Get The Red Carpet Look At A Red Ticket Price: NAACP Image Awards Issa Rae, Halle Berry, Laverne Cox and More

We only get a few opportunities to make a statement with our look.  Sure, the world’s a catwalk and when you carefully plan your ensemble before stepping out to work or play, you never know who you’ll dazzle, but let’s be real here.

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A special occasion demands a special look. Whether it’s a prom, a wedding, a friend’s birthday or some other gala event.  What’s a girl to do when she needs to create a red carpet look but only has the budget to shop red ticket prices?

Fear not, an ensemble can be dazzling without going bankrupt. With a little time, effort and research you can make substantial savings on every look…


We all know that a dazzling look starts with the hair. But we also know how expensive great hair care can be. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be. If the occasion calls for a stylist you may be able to save a fortune by getting your usual stylist’s apprentice to approach your hair. They’ll be fully supervised and will be able to create a gorgeous look either for free or a fraction of the price.


Every girl needs a healthy array of pallets, glosses, foundations, and mascaras to make sure she turns heads. If your stores are running low, however, you needn’t max out your credit card trying to replenish them. Check out these hacks for getting the last few drops out of seemingly empty mascara and lip-gloss containers. You can even hit the high street and stock up on samples. Nobody’s going to judge you!


This is the big one. Your dress will be the centerpiece of your look. But who has thousands of dollars spare for a dress that will truly drop jaws? The good news is that there is a multitude of cheaper dresses that are indistinguishable from the big brands. Check out the selection at JVN prom dresses and tell me they don’t stack up with the best on the market. If you absolutely have to wear designer labels you’d be amazed at what you can find on eBay or online stores that specialize in last season’s lines.


You have a pair of shoes that are just perfect for the occasion, but closer inspection reveals that they’re a little worse for wear. They’ll need to be replaced right? Wrong! For just a few bucks you can get those babies re-heeled with a little loose fabric or other embellishments. There, good as new!

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NAACP Image Awards 2018 Red Carpet

PASADENA, LOS ANGELES, CA, USA – JANUARY 15: 49th NAACP Image Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 15, 2018 in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Splash News)
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Laverne Cox
NAACP Image Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 15 Jan 2018
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 15: Mandy Moore at the 49th NAACP Image Awards on January 15, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage)
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Samira Wiley
NAACP Image Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 15 Jan 2018
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Tracee Ellis Ross
NAACP Image Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 15 Jan 2018
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Danielle Brooks
NAACP Image Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 15 Jan 2018

49th NAACP Image Awards – Arrivals

Pictured: Kerry Washington
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Brandy Norwood: Photo of The Day


Style + Life + Fashion's Photo of The Day goes to Brandy Norwood. This songstress and actress received the NAACP Award for Supporting Actress in A Comedy Series.

Brandy looked very chic wearing a heart shaped, cutout dress along with an inverted bob. She's been a fan of ours for years and her style last night set her apart from the rest. And we can't forget about that nude lipstick: gorgeous!


Kerry Washington at The NAACP Image Awards 2013

Kerry Washington looks absolutely beautiful at The NAACP Image Awards 2013.  Of course I love the color of the dress (due to my beloved sorority.)

But most importantly, this dress is timeless and the lace design is elegant.  Kerry Washington’s make up is very simple with basic contouring, eyelashes, and a soft (neutral) shade of pink.

In our opinion, Ms. Washington “got it” just right for this evenings affair!  Check out images from the website, Just