“Single Ladies” Fashion Round-Up With Stacey Dash & Anthony L. Williams

Well the season came to a dramatic and startling end Monday night and I for one am tipping my hat to Queen Latifah, Stacy A. Littlejohn, and the cast for a job well done.  The two-hour “Single Ladies” movie and subsequent 10 episodes left us hungry for more each week up until the very end.  Honey, scripted TV hasn’t been this good since “Sex and the City” years back!

I think I speak for myself and many of you as well when I say that the highlight of this season was following the fashion of Stacey Dash’s character “Val,” who was styled to perfection each week by Anthony L. Williams.  I hope he returns for Season 2, as his chemistry with Stacey is on fire and he hit the fashion nail on the head every week with looks that ranged from sexy to demure.

To celebrate the end of an amazing first season I thought I’d close out the week with a little fashion breakdown of a few of my fav looks from “Val.”

  
I love this Michael Kors Matte Jersey Bodysuit that Stacey wore.  The cream is really flattering against her skin tone and the silhouette quite flattering for her slim figure.

In the season finale of “Single Ladies” Stacey stepped out in a nude ostrich feather organza dress with black applique and elaborate beading.  Anthony souped up this vintage find by pinning it in some areas and tailoring it to fit her frame.  He paired her dress with black Christian Louboutin pumps, noting that a black shoe is always sexy with a nude dress.  Anthony also decided to pull Stacey’s hair back in the scene, and reminded us that it’s important to create balance when wearing something as daring as feathers (i.e., you don’t want to have too much movement of the hair as well as the dress and feathers).

This fun, yellow mini dress is an Anthony L. Williams original.  In this scene Anthony states that he wanted Stacey to be able to move comfortably through the event while setting the precedent for how canary yellow should be featured on the body.  The body of the dress is silk jersey and the waves silk organza.

In Episode 1 Stacy wore a pretty  2-piece suit.  Anthony felt that the exaggerated shoulder made her come across as a strong woman while also showing her femininity – and I agree with him! It’s a balance of who “Val” is in her life: feminine, a hopeless romantic, but also strong.  The cream blazer is shorter in front, longer in back, and includes a lot of draping.

Anthony proudly calls this one his “Look for Less.” I call it “Sexy Schoolmarm.” He took a $5.00 blouse from a thrift store and altered it, replacing the buttons and adding a sweet bow. The bustier beneath really gave a vintage vibe.  Says Anthony, “You can’t go wrong with a sweetheart bustier when it fits.”

We all remember when Stacey donned this beautiful white vintage Thierry Mugler dress and electric blue Christian Louboutin Open Lips suede pumps as she headed to brunch.  This dress is a “one of a kind” design, so unfortunately we won’t be finding one exactly like it.  Great pick, Anthony!

Anthony found this black Calvin Klein sheath at T.J. Maxx.  He removed the sleeves and added the shoulder detail. In this scene he wanted Stacey to appear sexy through the fit, strong throughout the shoulders, and a bit vulnerable in the mere fact that she was in a dress. I love this LBD – simple, sexy, sassy!!

Aaah, the famous pink and green color block outfit!  This outfit from Episode 7 was a personal favorite of mine.  Anthony bought the fuschia Jill Sander top at Jeffrey’s in Atlanta and made the green skirt with bow belt himself. He describes it as “simplicity in design balanced by the boldness of the color.” In the scene Stacey is confronting her ex-boyfriend and so Anthony wanted to give  her a fit and a silhouette that would make her look feminine and strong, but also allow her to be functional.

This pretty pink wedding gown, from the Christian Dior 2004 collection, is another fabulous vintage find.  Notes Anthony, the classic, vintage look is what inspired him to add the white gloves. The gown was a size 8 and he had it cut down to Stacey’s size 0.

This gorgeous, chevron metallic dress from Episode 3 was yet another vintage find.  Anthony partnered the maxi dress with a nude Louboutin heel because he liked the way the shoe picked up the metallic in the dress without looking over done.  Stacey’s hair was pinned to one side and he gave her hoop earrings.  He states that, with a sparkly dress, you don’t always want to put on sparkly accessories. Tone it down, pick up the gold or silver in the dress, and remember that less is more.

We all remember when Stacey sparkled in a pink Aidan Mattox Sequined Mesh Sheath Dress in Episode 8.  When Anthony initially found the dress it was shapeless and hung a bit too long.  He saw the potential, however, and ultimately pulled the lining out, deepened the V’cut in the back, shortened the length, and contoured the dress to fit Stacey’s body.  Following the episode I blogged about this dress and linked to the Nordstrom website where it could be found, and the dress sold out in a matter of days.  Hope you got yours early!

