Condé Nast Media Group’s Fifth Annual Fashion Rocks Concert

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Monique Lhuillier gowns, Zac Posen dresses, Cartier jewels, and Lorraine Schwartz diamonds. What could make any celeb-fashion event better? — Music! Condé Nast’s 5th Annual ‘Fashion Rocks’ concert took place last night @ NYC’s Radio City Music Hall. Celebeauties like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Solange, Mariah, Mary J, and much more performed, but the biggest attraction was, of course, the fashion.

ashanti-most improved since last yr by you.

 

Ms. Ashanti is definitely the ‘most improved’, since last year’s event. This year, she rocked the red carpet in an opened-back fuschia dress, with jeweled detailing.

solo-most improved all night by you.

 

Solange was her usual self last night. Always one to “awe” the crowd, with her unusually fashionable style, she arrived in a scary jeweled, feather bolero. She performed in a paper maché-esque dress, and gold mary janes, but it was really cute!

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I did these fashion flashbacks to show the slow progress of these two ladies. Tyra looked like a drag queen-wax dummy, and Mary J should have never purchased that Roberto Cavalli gown. Word to the wise: “Just because it says Louis Vuitton, doesn’t mean you should buy it.”

losers-lil mama y brandy y keyshia cole by you.

 

Brandy wore a dress from Lanvin’s fall ’08 collection, paired with the newly obsessed YSL platform pumps, and Keyshia wore a super-sequined dress, lace bra, and Christian Louboutin heels to the event. Brandy tried her best to work her trash bag attire, and Keyshia looked like she went straight from the night club to the party.

Oh yeah — Lil’ Mama came too.

*silent prayer for her quote, unquote, style*

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 * Enjoy the pics*

 

56 Comments

  1. Fabulous post Fashionista 101. Your “Currently Seeking Stylists” section is hysterical- love it.

    And poor Solange, she always looks a mess to me and my favorite outfit of the night is the one Rihanna performed in- how crazy is that?

  2. Beyonce, No! No more golden bodysuit disasters, no more. You can do better. I like Vivica’s dress. I love Rihanna’s performance costume as well, really looking forward to seeing her performance. I also like Rihanna’s runway dress, has a high fashion feel to it. I like Leona’s dress as well, but I think she could’ve done without the stockings.

    So many pictures, so nice. I have the hardest time buying dresses, they’re always too long.

  3. I’m so sorry but i heard rihanna perform vogue thats a no a hell no
    And now i can see who rihanna is truly coping the Fashion queen miss Grace Jones

    Beyonce is trying to change it up abit but kissing Etta james butt is not gonna make your acting any better sweety just remember dreamgirl diana was not feeling it lol

    Justin Timberfake Next

    Mariah Carey looks nice hope she start getting some stage presence

    Solange A diana ross wanabe and a little grace jones in it didn’t you learn from your sis gosh next

    Ciara i see is going through the janet. era if ya a true tomboy im sorry the sexyness it’s not there same with alicia no matter how much make-up and dresses you wear your still wearing in the the wendy williams voice DIRTY JEANS

    Kid rock get off of my girl Mary she is marry lol

    Tyra what really good your a model and yet still don’t have a your own style step it up

    Ashanti was hot 2001-2002 you was murder goodbye lol i still love ya girl

  4. if beyonce wear one more gold outfit ima grab her hair body slam her on the floor and stopmp on her until she sing ring the alarm in french, and for the new album she gon keep the same look? whoo i wanted to whoop her no way 😀

    You’re right about ashanti best dressed i tought she looked cute she always look cute no way 🙂

    [ahhh i just noticed ashanti shoes what the fudge? no no no no no no no no no]

    Rihanna best dressed? i tought her dress looked like a piece of fabric held by a belt

    I have a huge problem with ciara face she looks like she could use a burger..and some fries… and a shake

    solange…once again one knowles look presentable the other look like she got into a fight with a bunch of bird and they won

    tyra need to stop trying those antm poses

    respect to mary

    i tought keyshia looked presentable

    lil mama need to get rid of the boots replace them by some christian loubourtin pumps get rid of the hat curl her hair have a clear lipgloss get rid of the vest !

