Naomie Harris arrives at the ‘Skyfall’ Australian premiere at the State Theatre on November 16, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
NOVEMBER 13: Singer Rihanna arrives at the GQ Men of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont on November 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Actress Cassie Ventura arrives at the GQ Men of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont on November 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
November 9, 2012: : Iman arriving at the Crosby Hotel in New York City for Gato Negro Films & the Cinema Society screening of ‘Hotel Noir’. Mandatory Credit: Roger Wong/INFphoto.com
November 11, 2012: Alicia Keys at at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Frankfurt, Germany. Mandatory Credit: Famous/ACE/INFphoto.com
November 11, 2012: Ludacris at at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Frankfurt, Germany. Mandatory Credit: Famous/ACE/INFphoto.com
November 11, 2012: Rita Ora in the press room at the MTV Europe Music Awards at Festhalle Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany. Mandatory Credit: Famous/ACE/INFphoto.com
November 11, 2012: Kim Kardashian at at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Frankfurt, Germany. Mandatory Credit: Famous/ACE/INFphoto.com
November 14, 2012: Tyral Banks at the ‘Wendy Williams Show’ in New York City. Mandatory Credit: Curtis Means/ACE/INFphoto.com
November 15, 2012: Rihanna performing her second stop on her ‘777’ Tour at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Canada. Mandatory Credit: O’Neill/White/INFphoto.com
November 12, 2012: Shaun Robinson attending ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2’ Premiere held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California. Mandatory Credit: INFphoto.com
November 12, 2012: Judi Shekoni attending ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2’ Premiere held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California. Mandatory Credit: INFphoto.com
November 12, 2012: Tracey Heggins arriving at the premiere of ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’, at The Nokia Theaters at LA Live in Los Angeles, California. Mandatory Credit: Katy Winn/INFphoto.com
November 15, 2012: Genevieve Jones attending a special screening of ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2’ at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City. Mandatory Credit: Kristin Callahan/ACE/INFphoto.com
November 14, 2012: Andre Leon Talley at NBC Studios in New York City for an appearance on ‘The Today Show.’ Mandatory Credit: Roger Wong/INFphoto.com
November 12, 2012: Kandi Burruss at VH1 Morning Buzz to talk about new season of Real Housewives of Atlanta in New York City. Mandatory Credit: Roger Wong/INFphoto.com
November 13, 2012: Chanel Iman arriving at the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards held at Center 548 in New York City. Mandatory Credit: Dara Kushner/INFphoto.com
November 13, 2012: Liya Kebede arriving at the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards held at Center 548 in New York City. Mandatory Credit: Dara Kushner/INFphoto.com
Rihanna, Naomie, Cassie, and Tyra. (Photos: Getty Images)
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Red carpets around the world featured our current crop of favorite starlets and fashion darlings doing what they do best: looking fabulous in over-the-top fashions that few of us can pull off or afford. Movie premieres and award ceremonies, two of the biggest events that spur A-listers to bring their A game, abounded this week giving us plenty of amazing eye candy and style inspiration for the week to come.
Rihanna made a big splash this week, as usual. She attended the GQ Men of the Year issue celebration in a sultry red slip dress by Calvin Klein, letting her slim, toned body speak for itself in all its glamour. Another pop favorite, Cassie, turned up at the same event in a much more dramatic, one-shoulder dress by Anthony Vaccarello with futuristic accents that complemented her skrillex haircut.
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Rihanna’s new perfume, Nude, is also set to launch next week on Black Friday. In the meantime, she gave fans a peek at her nearly-nude body while performing this week during her 777 tour in skin-toned baggy khakis and a push-up bra, mixing lingerie and menswear. Say what you will about her, she is always taking fashion risks and injecting fresh energy into her style.
The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards gala — a major night in fashion — also brought out models Chanel Iman and Liya Kebede. Iman strutted in a golden gown and upswept hair giving her look a ’20s vibe, while Kebede stayed starkly modern in a daring, translucent Proenza Schouler frock. They were definitely the style stars of the night.
The MTV Europe Music Awards may not have made a blip on this side of the Atlantic, but that did not stop African-American luminaries from hopping over the pond to soak up some of that continental limelight. Alicia Keys and Ludacris kept it fresh and clean in fun clothes fit for a music industry fete.
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 brought out more black stars than one would imagine, in particular newcomer Tracey Heggins who plays Senna in this latest installment of the vampire saga — and an Amazon. At the Los Angeles premiere for the film she looked delicious in a blood-red strapless number with matching red lips that popped.
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Entertainment reporter Shaun Robinson also got in on the blood-themed fun with scary contacts giving her the eyes of the human blood-drinking “bad” vampires as they are portrayed in the blockbuster.
But perhaps the biggest style star of the week was Skyfall actress Naomi Harris, whose grecian, blue gown and flowing hair looked opulent and regal as she attended yet another premiere for the latest installment of the Bond franchise. The actress looked serene, yet stunning, relaxed and dynamic, in the kind of ensemble that garners attention effortlessly. Nothing is more sophisticated than looking beautiful without looking like you are trying too hard.
Who do you think was the best dressed of the week?
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