My Style: Hip Hop Heavyweight

Friday, January 10, 2014

The rivalry continues. "If I had to choose a coast..." I'd have to choose the west. New York is fabulous and all but, the cold is no joke. The weather is obviously the deciding factor. While the Polar Vortex has been beating down on the rest of the country, we've enjoyed 75 degrees and sunshine in LA. I know y'all have been California Dreaming. Don't hate! Now when it comes to hip hop, I'm definitely all about the Eastside. I love Pac with all his sexiness,may he rest in peace, but I'm not down for that much West Coast rap. Sorry, it just doesn't do it for me. I'll get to the smack talking later. On to the main event... fashion. For this round we're taking it to the streets.

"Now let me welcome everybody to the wild, wild west..." We rock big fake furs and boots. Not because it's cold outside... No, we just want to look good. Flossin'. When you think hip hop, you picture thick gold chains and an IN YOUR FACE attitude. So that's what I'm inspired by for this look. That "I don't give f***" style Biggie and Tupac rapped with. You feel it every time you listen to All Eyez on Me or Juicy. Nothing can stop you.

"It was all a dream. I used to read Word Up magazine." When I was younger, I wanted to dress like those New York hustler guys with their puffy coats and Timberlands. Now that I'm older, I can still throw a bit of that flavor into what I wear now. Playing it tough like a tomboy in my rugged boots and jeans. But then add some interesting textures like the faux fur and super shiny extensions. I'm a bad, bad girl. If you met me on the street, you wouldn't want to mess with me, but you'd want to mess with me. You know what I mean?

The Look:
Jacket: Lucca Couture(similar)
Shirt: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Rag and Bone
Bracelets: R.J. Graziano
Earrings & Necklace: mine all mine

I was born on the east, but I'll live and die on the west. We can go back and forth all day about who's the best rapper and which coast is the best. But it's really about taking the good stuff from both and bringing them together. Winter coats with muscle tees. Big gold chains with vegan leather. Unbeweavable extensions with kinky hair. It all works to make me look fly.

"You know very well who you are. Don't let'em hold you down. Reach for the stars."


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