Style star: style & grace

We cel­e­brate women who make us chan­nel the bet­ter ver­sion of our­selves

True Love - - CONTENTS - By JES­SICA RAMOSHABA

What is style? It has very lit­tle to do with the cloth­ing but how you carry them. Style is de­scribed as “a par­tic­u­lar pro­ce­dure by which some­thing is done; a man­ner or way”; “A con­fi­dent, ef­fort­less man­ner or tech­nique”; and a “fash­ion­able el­e­gance and so­phis­ti­ca­tion”. Ba­si­cally, it's the higher ver­sion of an av­er­age look. Ev­ery gen­er­a­tion has women who stand out when it comes to style. These women make us want more for our­selves. They im­part their en­ergy and urge us to re­ally con­sider how we put our looks to­gether. It's not just about ap­pear­ance.

They be­come part of our in­ter­nal style di­a­logue. These women's in­ner beauty and en­ergy ra­di­ate out­wards. In other words, they are stylish and lov­able.

TRACEE EL­LIS ROSS

She won her first Golden Globe in 2017, her mom is the leg­endary singer Di­ana Ross, and she's the lead ac­tress in the Amer­i­can se­ries Black-ish. This is one funny, tal­ented and stylish artist. We all want to be like her when we grow up. She's all about women look­ing good for them­selves. At 45, she still kills ev­ery out­fit she rocks. Her style doesn't come across as pre­ten­tious or forced. She's not try­ing to be young but dresses for her body type, while still tak­ing risks and em­brac­ing her youth­ful spirit.

HALIMA ADEN

Her beauty lies in her story – born in a refugee camp in Kenya, Halima moved to the USA at the age of seven. She be­came the first hi­jab­wear­ing model to walk in­ter­na­tional run­ways when signed by IMG Mod­els, a fash­ion in­dus­try gi­ant. In June 2017, she wore her hi­jab on the cover of Vogue Ara­bia and Al­lure's July 2017 is­sue. She de­buted at the New York Fash­ion Week in 2017 for Yeezy Sea­son 5 and walked in Kanye West's show. She told the Fi­nan­cial Times, “I've an op­por­tu­nity, through my modelling, to change the way Mus­lim women are viewed, to have their voices heard.”

RI­HANNA

This Bar­ba­dian beauty, singer and ac­tress is the muse of women ev­ery­where. In short, she's our 21st cen­tury style icon. She's mas­tered the art of dress­ing for her­self and the cam­era. Her fash­ion is dar­ing and she's will­ing to break the rules to have an el­e­vated look. What makes Riri strik­ing is her ef­fort­less style. Her wardrobe is ev­ery woman's dream.

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