BASS Approved: Beyonce at “Life is But a Dream” Premiere

Beyonce Life is But a Dream Premiere

Maybe it was because she wanted the premiere of her hotly anticipated documentary “Life is But a Dream” to garner more attention, that Beyonce waited to gives us the look that most expected to see Sunday night at the Grammy Awards.

Call me crazy, but I think Beyonce specifically wore a non-traditional outfit to the Grammys and then wore this stunning number to the premiere of her documentary. No one’s really talking about what Beyonce wore to the Grammys.

(I believe the best dressed at the 2013 Grammys was Kelly Rowland, followed by Katy Perry, followed by Rihanna. Honorable mentions include Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Lopez.)

But they will talk about this dress honey.

And that’s what Beyonce and her team of marketing goons want.

Let’s get into this dress, which is a perfect combination of showing off a lot without showing off too much. This dress is revealing, but I think it looks elegant because of the dress’ peek-a-boo nature. By that I mean we only see pieces of flesh through the sheer fabric. The opaque fabric is in all the right places.

The neckline also contributes to the elegance of this look. Beyonce is no stranger to a plunging neckline, but the high-neckline offsets the fact that we can see her entire chest. Her hair covers the large key-hole at the back of the dress, so we barely can see her back.

Had this dress had a plunging neckline, it still would have been elegant because of the bottom of the dress which flares out. If it were short, like this look Beyonce pulled off at the 2009 MTV awards, the outfit would have been sexy. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Moreover, the color of the dress is very fitting for the event and I am in love with the jewels. Had this dress been another color, it would have been serving me high school prom.

Her hair is perfect and her face is beat.

Oh and the booty is perfectly perched. #that is all
Beyonce Life is But a Dream PremiereAnd that is how you wear a dress honey. #snap


Much love,


Click the links to see previous “BASS Approved posts”

BASS Approved | Rosario Dawson in Calvin Klein

BASS Approved | Rita Ora at 2012 EMAs

BASS Approved | Naomi Harris in Dolce & Gabbana


BASS Approved | Rita Ora at 2012 EMAs

 Just this past Sunday, all the stars put on their Sunday best for the EMA’s and Rita just happened to show up and slayed in this gown by Marchesa
Rita, girl you better work like you need to pay that rent! Given that the last BASS Approved post featured Naomie Harris in a lace dress, I think it’s safe to say that I love lace. 
This dress could have gone horribly wrong; it’s big, it’s loud, and it’s all one color. However, I believe it works because of the different textures. The bold lace at top is intricate and eye-catching (scroll down and take a look at the bottom picture #gag), but the tan of her skin offsets the ‘inyofaceness’ of the red at the bottom; In other words, it’s not too much red. 
The large band of fabric separating the top of the dress from the bottom accentuates her waistline and gives the dress shape. If if weren’t there ____________(fill in the blank) (2pts.) #CollegeGirl 
Paired with simple makeup: a red lip, winged eyeliner, and bombshell blonde hair, this look was bound to be a hit.
Finally, no matter how you flip it, dip it, turn it, or twist it, Rita is wearing this dress, it is not wearing her. 
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Much love,

BASS Approved: Naomie Harris in Dolce and Gabbana

What. Is. Air? Naomie Harris was servin’ like the last fashion queen last week at the Skyfall movie premiere in Rome. (The delay in writing this post was caused by my inability to pick my bottom lip up off the floor when I first saw this picture)

Who is She?

Naomie Harris is an English actress best known for her lead role as Selena in 28 Days Later, her supporting role as Calypso in Pirates of the Caribbean two and three (I know… she cleaned up nice), and most recently Miss Moneypenny in the newest James Bond film, Skyfall.

Who is She Wearing?

The $4675 lace gown she dons is by Dolce and Gabbana and can be found on here and here.

One would die if given the opportunity to wear this dress.

Why do you like it so much Brittany?

Sometimes lace can go oh so very wrong when there’s too much going on, but this… this vintage and elegant work of art is an ode to class.  The lace is obviously intricately crafted and modernized, it doesn’t look like my grandmother’s living room curtains.

Secondly, I got a love way deep down in my heart for bold colours, I love bold, rich colours, and this my friends is bold and rich (I know,  overkill, sorry). The dark toned teal is also perfect for the fall season. Though the gown looks lovely atop her bronze skin, my only wish is that the dress was lined with fabric the same colour as the dress.

Lastly, Ms. Harris is working the hell out of this dress, the dress isn’t working her. Her confidence (peep the look on her face and the hands on waist) is what really drew me into the picture. Her makeup is flawless and her hair is laid for the gods. What more can one ask for?

Many women have worn lace dresses, and many more will after Naomie, but none will look exactly like her. Hence, this look is BASS approved.


BASS Approved: Kim Kardashian’s Rome Lanvin Green Peplum Dress

Greetings! Salutions! and things of this nature. I have officially died and went to heaven. Can we please have a moment of silence for the fashion gods who have blessed us? *bows head in reverence*
Kim Kardashion looks stunning in this Rome Lanvin green peplum dress. Peplum styled clothing works for a lot of body types because the flaire creates a defined waistline, but on “va va voom” body like Kim’s, it’s even more flattering. Kudos to you girl! Click here if you have a spare $3730 just lying aroung and want to treat yourself to something nice. You know, just for giggles.  🙂
This cannot be the same dress Kim has on….

On her feet are Tom Ford’s “Padlock Ankle-Strap Pumps”  #yesLord. They’re basic but the gold detailing adds just enough flair so as not to take away from the dress.

What are your thoughts?
xoxo Brittany

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