Fashion Bomb Daily is headed to Philly! With Conversations with Claire happening in the City of Brotherly Love, we figured we’d highlight some of our favorite bombshells that were born and raised in the unique city. While the ladies have relocated and started lives in different parts of the country, there is no doubt about where their roots began. Let’s take a look at 5+ Bombshells you may have forgotten were from Philly:
1. Draya Michele
This bombshell is in a league of her own when it comes to fitness and fashion. Draya Michele defines body goals, for sure. Long before the mother of 2 became a cast member of Basketball Wives LA, she spent a lot of time in Philly.
Her love for fashion has made her someone to watch for on the red carpet. Draya always highlights her best features when it comes to making a statement. Simply put, she looks flawless in whatever she wears.
Currently living in LA, Draya has upgraded her career from cast member to model, actress and designer.
Her clothing line “Fetish” was a huge success in the late 90’s, she starred in the self-titled sitcom Eve, she had a chart-topping music career and made a name for herself as an actress in the Barbershop movies. Proud Philly-native, Eve Jeffers-Cooper helped put the city on the map by representing through music and fashion.
Eve’s red carpet fashion is chic and flirty. Her signature paw prints are almost always highlighted in every ensemble.
Eve took a break from Hollywood and headed overseas where she met her husband, Maxmillion Cooper. Now spending time between London, New York and LA, the rapper/actress has resurfaced with movies, and she will be joining Gwen Stefani on the What the Truth Feels Like Tour.
3. Amber Rose
South Philly native Amber Rose has made quite the name for herself. Known for more than her blonde buzz cut and curvaceous shape, the designer turned talk-show host has capitalized off of her platform by heading a feminist movement that stands against slut-shaming, rape and gender inequality.
You can take the girl out of Philly but you can’t take Philly out of the girl! Amber’s swag is unmatched. Her love for high-fashion, androgyny and form-fitting garments has made her someone to watch for on the fashion scene.
Amber currently lives in LA with her son Sebastian. The entrepreneur has numerous upcoming projects including her collaboration with Flirt Cosmetics.
4. Jazmine Sullivan
Vivacious songbird Jazmine Sullivan was born and raised is Philly. Her powerful vocals lead her all the way to LA where she managed to dominate the charts with hits like, “Need U Bad,” and “Bust Your Windows.”
When it comes to fashion, Jazmine dons a classic look. For the red carpet she opts for gowns that show off her voluptuous shape. For performances, playful, feminine pieces work for her personality.
5. Jill Scott
Jill Scott has one of the most sultry, soulful voices of our time. The northern Philly poet traded in her education at Temple University for a chance to explore the world of music.
Jill’s voice is as eccentric as her style of clothing. Afros, jumpsuits, bold colors and prints; you name it, she’s worn it. No matter the ensemble, Jill is prepared with her best accessory- her confidence.
The mother of one has been nominated for numerous Grammy Awards but only took home three. In addition to making hits in the studio, Jill caught the acting bug that has lead her to a variety of television and movie roles.
Looks like Philly is responsible for a lot of talented Hollywood starlets! Interested in seeing more? Check out our gallery above! For now, what do you think? Are you loving our Philly Bombshells?
If you haven’t bought your ticket for Conversations with Claire, there’s still time! Join Claire on March 18th, from noon-3pm at Indigo Bleu Design and Culture Center (3870 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104)for light bites, mimosas, and a discussion surrounding her new book, The Bomb Life! The conversation will be moderated by Power 99 DJ Mina Say What.