Ever since Tuesday, I’ve been in a social stupor. I’ve carried out my daily activities with a heavy heart and I’ve questioned the foundation for which the United States of America was built upon. I’ve also watched as this country violently erupt into what is now a threat to the lives of millions.
But, one thing is clear. Fashion is my fortitude. Writing is my sword. And, peace is etched within my soul. I’m beyond blessed to be able to use my talent for a greater good rather than merely dismissing my God-given abilities. So, today’s article is a bit therapeutic. This is my release from all the turmoil that has engulfed our precious nation. I also pray that I can relieve your mind from some of the everyday stresses that plague or hearts and minds. Thank you for reading!
Now, on a lighter note, let’s hop straight into the week’s most memorable celebrity looks!
1) Zendaya Coleman in Michael Kors
The Annual CFDA& VOGUE Fashion Fund Awards were a welcome highlight to this tumultuous election week! The fashion industry’s best and brightest stars were in attendance including Godiva goddess Kelly Rowland and the chic Solange Knowles. Yet, it was Zendaya Coleman that turned heads in a Michael Kors navy crepe dress with white floral sequin embroidery. The ultra-sleek number also boasts an off-the-shoulder feature, dual side cutouts and a relaxed fit. Cute, no?
2) Winnie Harlow in Roberto Cavalli
Winnie Harlow has quickly become one of my favorite style mavens of 2016! After her striking cameo in Beyonce’s award-winning masterpiece Lemonade, the charismatic supermodel has continued to make some huge strides. For her appearance at the 2016 Europe MTV Movie Awards, Winnie slayed all of our lives in a seductive black lace gown from Roberto Cavalli’s Spring 2016 presentation. The feminine piece combines a boho-lux aesthetic that radiates an effortless sophistication. Without a doubt, this woman is living proof that #BlackGirlMagic comes in all forms, despite the strict (and unrealistic) standards of beauty society set forth. I’m here for every moment!
3) Erykah Badu in Ralph and Russo
Queen Erykah Badu brought her signature eclectic style to the 2016 Soul Train Awards red carpet as she donned a voluminous marigold Ralph and Russo gown, flawless makeup and tons of accessories. I don’t care what anyone says – this woman embodies the true understanding of pinpointing one’s personal style. You’ll never see this songstress rocking what critics may label “on trend” or “in” but, in contrast, you can spot her in a plethora of other stylish duds. I live for her sartorial fearlessness and the fact that she can make an oversized maroon wide-brim hat look like absolute perfection. And, shout-out to Jason Rembert for styling this iconic ensemble!
4) Teyana Taylor in The Blonds
Songstress and dance extraordinaire Teyana Taylor was also in attendance for the 2016 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas last weekend! The fashion fave was certain that all eyes were glued to her as she sashayed down the awaiting red carpet in a lavish sheer textured dress by The Blonds and black Givenchy ankle strap sandals. While raking in over 9,000 like on Instagram, there was no disputing her spot in our Look of the Week feature. Body: on point, face: beat to the gods, hair game: unmatched. She looks amazing!
5) Bonang Matheba in Weiz Dhurm Franklyn
Not many fashionistas possess the genuine ability to make everything they wear look like a million bucks. No, for some, the pursuit of the slay is similar to fighting a constant losing battle but Bonang Matheba’s got it down to a science. The South African girl boss served up fiery perfection in a curve-hugging masterpiece by my friend Weiz Dhurm Franklyn. She accented her bold frock with a classic low bun, matching crimson lips and icy diamond accessories. Let’s be real, it can’t get any better than this, right?
6) Jourdan Dunn in Balmain
And, rounding out of fashionable nominees, we have the lovely Jourdan Dunn. The statuesque supermodel was on hand for the 2016 Europe MTV Movie Awards in a custom sheer detail long sleeve gown by Balmain. After examining this piece, I realized that Jourdan was the perfect muse for this tantalizing ensemble. With such clean lines and an impeccable fit, I’d think it’s safe to say that she was the gorgeous inspiration behind its remarkable beauty. Love it!
Look of the Week featuring Bonang Matheba in Weiz Dhurm Franklyn, Winnie Harlow in Roberto Cavalli, Teyana Taylor in The Blonds and More!
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