Look of the Day: Slayed In Full


Back in March 2018 I came across this super dope two piece set at a thrift store. A whole, genuine leather Pelle New York jacket and matching skirt set. I knew then I was going to save it to wear to somebody's old school hip-hop concert. Fast forward to this past December and I graced the Nas and Erykah Badu concert with this throwback joint!





Anyone who knows me knows I love old school hip-hop. I mean...it goes with my love for vintage 20th century culture and history in general, so of course! I went with the late 80's/early 90's street theme that was very prominent in New York, the birthplace of hip-hop by way of Black American roots. Back in the day when emcees were rockin' drug dealer steelo with dookie chains, Kangol hats, and Gucci jackets. Think New Jack City, Dapper Dan, Rakim & Eric B., and every other hip-hop related artist during the era:

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I was super stoked to see my two favorite artists perform live so the look had to be perfect. Only issue was, I wasn't feelin' the skirt portion of my two piece set at all. Chile. It was givin' all types of Pentecostal, passin' out Watchtowers vibes and I wasn't here for it one bit. Luckily, I have friends in fly places! Took this joint to my bff, designer Asil Nworb and she worked her magic and made the skirt into a pair of high waist shorts!




So I had to mix in something to pay homage to Ms. Badu. I rocked one of my shirts from my KLT Art line, celebrating her famous song "Tyrone". It's also one of my favorite illustrations that I've made before too.



I had to go super hard with the accessories, so it was all gold (toned) everything from the earrings to the hair accessories. Even added in some suckers in my ponytail for some extra razzle dazzle. And the nails? A classic 



This look was fun, funky, and fresh! I'm so excited to create another hip-hop throwback look and take it to another level.

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Look:

Two Piece: Pelle Vintage 80's leather jacket x skirt turned shorts
Shoes: Discovery chunky sneakers
Accessories:  Vintage chains & bracelets, purse, H&M rings, Agaci socks, Warby Parker "Louise" glasses


Photography: Warren Alexander Photography

Tailor: Asil Nworb Designs

Make-up Products:

CoverGirl Matte Ambition Foundation in "Tan Golden 2"
Red Sorbet "Betty Boop" Matte Lippie



Nails:









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2 comments:

  1. I love this look. You did an awesome job in recreating this outfit for the concert. I can tell you had a fun time putting it all together. I remember rocking my leather pieces back in the day. You couldn’t tell me anything.
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  2. Girl I am always in awe of your style. You are truly a fashion trailblazer keep creating you are very unique.

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