I just loved this white fishtail mini dress that Stacey wore with black leggings. Style Me Prissy reader Diana suggested that we get the look by altering the hem of this White Tulip Dress from Zara to create the fishtail finish. Thanks Diana!

Stacey was adorbs in this figure hugging, ruffled grey bandage dress in Episode 1.  The cap sleeve mini dress features a peplum on the hips and it is Hervé Léger by Max Azria from Fall/Winter 2010. We loved this dress on Stacey, and apparently others did as well as it was spotted on several celebs shortly after the episode aired.

This sexy LBD is another Anthony L. Williams original. This design was completely beaded and features a sheer bodice with exaggerated cap sleeves – perfect for a night out on the town with the girls!

Which of your favorite “Val” looks did I miss?  Leave it in the comments and I’ll update the post. Wishing Anthony Williams the very best in his various other fashion endeavors, and I sure hope to see him styling Stacey in Season 2!

32 Responses to “Single Ladies” Fashion Round-Up With Stacey Dash & Anthony L. Williams

  1. Adrienne Chappell says:

    Who designed the dress in the second episode in the beginning it’s blue mini dress with feathers at the shoulders

  2. Adrienne Chappell says:

    I was curious who designed the baby blue dress in the beginning of the 2nd episode of Single Ladies with the feathers on the shoulders?! I am in love with that dress

  3. Tiffany Johnson says:

    Can someone give me the direct link to that white tulip dress from ZARA? Thanks!

  4. Tiffany says:

    I absolutely love the fashion from Vh1’s Singles Ladies. I have been wondering what the designers were for those many outfits, especially since Stacey Dash’s character is my fave one.

  5. she is beautiful. Definitely makes you look forward to aging, rather than dreading it.
    Plz visit: http://www.fashionfusion.in/

  6. darci says:

    wow, what a great season finale….this show started off pretty iffy, but it’s gotten better every week – can’t wait to see how they resolve everything next season.

    Also, I thought it was totally awesome that they used three songs by Oona (“I Wanna Know You,” Trouble,” and “Remote Control” w Jet Stream)…I just discovered her but love her so much already, she’s like an electropop (and hopefully sober) version of Amy Winehouse

    • yakini says:

      I know! Im really excited to see what they have in store for next season. I didnt pay attention to the songs by Oona, but i will listen out for them when i watch the reruns!

  7. Bika says:

    good post b/c some of these outfits i hadn’t even seen! i think my fav was the sparkly number she wore at her dinner party. it just looked soo pretty and feminine on her! and of course the color blocking outfit was fierce as well. she BETTER be back next season…she makes that show n i think everyone knows that!

    • yakini says:

      Exactly! If anything, Charity Shea (April) could be replaced. Sorry, but anyone could play her character. But Stacey and LisaRaye? No way jose! They better squash that beef and bring it next season. :)

  8. Glamamom says:

    She’s quite a canvas. I have to watch this show!

  9. Seriously, “Val” looked good in pretty much every scene. Stacey Dash is such a doll — super sexy, ever stylish, and so toned! I want to look like her when I grow up!

    • yakini says:

      Yeah, man, she is beautiful. Definitely makes you look forward to aging, rather than dreading it. (That is, if we can all look that way as we grow older, lol)

  10. Yakini you are right..these are all gorgeous! and Stacey Dash is bad!!!!!!Can’t wait for season two!

  11. I LOVE that ostrich feather dress and that white dress with black leggings. I wold so rock that!!

  12. Mama Violet says:

    Love this recap. I’ve been watching single ladies so that I can drool at the fashion. Love that thet are diying and using vintage pieces.

  13. YUMMommy says:

    Loved the fishtail mini dress. So need to find one.

  14. MulattoMuse says:

    I couldn’t agree with you MORE! I LOVED watching the show for the fashion and because of it, I simply LOVE LOVE LOVE Anthony L. Williams and Stacey Dash (regardless of her acting inabilities…sorry, not her best in the show, but perhaps that’s what they asked for). Thanks for sharing a including all the fabulous pics!

  15. SiBonita says:

    AMAZING recap of stacey/val’s fashion this season!! thanks for doing this! not only did i look forward to watching a new episode every week, but reading your fashion recaps have been fabulous as well. let’s cross our fingers that stacey is back next season for us to continue enjoying the looks that she rocks so effortlessly and that anthony styles so perfectly!

    • yakini says:

      Yay, Im so glad you enjoyed those little recaps. I had so much fun doing them and will really miss my Monday night TV and blogging inspiration! LOL

  16. I am really loving this show too! The fashion is so awesome, I almost get distracted by it because I am in awe.
    Thanks for the recap.

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