It used to be that style icons were born, not made. You had to have style, grace, and that certain "je ne se quois." But, hey things change. These days every mid-high profile chick is trotting around in the latest designer goods for the paparazzi, wanting to be labeled a fashion it girl. And that includes celebrities by association, or, better yet, relations as in relationships.
Yesterday's Grace Jones is today's Amber Rose because some of the biggest contemporary 'Style Icons' were made from being the wives, girlfriends, and serial daters of celebrities. They're thrust into the spotlight because of their chop down menus, but they're staying in it as public obsessions because of their beauty and "style."
But, with little credibility or established careers to speak of before their men, are they deserving? Or are they really pretty faces with stylists, free swag, and an accessibility to some of the most beautiful luxury items? You tell us StyleBlazers, but before you do check out these 7 celebs who went from nobody to fashion somebody because of their celebrity romances.
Amber Rose Via Yeezy
..."Yeezy taught me."
Kim Kardashian Via Ray J
Selling designer goods on eBay just didn't do want her xrated vid with Ray J did.
Cassie Via Diddy
Her one hit single and a few Delias' ads wasn't saying much before being booed up with Diddy.
LaLa Via Carmelo
Although LaLa did have her journalism career popping for a bit, the only person who cared about her style before Melo was probably her.
"Dip It Low" and Bring It On movie sagas were cute, but her relationship with The Dream is really what made Christina one to watch.
Emily B. Via Fab
Emily B. made the list because although she calls herself a stylist her client list is a bit lacking, and so is her style for that matter. The only reason anyone seems to pay her any attention is for her Fabolous-related meltdowns.
There aren't enough hours in the day to break down Paris' dating history, but we already know that's what propelled her into the spotlight that showed up all her cheeky fashion statements.
StyleBlazers, do you think these contemporary style icons were born this way or made by men with money?