    Brandy looked just ugly i’m sorry i love her but no flat hair does not compliment her she need some curls up there

    teyana taylor needs to act more like a lady and dress like one in those kind of events

    mariah i love her i stan for her but she needs a booty

    leona lewis look like she stole her stylist’s man

    vivica a fox the after 50 cent is bad mama

    toodles

  5. HEY IS THERE ANY MEN IN HERE?? AM THE ONLY ONE?? IM A LITTLE ASHAMED BUT ANYWAY, MY GIRL COMMENTS HERE TOO SO…

    I WAS JUS WONDERING Y EVERYONE IS ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT HOW BEYONCE ALWAYS WEARING GOLD WHEN DAMN NEAR EVERY PERFORMANCE MAR J BLIGE HAS ON THIGH HIGH BOOTS. ITS CALLED A TRADEMARK PEOPLE. I THINK ITS THE FACT THAT BEYONCE IS SOO DAMN PRETTY, WOMEN(INSECURE THAT IS) PICK ON HER ANY CHANCE THEY GET. PEOPLE ARE EVEN HATING ON HER FOR WEARING BLONDE HAIR. SHIT, I MYSELF LIKE IT. MY GIRL HAS BLONDE HAIR TOO. I LIKE THE FACT THAT A BLACK WOMEN CAN WEAR SOMETHING BETTER THAN A WHITE WOMEN WEARS THEIR OWN SHIT. BUT I GUESS THATS MY OPINION. I THINK THERE IS A LOT OF HATERS OUT THEIR THAT ARE DARKER SKIN TONES (NO HATE THERE BECAUSE IM A DARK SKIN DUDE) WHO R AFRO CENTRIC AND WEAR THEIR NATURAL HAIR WHO DNT UNDERSTAND AND JUS PURELY HATE BEYONCE BASICALLY BECAUSE, WELL SHES DIFFERENT THAN THEM. SHES BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED. AND ITS NOT LIKE A CIARA , CHRISTINA MILIAN TYPE BEAUTIFUL. BEYONCE IS STUUUUUUUNING. SHES THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IVE EVER SEEN SINCE HALLE BERRY. AND I THINK WOMEN WHO LOOK OPPOSITE OF THAT TYPE OF BEAUTY GET INSECURE AND ANNOYED. I THINK U WOMEN OUT THEIR THAT SINGLE BEYONCE OUT AND TEAR HER APART BASED ON BULLSHIT NEED TO WRK ON UR SELF ESTEEM.

  6. O AND DO U WANT ANOTHER ONE OF MY OPINIONS..

    I THINK RIHANNA IS ONE UGLY NONTALENTED YOUNG LADY. I TOOK MY BABY COUSIN TO ONE OF HER THINGS FOR HER UMBRELLA PROMOTION. WHEN SHE WAS LEAVING SHE HAD SUCH AN ATTITUDE. SHE BARELY WAVED AND SMILED AT HER FANS. SHE ONLY SMILED WHEN SHE WAS IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA ON THAT STAGE. I MYSELF THINK SHE SHOULD SMILE MORE BECAUSE WHEN SHE FROWNS, SHE LOOKS SCARY. IM NOT A FAN OF BIG NOSES AND HUGE FOREHEADS, SO I GUESS IM BIAS. I REMEMBER WHEN SHE FIRST CAME OUT WITH HER WHOLE BEYONCE JR IMAGE. I HOPE YA HAVENT FORGOT ABOUT THAT. RIHANNA IS A CLOWN AND I WILL NEVER BE A FAN OF HERS BECAUSE SHES FAKE AND FULL OF HERSELF.THE ONLY WOMEN SINGERS I RESPECT AND LIKE RIGHT NOW ARE BEYONCE, KEISHA,AND MARY. ALL THE REST ARE JUS BEYONCE REPLICAS, OR BEYONCE REPLICAS THAT TRIED TO CHANGE THEIR IMAGE I.E. FAILING AT THEIR BEYONCE REPLICA(I.E. RIHANNA) BYE MY SISTAS HOLLA AT YA ANOTHER DAY

