Sessilee Lopez Transforms Into Aaliyah For ‘The Block’ Magazine (Did She Nail The Late Singer’s ’90s Style?)

Eleven years after her death, the late R&B phenom Aaliyah‘s influence on both style and music is as strong as ever. Supermodel Sessilee Lopez dons the icon’s most notable ’90s fashions in the October issue of The Block Magazine. The editorial spans the 15 year old Aaliyah’s early bandanna and shades style in ’94, to the mature slinky crops and baggy Versace pants of her “Rock The Boat” era. Shot by Bruno Staub and styled by Andreas Kokkino, Sessilee brings Aaliyah’s vintage sweet but street style into 2012, just in time for fall.

Check out Sessilee’s adaptation below.

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  • ty

    nothin about it reminded me of Aaliyah

  • Ms. Blue

    Naw, she isn’t even close.

  • ABlackWoman

    Ehh..fashionable yes.. Aaliyah..not so much

  • christmas808

    she cute but i dont see aaliyah

  • Foodluvr

    She is not cute. This is not Aaliyah at all.

  • Lala

    Sorry don’t see Aaliyah not even close to her style!

  • KarmaDharma

    More Tweet than Aaliyah

  • Mia

    Aaliyah would be so proud that she continues to inspire so many. I still rock the Aaliyah cut and always get shout out when I’m out. RIP Liyah!

  • AngieG

    That is not Aaliyah’s style at all. It’s too 2012 than mid-to-late 90s. Heck, it’s not even the 2001 Aaliyah.

  • LET HER REST

    looks nothing like her!!!!! Highly DISAPPOINTED & DISGUSTED!!!!!!!!! LET AALIYAH REST AND LEAVE HER IN THE PAST! WE GO THRU THIS EVERY 6 YEARS

  • someoneudon’tknow

    No! No where near Aaliyah’s style or swag. Sorry, looks nothing like her.

  • http://twitter.com/ivie123 Sandz

    she did Aaliyah no justice

  • mdoubs

    oh hell naw!! this is borderline insulting! ewwww…

  • CriticXtreme

    Aaliyah had that “zip” that no one could ever match. To compare her is horrible. There should be a worldwide search because I know there is an exact Doppelgänger out there. It’s just morons are too lazy to look and will put any random black female in the public masses and say they look like Aaliyah.

  • leffrot

    try again

  • http://twitter.com/AJ389 AJ389

    No disrespect to the beautiful muse, but this spread missed the mark on nailing Aaliyah, I don’t see it. Dust it off and try again.

  • Norm

    Looks like she could do with a good feed, soooo skinny. I can’t compare her singing because I haven’t heard her sing

  • britchick91

    If the article didn’t say the shoot was Aaliyah inspired I wouldn’t have known so no she didn’t nail it imo.She is a good model though

  • K. W.

    Nope

  • http://www.facebook.com/itonia.xron ITonia Xron

    SOO WHERE IS THE “AALIYAH” TRANSFORMATION I SWEAR I DON’T SEE IT

  • T_Rocka1975

    ahh-nope not even close there is not such thing as “Aaliyah couture”.

  • Daisy

    She looks absolutely nothing like her, she doesn’t even look inspired by her. Tributes are always nice but people shouldn’t use these names just to get attention for themselves.

  • rougenovice

    No, she looks nothing like her. I skimmed through some of the pictures and didn’t get an Aaliyah vibe at all.

  • coco

    No this was not even close to Aaliyah

  • HotSauce McGee

    they just threw some 90′s-esque clothes on her and said, “lets see if people fall for it this time.”

  • Humbled1

    Not even close to Aaliyah and being that I loved Aaliyah so much I personally find the comparison insulting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=650566213 Andrea King

    Terrible…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Finchis/100000972725833 Michelle Finchis

    Aaliyah almost always showcased her well defined abs.Her designs were cut very high {her upper attire was almost on the stlye of a bathing suit top to showcase her toned abs}.She loved her baggy bottoms,or carpentors type baggy bottoms. She could be urban fly one minute and grammy glamourous the next. She just had a unique flare that captured most of us. She was just 1 in a million. R.I.P my little sweet songbird

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Finchis/100000972725833 Michelle Finchis

    Gone too soon!!!!!!

  • JewelThompson

    NOoooooo….

  • Nell

    nice but not aaliyah really! do your research first next time cause she has really passionate fans!