Most Stylish Young Stars

Most Stylish Young Stars
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 23, 2009

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Along with the trends for spring, at New York Fashion Week we were taking note of the fresh stars rocking the hottest styles. See who does it best.

Angela Simmons shines on the red carpet, trading in her sneakers and leggings for a sleek evening look.

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Supermodel Chanel Iman struts her stuff in a 1960s-inspired minidress on the concrete catwalk during New York Fashion Week.

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Whether dressed up or down, actress Joy Bryant never disappoints on the red carpet. For the Metropolitan Opera season opening at New York’s City’s Lincoln Center, the newlywed and former Yale University student keeps it sophisticated in a floor-grazing belted gown.

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Tennis star Serena Williams keeps her look stylish on and off the court. Her womanly body and gorgeous gams draw attention wherever she goes.

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Rihanna embraces the cooler temperatures in chic fashion, and heads to Avenue nightclub in New York.

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Amerie is back on the scene with a hot new single and her fierce fashion sense. She knows how to work bold hues and we’re taking note.

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After hosting “The Fashion Show” this summer, Kelly Rowland continues to step up her style game, and was a hit at every Fashion Week event.

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Vanessa Simmons was definitely taking notes during her modeling days, and has a keen eye for fashion. During Fashion Week, she told the ESSENCE team she’s designing clothes to add to the Pastry brand.

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Model Sessilee Lopez is captivating on and off the red carpet, and worked it during New York Fashion Week.

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Chrisette Michele is well aware that showing all her T&A isn’t the only way to exude sex appeal, and we love her for it. At a recent fashion event in New York City, the songbird rocks a black and white ensemble that is anything but basic.

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We heart Janelle Monae’s signature style, and black and white certainly don’t have to be boring.

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Bronx-born beauty actress Kerry Washington serves her signature hybrid of hip homegirl and Hollywood starlet everywhere she goes. We love how this coral frock pops on her caramel complexion.

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There’s no mistaking the fabulousness that is Keri Hilson. The style risk-taker works the red carpet in an asymmetrical number in New York City recently.

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Ciara received her dose of style at the Spring 2010 New York Fashion Week shows. The R&B singer’s fashion sense has matured (goodbye, tennis shoes; hello, stilettos) over the years and we can’t wait to see what’s next.

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Variety is the spice of life when it comes to Estelle’s wardrobe. From diva glam to 80’s rock chic, she keeps us watching her every move.

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Not content with settling on solely being the “lil’ sis” of Beyonce, Solange Knowles was successful in creating an image that is all her own. From her cropped natural hair to embracing indie designers, Solange never fails to make heads turn.

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You have to admire Cassie for going to the beat of her own drum. With her shaven head trend catching on, we wonder what trend she will help set next.

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Over the last year actress Keke Palmer has blossomed before our eyes. Could it be that her role on Nickelodeon’s “True Jackson VP” or perhaps her clothing line at Wal-Mart is rubbing off? Only time will tell. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing more of this bright young thing out and about.

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Mary J. Blige continues to be a trendsetter and transformed right in front of our eyes from b-boy chic to Hollywood glamor.

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Model turned actress Eva Marcille is a natural born trendsetter. After all, it was her innate sense of style that helped the starlet to win on the competitive “America’s Next Top Model.” We love the way this petite sister plays with proportions to make the most of her small frame.

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Model Jessica White gives the photogs what they want at the “The September Issue” premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on August 19, 2009, in New York.

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Tatyana Ali serves classic beauty at the 19th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards in Los Angeles.


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