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Michelle Obama Lights Up the Phoenix Awards Dinner in a Monochromatic Gown

Here is all the proof you need that you can wear white after Labor Day! Michelle Obama looked positively statuesque in a white-hot Bibhu Mohapatra gown at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner on Saturday. The dress featured a halter-style neck and asymmetrical black stripe accents on the bodice’s front and a black trim at the waist. Obama accessorized the outfit with dangling earrings and styled her hair in loose curls for the Washington, D.C., event, where President Barack Obama delivered the keynote speech.

Michelle Obama is obviously a big fan of Mohapatra: Not only has she worn his designs before but the Indian-born and New York-based designer has also been invited to the White House’s first fashion workshop on Oct. 8. With the First Lady hosting the event, it’s no wonder that she is stepping up her style. We’ll have to keep an even closer eye on her fashion choices as the event draws near!

For more Michelle Obama, see her best looks ever in our gallery.

Mara Hoffman’s Coiled Snake Wedding Gown Is Slithering It’s Way Into Our Hearts

If Mara Hoffman’s debut bridal collection of five gowns and two bathing suits wasn’t enough for you, we have good news; Hoffman, known for her bohemian beachwear and graphic clothes, has designed another gown exclusively for online site Bona Drag. The silk “Coiled Snake Gown” (pictured, above left, $ 1,398; BonaDrag.com) features intricate beading around the neckline and is named after the taupe, rose, lavender, and white snake-like beading coiled around the neckline. There’s even two snake heads that come together at the bottom of the low, scooped back.

The dress is part of Bona Drag’s second bridal collection, aptly named the “Ceremonial Collection, and while the collection has its fair share of flowy lace and silk gowns, ethereal kimonos and little white dresses, the bulk of it is made up of a stellar collection of accessories. From white leather gloves and a white pearl labyrinth shoulder piece (pictured, above right, $ 2,390; BonaDrag.com) to rings, cuffs, necklaces, and even white leather moto jackets and lingerie,  this collection has everything you’ll need for what can only be described as the dessert goddess wedding of a lifetime.

“We started the Ceremonial Collection in 2012 as a response to the dire need for bridal for our customer,” Heather Wojner, founder of Bona Drag, told Instyle.com exclusively. “At the time, if you searched online for ‘bridal’ you’d find bland thick tulle white dresses and spiral curl up-do’s. Our customers started asking, ’Could I wear this as a wedding gown?’ or, ‘Am I allowed to have a black diamond engagement ring?’ Yes, if you want to wear a dress made of sterling silver chains or a dress decorated with serpents you’re allowed, and we’ll show you how.”

Take a peek at their lookbook, but be warned that it may leave you with a longing desire to forgo your formal affair and run off to Palm Springs to elope.

Beyonce Was A Sight Of Swarovski Crystals In Her Vrettos Vrettakos Gown At the Brit Awards In London

No one could keep their eyes off of Beyonce during her surprise performance at the 2014 Brit Awards in London last night, and for good reason! Not only was her appearance at the show her first in a decade—she previously performed “Crazy In Love” in 2004—but she also sparkled onstage in a green-blue Swarovski-encrusted Vrettos Vrettakos long-sleeved gown complete with sheer panels along the sleeves. What’s more, the gown is embellished with over 100,000 crystals and if it reminds you of Beyonce’s iconic blue catsuit from the Mrs. Carter World Tour, it’s because both looks were designed by the Greek designer himself.

So why all the glitz and glam for Beyonce’s performance at the awards show? Well first because she is Queen B and secondly because the singer performed her hit song “XO” off her self-titled visual album for the first time ever for a televised performance, which she lovingly dedicated to her “incredible fans.” We love you like XO too Beyonce! Scroll down to watch the singer’s full performance from the 2014 Brit Awards.

Want more party photos from this week’s parties? Look through our gallery to see some of your favorite celebrities out and about the town! 

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