It’s day 1 of ESSENCE Music Fest and celebs are already spilling the tea on career, beauty and most importantly – style! We caught up with Naturi Naughton, star of NBC’s new show, “Playboy Club”

The flawless beauty, rocking a fun floral top, figure-hugging jeans and fierce statement shoes, talked to us about her growth post  3LW. As she tells it, it’s not just her career that’s flourished but her personal style as well.

“It made me more confident in who I am and in expressing myself,” said the stylish beauty.

“I am now defined by me and not a group.”

So how does she define her style?

“I’m not the girl who has to have Gucci this or Versace that,” she laughs. “It’s nice if I can get it. But I go to the mall. I shop at BeBe and H&M and stores like that.”

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