Alicia Keys is one of the most significant contemporary r&b artists. She boomed into the spotlight in 2001 with the song called ‘Fallin’, which in the following year won five Grammy awards. Her second album ‘The Diary of Alicia Keys’ included ballads like ‘You Don’t Know My Name’, ‘If I Ain’t Got You’ and ‘Karma’ and became everyone’s favorite artist who was able to make emotional and deep lyrics. Keys is also a pianist, actually she is a master of it, and her talent is present in every single songs of her. The musical genres she includes are the gospel, soul, r&b, jazz with a touch of hip-hop music.
Keys is also an actress, with such successful movies like ‘The Secret Life of Bees’, ‘Smokin’ Aces’. If movies, Alicia contributed along with Jack White for the official soundtrack of the James Bond movie ‘Quantum of Solace’ released in 2008. No many people know about Keys, that in 2004 she released a novel entitled ‘Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems and Lyrics’, which includes a set of lyrics and poems what she didn’t make public till then. An interesting fact is that Alicia recorded the theme song with Jay-Z for Obama’s campaign back in 2009.
As being a young singer who just begun her career as everyone else in the entertainment industry, Alicia style wasn’t well defined yet and dressed like the other singers. The singer’s stylist, Wouri Vice, who has been working with Alicia since 2002, helped the artist day to day to find her style, including red carpet events and performances. In an interview Keys stated that she finds that Armani has the sense for making clothes which flatter every women and she always feels comfortable and feminine in his designs. Also, people at who the singer is looking up are Prince, Gwen Stefani, since their style is extremely defined and clean.
Keys has a beautiful, dark brown, naturally curly hair which at the beginning of her career was styled in braided beads. Actually this type of hairstyle was unique and different, since blonde and brown weaves ruled the music videos. An early style characteristic of Keys was the denim – jeans, jacket – , hats and other accessories and jewelry. Nowadays, all these elements are recommended to avoid, but what to do when one is younger?
As the time gone by and the the artist earned her authority in the music industry, her style evaluated with it too, and changed in a good way and nowadays Keys is one of the most stylish and reserved person. Her sense of style is possible a real inspiration for women, not only because she is a mother, but for the fact that she truly believes in herself and this is what gives strength.
Wanna dress up like Alicia, then you need to follow some steps, let’s begin with footwear. She loves the high heel boots, their color can vary from black, metallic or neutral. These ankle boots are good, because they can define even a casual and simple outfit very well.
When it comes to dresses, Alicia Keys is a good example for women who love their body, in consequence she is not afraid to wear dresses which put her hourglass shape in evidence. Curvy ladies, be proud of your beautiful body and let’s wear long, short, strapless or sleeved dresses. Colors can differ from the classical black, to color blocking. Also, if you have similar shape as Alicia, dare for more, like unusual printing, jewels on the dress or wear simple mini dresses. The important thing is putting the shape and curves in evidence by the lining, color and styling of the dress.