March 1st, 2012
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Claire’s Life: BET’s 2012 Rip the Runway Fashion Show
By Claire

So a few weeks ago I got a call, asking me to participate in BET’s annual Rip the Runway fashion show. Normally I’d be in Paris for Fashion Week, but decided to delay my travels a bit to seize the fantastic opportunity:

This year the network asked bloggers to take part, so tapped myself along with Gabi of and Rae and Gabe of to help hosts Selita Ebanks and Pooch Hall introduce the show’s different segments:

Me, Designer LaQuan Smith, Gabi Fresh, Gabriel, and Rae backstage

Chock full of fantastic urban designs, Rip the Runway is part fashion showcase, part concert, part party–and all fun. This year, brands like Brian Lichtenberg, Sammy B Designs, La Vie, and Monif C took center stage, alongside acts like Robin Thicke, Estelle, Wale, Diggy Simmons, and Lil Kim.

It was a long and full day of taping, but it was an amazing experience. I’m so grateful to BET for having me, and can’t wait to see how I did;)
For the occasion, I decided to go bright and bold, ditching my natural hair color in favor of spring ready blond (if you’ve been reading for a while, you could say I went back to my roots):

Me during my segment with Pooch Hall

As far as my outfit, I wanted to shimmer, so opted for an Ebony/Coral Newaz Dress from All Saints, along with a bright white BCBG Max Azria blazer, and bar III dangling earrings.

I brought out the pink tones in the dress with a pair of coral Fendi Monogram Peep Toes, and added just a pop of interest with a neon yellow American Apparel polish pedicure:

What do you think?
At any rate, it was an exciting night.

If you want to catch it, Rip the Runway will air Wednesday, March 21st at 10pm. Set your DVR’s!
Stay up on all the latest with Rip the Runway at
Stay tuned for more red carpet pix in today’s Week in Chic.

Photos: Getty and
Hair and makeup by Adeline and Noel of Noel New York.
Many thanks to Clairice, Anthony, Africa, Jeff, and Jeannae.

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59 Responses to “Claire’s Life: BET’s 2012 Rip the Runway Fashion Show”

  1. mimi says:

    That’s it?

  2. Lynn says:

    Looking lovely, Claire.

  3. Yakini says:

    You look fab, Claire!!!! LOVE your outfit choice, from the very top to the bottom – gorge!!! Omg, cant wait for the show to air!!! I watch RTR every year!!!!

  4. Audrey says:

    You ‘re So Amazing Claire!Really Like your New Hair colour it’s so beautiful

  5. look marvi!!!!! darling…and u are looking skinty whew!!!! love those fending shoes

  6. Rio says:

    Claire you look amazing! I love your ensemble and look forward to seeing this show :-)

  7. DANNELL says:


  8. Anonymous says:

    Do it Claire!

  9. Your shoes are hot.

  10. Claire says:

    Hey Hey! Thanks y’all. I literally passed out from fatigue after writing that post; it’s good to wake up to your lovely comments. @Mimi We weren’t really allowed to do anything i.e. record video, take twitpics backstage, etc. They were super strict about us not leaking any info and encouraging everyone to wait to watch the show…so…hope you tune in on March 21st! That was just a snippet. Normally I woulda been twitpicing all up in there.

  11. Anonymous says:

    You look FABULOUS Claire. Very happy that you were blessed with such an opportunity. Soon you’ll be taking over tv…All the best for all your hard work.
    Peace & Blessings

  12. Vanessa says:

    Yess! hardwork and being yourself pays off. Love the hair color.

  13. Bella says:

    You look great. Congrats and the new hair color looks amazing on you!

  14. Hannah F. says:

    Claire, you looked amazing and so did Gabi… I love the hair color and congrats to you guys as bloggers!

  15. Jules says:

    I cant wait for this baby to show , fashion yeahhhhh, love the dress claire

  16. peace craze says:

    Claire u killed it. Much love

  17. fashionforward says:

    Clarie I hated when you changed to black hair but I am in love with the blonde on you!!! Please keep it! HOTTTTT

  18. Chimee says:

    Loved eveything about your look! Great things are happening for you!!!

  19. Faith says:

    the new hair color is everything! werk!

  20. Apple says:

    Looks like a Angel Brinks jumpsuit.

  21. Looking HAWT Claire!! So happy for you!! Can’t wait till this hits the screens.. Love your Fendi shoes and popping nail colour on your toes!!

  22. Martinique_Fr says:

    Oooo Claire, I love the new hair color, and you look amazing. I’m really happy for you. Félicitations!!!

  23. Alexis says:

    CONGRATS Claire!!! Love that you’re taking over the fashion world! Much love and blessings! -Lex

  24. LOL @ That’s it? LOL, this is enough, is she put out a ton of info then we wouldn’t tune in!

  25. Dom says:

    Hot to death shoes! I’ll be watching! : )

  26. Marthe says:

    I love the new haircolor, and your clothes and nails. Can anyone tell me what was Claire’s haircolor before she had black hair? And i’m sorry to say, but i’m not feeling the make-up in the redcarpet-photo, maybe it’s just the flashing lights?

  27. Mona L says:

    You look nice Claireeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

  28. T1K says:

    Love your look from head to

  29. yusufswifee says:

    claire…all I could think at first was, she dyed her hair, she dyed her hair…platinum or almost…loooooove it and you look great as always…WERK mama!

  30. Nik says:

    I love the Blonde hair on you, and the shoes… when you tweeted them i was searching all over for them! Keep it up Claire

  31. mi manning says:

    cute Fendi’s!

  32. Claire you look absolutely fab! You are working that blond hair!

  33. Omgeezy!!! says:

    lookin fab from ur hair to ur toes!!!

  34. D* says:

    Claire, I dont like the new hair color.

    *We met NYE. I’m the REALLY tall chick that took a few pictures for you. =)

  35. Aura says:

    Claire I am LOVING your new hair color. It really brings out your skin tone. You look great!

  36. Claire says:

    @Everybody Thanks!!
    @D Hey! Ok.
    @Marthe Before black, I was red, blond, etc. I changed to black when I moved to Paris because I knew maintaining color wouldn’t be easy to do abroad. X
    PS For an idea of my old color, check my avatar (pic with Marc Jacobs with brownish red tresses)

  37. Pinky says:

    Congrats Claire, go girl :)

  38. Anonymous says:

    i loooove the new hair color !!

  39. Siyam says:

    Love your fit, love your hair and congrats on opportunity!

  40. Brittany says:

    I think that dress would look really good belted.

  41. Myssdee says:

    Claire you look lovely as always.

    Lil Kim’s jumpsuit is by Limpasse

  42. soon2Bmrs says:

    Claire you look amaze!!! I live for that entire ensemble, especially the dress! WERK!!

  43. sun.kissed says:

    Loves your new hair color, it looks great! Those Fendi shoes are fab too, tres chic!

  44. AD says:

    Fab as per usual. Shoes, outfit, hair, everything…. FIRE. You’re doing big things! Looking forward to seeing even more growth from you!

  45. Bella says:

    Love the hair colour Clair but wearing the dress with that blazer makes you look a little boxy

  46. Anonymous says:

    i didn’t like the make-up.. i think you should of dropped the blazer, added a belt.. but congrats!!!!

  47. Jennifer says:

    Please, PLEASE don’t anyone wear the jumpsuit that Lil’ Kim is wearing—including Lil’ Kim.

  48. Fashionbum82 says:

    Gorge! as always! Congrats!

  49. Anonymous says:

    Claire, EVERYTHING is on point except your eye makeup.

  50. Robz says:


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