Mom-to-be Kerry Washington and some of our past Bellyitch Bumpwatch moms and other mothers looked absolutely radiant gracing the red carpet and ballroom of the Beverly Hilton for the Essence magazine 7th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards luncheon.
The event honored Lupita Nyong’o, filmmaker and first African American woman to win the Sundance Best Director award Ava DuVernay and film marketing exec Cheryl Boone Isaacs.
This is my absolute FAVORITE look of all time on Washington this award-season and pregnancy. That cobalt blue Calvin Klein off the shoulder asymmetrical sheath dress matched perfectly with her complexion. The loose ringlets fell perfectly along her face with the matte look and soft nude lips. I loved the simple black Jimmy Choo pumps. And the Emm Kuo clutch set off the look perfectly. She accented the ensemble with an EF Collection ring and House of Lavande earrings. Lovely!
Other red carpet moms bringing the bright reds, roses and oranges included:
|Brandy, Tamar Mowry-Housley, Salli Richardson and Garcelle Beauvais|
Looking fab in White, Black, Grey and Neutrals was …
|Holly Robinson-Peete, Laila Ali, Chaka Khan and Regina King|
Essence had a photo booth on site where guests did cute and fun poses…
|Garcelle Beauvais, Salli Richardson, Regina King and Vanessa Bell Calloway; Niecy Nash, Tichina Arnold does over the top diva; Laila Ali frames the picture and Holly Robinson-Pete gives pretty face time.|
Behind the Scenes
|Kim Whitfield, Angela Bassett and Holly Robinson-Peete take a selfie|
|It’s Uhuru! Well really actress Nichelle Nichols looking fab|
|Awww Oprah hugs TV host Tanika Ray‘s pregnant belly. Cute|
|Tischina Arnold instagrammed fun pics|
photo: Instagram, Zimbio, Michael Rowe for Essence, Starcast, Essence.com