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Our Faves Looked Hawt Rocking the NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet

I am not gonna lie, I love awards shows for honoring talent, and the contributions of masters in their craft. But I do love the red carpet as well.

And tonight’s NAACP Image awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on Friday, February 5th did not disappoint.

In addition for mom-to-be Chrissy Teigen, and other Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums like Eva Marcille, Kerry Washington and Cree Summer, there were other fabulously styled moms we’ve covered in the past.

Jada Pinkett-Smith and Taraji P. Henson were knockouts!



So pretty was Jada Pinkett-Smith in this blue belle gown.

Extra TV Host Tanika Ray hid bump well in one shoulder crimson gown (PHOTOS)

We see Extra TV’s New York correspondent Tanika Ray has managed to keep secret the fact that she is very pregnant for a while. The news got exposed last week during the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon in West Hollywood when Essence.com published a photo of the great Oprah Winfrey snuggling on the mom-to-be’s baby bump. 
Ray proved the power of clothes as you could barely notice the belly days prior in the BCBGMAXAZRIA Kristine One Shoulder Evening dress she wore to the NAACP Image awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on February 22, 2014.
Ray with singing legend Chaka Khan.
Ray, who is sometimes seen on  HLN’s Showbiz Tonight, was glowing in a pink and blue bump hugging print maternity dress and shared loads of photos of the event on her Instagram page.
No public announcement yet on how far along she is neither who is the father of her child. 

Congrats!

Ray with style maven and BravoTV host Bevy Smith with fashion blogger The Curvy Fashionista 

Photos: Essence.com, Instagram, Zimbio, Getty

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45th Annual NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Fashion: Kerry Washington & others who wowed (PHOTOS)

Last night, some of our current and past Bellyitch Bumpwatch and other moms hit the red carpet to the  45th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on February 22, 2014.
Scandal actress and first time mom-to-be Kerry Washington stunned in a custom Thakoon NY dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, a brada clutch and Suzanne Kalan ring. 
The  and her cast took home the award for the Outstanding Drama Series award.  She looked stunning pictured with actors Tony Goldwyn, Scott Foley, Columbus Short, Katie Lowes, Darby Stanchfield, Joe Morton, Bellamy Young, and Guillermo Diaz,

Idris Elba, Best Actor nominee for  Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom  and Dad-to-be and with girlfriend Naya Garth, looked dapper in a fitted tux and Louboutin “Dada” flats while posing with 2014 Award season “It” girl actress Lupita  Nyong’o of 12 Years A Slave.  Elba won the award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for his role in Luther
 Nyong’o took home the Best Actress award for her role in that movie award and  looked amazing in a plunging neckline burnt orange Givenchy  pre-Fall 2014 gown with matching sandals and box clutch from the designer with her hair in a parted afro-puff. She acceneted the look with an H. Stern gold cuff and dangling earrings. 

A more recent Bellyitch bumpwatch mom Nia Long was nominated for her role in House of Lies and wowed in a jade green  Nicole Miller halter gown Brian Atwood heels, a Salvatore Ferragamo nude basket-weave clutch and Danielle Queller earrings.

 

Our winner for best body winner actress Regina King, who was nominated for outstanding actress in a drama series, turned heads in Michael Costello, who seems to be the go-to designer for Black Hollywood but seemed to miss in this ill fitting black mermaid dress that looked to constrain the SouthLAnd  star’s toned torso too much.

We have covered mom and soon-to-be surrogate TV personality Sherri Shepherd of The View in the past and last night she worked magic in an off the shoulder shimmery Carmen Marc Valvo gown. The unexpected blue nails were a plus, with the statement accent pieces. 
One of the very first moms we featured for being the first to have a reality TV special following her pregnancy, singer and actress Brandy Norwood, won the  Image award for “Best Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series” for her role on BET’s The Game.  She looked darling and sexy in a black cut out dress during the non-televised dinner show and again the next day during the televised portion of the show in a Jean Fares Couture black lace embellished gown with nude lining.

Even though she didn’t win for her wonderful and talented work in The Butler, advice mom to the world, Ms. Oprah Winfrey looked dazzling in her burnt orange dress while paying tribute to the late Nelson Mandela who we lost earlier this year. 

photos: Zimbio, Getty, PopSugar, RCFA

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