  7. I have nothing bad to say AT ALL. I am just amazed at how awesome every one of these ladies look! They are beautiful! Even Ms. Carter in her gold-retro-bodysuit! 😆 Amazing! I love seeing so many beautiful Black women representing and I cannot wait to see the performances! 🙂

  8. 2 DSOM –

    WOW! That was a mouthful! Anyways. I feel what you’re saying about “wearing blonde hair better than white women do” — but the rest was silly. I’m [light] brown skinned, not dark, and I don’t wear my hair natural in an afro. A lot of people do hate on Beyoncé, but I think if I saw my mom [or any female I see on the regular] wearing a fully gold sequined/lamé outfit ALL THE TIME, I’d tell her to quit. And gold is not her “trademark” cuz her name’s not GOLDIE, and other people can wear it too, but she goes overboard with that extra gaudy crap! And who cares about her blonde hair? I didn’t think about it until you made that comment but you know what, it’s time for a change! It’s like she was born with that mess. I think she’s just going through the same thing Brandy went through when she’d never take those damn braids out!

    And you sound so ignorant saying, “my girlfriend’s hair’s blonde too!”. Who asked all of that?

    If you didn’t notice, Beyoncé has tried to change her hair color — to black, and to red [recently]. But who even made a comment about her hair color? We’re talking about that mess of a performance outfit!

  9. I think you’re obsessed over Beyoncé too. Saying that everyone’s a replica of her. Is it NEVER okay for another black female to get her a blonde weave. Is it okay with you? No one ever said Bey was try’na look like Lil’ Kim and Mary J. when she came out with that blonde hair, did they?

    I bet your girlfriend looks just like Beyoncé, doesn’t she? LOL.

  10. @dsom

    Don’t come here with that stupid color struck crap. I am a redbone myself and think alot of ya’ll ignorant people need to get out that. It’s called an opinon. People can say what they want. This is a gossip blog. Beyonce is just Beyonce. Nobody special to me. Am I a fan? Yes. But I’m not going to jump down people’s throat when they disagree or bad mouth her. Trust and believe skin complexion has NOTHING to do with opinions. There will always be someone prettier, more talented, and etc., than any female that makes it famous. That’s just how life is.

    Moving on to more relevant things…. Can’t wait to see the show live. It looks like it is going to be pretty good.

  11. Seein’ how Bey and JT are singing a song from a good THREE DECADES ago, the whole gold-retro outfit kinda makes since, dont u think?? But hey, what do I know…..

  12. @dsom

    Please beyonce is very average ok until i see her with no make-up, Big blonde wig then we will know an other thing it’s not saying oh why do black women work blonde hair beyonce was in a era with briney spears christina jessica all blonde hair people so her rocing blonde just made her no different you know.

    Change it up abit damn

    People can go blonde red pink black it doesn’t matter

    But beyonce wearing blonde it’s not saying she rock it better then a white blonde hair female it’s saying nothing really just i love being a blonde for what reason none

    people think beyonce is the chossen one to lead the black singers to the land lol damn everyone who don’t like her is ugly,dark skin,hater,and the list go on

    Shit a lot of people hate on kelly who i always thought look better then bee yes i said it stans find a damn excuse

    Everyone comes to the blog to stae their opinions what just because beyonce is your god lol no one can’t state a bad thing abot her

    She copy Janet jackson at the vma 2006

    The stans said no she was paying homage (did she state this no) and she did it better

    When she was performing the etta james wig before the blogs knew it was a tribute a stan said no she is wearing it for the cancer patients lol did she tell you this?

    Damn calm down stans

    Ya make fans don’t like her like myself

  13. lol @ Kid Rock on my girl mary. All the ladies look great with a few exceptions. Loving Rihanna’s performance outfit. Beyonce’s body looks on point.

