Teyonah Parris Snags Free Swag In Pre-Emmy Gifting Suite

teyonnah Teyonah Parris Snags Free Swag In Pre Emmy Gifting Suite

Behold, a thing of splendor the readers of this website and been denied of far too long — a woman with class, grace and full edges.

‘Mad Men’ actress Teyonah Parris loaded up on free swag at Kari Feinstein’s Pre-Emmy Style Lounge on Thursday (September 19).

The South Carolina-bred Julliard grad is the sole Black character on AMC’s hit 1960′s ad agency drama, playing the role of Don Draper’s secretary, Dawn Chambers.

“In any role you take, the responsibility and pressure is usually self-imposed,” she explained to Ebony.com in May. ”For Dawn, she is a person in the Mad Men community and I hold this role with the utmost importance, be it in an all-Black or ethnically mixed cast.”

“I don’t treat Dawn any differently than any other role I’ve had, because if I did, I don’t think I’d be able to function. When you think of everything around a role and everything people are putting on you and want you to represent, there’s no way you can function and be truthful to a character with all of that in your head.”

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Girls About Town: Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Teyonah Parris, Estelle And More

girls around town Girls About Town: Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Teyonah Parris, Estelle And More

Mitch Winehouse, trap alias Mr. Wipe Down, honored the memory of his late daughter with his wardrobe again like any real G would at the 2013 Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Awards and Gala in New York City on Thursday night (March 21). That airbrushed denim suit is happening any day now.

Jennifer Hudson performed three songs at the event, receiving a standing ovation from the crowd of a few hundred. Nas, who was nominated for a Grammy with Winehouse earlier this year for their collaboration “Cherry Wine,” earned an award, accepting in a video.

Check out hot shots from Estelle, Janelle Monae, Tamala Jones, my current girl crush Teyonah Parris (touch this skin, honey!), Chaka Khan and loads of more lovely ladies making moves this week below.

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Mane Moves: Teyonah Parris

manemoves1 Mane Moves: Teyonah Parris

No yaki, no problem! ’Mad Men’ actress Teyonah Parris hit her spot on the red carpet in a fitted one-shoulder purple Monique Lhuillier gown adorned with Ben Amun gems and funky yet sophisticated natural hair undo at the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles last night.

Afrobella reached out to “natural hair whisperer” Felicia Leatherwood of the Loving Your Hair With Natural Care Workshop for an exclusive breakdown of the hairstyle:

“That’s a variation of a fold and tuck that I like to do – it’s a variation that worked for her and was red carpet ready. This is all her hair. I shampooed her hair with Dr. Miracle’s new cleanse and condition shampoo. After that I used LRC’s leave in and serum, then I blew her hair out – she was so amazed at how fast I blew her hair out! And then basically I used Hicks Edge Control, and then I used Entwine’s moisturizing, hydrating styling product, and then I sprayed it with LRC natural holding spray and cinched it with Fantasia IC mist – it finishes everything perfectly!”


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