It's super cold right now, and as I glance out my window I can see that my street is blanketed with enough snow for me to have to put on my heavy boots and not the cute ones I wore on Sunday to Ms. DeeDee's 44th Annual Fashion Show! I didn't care how much snow was on the ground, I wasn't about to miss this event, and I could tell by the amount of extra chairs needed at the venue for the sold out crowd that I wasn't the only one, and if you have ever been to any of Ms. DeeDee's past shows then you know exactly why.
We simply cannot talk about fashion and style in the late 80's and early 90's without mentioning the various boosting crews- most notable the LO-Lifes and all their off shoots. What is a boosting crew, who are the LO-Lifes and why were they such an important part of Black American style? Keep reading to find out...
A true trendsetter can help spread style faster than a deadly virus and nobody did that better than Belize born, Brooklyn, New York raised Nelda G. Her name might not sound familiar if you are not from New York where she hailed from, but you definitely know, love and celebrate her style. Let me tell ya'll about the huge impact of underground street fashion legend Enelda "Nelly G" Gillett-Soberanis, the real Queen B- who inspired rap fashion darling Lil' Kim in the 90's and a million other fly girls from around the the way.
So are ya'll hip to singer-songwriter and producer Angela Hunte-Wisner? Sure you are if you have heard the Jay-Z and Alicia Keys anthem "Empire State of Mind" for which Hunte (her stage name) won a co-writing Grammy award for- she also sang the hook that sounded like children's voices on the rapper Nas' song "I Think I Can" and has worked with everybody (singing and writing) from Britney Spears, Snoop Lion and Danity Kane to Amy Winehouse, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and so many more. Her music career started after singing in a short lived 90's girl group called 7669 on Motown Records, but she is actually one of the creators of the "New Jack Swing" style of dress that became popular in late 80's and early 90's. Come on in and get this lesson...
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