I was pretty excited to learn Christina Aguilera was among the nominees at the 2012 edition of the NCLR Alma Awards. Christina has attended these awards several times: she’s part Ecuadorean, so she perfectly falls into the goal of the award show, which is ” to mix entertainment with mission by showcasing outstanding artists and talented individuals, while underscoring the need to continue to change current media perceptions and representations of Hispanic Americans.” She was nominated in the category “favourite tv reality, variety or comedy personality or act”, which she won!
Didn’t she look amazing on stage? I admire her so much for proudly showing off her curves, without caring what people say. Try to read on gossip sites what people think of her outfits: “she’s fat”, “she should wear outfits more appropriate to her figure”, “hot mess” and so on. You know what? Sometimes she has the “Mariah Carey syndrome” (wearing clothes that are way too tight) and no one can deny it, but what’s the point of criticising her? It’s clear she feels confident enough to wear whatever she likes and one must give her credit for that. This time I think her outfit was simply flawless – event-appropriate and sexy.
She wore a lovely side-slit dress with lace insets by Michael Kors, which beautifully emphasized her figure. I love this dress because it’s sexy in a classy way: the side slit and the insets on the sides and on the back turn a potentially boring style into a show-stopper. She paired it to a spectacular pair of Christian Louboutin crystal-studded Decorapump pumps.
She also wore an array of Art Deco-style diamond bracelets and rings, and a pair of diamond-studded platinum and onyx earrings, all by Neil Lane. I love her make-up here and I appreciate her efforts to experiment with different lip colours. Her eye make-up echoed the purple/fuchsia highlights in her hair.
I’m 100% sure both Christina and her stylist, Simone Harouche, knew someone else had already worn that dress. That “someone” is none other than Angelina Jolie, who striked her trademark pose in it while attending the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills on January 22nd, 2012. The “who wore it best” game is quite useless here and so are comparisons between the two. I think they both did the dress justice, because they brought it to life in their own personal way. I prefer it on Christina because she accessorized it better, but Angelina looked stunning, as well.
What do you think of her outfit? Improvement or let-down?