Everyone’s being going crazy for nude colour pallettes lately. The winter whites phenomena is catching on for many good reasons. First off, nudes are very delicate and feminine, adding that soft and ethereal quality to any look. It’s very subtle yet elegant and classy.

Secondly, it is a a new and refreshing option to the expected all black everything look.

It also also looks great on all skin tones when done perfectly. Flesh tone outfits in nudes, beige and pastels have looked good one everyone from Emma Stone to Lupita Nyongo’o. I have been obsessed with pastel colours and it’s tricky to pull them off without looking washed out. So execution counts big time when wearing flesh tone colours and nude on dark skin tones especially.

Here are four outfit ideas if you’re in the mood for some nude!

Look 1

Go business class by mixing rich textures of lace and wool cashmere. This look is an all round winner. especially if you are aiming for a demure and classy finish. Layer  a rich camel coat on this Stella McCartney lace dress paired with a pair of nude Jimmy Choo Anouk pumps. Add a pair of mirrored sunnies for extra sass 🙂

Nudes & Pastels: Look 1

Look 2

I’d wear this look in a heart beat. Follow the trend and pair a cropped white top with a pair of expertly tailored beige nude trousers. Paired with Kurt Geiger Elliott Metal Stiletto Nude Patent Court heels and add a pop of lip colour for effect.

Nudes & Pastels: Look 2

Look 3

This can be worn two ways. Either as crop top and pencil skirt or as a faux dress. This £30 Jane Norman animal necklace embellished crop top unbelievably matched this Alexander McQueen jacquard pencil skirt on sale  at Harvey Nichols, I couldn’t help but pair them up. I would probably wear this a dress though. But the crop top is trending (thanks to the Kardashians) so I’m sure the majority would sway that way.

Nudes & Pastels: Look 3

Look 4

This £220 Forever Unique nude jumpsuit is to die for! Match these with a pair of £45 Helsinki heeled sandals from ASOS. A £95 Fuschia Cross body Michael Kors  bag and Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Luminous lip colour should do the finishing trick.

Nudes & Pastels: Look 4

If you are into nude and pastels like myself, which look would you wear? 

 

View similar looks here:

Ciara slayed in this Zara beige pearl embroidered blouse and beige pear embroidered skirt. Does she ever take a day off? I love this chic!

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Alesha Dixon wowed at the Britain’s Got Talent Cardiff auditions in a pretty Stella McCartney blush pink suit featuring tapered jogger-style pants which give the look a relaxed, chic vibe. I am in love with this look.

Kim Kardashian has been loving this Celine camel coat lately. She’s certainly been strictly sticking to her nude and beige tones this 2014.

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Lupita Nyongo’o looked precious in a nude one shoulder dress at the Producers Guild Awards. Her dark skin tone really complimented this nude dress. Loved it!

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Rihanna working it in a flesh tone veil headpiece, nude low neck jumper, nude cigarette pants and Christian Louboutin nude pumps.

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Emma Stone stood out in a coral Calvin Klein dress  at the 2011 Golden Globes Award. This is one of my favourite looks from her. Ever.

Have an amazing weekend ahead.

Love & Light xx

Lydie

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As much as I love fashion, I do realise that it doesn’t come first. As a young professional, one must strive to be better than their utmost best. My love for Jimmy Choos can only be reinforced by how hard I work to afford them 😉 I love seeing young people (especially Cameroonians) successfully exploiting their entrepreneurial skills. That’s exactly why I was beaming with pride and excitement when I glimpsed the SIPEC story a few days ago via Facebook. I just couldn’t pass up the chance to feature it and encourage others to join the movement.

The Concept

SIPEC, an acronym for Sherai’s Initiative for Promoting Entrepreneurs in Cameroon. This initiative seeks to promote the spirit of Entrepreneurship in Cameroon. This is done through identifying entrepreneurs and small businesses and creating a platform to market their services and products. The intention of SIPEC is to connect entrepreneurs with their target market in a fun and light hearted fashion. We offer a large room, beautiful music, nice chilled drinks, well marinated finger foods and a mix of intelligent people. We create an environment where ideas can be exchanged and business partnerships can be formed.

