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”

Lupita Nyong’o’s First Cover of Vogue

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Great choice Vogue! I’ll definitely be grabbing a copy. Will you?

Read an excerpt here:

…Lupita’s childhood, though privileged, was hardly settled. Her father, Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, a political-science professor, opposed the government of Daniel arap Moi, whose turbulent presidency lasted 24 years. Nyong’o’s brother “disappeared,” and Nyong’o was eventually self-exiled to Mexico, where Lupita was born in 1983. (Her name, in the symbolic Luo tradition, is a play on the word luo itself, which means “to follow,” and Peter is her father’s name, so that run together they suggest “I followed Peter to Mexico.” Lupita also speaks Swahili.) The family eventually returned to Nairobi, where her father continued to face intermittent persecution by the system, which changed with the election of Mwai Kibaki in 2002. He is currently a senator in the Kenyan parliament. He is also, let it be noted, an actor manqué, with a passion for Shakespeare, instilling in his daughter, along with her five siblings, an appetite for performance since childhood. “My family is very close-knit,” she explains. “My aunt, who was an actor herself, would get all us children together to write and perform plays. I loved manipulating my parents’ emotions.”…

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Read the full article here.

Images – Vogue

It’s Spring and the sightings are getting more colourful, fun and bolder!

Today’s hot sightings include a mix of casual and high end sightings. Who sizzled and who fizzled? Let’s get cracking!

Lupita Nyongo’o made a great comeback after her latest flop at the CFDA 2014 Awards. Homegirl was shining like a morning star on Day 1 of the 2014 Maui Film Festival At Wailea. She paired a bold Calvin Klein tri-colour pencil dress with a pair of colourful strappy heel sandals. Colour blocking well done. Every element is working for Lupita here. No hair extensions, no bright eyeshadow. Just Lupita. I love this.

Emma Roberts was also at the event and I was in love with her white crochet bralet and matching pencil skirt. Adorable. By the way I need to visit this place! Everyone’s looking nice and tanned in crop tops and bold colours 🙂

It was all about bold colours for Solange Knowles too (can you tell it’s Spring???!) as she effortlessly worked the Gucci Beauty Launch event. A pink fitted blazer and matching cigarette trousers were on tap for Solo. She can do no wrong. J’adore. 

I want Hannah Bronfman’s dress! What cuteness 😉

Beyonce’s also in the mood for pink! The Pink Panther came out in her true colours as she stepped out for a date night with the hubby. I liked this.

She’s not in the mood for nude! Rihanna donned on a heavy black on black leather ensemble for a Paris charity event. She’s giving them. Fashion chameleon!

She later changed into another outfit for the evening. I love it.

 

It’s been warm down in London for the past few days so naturally the colourful ‘fits came out at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Mollie King, Rochelle Humes and Vanessa White of The Saturdays looked amazing as always.

Samuel L Jackson showed up and out in an aqua suit. Serve Samuel!

Britain’s Got Talent judges Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon looked pretty.

Emma Willis was a bundle of sunshine in her bright maxi skirt and top combo.

And the book promotion continues! Kylie and Kendall Jenner looked all grown up as they stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Kylie opted for print top and black skirt. She later changed into a striped dress, biker jacket and her favourite Aquazzurra sandals. I love her hair.

Kendall Jenner looked chic in a black bustier top and pencil skirt which is a contrast to the turquoise trouser suit she donned yesterday. Expect to see a lot of their fashionable moments during this book promotion.

Meanwhile, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney look casual as they go out for a sisterly walk in NYC. Damn, Khloe is in flats and she still looks so tall next to Kourtney in heels.

There you have it. Who wowed you? Who dared not?!

Love & Light

Lydie xx

Happy new month ABYers! As we step into a new month, I pray that you achieve your goals, set even higher ones, find happiness, stay healthy and remain as closer to God as ever. May you have a richly blessed month. Sealed with riches.

I’ll start off this Monday by recapping some of our favourite celeb looks from last week and over the weekend.

Say what you want about Beyonce‘s new braids but she knows she looks hot in them! She posted even more pictures on her Tumblr of her latest adventures. She was spotted leaving an office building in Manhattan in a Mary Katranzou slipper print dress. The belted waist seems to be latest trick. To whit, she added a crop print belt to the dress. A statement necklace and croc bowling bag completed her look. You feeling this?