  14. Superstar 101: When there’s a crowd of ladies and folks are only talking about YOU, than YOU have arrived! Go head BEYONCE with your bad self! Folks can’t stop talking about YOU! She looks absolutely GORGEOUS in all three outfits! Read the reviews and they said she hit “At Last” out the park!

  15. This is ridiculous, the pure ignorance I’ve been reading in some of the posts around her just make me sick and ashamed of people for lack of them being ashamed of themselves. Some people are just so stupid and delusional that it’s sad. People coming around insulting others because OMG, they don’t agree with them. Especially on minor entertainment topics such as what the hell Beyonce wore. You don’t like it, it’s an opinion. You do, it’s an opinion. That’s it. I get the feeling some people live their lives through these entertainers to the point where they take personal offense is someone doesn’t bow down the way they do.

    Damn, people make it hard to just enjoy the posts and have fun reading blogs. I swear.

    @Dsom: Your ignorance is appalling and hard to ignore. Mental slavery in full force is what your posts represent, and it’s sad. The only people buying into that old skin color ignorance are people like you, looking to judge others by appearance, which is exactly what you did and yet want to accuse others of. Not only that, you go ahead and pass full hatred and judgement on Rihanna. You’d probably piss yourself if someone said the same of Beyonce, you must be an insecure man hating on Rihanna like that. ‘Cause you know…you must be hating on her. Any negativity is hating, right?

    Black women wear blonde hair better than white women…yeah, right, because that’s a natural hair color on most black women. XD

  16. I agree with Talisha 100%, and why are people gettin on Beyonce for wearing her blond hair, if i’m not mistaken it’s her hair her choice of what she wants to do with it. Don’t you other girls decide on how you want your hair to look, well let her! And when she wore the gold outfit her and Justin were paying tribute to the Motown era, some of ya’ll should at leats know your facts or at least waiting till the show comes on before you past judgement on her. Not a good look People.

  17. Why do people act like they’re all innocent, as if they’ve never had opinions b4. You’ve all had your own opinions about the man next door, your boss, the people at the bank, etc. Stop actin’ like Beyonce’s any different. That’s how life is — they hate it, or they love it. People are always gonna think what they want.

    As far as hating on her, no one’s hating. I just didn’t like how DSOM came on here try’na diss all the other black females, as if we all have to live in “Beyonce Land”. Talking bad about dark skinned women and what not. The site’s called BrownSista, so you can’t expect to come on here disrespecting, and not get called out on it.

  18. Can’t we all just get along? Anywho, Shantee, I agree and love all your commentary and categories above! I actually like Solo’s performance dress as well. Keyshia looks like she should be on somebody’s corner or club. No ma’am! Loved the comparisons from last year too! Ashanti looked much better, but I hated the shoes. Thumbs down for Brandy, Lil Mama, and Keyshia, indeed! GREAT POST!

  19. OMG I barely recognized Teyana! She looks like a little girl with the straightened hair!

  20. dsom
    first you are gay so gay so mothafucking gay and i aint had no bizness with gay niggers until you step now i hate them

    second there are so many pretty woman out there so beautiful that you do have to pick on them to make yourself feel better but baby beyonce aint one of them

    three you are in a self hate mood feeling blond hair because that shit remind you off a white chick? get real!

    fourth obviously you are in the whole bey is a goddes galaxy and its okay but don’t be calling nobody nothing cuz that makes you look even gay-er than you already do

    fifth its always the darkest bitch trying to set standards talking about lighter,blonder,whiter

    six get a damn life and get off beyonce clit cause she aint neva gon look at you can you buy a pair of loubourtin? no so bounce

    rihanna is so much beautiful than beyonce its not even funny anymore bey was there before rih and when she started cd broke it stage it whatever rih was still thinking about how to dress her barbie doll so for a self proclaimed “man” you is one bitch ass hater you wanna get down and dirty about looks? since when having caterpillars eye brown a made up nose wearing booty pads and having a stank breath make a woman pretty and sexy? i can go on and on about baldyoncé and what would that makes me ? a hater that can’t give no one props so shut the fuck up and go play on xtube or some shi-t

