It’s awards season, folks! If celeb sightings over the last few weeks seemed scarce, it’s likely because they were all living in the gym getting it tight for those evening gowns.
Last night the 2012 BET Honors taped and the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards aired, so you know this post is jam-packed with tons of looks. Sit back, relax, and let’s just jump right into it…
Gabrielle Union attended a pre-BET Honors dinner before she assumed her hosting tasks at the awards. LOVE the dress, but not loving the shoe choice (black peep toe pumps though versatile just don’t go with everything).
Her hair and makeup?
Flawless as usual. Can’t think of a single time Gabby didn’t come through with hair and makeup. HOT!
…she wore a ivory cap sleeved Emilio Pucci sheath dress. I adore how the ivory dress looks on her creamy complexion and she pretty much nailed it with the slicked back ‘do. But again with the peep-toe pumps. Welp.
During the show Gabrielle changed into another ivory cap sleeved Emilio Pucci dress, this time with a plunging neck line and in a floor length. I LOVE everything about this look (but I bet you all $20 she’s wearing some peep toe pumps underneath that gown…lol).
But are you getting into Michelle Obama‘s raspberry J. Mendel frock? Yes, ma’am! Mrs. Obama knows this silhouette (quite similar to the Jason Wu gown she wore at the inauguration) works for her bod. I’m not mad. AT ALL.
Hair and makeup are flawless! I’m doing an extra session of my Insanity DVD this week in honor of these arms.
Shug AveryMichelle Williams graced the stage in a floor length boat neckline sequined dress. I love the silhouette, but I definitely had to remind myself that Michelle is in her early 30s—this dress ages her a bit.
Cute hair though…
Ledisi sauntered in wearing an asymmetrical black gown. I see somebody’s been hitting the gym. Go, girl!
Kelly Rowland broke out her color wheel and hit the red carpet. Her choice of dress looks a little casual for the event, right? I’m usually on board for a cobalt blue suede pump but again—it’s too casual for the affair.
But uh, Kelly…girl, I know your cup doth not runneth over but you can’t just run out all willy nilly without some support on. Hmm…
Hair and makeup are on point, but again…too casual for this type of event. Where ya going, Kelly?
Kat Graham posed for the cameras and made me extremely aware of my back fat. Guess we’ll have to imagine what her dress might be like since it seemed the photographers only cared enough to snap her from this angle. I adore the sleek top knot and dark lip.
Common looked dapper as usual. Gotta love a guy who can go from crocheted pants to jeans to a tailored suit and looks good in it all.
I really like Rocsi‘s dress but I’m on the fence on whether or not it was appropriate. Sure she’s following the rules and showing something while covering up the rest, but I can see all the old Black women in attendance shaking their heads at this. *shrug* Great hair and makeup though. I especially love when a nude lip is used with dark attire.
Jill Scott looked great in a figure hugging sequin dress. Everything on Jilly from Philly is sitting and her hair is laid like royalty. HOT!
And finally, rounding it out for the 2012 BET Honors we have Spike Lee and wife Tonya Lewis Lee. I’m digging Spike’s velvet suit and love the mint color of Tonya’s dress—there just seems to be a tad too much material used in both looks.
Then at a W magazine party…
Yaya DaCosta shut it down in this saucy little number. I’m not huge on the shoe and bracelet choice with the dress though I would love them with a more casual outfit. Makeup and skin is flawless and her hair is LAID.
At the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards…
Golden Globe nominee Viola Davis dazzled in an Emilio Pucci wine colored gown. The color and cut of this dress looks fabulous on her! She killed it with the little sliver of leg poking out, too. HOT! She gets my vote for best dressed.
I’m not too fond of the hair though I love the color. The rosy gloss is a great complement to her look.
I’m not in love with Shaun Robinson‘s dress. I feel like either the whole dress should take on the Grecian feel of the white part or be all clingy like the black part. It’s almost like she wasn’t sure what to go with so she did both.
Can’t argue with her side swept cascading curls and smoky eye/bronzy lip combo though. HOT!
Paula Patton…*sigh* Such a gorgeous girl yet such a bad dress. OK…that was harsh. It’s not a bad dress—it just looks like it should be sitting on top of a lemon wedding cake.
Great choice of luminous pink blush with matching gloss. Her brows are AMAZING.
Golden Globe winner Octavia Spencer looked great in this lilac gown. Perfect choice for her in both color and fit. But uh, O? Why is your face set up like you tasted the pie Minny Jackson made for Hilly Holbrook? Chile, smile!!!
“Glee’ star Naya Rivera showed up in what I initially thought was a shapeless, high collar gown…
…but then she turned around and POW! I love the back detail. This dress looks better going than coming.
Simple hair and makeup with a touch of color via the lips is the way to go!
I definitely stand by how edgy Maya Rudolph‘s alligator print dress is, even though she looks a little uncomfortable in it. You better own that dress, Maya!
*SIGH* Look, Mary J. Blige, you just had a birthday—perfect chance to show these youngins how it’s done, but what do you do? Come out looking like somebody’s crazy auntie in a suntan crystal embroidered stretch tulle Michael Kors gown with feather detail.
If there’s one thing to be learned here, young people of the world, it’s that if you’re contemplating tattoos on your arms, just think….one day you just might be in your 40s and beyond on the red carpet.
Jessica Alba looked great in Gucci. The blush colored gown complements her complexion well.
She’s bronzed to perfection! Head to toe gorgeous. HOT!
At first I thought Idris Elba was joking with these studded sneakers, but after browsing through his pictures from the night, I see he was dead serious. Well, he did win the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture so I’m letting it slide for now, but don’t try this at the Academy Awards, man.
Freida Pinto looked ravishing in a teal Prada gown. Everything about this look is perfect head to toe. But just in case we need to confirm…
…yep! Hair and makeup look great up close, too. I almost always co-sign a brown smoky eye. HOT!
Amber Riley definitely has a team of people who truly look out for her at all times because girlfriend is ALWAYS killing it on the red carpet. This fire engine red sweetheart neckline ruffled dress works each and every one of her curves.
Yes!!! Brava! The side swept bangs, golden brown tinted tresses, and nude lip and nail combo pulls it all together.
That wraps it up for the weekend looks! Which one is your favorite?
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