Eclectic Style Stars

We've compiled a list of our favorite fashionistas, who after throwing caution to the wind, still managed to land on their stilettos. Here are our picks for Most Eclectic Style of 2008.
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 15, 2008

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Actress Lisa Bonet has come a long way since her “Cosby Show” days. She may not sport funky fedoras anymore, but this eclectic style maven still knows how to surprise us with her out-of-the-box fashions.

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Rebel songtress Erykah Badu certainly adds a bit of Baduizm to everything that she wears and, rumor has it, everyone that she dates.

We can’t help but love this evolutionist for all her moon boot-loving, big hair-wearing style.

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For comedic actress Tracee Ellis Ross, classic elegance never looked so daring.

“I’m a bit of a hippie”, Ellis admits. “I just love beautiful things and I am very feminine…very much a woman.”

Hippie or not, we’re quite enamored with this girlfriend’s sophisticated side.

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Bluesy songstress Janelle Monáe definitely comes across as a work of art. Always sporting an over-the-top pompadour, a pair of school-girl skippers, and a cummerbund to match, this Bad Boy artist has jazzmatazz written all over her, and we love it!

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It seems baby sis Solange is blazing her own path on the fashion cutting room floor. The pop art princess confesses to Rap Up magazine, “I always considered myself to be into more artistic things than [Beyoncé].”

No need to explain Miss Knowles. We love you no matter what.

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Grammy-nominated songstress india.arie has no problem embracing who she is.

“I am not my hair; I am my soul,” admits arie. Well, from head wraps, to dreads, to raspberry chocolate lips, we revel in this beauty’s confident style choices.

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Jazmine Sullivan, you may not be scared of lions, tigers and bears, but we’re scared of you! “Everybody is going to love me and this is not being cocky, this is just what I see,” the fearless crooner says. We do love this urbanista for all that we see and hear.

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Up-and-coming actress Zoe Kravitz may just have this fashion thing in the bag, thanks to her mother, Lisa Bonet, who also tops our list.

This chicster is often seen rocking funky designer duds, but admits to being a thrift store junky.

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British cool kid Estelle may like her some American boys, but we’re diggin’ her out-of-this-world style.

This space cadet gets our pick for Most Eclectic Style Star.


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