Dear Friends and Fans, I hope
you have started the summer off with lots of wonderful plans and social events,well I can tell you mine has started and I am very grateful to be part of these wonderful gatherings.
I have gotten quite a few emails regarding the dress code for the most anticipated Red Carpet Event of the Year "The OAA Dinner Dance Fundraiser" taking place July 7th 2012 in Greenbelt MD, oh how I can't wait for this night to come,we will be having a ton of fun but at the same raising money for our Great School "Achimota"
Ok, I could go on and on ,on how great this school is but I will stick to question at hand here...LOL...
Back to the question What is the dress code for this Event?
Answer; Strictly Formal (Black Tie) and formal Traditional wear.
What is a Black Tie Event?
So I did some research on one of my favorite sites (Wikipedia) and this is what it defined A Black Tie Event as;
Black tie is a dress code for evening events and social functions derived from Anglo-American costume conventions of the Nineteenth century. Worn only for events after six p.m., black tie is less formal than white tie but more formal than informal or business dress. It is also more formal than recent intermediate codes of “creative,” “alternate” or “optional” black tie.
For males, the elements of black tie are a suit, usually of black wool, in which the jacket lapels and trouser braid are of silk or other contrasting material, a white dress shirt, a black bow-tie, a waistcoat or cummerbund, and black dress shoes.
Women's dress for black tie occasions has varied greatly through the years; traditionally it was dinner (ankle) or tea (below mid-calf) length sleeveless dress, often accompanied by a wrap or stole, gloves, and evening shoes. Today, cocktail (knee) length dresses are considered equally appropriate in most places.
Here are pictures of some of my favorite celebrities struting their stuff on the red carpet thanks to (Black Tie Blog) (Hollywoodreporter.com | Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
I found that the trends in black tie seem much the same as with the recent Hollywood awards ceremonies. Namely, conservative interpretations continue to dominate as does the absence of waist coverings (and the resulting abundance of shirt navels peeking out beneath the dinner jacket’s button). In regards to neckwear, the elegant bow tie continues to battle it out with the pedestrian four-in-hand.
(zimbio.com | Bauer Griffin)
Thanks to Michael Kors for sharing this beautiful picture of my President and my first Lady as always looking amazing:
The director and cast of “Killing Them Softly
Director and cast of “Mud”.
(justjared.com) Cast of “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”.
(zimbio.com) Sean Combs at the premiere of “Killing them Softly”.
(zimbio.com | Bauer Griffin) “The Paperboy” cast and director at the film’s premiere.
I 'd like to also include a few pictures of formal traditional wear from Bella Naija.com and gidilounge.com
So there you have it , I hope you enjoyed the pictures of these beautiful people and I hope I was able to answer your questions on what to wear. I can't wait to see all my beautiful people on the 7th of July
Oh by the way it's a Red Carpet event and and the camera's will be on you.
Lights Camera Action Ladies and Gents :)
From the DEbE Team