Sure, she’s the go-to girl for hit duets with the likes of Ja Rule and Fat Joe, but Ashanti, 21, has a fashion sense all her own. ”She’s very versatile,” says her stylist, Rosie Michel, who’s also dressed Ja Rule. ”She likes things sexy-cute, but still classy.” Here, Michel deconstructs the songbird’s look at March’s Soul Train Music Awards. — Clarissa Cruz
1 The one-shoulder dress was for Ashanti’s red-carpet stroll.
2 What does Ashanti like to highlight? ”Her stomach,” says Michel, who adds that the singer doesn’t have time to work out. ”But she has gone on the Hollywood [fruit juice] Diet.”
3 As for Ashanti’s hair, ”she loves the Pocahontas look,” says Michel.
4 For her performance at the awards, Michel paired a blouse of the same material with D&G jeans for a more casual look. Both ensembles were inspired by the Roberto Cavalli print fabric that Michel spotted in NYC’s Garment District.