The BET Awards Red Carpet was a little uneventful for me. First of all, 90% of the women showed up in white gowns. I understand that it is hot and all out in LA, but there was really no variation of color or dress style. Here are my top 4 looks from the red carpet.

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Eva Marcille (she just had a baby a few months ago and she looks amazing!)

Amber Rose has this classic look that I love. It is not over done like some women. She kept it classy and simple.

I’m not a huge fan of Adrienne Bailon, but I am a fan of Michael Costello and he was the designer of this gown.

Regina Hall did something a little different in a white pants suit. I’m loving the short bob!

Now two looks that I didn’t particularly care for come from two very talented young women, Keke Palmer and Sevyn Streeter.

So I was watching the news one day and they did this entire segment on something called “Pevage” which is cleavage of the pelvis. So this include extremely high splits, cut-outs, sheer panels, around the pelvis area. Check out this article from the Daily News. I honestly think it is becoming extreme. I’m all for taking risks, but with more class. It seems like anything goes nowadays and it is ok to leave nothing to the imagination. I may be in the minority with my opinion, but I don’t conform to what society thinks is right, and “pevage” is just wrong.

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What was your favorite look from the night?

Hey loves!!!

I hope you all had a great weekend and were able to keep cool from the blazing heat! So every year for the 4th of July weekend, Essence has their music festival. People from all walks of life spend a few days in New Orleans listening to great speakers, attending awesome concerts, eating incredible food, and a whole lot more. I have yet to attend an Essence Music Festival, but I’m thinking next year may be the year. I had to live vicariously through those I follow in Instagram and Twitter, and of course my Facebook friends. It seems like everyone really enjoyed themselves! Thank God for pictures because we can see a small snapshot of what we missed.

Free, Michelle Williams, Goapele

 

Eva Marcille, Marsha Ambrosius, Keisha Knight-Pulliam, Vanessa Williams and mom

 

June Ambrose and Denise Vasi from Single Ladies

 

Shaunie O’Neal, Tasha Smith and her twin sister Sidra, Celebrity Hair Stylist Ursula Stephens

 

Lance Gross, Michael Jai White, Raheem Davaughn

 

Lance Gross, Keisha Knight-Pulliam, Michelle Williams, Letoya Luckett, NFL Star Devon Thomas and Fiancee Porsha Pryor

 

June Ambrose, Trina and Tamar Braxton, Eva Marcille

 

Tank, Trey Songz, the Pointer Sisters

 

Diggy Simmons, Kirk Franklin, Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo

This is just a small portion of the festivities. Visit Essence Magazine Online for more photos

 

 

Last week Essence celebrated Black Women in Hollywood. For the 5th annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon they honored Pam Grier, Kerry Washington, Paula Patton, Octavia Spencer and Shonda Rhimes.

Take a look at the photos from the events

Viola Davis, Paula Patton, Kerry Washington

Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Tasha Smith

 Lynn Whitfield, Tatyana Ali, Kelly Rowland

Pam Grier, Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter

Jurnee Smollet, MC Lyte, Eva Marcille, Anika Noni Rose

Jill Scott, Nicole Ari Parker, Tracee Ellis Ross

All of the women look amazing. I am just extremely happy that Essence continues to celebrate women of color in Hollywood because we are often overlooked for our talents and our achievements. Thank you Essence.

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Now that fashion week is officially over I can now get back to my regularly scheduled posts. It was so hectic, but it was an amazing experience! Anyway here are some photos of our favorite celebs looking simply amazing!

All of these ladies are so on trend for the fall!

  • Garcelle Beauvais is rocking the black and white trend. That blouse and red lip is giving me life! This look is so chic, but edgy at the same time
  • Eva Marcille is rocking an awesome motorcycle jacket
  • Solange looks stunning in a mustard dress and nude shoes

  • Not to be out done, June Ambrose’s printed dress and red pumps created the perfect look that has me anticipating next spring and summer! Yes I am ready for 2012
  • Tika Sumpter is pretty in pink.
  • Angela Simmons’ style has always been one of my favorites and this look here says why.

Who rocked your favorite look this weekend?

  • Zoe Saldana looked great at the Captain America Premiere in this Balmain ensemble
  • Alicia Keys at the launch of her husband, Swizz Beatz’, collab with Reebok
  • Jessica White rocked a great LGD (little green dress) at the Entourage premiere

  • First off, I love, love, love Eva’s toned down blonde hair. The platinum was a bit much. Now on to the look…can she get any more fab? I mean seriously the navy harem pants offer chic comfort, but the bustier is what brings this look together.
  • Tika Sumpter has yet to disappoing in my opinion. She looks so cool. That hat is everything. This is such a Hamptons look.
  • I need Selita to make up her mind about her hair first of all. I loved the short do on her. It framed her face well and it made her look youthful. Upon first glance I thought Angelian Jolie was sick. On a lighter note, loving the dress and the red lip.

Who rocked it for you? The green or the blue?

Zoe and Eva have my votes but Eva takes the cake!