editorialesque » mary j. blige for elle

by Jeremy Danté

shot by thomas whiteside, the queen of hip-hop soul, mary j. blige appears incredibly chic for the pages of elle. draped in fur for the november issue, mary was styled by christopher niquet with hair & make-up by dante blandshaw & d’andre michael. stylistically, mary has come such a long way. growing up, i remember so many style moments in her career. from her bursting on the scene singing real love in a baseball cap & jersey to her ultra glam moments on the cover of her share my world LP when she rocked white framed fendi shades, ’til now- mary continues to evolve both as an artist & a style icon. here, mary’s growth & poise as a strong black woman are evident. i love these images & am so proud of mary. with a new album dropping november 21st, mary’s journey continues through new music, blossoming career moves & humanitarian efforts. hailed as new york’s most stylish, mary timeless. my heart is so full looking at how amazing mary still is after all these years.

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