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Red Carpet Glam Moments With YaYa DaCosta, Michelle Obama, Ashley Madekwe, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, & Annie Ilonzeh

The holiday season has bought out stylish red carpet glam moments featuring YaYa DaCosta, First Lady Michelle Obama, Ashley Madekwe, Annie Ilonzeh and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. In need of something fresh to wear this New Year’s, check out these five did it.


First Lady Michelle Obama

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First Lady Michelle Obama wears a strapless cobalt blue Vera Wang dress to attend the 2011 Kennedy Honors with husband, President Barack Obama. From the ‘updo to the drop earrings, Michelle shined. It’s a perfect dress choice for a catered, high class event!

Ashley Madekwe



The British-Nigerian actress/fashion blogger, of the hit ABC series Revenge, attended the 2011 GQ Man of the Year party in a cream Herve Leger cut-out dress with her favorite Prada heels. Her look mixed up edgy and trendy thanks to her black leather motorcycle jacket and flirty Herve Leger dress. This is a perfect look to wear out in the clubs.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie in Burberry Prorsum SS 2012

Rosie in Burberry Prorsum SS 2012

The Transformers star is the latest celebrity to be obsessed with Burberry Prorsum’s African-Inspired prints when she stepped out in a body-hugging high-waisted skirt at the label’s Paris Boutique opening. It’s no surprise Rosie’s wearing Burberry Prorsum as she’s the current brand face for their Burberry Body fragrance. Rosie’s skirt was first seen on model Joan Smalls at the label’s Spring/Summer 2012 runway presentation during London Fashion Week. Rosie’s entire look is definite look to wear on date night.

Annie Ilonzeh

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Annie Ilonzeh hung out with her Charlie’s Angels co-star and friend Minka Kelly at the launch of Micheal Kors Roberston Boutique Launch. There Annie and Minka took a kodak photo with actress Zoe Saldana. If you’re looking something hip and fashion-forward to wear for a fun night out with your best friend, test out Annie’s look.

YaYa DaCosta

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YaYa DaCosta continues to dazzle on the red carpet. Here she pairing a mustard yellow beaded shrug over a black satin column dress at the 2011 Women for Women International Gala at the Museum of Modern Art. If you’re going to add a dramatic flair to your LBD, throw a funky shrug like YaYa. hopes these looks inspire you for your upcoming New Year’s festivities! Happy Holidays!

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Cultural Pose is a look at red carpet events!

Omotola’s Bunmi Koko Moment + Gwen Stefani Rocks Batik at Harajuku Mini Target Launch

Two of the global’s biggest stars – Omotola and Gwen Stefani – put their own funky spin on cultural red carpet style. Gwen opted for the African fashion fabric prints while Omotola channeled a classic, Grecian-inspired look.

Nollywood superstar Omotola was seen in a yummy yellow Bunmi Koko low-cut pleated creation alongside the dress’s creative director Bunmi Olaye. Bunmi Koko as first reported just wrapped up their appearance at New York Fashion Week to fave praise! For those that recognize Bunmi’s lavender and yellow caftan, it made its runway debut via her Allure of the Sirens presentation at this past NYFW! It’s always great to see Nollywood embracing the African fashion scene!

Gwen Stefani wears a black and white batik-inspired pantsuit from her L.A.M.B Spring/Summer 2012 collection at the launch of her new Target children line, Harajuku Mini. It’s no secret that Gwen loves prints. Her past two collections was heavily influenced by African fashion fabrics from ankara to batik. We love that Gwen kept the same hair and the outfit as the runway look.

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Cultural Pose is a look at red carpet events!

Ashley Madekwe Seen at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 L.A. Premiere with Revenge Co-Stars

Nigerian-British actress Ashley Madekwe, star of ABC primetime juicy soap Revenge, was seen in a fire engine red BCBG dress and her favorite Prada heels with her TV co-stars Gabriel Mann and Christa B. Allen at the LA Premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part. 1. Ashley tweeted her red carpet outfit details to her Twitter followers last night. If you’re in love with Ashley’s red carpet outfit, you need to tune in Wednesday nights to see what her character, event planner Ashley Davenport, wears each episode! It’s to die for!

Earlier Ashley was seen in a black and white bod-con dress with a purple quilted, chain bag at the Ermenegildo Zegna and Vanity Fair Event to Benefit the Art of Elysium’s documentary film project. Love her outfit here? Read her blog for daily style inspirations, Ring My Bell!

In related news, Tyler Shields photographed the cast of Revenge in a hip photo-shoot with an accompanying short trailer. The pillow fight-themed photo shoot features Christa B. Allen, Emily Van Camp, Gabriel Mann, Joshua Bowman, Nick Wechsler and Connor Paulo.


Follow Ashley on Twitter: @smashleybell. Reads Ashley’s blog: Ring My Bell

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Cultural Pose is a look at red carpet events!

Cultural Pose: Annie Ilonzeh at the 2011 Primetime Emmy’s

Star of the upcoming ABC series Charlie’s Angels actress Annie Ilonzeh poses on the red carpet with her co-stars Rachael Taylor and Minka Kelly. The threesome were there to present with fellow Charlie’s Angels actress Drew Barrymore. Don’t you like how each lady wore a different color dress?

Former Old Spice guy Isaiah Mutasfa will join the cast of Charlie’s Angels as the love interest for Annie’s character, Detective Angel Kate Prince, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Eye candy AND a rising Nigerian-American on primetime TV makes for must-see TV on my end. While we wait for ABC to debut Charlie’s Angels on September 23rd, check out Annie’s brief appearance on Entourage.


Cultural Pose is a look at red carpet events!