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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Style File: Mary J. Blige

Hey!
So voting didn't end until very early this morning, so I'm going to take today and truly narrow everything down...stay tuned tomorrow for round two!
In the meantime, I figured I'd go back to business as usual with a Style File on diva, songstress, and R&B queen...
...Mary J. Blige.
With all this time, I can't believe I've never done a Style File on her! She's been on the scene since I was at least fifteen, bringing the soulful songs and great street chic style:
For red carpets, her signature as of late has been flowing, grecian gowns...
...in solid or ombre colors worn with make-a-statement jewelry and accessories.
From time to time, she opts for something more form fitting, whether long gowns in spandex blends...
...or alluring cocktail length frocks with t-necks...
For more casual events, she flaunts her body in tight tops and skinny pants...
...or goes a bit more prissy in pencil skirts topped off with an eye catching blouse...
...worn with booties or cute stilettos.
Whatever she chooses to wear, one thing she won't leave home without is a luxurious, lustrous...
..fur coat...
..luxury is the rule, not the exception for this diva, and she flaunts her taste with no apologies.
I wonder what she would do if PETA 'Anna Wintoured' her and threw flour or paint on her??
Pure comedy!!
Ha!
Get a Mary J casual look with the following:

Step it up in these cocktails...
Rock these on the red carpet...
Smootches!

Fashion, News, and What Nots
*Tomorrow's Round Two: Log on to cast your final votes!!!!
*Just for fun, a few Mary J. Blige Oldies but Goodies:

Real Love (Don't Front, this is still the jam)

I Can Love You (Who you lovin', who you wanna be huggin?)
And my current 'feel good jam'...

Just Fine (I ain't gone let nothing get in my wayyyyy/No matter what nobody has to sayyyy!)
*Marc Jacobs, Francisco Costa of Calvin Klein, and the guys from Proenza Schouler were nominated for the 2008 Womenswear Designer of the Year Award by the CFDA. Is it strange that they're all men? For womenswear? [WWD]
*Oh junkie junk...
...the Glam Network Awards are open for voting!!! Vote for The Fashion Bomb in the 'Fashion Publishers' category. Visit Glam.com for more details. And vote for me!

2 comments:

Micki said...

I have always been a huge fan of Mary J. Blige. Her whole style over the years has grown, going from that young girl from the rough streets in the hood to this urban chic image. Love it and love her!

Natalie said...

As your resident Mary fan, I have to correct you and say she's been around since you were about 9! Yes, girl, it's been that long! I love Mary and she can be rocking a sheet and I'd still love her...LOL...