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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Style File: Janet Jackson

"I'm convinced that we black women possess a special, indestructible strength that allows us to not only get down but to get up, to get through and to get over."--Janet Jackson, Soul Train Awards, 2004
Hey Guys!
Thanks for all your great comments yesterday. A change will come...hopefully. But does anyone else think it's really disturbing that there are so many incidents of noose hangings around the country? Are we sliding backwards? Scary.
Anyway today, I decided to revert back to my normal, lighter fare: a weekly Style File, this time around on icon, actress, and musician...
...Janet Jackson!
Homegirl has been setting trends for decades, and her style has only gotten more refined with time. Let's check out her some of her more recent representations:
For red carpet events, she favors dresses in solid colors like slimming blacks...
...ravishing red...
...alluring burgundy satin...
...or demure brown...
...all in flattering v-neck or strapless cuts with long skirts accented by stilettos or boots.
For more casual settings, menswear inspired outfits are the rule rather than the exception for Janet, who sports dresses with tie accents...
...dresses with collared and cuffed elements....
...riding boots....
...newsboy caps...
...and even fedoras and jackets...
...with mile high spiked heels.
Hot.
Want to cop her burgundy dress game?
Try this $420 Nicole Miller V-Neck Stretch Satin Sheath...
...or get the same idea for a lower price with this $158 Donna Rico Stretch Satin Sheath Dress...
...from nordstrom.com.
Want to achieve a menswear inspired look?
Just rock a fedora like this $29 Gold Metallic number....
Tops like this $44 Sweater with Attached Collar....
...or even a pair of hot, wide, leg pants like these $88 Ponte Button Trousers....
...You'll be in control:)
Smootches!
PS I'm gonna be traveling tomorrow (going home to the A for the wknd), so I'll try my best to update (or get one of the 'terns to contribute)! If not, I'm sure you'll understand...
PSS A few throwback viddy's, just for fun.

Pleasure Principal

Control

If (You know you know the dance to this...)

That's the Way Love Goes

All for You
This woman is fierce! Over forty and flawless.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW - talk about taking it back. That's the way love goes SUCH a chill, sexy, smooth song and vid. Great post today Claire!

browngirlgumbo said...

What a classic beauty! Her style has definitely gotten more refined throughout the years.

lana said...

I love janet jackson. The Pleasure Principle is like the best video ever and homegirl's style is sick.

mp said...

You know what, I do know the dance moves to "If"... right down to the breakdown. Love it!

Yannize said...

Who didnt stand in front of their TV everytime IF was on to learn those moves! I know I sure did! hahaha

Genevieve said...

Yannize... i have to resist the urge when I am in public to do the "If" dance when that song comes on!

jaja said...

"IF" is still one of my fave work out jamz! Or clean-the-house-and-jam jamz!