When birthday season rolls around it’s possible to say that some of us can relate to the lyrics of Trap Beckham’s b-day anthem on our special day. And with January 12th being one of our favorite baddie’s birthday, today, we’re turning up for the fabulous Ms. Issa Rae!
We stan an unproblematic Black queen, and Rae has had her finger on the pulse of our culture since her YouTube days of Awkward Black Girl. She’s given us laugh-after-laugh with her hit television series Insecure, and she’s not only smart, funny and relatable, she’s also hella stylish– thanks to the help of her friend and fashion stylist, Jason Rembert.
Scroll through our celebration style gallery below and help us wish Issa a Happy Birthday, xo!
Issa continuously secures her Hollywood bag by stylishly making lemonade out of lemons!
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 21: Actress Issa Rae attends HBO's Insecure Block Party at Banc of California Stadium on July 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for HBO)
Issa is giving us floral-glam realness with a cinched, red-belted waist!
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: Issa Rae attends the 'The Hate U Give' premiere during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 7, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic)
Issa's relaxed-luxe moment hits a stylish home run for us!
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 19: Actress Issa Rae attends the Power Of Story Panel: Culture Shift during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival at Egyptian Theatre on January 19, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Okay, sis! Issa is getting a leg up on the competition in this fire engine-red dress!
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Issa Rae speaks onstage during Rihanna's 4th Annual Diamond Ball benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on September 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Diamond Ball)
Issa's sense of style is easy, breezy and beautiful.
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Issa Rae attends the Issa Rae Meet and Greet at the COVERGIRL store in Times Square NYC on January 8, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for COVERGIRL)
Issa is a true-blue fashionista in this sparkling, one-shoulder ensemble!
Issa Rae arrives for the 2018 CFDA Fashion awards June 4, 2018 at The Brooklyn Museum in New York. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
Issa was lean-and-green as the hostess for the 2018 CFDA Awards!
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Issa Rae speaks onstage during the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Issa's soft-metallic ruffles are sophisticated and chic!
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Issa Rae attends Glamour x Tory Burch Women To Watch Lunch on September 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Glamour x Tory Burch )
Issa looks lovely in this cool, lavender pantsuit!
MIAMI, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 07: Issa Rae attends the Samsung /make Creators Brunch During Miami Art Week on December 07, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Samsung )
Issa came ALL the way through in this stunning, bejeweled pantsuit moment!
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Issa Rae attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Issa was shining bright at Rihanna's 2018 Diamond Ball!
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Issa Rae attends the 2018 Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on September 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)
We stan an unproblematic and stylish Black cast! Yass!
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 15: (L-R) Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, and Yvonne Orji attend 49th NAACP Image Awards After Party at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 15, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for NAACP)