Spotlight on Style:Taraji P. Henson

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With all of her SAG and Oscar nominations, there has been quite the buzz surrounding Taraji P. Henson. However, many of us have known the Howard University Theater Arts graduate since her first major role as Yvette in Baby Boy in 2001. Now an Academy Award nominated actress, Taraji has transformed from Yvette, the feisty “Jody!” yelling character to Queenie, Brad Pitt’s mother in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Not only have her roles undergone a transformation over the years, but her style as well.

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At the start of the millennium, Ms. Henson was going through what
we’ll call a Pocahontas phase. Her casual red carpet attire included
mini skirts, furry tops, lengthy tresses and headbands.
(The hippieheadband is back in style though!)

By the time her next major film – Hustle & Flow – was released (2005), Taraji had traded in the Pocahontas look for floral dresses, asymmetrical hemlines and big updos.

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With back to back films, 2008-2009 is Taraji P. Henson’s season. The actress has been seen all over the scene and is a red carpet regular. From little black dresses to colorful ensembles, Taraji has definitely refined her style and is consistently pulling off chic looks.

Eagle Eye Premiere in Black Halo, Bebe Spring Ad Campaign Event
Blackberry Curve Launch, The Family That Preys Premiere, “Top Hollywood Moneymakers” Pre-Oscar event, Cinema Society Screening of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button & VH1’s 14th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

More recently, at Sunday’s SAG Awards, Taraji looked fab in a white, backless Herve L. Leroux gown. (Herve L. Leroux is Herve Leger’s label)

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Like Taraji’s new style? Here are some O So Chic Taraji-esque looks!

top row: Satin Strapless Dress, $17.80 (Forever 21); Marvin Richards Belted Double Breasted Coat, $77 (Macys);Style&Co. Double Breasted Military Coat, $169 (Amazon); BCBG Slinky Banded Tube Dress, $222.60 (Bloomingdales);
bottom row: Donna Morgan Strapless Ruffle Dress, $120 (Dillard’s); Donna Ricco Cap-Sleeve Dress, $64 (Overstock); Black Halo Keyhole Ruffle Sheath Dress,$345 (Tobi) (Neiman Marcus)
; “Triumphh” Cuffed Pumps, $109.95 (Steve Madden)

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