Jordin Sparks and Tika Sumpter Dazzle at “Sparkle” After Party
The after party of the star studded screening of “Sparkle,” presented by Alizé Coco, proved to be an evening filled with Oscar murmurs. Cast members Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter and Omari Hardwick, were in attendance along with others. Sparks graced the event in Alice + Olivia red peplum dress, while Tika Sumpter donned a radiant gold floor-length dress from the Bill Blass Fall 2012 collection.
Celebrity guests included Russell Simmons, DJs Mia Morretti and Caitlin Moe, Alice + Olivia designer Stacy Bennett, and actresses Gabourey Sidibe, Heather Matarazzo, and Rutina Wesley. Also in attendance the were the newly crowned it girls and members “Fabulous 5” Olympic gold-medal winning gymnastics team, Kyla Ross, Jordyn Weiber, McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman. Their impromptu appearance cause such a stir among the well-heeled group.
The crowd was abuzz about the final performance of the late Ms. Whitney Houston, with many predicting an Oscar nomination on the horizon.
“I was so excited to see Whitney shine on the screen. I bet she’ll be a shoo-in for an Oscar nod.” remarked one guest.
Alizé Coco cocktails circulated the after party, which was held at The Yard at The Soho Grand Hotel.