The title alone should not have you asking who are these two Pioneers . I give you a quick history lesson both ,( remember it s a blog , not a book ) ha !ha!. ”Kool DJ Red Alert New York is recognized as one of the founding fathers of hip hop and culture. and […]
Janelle Monáe is a 360 degree of soon to be a legendary iconic artist ball of “DAM!”. A queen from Kansas City that literally pushed through her blueprint of life. Who would have thought she would go from the cliché of New York City Broadway To Hotlanta (Atlanta ) Stardom . Capturing the eyes of Big Boy ,joining a local circuit band . He was admirably impressed. From there she created her own collective compilations of music catalogs. From Sean P. Diddy , Prince , OutKast (group) , Erykah Badu, Esperanza Spalding, Solange, and Miguel. Ms Monáe is a force to be reckoned with . Standing outside her box , because she would not let you box her in . I would say she rolled out her own dam red carpet without permission .
She was honored at the CFDA Awards earned the nickname of “fashion’s Oscars” for its star-studded guest list and attendees’ elaborate fashions. She listed a few A-listers as being her sheros Gloria Steinem and Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, Monáe was honored by the CFDA Board of Directors for her contributions to January’s 2017 Women’s March .
She also paid tribute to her family proudly boasting and humbly praising the fact that her mom was a janitor and father a trash collector and step father a postal worker . Which lit fire to her iconic fashion sense . she stated ”My family wore those uniforms with pride , dignity while continuing to provide for herself and sister “. My tribute to Ms. Monáe is not enough to add to her never ending accomplishments . She is not just a woman she is a movement .
Every year the ladies of the Black Entertainment Circle get to come out and show off their sexy fashion trends at the Soul Train Music Awards. However the one outfit that caught everyone’s eye was the sexy classy Elise Neal . This native Memphis Tennessee ballerina drifted in this white jumpsuit . She definitely had the body to rock it . But it was not executed correctly , I am no fashion critic ,( ”working on it tee tee”). The tailoring needed just a little more love to it . Nothing wrong with a nag , tuck , pull. And the train made it so hard for the diva to walk . So it made her look like a spilled glass of milk . Instead of a tall cup of sexy leche’,(ha!). But i loved that it was different and it stood out so it wins with me . I love her as an actress and strong black woman . That’s it for Kenya’s fashion Korner .
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Queen Bitch, Queen Brooklyn! How ever she serves , she serves well.
Some of you may not know that Lil Kim is her own fashionista. She is not a forgotten icon . Shes helped to inspire many other vixens to make it, including Nikki Menaj . I am and always will be a fan for life. She broke many music barriers with the loyal help of Biggie Smalls. (rip). She has inspired , pissed off many . Shes even launched her own clothing design called ”Hollywood”.
Lil Kim is a walking middle finger . ”If you get my drift”. She doesn’t apologize for being who she is . No matter her changes . She has. definitely made up her mind to change whatever displeased her. Every lyric , every costume ,it all tells her story . I see a lil bit of Kim in me . Kim you still reign, “baby baby”! (In my biggie voice).