Move over Kerry, Garcelle and Gaby! While the usual suspects will continue to grace our style radar, we’re taking note of some of the fresh faces who know how to work the red carpet. Here are six young Hollywood starlets that have next in fashion!
Keke Palmer, 17. Without a doubt, the actress/singer has got the acting chops and vocals to match, but she’s also always got camera. She always looks classy and not overly done. Pretty dresses in flattering silhouettes, bold color and playful prints are her staples. And her hair and makeup? Flawless. She’s definitely one to watch.
Teyana Taylor, 20. She ditched the dunks for sky-high stilettos, baggy jeans for body-hugging dresses, and she’s been killing it ever since. On an episode of Oxygen’s “House of Glam,” she proved that she has the look (and body!) to be a muse to any photographer and stylist. Her personal style is a hit too! Denim cut-offs with thigh-high boots paired with sultry hair and makeup. Yep, she took it there!
Bria Murphy, 20. It’s no surprise that Bria, the daughter of actor, Eddie Murphy, signed with LA Models earlier this year. At 5’9”, she’s got legs for days and is absolutely gorgeous. She also played the leading lady in Gucci Mane’s “Spotlight” music video. Her style is sweet with a bit of an edge—a funky short cut with bowl bangs, or an asymmetrical bob, futuristic cutout dresses with peep-toe booties . . . what’s not to love?
Willow Smith, 10. There’s been much talk about the budding songstress’s unique sense of style. But we’ve got to give her props for expressing herself so unabashedly at such a young age and in such a tough industry. Our theory? In a few years Willow’s look will mature from fun, wacky mishmash to just fun with an edge.
Samaria Smith, 15. The daughter of rapper, LL Cool J, and also an aspiring model, Samaria was featured in Teen Vogue magazine. We’re loving her fashion-forward yet age-appropriate style—structured blazers with skinny jeans, army jackets with button up shirts and lace-up booties. Plus, she’s not afraid to mix and match high and low labels.
Kai Morae, 20. Whenever Kai accompanies her mom, LisaRaye, to events, it’s evident that she’s a stunner. Determined to make a name for herself, the curvaceous beauty is the new spokesperson for Apple Bottoms, and hosts seminars that encourage young girls to have supermodel confidence regardless of their size.
Which young starlets would you add to our list?
-Audra E. Lord