pics, when you continue…
Is Kelly Rowland on anyone’s best dressed list? Because she needs to be. Kelly consistently (well, let’s not count those Destiny’s Child and early solo years) knocks the ball out of the park with her fashion choices as of late. Here she is, on the red carpet for The X-Factor Season 3 Finale and she’s looking delightfully festive in sequins.
Yes ma’am. Work. More angles are served below: