Stylspiration: BET Awards 2016

This years award show definitely had its high moments and its lows but the one thing that consistently captured my attention through out this 3 hour & 45 minute show….were the varying ensembles.

I didn’t too much get to catch the red carpet fits due to being preoccupied with grilling sunday dinner but by the time the actual show was set to begin I took my place on the couch and took in all that BET had to offer.

Before I get into the clothes, let me just say…

1. BEYONCE…simply iconic and paired with Kendrick was an awesome opening performance.

2. JESSE WILLIAMS was the real MVP of the night with that beyond inspiring heartfelt acceptance speech.

3. BILAL….Boy, where you been???

Now as I am continuing on this journey of learning my personal taste and developing my style these are some of the looks or pieces from looks last night that caught my eye…

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I really like Karreuche Tran and I am happy to see her successfully creating an identity for herself outside of Chris Brown. Folks love to put you in a box and keep you there but she is certainly making a name for herself. Beautiful as always.

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This red jacket JD got on is fly. I can easily see it being a unisex piece. What would you pair it with?

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This bomber jacket Alicia Keys wore was dope to me. Clearly I have a thing for the color red and jackets.

Also let me just say I too was one of the many that started falling out of love with Alicia’s music for a while but with this “In Common” record and her perform last night Im falling back in like with her music. Sometimes people can be so hyper critical of artists and quick to criticize before even trying to appreciate the art.

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Tori Kelly and these purple pants are quite adorable but i can’t help but to think not everyone would be able to pull this off.

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“Nothing can stop me I’m all the way up!!!” Mrs. Reminisce, herself is always on point these days.

“She’s your Queen to Be….” Gabby is so NUBIAN.

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I have a whole new respect for Taraji. She has come a long way as an actress since the Baby Boy days… don’t misread this as shade…Im simply acknowledging her growth within the industry. This a bit of a popular look last night too. The sheer skirt, dress look is clearly trending.

Ms. Janelle Monae can do no wrong in my eyes. Even if she did recreate the assless chaps.

Flawless. Beautiful.

What were some of your favorite looks of the night? Do you think you would be bold enough to rock any of the above mentioned?

Mohna Lyssaa

 

Stylspiration: Janelle Monae

There is no denying the class, beauty and elegance of Ms. Janelle Monae. I’ve been a fan of hers since the “tightrope” days and have been spending a lot of my days lately oooh-ing and ahhh-ing over her style as she has begun to step away from the tuxes a bit, yet staying true to the primary colors of Red, white, and black. These i recognize as her signature colors the same way Lisa Raye is in a committed relationship with White.

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And let’s just take a moment to acknowledge and admire this gorgeous Goddess Braid…

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