Get to Know Producer Erika Williams and The Best Strapless Dresses of the Season

Erika Williams is a name that I just learned, but upon reading about her past experience as well as seeing her amazing style, I had to research further. Her name is garnering a lot of praise of late as she is one of the Associate Producers for the recently debuted Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest film at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. This project is just one piece on her résumé, which includes producing award-winning campaigns for The United States Tennis Association, Verizon Online, Amerada Hess and many more.

Music has always been one of Williams’ passions, leading her to Los Angeles to spearhead American Express’ music and entertainment efforts for Momentum Worldwide, as well as her film making debut for the Beats, Rhymes & Life film. At the film’s premiere, she chose a strapless colorblock bandage dress and accessorized with a brown striped clutch and blue pumps. I love this look on her because not only does it use colorblocking which is one of Spring’s hottest trends, but it fits her perfectly and shows that she isn’t afraid to take fashion risks. I am really hoping to see more of her work as well as seeing her rise in the fashion ranks as one to watch.

Strapless dresses aren’t always the easiest to pull off, but when one fits right, it can make be magical. With warm weather ahead, no one wants to be covered up, thus strapless silhouettes are the way to go. Here are my top strapless dress picks for the season.

Rodarte makes some of the most eccentric pieces in the industry, thus it is nice to find a piece from the Mulleavy sisters that is almost understated when compared to the rest of their collections. The Draped Corset Dress ($795) for their Opening Ceremony collection is beautiful and will be perfect for wear all season long. I have always been a fan of Mara Hoffman’s prints and the Twisted Bustier Dress (on sale for $118.80) is a statement-making piece that will be sure to turn heads. Martin Grant’s Bustier Ladder Dress ($1400) introduced me to the term jour échelle, as well as being a very chic and interesting take on the LBD.

Visit to learn more about Erika Williams and the film and see another image of her at the Beats, Rhymes & Life filmmaker dinner at Imperial #9 by Sam Talbot celebrated by Remy Martin Cognac at The Mondrian in New York City.

*Images courtesy of Getty.


  1. Rosanne Giuliano

    way to go Erika..So proud of the young girl grown amazing WOMEN…I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of YOU and all your great accomplishments…

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