Friday, March 31, 2023

#RedCarpetRoundup (10th-17th November): Lupita Nyong’o, Kerry Washington, Ashley Madekwe & More!

The stars are out to shine as the year rolls towards 2015. And, from Nigeria to Ghana, Uganda and the US, here are the most stylish looks from the red carpet last week;

Sandra Ankobiah at 2014 4syte TV Music Video Awards in Accra Ghana
Pretty fashionista from Ghana, Sandra Ankobiah looked chic at the 2014 4syte TV Music Video Awards, which took place in Accra, Ghana and debuted her fresh pixie bob for the event. We love the look and how elegantly it matched her high necked dress. Such a super-classy cut!

Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji looked utterly graceful at the closing night of AFRIFF 2014, which took place for five days in Tinapa, Calabar. The Nollywood star glittered in an all black sequin dress and that flapper girl-style, ’20s era ‘do? We can’t help but love how it finishes the entire ensemble.

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And wow! This beautiful gown was spied on media personality and actress, Osas Ighodaro, putting nearly all others to shame. Wearing a dress from Ejiro Amos Tafiri’s Resort’14 collection, Osas kept her hair sleek and completed her look with a bronze box clutch that matched the gown just perfectly. The details on this ensemble are just divine

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But going from Nollywood to Hollywood, writer, producer and director, Ava Duvernay looked pretty in a printed look for the premiere of her movie, Selma in Hollywood last Tuesday. The column ankara dress showed off her figure, while the stylish talent topped things off with pointed court shoes and small box clutch. We at SPICE are really liking those deep red, satin cuffs, too.

Uzo Aduba was the lady in red at the Women Who Dare Dinner hosted by Panthere De Cartier And Harper’s Bazaar in NYC. For the occasion, she sported an off-the-shoulder button-front crop top and high-waist pencil skirt from Rosie Assoulin’s Spring 2015 collection in the bold hue. The fit left a bit to be desired here, but I literally could not be happier as I love this designer and love this star’s style even more!
Nigerian-born Hollywood actress, Uzo Aduba was a chic lady in red as she sported an off-the-shoulder, button-front crop-top and high waisted skirt from Rosie Assoulin’s Spring’15 collection. Rocking the bold hued look for the ‘Women Who Dare’ Dinner hosted by Panthere De Cartier and Harper’s Bazaar, the star did well to include nude, pointed pumps and a metallic clutch, as the shade of the dress was just enough stylish noise for us to handle. #Gorge!

Her co-star, Danielle Brooks kept it super sleek showing off her curves at the self help Africa chance ball
Uzo’s Orange is the New Black co-star, Danielle Brooks kept things super sleek last week though, showing off her curves at the Self Help Africa ‘Chance Ball’. The body-hugging black gown showed us all the reasons to love Ms Brooks’ body, with a beautifully-detailed mesh top adding an edginess to the otherwise simple look.

The gorgeous Janelle Monae stuck to her classic black and white color palette in a long sleeve Kate Spade dress accented by a bold black bow detail and Jimmy Choo sandals. Her signature red pout was in stunning effect.
The cutie pie that is Janelle Monae was out in her signature black and white colour palette, rocking a long sleeved Kate Spade dress punctuated by a bold black necktie. We love the other accessories too, with her hat being her crowning glory and her Jimmy Choo sandals adding a dash of fierce. The star’s other trademark, her red pout was also spied, and to stunning effect as well…

Ashley Madekwe went bold at a Private Elie Saab Dinner in a Spring 2015 Lace Detailed Button Front Short Sleeve Blouse and Trousers from the brand:
Nigerian-Irish actress, Ashley Madekwe went bold at a private Elie Saab dinner last week, turning heads in a lace- detailed twinset: a button-front blouse and matching trousers from Elie Saab’s Spring’15 collection. And didn’t she look lovely! Though, we’re not surprised as this star never disappoints with her style.

Lupita Nyong’o looked absolutely radiant as she stunned at Glamour’s 2014 Women of the Year Awards in a white creation from (the always elegant) Chanel. The gorgeous frock features gold embellishments, matching shorts and a structured collar – initially, the look was presented in the Fall 2014 Couture collection. The beaded intricacies are the highlight of this ensemble and they help to add that extra bit of pizzazz. Slay Lupita!
Kenyan Hollywood actress, Lupita Nyong’o was radiant (as always) in white at Glamour’s 2014 ‘Women of the Year Awards,’ sporting a Chanel frock that featured gold embellishments, matching shorts (barely seen under the dress) and a structured collar from the brand’s Fall’14 collection. The soon-to-be star of Chimamanda Adiche’s Americanah looked like a complete princess at the event, and we were once again overly satisfied with seeing what she puled from her wardrobe. Yep, still loving that “Lupita effect”…

Don’t you just love a good print? There’s always a subtle confidence that arises when you don that perfect, detailed piece and our girl Kerry Washington has surely mastered the complex art. The Scandal star flaunted an Oscar De La Renta original – a blue and white jacquard fit-and-flare dress. The stylish actress also uplifted a pair of gold Christian Louboutin heels. Gosh, this woman  is elegance personified. I love it!
And lastly, Kerry Washington reminded us yet again that she has totally mastered the art of wearing print, rocking hers and looking stunning once more in an Oscar De La Renta blue and white gown with asymmetrical hem. The jacquard fit-and-flare dress was completed with a barely-there pair of gold Christian Louboutin heels, though the real piece du resistance was Kerry herself, who kept her makeup simple and hair swept back, revealing a beauty that just radiated from the red (well, blue-green) carpet.

And that’s it for this week’s Red Carpet Roundup – but did your favourite look of the week make it? Let us know via the comments or on Twitter and Instagram using @SPICETVAFRICA.

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