We’ve seen top model Maria Borges kill it at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show with her gigantic wings and colorful beads. But recently, we got to take a look at her style outside of the lingerie mogul’s influence.
Maria showed off her carpet style at the 31st annual Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York. Let’s just say we saw a lot of Lupita Nyong’o in it.
Maria Borges at the 31st annual Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York.
Maria turns heads in a bright pink dress by Badgley Mischka.
We’ve seen a lot of African-American women work fashion with their gorgeous skin color, but we haven’t seen anyone wear bright colors like Lupita does… until we checked out Maria Borges’ style.
Maria wore a bright pink dress by Badgley Mischka. Embroidered flowers on a tulle yoke gave the look extra elegance.
Maria celebrates Malone Souliers by wearing the brand’s “Maureen” mules in gray suede.
Malone Souliers was awarded the Vivian Infantino Emerging Talent Award.
Maria went for brown eye makeup, rosy cheeks and bare lips.
As it turns out, Maria was celebrating Roy Luwolt and Mary Alice Malone — the dynamic duo of Malone Souliers. The brand received the Vivian Infantino Emerging Talent Award for its unique footwear design. The 25-year-old Angolan fashion model posed with one half of the design duo Roy Luwolt on the red carpet.
Truthfully, Maria’s styling was a bit on the extreme side, but something about the model’s spunk made it look good anyway. Neon pinks and grays are always a bit tricky to pull off.
Nonetheless, the model made it work with just a bit of brown shadow, rosy cheeks and nude lips. This lady is definitely on our must-watch list.
Maria was joined by Malone Souliers designer Roy Luwolt.
Malone Souliers “Maureen” pointed-toe mules, $625
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