  21. It’s time I put my foot down on this site. The cursing and vulgarity that goes on in many of these posts must stop, will stop or the offending posters will be asked to leave. If you can’t comment without the four letter words, then don’t comment at all. This is not a gutter site. I don’t curse on this blog and clearly you can all see I have censors, which means I don’t want you cursing either. If this basic rule cannot be followed, then I don’t need you as a visitor to this site. It’s time ppl here grow up and learn to carry themselves like adults.

  22. Amber,I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to GEICO

    LMAOOOOO……YA’LL CARZY!!!

  23. Amber,I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to GEICO

    LMAO @ voice, i know you mean business..but you had me Laughing.

  24. I agree Lola! 😆
    I was like, “Aww! Who’s little girl is that?” Then I was like, “Hold up… is that TEYANA? Oh my gosh!”

    It’s too funny how young she looks in the photo….

  25. @ Voice

    There is no need for you to tear down Beyonce in order to stan for Rihanna.

  26. b same hair same pose same look its the same bee all over… change it up a bit…….. she is so pretty but rather dull and predictable……. cant wait to see the kids she will have lol

  27. lola Get off my back there is no need for YALL to tear rihanna up in order to stand for baldyoncé K? And where do you come from do i know you? Tchippp Imbecile

    hey amber wassup?

    I got you stephie ^^

  28. ^^^you are one psycho rihanna stan.

    beyonce has over 100 magazine covers and rihanna barely has 20 so its obvious who the world thinks is prettier and more talented.

    and it never took beyonce 3 solo albums and a fake good girl gone bad image for people to notice her. all this publicity and rihanna still got outsold by t-pain. everybody is talking about beyonce performance at fashion rocks not rihanna’s. bey is waaaay ahead of rihanna broke ass so save it because at the end of the day beyonce will still be more popular, richer, better body, more success, more talented, more everything than fivehead.

    and i know you not calling beyonce bald when we all know rihanna aint got no damn hair looking like a damn dude. you look so damn dumb STFD.

  29. so dont ever compare that no talent fivehead to beyonce again. everybody knows beyonce has a loooooong list of accomplishments. hate on beyonce and your rihalien stan ass will get your feelings hurt.

    there is nothing that rihalien has done, that beyonce aint already did long time ago. beyonce recently said she has been there done that.

    btw dont forget your God rihalien is the #1 Beyonce stan. Don’t forget she said “I love Beyonce. She is my idol. She has definitely inspired me”. Even rihalien admitted that she wants to be like Beyonce, so go cry about it because even forehead knows the deal.

  30. im watching it right now bey is a good singer but can she stop belting and screaming? that performance was too over the top tought she sang the song great stop with the neck roll and yells come on girl! she looked like a princess! hella classy

  31. fergie got a booty one her! i was surpised i liked the performance

    keith urban [aint none urban bout him] i like the lil country moment 🙂

  32. chris brown is crazy too cute, look at him groving like he crazy was that jabawokeez[whateva their names is ] on stage with him? he was breathless shoo unless you pre record your performance you should be breathless at some point man or woman lool
    also them entertainers better thanks their backround dance i know NOBODY [minus mister jackson] THAT CANtake a stage by themselves and entertain people

  33. the motown era tribute is cool

    go justin its your birthday that boy is too cute and he can sing/dance he was rocking it yall

    kid rock is my man he got a voice yall he was loving auntie mary j too ^^

    Mary j blige she alwatys break it down she got a body people! she looks great sound even better

    justin and miss carter was good too but again TOO over the top sasha we know you can sing stop acting like its the first time u have to impress us and stop arching that damn eye brow!!!!!

