So last night I was delighted to attend an event sponsored by Essence and Toyota for a new online series called “If Looks Could Kill.” The night promised a fashion show by Ghita (Alexis Phifer’s line) plus a performance by Keyshia Cole, so you know I was there!


While waiting for everything to get started, I of course had to take pictures of a few fashionable people in the crowd (there were so many!)
Kerry from the clothing line Save Your Vanity (www.saveyourvanity.com) was in the house with a cute YSL belt and vintage Fendi clutch. Sometimes accessories can make your outfit!
Ayoka, who was blogging for Essence that night, looked stunning in a vintage off the shoulder batwing teal dress.

Alanzo of the blog Minority Report (www.theminorityreportnyc.blogspot.com) literally stole my preppy heart in a kelly green big pony polo with madras pants. Love it! His friend worked bold accessories in a fedora, clutch, and wide red belt.
And lastly, this self professed Fashion Bomb Fan worked a very saucy strapless orange dress with mustard shoes and a Louis Vuitton bag.
Y’all are so cute!
Eventually I had to settle in for the show. A few Ghita looks:
Consisting of jersey cocktail length dresses with grecian draping on the shoulders and bodice, the collection was characterized by a muted color palette of white, blue, and beige, with pops of neon color in belts and straps. The final walk:

Ghita’s collection was simple and understated, yet the ruching and draping of fabric was alluring and sexy. I’d wear an off the shoulder Ghita frock for a night out on the town with sky high stilettos (when I can).
So all in all the event was fun! I had the pleasure of sitting with and chatting up Rocsi from 106 & Park..
I literally ate all the food at her table and she was a great sport.
I also had the chance to meet Alexis backstage….

She was absolutely gorgeous and gracious. I had to ask her what some of her favorite summer things were, and she said she loves Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy’s designs for a night on the town. When kicking it, she rocks denim shorts with gladiator sandals (holla!), and pops on Nars Lipgloss in Babe to finish the look.
To view more of Ghita’s fashions, visit www.ghitafashion.com. For pictures from the event and to learn more about the campaign, visit www.iflookscouldkill.com.

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*I caught a snippet of Keyshia Cole’s performance! See it plus more pictures and commentary from the event at The Fashion Bomb on Facebook. Join the group!

*Not familiar with Ms. Phifer? Check out my Alexis centered Style File from April ’08.

4 thoughts on “Morning Quickie: Essence & Toyota If Looks Could Kill Event”

  1. You missed an interesting Heatherette party last night… Like the place it was at was cute but small and crowded as hell but I could deal with that. What got bad was when Richie Rich and some random chick got on stage and started singing/rapping and some uncalled for showcase then commenced, one untalented artist after another. People need to admit to themselves what they can and cannot do, other people should be honest to them and save them from embarrassment or something. I stayed for all of an hour.

  2. Am loving that “saucy strapless orange dress” where can i find that dress? Claire!!!!! please help me find that dress i NEED it in my closet.

  3. You get to have all the fun! You were gorgeous, as always, and that peach dress…that dress! I freakn love it!

  4. hi. i’m trying to set up my ow urban fashion/makeup blog and i need help! i’ve been a huge fan of your blog and your my inspiration! how do you put adsense on your blog and put pictures on it when not on classic template?? PLEASE help!! my email is ja*******@ya***.com.

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