November 9th, 2013
The who’s who in R&B music,
television, and film hit The 2013 Soul Train Music Awards in Vegas,
sporting looks that certainly turned some heads on the red carpet.
Check out the night’s most notable ensembles:
Jennifer Hudson took it back a few seasons in a Balmain Spring 2012 dress. Hot!
Bridget Kelly had one of my favorite looks of the night in a sheer embellished gown.
Like Bridget, Toni Braxton also opted for a sheer gown, giving her nude number an autumnal color boost with dark lips.
More sheer gowns! Ashanti was another stylish star who bought into the trend for the night in a piece by Reeve.
Malinda Williams kept her hair and makeup minimal to let her black and white number play centerstage. She’s always a vision!
Janelle Monae always makes black and white interesting and she anchored her look in the classic color palette with $925 Jimmy Choo Fey Sandals. Simply gorgeous.
Keisha Knight Pulliam went bold in a blue, curve-hugging frock and black patent leather pumps. Hot!
I live for Faith Evans (as you might have guessed) and she looked fab in a $2,690 Hervé Léger Print Dress and Giuseppe Zanotti Cutout Sandals.
Michelle Williams chose a Leila Shams dress for the evening.
Beautiful couple Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe did some coordinating in shades of grey, black, white, and lavender.
Alicia Quarles never fails to look polished! She paired a Catherine Malandrino jumpsuit with a BCBGMAXAZRIA leather belt, and a $480 Sunita Mukhi Amelie Baby Pink Envelope Eye Clutch.
Tyrese and Tank provided my weekend dose of eye candy in black suits.
I wanted Tristan Wilds’s leather inset shirt for my own closet!
Vivica A. Fox slayed in a Roberto Cavalli dress and a shimmering necklace from Barclay’s Jewelers.
Chrisette Michele perked up her $402 Alice + Olivia Gia Leather Bustier Dress with red lips and red suede Christian Louboutin Suede Daffodile Mary Jane Pumps.
K. Michelle looked quite beautiful in a high-neck lace gown.
Sevyn Streeter opted for a v-neck lace flare dress, while her former
RichGirl bandmate Kristal Lyndriette gave some edge to an all-black look
with a silver, armor-inspired crop top.
Lil Mama gave an entirely new meaning to “boots with the fur”. On another note, her hair colorist is putting in work!
Charli Baltimore is back! The rapper showed off her blonde hair in Christian Louboutin Pumps and a $1,420 Balmain Wool Mini Dress.
In another blast from the past, Jon B. was also on hand at the awards
show. I won’t lie: I still have a crush on him! Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake pay homage!
I haven’t seen Keith Sweat for quite sometime and he offset an all-white ensemble with a velvet jacket.
It was all about black leather for Hollywood ex Shamicka Lawrence in a form-fitting trimmed dress in the edgy material, a Chanel mini bag, and $545 Aquazzura Amazon Lace Up Sandals. Pretty no?
The Hollywood Exes were clearly in attendance because Sheree Fletcher was also spotted at the awards show in all-black.
Like Keith, Bobby Valentino also chose red velvet, brightening his look with silver Maison Martin Margiela high top sneakers.
Comedienne Sommore is absolutely gorgeous and I usually live for a
jumpsuit, but I couldn’t get on board with her long, puff-sleeved
Queen Psychic Mother Dionne Warwick graced the awards show with her legendary presence in black and gold.
Mr. Biggs aka Ronald Isley mixed textures in a leather lapel velvet blazer and Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal Stripe Loafers. Can you believe he’s 72? He looks great!
Closing out the night was Jazze Pha and Jevon Sims who like so many of the men opted for red.
That’s all folks! Did anyone’s red carpet look impress you?