Sunday, February 7, 2016

47th NAACP Image Awards Wrap-up

On Friday(February 5th) the 47th NAACP Image Awards took place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA. to see all of the red carpet looks, click HERE and continue below for the wrap-up. 

Kerry Washington wore a white & black trim VICTORIA BECKHAM draped dress with an deep embroidered neckline. The drape detail is very unflattering on Kerry which is the downfall of her look. NEIL LANE jewelry, an JIMMY CHOO clutch, GIANVITO ROSSI heels and a complimentary up-do completed her look.

Grace Gealey of the hit TV show 'Empire' wore a sleeveless lavender sheer beaded v-neck tulle dress with a matching lavender belt for a cinched. Her dress which was by ZIAD NAKAD looked great on her. JIMMY CHOO silver sandals topped off her look. 

Viola Davis wore a custom white beaded ST. JOHN'S dress with a short train detail. Beauty wise, she went with a side parted short layered cut and a magenta lip which was offset with a kohl rimmed, smokey eye. EFFY jewelry finished up her look.

Sanaa Lathan burst on the scene in a vibrant BADGLEY MISCHKA red halter dress with a chain neckline. Keeping the styling simple, she finished up her look with JIMMY CHOO accessories, D'ORAZIO jewelry and a slick side swept ponytail. 

Keke Palmer wore a strapless CRISTALLINI pure silk lace panel corset pleated gown with split detail. For me, I see so many things wrong with this look. The dress itself seems to sit too low on the bust, the black lace choker should have been left out and the black sandals are uninspiring with this dress. An ATELIER SWAROVSKI bracelet finished up her look. 

Serayah brought sex appeal working a PHILIPP PLEIN FALL 2015 black one long sleeve dress with a cutout bodice and a thigh high split. A colored lip wouldn't have hurt but ahe could have taken this to the next level with a sexy strappy sandal.

Wendy Raquel Robinson wore a DIANA COUTURE bronze beaded tulle halter gown which she styled with an ATELIER STRUT clutch & NOBODY'S JONES jewelry. 

Gabourey Sidibe looked great in a black sequin short sleeve pleated detail dress styled with silver accessories.

Darby Stanchfield wore a sheer silver YANINA COUTURE SPRING 2014 long sleeve sequin tulle dress with a high neckline. I kinda wish she went with a colored clutch but the dress looks great on her.

Tika Sumpter wore a ELIE SAAB RESORT 2015 black & pink sheer lace short sleeve dress. Instead of adding a complimentary pink lip color, she went with a neutral make-up look. A slick ponytail, a black clutch and LIMBERLY MCDONALD jewelry completed her look.

Naturi Naughton wore a GALIA LAHAV long sleeve black lace embroidered dress with a nude underlining. The wide, deep v-necline doesn't work for me here. A red pout & box clutch completed her look.

Kimberly Elise wore a AIDAN MATTOX sequin tulle dress accessorized with state jewelry & silver sandals.

Chrissy Teigen showed off her growing baby bump in a black long sleeve HANEY dress with an embroidered side high split which she styled with a black clutch GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI sandals. 

Jurnee Smollett-Bell wore a STEVEN KHALIL gown which she accessorized with EFFY jewelry. The color in general doesn't work for her but had she went with a complimentary dark red lip, it would have helped.

Tracee Ellis Ross is one of my favorites to watch on the carpet but she did not win me with this look. She wore a black long sleeve RUBIN SINGER RESORT 2016 beaded & sayin panel gown with a center front split, padded shoulders and deep v-neckline. The v-neckline is a bit unflattering and while I do love her natura hair, I just wish she gave us something more on the make-up. This was definitely hef off night.

Credit: StarTraks Photo



  1. I like Viola Davis look. I thought it was Antonio Berardi at first. I also like Darby Stanchfield's look.

  2. I only like Tika Sumpter's look. Never heard of her before but what a gorgeous face and I also love the hair.

  3. Viola did well, although a bit boring, nothing special. Wish Kerry's gown suited her body proportions better(her upper body is a bit too small/short to pull off that top), otherwise it's a well-done look.
    That bodice on Keke looks so cheap and the choker is an eyesore.

  4. Though I am tired of sheer, I think Grace's gown looks beautiful on her - the color especially.

    Viola looks ravishing, as per. I thought the dress was Antonio Berardi as well at first!

    KeKe is a WTF? all the way around!

    Darby is my fave. H2T stunning!

    Tika could have looked good, but her hair and makeup are awful. SO unflattering!!

    Nauri=way too much boob.

    Tracee was my biggest disappointment. She usually kills it, but this was so tacky. I am hoping it's simply a one-off.