Ever wondered how you could rock a skin-tight, cleavage-grazing, rip-roaring, tons-of-fun animal-print outfit without looking like you just stepped out of a horrible 80’s music video?! Well, listen up ladies! Ponder no more, because ESSENCE has got you covered (as always), and in all the right places too!
Our bad-ass, TV-champ Mrs. Cookie Lyon (played by award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson) on Fox’s acclaimed hit show Empire proves week-after-week that you can be as bold as you want, wear whatever trends you love and still play hard ball with the toughest of tough dudes (aka her ex-husband on the show, Lucious Lyon- played by Terrence Howard).
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Tons of fabulous clothing styles are displayed on the show, but the one trend that stands out the most, is Cookie’s obsession with animal-prints! Whether it’s a cheetah-print or leopard-print fur coat, or a safari-inspired dress or snake-skin shoes, Cookie always comes across the screen in something animal-esque and ready-to-roar — and we hear her loud-and-clear!
In addition to the show’s groundbreaking fashion trends, there’s been a heightened sense of awareness about all things Empire, and along with that awareness comes endorsements and licensing deals. For this holiday season, Fox has commissioned a set of fragrances to be sold for fans of the show. Teaming up with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, Simon
James London — a boutique fragrance agency — has created two extraordinary new fragrances, Lyon’s Truth (for women), and Lyon’s Legacy (for men), inspired by the show’s epic family dynasty, The Lyons!
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So not only can you be inspired to dress like your favorite Lyon, you can also smell like them too! Happy hunting!
Uniqlo “Carine" Leopard Faux Fur Blouson
Uniqlo available at uniqlo.com | $99
Solange Azagury-Partridge "Red Hotlips” Lacquer Ring
Solange Azagury-Partridge available at hotlipsbysolange | $100
MCM Worldwide "Red Stark Pouch" Wristlet
MCM Worldwide available at mcmworldwide.com | $380
Marciano “Lourdes” Leather Skirt
Marciano available at marciano.com | $228
Summit “Cecilie" Italian Suede Heel
Summit available at summitwhitemountain.com | $169
Empire Fragrance “Lyon’s Truth" Eau de Parfum
Empire Fragrance available at empirefragrance.com | $59
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