So, obviously my invitation was lost in the mail. I mean, that’s the only logical explanation as to why I was not at the Ebony 100 Gala, which was last night, in New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center. But, me being the bigger person, I will not hold grudges. I will be an adult and move on and talk about what really matters: what people wore on the red carpet.
Amy Dubois Barnett- Nice color, nice makeup, nice hair. Keija Minor Berry Gordy- The tie sucks, but his smile makes up for it…..a little. Rhonda Ross- Lovely dress, hair and accessories. Lee Daniels- Looking good. Suit could stand to be a little more fitted. Jessica White- Stunning woman, but the dress, hair, and the makeup are just a shade too severe.
Carla Hall- No. Just no. Desiree Rogers- Too much tulle, not enough pretty. Cynthia Rowley- I usually love her quirky style, but this is just bad. Eskedar Gobeze- Maybe she was trying to channel Marilyn Monroe, but between the stockings and the shawl made of children’s tears and bunny fur, it was not good. Mellody Hobson- Too cutesy for a grown woman. Marcus Samuelsson- Too. Much. Going. On. Can’t focus. Rachel Johnson- With such great stature, she should have chosen a better color than “preschool puke brown”. Pauletta Washington- Separately, maybe I could like the hair, the purse, and the dress. But all together, it looks like she’s trying too hard. What’s with the stockings?
Jermaine Jackson, Randy Jackson, Marlon Jackson, and Tito Jackson- Well done dudes. Well done. LaLa Anthony- This dress is amazing on her body. The hair and makeup look elegant and simple. Magic and Cookie Johnson- His graphite suit is MONEY and she look SLICK in her black dress. Nick Cannon- Love Love Love brown with pink and fuschia. The patterned suit against the floral tie and pocket square scream Gentleman. Well done. Kimberly and Tyson Chandler- He’s a tall drink of water in his suit with the skinny tie. And she looks elegant and poised. Beautiful couple. Van Jones- Great smile (check), Great suit (check), Great tie (check). Slow clap all around. Victor Cruz and Elaina Watley- I like a man who thinks outside the Black Suit Box. This is a great color choice for him and Elaina looks cute in her dress and (I Want Those Shoes) heels.
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