“Hair” Style Star: SZA

I recently was listening to Rihanna’s ANTI album when I heard a beautiful, melodic voice singing on her “Consideration” track. I went to Google and pulled up the images of SZA (the artist singing on the track) and thought “Wow, her hair is AWESOME”.
My motto for this year has been “Make my hair GREAT” so seeing an artist like SZA with such a glorious mane of healthy hair offered me so much inspiration.

Style Icon: Nina Simone

When I see R&B Jazz artist Nina Simone’s style, artists such as Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu come to my mind; however, I don’t think of Zoe Saldana, the actress who portrayed the late songwriter in the recent biopic currently playing in theatres (but that is another story).
I absolutely love Nina’s Afrocentric style that was somewhat fashion-forward, especially the white netted outfit in the first picture.

Style Star: Jody Watley

Remember Jody Watley? 1/3 of the R&B group Shalamar. The singer who was married to Andre Cymone. The same Andre Cymone who grew up with Prince? Yeah, that Jody Watley.
She was one of my fashion icons growing up. (I believe I have petticoats in my closet now because of her influence) I wanted to dress JUST LIKE her. A black corset, black fluffy petticoat, huge hoop earrings, stockings and a pair of patent leather booties.
……and her hair was #everything to me……..wait, it still is. 🙂


Photo of Jody Watley

Style Star: Michael Jackson

If you’re thinking Style Star, Michael Jackson with all kinds of questions marks at the end, then let me dim the lights for you and give you my pictorial presentation on why he was definitely a Style Star. Of course, I had to go back to the 1970’s/1980’s era. MJ was so handsome during that time, IMO. 🙂

Style Star: Marissa Webb

One thing that I immediately noticed about fashion designer Marissa Webb’s style is how she always looks so classy but with minimum fuss. The same style she exhibits in her runway collections.
I have studied many people and their personal style and in my opinion to look effortless chic on a daily basis is a gift that is often imitated but never duplicated. Marissa definitely has “the gift”. 🙂
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Style Star: Millicent Rogers

Who is Millicent Rogers? That’s exactly the question I asked myself when I saw one of her beautiful pictures on Pinterest.
Known as a fashion icon who was heiress to the Standard Oil fortune, Mary Millicent Abagail Rogers (known as Millicent Rogers) was born in 1902.
Her photographs were featured regularly in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

Circa January 1939 --- Millicent Rogers, hat in hand, wearing moleskin cape and large ring. She rests her arm on the back of a chaise lounge. --- Image by © Condé Nast Archive/Corbis
Circa January 1939 — Millicent Rogers, hat in hand, wearing moleskin cape and large ring. She rests her arm on the back of a chaise lounge. — Image by © CondĂ© Nast Archive/Corbis

She is most well-known for being an early enthusiast of Southwestern style jewelry and is credited for it reaching a national and international audience.
There is currently a Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, Mexico that houses a large collection of Native American Art.

Style Star: Solange Knowles

Image by Rog Walker
Solange Knowles style is AH-Mazing. I found so many pictures where I thought “Oh, that outfit is beautiful”. She’s definitely a “Style Icon” in my book.

See more of Solange’s awesome style on her blog.

Style Star: Dawn Richard

I have been following Dawn Richard since MTV’s “Making the Band”; however, I did not realize just how talented she was until I saw this dance video here on YouTube. My initial thought was “OMGEEEE, they are seriously “jammin”!!! (So you know I had to replay it atleast 2 more times. :-)) Afterwards, I spent the next few hours viewing all her YouTube videos.

This resulted in following her on Instagram and noticing another one of her talents. Her sense of style. It’s so unique yet sexy, don’t you agree?

For more check out Dawn’s blog and her shoe collection.


Style Star: Joanna Gaines

Joanna Gaines, one part of the duo on HGTV’s show “Fixer Upper” has the coolest sense of fashion.
Her standard work attire is always “jazzed up” with ultra chic boots and stylish cuffs.

Recently, I found out you can purchase some of her accessories via their website Magnolia Market. How cool is that?