Alicia Keys attended the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on the 20th of May 2012. She sported a simple, figure hugging Azzedine Alaia couture gown and Brian Atwood heels but it was her diamond ear cuff earrings which had everyone talking as she walked the white carpet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The stunning gold and diamond Repossi cuffs – which retail for $5,000 – were the focus of Alicia’s outfit thanks to a braided up-do which ensured her earrings were on full display.
Alicia – who was a contender for best dressed of the night – wisely kept the rest of her accessories simple, choosing only a Jennifer Fisher handpiece to complete the look. She also added a pop of colour with a slick of bright lipstick. Keys’ husband Swizz Beatz was on hand to offer moral support as his wife presented the Billboard Icon Award to Stevie Wonder before performing a duet with the legendary singer.
Swizz kept his look simple so as not to detract from his stunning wife, sporting a dapper white suit and taupe Gucci loafers along with a jaunty hat as the couple left 19-month-old son Egypt at home to enjoy a rare date night.
Another person who stood out with her dramatic dangerous looking pointed earrings was Nelly Furtado.