She later smized in a blush pink Burberry ensemble. Again, she featured another belt. 

Her looks have been vanilla lately but I’m so digging this yellow maxi with a front slit she wore while having fun with baby Blue. Cute!

Newly weds Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West were spotted on their way out of their hotel in Prague, Czech Republic, after attending their friends’ co-bachelor party the night before. The couple looked white hot! Get into Kim’s dark lips on that white ensemble. HAUTE! 

 

 

Kanye’s expressions always has me in stitches. LOL!

 

Draya Michele looked fresh in nude ‘fit at her Power Lunch event. This look is parred down and yet very sexy. What’s not to like??

Karrueche Tran partied it up in a chic black bralet paired with black trousers. A pop of yellow pumps and a healthy glow gave her look life. 

Adrienne Bailon was at the Fresh Air Fund Honouring Our American Hero in NY. I loved her lace dress and Valentino rockstud heels. 

I also loved her take on a white on white ensemble at the 2014 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfronts. Need me a shorts suit pronto.

June Ambrose was also in attendance and looked très chic in a strapless print dress and flawless makeup.

Mariah Carey reminded me of Tinkerbell in her blue glittery gown featuring a V-neck which allowed for an ample display of cleavage. More is MORE for Mariah.

Tonto Dikeh looked good in a floral print dress as she stepped out for the première of their new movie ‘Musical Whispers’.

White has so been winning this season. Yvonne Nelson gave white a go in a cigarette trousers, a cute blazer and casual flats. I can dig this.

My Pretty Little Liars got together to celebrate 100 episodes.

Shay Mitchell is one stunner. She looked hot in a black cut out dress.

Ashley Benson was pretty in a  white dress.

Lucy Hale paired a crop print top with a matching skirt. Makeup was on the money.

Troian Bellisario was trendy in a white dress with lace and laser detail.

Camilla Belle looked prim and proper in a mint green dress at a Gucci event in Brazil.

Lupita Nyongo’o was the lady to behold at the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Liberty State Park on Saturday in Jersey City. The Oscar-winning actress wore an Alexander McQueen black and white dress. She added a hat and wedge heels for full effect. Love this?

Shanina Shaik was one of my favourites at the event in a white  lace low cut jumpsuit with scallop detail. To die for! Plus she’s gorgeous 🙂

Dakota Johnson was also spotted at the 7th Annual Veuve Clicqot Polo Classic 2014. Loved her look especially her shoes. Cute and comfy!

Serena Williams and her tennis buddy Caroline Wozniacki made waves over the weekend as they showed off their bodies at the beach.

Khloe Kardashian touched down at JFK in style. Her distressed denim was set off by a sexy pair of t-strap heels.

Emily Blunt headed for the ‘Today Show’ in a gorgeous floral dress and pink sandals. Love this.

Nicky Hilton enjoyed a stroll around New York in a Zara floral pencil dress and blue pumps.

I’m always here for Ivanka Trump‘s classiness. She launched her new jewellery collection at a Du Jour Magazine party in Las Vegas. I want her rust coloured silk wrap dress in my closet now!

Country girl Taylor Swift looked pretty as she left the Naruto airport in Japan.

 Whew. So many looks. Which were your top pics?

Kim Kardashian, Shanina Shaik and Draya Michele topped my list.

Have a fabulous week guys.

Love & Light

Lydie xx

 

 

The 2014 Met Gala has the best red carpet show-stopping dresses in my opinion. So I have been waiting for the juicy sightings. I’m giving you the scoop a little late today because it’s my birthday y’all!!! And the Met Gala went down last night so I missed the blow by blow. I haven’t got much time for a detail analysis of the outfits (just too many darn people showed up at the met Gala! LOL) so I’ll just use monosyllabic phrases and adjectives to say what I feel these red carpet looks. Let’s dig in:

Beyonce in Givenchy – Queen.

Jay Z – on point.

Naomi Campbell in Givenchy – She can do no wrong.

Rihanna in Stella McCartney. Body to die for. Love this crop top illusion gown.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in Lanvin – Beautiful.

Emma Stone in Thakoon and Andrew Garfield. Emma has done better but nice still.

Rita Ora- Pout of life. She does her. Imma need this get up for my honeymoon 😉

Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa. This is how to stop the show! Best dressed award.

