Stars at the VH1 “Divas Celebrate Soul” Event

VH1 hosted a “Divas Celebrate Soul” event.

FLORENCE WELCH // dress by Antonio Berardi

Photo: Rex

Oh, Florence, I love the ginger hair and eggplant nails, but I need you to go ahead and wear a color now, please. This forehead-to-toes all being the same color thing is kind of upsetting.

FLORENCE WELCH // gown by Naeem Khan

Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty

This was my Fall 2011 red carpet prediction for Helen Mirren, and though I like it on Florence, I wish it weren’t quite so loose in the bust. Florence is decades younger than Helen – her tits should look it too, don’t you think? But it’s a small quibble in an otherwise fabulous look. I really hope she’s barefoot, because it kind of looks like she is, and only Florence can pull off bare feet with this gown.

FLORENCE WELCH // dress by Emilio Pucci

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Flo tends to stick to the uber-flowy gowns, so when I saw her in this sharp little Pucci dress, I was stunned. She looks absolutely incredible, the proportions and length are perfect, her shoes are fabulous, and I just worship this woman to death.

JENNIFER HUDSON // dress and boots by Francesco Scognamiglio

Photo: Amanda Schwab/Startraks

The collar? The dozens of bracelets? And I’m sorry, but what Bronx prostitute lent her those boots? If this is how “Divas” dress, I’ll gladly relinquish the title. (Just kidding. I’ll make VH1 give it up.)

JENNIFER HUDSON // dress by The Blonds

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

Think of fashion like a magic show – if the audience can see the “invisible” strings, it’s just not going to work.

JENNIFER HUDSON // gown by The Blonds

Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty

Fucking fabulous. Divalicious to the extreme, and I have a nail polish that looks exactly like this that I’m planning on rocking for New Years’.

JENNIFER HUDSON // dress by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty

Not loving the bottom of this dress, which looks like some seriously cheap tinsel from the world’s gayest Christmas tree. But the color is fab and the shoes are lovely.

MARY J. BLIGE // gown by Michael Kors

Photo: Henry Lamb/Photowire/BEImages

Work it, diva! That is a “fuck you, I’ll glitter if I want to” gown.


Photo: Tom & Lorenzo

She was basically made for this dress. It could be a shade looser, but it’s stage wear, so she’s allowed to go unreasonably tight.


Photo: Tom & Lorenzo

Ugh. Really? We’re pairing red suede platform pumps with glittering fuchsia cocktail dresses? I can’t support that, MJB.

MARY J. BLIGE // jacket by Alexander McQueen

Photo: Getty

That jacket is fan-fucking-TASTIC! One of the few items worn to this event that’s truly deserving of a Diva.

ESTELLE // gown by Diane von Furstenberg

Photo: Tom & Lorenzo

Super-glam, but it’s a wee bit long and she could use a bit more support for the twins.

QUEEN LATIFAH // gown by Edition by Georges Chakra

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

I hate everything this woman wears. This chain link fence neckline is atrocious.

JESSIE J // gown by Falguni & Shane Peacock

Photo: Tom & Lorenzo

A sheer mermaid gown with an Egyptian artifact used as a merkin, plus 1920s butler shoulder embellishments and wings covering her boobs? What the fuck am I even supposed to do with this?

JESSIE J // dress by Mark Fast

Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty

I hope she fucking flies away on those hideous fringe wings of hers. Oh, wait –

Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty

She already did. (But I’ll admit, I love those thigh-high stockings. I need me a pair.)


Photo: Tom & Lorenzo

If this is a tribute to soul, can someone explain why everyone is dressed in the rejects of Fergie, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna’s wardrobes?


Photo: Tom & Lorenzo

If this is what soul means, dear readers, I’m very glad I don’t have one.

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3 responses to Stars at the VH1 “Divas Celebrate Soul” Event

  1. Florence welch always looks amazing, I like how her style is evolving. Jennifer Hudson just continues to “wow” me with her weight-loss achievements and the gorgeous clothes she now wears to show off her fantastic figure. Nice post TDD, Well done!

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