The votes are in, and we have the results of our Best of 2019 series. Read on for the winners in each category:
Stylist of the Year: Kollin Carter.
Though it was very close, Cardi B’s stylist Kollin Carter nabbed 1st place in the stylist contest. The young visionary single handedly turned Cardi B into a style icon, putting the Bronx born Bombshell into bold, head turning looks like the Thom Brown gown she wore to the Met Gala (which also won our vote for Outfit of the Year).
From Mugler to Sally LaPointe to Dolce & Gabbana, Kollin keeps Cardi on point. We can’t wait to see what he does next.
Few fashionistas could step foot outside without donning a pair of perfectly cute clear heels, popularized by Jessica Rich.
The sheer versatility of her signature stilettos and sandals made them the go to heel for J. Lo, Cardi B, Kylie Jenner, Saweetie, Normani, Kelly Rowland, and more. Here’s to comfortable, cute footwear, and continued innovation!
As we announced at the Faby’s, Michael Costello is our Designer of the Year. The weekend we announced it was quite impactful for him–he dressed three female rap legends in a matter of days: Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, and Lil Kim.
This year for Mr. Costello has been punctuated by many alluring looks, from Jeannie Mai sparkling in silver at the Sno Ball to J. Lo and Michelle Williams wearing Michael for a myriad of occasions.
Nicki Minaj was the first female rapper to collaborate with a luxury brand with her Fendi Prints On collection–for that she should be celebrated! Her fantastic collaboration with the Italian house was voted in first place with 90% of the vote!
The teaming of female hip hop and high fashion is a long time coming. Kudos to Nicki for busting that door open, blazing trails for those to follow fabulously behind her.
The crowd has spoken, voting in Sarlea Mah from DC as Fashion Bombshell of the Year with 55% of your votes. We adore Sarlea Mah’s style, from her cinched waists to theatrical hats and bold prints. Slay on, Sarlea!
That’s the first batch of results! Stay tuned for Part 2 of Best of 2019, the winners circle.