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SIPEC events will always bring together all kinds of professionals. It is a place for entrepreneurs to show off what they do, it is a place where established companies come to look for new clients, partners, suppliers, investors. It is also a place where people who are not yet entrepreneurs come to get inspiration. There are many things businesses need to succeed, grow larger and expand to new territories. These can be: financing, advertising, mentorship, you name it, SIPEC events bring all these people together, so you can do all these in one evening.

 

The Brain Behind The Brand

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Etonde is the founder and CEO of Sheraiz Delightz, an Events Management Company in Douala, Cameroon. SIPEC is an initiative she started to help budding entrepreneurs like herself meet their target clients. Etonde has held many sales roles in the past 6 years and she understands the challenges of closing deals with clients. She knows people refuse to do business with you for a various number of reasons, but really they are not saying no to you but to your product. A client needs to see that passion in your eyes and how that passion can be transferred to them to make that decision to buy. Etonde through SIPEC wants to see companies work with each other, she wants Entrepreneurs to move from small to big. She wants small companies to work with large companies and large companies with small companies. “We all need each other”, she says.

 

The Event

Sheraiz Delightz, an events planning company launched SIPEC 1st Edition under the theme: Networking, a key tool for successful business at the White House Restaurant in Bonapriso, Douala. It gathered about 150 people who were a mix of entrepreneurs, media personnel, and Cameroon’s professionals. The mix was rich and the conversations were unending. It was almost hard to get people to move to the front of the hall and listen to the speaker.

Etonde aka Sherai had one objective for this evening, to get people to network, to talk to complete strangers, to exchange business cards, to create partnerships and to close deals.

The event introduced 10 companies/budding entrepreneurs, viz; Evavivres Poultry, Ace Technology, ABCS (Algima Business Consulting Services), BSI Cameroon(Business Solutions International), GLA Consulting, Teks Design, TradeLand Group, Santa Helena Beach Resort, Moland Resort and The Bridge International School. See more info about these companies below.

We are proud to say the event was a success, the buzz is on, entrepreneurs are connecting with well-established companies, entrepreneurs are connecting with other entrepreneurs. On Monday afternoon, barely 36 hours after SIPEC 1st Edition, The Bridge International School, one of the entrepreneurs promoted on Saturday asked for the contact information of AVT Media, one of the sponsors who offered free photos and videos to SIPEC, AVT Media covered the entire show and is responsible for the beautiful pictures you see on our website and social networks and the videos currently available on YouTube. The Bridge International School also has their eyes on Moland Beach Resort, another entrepreneur promoted on Saturday. Moland Beach is your dream getaway destination. It’s what we have been dreaming about. Jet Skis, water sports, nice food along the beach, space to relax and enjoy nature. The Bridge can already imagine the kids from the school having the time of their life on beautiful resort along shores of Idenau, South West Region of Cameroon.

Were TradeLand Group’s ushers polite or what? How many events have you attended in Cameroon where ushers move around asking you if you are ok, if you need anything else, if you are enjoying the event, if you would like to improve the next SIPEC event? Trade Land Group offers ushers who are different, who go the extra mile, who take initiative and do things a little different. Whose idea was this? Guess? BSI Cameroon, another entrepreneur being promoted. BSI prides itself as the company that wants to change the one thing we all complain about in Cameroon but do nothing about. Can you guess what that is? Offering training on Customer Service. “We need to know how to treat our clients right and with respect” said one of the partners at BSI Cameroon.

Etonde could not help but smile when she saw all these companies connecting on Saturday. The buzz continued on Monday as people kept calling her to get in touch with some other company they didn’t get a chance to talk to. We probably need more time to exchange during the next SIPEC event, we should probably have more speed networking games. Etonde shared with her MC, Thomas Agbor Nkongho a few days after the event.”

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What Next?

SIPEC events will be held quarterly in different parts of the country.

The next edition is scheduled for Thursday April 24th 2014 at the White House Restaurant. The secret to why we will use the same venue will be disclosed to us on this day. “Your business needs my business’s help to soar. You do not know it now, but when you see what I am doing during SIPEC 2nd Edition, how passionately I carry out my services and talk about my products you will want to go home with my business card.” Said the passionate Entrepreneur.

