On Friday October 17th The 4th Annual Black Girls Rock fundraiser took place at the New York Times Center. According to the blackgirlsrockit website, THE 2009 BLACK GIRLS ROCK!’ AWARDS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER HONORED MARY J. BLIGE, RAVEN SYMON, SONIA SANCHEZ, NAOMI CAMPBELL, JANELLE MON惬 DJ SPINDERELLA, DR. MEHRET MANDEFRO.
Regina King and Traci Ellis Ross hosted the event
BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™Inc.’s main fundraising event to provide creative arts programs and mentoring for teenage women of color. In the past, the awards have brought together a cadre of some of the most influential names in entertainment, business, education, fashion, politics and philanthropy.
Honorees Naomi Campbell and Mary J. Blige looked fabulous at the event
A couple of our favorite curvy girls were there representing
RAVEN SYMONE-She has been doing big things since her debut on the Cosby show as Olivia. She is working on a 5th studio album. Her hit Nickelodeon show That’s So Raven has spawned her a perfume deal and clothing line. A few years ago she was rumored to be worth $50Million dollars. She is a true role model for young girls and women. I think the media and the African American community does not talk about or promote her as much as they should. I applaud her for keeping her head on straight without the drugs and alcohol.
When it comes to Raven’s fashion sense, I am on the fence. Sometimes she looks really nice and sometimes, I wanna say, fire your stylist and hire me. As for this dress, I think she looks nice, but, it is a little too long and the suede high boots do not compliment the dress. The draping around the front of the dress looks a little messy. She looks a little Elvira-ish. I think she could have done side swept bangs and she should have smiled in this picture. However, her body looks good in the dress. What do you think about Raven’s look?
QUEEN LATIFAH– Everyone knows this curvacious beauty. I think she looks very chic and trendy. Latifah is always well put together. She rocked a black sequined three quarter sleeve jacket, black zebra print leggings, and a pair of peep toe booties. The queen always manages to look young and sexy.
You see Karl Lagerfeld, you can be plus size and look just as good as the size 0 models you have walking down your runway. In the words of Sean “Diddy” Combs, TAKE THAT!
Are you feeling Latifah’s look?