Of course our current style is inspired by those that stylishly came before us. There are many more that I admire that were before my time but had a great influence of how I dress now. I decided to give you five of my favorite fashion icons of the past and five who are currently inspiring my personal style.
Diahann Carroll a great actress and singer who is the originator of “Gone with the wind fabulous” her style took fashion to a new level.
Diana Ross’s the diva and singer that epitomized glamour was gorgeous.
Lena Horne the Renaissance woman of film and civil rights was a natural beauty and a woman of elegance.
Dorothy Dandridge the actress/ songstress of effortless glamour she is a diva of style.
Pam Grier the actress and strong sexy 70’s fashion trendsetter.
Now let’s step into the New age Fashion Icons trailblazing. Theses following ladies give me life when I see the great style the effortlessly bring forth, everytime the are in the forefront.
Janelle Monae is a singer who has a formal and retro fun style that is inspiring a new generation.
Lupita Nyong’o the actress who gives new age classic glamour who is always a runway show stopper.
Kerry Washington is an actress who gives us powerful style on and off the screen.
Trace Ellis Ross and actress and daughter of the glamorous Singer Diana Ross gives us vintage glamour with a hip hop twist. She also is very reminiscent of her mother.
And the One the Only First African American First Lady of the United States has a genuine classic signature style, which shows young ladies how to be sexy with substance.
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