 

 

The Sponsors

DHL Global Forwarding – www.dhl.com

AVT Media – www.avtmedia.tv

Acmar Media Group – www.acmarpartners.com

Rainbow Sports – www.rainbowfootball.com

White House Restaurant 

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Get Involved!

For any information on how you can be part of SIPEC, check them out on www.sipec.co.uk or send an email to sipecinfo@gmail.com. You can apply to be part of the SIPEC team or you can partner as an entrepreneur, company or sponsor.

Are you making an impact and using your entrepreneurial skills to inspire others?  Share your story! Get people talking about your brand. Email artbecomesyou@yahoo.com.

Love & Light xx

Lydie

 

Had To Share is a new feature where I share interesting finds and quirks that I’ve stumbled upon on the internet and find them so good that I just HAD TO SHARE! I’ll open this feature with Reuben Reuel, an African-American designer. His label Demestiks New York is known for its signature African inspired prints and contemporary structural designs.

For his latest venture, Reuben has dished out structured peplum silhouettes, beautiful and colourful skater designs, coat dresses, chic skirts and enviable dresses all at very affordable prices! I swear if you are one to go bold with ethnic prints and colours, this is for you. I’ve possibly fallen in love with the whole collection and will be snagging a few pieces for myself. Let’s see if you love these too:

This wrap African print cardigan will set you back £77.40 and comes in other colours.

The Patricia- Wrap Cardigan Jacket African Print 100% Holland Wax Cotton

The Shavon -African Print 100% Holland Wax Cotton Midi Skirt, £68.11

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The Kait Bias Cut Peplum Skirt, £58.82

 Maggie -African Print 100% Holland Wax Cotton Mini Skirt, £58.82

The Kait Bias Cut Peplum Skirt, £58.82

 The Patricia- Wrap Cardigan Jacket African Print 100% Holland Wax Cotton, £77.40

The Naomi -African Print 100% Holland Wax Cotton Shirt, £83.59

The Patricia- Wrap Cardigan Jacket African Print 100% Cotton, £80.50

The Gugu Wrap Coat Dress, £102.17

The Gugu Wrap Coat Dress, £102.17

The Joan Dress- African Print 100% Holland Wax Cotton, £102.17

The Kait Bias Cut Peplum Skirt, £58.82

The Nay Nay -African Print 100% Holland Wax Cotton Shirt, £83.59

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The Naomi -100% Cotton Shirt, £83.59

The Shavon -African Print 100% Holland Wax Cotton Midi Skirt, £68.11

The Soraya Top 100% Holland Wax Cotton, £58.82

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The Sheba Peplum Top and Pants Set (2 pcs) 100% Holland Wax Cotton, £114.55

See anything you like? Head over to their Etsy shop for more of these. Make sure to bag a few.

Folake of Style Pantry loves Demestiks New York too. See how she rocks some of the pieces here:

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Which pieces are speaking to you most? I just love those wrap peplum cardigans. I want!

Stay tuned for more. Share this post with friends and family.

Love & Light xx

Lydie

The Grammy After parties are about as popular as the main event itself. A slew of celebs hit Warner Music Group’s Grammy After party including Karrueche Tran who was clad in £47. 60 Nasty Gal’s Midnight Run Jumpsuit.

Karrueche looked very simple and chic in this. I love it and would certainly wear it if I had her bod. But if you can rock this, get it! Plus at £47.60, it’s a real bargain.

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Other celebs at the event:

Sevyn Streeter

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Kat Graham

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Regina King

Ed Sheeran

Andrea Bowen

Porscha Coleman

Like these looks?

Stay tuned for more. 

Love & Light xx

Lydie

Finally! The countdown to the event of the month, is over. The 56th annual Grammy Awards 2014 is live as we speak.

Tonnes of celebrities have turned up in their glitzy and glamourous attires. Who’s hot and who flopped? Let’s get into the looks, performances and all the Grammy winners.

Beyoncé in Michael Costello

Ciara

Rita Ora

Rocsi Diaz looked divine in white. 

