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Did Any One Watch Black Girls Rock Sunday Night on BET?

Last night BET aired its second annual telecast of the motivational, inspirational tribute to black women across the world, Black Girls Rock! I listened to the Tom Joyner Show Monday morning and Cybil talked about the irony of watching Black Girls Rock on BET and then tuning into Black Women fighting each other on The Housewives of Atlanta. (Don't you just love NeNe?)

Did Any One Watch Black Girls Rock Sunday Night on BET?

In this Oct. 15, 2011 photo released by BET, Elle Varner performs at the 6th annual Black Girls Rock! Awards in New York.  The awards show will be broadcast on BET, Sunday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. EST. (AP Photo/BET, Scott Weiner)
In this Oct. 15, 2011 photo released by BET, Elle Varner performs at the 6th annual Black Girls Rock! Awards in New York. The awards show will be broadcast on BET, Sunday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. EST. (AP Photo/BET, Scott Weiner) AP

Last night BET aired its second annual telecast of the  motivational, inspirational tribute to black women across the world, Black Girls Rock! I listened to the Tom Joyner Show Monday morning and Cybil talked about the irony of watching Black Girls Rock on BET and then tuning into Black Women fighting each other on The Housewives of Atlanta. (Don't you just love NeNe?)

We digress. The fashions on Black Girls Rock were pretty run of the mill. There was the  required sparkle and glitz by hostess, and bestfriend in my head, Tracee Ellis Ross and her co-host actress,  Regina King.  La La Anthony, wife of NBA player Carmelo Anthony, looked pretty smashing in her long sleeved winter white gown. We told you long sleeves are making a slow comeback for evening wear. Wait until the Academy Awards. But after perusing through the pics, we decided that performer, Elle Varner, took the tallest fashion leap. A little bit of layering, a little bit of Bohemian, a little bit of everything. What do you think? Did you watch Black Girls Rock Sunday night? What was your favorite outfit?

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I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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