It's February, so that means it's that time for New York to kick off the big Fashion Week extravaganzas that take place around the world twice a year. Traditionally, Fashion Week was held several months in advance of fashion collection debuts so the big fashion houses could preview their designs for boutique owners and department store buyers.

Over the years, the private showings were opened to the public and the events mushroomed into big splashy, overhyped spectacles where celebrities, VIPs and other wannabes jockey for position in the front rows.

Among those celebrities are actress Taraji P. Hensen, singer Ashanti, 30, who is famous for no reason at all these days, and her bestie Kelly Rowland, 29, who is a major superstar overseas, but not so much here in the states. But they both have good PR people, which is why we're blogging about them.

The ladies attended the sold out BCBG Max Azria show at the Fall 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week today.

Don't you LOVE Ashanti's shoes? I'll wait for Allen over at UpscaleHype to tell us who makes them. Then I'll update the post.

Update:

Thanks to loyal readers Sonya (SoulofBeauty.com) and Tenitrus who found Ashanti's Massimo Dogana F U Shoes on TheCrusade.net and CoCoPerez.com! The shoes come complete with rhinestone tennis bracelet and manicured fingernail and are available as a boot or sandal. They retail for around $1,100.

Photos: Splash News Online

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    here comes Man in 5,4,3,2,1

  • Anna

    Ashanti looks great, but the shoes are a :nono:

  • http://dahoneyhive.blogspot.com ryand91

    I love Ashanti. But she lost her career when she lost her sideburns.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gIuYir_AmQ YSoSerious

    Kelly is always so gorgeous to me...
    Ashanti has a nice body...
    Taraji bores me...

  • http://www.ashland86.com TheRealAshland

    Lol at all these mid day post, I thought someone put the strong arm on SR.com... but these post are boring :yawn:

  • http://www.ashland86.com TheRealAshland

    And those shoes Ashanti are wearing are wack. They remind me of the swan dress Bjork wore,Fashion fail.

  • KK76

    :yes: Yep. Shoes are wack. They're all looking pretty though.

  • lola773

    She's too cute to waste good eggs waiting for country grammer!

  • stunnaz

    ryand91 says:

    I love Ashanti. But she lost her career when she lost her sideburns.

    ************

    Hahahahaha

    The shoes is flipping us the bird ya know

  • Feuer frei

    I believe the shoes are made by Massimo Dogana.

  • stunnaz

    I meant Ashanti's shoes be chucking the middle finger up

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    Those shoes look cheap as chit and I was about to say Ashanti was looking cute but I don't like that particular animal print...

    Loves Taraji!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    The chit I'd do to Ashanti GOTTA be illegal in several states and countries!

    Dayum I could breathe on her gynecologist and the doctor could tell that Ashanti's coochi is :thumbsup:

  • Phrozen1der

    Ashanti needs to pull her knees up... :coffee:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    :lol: @ Man :rofl: SICKENING

  • Phrozen1der

    Kelly Rowland tho... :yes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    :dead: at Phro!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @PHRO
    "Kelly Rowland tho… :yes: "
    ____________________________________________________________________________

    Ah, you're into equestrian sports huh?
    :coffee:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    :lol: @ Phro

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man I see you tend to like the girls from that first floor classrooms with helmets.. :coffee:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man She does look good about that thigh area..but them lower legs scream she needs to reduce her salt intake.. :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @PHRO
    "I see you tend to like the girls from that first floor classrooms with helmets.. :coffee: "
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    I noticed that your girls tend to have an affinity for hay and carrots. :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @PHRO
    "She does look good about that thigh area..but them lower legs scream she needs to reduce her salt intake.. :coffee: "
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    I think she put those shoes on especially for you.
    :coffee:

  • Phrozen1der

    :dead: @Man Ashanti looks like she sniffed a line of one too many crushed sweet tarts :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    :dead: at Phro

  • CFREE

    Don’t you LOVE Ashanti’s shoes?

