This has been a very eventful Awards Season thus far. I was secretly wishing that Lupita Nyong’o would show up and SLAY like she usually does, but this is music…maybe she’ll release an album next year…who knows lol.

Here is a recap of some of the best and wellllll other looks from a few of our favorite celebrities.

Beyonce and Jay-z

Beyonce and Jay-z

Although they did not get to walk the red carpet because they were opening the show, The Carters looked might dapper this evening. Beyonce rocked a sheer lace white dress that was sexy, but not too revealing. Jay was on his suit and (bow)tie steeze this evening.

Ciara

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Check out the glow on this hot momma! Ciara looked radiant in her gold and bronze dress.

Taylor Swift and Katy Perry

Taylor Swift and Katy Perry

Taylor Swift never disappoints (except when she goes EXTRA hard dancing in the audience -__-). Her look was simple and youthful. Katy Perry rocked  a whit sheer music note inspired gown in true Katy Perry Fashion.

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose, and John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose, and John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen

On to the couples!. I love Chrissy’s dress. Amber Rose usually slays, but maybe a more vibrant color would have nailed this look. Both gentleman look great. Wiz knows how to rock the red carpet, as does John Legend.

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton and Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton and Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

I feel like Miranda and Robin Thicke should be dates, Blake should have walked the red carpet alone, and while I want to love Paula Patton’s dress, I just don’t :(

Rita Ora and Rocsi Diaz

Rita Ora and Rocsi Diaz

These two played it safe. Rita usually goes all out (the MTV awards she KILLED!) Rocsi usually has a little bit more flare. While I don’t hate these looks, I don’t love them either.

Tamar Braxton, Alicia Keys, Pink

Tamar Braxton, Alicia Keys, Pink

This is probably the best that I have seen Tamar look in a long time. Usually she goes over the top with the makeup and/or outfit. She kept it classy and simple with this red gown and natural makeup. Alicia Keys never really does it for me, but this color is gorgeous. The over exposed chest area is giving me a little body builder. Women with smaller busts should not over expose the chest area. Pink has an amazing voice and gave an amazing performance, but the pattern on the dress was not needed. If it was a simple satin gown I think she would have nailed this look.

Ariana Grande and Ashanti

Ariana Grande and Ashanti

Could you believe that Ariana Grande is only 20 years old!?!?!?!? Who put her in this dress. The dress ages her and hairstyle takes off a few years so I’m just confused. I understand why she wears her hair in the same style (due to extreme damage she has limited options and just wants her hair to get healthy again), but either the hair or the dress needs to be spruced up. I didn’t even recognize Ashanti. Love the shoes, makeup and hair (yessss for the blonde) but the dress has A LOT going on and it does nothing for her shape. I really want to love her style, but I need some consistency. One day she slays and others…..

Miguel, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams , and Mack Wilds

Miguel, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams , and Mack Wilds

And for the guys…..they all have a very unique style. I’m loving Miguel’s look the most. After seeing that picture of Kendrick Lamar and Max from Living Single on Instagram I can’t look at him the same anymore lol.

Who do you think deserves best dressed at the 56th Grammy Awards?

We all know that Nicki Minaj has made some very unique and interesting fashion choices. She’s worn every color hair that you could possibly imagined, tutus, teddy bear sneakers, and ice cream cones. It was a point in time when her look was more like a gimmick and she lacked authenticity. She wanted to breakaway from the Lil Kim comparisons (which have died down significantly) and create her own persona. In the midst of creating that persona she was accused of copying Lady Gaga, Madonna, and others.

So fast forward a few years later and we are now looking at a new, and dare I say, more refined Nicki Minaj! Take a look at her cover and spread in Marie Claire magazine

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She has been looking AMAZING lately. I love the fresh face and simple hairstyles. You really get to see how beautiful she is without peeling away so many layers.

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It’s no surprise that the black and white color combination is still “trending.” This weekend celebs like Ciara, Trey Songz, and Bridget Kelly showed why this look will forever be a classic.

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Bridget Kelly’s look is simple and chis. Her black top, statement necklace and white pencil skirt is complimented by mint green strappy sandals. This is the perfect way to add color to your look without feeling overwhelmed.

Ciara’s fresh face and blonde tresses compliment this classic black and white dress. It covers enough to keep the look classy, yet it shows off her best assets, those killer legs!

Trey Songz kept it cool in a black and white graphic print t-shirt and black jeans. Sometimes guys “do the most” but Trey is definitely in style and that awesome smile is just the icing on the cake.

I missed out on the initial release of RiRi Woo ¬†Rihanna’s debut collection with MAC and I won’t let that happen again. Tomorrow June 18th at 12pm EST MAC will release the second phase of the Rihanna Hearts MAC Collection.

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This go round you can expect the rerelease of RiRi Woo and two additional matte lipsticks RiRi Boy- a bold and vivid shade of lavender (that matte version of Up the Amp which is very popular amongst beauty lovers every where) and Heaux (ha!) which is described as a matte deep berry.

The collection also features lustre drops which is basically liquid bronzer appropriately named Barbados Girl. Bronzer is a must to get the island glow for the summer

Lastly you will also find Hibiscus Kiss which is a coral blush and bronzer duo

Prices

Matte Lipstick- RiRi Woo, RiRi Boy, Heaux ($15 each)

Blush/Bronzer Duo- Hibiscus Kiss ($26)

Lustre Drops- Barbados Girl ($20)

I will probably get the lipsticks only. I have tons of bronzers and coral blushes. I will not be a makeup hoarder lol.

The collection is available online only so get familiar with the MAC website now if you aren’t Click Here

Are you looking forward to picking up anything from this collection?

 

Angela Simmons is definitely one of my favorite fashionistas, and she has really developed a unique sense of style. The other day on Instagram she posted a pic of her at the beach in this AMAZING yellow two-piece cut out swimsuit. I immediately started searching and came across Andrea Iyamah Swimwear.

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About Andrea Iyamah Swimwear

Andrea Iyamah was founded in March 2011. Our designs range from elaborate to simple. Unafraid to use color each piece tells a story with bright piercing colors.
Angela was also spotted rocking a more ethnic print two piece by the designer as well.
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Andrea Iyamah is not only a swimwear designer. She designs ready to wear apparel as well. Check out a few looks.
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Check out Andrea Iyamah and pre order your Taba swimsuits here!