Arizona Muse – W.O.W!  Put this dress in a museum, I can’t stop staring at it 😉 Someone please make this white, it’s my dream wedding dress ;(

Gabrielle Union – Give me more in the face. Ensemble is cute though.

Solange Knowles – She tried it. On a more positive note, peach looks great against her skin.

Lupita Nyongo’o in Prada. Fun dress. Too much going on in the face area. Could do without the extra afro hairpiece 😦

Joan Smalls – Supermodel. Love that lip honey. Slay.

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La La Anthony – Hot! Dress colour is the bomb.com. YASSS!

Selena Gomez – I love any shade of purple. Yes Selena!

Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta – Wow. That bow stole my heart.

Zoe Kravitz – Sexy grungy chic. Love! And she’s not even trying. #What!

Kendall Jenner in Topshop. I’m warming to her. Kudos to her for looking haute in a high street brand.

Chrissy Teigen – Cute as a button. I just want to stroke those ruffles.

Diane Kruger – Ice queen. Nice!

Nicole Richie in Donna Karan – Over the nightie trend. Usually love her looks but this was not it.

David Beckaham and Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham – Do you Vicky. You are your own business card.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Precious.

Naomi Watts in Givenchy Couture – I like this dress.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen – I can’t. Not today, not ever.

Olivia Munn – Pretty in yellow.

Reese Witherspoon in Stella McCartney – Stella for the win. This is hot!

Kristen Stewart in Chanel – Interesting.

Joy Bryant – It pains me to see such a stunning woman have terrible taste.

Georgia May Jagger and Virginie Courtin-Clarins. Georgia is my girl crush, go figure. #Killembabe 😉

Charlize Theron and Sean Penn – Good looking.

Dita Von Teese in Zac Posen with Zac Posen – Work that dress Dita. I like this! Mermaid couture realness.

Alicia Quarles – Hot dress. She looks a little uncomfortable but that dress is it.

Zoe Saldana in Michael Kors – No hun.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta – Couture fairytale dress. Best dressed contender.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Balmain – When has Balmain ever disappointed?

Jessica Alba – My love, I’m glad you came.

Anna Wintour in Chanel Couture – Vintage.

Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli – My girl.

Blake Lively in Gucci – Stunner.

Reese Witherspoon, Kate Bosworth, Stella McCartney & Cara Delevigne. Stella is DRESSING everyone and she’s doing it WELL. Werk Cara 😉

Is that Melissa Forde at the top of the stairs waiting for Riri?  #youcantsitwithus

Katie Holmes – Frumpy.

Lea Michelle – Okay.

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sari Mercer – Love them.

Janelle Monae – Only Janelle can get away with robbing the Pope’s clothes. I like it.

Giuliana Rancic – Pretty. Makeup could’ve been more natural.

Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera- Pretty

 

Hailee Steinfield in Prabal Gurung – Thumbs up.

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Rachel McAdams in Ralph Lauren – Pretty and subtle.

Gisele Bundchen – Hot.

Dree Hemingway – My kinda girl. Love this dress and hair.

Tabitha Simmons – Surreal. I love.

Liu Wen in Zac Posen – Another stunner.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka – Cray cray.

John Legend – Serenade me.

Bradley Cooper – Beard must be for a movie role. He’s usually hot.

Kanye West – Come back Kimmy. Kanye is missing you ;(

Finally! Those are most of the looks from the 2014 Met Gala which went down on May 5th.

Who were your top looks of the event?

Arizona Muse, Karolina Kurkova and everyone in Stella McCartney nailed it.

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Love & Light

Lydie xx

Lupita Nyongo’o is sporting curls! The new face of Lancome, looked the part in a Spring-perfect Giambattista Valli Fall 2013 Couture floral embroidered flare dress. The blue flowers actually pop out of the fabric which adds to its beauty. Metallic Christian Louboutin pumps and girly pink lips finished off her look.

This girl has a TWA but is more versatile with her styling than I am. Fab! I am in love with this look.

Other faces at the party:

Naya Rivera

Camilla Luddington

Jordana Brewster

Sarah Hyland

Mena Suvari

Kate Mara

Elle Fanning

Katie Lowes

Zoey Dutch

Nina Garcia

Nikki Reed

Troian Bellisario

Aimee Carrero

Who are you loving?

stay tuned for more.

Plus STYLE DIARY returns!!

Love & Light,

Lydie xx