Keri Hilson at the Riddick Los Angeles Premiere

Posted on August 29, 2013

It’s all about the hair and the shoes with this look.


Keri Hilson attends the premiere of “Riddick” in Los Angeles.

Fortunately, she nailed both. And the jewelry, for that matter.

We get the thinking behind the dress – it’s simple to let the other features shine and it’s got great walking-away potential – but it’s still a bit too plain for us. We think we’d take the shape if it was just in some sort of low-key color. Even so, she looks pretty. Love the rings. The earrings are surprisingly subtle. Then again, like we said, it’s all about the hair and the shoes.



[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans, David Gabber, Izumi Hasegawa/]

    Please review our Community Guidelines before posting a comment. Thank you!

    • Is it just the way she is standing that makes the hem look asymmetrical? Anyway, she looks stunning – I think her hair and makeup are impeccable. Her eyebrows are superb.

    • marlie

      I really like this. It’s all a Janet Jackson, “Poetic Justice” throwback, but she really looks great. Agree that the dress needs a little… something. But otherwise, I’m good with this look.

      • largishbearishAtlish

        thought the dress was a snooze, til you see the side and back detail…(and the jewelry and shoes are nice and quirky (meant in the nicest way!)

    • LadyCelia

      She looks wonderful. I’d call it a WERQ.

      • MightyMarshal

        Ahh, I just said the exact same thing.

        • NYCGlamourpuss


    • mmebam

      If the dress were knee-length, I’d be in her arms…

    • StellaZafella

      Shades of Thandy Newton from the Chronicles of Riddick sequel…that’s a compliment. Both of them are stunning and can rock a simple dress and make it MOVE.

    • nowlo

      I love it. Gorgeous hair.

    • MightyMarshal

      Shoulda been a werq

    • Jacquelyn

      Dress needs to be shorter. Her hair is fantastic and her eye makeup looks great! I’m not loving the shoes actually.

    • Amy909

      Not sure how I feel about the rings, but everything else I love! Especially the hair and makeup!

    • Sobaika

      Gorgeous, but that is A LOT makeup.

      • moxie_lady

        Yes, the contouring is out of control.

      • MilaXX

        Agree, and with that hair, a more natural look works better.

    • Kent Roby

      It’s definitely a WERQ for me, but I do find myself getting annoyed by the now-obligatory booty pose that other minions have pointed out!

      • Kent Roby

        (at least in this case it shows that sexy row of buttons)

    • decormaven

      What a gorgeous smile! That’s the best part of this look.

    • Nikko Viquiera

      I think, more than the hair and shoes, it’s all about that FACE! beautiful!

      • GSMSF

        And the body!

    • sagecreek

      How is this not a WERQ?

      Anyway, she’s radiant. Nice to see.

    • Latin Buddy

      Guys, hahaha while I agree it’s a WERQ, if we keep ‘demanding’ one from TLo, our gay uncles will yell at us because it’s not some Certificate of Distinction and it’s a way to have some variety in the commentary. Let’s just appreciate the fierceness in Keri and move on 🙂

    • kimmeister

      I don’t believe I’ve ever seen her before, but she is gorgeous. That column of buttons down the back must have hurt like the dickens whenever she sat, though.

    • AnniNoone

      I LOVE her hair. Pretty, shiny, just gorgeous.

    • Trickytrisha

      My goodness…. she’s flat out gorgeous. This ensemble is classy with a touch of sassy. Those rings make me happy. Yay for her – way to step up to the spotlight.

    • bellafigura1

      Just beautiful.

    • SewingSiren

      Elegant from head to toe. WERQ!

    • alyce1213

      Gorgeous. The button detail on the back of the dress elevates it from just another black dress. Love the necklace, shoes, rings. WERQ.

    • Scimommy

      Killer face, too.

    • BrooklynBomber

      I don’t know. The hair (love!), the shoes (wow!), but also the buttons, the eyes, and the smile.

    • In_Stitches

      In red with a scoop neck and a slightly looser skirt-she’d be divine. As is, it’s a bit boring.

    • Rand Ortega

      Love it. She looks gorge. That necklace is very Space Goth Riddick-esque. My only quibble are the Lee Press On Eyebrows. The painted on effect makes her face look a tad heavy in some of the close ups. The full length shots are perfection.

    • That’s the way to do up a sleek, but plain dress. Could someone give her phone number to Rosario Dawson?

    • Imasewsure

      She is gorgeous but not loving the length of this or maybe the plainness of the front… in a deep rich color, this would have been even more stunning on her. Perfect from the back though

    • bassfemme

      As stunning as the entire ensemble is, the most amazing accessory is that killer smile!

