Fashion Icon – Michael Jackson

You may or may not know that yesterday, August 29th, Michael Jackson would have been 54 years old. It’s already been 3 years since his passing, but his legacy is one,  in my opinion, that will never be forgotten. Michael was an icon not just in the music world but in other areas as well, such as fashion. When you picture Michael, there are certain things that are synonymous with him and his image. He had a signature style and when you see similar things today in fashion, you instantly think of him. Which is why, for generations to come, he’ll be remembered for more than just his music. What things am I talking about?

Red Jacket With Zips

“Got to go thriller Mike Jackson on these n*ggas all I need is a f**king red jackets with some zippers,” this is a line from Drake’s single Over. Possibly due to the success of his thriller video, the red jacket that he wore in it took on its own persona. Whatever it was though, he owned this look.

Rihanna

Military Jackets

Like a true icon, most of what you do will be copied and recreated by others and this is certainly the case with the military styled jackets that he wore so often. Even his peers (other celebrities) copy his style.

Rihanna

The White Socks

Another signature look that he wore was the white socks. Not a look that everyone could pull off and one that most of us should leave alone but he did it so well.

Leighton Meester

One  Glove

Again this is a look that only a celebrity could pull off. I once heard a story of a relative of mine trying do this look, I’m not sure how that went down. Only Michael could do this and look so stylish and of course Beyonce.

Beyonce

Whether it be the moon walk, his dance moves or his hair, (I personally liked the curly look on him) everyone will remember him for something different. However, fashion icon is certainly a title  he deserves.

Tell us what you remember most about Michael?

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Rihanna on Oprah’s Next Chapter

Did you guys happen to peep Rihanna last night on Oprah’s Next Chapter? I sure did, I had been excited about watching that interview for weeks. The interview took place on location in Barbados, which as we all know is where Rihanna’s from. Oprah always conducts interesting interviews and this one with little miss sunshine did not disappoint. Only difference was it seemed more personal, as though they were just friends hanging out and there just happened to be cameras recording.

Oprah touched on most of the things that I hoped for including issues surrounding the incident with her ex boyfriend, Chris Brown. They discussed what she learned from her late grand mother, how she became comfortable in her own sexual skin, her current relationship with Chris Brown, and her love for him, among other things. It was interesting to see another side of Ri Ri, apart from the artist and performer. She seemed very at ease, real and most important, honest.

After the actual interview, Rihanna drove, Oprah around her old neighborhood and took her to the house she grew up in. Then Rihanna surprised her mom with keys to a brand new home on the island.

If you just happened to miss the interview, be sure to check your local listing  as it will most likely be re-airing soon.

Color Blocking

Are you afraid of color? Have you heard about color blocking? I’m sure you’ve seen it around lately. It certainly is a bold trend but you’re not afraid of fashion. Color blocking is when you take opposite or contrasting colors and combine them. The results can be  pretty striking but then that’s the whole point. The thing about fashion is that you can’t run from it and this trend is everywhere. Some garments are already constructed into the trend or is it the trend into the garment? Either way it makes it easier to wear the trend since you don’t have to figure out how to mix and match the colors.

Quite a number of celebrities are wearing this trend already. Maybe after seeing it on them you may be more inclined to try it. Here are some for your viewing pleasure.

Tyra Banks

Rihanna

Ashley Greene

Kim Kardashian

Leona Lewis

Ashley Tisdale

Who do you think wore this trend the best?  Would you wear this trend? Feel free to send us pictures of how you wear this trend and we’ll feature you on our blog.