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Who even knew the Billboard Music awards was taking place last night? I woke up to a the headlines slapped across the Daily Mail this morning and I was like okay, it’s time for a red carpet review I guess. Continue reading “Red Carpet Review: The 2016 Billboard Music Awards”

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8th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Award season is just getting started and my fingers are tense with excitement to write about who wore what. The Oscars will take place on Sunday 22 February and after the show will be the numerous after parties. But before the show, there’s still a lot of partying going on. Lawd, do these people ever snooze? I hope not, their life my entertainment, eh. 😉 I love nothing more than a black women ball. The 8th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon went down a few hours ago. Let’s dig into the ‘fits of the evening: Continue reading “Red Carpet Review: 8th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon”

Happy last week of July!

Last week was a quiet one for ABY. But not this week! I’ve got a lot of exciting posts lined up starting off with hot looks from the weekend. Who sizzled and who fizzled? Let’s find out.

Jada Pinkett looked smashing while carrying a bat in a sexy crop top and distressed skirt ensemble at Comic-Con. Can I look this hot at 42 please God??!

The Jenner sisters looked hippy cool at the PacSun collection launch. Kendall Jenner styled leather pants with a print kimono while Kylie Jenner opted for a crop tie tee and destroyed jeans. Kylie is slowly becoming my favourite Kardashian-Jenner fashionista.

Beautiful mummy to be, Kelly Rowland ran a few errands wearing a Marilyn Monroe printed sleeveless tshirt, denim shorts and red lips for effect. Pregnancy suits her. Cute!

Mel B is one hot mama! She donned on a black spaghetti strap dress by L’Agence for her appearance on Tonight With Jimmy Fallon. £520 Yves Saint Laurent Jane ankle strap sandals perfected her look. Simplicity is key. She looks stunning.

The cami dress stays winning. Model Lindsay Ellingson knocked it out of the park at ‘A Most Wanted Man’ première in this sleek, chic and simple but stunning £395  flesh tone cami dress with a leg slit by Nicholas.  The dress couldn’t have matched her skin tone more. This is gorgeous.

Black and dark colours are popular this summer. Kat Graham skewed sultriness in a Bec & Bridge navy crop top and below-the-knee pencil skirt styled with Jimmy Choo accessories at Entertainment Weekly’s Annual Comic-Con Celebrations. Red printed pumps added colour to her ensemble. 

My fairy godmother, Angela Basset worked a fringe cut at the event in a print skater dress. Yes, woman!

 

Rocsi Diaz also attended the event and opted for a check pattern crop top, white pencil skirt and nude pumps. Nice.

Rutina Wesley was all toned up in black bralet and high-waisted trousers combo. A side braid completed her look. Pretty girl.

Aisha Tyler looked elegant in a black pencil dress with lace trimmings. 

A brightly smiling Vanessa Hudgens turned heads at the Young Hollywood Awards in a white Badgley Mishcka SS14 wide leg trousers and a denim coloured crop top. I’m not here for her nails but she looks cute.

Bella Thorne donned a cream dress and metallic peep toe heel sandals. I love that dress and her makeup game is strong!

Mishael Morgan wore a mesh black bodycon dress.

Danielle Brooks has a vibrant spirit and she let it show via her bright skater dress, turquoise necklace and yellow pumps at the awards. Too much going on but I just love her 😉

Maddie Hassen looked cool at the awards in a white peplum detail wrap dress, nude pumps and a pretty pearl necklace. I want this!

Who stood out for you this time?

Stay tuned for more posts.

Love & Light

Lydie xx

 

 

 

 

After the tumultuous and disgraceful match yesterday, I am more than more happy to resume my normal life without no FIFA 2014 high expectations.So yes the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are the first African Nation to be ousted from the World Cup Championship. Instead of loosing with dignity they decided to go out in dramatic fashion. First Alex Song (a professional who should have known better) punches Croatian player Mario Mandžukić in the back with one solid elbow blow . Then the dismal within the whole team itself is displayed for the whole wide world to see when two lions fight each other. Smooth. My Facebook timeline says it all. I rest my case. See you, if at all, in 2018.

What are your thoughts on our team in general?

 

I’m deeply convinced the angry Lion fans caused the Facebook crash this  June 19 2014 morning. Luckily it’s back up and running. Let the rants continue!

 

Well at least ‘diarris God oh’. Michelle Williams lives to sing it. Her latest video ‘Say Yes’ put a smile on my face this morning. Nice to see the old Destiny’s Child back at it again. Loving this tune. Nothing to keep you going like a good ole Gospel tune. Beyonce, Kelly, Michelle get it!


 

It’s sale season guys! The Zara online sale launched at 00:00 today and so far so hmmmm. I was so not ready for it. But whatever. Am sure you were! Go grab all your faves while stocks last on there now.

 

Stay tuned.

