MY STYLE ICONS: THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER RETURNS
INSPIRATION: Short hair don't care! When Eva first stepped on the scene via Tyra Bank's smashing hit reality show, America's Next Top model, I was shock-stricken. Yes she was beautiful but in a very rebellious sort of way. Here was an African American woman, romancing mainstream camera's and audiences with her moody short hair in a world of horsehair divas. Some days it was soft and gentle with a romantic curliness and other days it was razor-sharp and angry with it's spikes and tall stance. Never was it luke.warm. The way she carries ANY style they give her is more of a nod to her confidence than her unfairly flawless facial features. Daring! From color to cut...EVA's style screams "oh yeah? try me," and this bold attitude is much needed in THIS life.
2. NIA LONG
INSPIRATION: Just timeless...and for all the RIGHT reasons(No Kim K and Ray J demos). She came onto the scene as our princess and we watched her emerge into a queen! Nia has maintained her class and regality throughout pregnancies, relationship failures, and career mishaps. Her style embodies a very trendy sex appeal that never crosses the line. I have always considered the true test of a woman's natural beauty to be how she handles pregnancy and as you can see from the pics...Nia maintained her FLY very well. Her style's focus is also confidence as her face always seems to say *cues techno beat* "I'm sexy and I know it" while sporting the right clothes to match her attitude. Her hallmark for me however, is the perfect way in which she balances sex appeal, fashion, class, and confidence.
So when I'm feeling bombshelter low and lethargic in regards to my style...I turn to these women for encouragement and through their photographs they tell me to "get up and go get fly." Who are your style icons?
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