Red Carpet Recap: Essence Black Women In Music Event [PHOTOS]

red carpet Red Carpet Recap: Essence Black Women In Music Event [PHOTOS]

Essence saluted Solange Knowles and Lianne La Havas at its 4th Annual Essence Black Women In Music Event. The Lincoln sponsored invitation-only affair was hosted by Essence magazine editor-at-large Emil Wilbekin and last year’s honoree Kelly Rowland.

“Lianne and Solange are the perfect examples of what’s current in music and having Lincoln sponsor an event celebrating these two young progressive African-American women is an honor,” says Lincoln manager of Multicultural Marketing Shawn Thompson.

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“African-American women play an important role in the luxury landscape, and events like these allow us the opportunity to appeal to them while celebrating their creativity and diversity.”

Did you favorite star bring their fashion A-game? Click through to see who dazzled and whose looks fell flat on the purple carpet.

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Events: Keke Palmer, Tyra Banks, The Smith Family, Zoe Saldana Hit The Orange Carpet For Nickelodeon’s 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards

Style Jury: KeKe Palmer

keke palmer teen Style Jury: KeKe Palmer

Somewhere, Mariah Carey is hyperventilating. Keke Palmer [no shade, my little cousins need positive young black role models like her] was photographed at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night wearing what seemed to be a black catsuit with matching gold foil wings, giving the kids monarch fever.