• This Week in Chic: Kerry Washington, Cassie, June Ambrose, and more!

    Happy Thursday! Memorial Day Weekend is on the horizon which means that warm weather and Summer are around the corner.

    In style news, the 2012 Cannes Film Festival is coming to a close, but celebrities are still partying and getting their fill of the French Riviera. Back here stateside, movie premieres are ramping up as Summer blockbuster season is upon us. That means it’s all about the red carpet and glam looks!

    Let’s get into this week’s noteworthy ensembles:

    Kerry Washington went bold at the Disney Media Networks International Upfronts in Burbank, California. She wore a $1,595 Michael Kors Bouclé Crepe Shift Dress with a snakeskin clutch and $695 Nicholas Kirkwood Suede Platform Pumps. Kerry looks beautiful here, but I need more! She often keeps it safe and I’d love to see her change it up.

    Cassie is really making her presence felt in Cannes and went glam at the JP Haiti Carnival Haitian Benefit. Her halter gown is stunning! Is it just me or does she seem a bit “enhanced”? Either way, she looks good.

    Along with Joan Smalls, June Ambrose also attended the HSN & Universal Pictures Snow White and The Huntsman Collection Launch in New York City. Her printed dress is gorgeous! I don’t even need to mention the shoes: everyone owns those Giuseppe Zanotti wedges!

    Model Jeneil Williams was also on hand at the HSN & Universal Pictures Snow White and The Huntsman Collection Launch in a showstopping red dress with a plunging neckline and cutout detailing. Work Jeneil! Her skin is glowing and flawless.

    At the Official 2012 Pre-Billboard Music Awards Party in Las Vegas, Jurnee Smollett showed off her legs in lace shorts and a ruffle blouse. This look is adorable…until you get to the shoes. They’re much too chunky for such a delicate look: a simple pump would have done the trick. I do like seeing Jurnee out and about though.

    Rita Ora is also making a splash at Cannes and she went for all-white at the Chopard Mystère Party. Clearly brands are gravitating toward her because she wore a custom Emilio Pucci gown. Rita cleans up nicely! This is a stark contrast to her preferred look of shorts and Jordans.

    Kimye continues their Cannes invasion, with Kanye sporting Balmain and Balenciaga, and Kim in a buff colored dress and Tom Ford sandals. Say what you want, but they make a cute couple!

    At the Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup Launch, Halle Berry opted for a neutral look. She’s been one of the faces of the brand for over fifteen years and she showed exactly why here: she’s gorgeous! I’ve seen this curly ‘do with more casual looks and I didn’t care for it, but it looks cute with this ensemble.

    Along with Cassie, Chris Tucker also hit the red carpet at the Killing Them Softly Premiere in Cannes.  His tux needed some further tailoring, but his date is definitely working her gown! He has a new film debuting later this year, so we’ll see him back on the screen soon.

    Tia Mowry and her husband Cory Hardrict attended the 37th Annual Gracie Awards Gala held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Hmm… I can’t even call his look a suit and though her gown is pretty, that hair is giving me high school prom.

    At the Men in Black 3 Premiere in New York City alongside Will and Jada, Nicole Scherzinger followed Jada’s lead in a Bill Blass look from the Spring 2012 collection: a red tie-neck halter top and pencil skirt. She’s rocking those $930 Giuseppe Zanotti Black and Gold Metal Heels which I love (and so does Naya Rivera). She looks beautiful, though I would have preferred something a bit more glam for such a big night.

    Chaka Khan is back! She hit the red carpet at the 40th Annual FiFi Awards in New York City in a printed gown with a front slit and detached sleeves to match. The sleeves should have been left at home, but there’s no denying that Chaka is killing it! Yes it might not be “age-appropriate”, but I’m a firm believer in flaunting it. They didn’t call her “Lips and Hips” for nothing.

    Jordin Sparks looked stunning at the American Idol Finale at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. I adore her scallop mini dress, but the shoes are a hmm…a peep-toe pump in a fun color would have finished the ensemble in the right way.

    Denise Vasi is the new Stacey Dash on Single Ladies and she rocked a navy and burgundy jumpsuit while at The Wendy Williams Show in NYC. Are those Fall 2012 Christian Louboutin pumps I see on her feet? I like it!

    Kat Graham combined leather and lace at the CW Upfront Afterparty. Kat lives for edge so I get the dress, but the rest is a total hmm… I would love to see her tone it down and really play up her natural beauty.

    Actress Jessica Lucas joined Kat at the CW Upfront Afterparty in a simple all-black look. Chic!

    Naya Rivera opted for a classic ensemble while outside the Mayfair Hotel in London. Feeling this look from the trench to the Christian Louboutin Mary Jane Pumps. I guess it’s cold across the pond?

    Robin Thicke tried out the bomber trend at The Wendy Wiliams Show. Scrumptious!

    Shala Monroque looked feminine and elegant at the Ralph Lauren Celebration for Ricky Lauren’s new book, The Hamptons: Food, Family and History.

    Last, but not least was Mr. Will Smith who went bright at The Late Show with David Letterman. Loving his pop of color: is it just me or has his style been totally on point this month?

    That’s all folks! Who had your favorite looks?


    Faith Cummings is a senior editor and staff writer for Fashion Bomb Daily.