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The Cookie Craze

I can’t recall the last time Black women were able to unite around a style icon. (I haven’t dismissed Kerry Washington, but Olivia Pope is a style figure for other women as well.) But last night I, along with my best friend, watched Cookie disrupt Lucious’ party wearing a golden rope bustier and neck piece and we both had the same visceral reaction. It was an iconic moment. Was it as big as when Michael Jackson moonwalked? Probably not, but for the first time I got the Cookie craze. I don’t purport to be a huge fan of Empire itself because the drama seems to be over the top, and I never particularly liked Terrance Howard. But, I could become a fan simply to see what Cookie will wear next. There is something ghetto fabulous and something simply fabulous about her outfits. They evoke power and strength, probably more so than class. Though she will rock a leopard print fur or a brightly colored one with gold slacks, somehow she still appropriately belongs in the board room.

What does this mean? My friend and I mused over the outfit and how we’d like the items. But where would we being going? She could hardly take meetings dressed this way and I would be remiss to conduct observation in a first grade class dressed in such an outfit. The solution – my friend may need to throw an Empire party with attendees demonstrating their best renditions of Cookie. Thoughts?

Kerry Washington – Emmy Don’t

Lainey Gossip Entertainment - photo credit for Kerry Washington 2014 Emmys

Lainey Gossip Entertainment – photo credit for Kerry Washington 2014 Emmys

Kerry Washington has become a style icon as Olivia Pope, and if you google that name and look at the images you will see the status as an icon is well deserved.
So why the orange glitter craft dress by Prada?
I don’t care what anyone says -that dress was not fly – period.
The sequin accents along the edge look like as child’s arts & crafts project and the black sequin shorts did not add much to the outfit.
This outfit got rave reviews from Huffington Post and other style reports. That baffles me.
I have come to really like Kerry – and have since Save the Last Dance, so this has nothing to do with Kerry the person, but that dress is a definite don’t. With that after-baby body, and Kerry Washington being who she is, I expected her to come much harder on the red carpet.
Check out the links I provided and tell me what you think.