Hear more from Kahlana Barfield Brown and see who else made the ESSENCE 25 Most Stylish list in our September issue, on newsstands now!
We recently announced our first-ever ESSENCE 25 Most Stylish List, featuring some of our favorite trendsetters and style mavens who slay from head to toe on any and every occasion.
Scroll through to learn more about media maven and fashionista elite, Kahlana Barfield Brown, as she opens up about when she knew Black was beautiful, the style advice she can’t do without, her most unforgettable fashion moment and much more.
Plus, be sure to grab your tickets to the 2018 ESSENCE Street Style Festival, celebrating all things Black fashion, beauty and style during New York Fashion Week!
Describe your personal style
"It has split personalities. Some days it’s comfortable and other days, more sexy."
When did you know Black was beautiful?
"Always. My parents raised me to be proud of my blackness. I’ve never wanted to be anything else."
What's your most beloved beauty product?
"Red lipstick. I rotate between Dragon Girl by Nars, Bawse Lady by The Lip Bar and Beso by Stila."
What's the best style advice you've been given?
" Don’t chase trends. Find what works for your body—and stick with it."
What's been your most memorable fashion moment to date?
"Attending Estée Lauder’s Modern Muse fashion week party with Iman as my date."
Who are your favorite style icons?
Where are your favorite places to shop?
"Barney’s New York, OAK, Opening Ceremony, What Goes Around Comes Around."
Favorite shoe designers or brands?
"Alaïa, Gianvito Rossi."
What do you want your style to convey to the world?
"That you can present yourself in a stylish and sexy way without showing too much skin."