It Brits: Fab Fashionistas From London

It Brits: Fab Fashionistas From London
ESSENCE.COM Apr, 25, 2011

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The London born beauty was raised by a Zimbabwean mother and English father. She got her big break with the film, “Beloved,” which is also what her name means in Zulu.

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The red carpet regular has cultivated a chic wardrobe filled with bold colors, shapes and bold shoes.

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The iconic model from Streatham is famed for gracing catwalks from New York to Milan for designers like Roberto Cavalli and Dolce & Gabanna.

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Off the runway, she’s equally known for her wardrobe, which runs the gamut from glam gowns to sultry minis.

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On stage her style is sleek and chic, but off it she’s more relaxed and casual chic, favoring skin baring minis and cropped jackets.

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Wiseman was born in East London to a Sierra Leonean mother and Norwegian father. She is known for being a part of super girl groups, S Club 8 and most recently The Saturdays.

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Brown, who grew up in England to an English mother and a father from St. Nevis, first burst onto the scene as a young member of the Spice Girls.

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As she’s matured, so too has her style from quirky tomboy so sultry, sophisticated woman.

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This London born model of Nigerian descent has done it all, from acting to deejaying to walking the runways of iconic designer, Vivienne Westwood.

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Despite her stellar resume one thing resonates the most: her strong sense of style which she describes as “quirky glamour.”

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Lewis was born to a Guyanese father and Italian/Irish mother in Hackney, London. She rose to fame as the winner of X-Factor in 2006.

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Music is her first passion, but fashion is becoming a close second. Lately, the singer has turned up on the red carpet in increasingly sultry get-ups like this.

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Born Estelle Fanta Swaray, the London raised singer hit the U.S Charts in 2008 with the single “American Boy.”

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In the three years since she’s morphed into a dedicated fashionista, serving style from the stage to insider fashion events.

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The talented singer was born to an English mother and a father from the island of St. Kitts. She discovered her passion for music in the late 90’s while attending the University of Leads.

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As her career has grown, so too has Rae’s sense of style which is a mix of feminine and flirty chic.

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Since hitting the top of the charts, Dixon’s career has had epic highs and lows. Through it all she’s remained a fierce fashionista who opts for figure hugging pieces like this.

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Dixon grew up in Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, England to a Jamaican father and English mother. In 1999 she formed iconic British girl band Mis-Teeq.

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Burke rose to fame as the winner of reality singing competition series “The X Factor,” but before the show she’d been working towards her dreams singing at bars in London.

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Shoniwa, lead singer for the Noisettes, was born to Zimbabwean parents and grew up South London’s public housing estates.

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She overcame her tough childhood and blossomed into a singer and fashionista whose wardrobe is as eclectic as her personality.

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