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Beauty was definitely in the building on Saturday night as celebs hit up the Paradise Theater in New York City for the 3rd Annual Black Girls Rock Awards. The event,  which was created by Beverly Bond to celebrate and empower women for their work in the entertainment industry as well as philanthropy, included  performances by Brandy, Ciara, Keyshia Cole, India Arie and Alicia Keys as well as a serenade set from singers Anthony Hamiltion, Eric Benet and Luke James.

Prior to the show, the stars hit the red carpet to show off their style.  There was a lot of black and a few silver ensembles and it seemed as though the lip color of choice for the night was either ‘nude’ or  ‘bright red’.  Take a peek at what they wore below:

Actress Eva Longoria was there to present the ‘Star Power’ award to ‘Scandal’ actress Kerry Washington.  She graced the red carpet in a white Dana Budeanu embroidered dress and nude Christian Louboutin pumps.

Kerry Washington shined in a dress from Manchesa’s Spring 2013 Resort Collection paired with Christian Louboutin Love Me pumps.

Gabrielle Union was there to present the ‘Rock Star Award’ to Alicia Keys.  She graced the red carpet in a black Dolce & Gabbana dress while showing off her bangs.

Taraji P. Henson, an honoree from last year’s show, hit the red carpet in a gold Diane Von Furstenberg dress and Christian Louboutin platform pumps.

Meagan Good showed off her stomach in a two piece sheer pants suit.

Keyshia Cole’s floor length ruched dress with embellished shoulders was a favorite of the night.

Not to be outdone, Basketball Wives star Laura Govan made a statement in a customized Anna Franchesa bustier feather dress.

Lala Anthony was giving face as she hit the carpet in a velvet dress by Balmain.

Janelle Monae showed off her beautiful skin as she graced the red carpet in one of her signature tuxedo suits.

Ciara stayed true to ‘Givenchy’ as she walked the red carpet in a piece from their Spring 2013 collection.

I’m not sure what fitness plan Regina King is on but she looked amazing.  She graced the red carpet in a fitted black dress with mesh inserts topped with a red lip.


Alicia Keys was spotted in a fitted dress (styled by June Ambrose) and Christian Louboutin Pumps.

And Brandy performed in a pair of tribal designed denim shorts. You can check out ‘Black Girls Rock’ on BET Nov 4th


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