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Kelti Knight

Katy Perry

Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa

Taylor Swift

Paula Patton

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Pink

Tamar Braxton

Colbie Caillat

Alicia Quarles

Chrisette Michele

Alicia Keys

Erica Campbell

Zendaya Coleman

Kevin Hart and girlfriend Eniko Parrish

Miguel and girlfriend Nazanin Mandi

Paris Hilton

Skylar Grey

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

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Madonna and son

Tasha Cobbs

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Fantasia

Sarah Hyland

Faith Evans

Louise Roe

Anna Faris

Foxes

Giuliana Rancic

Ariana Grande

Mc Lyte

Makeba Riddick

Bonnie McKee

Lorde

Malina Moye

Valisia Lekae

Miranda Lambert

Blake and Miranda Lambert

Emily Lazar

Kelly Osbourne

Judith Hill

Kacey Musgraves

Mack Wilds

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Jamie Foxx and daughter Corinne Bishop

John Legend

Daft Punk

Ryan Lewis and Macklemore

Marc Anthony and Chloe Green

Aaron  Bing

Calvin Harris

Pharrell Williams and Helen Lsichanh

BACKSTAGE PASS & PERFORMANCES

Who were your best and worst dressed?

Where were Riri, Jennifer Hudson, Miley etc?!

LIST OF WINNERS

Record of the year 
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers — WINNER 
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons 
“Royals” — Lorde 
“Locked out of Heaven” — Bruno Mars 
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell

Album of the year 
“The Blessed Unrest” — Sara Bareilles 
“Random Access Memories” — Daft Punk — WINNER 
“Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” — Kendrick Lamar 
“The Heist” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 
“Red” — Taylor Swift

Song of the year 
“Just Give Me a Reason” — P!nk featuring Nate Ruess 
“Locked Out of Heaven” — Bruno Mars 
“Roar” — Katy Perry 
“Royals” — Lorde — WINNER 
“Same Love” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best new artist 
James Blake 
Kendrick Lamar 
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — WINNER 
Kacey Musgraves 
Ed Sheeran

Best pop solo performance 
Sara Bareilles — “Brave” 
Lorde — “Royals” — WINNER 
Bruno Mars — “When I Was Your Man” 
Katy Perry — “Roar” 
Justin Timberlake — “Mirrors”

Best pop duo/group performance 
Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers — “Get Lucky” — WINNER 
P!nk featuring Nate Ruess — “Just Give Me a Reason” 
Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko — “Stay” 
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell — “Blurred Lines” 
Justin Timberlake and Jay Z — “Suit & Tie”

Best pop instrumental album 
Herb Alpert — “Steppin’ Out” — WINNER 
Boney James — “The Beat” 
Earl Klugh — “Handpicked” 
Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair and Richard Elliot — “Summer Horns” 
Jeff Lorber Fusion — “Hacienda”

Best pop vocal album 
Lana Del Rey — “Paradise” 
Lorde — “Pure Heroine” 
Bruno Mars — “Unorthodox Jukebox” — WINNER 
Robin Thicke — “Blurred Lines” 
Justin Timberlake — “The 20/20 Experience — The Complete Experience”

Best dance recording 
“Need U (100%)” — Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E & MNEK 
“Sweet Nothing” — Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch 
“Atmosphere” — Kaskade 
“The is What it Feels Like” — Armin Van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie 
“Clarity” — Zedd featuring Foxes — WINNER

Best dance/electronica album 
“Random Access Memories” — Daft Punk — WINNER 
“Settle” — Disclosure 
“18 Months” — Calvin Harris 
“Atmosphere” — Kaskade 
“A Color Map of the Sun” — Pretty Lights

Best traditional pop vocal album 
“Viva Duets” — Tony Bennett and various artists 
“To Be Loved” — Michael Bublé — WINNER 
“The Standards” — Gloria Estefan 
“Cee Lo’s Magic Moment” — Cee Lo Green 
“Now” — Dionne Warwick

Best rock performance 
Alabama Shakes — “Always Alright” 
David Bowie — “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” 
Imagine Dragons — “Radioactive” — WINNER 
Led Zeppelin — “Kashmir” 
Queens of the Stone Age — “My God is the Sun” 
Jack White — “I’m Shakin’ “