    No mam :no:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    I noticed that your girls tend to have an affinity for hay and carrots.
    _________________________
    :rofl: at this and reduce salt intake :rofl:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man that's fine at least Kelly does'nt look like a Teletubby gone safari :coffee:

  • ChaCha

    YSO.. you been ackin brand new... HELLO THERE YSOLO DOLO how are you ?

    and can you please untangle SPAGGYS eyes... that shyt is giving me a headache

    NOW Ashanti, those shoes are a fluckin NO....and A HAIL NO, try AGAIN! :nono:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man Might I suggest some nair around her legs and chin areas.... :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    :rofl: :wail:
    Yall have showed yall azzes today!
    I'm forever grateful!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @PHROZEN
    "that’s fine at least Kelly does’nt look like a Teletubby gone safari "
    __________________________________________________________________________

    She would if a Teletubby had the shape of a sick young man and threw on two different recently deceased animals on it's head and called it "hair."
    #noshade

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    :rofl: @ Phrozen teletubby and animal print Ashanti always been a bamma to me!

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    She would if a Teletubby had the shape of a sick young man and threw on two different recently deceased animals on it’s head and called it “hair.”
    #noshade
    ____________________
    :rofl: :rofl: I love you both

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man Ashanti has knees like an elephant... :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @PHROZEN
    "Might I suggest some nair around her legs and chin areas…. :coffee: "
    __________________________________________________________________________

    Is that what Kelly doin to her scalp? :coffee:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    I cant stop laughing at MAN and recently deceased animals calling it hair!

  • Chgoprime

    I need them shoes ASAP!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @PHROZEN
    "Ashanti has knees like an elephant… :coffee: "
    ____________________________________________________________________________

    Kelly's mother affectionately calls her "Seabiscuit."

  • CFREE

    Ya'll muFugga's :rofl:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man Tell ya girl to click her heels together like Dorothy and take her ass bag to Glen Clove because no one else is checking for her #Shade... :rofl: Because "EVERY LITTLE THING" that she does,get's on my damned nerves!!

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    :rofl: @ Phro and Every Little Thing

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man Ashanti's mother IS sea-biscuit!

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man
    Is that what Kelly doin to her scalp?
    _________________________________________________________________________

    Nah but it's what Ashanti did to those burns, that broad has a goatee :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    LOL
    MAN
    Tina is rather hairy, those eyebows! *shudders*

  • CFREE

    PHRO, bruh the prayer warriors have called and they want u to turn it on ova to jaysus, the doors are open :kona:

  • ChaCha

    Phrozen1der says:

    @Man Tell ya girl to click her heels together like Dorothy and take her ass bag to Glen Clove because no one else is checking for her #Shade… Because “EVERY LITTLE THING” that she does,get’s on my damned nerves!!

    AWW BABY ... YO PHro IS BANANAS right now!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @PHRO
    "Tell ya girl to click her heels together like Dorothy and take her ass bag to Glen Clove because no one else is checking for her #Shade… Because “EVERY LITTLE THING” that she does,get’s on my damned nerves!!"
    __________________________________________________________________________

    I'll have you know that my baby WRITES songs for artist like Beyonce! She CHOOSES not to sing as much anymore!

  • Phrozen1der

    @Cfree @ChaCha @Brown :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @PHRO
    "Ashanti’s mother IS sea-biscuit!"
    ____________________________________________________________________________

    The Knowles bought Kelly at an horse auction!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @PHRO
    "Is that what Kelly doin to her scalp?
    _________________________________________________________________________

    Nah but it’s what Ashanti did to those burns, that broad has a goatee "
    ______________________________________________________________________________

    Kelly is the brother Beyonce always wanted.

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man Yeah, because one of her TRUE friends told her that singing "Oh baby, whoa baby, yeah baby,I wanna rock which choo" all the damn time was played! :coffee:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    Yall are crazy and Man Ashanti writes for Beyonce and chooses not to sing :shrugs:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man And Ashanti is the tranny that Nelly has always dreamed of :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    BAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    PHRO YOU GOT THIS

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @PHRO
    Matthew Knowles has repeatedly referred to Kelly as his "son." :coffee:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man Ashanti has a head like a big ass VIDALIA onion! :coffee:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man Ashanti's acting,singing,dancing and sex has been likened to the feeling of watching paint dry while manually removing your pubes...

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man Ashanti works part time at 7/11! :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @PHRO
    Kelly was the missing member of B2K. They kicked Kelly out for being too manly tho.

