Essence Street Style Awards

white jumpsuit

I was a correspondent last week Sunday for the first Essence Street Style Awards in Dumbo Brooklyn.

Ron Bass

The event kicked off with a block party featuring three fashion designers; Kimberly Goldson, Melody Ehsani and Ron Bass who were picked to wrap a Chevrolet Cruze in their own aesthetic.  I mentioned designer Ron Bass in this earlier post.

Gabi Gregg

Mimi Goodwin, Gabi Gregg and I were the three chosen to help cover the two part event.  

Hermes CDC cuff

I’m either Instagramming, Tweeting or posting on Facebook.


One of the three Chevys custom wrapped. 

Tamu McPherson

The Essence Street Style Awards began in the early evening with a red carpet followed by dinner.  
The honorees were Tracee Ellis Ross, Tamu MacPherson (shown above) June Ambrose and Azede Jean-Pierre. 


Janelle was the winner of the Chevrolet Street Style Maven award.  Isn’t she gorge? Her bustier and culottes are from Topshop, the clutch and shoes  are by Vince Camuto (I had to ask). 

June Ambrose

Celebrity stylist June Ambrose.


Waiting to walk the red carpet (yes I got changed).


The day ended with cocktails and a sit down dinner for the awards ceremony.

It was a brilliant day for photography so I was well in my element.  Congrats to the three designers and the Essence Street Style honorees.  


    • Karen says:

      Thanks I’ve been lusting after that damn bracelet for years.

    • Karen says:

      Thx! I LOVED the way Janelle looked – the Chevrolet Street Style Maven winner (orange culottes).

    • Karen says:

      Thanks it was a good laugh actually that day

  1. Show Must Go On says:

    All beautiful black ladies and I like your white and white with keds

    • Karen says:

      Thanks! They’re actually Converse but I know what you mean : ) I actually like keds too.

  2. Violet says:

    Loving BOTH of your looks! and Mimi’s outfit as well!

    Looks like a fun event. Block party style seems so free and opening for mingling and fun photos!


    • Karen says:

      Thanks yes Mimi looked so cute all day. LOVE her short hair.

      The block party was so much fun. A huge turn out too.

  3. Amanda says:

    Im in love with your look =)

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