Friday, May 9, 2008

Trendsetting Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Like most of the world, I’ve been giving props to Rihanna and her hairstylist Ursula Stephen for bringing short and sexy back to the masses. And I won’t stop, because they both deserve those kudos. However while looking through some old pictures that formerly decorated my cube at work, I came across this picture of Mrs. Jones aka Kelis. Look familiar?

It made me pause especially since I’m still eagerly reading my June issue of Elle that Rihanna rocked.

This gorgeous pic of Kelis ran in the New York Times T mag well over a year ago. So, I’m spreading a little bit of the love around to the Harlem songtress and her longtime hairstylist Dickey since everyone (including me for a moment) jumped on the Rihanna hair bandwagon. Remember this post? I’ve long praised Kelis for her killer style influence but comparing these two images really brought it home again.

I guess timing (and having a hit single with a catchy hook about rain gear) really is everything.


BigCNYC said...

your new do looks better than both rihanna and kelis. :O)

Bsquared said...

AWWWWWW! Thanx Big C. ;-)

Barri said...

thank you for saying it...
there are so many i see bite off kelis, she deserves the props.