  • BruhMan5th Flr

    @ Man and Phro you two are ridiculous but SR friends and fam im out this joint going home and do homework!!!!!! :bye: PAYYYYYSSSEEEE

    By the by Phro Ashanti got a Donk tho... Injections didnt get her that :no: Nicki hatin right now for that thang

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man Ashanti is that girl R.Kelly pissed on in that video....

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @PHRO
    Kelly should get paid by Pfizer because so many old yt men get to test their V.iagra on her.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @PHRO
    "Ashanti is that girl R.Kelly pissed on in that video…."
    ____________________________________________________________________________

    Kelly was the boy Michael Jackson gave his heart to.

  • Phrozen1der

    Phrozen 12 - Blouses 0 :rofl:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man Ashanti is the little boy from "The Crying Game"!

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    :rofl: still @ Man and PHRO yall was going back to back now who the hell said Kelly was the boy MJ gave his heart too :rofl:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man What does Kelly have that Ashanti does'nt????? FANS, and TALENT! "Oh baby" :whistle:

  • Chgoprime

    OMG lmmfao! @Man is an effin fool! Thank God I brought my Albuterol pump to the gig, bout to give me an asthma attack.

    Ashanti IS gorgeous though.

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man Kelly can blame Beyonce for why she does'nt get her shine,who does Ashanti blame??.... Her mustache..... :coffee:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    Her mustache…..
    ___________________
    I really shouldnt even be laughing at this :rofl:

  • ALBoy

    Yall stupid :lol: her mustache where have i seen one of those on a chick today :think:

  • mirsmommy

    I see I just can't leave some folks unsupervised. *coughs, Choco, coughs, Phro, coughs, Man*

    Soooooo done with yall :rofl:

  • mirsmommy

    Lemme add ChaCha to that list. :rofl:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    :lol: @AL are you speaking of the emails circulating : )

    @MIRS shhhhh :rofl:

  • Phrozen1der

    @ALBoy @Mirs :lol:

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Al................... I hatechu! :rofl:

  • mirsmommy

    DIMPZ!!!!! :hug:

  • Luvmybabygirl samarra

    Phrozen1der says:

    @Man Ashanti has knees like an elephant…
    ___________________________________________

    Phro you are too much for me today.
    :dead:

  • ALBoy

    Wait what I do :coffee: pish cant even ask questions :no:

  • ALBoy

    OKKKKKAAAAYYYY Nothing Really :blink: I say :blink:

  • ALBoy

    Mz D what I do? :shrug:

  • MzDimplez1123

    *runs full speed into MIRS' arms* :kiss: I misseded you!

    *sideeyes Al*

  • ALBoy

    @ CHoco :blink: Really?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gIuYir_AmQ YSoSerious

    :hugs: @ MzD

    Sorry I missed you earlier. Its sooooooooo flucking cold here!! :wail:

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Phrozen1der says:

    @Man Ashanti has knees like an elephant... :coffee:
    ________________

    :lol:

  • ALBoy

    SIde eyeing me for :shrug:

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @PHRO
    “Ashanti’s mother IS sea-biscuit!”
    ____________________________________________________________________________

    Man, I just don’t care™ says:

    The Knowles bought Kelly at an horse auction!
    ________________

    :rofl:

  • ALBoy

    @ YSOspaggy where you been at ?

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Yso..............I know! I almost wanna use all my vacation time to keep from coming out in this mess.

  • ALBoy

    just trying to have a lil fun :coffee:

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Al........Have you checked your email today?

  • MzDimplez1123

    *dies everytime Al uses the word lil* :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gIuYir_AmQ YSoSerious

    @ALBoy

    This wonk eye been giving me trouble. Move around to my good side so I can see you. :lol:

  • ALBoy

    @ Mz I just looked Im like why I wouldnt in on all the fun you could have told your boy :no: Mz D Its the Lil things that count :coffee:

  • Bosstown

    OMG I am at my desk cracking up laughing. @ Phro and Man yall have outdone yourselves today. Knees like an elephant........Seabiscuit. I have to walk away so I can laugh like I want to.

    :dead:

  • ALBoy

    Mz D :lol: baby hair toothbrush :lol:

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Al.........You're a bad influence. :rofl:

  • Bosstown

    @YSO who in hail is that in your gravi??? It looks like a crosseyed Mike Vick!!

