Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jada Pinkett Smith and Keisha Whitaker @ Nelson Mandela's Birthday Celebration




I absolutely adore this peacock inspired dress by Monique Lhuiller on Jada Pinkett Smith. Once again, a garment that looks merely passable on a runway model comes to life on a real life woman. I would never have thought that this particular shade would look so lovely on darker skin. Also, heavens be praised Jada's hair seems to have recovered from her disturbing Foghorn Leghorn period.
I have slightly mixed feelings about Keisha Whitaker's choice here. I've always admired her style and I love the Lanvin dress but I think it would have been nice to see her wear it in a brighter color, like the red version on Lily Donaldson. The black just looks a little too somber for the occassion.
source: Dlisted and DeonDiva

10 comments:

Chic Noir said...

That dress looks beter on Jada. Jada looks like such a lady. I think this color would look nice on Michelle Obama too.

t.miyashiro said...

You're right about Keisha's dress color - still an insanely gorgeous woman though!

lapetitediva said...

I think the dress, minus the feathers, looks cute on Jada, but I prefer the way it looks on the runway model. When I see that dress on the model I feel inspired to buy it, even though deep down, I know it wouldn't look good on me, because I'm much heavier and shorter. On Jada, I just think, "Oh, cute dress!"

I do agree that Keisha should've worn a brighter color. She looks like she's attending a funeral.

sdg1844 said...

Jada looks wonderful. That color compliments her skin tone so well. Keisha is elegant as always, but I agree about the color being too somber for such a celebratory occasion.

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Wanda said...

I love Jada's dress, I think that if the mag's would give her chance she would be a more popular fashionista.

Keisha is very pretty and I wish she would've worn another color. Sometimes she looks so thin and gaunt that I worry if she is okay.

honorhoney said...

Keisha Whitaker is stunning! I am feeling Lanvin lately, I love the cut of that dress. Agree with you that it would've really popped in color.

And hold up - I see your pic there Ms. Cheekbones, what a beauty you are!

Brigitte said...

@honorhoney - you are too funny w/ ms. cheekbones.

@wanda - When Jada feels like it, she can put anyone on the red carpet to shame. She can pull off a lot of looks without looking like a follower.

Kwana said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics. Jada is fabulous in that color.

Asian Models Blogger said...

Wow, that ML dress looks way better on Jada than on the model.

Keisha looks gorgeous in Lanvin. The cap sleeves create a tricky silhouette but in black, they blend seamlessly into the body. Good choice, Keisha!