SPOTLIGHT: AALIYAH – A STYLE ICON THEN & NOW

12 years ago today, we lost an amazing entertainer, Ms. Aaliyah Haughton, who died in a tragic plane crash on August 25, 2001. Today, we remember her and the immense influence she had on pop culture with her great vocal skills and pioneering style. In honor of Ms. Aaliyah, check out a great blog post on Aaliyah’s influence on style by fashion stylist and blogger Erica Monet. RIP Aaliyah.

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This Sunday marks the 12th anniversary of the death of Aaliyah. In honor of Miss Haughton, this edition of Spotlight pays tribute to her stylish influence then and now.

At just 22, Aaliyah had accomplished more than her peers, having successfully managed to transition from music to acting. Her music, which consisted of three albums, was what she was known for, however, her style was not to be missed. Aaliyah had a magical way of innovating trends, which are still very relevant today.  As she matured so did her music and ultimately her style as well. It is so easy to spot her influence in the artists of today, such as DrakeRita Ora, and Rihanna to name a few. I’d like to think that if she were here she’d be a triple threat, in music, acting, and fashion. She is a trendsetter in every sense of the word. Let’s take a look at 3 distinct trademarks that…

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