Tag: red carpet style

‘The Blackest Red Carpet’: The NAACP Image Awards Celebrated Its 50th Year in Style

Marsai Martin attends the 50th NAACP Image Awards on March 30, 2019 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) The only thing we love more than a blackety-black gathering is one where we’re dressed to the nines—and in its 50th year, the NAACP Image Awards did not disappoint. The Root’s entertainment writer, Tonja Stidhum was […]

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Just When We Thought Us Couldn’t Get Any Eerier, Lupita Nyong’o Rocked Red Eyes at the UK Premiere

Lupita Nyong’o attends UK exclusive screening of ‘Us’ on March 14, 2019 in London, England.Photo: Jeff Spicer (Getty Images for Universal) Lupita Nyong’o takes her roles very seriously. The Oscar winner also likes to play—especially with fashion and makeup, so it’s no big surprise that she came up with a dramatic look for the London […]

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It Takes a (Very Stylish) Village: THR Celebrates the Stylists Behind the Stars

Screenshot: Sami Drasin (The Hollywood Reporter), Jai Lennard (The Hollywood Reporter) Any style junkie knows 2019 was not an awards season to sleep on, and that black talent, in particular, showed up and showed out—not only all season, but all year long, from Black Panther to Beale Street to Sorry to Bother You to BlacKkKlansman […]

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Free Spirits: What Stars Wore to the Other Awards Show on Oscar Weekend

Tessa Thompson poses in the press room during the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California.Photo: Phillip Faraone (Getty Images) Ahead of the intense glam of the Academy Awards, there’s a smaller, more spirited annual recognition of Hollywood’s shining lights, known as the Independent Spirit Awards. But this isn’t […]

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What’s Better Than the Academy Awards? The After-Party!

Gabrielle Union attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.Photo: Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images) If the Academy Awards are the big finish to awards season, the Vanity Fair Oscar Party is the cherry on top. Despite claims to the contrary last week by the […]

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The Best, the Blackest, and the Ball Gown: The 2019 Oscars Were Full of Stylish Surprises

Billy Porter wears custom Christian Siriano to the 91st Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) It started with a ball gown. It may not have been an unusual choice for the red carpet of the Academy Awards, but its wearer wasn’t the usual starlet or ingenue. When […]

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On Oscar Sunday, Guess Where We’ll Be? (Hint: In Wakanda—and on Facebook)!

(L-R) Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Danai Gurira attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Neilson Barnard (Getty Images) Remember last February, when we were basking in the billion-dollars worth of black excellence that accompanied Black Panther? This February may not currently feel as excellent, but we’re looking forward […]

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On Oscars Sunday, Guess Where We’ll Be? (Hint: In Wakanda—and on Facebook)!

(L-R) Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Danai Gurira attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Neilson Barnard (Getty Images) Remember last February, when we were basking in the billion-dollars worth of black excellence that accompanied Black Panther? This February may not currently feel as excellent, but we’re looking forward […]

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As Awards Season Wraps Up, the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Honor Our Magic

(L-R) Honorees Regina Hall, KiKi Layne, Amandla Stenberg, and Jenifer Lewis attend the 2019 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on February 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Rich Polk (Getty Images for Essence) The competition may be fierce for Hollywood’s top honors on Oscars Sunday, but at the […]

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Black, Beautiful, and British: Celebs Celebrate Across the Pond for the BAFTAs

Cynthia Erivo in Vera Wang at the EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall on Feb. 10, 2019, in London, England.Photo: Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images) Our eyes may have been glued to the Grammys on Sunday night in Los Angeles, but on Sunday night in London, England, a different awards ceremony was […]

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Living History: The 61st Annual Grammy Awards Were a Celebration of Iconic Women

Cardi B attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Neilson Barnard (Getty Images for The Recording Academy) Cinderella could never. In the history of iconic glow ups, reality proved far more fantastical than fiction Sunday night at the 61st Grammy Awards ceremony, where the accomplishments […]

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The SAG Awards Tale: The Handmaid’s Tale’s Amanda Brugel Talks #MeToo and Gets Gorgeous for the SAGs

Amanda Brugel attends the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Gregg DeGuire (Getty Images for Turner), Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images), Kevork Djansezian (Getty Images) If, like me, you’ve devotedly watched The Handmaid’s Tale (or sometimes hate-watched, because simulated rapes, hangings, misogyny and […]

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Pregaming, Hollywood Style: Celebs Celebrated Awards Season at Entertainment Weekly’s Pre-SAG Party

Angela Bassett attends Entertainment Weekly Celebrates Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees sponsored by L’Oreal Paris, Cadillac, And PopSockets at Chateau Marmont on January 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Randy Shropshire (Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly) If it’s not already obvious, we love the glamour of awards season, so much so that we not only […]

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Acting Up: The Screen Actors Guild Celebrates 25 Years in High Style

Yara Shahidi in Fendi Couture, Cartier and Louboutins at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, Ca.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images for Turner) Yara Shahidi wasn’t even born when the first Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony took place 25 years ago. But the 2019 SAG ambassador took on […]

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Who, Wear, What: Rate Sunday’s SAG Awards Red Carpet with The Glow Up!

The actor is seen at Cocktails with the SAG Awards: A Behind-the-Scenes Experience on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images for Turner) Red carpet watchers, are you ready for another round? We’re back it again this Sunday for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards! Join The Glow Up’s Facebook […]

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The Critics Have Spoken—Who Were the Best-Dressed Celebs at the 2019 Critics Choice Awards?

Laura Harrier in Louis Vuitton at the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) With the second major awards show in as many weeks, it’s safe to say awards season is officially in full swing. And while the winners of Sunday night’s […]

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PSA of the Day: Stop Asking Women If They’re Pregnant (Because Sometimes, It’s Just a Food Baby)

Tiffany Haddish, looking decidedly not pregnant, attends HBO’s Official Golden Globe Awards After Party on January 6, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Frederick M. Brown (Getty Images) You know what’s really dope? When you’re out here, living your best new-monied life, getting your step-and-repeat and twirl on in a Michael Kors gown (that you could […]

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Before and After: Pre- and Post-Globes, How Do Celebs Celebrate the Start of Awards Season?

Tiffany Haddish attends the Netflix 2019 Golden Globes After Party on January 6, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Tommaso Boddi (Getty Images for Netflix) There’s the glow up—and the get down. And during Golden Globes weekend, celebs were doing plenty of both, whether they were nominees or simply networking. The weekend kicked off Saturday with […]

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The Golden Glow Up: Diversity and Retro Glamour Ruled the 2019 Golden Globes Red Carpet

(l-r) Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, and Michael B. Jordan give the “Wakanda Forever” salute during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.Photo: Paul Drinkwater (NBC for Getty Images) Bona fide blockbuster Black Panther may not have gotten the win it deserved […]

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Back in Black! Awards Season Starts Sunday with the Golden Globes and The Glow Up

Director Ava DuVernay (L) speaks with Dawn-Lyen Gardner at the 2018 InStyle and Warner Bros. 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer (Getty Images for InStyle) Whoo, child… 2018 was a year, Honey. But if there’s one season we look forward […]

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