I think Auntie Maxine likes it! This was one red carpet that wasn’t a hot mess. Tracee Ellis Ross usually has “Best Dressed” on lock at just about any awards show she attends. However, come time for the NAACP Image Awards, she’s got some stiff competition. The attendees of this year’s awards did not come to play and Tracee’s outfit faded into the background. That’s because the red carpet was on fire!
One trend I really enjoyed seeing were the many women wearing natural hair styles. I saw braids, twists, blowouts, updos and almost-afros on the red carpet. One of my favorite looks came from Star Trek and The Walking Dead star Sonequa Martin. I love her soft and elegant updo with a front twist.
Really the best thing about this look are her eyebrows and “you mad?” expression. Well yes, I am a little mad. And this dress is telling me how poor and boring I am in a French accent while simultaneously dismissing me altogether. Well fuck you, beautiful horsey dress! I have the right to exist too you know.
Another woman who came with a “big hair, don’t care” look was Kerry Washington.
She looked stunning from the waist up. Her hair, jewellery and makeup were on point. Too bad the rest of her dress looks like a decorative toilet paper cozy a grandmother might have in her guest bathroom.
Lastly, I have always believed the children are the future. Proving that Whitney knew of which she sang, here comes lil’ mama from Blackish looking all poised and polished! Marsai Martin is 13 years old. 13! She looks like she’s never picked her nose in public once.
She’s earned a Common prayer hands from me.
Please enjoy the some of the other great and several questionable looks in the gallery before, and I lead with Halle Berry who apparently said “fuck it” to wearing panties.