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Fashionistas

This weekend it was all about short dresses, long legs, and high heels! Reality TV star NeNe Leakes and actress Essence Atkins both show us how to rock this look with class.

NeNe Leakes stopped by the Jimmy Falon show, for what I have no clue, but she rocked a short black and white printed frock and a pair of patent leather pointy toe Christian Louboutin heels. I am not a fan of NeNe or any other RHOA star because I do not watch the show, but I must give credit when it comes this style choice.

style files 1I love how Essence Atkins mixed textures with her dress and her shoes for the opening of new film The Haunted House. It has been quite some time since we have seen the actress and she showed up and showed out with this look.
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Who rocked it for you with this weekend’s Style Files?

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Can you believe that 2012 is quickly coming to an end? I feel like there is so much more in store for 2012! Well, while I deal with this realization, you can check out our list of the Best Dressed Fashionistas of 2012. These ladies have impeccable style and had an amazing 2012 either in film, TV, music, or other forms of entertainment. The only issue I had was ranking them in order, so this list will not be based on umber, just style in general. There is no “Number 1” each lady is ranked equally. So here goes our list of Best Dressed of 2012!

Rihanna should be no surprise when it comes to best dressed lists. She is the style chameleon. Whenever there is a new album or a new movie in the works we know because her hairstyle changes. She softened up her look this year with blonde luxurious locks and then the adorable pixie cut. Although her antics have gone to an all new high, her style continues to stay at the steady pace of amazing. She makes things like pajamas wearable in the street. I’m sure the shenanigans will continue in 2013 as long as her style continues to evolve. Pictures2

Solange is the only repeat from the 2011 list. Although she released new music late in the year, she had an amazing year. She had great campaigns with Carol’s Daughter, Madewell, and she was also spotted out and about  DJing at various events. We expect nothing but the best from Solange in 2013

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Brandy has come a long way from being Moesha. This year with the release of Two Eleven (her birthday) and she made a huge comeback. Brandy embodied the entire package from great hair, to great makeup, and even better outfits. She has evolved from the girl with the braids to the sophisticated woman with some edge. She knows when to keep it classy and when to spice it up a bit.

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Ciara is getting ready to release her upcoming album “One Woman Army” and this year she was in full promo mode. No longer labeled as Kim Kardashian’s friend, Ciara brought it back to the music this year and she did it with style. Her killer legs had many women going to the gym! Her style continues to evolve. She follows her own rules and looks great doing it.
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Who made your best dressed list?

I don’t know where my mind has been but I haven’t done a weekend recap in ages! This week I decided to go with potential holiday party looks.

First up we have Jessica White in an elegant black gown with a high-split. This look is perfect for a holiday gala. It is not overwhelmingly revealing, but yet shows that you have a little sex appeal.

Next we have Sanaa Lathan who looks regal in red. The off the shoulder dress is very figure flattering. If you are attending a cocktail party, this look is definitely appropriate.

Last but not least we have Christina Milian on the set of The Voice, in a yellow brocade skirt and yellow top. This is great for drinks after work, or even your office party. This look is simple, but the brocade detailing on skirt spices up the look.

Brandy is definitely in the running for one of the best dressed celebs of 2012. I mean two consecutive Get The Looks on HGB is not easy to achieve lol. She was spotted doing more promo for her album Two Eleven rocking a leopard print crewneck, black leather cap, boyfriend jeans and leather boots. This look is so simple but hot. It goes to show you how a bold print can take your look up a notch. Below you will find some affordable options to recreate this look.

 

This past weekend was the taping of BET’s Black Girl Rock at the Paradise Theatre in New York City. Despite some of the rachetness that BET produces, this is one of the more quality productions from the network. Founded by Beverly Bond, Black Girls Rock set out to provide young women of color with positive images of themselves, contrary to what the media portrays. Black Girls Rock introduces these young women to the arts and is dedicated to helping young women of color develop a healthy self-esteem and recognize their self worth by changing their perspective on life.

Here are a few photos of what to expect when the show airs on BET November 4, 2012

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