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July 25 2014

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Yea, Nay, Or Eh? Maternity Style We Can Get Behind

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It’s been a packed week in London, which has hosted the Sex and the City ladies, the National Movie Awards, and, last night, Alicia Keys, who had hosting duties of her own at the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball. The R&B chanteuse opted for custom Dolce & Gabbana for the event, which raised money for orphaned children. The bubble-skirted Dolce gown is an over-the-top choice, but one that Keys pulls off nicely. She counterbalanced the flounce with very little jewelry and understated hair and makeup, letting the dress command the attention. Bonus points for the killer studded-and-sparkled Louboutin pumps, which add a little glam-rock edge, and for that as-yet-unseen accessory: the baby bump. Keys confirmed last night that she’s engaged to producer Swizz Beats, and pregnant with the couple’s first child.

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  1. zincink says:

    The look is very classy

  2. doggone says:

    She looks gorgeous! I love this dress! The shoes ROCK! She looks glamourous and pretty.

  3. mercuryloge says:

    the dress is gorgeous, and looks gorgeous on ms. alicia keys – i racked my brains and the archives to guess this one, and guessed everything except the obvious, since dolce & gabbana’s style has (superficially) changed rather in the last two seasons ! ! if you go back a little further, you can find inspriation for this custom dress, e.g., on raquel zimmerman for spring 2008, http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/S2008RTW-DGABBANA?event=show1622&designer=design_house251&trend=&iphoto=52, isabeli fontana and jessica stam, spring 2009, http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/S2009RTW-DGABBANA?event=show1862&designer=design_house251&trend=&iphoto=57, http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/S2009RTW-DGABBANA?loop=0&event=show1862&designer=design_house251&iphoto=55&play=false&cnt=3, and also in these gorgeous couture outfits from chanel spring 2010, on sophie srej, http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/S2010CTR-CHANEL?loop=0&event=show2042&designer=design_house22&iphoto=59&play=false&cnt=3, and lara stone,
    http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/S2010CTR-CHANEL?loop=0&event=show2042&designer=design_house22&iphoto=60&play=false&cnt=4, from chanel spring 2009 on inguna butane,
    http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/S2009CTR-CHANEL?event=show1902&designer=design_house22&trend=&iphoto=37, and from mr. elie saab’s eyebrow-raising fall 2009 show, on siri tollerod ! http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/F2009CTR-ESAAB?event=show1962&designer=design_house183&trend=&iphoto=9 ; a little more remotely, we can compare similar themes from valentino spring 2010, on anastasia kuznetsova,
    http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/S2010RTW-VALENTIN?event=show1982&designer=design_house67&trend=&iphoto=15, marchesa spring 2010 on
    the new anastasia, ms. krivosheeva,
    http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/S2010RTW-MARCHESA?event=show1982&designer=design_house982&trend=&iphoto=18, and even this wafting item from nathan jenden fall 2010 http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/F2010RTW-NJENDEN?event=show2062&designer=design_house980&trend=&iphoto=22 !! \,,/ twitter

  4. NotMod says:

    What a covetable stunner!

    … the maternity side is invisibe, but who cares? That dress makes up for allot of cares. Wonderful.

  5. MaxwellSmart says:

    Apparently this woman can do no wrong. As far as understated hair and makeup, she’s done up within an inch of her life. Mutton dressed as lamb I say! Actually, that dress could probably be sheared and made into a smart jumper.

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