There’s no defining or boxing Black beauty, it’s reach is global. And when it comes to flyness, well, it spans the four corners of the earth. We picked some of our favorite girls who rep their countries proudly through talent and personal style.
From England to Jamaica to Nigeria, here are our 10 top picks!
Every since this English songstress won the fifth series of UK’s “The X Factor,” she has been hitting the pavement from London to NYC. Alexandra Burke’s style, like her vocals, are always on point. We love it that Alex gives just enough; an awesome balance to the other English sistas who made our list.
Straight out of Nigeria, Nneka’s voice is a stirring experience. Her socially conscious music and Black girl fierceness sharpens her boho meets b-girl style. Her massive fro filled with curly tendrils, we rock with Nneka because she has a host of wisdom beneath it.
Risk-taker. Fresh. And, to borrow London’s words, Wicked! These are just a few words to describe the gorgeous Estelle. A game-changer in the making, this London girl who loves American boys will make heads roll with her eye-gawking hair, and killer shoes! We take pause to Estelle’s performance—like her red carpet game, this brown girl is undeniably fly.
At the age of 20, this rising star takes some of the dopest and most introspective pictures in the game. Her face, her lips, her legs are simply beautiful! Born in Jamaica, Jeneil Williams does the islands proud—from her magazine covers and editorials to her runway skill. Jeneil nailed New York Fashion Week, walking the Burberry, Marc Jacobs, and Vivenne Westwood shows.
Alesha is an international powerhouse, and we dig it. This English television host, singer, dancer, and songwriter gives fly style. Whether she’s jetting from Heathrow to JFK, look for Alesha to wow you with her gorgeous tresses and unforgettable and versatile flavor.
Talk about a global and inspirational style. Les Nubians are easily transcultural style icons. Their mix of classical African styles with contemporary urban wear is fly-worthy! These French sisters offer imaginative looks with their hair, makeup and garments. Les Nubians rock! And we can’t wait for their album to drop!
Marie Daulne of Zap Mama
The anchor of Belgian music group Zap Mama, Marie Daulne is a global goddess. Her voice, her face, her moves, and her instinctive personal style had us since the group’s transformative track “W’Happy Mama.” A fiery activist who connects the European and Africa musical worlds, Daulne is one fly sista to know!
Corinne Bailey Rae
What can we say about Corinne Bailey Rae? Her minimalist and sultry melodies, like her understated style, are always winners. Corinne gives a simple blazer, ballet flats, and a flowing scarf, and will steal the show. We heart Corinne because she’s true to herself, and that essence just shines organically.
Shingai’s multi-textural pompadour serves up a fierce competition to Janelle Monae. The pop colors she’s known to rock are consistently an exciting juxtaposition to her deep ebony skin. This South London rocker’s style, like her bassist tunes, sends her flyness off the charts!
Naomie Harris is a long-time actress whose star is on the rise. From “Miami Vice” to “Pirates of the Caribbean,” Harris is a method actress with amazing depth. But when she steps on that red carpet, she evokes Old Hollywood glamour that would make Diahann Carroll turn her head twice. We covet Harris’ classic evening gowns and soft wavy hair. This London girl is a class act.