The "It" Brit: Lianne La Havas

This 2013 ESSENCE Black Woman in Music honoree has a uniquely soulful voice and a distinctive vintage fashion sense to match. Check out highlights of her retro-rocker stage and red carpet looks here.

Celia L. Smith Feb, 04, 2013

1 of 9 Mark Milan

She doesn't sing the blues but she'll wear 'em. This vintage vixen tops a black bodycon with an oversized car coat and wedges for a look that epitomizes London street-chic.

2 of 9 Dave M. Benett

La Havas shows off what's underneath it all at the InStyle Best Of British Talent Party: a 90s-inspired LBD with rocker-esque accessories –– a studded clutch and platforms.

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It may look like a prom dress, but when La Havas adds her signature collar it transforms into retro-meets modern stage style.

4 of 9 Kristy Sparow/Redferns via Getty Images

The soul singer gives her folklore style a contemporary touch in a velvet embroidered top, leather skirt and python embossed colorblocked platforms.

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Heavy metal, leather and a bustier shows the singer's edgy take on red carpet style.

6 of 9 Michael Rowe

Ths singer's sweet nostalgic voice and matching style is enough to make anyone swoon. A fine-print floral collared shirt (her closet staple) and a flirty leather skirt was how La Havas won us over.

7 of 9 Jason Kempin

When in New York, do what New Yorkers do: wear black. A tuxedo-style jumpsuit, sleek silver accessories and high bun will do the trick.

8 of 9 Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

La Havas plays up her sexier side in a printed bodycon and her favorite choice of footwear: wedges.

9 of 9 Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

The singer shows her versatility and goes from rocker-chic to super sleek when it comes to the red carpet in a long-sleeve column gown.


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