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Monday, November 03, 2008

NYScene: Black Girls Rock! Awards

Happy Monday, FB'ers!
Adriana here, still blinded from all the stars at last night's Black Girls Rock! Awards at Lincoln Center in the NYC. First, I had to make sure the outfit was right, knowing I was about to be around some fierce fashion:Then it was off to the red carpet!Susan Taylor, Regina King, BGR founder Beverly Bond, Iman, Teyana Taylor, and Ryan Leslie were just some of the boldface names who worked it for the cameras.
The VIP Lounge was next, where I caught up with some of our favorite stylistas:I asked BGR Award-winner Estelle which UK designer should we all be looking out for and immediately got back, "Jean Pierre Braganza!" She was super-nice and down-to-earth!Fashion Bomb friend Michaela Angela Davis sent tons of love to Claire in Paris, while Veronica Webb dished about her new TV show, "Living Style," on BBC World. "It's a bit like Elsa Klensch's 'Style' and seen in over 200 countries." "Style" is one of my all-time faves--sweet!Malinda Williams (here with friend and fellow actress Vanessa Williams) and I got in some girl-talk about designers. "Rebecca Taylor, Nanette Lepore, and the dresses in the Max Azria high-end line are some of my favorites. I also love big rings, accessories, and pantyhose!"Finally, for breaking into fashion fans, I had to ask superstar stylist June Ambrose what advice she has for stylists looking to make a name right now. "Use your imagination and don't always gravitate towards the obvious. Looks are cyclical--if you work with artists be an outlet for, and an architect of, their reinvention!"
I'm pretty rocked myself after last night but it was completely worth it. Black Girls Rock isn't all parties and stars, though: they do wonderful work empowering young women. To find out more, visit Black Girls Rock Inc.
Thanks to my girl Abby Brew for the photographer look!
I'm out,
~A

8 comments:

Elle Woods said...

love your dress..where from if you don't mind?

AroundTheWorldGirl said...

your makeup looks GRRRREAT! So there to that bloggerhater...
fierce bracelet..yes I spotted it..you know im the accessory queen...and I love spikes. worrrrrk it mang!

Adriana said...

Thanks, ladies! Elle: the dress is Yoanna Baraschi.

Anonymous said...

Claire! Is that you in the blue ruffled dress? You look so dif,and you cut of the locks... Damn Girl I'm a bit jealous you can rock anything and look fab :)

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:45, let me catch you up to speed: Claire is in Paris. Former intern Adriana (pictured) is now covering the NY Scene.

ladyeeboutique said...

You look fantastic Adriana. I knew that was a Yoanna Baraschi dress as soon as I saw it as I almost got the same dress in green. Looks great on you dear! :)

Anonymous said...

Adriana you look fabulous. The dress was so siren & the color look great on you. This was a great, great post. I especially loved your talk with June Ambrose, as a stylist myself that was great. Keep doin it.

Latas,
The Bloggerhater-as aroundtheworldgirl so lovingly called me.

Anonymous said...

adriana you look dynomite girl! but your friend michaela angela davis always looks busted!!!!