Another year of red carpet stunners, blunders, and “oops, that almost slipped out” has passed by with no injuries. Infact, some of entertainment’s most noteworthy stepped their wardrobe game in ’07, and developed individual styles to set themselves away from the rest.
So without further ado, here is a list of this year’s best dressed black star power…
RIHANNA – 07′s “IT” GIRL
Rihanna was also my pick for “most improved” in 2006, and she definitely progressed in 2007. The singer not only took over the charts with “Umbrella”, but she took over the red carpet wherever she appeared. With her new edgy haircut, she had girls everywhere heading to the salon. Her model physique and her punk-glam style combined set her apart from any other female artist in her league. Not to mention, she was also our first feature for ‘Star Style’ earlier this year.
HALLE BERRY – 07′s STYLISH MOM-TO-BE
Halle Berry was one of many ladies in Hollywood to be expecting in 2007. Though most of the Mothers-to-be had their own stylish ways of outfitting their pregnancies, Berry vavavoomed whenever she stepped on the carpet. Her outfits already flattered her body before she started showing…and even flattered her more after!
NIA LONG – 07′s STYIN’ SECRET
Nia Long did not make many appearances in 2007, but when she did – she came with a smokin’ hot bang. Nia Long may be getting older, but she is not at all aging – and her classy and sexy style shows that off well.
KERRY WASHINGTON – 07′s FASHIONISTA
Kerry Washington has always been on top of things when it came to her looks, and she continued to be a style star this year. Looking at her unique and different styles from appearance to appearance, its obvious that Kerry is an admirer of all things high fashion. She no doubt, holds the reign of 2007′s fashionista.
COMMON – 07′s BEST DRESSED MALE
This was a great year for Common and his new album Finding Forever, and I really got a sense of him through fashion for the first time in 07′. Common displays his own individuality with not only his music, but his style as well – from his suit game to his casual gear.
JENNIFER LOPEZ – 07′s CARPET FAVORITE
Jennifer Lopez is one latina that will dress her butt off, and she made no mistakes this year. Though she is now still looking great as another Mom-to-be in 08′, she was killing the carpet way before her pregnancy in 2007.
KANYE & ALEXIS – 07′s FLY’EST COUPLE
We all know the Louis Vuitton Don does his thing in the fashion game, but when his girl Alexia Phifer steps up with him – they take over. With a designing girlfriend and fashionisto boyfriend, it’s only natural right?
QUEEN LATIFAH – 07′s REGAL BEAUTY
Queen Latifah will throw you off. Off the carpet, she is as comfortable as she wants to be in jeans, a tee, and cap. But when it is time for the Queen to step out, the Queen is more than prepared. Latifah represented extremely well for the full figured ladies with her graceful beauty and style this year.
JAY-Z – 07′s SHARPEST MOGUL
Jay-Z steps up his game with every big move he makes. Whether he is taking over a record label, building another 40/40 club, or making another multi-million dollar deal – he looks the part. What I like about Jay’s style is that he keeps his swagger incorporated, and he can dress down just as fresh and clean.
JADA PINKETT – 07′s FASHIONABLE SUPPORT
With Will Smith being the big movie man in 2007, Jada stood by his side the best way she could – by looking exceptionally gorgeous. Who wouldn’t want such a beautiful, stylish and supportive mate?
CIARA – 07′s MOST IMPROVED
Ciara definitely improved on her look in 2007 with her new album era. Ciara use to be a character on the red carpet when she first stepped on the scene but, this year she rocked some of her best looks. I believe Ciara is slowly growing and improving with her style and in 2008, she will be one to look for on the carpet.
TIA MOWRY – 07′s SHOW AND PROVED IT
Tia is someone I’ve been watching for a while now this year. After taking over The Game, it was time for Tia to show for once and all that she is no longer the same Tia we saw years ago on Sister Sister. With her sophisticated style and poise, I think she has proved this long before the end of 07′.