Red Carpet Review: 8th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

8th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Award season is just getting started and my fingers are tense with excitement to write about who wore what. The Oscars will take place on Sunday 22 February and after the show will be the numerous after parties. But before the show, there’s still a lot of partying going on. Lawd, do these people ever snooze? I hope not, their life my entertainment, eh. 😉 I love nothing more than a black women ball. The 8th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon went down a few hours ago. Let’s dig into the ‘fits of the evening:

Kelly Rowland layered a plush white coat over lacey white separates and matching pumps. Motherhood suits her. I love this look on her.

Tracee Ellis Ross also opted for all white in a Reed Krakoff for the occasion with a pop of pink to the lips. She’s a stunner.

The beautiful Tia Mowry suited up in a striped vintage tuxedo jumpsuit styled with Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals and a Nancy Gonzalez clutch.

Lupita Nyongo’o missed the carpet but presented at the show in a colourful £995 Peter Pilotto Hendrix Jacquard Dress. She stays winning. love this.

Tika Sumpter: This is a rare sombre offering from Tika but a very stylish one, dressed in Stella McCartney with lace pumps to complement the hemline.

New girl crush alert! Aja Naomi King looked flawless in a white pleated midi skirt.

Jurnee Smollett Bell was also feeling the white theme of the night and styled a simple belted skater dress with printed pumps and bright red lips. Pretty.

Teyonah Parris donned bright emerald hue and modern suiting designed by Project Runway alumni Kimberly Goldson. Love it! She’s a life doll.

Erica Ash also looked flawless in a green maxi tie waist gown. Wow.


Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Carolina Herrera was a sight to behold.

Model Chanel Iman wore a sporty striped blue Jonathan Simkhai Pre-Fall 2015 racer dress styled with braided Brian Atwood ‘Olive’ sandals and a Rodo clutch.

Uzo Aduba cleans up really nice! She was stunning in a floral pencil dress by L.K Bennett.

‘Orange Is The New Black’ actress Samira Wiley worked a crop top ensemble from Azede Jean-Pierre Spring 2015 collection with matching trousers featuring decorative embroidery.

The mother of dramas, Shonda Rhimes looked pretty in a pink ombre effect dress and matching coat.

Hello there gorgeous! Carmen Ejogo opted for a textural sheer pencil dress.

Ava DuVernay is one beautiful lady. Loved her simple floral dress.

All these ladies be looking fine in white! Danielle Brooks paired bright strappy sandals with her LWD.

Garcelle Beauvais was pretty as ever in a  Black Halo dual-colour jumpsuit paired with mint-green sandals.

Regina King has been taking a lot fashion risks lately. She paired a a multicoloured top with a House of CB bandage skirt. Nice.

Laverne Cox kept it simple and classy in a perforated top by Theory and Whistles skirt.


This luncheon had no faux-pas fashion in sight! Who were your faves?

Post to be updated soon with better pics!



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