Independent Spirit: Fatima Robinson

Independent Spirit: Fatima Robinson
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 14, 2010

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The seasoned choreographer shows off her dancer gams in an all-black ensemble, topped off with killer heels and bold accessories.

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A classic vintage three-piece suit gets instant sex appeal, thanks to a shirtless vest.

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What’s the use of fashion if you can’t play around? Fatima’s retro ‘Rosie the Riveter’ look, complete with a red pinup bandana and her signature MAC Ruby Woo lip color is fun and fresh.

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The self-confessed shoe lover attends a pre-Grammy party for Lil’ Wayne rocking a fringe and a pair of Louis Vuitton Spicy Sandals and one of her beloved Goyard bags. “I love my Goyard bags,” she says. “They’re just timeless and something I know I’ll pass along to my nieces and nephews.”

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Inspired by the many cultures she has experienced through her travels, Fatima’s look takes a page from the vibrant colors and styles of Africa and India.

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The beret and striped wrap dress channel the joie de vivre spirit of one of Fatima’s favorite cities: Paris.

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Fatima uses bold, chunky accessories to accentuate her short ’do.

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A true original, Fatima strikes a pose in her Louis Vuitton Spicy Sandals at her LA dance studio.

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Fatima goes old world glam with a cocktail hat accented with a birdcage veil. The velvet pencil skirt and platform Louboutins complete her vintage Hollywood look.

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“All vintage really doesn’t fly for me. It’s the mixture that works,” says Fatima, pictured here sporting a 50’s pompadour and fitted blazer.


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