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Fierce or Foolish: Kelly Rowland at Elle Women in Music Event

Last night at the ELLE Women in Music event in NYC, Kelly Rowland rocked the red carpet in a white casual tee, leather skinnies, a pink statement necklace, colorful bangles and black & silver high-heeled sandals.

With her blunt bangs and sleek hair, she wore neutral makeup and peach colored nails for a super casual chic look. I’m used to seeing Kelly much more dressed up!

Thoughts on her outfit and overall look? Fierce or Foolish?

Live From The Oscars 2013 Red Carpet

Similar to the 2013 Grammy’s, we live-blogged our favorite looks from the 2013 Oscars red carpet as they came out. We had a blast chatting celeb red carpet looks with you guys last night on Facebook and Twitter. Here’s a recap of some of our favorite looks. Let us know if you agree!

Kelly Rowland 

Kelly Rowland looks stunning in a Donna Karan Atelier black & white gown. Following the thigh-high split trend, she’s rocking a gown that shows off her amazing legs and her toned arms. This look is a win in my book!

Robin Roberts

Can I say how happy I am to see Robin Roberts back on the red carpet? She’s a Cancer survivor, she’s back and she looks better than ever. Kudos to her. How awesome does she look in this blue velvet gown?

Jessica Chastain

I love how Jessica Chastain exudes Old Hollywood glamour in this Armani Prive gown. It would seem like the color would wash out her pale skin but her vibrant hair color and the red lip makes it all come together for me.


Overall I’m a fan of this dress silhouette for Zoe Saldana. I think it really accentuates her figure. My only qualm with this look is that there’s quite alot going on. From the embellishment up top, to the belt to the colored tiers down below. I think she should’ve chose one embellishment and stuck with it.

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer looked absolutely elegant in a Tadashi Shoji dress. I love how loyal she is to the brand. And she always looks phenomenal! You guys already know I love Tadashi Shoji. I rocked one of his looks for the Essence Black Women in Music event.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence rocked a Dior Haute Couture dress for the big night. I do think this look is a little…bridal. I think the silhouette is beautiful but she might have benefited from a different color. Congrats to Jennifer on winning an Oscar for Best Actress!

Charlize Theron

Another gorgeous Dior gown on the red carpet. In my eyes Charlize Theron can do no wrong. She always looks absolutely flawless. She wore a strapless peplum gown in white, and her brand new pixie cut which flatters her beautiful features so well. Absolutely my favorite look of the night!

Naomi Watts

This assymetrical look on Naomi Watts was really breathtaking. Gunmetal sequins is not something you see often on the red carpet. This dress is by Armani and it fits her to a tee.

Sandra Bullock

See-through and mesh looks were another big trend this red carpet season. I think Sandra looks so sophisticated in this Elie Saab scalloped gown. I wish she had sprung for a bright-colored lip to compliment the look.

Halle Berry

“Halle Berrrryyyyy, Halle Berry!” Everybody sing along now. My jaw dropped to the ground when I saw Miss Halle in this gorgeous look. She’s 40+??? I can’t take. Somebody find out what she’s doing. Because I need to know. This Versace gown is everything!

Jennifer Hudson

Following the thigh-high slit trend, JHud rocked a Roberto Cavalli brocade gown. I really love this dress I just think it’s a little too snug around the waist. Either she needed a good pair of spanx or she needed a dress that had a little more room in the midsection. Other than that, she looks great!

Kerry Washington

Everyone’s favorite Scandal girl, Olivia Po….I mean Kerry Washington…wore a super chic Miu Miu embellished gown. I love the bright color against her skin and the subtle detailing at the top.

Salma Hayek

I’m normally not a huge fan of velvet but Salma has me with a new frame of mind. She looks simply stunning in an embellished Alexander McQueen halter dress in black velvet. Beautiful.

Who were your favorites from the red carpet? Did we miss anyone? Soundoff below!

Photo Credits: E! Online

LBS in LA: Essence Black Women in Music Event

 ”I’m going going back back to Cali Cali….”

Yes yes y’all. Biggie-style, I’m headed back to LA! As you’re reading this, I’m probably boarding the plane with a turban on and my overnight bag in tow. I had to get this announcement out before daybreak though – I couldn’t hold back my excitement!

The Essence Black Women in Music event, taking place tonight, Wednesday February 6th will honor new musicians and style stars Solange Knowles and Lianne La Havas. Hosted by Grammy winner Kelly Rowland and Essence Editor-at-Large Emil Wilbekin, the two honorees will perform live sets for the occasion.

I’m beyond excited to attend as a special guest of Lincoln, who is the presenting sponsor of the event. Lincoln’s all-new luxury midsize sedan, the 2013 MKZ, and the luxury full-size sedan, the 2013 MKS, are the official vehicles for Black Women in Music and will chauffer both songstresses to the red carpet. This is the fourth consecutive year that Lincoln and ESSENCE have collaborated for this chic invitation-only affair. I can’t BELIEVE I’m getting the opportunity to attend!

Follow me at @LoveBrownSugar on Twitter and Instagram for up-to-the minute updates about the event. I’ll be live-tweeting my entire trip including snaps of the red carpet, interviews, celebrity run-ins and last minute fashion & beauty choices before the big night. As of now, I’m still undecided on a dress! Got my shoes though, whoop whoop!

Join me on my second adventure to LA! I’ll be tweeting live updates with hashtag #LincolnRedCarpet - wish me luck! (praying I don’t hyperventilate when I run into my girl Solange)

NEWS: Destiny’s Child Releases New Album

Ok so I don’t usually do this but umm….Destiny’s Child is back y’all! I never really post about music news on LoveBrownSugar but I couldn’t hardly contain my excitement. Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams are joining forces once again to produce new music!

When I saw Beyonce’s Facebook page announce that for the first time in 8 years, the group that made her would be releasing new music, I nearly fell out Baptist-church style. I tootsie rolled. I raised the roof. I did the butterfly. It was a moment. See screenshot below:

I’ve been a dedicated Destiny’s Child fan since childhood. I grew up on their music. As in, as a Junior High School kid I skipped class to head to the FYE store in midtown NYC for their “Survivor” album signing. Waited on line for 7 hours and then proceeded to cry when Beyonce shook my hand. Yeah, that dedicated…

The album is set for release on January 29th, 2013. It’s available now for pre-order at Amazon HERE. The album’s title is “Love Songs”.
I mean, I can’t wait. I’m still tootsie-rolling. 
Is anyone else a DC Fan like myself? Will you be ordering?