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Aaliyah: She taught us well!

Aaliyah was R&B’s sweetheart…and the sexiest tomboy in pop culture history!

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As we countdown to the premiere of the Aaliyah biopic tonight premiering on Lifetime network, I thought it only fitting that we discuss what the she has done for fashion. Though the biopic is destined to be an acute failure, with little hope of telling Aaliyah’s story with any semblance of authenticity, the woman herself was a trendsetter. Aaliyah had the voice of an angel and gave the world timeless tracks like If Your Girl Only Knew, Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number, and 4 Page letter…among many many others. She shaped the listening tastes of many 80’s babies, but she shaped something else…our closets! The iconized songstress will forever be remembered for showing us girls that are less than girly (but still fashionable) that we can be sexy too!

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Yep! She pulled off a rocked out dog collar!

From men’s underwear to baggy pants and halters, we learned from this beautiful woman that Sporty Spice was not our only alternative! I remember my first leather vest like it was yesterday! I showed up to school in this vest with a pair of stonewash jeggings, a black wife beater and some patent leather combat boots and stomped through the joint like I owned the place. My black hair in a high ponytail with a leather scrunchie and my black lipstick made me feel like a sexy thug, and I owe it all to the one and only Aaliyah. I was killin em yall…killin softly! (excuse the 90’s era jargon, FLASHBACK)

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Aaliyah and Tommy Hilfiger were a match made in heaven

Today, tomboys, STEM’S, and girls who don’t like yeast infection-tight jeans alike can wave their combat boot lover flags high! Why? Because Aaliyah showed us that with a little makeup, some midriff, and a dream…we can be sexy and intimidating at the same time. Now that leather joggers are making a huge comeback, we can reminisce of those days even more without looking like we’re trapped in a time machine. But, we can also sex it up and wear flowing dresses and bikini tops and surprise the shit out of people like our lady Aaliyah did in the rock the boat videos! Because of her and other 90’s greats, we can switch it up with confidence and style!

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Boyfriend jeans and a halter top…back in style today
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Even as a round the way girl, she rocked her style to the fullest!

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett: Cheek to Cheek

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett team up.

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I had never really been a jazz fan until Amy Winehouse came out. Even then, my only interest in the genre was to learn more about her influences specifically. Then Treme premiered on HBO and I learned that there were types of jazz that didn’t make you feel insane or put you to sleep. There was such a thing as toe tapping, Princess and the Frog, my name Raymon from da Bayou-jazz. Continue reading

Lenny Kravitz – Style Spotlight

Lenny Kravitz is a musical genius but a style icon as well!

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Lenny Kravitz has given us something more than just the piece of perfect musical ingenuity that is Fly Away! He has also given us iconic fashion inspiration. This artist may be reliable for a unique sound that has somehow evolved but stayed signature for decades, but his style is chameleon like and forever relevant. Continue reading

Kim Kardashian on the Vogue Cover! Screw Haters!

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West drip Swaggu all over April’s Vogue!

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Kim Kardashian fulfills one of her dreams by landing the cover of Vogue in a beautiful wedding gown! We are hoping this marriage to Kanye West in a May ceremony in Paris lasts longer than 13 hours, but we’re happy for her! I’m excited that Kanye’s big assed mouth finally worked in his favor. Continue reading