Love & Light

Lydie xx

After four years of anticipation, the world cup finally begins today! The games will kick off with a star-studded opening ceremony at the Itaquerão stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. International superstars including Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, and Claudia Leitte will be performing.The first match of the season will be between host country, Brazil, and Croatia. A total of 32 countries are participating in the tournament and are divided into 8  groups as follows:

Group A

  • Brazil
  • Croatia
  • Mexico
  • Cameroon

Group B

  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Chile
  • Australia

Group C

  • Colombia
  • Greece
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Japan

Group D

  • Uruguay
  • Costa Rica
  • England
  • Italy

Group E

  • Switzerland
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Honduras

Group F

  • Argentina
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Nigeria
  • Iran

Group G

  • Germany
  • Portugal
  • Ghana
  • USA

Group H

  • Belgium
  • Algeria
  • Russia
  • Korea Republic

Who’re you rooting for? I’m Team Cameroon (#Team237) all the way. My #Lions got this!

 

Seems like Blue Ivy will be having a new playmate real soon. Auntie Kelly Rowland took to Instagram to announce  she and her hubby, Tim Witherspoon, are expecting their first baby. I’m sure she’ll make a great mum. I could tell there was a certain change and glow about her face at the Think Like A Man Too première! Congrats Kelly!

I'll be stuntin like my daddy…..

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Olivia Pope is back! Well, Kerry Washington is so technically Pope is back 😉 Kerry stepped out for the first time after having her baby about 7 weeks ago. Looking good as always Mrs Nnamdi Asomugha! Kerry attended the Women In Film 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards looking chic in a print dress, fun Louboutin pumps and red lips. Her daughter Isabella Amarachi Asomugha was born on April 21 2014.

 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are on their second honeymoon in Mexico. A few more never-seen photos have been released from their wedding ceremony.

Kim is looking good on that honeymoon;)

 

A selection of Mac Lipsticks have been re-released. Back by popular-demand. Some of them include: Kinda Sexy, Milan Mode, Sweet & Sour, Pink Pigeon, Lady Danger, Sophisto and more. Did you miss out on stocking up the first time? Here’s your chance to grab them. Visit the site to shop the Mac We’re Back range.

 

 

Love & Light 

Lydie xx

 

The ‘Think Like A Man Too’ movie is very much-awaited as fans loved the first one. The cast and crew have been busy looking fab at red carpet promotional parties. One of such went down yesterday and a lot of our favourite actors were on hand. Who wowed and who was underwhelming? Let’s find out:

One of my favourites was Gabrielle Union who polished in a black lace crop top and matching skirt. A sleek bun and red lips completed her look. The crop top look has been done to death but this is refreshing.

The beautiful Taraji P Henson was a bombshell in a low v-cut print dress and Spring perfect lips. Get into that smize. Hot!

Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams were inseparable as they held hands at the première. Kelly is glowing from her recent wedding! She kept it simple in a black trouser suit, Tom Ford lock heels and a cropped cut. I liked Michelle’s white print floral peplum dress and cute pumps. They both nailed it.

Lala Anthony went for sultry in a sexily draped black maxi gown. Lala usually looks good. Maybe it’s the hair but I wasn’t feeling this. What do you think?

Her husband Carmelo Anthony also sported black.

Meagan Good looked great yesterday at the photo call. Unfortunately I can’t say the same for today. Her white sheer floor-length halter neck dress with a keyhole feature by Michael Costello looks okay and it could be the fault of terrible lighting but that make-up is a miss. Her husband DeVon Franklin looked dapper as usual in a grey suit.

Keke Palmer wore my favourite colour. Her yellow cut out Cushnie et Ochs dress was a top notch look in my book. She paired the dress with metallic Louboutin pumps. Chic. Loving the plum lips too.

Regina Hall looked fabulous in a print blazer and matching shorts. Her neon pink lips and cute heel sandals added flair to her fun combo. Another favourite. YASSSS!

Leave it to Draya Michele to make a simple LBD look so sexy. Werk girl! She paired her dress with the coveted £875 Laser-cut Louboutin Impera Pumps .

Keri Hilson layered a white tailored blazer on a bralet and tailored shorts combination. No faults here.

 

She’s still got it! Mary J Blige looked snatched in a black on black ensemble.

Eniko Parrish came to support her boyfriend Kevin Hart who donned a cream suit. Eniko was beautiful in a pink strapless dress and matching lips. I liked.

Jenifer Lewis was flawless in all white.

Naturi Naughton wore a bodycon blue mesh insert dress. Nice.

Vivian Brenda stunned in a green floor-length dress. Beautiful.

Golden Brooks also tried the crop top trend in a white lace on white lace ensemble. Did you like this? The shoes need to go BTW.

Hello dreamy eyes…Michael Ealy provided a dose of eye candy.

Terrence J looked dapper.

Romany Malco brought it! The fitting of his suit is everything.

Floyd Mayweather tried on a suit in a metallic hue for size.

Who took your fancy? Gabrielle Union, Keke Palmer and Regina Hall looked amazeballs.

Love & Light

Lydie xx

 

Kelly Rowland was spotted in a sultry deep back baring black gown that hugged her toned bod at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party . The sexy songstress kept her jewellery simple and donned a slinky body chain.

I’d say is a little daring for me but luckily Kelly has the body to pull this dress off. Verdict: HOT!

What did you make of Kelly’s daringly low back dress?


Other attendees at the party were:

Jessica White in a Nicolas Jebran gown.

Kimmy Kakes

 

These post-Oscar parties seem to be never-ending. Well, stay tuned for tonnes of fashionable flicks!

Love & Light xx

Lydie