1. The Hottest celebs at The Urbanworld Film Festival
Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars came out to celebrate the 18th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET Networks with founding sponsor HBO. With a roster of over 70 feature films, including 12 world premieres, as well as host of panels, conversations and more #TeamBeautiful was there to help kick off the excitement for the film industry’s new, now and next!
Check out our faves on the red carpet.
2. Gugu Mbatha-Raw
The “Belle” actress stars alongside Nate Parker in new film “Beyond The Lights” (in theaters November 14) and for the premiere she stepped out in a ladylike Jenny Packham Pre-Fall 2014 mini dress, gold strappy heels and glamorous waves for a Hollywood touch. Sweet!
3. Nate Parker
Is that you Nate? The star of “Beyond The Lights” got his grown man on in a navy suit and full mustache that reminds us he’s come a long way from his babyfaced days in films like “Pride” and “The Great Debaters.”
4. LaLa Anthony
LaLa — who’s getting her acting on again in the upcoming “Think Like A Man Too” — kept it spicy at the “Beyond The Lights” premiere in a plunging little black dress.
5. Lisa Arrindell Anderson
The actress who will make an appearance in the TV movie “Drumline 2: A New Beat,” kept it effortlessly chic at the “Beyond The LIghts” premiere in a striped dress with a plum lip for a pop of color.
6. Issa Rae
You’ve seen the writer, producer and director star in her own series “The Awkward Black Girl” but she was perfectly polished in a flirty print dress, leather jacket and peeptoe pumps.
The martial arts actor (you’ll remember him as Leroy Green in the 1985 “The Last Dragon”) and stuntman got relaxed for the “Beyond The Lights” premiere in jeans that he spruced up with a vest, button up and hat for a cool fall-friendly look.
8. Boris Kodjoe
Zane’s new film “Addicted” — based on her popular erotic book — is sure to leave tongues wagging especially with Boris as a lead. The sexy star showed up at an evening with the cast of the film in an outfit that was sharp on top with a suit and tie, but chill on the bottom with jeans and Nikes.
9. Tyson Beckford
The model blended right in with his hot castmates in “Addicted” and wore camo pants with sneakers and a button up to an evening celebrating the film.
10. Bevy Smith
“Gag-award” alert? The host of Bravo’s “Fashion Queens” went for the honor she dolls out to celebs in this curve-hugging geometric print dress.
11. Jennifer Williams attends
The former “Basketball Wives” reality star tapped into her youthful side with a flirty leather skirt and Mickey Mouse graphic tee finished with a leather jacket, for an evening with the cast of “Addicted.”
12. Ava DuVernay
The director attended the event “Selma”: Spotlight Conversation, fêteing her new Martin Luther King Jr. biopic in a floaty wrap maxi dress with a cobalt clutch punctuating her frock’s splashy print.
13. LaLa Anthony
LaLa made her festival rounds for “Selma”: Spotlight Conversation and we think her NBA hubby Carmelo might approve of this chic referee reminiscent blazer and skinny pants.
14. David Oyelowo
The British actor has huge shoes to fill playing Martin Luther King Jr in “Selma” but for the conversation with cast of the film, he showed off his own style with this sleek take on dark jeans.
15. De’Adre Aziza
The actress gave the “Selma”: Spotlight Conversation event the Midas touch in this metallic gown that was especially red carpet ready with the addition of a red lip.
16. Kim Hill
“In The Morning” actress Kim Hill brought serious pizzaz to the red carpet at “Selma”: Spotlight Conversation in this sparkly jumper that we want in our closets!
17. Jacky Ido and Nefertite Nguvu attends “Selma”: Spotlight Conversation
Director Nefertite Nguvu also shimmered in gold — paired with an ankara print top — alongside the suavely dressed actor Jacky Ido.