Best metal performances 
Anthrax — “T.N.T.” 
Black Sabbath — “God is Dead?” — WINNER 
Dream Theater — “The Enemy Inside” 
Killswitch Engage — “In Due Time” 
Volbeat featuring King Diamond — “Room 24”

Best rock song 
“Ain’t Messin’ ‘Round” — Gary Clark Jr. 
“Cut Me Some Slack” — Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear — WINNER 
“Doom and Gloom” — The Rolling Stones 
“God Is Dead?” — Black Sabbath 
“Panic Station” — Muse

Best rock album 
Black Sabbath — “13” 
David Bowie — “The Next Day” 
Kings of Leon — “Mechanical Bull” 
Led Zeppelin — “Celebration Day” — WINNER 
Queens of the Stone Age — “… Like Clockwork” 
Neil Young with Crazy Horse — “Psychedelic Pill” 

Best alternative music album 
Neko Case — “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You” 
The National — “Trouble Will Find Me” 
Nine Inch Nails — “Hesitation Marks” 
Tame Impala — “Lonerism” 
Vampire Weekend — “Modern Vampires of the City” — WINNER

Best R&B performance 
Tamar Braxton — “Love and War” 
Anthony Hamilton — “Best of Me” 
Hiatus Kaiytoe featuring Q-Tip — “Nakamarra” 
Miguel featuring Kendrick Lamar — “How Many Drinks?” 
Snarky Puppy with Lala Hathaway — “Something” — WINNER

Best traditional R&B performance 
Gary Clark Jr. — “Please Come Home” — WINNER 
Fantasia — “Get It Right” 
Maysa — “Quiet Fire” 
Gregory Porter — “Hey Laura” 
Ryan Shaw — “Yesterday”

Best R&B song 
“Best of Me” — Anthony Hamilton 
“Love and War” — Tamar Braxton 
“Only One” — PJ Morton featuring Stevie Wonder 
“Pusher Love Girl” — Justin Timberlake — WINNER 
“Without Me” — Fantasia featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott

Best urban contemporary album 
Tamar Braxton — “Love and War” 
Fantasia — “Side Effects of You” 
Salaam Remi — “One: In the Chamber” 
Rihanna — “Unapologetic” — WINNER 
Mack Wilds — “New York: A Love Story”

Best R&B album 
Faith Evans — “R&B Divas” 
Alicia Keys — “Girl on Fire” — WINNER 
John Legend — “Love in the Future” 
Chrisette Michele — “Better” 
TGT — “Three Kings”

Best rap performance 
Drake — “Started From the Bottom” 
Eminem — “Berserk” 
Jay Z — “Tom Ford” 
Kendrick Lamar — “Swimming Pools (Drank)” 
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz — “Thrift Shop” — WINNER

Best rap/sung collaboration 
J. Cole featuring Miguel — “Power Trip” 
Jay Z featuring Beyoncé — “Part II (On the Run)” 
Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake — “Holy Grail” — WINNER 
Kendrick Lamar featuring Mary J. Blige — “Now or Never” 
Wiz Khalifa featuring the Weeknd — “Remember You”

Best rap song 
“F***in’ Problems” — A$AP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar 
“Holy Grail” — Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake 
“New Slaves” — Kanye West 
“Started From the Bottom” — Drake 
“Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — WINNER

Best rap album 
Drake — “Nothing Was the Same” 
Jay Z — “Magna Carta … Holy Grail” 
Kendrick Lamar — “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” 
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — “The Heist” — WINNER 
Kanye West — “Yeezus”

Best country solo performance 
Lee Brice — “I Drive Your Truck” 
Hunter Hayes — “I Want Crazy” 
Miranda Lambert — “Mama’s Broken Heart” 
Darius Rucker — “Wagon Wheel” — WINNER 
Blake Shelton — “Mine Would Be You”

Best country duo/group performance 
The Civil Wars — “From This Valley” — WINNER 
Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill — “Don’t Rush” 
Little Big Town — “Your Side of the Bed” 
Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban — “Highway Don’t Care” 
Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton — “You Can’t Make Old Friends”

Best country song 
“Begin Again” — Taylor Swift 
“I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice 
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert 
“Merry Go ‘Round” — Kacey Musgraves — WINNER 
“Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton

Best country album 
Jason Aldean — “Night Train” 
Tim McGraw — “Two Lanes of Freedom” 
Kacey Musgraves — “Same Trailer Different Park” — WINNER 
Blake Shelton — “Based on a True Story” 
Taylor Swift — “Red”

Best Latin pop album 
Frankie J — “Faith, Hope y Amor” 
Ricardo Montaner — “Viajero Frecuente” 
Draco Rosa — “Vida” — WINNER 
Aleks Syntek — “Syntek” 
Tommy Torres — “12 Historias”

Best Latin rock, urban or alternative album 
Café Tacvba — “El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco” 
El Tri — “Ojo Por Ojo” 
Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas — “Chances” 
La Santa Cecilia — “Treinta Dias” — WINNER 
Los Amigos Invisibles — “Repeat After Me” 

Producer of the year, nonclassical 
Rob Cavallo 
Dr. Luke 
Ariel Rechtshaid 
Jeff Tweedy 
Pharrell Williams — WINNER

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media 
“Django Unchained” 
“The Great Gatsby” (deluxe edition) 
“Les Miserables” (deluxe edition 
“Muscle Shoals” 
“Sound City: Real to Reel” — WINNER 

Best score soundtrack for visual media 
“Argo” 
“The Great Gatsby” 
“Life of Pi” 
“Lincoln” 
“Skyfall” — WINNER 
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best song written for visual media 
Coldplay — “Atlas” — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” 
Jessie J — “Silver Lining” — “Silver Linings Playbook” 
Adele — “Skyfall” — “Skyfall” — WINNER 
Colbie Caillat featuring Gavin DeGraw — “We Both Know” — “Safe Haven” 
Lana Del Rey — “Young and Beautiful” — “The Great Gatsby” (deluxe edition) 
Regina Spektor — “You’ve Got Time” — “Orange is the New Black”

Best music video 
Captial Cities — “Safe and Sound” 
Jay Z — “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” 
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton — “Can’t Hold Us” 
Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z — “Suit & Tie” — WINNER 
Jack White — “I’m Shakin'”

Best music film 
Coldplay — “Live 2012” 
Green Day — “¡Cuatro!” 
Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite — “I’m in I’m Out and I’m Gone: The Making of Get Up!” 
Paul McCartney — “Live Kisses” — WINNER 
Mumford & Sons — “The Road to Red Rocks”

Love & Light xx

Lydie

As the Grammy Awards draw nearer, these pre-Grammy parties keep spewing left, right and centre and I am barely managing to keep up! Nevertheless, I’ll feature what I can.

The Roc Nation brunch went down yesterday and some noteworthy faces graced the event.

Willow Smith is so pretty! Her style is effortless and she seemed enviably so at the Roc Nation brunch in an ‘Aint No Wifey’ crop tee and a fringed skirt. Love her curly ‘fro too.

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Bajan princess Bad Gal  Riri looked hot in an Altuzarra striped skirt and blouse. Love her fresh-faced makeup. She’s stunning!

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Rita Ora got it right in an Alexandre Vauthier ensemble and Christian Louboutin sandals. Great legs on Rita. Get ’em! Her boyfriend Calvin Harris was on hand. Cute couple 🙂

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Adrienne Bailon followed a trend in a crop top and pencil skirt combo.

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Singer RaVaughn looked cute in a leopard print dress. She kept her look edgy with a cropped cut.

Single Ladies‘ leading lady Denise Vasi has the prettiest eyes. Popping fuchsia lips uplifted her black on black ensemble.

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I would totally wear Snoh Aalegra‘s outfit.

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Stylist Kimberly V. proved her styling talents. I love this print short shorts suit. Plus she’s working that natural hair. Love!

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Singer K. Rose was in all black for the brunch.

 

Bridget Kelly looked delightfully bright in a neon floral skirt and jacket. Very spring/summer. Nice.

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See random interesting pictures from the party:

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Photos from the Pre-Grammy gala hosted by Clive Davis. Who showed up in what? Let’s find out:

Rihanna‘s skin glistened in a vibrant yellow thigh slit dress by Alexandre Vauthier. Smoking!

