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The Capricorns are rising! Your zodiac sister, Misa Hylton, is celebrating another year around the sun, and it calls for celebration. There are stars in the sky and the ones that stay in front of the camera, but Hylton’s behind-the-scenes talent shone so brightly that she’s shaped the images of some of Hip Hop and R&B’s most prominent figures. , that inevitably brought her to the fore as well.
We don’t think Misa Hylton needs to be introduced. At this point, you know her name, her job, all the iconic moments she’s pulled off and why she’s such a force in the fashion industry, but just for our own nostalgic enjoyment, we’re going to take a quick trip. in the past to recalls its origins.
During the rise and heyday of Hip Hop in the 90s, Hylton spent his time among music greats, including Diddy and the late Andre Harrell. Being in the right place at the right time, as she previously described, led to her first big styling gig with R&B group Jodeci. Right from the jump, Hylton jumped in to play it safe and tapped into his creative wits to reimagine the image of R&B singers, from costumes and hard-soled shoes to baseball jerseys and upside down hats. Before she knew it, she was styling several heavyweights including Mary J. Blige, Lil Kim and many more.
We will never forget all the iconic Hylton red carpet moments of the ’90s and early 2000s, like the 1999 VMA look of Lil Kim styled with the infamous pasties or the countless others they are forever anchored in our moodboards. However, stylist OG continues to make strides in more than one way in the fashion industry.
Today, Hylton works as a stylist, fashion designer and global creative partner of MCM. She also runs her fashion academy that she originally founded in 2012, Misa Hylton Fashion Academy, to foster and educate the next generation of fashion talent. Part of his journey was highlighted in the Netflix documentary The Remix: Hip Hop X Mode. And some of her latest accomplishments include her continued collaboration with Macy’s, styling for the cover of Flo Milli’s paper magazine, styling for City Girls. Twerkulator video, and remains one of the best in gaming to this day.
We’re celebrating the legend’s birthday by watching 11 music videos featuring Misa Hylton style – Happy Birthday, Icon!
Mary J. Blige – Not Gon Cry
The Housings – Apeshit
Lil Kim – Love at first sight for you
Foxy Brown – I will be
Jodeci – I must love
Diddy & Blac Rob – Let’s Go
Mary J. Blige – All I Can Say
Mary J. Blige – All
Mary J. Blige You – Call Me Back
Fantasia ft. Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot – Without Me
City Girlz – Twerkulator