    • Tatiana Luján

      Who is she? She’s stunningly beautiful.

      • MilaXX

        Singer. R & B

        • Tatiana Luján


      • Diego!

        Search on Youtube her song Energy, cool video and song!

        • Tatiana Luján

          I will, thanks!

          • TropiCarla

            Better yet – google “Pretty Girl Rock”

            I reluctantly became obsessed with her when this was airing every day. She is STUNNING. I was pregnant at the time and almost picked “Keri” as the name for my baby girl – I thought is was perfect as it would also be an anagram of her daddy’s name.

            • Tatiana Luján

              And how did you name your baby girl? Keri is a pretty name.

            • TropiCarla

              Keira …

              … close but not quite 😉

    • majorbedhead

      Ooooh, I don’t have a clue who she is, but she certainly is beautiful.

      I love the fabric covered buttons up the back of the dress. I’m such a sucker for those.

    • PlethoraofBooks

      Just imagine this in color… that would make this a WERQ for me. In plain black, I get an overwhelming feeling of “she looks pretty fabulous but…”

    • 3boysful

      All about the EYES to me! What a gorgeous woman. But I also j’adore the shoes.

    • formerlyAnon

      Lord god. When you’re that good looking, good hair and shoes is apparently all you need!

    • kim bunchalastnames


    • mickiemonkey

      INSANELY beautiful.

    • Lily-Rygh

      I love those rings, which look perfect with the shoes! Bravo on the accessories.

    • Qitkat

      I have no idea who this is, but, WOW, is she gorgeous! Love the back of the dress. Overall, a stunning look. I want that hair when I am reincarnated as a woman of color.

    • MilaXX

      The only thing I don’t like is the “baby hair”. I thought we sopped gelling back in the 80’s.

      • TropiCarla

        We did. lol

        Sometimes the edges need a little taming though. I’m rocking a low fro these days and I find myself using a hint of gel on my damp hairline and brushing it into submission – gives it a nice sleek wave. With those giant braids though, that wouldn’t work so I guess they just had to slick ’em down and shape ’em.

        • MilaXX

          lol, I do that for my locs as well. But Keri is giving Chili a run for her money here. They could have snatched those edges back when they put the box braids in.

    • MiriamMc75

      Baby hair pumpin’ – Lip gloss is shinin’! Fabulous!

    • carolynmo

      Must have those shoes!!!!

    • ItsDicey

      Total werk, though the makeup contouring and highlighting need to be toned down. Other than that, she looks beautiful.

    • quiltrx

      I’m not crazy about the ‘hair’. Too heavy, too artificial. Several girls at my workplace (which I assure you are not on Keri’s buying-level) are wearing this same look. I can’t unsee bullion trim on pillows in the 90s.

      • shelbywoo

        That’s what satin nightcaps and pillowcases are for.

    • kirkyo

      I think this is all about that face.

    • lbl

      I love seeing braids in professional-type settings like this.

    • ankali

      She may have the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen. Also, love the rings.

    • Contralto

      What a strikingly pretty girl. Those light eyes!

    • Louise Bryan

      Pretty, hell. This woman is Gorgeous. The dress is mostly a snooze (the back is kinda cool), but that face!

    • H2olovngrl

      No, no, no…I said, HIDDLESTON!

    • Diego!

      This look: Dress + Hair + Make Up + Shoes + Jewelry scream only one thing: FIERCE! You WERQ that look Keri!

    • Hildegerd Haugen

      she had me until I saw those hands….

    • Sara Brams-Miller

      This dress is incredible. She looks gorgeous.

    • crash1212

      I think, along with the fabulous hair and cool shoes…it has a little something to do with that FACE as well. I love this look. She nailed it.

    • Dan_In_NYC

      In that third pic, I’m getting a young Janet Jackson vibe – mostly from her smile. The braids are a little long for my taste, but her face is STUNNING – and overall this is a great look.

    • Shawn EH

      Pretty girl rock, all the way!

    • oohsparkley!

      It’s a WERQ from me also.

    • Jane Patterson

      Those rings are amazing. Anyone know where they are from? I just saw screencaps from “Master’s Sun” kdrama where the lead is wearing what looks like the same ones in silver. (Who am I kidding, they can’t be in my budget. But still….)

    • WERQ that pretty girl rock, Keri!

    • She looks phenomenal–the severe chicness is just perfect.

    • silaria

      I’m going to have to disagree with you guys just a little bit – this gets a major WERQ from me. She’s fascinating, from the awesome hair to the interesting jewelry and shoes. I love the rings, especially. And the bam! of the back tops it all off. She’s really captivating, in a way I haven’t seen before.