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FASHION FLASHBACK/FASTFORWARD: AALIYAH’S INFLUENCE

25 Aug

By now you should know that I am and have always been a fan of Aaliyah, just check out the latest Spotlight post and you will see why. Judging from the countless singers and their styles as of late it’s easy to see that they are fans too. They say “imitation is the highest form of flattery”, so in honor of Aaliyah, let’s take a look at how her style has resurrected in today’s fashions.

1) The pic on the right is a still from Aaliyah’s video “We Need A Resolution”, premiering in May of 2001. Fast-forward to The MTV Video Music Awards 2001 and you will see Britney Spears dancing with a python during her performance of “I’m A Slave For You”.  It hadn’t even been two weeks since her passing and her style was already being mimicked.

Britney Spears & Aaliyah

2) Have you seen Rihanna’s style lately? And not to mention her upcoming collection for The River Island. It’s very easy to see that Bad Gal RiRI is a major fan of the 90’s tomboyish look that Aaliyah made oh so popular.

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 Aaliyah inspired perhaps? Rihanna seen wearing her collection for The River Island set to debut Sept. 12, 2013.

Aaliyah inspired perhaps? Rihanna seen wearing her collection for The River Island set to debut Sept. 12, 2013.

Rocking camouflage in the 'Hot Like Fire' video.

Rocking camouflage in the ‘Hot Like Fire’ video.

Serving it up for the 90's! Very Aaliyah inspired (check out the Versace shades) and some Mary J. Blige is thrown in there too. Rihanna seen her performing at her Diamonds World Tour.

Serving it up for the 90’s! Very Aaliyah inspired (check out the Versace shades) and some Mary J. Blige is thrown in there too. Rihanna seen her performing at her Diamonds World Tour.

3) Supermodel Sessilee Lopez was shot in a high fashion spread last year paying homage to Miss Haughton for The Block Magazine. Check out a few photos from the spread.

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4) Canadian singer Keisha Chante was picked to play Babygirl in a rumored biopic that,thankfully, never came about. ( No offense to Keisha, but I typically hate biopics on deceased celebrities. I feel Hollywood should leave their legacies alone.) Anyway, it’s easy to see why they chose her, they’re not twins, but you would definitely do a double take if you saw Miss Chante.

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Aaliyah & Keisha Chante

Aaliyah & Keisha Chante

There have been countless similarities in style and music from fans to celebrities alike. From makeup tutorials on YouTube to style inspirations on Pinterest and Tumblr, there’s simply not enough time in the day to discuss it all. Fashion is like a boomerang, it always comes back, even the bad ones that you wish would stay gone. However, style is one that some have and others can only mimic. When you got it, you got it. And Aaliyah definitely had it.

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FASHION FLASHBACK/FASTFORWARD: BROOKE SHIELDS & KIM KARDASHIAN

13 Jun

While putting together this week’s SUPERMODEL FLASHBACK, I came across some of the iconic photos shot by Richard Avedon of Brooke Shields modeling Calvin Klein Jeans. Throughout my research I learned that Kim Kardashian did a tribute to the iconic picture in 2008. Check it out!

Iconic Calvin Klein ad shot by Richard Avedon

Iconic Calvin Klein ad shot by Richard Avedon

Kim Kardashian for Radar Magazine

Kim Kardashian for Radar Magazine

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Ok so…. I’m just now realizing this 5 years later.  Hey, better late than never!

Enjoy!

FASHION FLASHBACK/FASTFORWARD: PAT CLEVELAND, CARA DELEVINGNE, KATE MOSS

31 May

As I was putting together yesterday’s post on Pat Cleveland, I ran across a few photos that she had taken and it reminded me of the cover of LOVE magazine’s Clean Issue with Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss. I love how things always come back!

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Thoughts?

FASHION FLASHBACK/FASTFORWARD: BLACK AND WHITE

3 Feb

The term “back in style”, resonates so much with me right now.  Lately, I’ve noticed the fashions of years ago and how they have made a comeback today. Introducing FASHION FLASHBACK/FASTFORWARD, a segment that will be randomly showcased whenever I come across a flashback that is currently in style now.

Tonight I watched The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, yes I love that show and even though it’s old it gives me a break from reality tv, and noticed what guest star Stacey Dash was wearing. Check her out in the far right.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Stacey Dash is wearing a Black and White jacket, couldn’t find the designer of it however, it is very on trend at the moment.  It got me to thinking of a Balmain jacket that I’ve seen, and of course I want it because it’s Balmain and I love everything that Olivier Rousteing creates.

Balmain Jacket

With how fast fashion comes back in style and as much syndicated tv I watch, something tells me this is a segment that will be featured a lot on Miss Monet.

Photo credit: nbcuphotobank.com and citizensofcouture.