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I know I can’t be the only one who’s become quite fond of the “R&B Divas.” I know this because not only did the show’s premiere garner the highest ratings for a new show on TV One; but also because, just yesterday, my friend texted me in a slight panic:
Gurl what happened on the last episode of rnb divas? I’m feenin
It will have you caught up.
In one of the earlier episodes we watched as the other divas, particularly Nicci Gilbert Daniels, formerly of Brownstone, planned and put together a baby shower for fellow singer/friend Keke Wyatt. From the moment she walked into the venue all eyes darted to the terrible, horrible, no good very bad dress she was wearing. For those of you who watched the show, you probably remember it very well. For the rest of you, allow me to refresh your memory.
Everything about it was off. The color, the fit, the style…everything. And I’m not trying to be petty, the only reason I feel comfortable keepin’ it all the way real regarding this outfit is because Nicci herself admitted that she made a bad decision when she decided to step out of the house wearing this monstrosity. In a blog for TV One this is what she wrote:
… I first have to acknowledge that purple dress I wore to KeKe’s baby shower on the premiere. It was not CURVATO [Nicci's new clothing line.] It was Lane Bryant. It was WRONG and I knew it! I wore it because I was so proud that I could fit in it and I just couldn’t resist (Ladies: You know what I am talking about – being able to fit into something that hasn’t seen the light of day in a long time). My husband even told me it was awful. HINT: Ladies, if your husband tells you not to wear something, LISTEN. My mother even talked about that dress. I read the tweets and even re-tweeted some of them. I have learned to be humble and laugh at myself. I’m cool. I get it. That dress was just WRONG.
Yaasss Nicci Yass. Watching the episode, I was so perplexed; but now after this explanation, I completely understand. Sometimes when you make up your mind to wear something, nothing short of apocalyptic winds could rip it off of you.
I can relate because just a couple of weeks ago, I found myself in a similar predicament. I had just ordered this fly dress from Urban Outfitters. It was originally $50 something dollars but it was on sale for like $13.00. I don’t know about you but when I get something on sale, it makes me love it even more. So needless to say when it arrived at the crib, I was looking for any opportunity to wear it. Truth be told it was more of a club dress than anything else; but like I said I was dead set, hellbent on wearing it. So when I was invited on a date to grab smoothies and take a walk in the park, guess what I wore? You guessed it. My club dress. And so you can get a picture of just how much of a club dress it was, here’s a pic.
Now, there’s no way you can tell me that the dress isn’t fly. But was it appropriate for a first date in the park? Absolutely not. In all honesty, just like Nicci, I knew when I had to shimmy into it that it wasn’t the right move to make. But my determination beat out my common sense and I went for a walk in the park looking like I was going to somebody’s club. I rationalized: “It might not be the best choice but Ima work it.” Well, work it I did. Walking to meet my date, I got more cat calls than usual. While men were thanking God for my body, as if it were their personal play thing, I was praying to Him that nobody got buck and decided to touch it.
I knew I was wrong. After the date I sent the above picture of myself, along with a side shot, to my sister and mom at home. They both agreed: cute dress, completely inappropriate for a first date. (I didn’t even bother to send it to my father.) I was meeting up with my girlfriend later in the day and had decided to change, too ready to take the body hugging dress off. My friend knew I had just come from a date so she asked whether the jean shorts and t-shirt I was wearing were the same threads I wore on my date. I told her no and decided to show her the outfit I had mistakenly chosen to wear.
Her response was wordless. She just bust out laughing.
In case there was any doubt in my mind that I hadn’t committed a fashion faux pas, that guffaw was the confirmation nail in the coffin.
I know Nicci and I aren’t the only ones who’ve been caught slipping, when have you ever worn something that you knew was dead wrong?
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Madame Noire caught up with some of the strongest voices in the game recently at the Essence Music Festival. Nicci Gilbert-Daniels, formerly of the group Brownstone, Syleena Johnson, Faith Evans, KeKe Wyatt, and Monifah are now known as the R&B Divas. And they plan to star in a new reality show bearing the same name. We spoke with the ladies about reservations of being in reality tv, being real life friends and who’s the crazy one in the group.
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