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Personal Style Icons: Style Of The Ages

Personal Style Icon Of The Ages

Timeless personal style.

Personal style and beauty has been refined thanks to style icons of the ages.  Brandistas should embrace the uniqueness of their own personal style. In honor of all the amazing style influencers through the ages; we salute them! Lena Horne, Michelle Obama, Halle Berry, Cicely Tyson, Claire Sulmers and June Ambrose are women who express their style in a timeless, and at moments, jaw-dropping ways.


Lena Horne

Singer, actress, and civil rights activist Lena Horne exudes a natural beauty and confidence. Always dressed to impress. Lena’s looks were consistent and classic. From her flawless hair and makeup, to her glamorous fashion choices her style kept us wanting more. The couture gowns Lena Horne wore commanded attention when she entered the room. Her fashion choices always highlighted her best features, and she exuded grace.




Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama carries a penchant for showing up in stunning pieces that accentuates her inherit style. Michelle Obama embraces styles that works on her: clean, classic silhouettes. We appreciate Michelle Obama’s  bias towards flattering colors and memorable prints. The First Lady is  leaving a legacy of being the first African-American First Lady, and a fresh approach to American style.





Personal style icons of all ages, shapes and tones are inspiring our looks


Halle Berry

As one of Hollywood’s most talented and best dressed, the Oscar winner oozes  both glam and swag. Halle Berry’s red carpet looks are both stunning and simple. Her everyday style is flattering and low key.  Halle Berry has perfected showcasing her curves in pieces that are perfectly tailored to fit her feminine body. She has mastered the art of embracing looks that compliment her natural beauty and body type. Halle opts for fashion choices that highlight her toned legs,  elongated arms and long slender neck.




Cicely Tyson

Redefining how African-American hairstyles were presented in Hollywood, Cicely Tyson became  a style icon. She is also an icon for sending positive messages to, and about women of color. Full of beauty and talent, Cicely Tyson’s  ground-breaking style demonstrates how women can age with incredible personal style and grow in grace.





Claire Sulmers

Claire Sulmers has proven fashion isn’t just about celebrities anymore. Fashion writer and editor Claire Sulmers has proven that you can achieve your dreams with hard work and stick-to-itiveness. Skyrocketing into popularity with her blog Fashion Bomb Daily, Claire has given women of color and various body types someone to watch who embraces the intrinsic beauty of  her ethnicity. Her authentic personal style and fashion forwardness asserts her personality. Claire rocks beautiful blonde dreads, and fashion choices that always flatters her body.




June Ambrose

Queen of celebrity style, June Ambrose has a masterful way of styling herself that isn’t afraid of anything. Trendsetting, vibrant, and adventurous, June’s wardrobe is always eye-catching from her flawless makeup to her show-topping style. This modern mom-on-the-go has styled some of our favorite celebrities, all while putting her family first and keeping her everyday personal style looking effortlessly chic.




Who are your personal style icons?


Courtney Rhodes

Courtney R. Rhodes is an author, brand building and marketing strategist, and speaker with a passion for style, traveling, and sharing interesting and informative content. She is founder of The Brandista Guide + www.CourtneyRRhodes.com; a volunteer for women development and empowerment initiatives and a student of the arts, humanities, and the pursuit of happiness. Courtney is a graduate of Morgan State University ('98) and The University of Baltimore M.A. ('03).


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