    :wtf:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Bosstown :lol:

  • ChaCha

    WHAT I DO MIRDA MIRS :shrug:

  • ALBoy

    @ yso I saw a chick at wal mart the other night eyes was closer together than viennas be in the can :no: like she could wear a monocle and cover both eyes im talking no seperation whatsoever :no:

  • Bosstown

    And here comes Chacha with Prince brother in her Gravi.....killin me with the gravis today!!!

    WHERE DO YALL FIND THIS SH*T!!!!!

    :ROFL:

  • Phrozen1der

    @ALBoy you acting up!! :rofl:

  • ALBoy

    @ ChA cHA what you know bout Wolves :coffee:

  • Phrozen1der

    @ChaCHa Your gravi needs to be employed and "Ring-me Brothers Burn-em and Jenkins" circus!!!! :rofl:

  • Bosstown

    @AL boy stop I am so glad everyone is gone so I can laugh as loud as I want to cause yall are killing me today!!!!

    Closer than viennas in a can I am so
    :dead:
    right now!!

  • ALBoy

    I was looking like wait do she have one eylash or two :shrug:

  • ALBoy

    eyebrow = eylash :no: noautocorrect :coffee:

  • Bosstown

    “Ring-me Brothers Burn-em and Jenkins” circus!!!

    ----------------------------------------------------

    :rofl:

    @Phro you been drinking that damn Dr. Pepper again I can tell. Crack open another bottle you are on a roll today

    :koolaid2:
    Really Dr. Pepper for Phro

  • Phrozen1der

    @Bosstown :yes: You know me too well!!

  • Bosstown

    That's right we are gonna keep them coming love it when you get like that!!

    :wink:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gIuYir_AmQ YSoSerious

    :hugs: @ ChaChella

    I saw you accusing me of acting funny. I keep trying to tell y'all I can't see chit unless you standing on my good side now. :lol:

  • Bosstown

    @YSO and what damn side is that???

    :rofl:

  • ALBoy

    @ YSO your gravi remind me of Kwall folks talkin bout that chick made them fell like she was looking at them twice :lol:

  • Phrozen1der

    @YSo Don't start today!!! :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gIuYir_AmQ YSoSerious

    @Boss

    <---That's Spaggy. He's (mostly) harmless. :yes:

  • Bosstown

    that chick made them fell like she was looking at them twice

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    Or looking at everybody ......who can tell YSO still hasn't said which side is the good side??

  • Bosstown

    Please tell me spaggy does not have one of those big chains on????

    He wouldn't even be able to see who snatched his chain!!!

    :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gIuYir_AmQ YSoSerious

    @Phro

    You ain't the boss of me. :nana:

  • ALBoy

    @ Boss he would be describing Everybody in the place :lol: TEAMPICTUREINPICTURE :coffee:

  • Bosstown

    :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gIuYir_AmQ YSoSerious

    Spaggy sees all y'all laughing at him. :nono:

    Well the ones standing on his left anyway. :lol:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Yso :lol:

  • Phrozen1der

    @ALBoy :lol:

  • Bosstown

    Chacha why you change the gravi I was going to send Prince brother over to do Spaggy's eyebrows!!!! Or maybe he could hook that chick that Al seen in walmart with a eyebrow waxing!!!

    :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gIuYir_AmQ YSoSerious

    @Boss

    Spaggy is in the hair removal business. He'll give you a Guyanaian wax.*

    *It's like a Brazilian only it's a bit higher and farther west. :rofl:

  • Bosstown

    Ummmmmm yeah YSO I think I will have to pass on the waxing......he might end up waxing some other sh*t cause it was on the wrong side!!!

    :rofl:

    I let him try it on someone else first!! ANY VOLUNTEERS!!

  • GoldenGurl

    I'm >:( at them shoes. If the hand was at least close to her skin color, I would have said the shoes were just....well...ugly, instead of ugly as hell!

  • BruhMan5th Flr

    Still going I see

  • Phrozen1der

    @Bruhman :lol: Yup!

  • Daisy

    I am on the fence about the shoes but Ashanti looks cute. Glad she got rid of her sideburns (I can say this as I have to keep mine tamed as well) lol

  • nina2010

    Ashanti has always been so whack to me...very pretty but whack nonetheless

  • OutsidetheBox

    Im for all types of gangsta but them shoes are :no:

    Ugh.