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Her Exact Look: Taraji P. Henson at the Think Like a Man Too LA Premiere

Taraji P. Henson TLAM Makeup HairThis past Monday, the photogenic Think Like a Man Too cast graced the red carpet for the LA premiere hosted at TCL Chinese Theatre. Taraji P. Henson arrived in a KAYAT Fall 2014 Cranberry Hand Beaded Halter Gown (according to the brand’s Facebook page). This is the same dress Avenue Magazine highlighted in their coverage of KAYAT’s Fall 2014 collection, which was shown exclusively at Marina B boutique during New York Fashion Week back in February:

One piece that stood out was a red embroidered halter dress featuring a pattern derivative of the Berber nomads of Northern Africa, and delicately embellished with Swarovski crystals.

I am on the fence about the print and the plunging neckline. However, I do like the history behind the gown. She accessorized with a quilted pewter clutch, heather gray stiletto nails (and pedi), and strappy silver sandals.
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Shopping #Empire: Cookie Lyon’s SINGLE Taraji Dress Now Available

Cookie Lyon Red Leopard Print Maxi Dress

Shopping Cookie Lyon

Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) stunned in a Pre-Fall 2015 SINGLE by Galina Sobolev “Taraji” Dress in “False Imposition,” which was also the latest outfit spotlighted in the show’s Facebook album “Cookie’s Closet.”

The brand’s DVF-esque red print wrap dress features an all-over, red, white and black animal print pattern, open flowing sleeves with strategic slits, a slight caped back, and a flouncy skirt.

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Shop #Empire: Fashion Credits for S2, E12

Cookie's Outfit for Empire S2, E12

The fashion credits for episode 11 (“Death Will Have His Day”) is still in draft but I was able to get a jump on this week’s episode. First, thanks to Mary Collins of Vauje Jewelry enthusiastically sharing that Cookie Lyon wore one of her necklaces (from her “Empire Inspired” collection) all over her Instagram (follow her at @vauje), I secured my first sighting of the night. And now, after a little searching, here’s the rest of my findings (with cheaper and black-owned alternatives where appropriate):

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Shopping #Empire: Cookie Lyon’s Sunglasses, S2

Shopping Cookie Lyon Sunglasses from Versace Le Snob Thierry Lasry Dita

Editor’s note: Updated 24 September 2016. Thierry Lasry’s Starling Sunglasses are currently sold out seemingly everywhere. Will update when I have more information about where to purchase. Thank you for reading and sharing!

Cookie Lyon’s sunglasses is today’s Empire fashion topic! One peek at my dash, and I knew I had to hurry up and publish this post! Although we’re well into the Fall season, it’s never too late to shop for a pair of showstopping sunnies. And if Empire still has your attention, if only for the fashion, then you’re in luck!

This season, Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) really flaunted her sartorial proclivities, boasting lusty-worthy shades from Thierry Lasry, Versace, Dita, and Le Snob.

 Let’s recap the styles we’ve seen Cookie Lyon wear thus far:

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Shopping #Empire: Anika’s Grey Wrap Jumpsuit

Anika Calhoun (Grace Gealey) wears a Warehouse D-Link Wrap Jumpsuit on Empire S2, E2

Anika Calhoun’s grey wrap jumpsuit was one of the highlight of the latest Empire episode. I was hoping the show’s costume designer Paolo Nieddu would have spilled the deets on where to buy, especially since the understated piece would be   a sleek addition to any wardrobe.  Alas, we the fans received crickets instead.

Anika Calhoun’s D-Ring Grey Wrap Jumpsuit by Warehouse

Well, allow me to answer the call! In “Without A Country,” Anika grabbed her morning latte in a $60.61 WAREHOUSE D-ring Grey Wrap Jumpsuit.

Anika Calhoun’s Eyelet-Embellished Leather Tote Bag by Azzedine Alaia

Taking a page out of Camilla‘s stylebook, Anika accessorized her gray wrap jumpsuit with an Azzedine Alaia Eyelet-Embellished Leather Tote Bag. See options below:

Of course, the Warehouse jumpsuit is sold out now but I have found some impressive alternatives from Topshop, Reiss and Misguided:

Later on in the episode, Anika slipped into a $99 lime green Zara shift dress. It was during that scene in which Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) proceeded to read her for filth:

While it doesn’t have the split-neck, I really like ASOS’s $68.50 yellow Oasis Shift Dress to get a similar look.

Check out Anika Calhoun’s style boutique!