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Miley Cyrus looked ethereal in Calvin Klein. Nudes and beiges are my new favourite colour palette so I love this.

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Brandi Cyrus, Leticia Cyrus and Miley Cyrus

Jennifer Hudson was not to be outdone in a colourblock bodycon dress. Pretty.

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Fantasia looked pretty in pink.

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Kelis hasn’t been seen in a while. Looking Good K.

Jessie J was head to too sleek chic. I loved this look.

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Taylor Swift opted for a LBD.

Caroline D’Amore looked nice until I saw her shoes…

It was also  great night for couples.

John Legend and model wife Chrissy Teigen who flaunted curves in a yellow frock.

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Pharrell Williams and wife Helen Lasichanh

Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton

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Miguel reminisced of a young Prince.

T.I jazzed things up in a sequin blazer.

Mike WiLL Made It

Kristal Smith and Tyrese Gibson

Who ere your faves?

Love & Light xx

Lydie

The Grammy Awards take place tomorrow Sunday January 25th 2014 and am getting super psyched for it! While we wait, let’s enjoy what the celebs are serving at pre-Grammy parties.

Christina Milan opted for a sultry winter white cut out sheer inserts bodycon dress.

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christina milian in white cut out dress

christina milian 2014

Karrueche Tran looked pretty as she clad her petite frame in a blue slip dress.

christina milian 2014 pre-grammy party

karrueche tran

Pia Toscano was rocker chic in skin hugging leather look black pencil dress. Body and makeup, check. Hot!

pia toscano 2014

pia toscano makeup

Nene Leakes looked sleek in a satin navy trouser and matching top. While pal, Laura Govan looked pretty in white lace and black undergarments à la Kim Kardashian.

nene leaks and laura govan

Kenya Moore looked slammin’ in a purple print cut out maxi.

kenya moore

kenya moore

kenya moore

Adrienne Bailon gave us sparkly perfection with a touch of cleavage.

adrienne bailon

Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo were all loved up on the red carpet.

Tatyana Ali looked edgy chic in all black.

Joanna Krupa‘s very revealing cut out sheer dress was not one to forget easily.

(Selected images: The Young, Black & Fabulous).

Who was your favourite??

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Lydie

Keke Palmer has been working on her monochrome styling lately and we’re loving it! She showed off some serious gams at ELLE’s Annual Women in Television Celebration in a Mason by Michelle Mason leather mini skirt, Bec & Bridge white crop top and she finished off her look with a touch of red Stuart Weitzman pumps.

keke palmer outfit 2014

Her makeup was simple with a pop of red lips. Cute!

keke palmer makeup and piercing

keke palmer in leather mini skirt 2014

keke palmer piercing 2014

Other noteworthy looks at the event:

Nene Leakes

nene leakes 2014

nene leakes portrait high res

Tracee Ellis Ross

tracee ellis ross 2014

Laverne Cox

laverne cox

Katie Lowes

katie lowes in white bcbg dress

katie lowes 2014

Samira Wiley

samira wiley

Xosha Roquemore

xosha roquemore

xosha roquemore

Meghan Markle

meghan markle 2014 makeup face portrait

meghan markle 2014

Maria Menounos

maria menounos 2014 crop top

maria menounos

Nazanin Boniadi. Who remembers her from Homeland?! Gorgeous!

nazanin boniadi

nazanin boniadi

Malin Ackerman

malin ackerman makeup 2014

malin ackerman in orange dress

malin ackerman eyes

Yael Stone

yael stone 2014

Odette Annable

odette annable 2014

odette annable 2014 crop top

Bella Thorne

bella thorne

bella thorne

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

jenna dewan tatum in ruffle peplum cream strapless dress

Mindy Kaling

mindy kaling

Claudia Lee

claudia lee

Emmy Rossum

emmy rossum 2014

louboutin bridal heels

Lydia Hearst

lydia hearst 2014 black cut out dress

Alexandra Daddario

alexandra daddario 2014

Emily Wickersham

emily wickersham

emily wickersham

gold pearl embellished designer clutch purse bag

O.T Fagbenle

o.t fagbenle

Who were your faves?

Enjoy your weekend!

Love & Light xx

Lydie