    So far all the performances are good yall

  34. Mariah carey best female artist of all time [recognize] she a sister too ^^
    someone need to tell mariah that when you have noassatall disorder you don’t wear tight stuff on your hips… she can sing thought that’s undiscutable but the dress was a nono

    i love kid rock and ” all summer” long is my jam it just song like a “black” song to me [does that make song] when that guy said “big wheels keep on turning” i was like said what? i was about to get to the swimming moves than my sista calmed my *ss down lmao

  35. TImbaland is my boo i think he is too cute
    One republic?! that “apologize” song makes me cry a lot of people don’t get it its sad… so sad i love it
    that other guy i don’t know him and i love the pussycat dolls

  36. solange is my girl!!! def my favorite of the two sisters but she talks so much like her sister i love her song! and i love her performing damn she deserve a chance she has so much energy and beautiful legs !!!!!!!! she can sing i have no idea what people are talking about !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. just stand up is cool but i can’t help but think that they could careless if you give up or not the all performance look hypocrite to me but they all [minus miley cirus] song good i know rihanna wanted to punch miley silly and that leona girl can sing mariah[dead at her diamond mic] mary rocked it ^^

  38. I saw the show and it was waayyyyyyyyyyy better than the BET awards and Mtv awards put together. I really liked. The glitz and glamour and the performances. Iwatched just about every performance and I must say everybody did a great job (yes, Rihanna did a good job too). I like the fact everybody had to sing live, no lip synching, just give it all you got.
    Im dying to go next year. I must go next year.
    Also, everybody looks beautiful minus a couple of people.

  39. Rihanna was definitively the best entertainer of the night!!! FANTASTIC JOB GIRL !!!!

  40. You know I looked at this show last nite atleast parts of it and I have to say I was impressed with Solange. I have never listened to her before and she has a really nice voice. She actually sounds better than most of the young singers out now including her sister. She has a lot of range to her voice and her voice is very clear. I also thought Rhianna did a very good job last nite w/her Tribute to Madonna. I have never seen her perform before so listening to all of the comments on here I didn’t know what to expect so I was impressed. No she is not the greatest singer in the world but most of the young women are not. I also discovered that without all the jumping around and dancers all over the place Beyonce is somewhat boring. If you are not a strong singer you shouldn’t sing atlast. The song has a lot of difficult notes and it is not for a basic singer. But even when she performed with Timberlake she was just plain and boring. So she has to do all of the dancers and that mess because she can’t stand alone on just her voice.

    Now I know everyone is going to go crazy but it’s just true. They have built her up into something she is not and that is a great singer. She is not that she is a good entertainer when she is busy on the stage but she can’t just stand there and sing and hold someone’s attention.

  41. im telling you bria solange has so much talent if people would just get their heads out of the propaganda and listen and watch she does hit those high notes and sing better than her sister she was not even out of breath with all the moving she was dooing

    “I also discovered that without all the jumping around and dancers all over the place Beyonce is somewhat boring.” is you reading my mind and writing it down? i tought she sang at last very good [minus all the neck rolling and yelling] due to the fact that she is not a strong vocalist,she was out of her elements that’s why i said people need to thank their backround dancers!

  42. I was thinking the same thang, Beyonce was boring. Just boring. I thought mariah’s voice was on POINT for once, and she looked more beautiful now, then she did when she was younger, those hips lookin real good. rihanna, she’s sexy, beautiful, but the vocals…damn yo. a Let down. Leona Lewis looks like CIMBA from lion king, she’s too much of a Mariah/Christina wannabe for me to mess wit her.

  43. Wow! Doing the white man’s job for him. What is wrong with your people? The fact that many people are getting themselves all worked up about skin colour and hair colour shows the degree to which internalized self-hatred seems to be an affliction in the black community. All of the black women who performed are beautiful. Let celebrate the diversity of black beauty and demand that there be a wider representation of black women in the media, from Fantasia to Beyonce. And in the meantime..i echo the sentiments of bria, if we can channel half of this obsession and interest into something that acutually matters there will be NO STOPPING US!! Keep it positive and remember, there is no greater beauty that the light that shines from within.

  44. I didn’t like any of the outfits or performances I was very bored and I trully missed alicia keys

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