In honor of black music month, I wanted to highlight several women performers who have killed the music game AND the fashion scene. All of these women exude style and grace, working their best assets to set them apart as icons. They have inspired trends while empowerming us through their lyrics.
Miss Tina Turner
What’s love gotta to do with it, got to do with it. We love everything about Miss Turner especially those killer legs. Her legs have become her trademark along her with 6″ stiletto’s. She shows them off in amazing miniskirts. Tina has inspired women for decades & is still transforming the music world with her sold out concerts. She rocks impeccable red lip & has women dreaming of their very own hair swinging moments.
Baby, do we love some Diana Ross. Ms. Ross’ style still reigns supreme in 2012. Her big brown eyes and iconic hairstyle influence girls and women alike. Her daughter Tracee Ellis Ross often talks of how she played dress up in her moms closet and from time to time she borrows pieces from her. Diana has given sneak peeks into her wardrobe and the throngs of gowns, sequins, mini skirts and high heels for days can make any fashionista dreaming of living in there.
Ms. Houston was breathtaking. I remember pictures my mom would show me of her concerts and red carpets events. Whitney never shied away from doing what she loved when it came to her looks. She even made the tracksuit look fashionable when singing the National Anthem. Ms. Houston’s time with us was cut short s but her music and style lives on.
Tboz, Left Eye & Chilli had us girls rocking baggy pants and crazy hairstyles to mimic their greatness. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez has passed on but she had the most profound effect on my life. I had my mom style my hair like hers every time I saw the group on Hype Hair or a new video. TLC didn’t just sing songs that were about love they educated us and encouraged us to be our own women.
Since Beyonce Knowles-Carter has come on the scene, she has made a vibrant impact on the fashion scene. Her style has transformed gracefully over the past decade. She has created clothing lines and teamed up with top fashion designers for her sold out world tours. Now, she is a mommy of style, influencing women to add loafers and oxfords to their wardrobe. She has stated she loves the natural look and feels most beautiful at that time.
You might not be a fan of her music or the crazed barbie fans but you cannot doubt the lesson Nicki teaches: Be different & try everything under the sun til you find what works. She sent girls & women running to MAC for her pink Friday lipstick. She sas sneakers heads searching high & low for the limited edition Jermery Scott Adiddas pieces she rocks. And let us not forget Nicki has caught the eye of Ms Anna Wintour. Not even Kim Kardashian can do that.
Every entertainer on this list has set examples and give great inspiration be it their music or their style. We celebrate all women performers this month. Thank you for giving us little girls songs to sing into hair brushes a voice. Thank you for letting us know we can be beautiful just as we are. We appreciate you.