For a little over 2 year years, we’ve seeing sister singing duo Chloe x Halle completely own their unique style. They are not twins; big sister Chloe Bailey loves to wear a updo or pulled back pony, which allows a full focus on her outfit. And she prefers her shoulders out and bold avant-garde embellishments. On the other hand younger sister Halle , likes a more sleek look –with her hair down on most occasions and contemporary fashion ensembles.
I just can’t get enough of their afrocentric fashion statements. Here’s a look at the best dressed sister duo!
1. BET AWards 2018
2. A Wrinkle In Time Premiere
3. BET Awards 2017
4. MTV Music Awards 2017
5. Black Panther Movie Premiere
6. Essence Festival 2017
7. The Teen Vogue Summit
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Watch out world, not only are they grown, but Chloe X Halle can do it all by themselves. The grown-ish stars who caught Beyonceé’s attention and landed a recording contract with her label when she found their cover of “Pretty Hurts” on YouTube have taken a few more lessons from their mentor. Namely, write and it produce it yourself. That’s a tall order for teenagers (Chloe is 19 and Halle is 17), even if they’ve been writing songs since they were 10 and 8, respectively. Or is it?
Two things that the music industry does to artists is tell them what kind of music to make (and who to make it with) in order to be commercially successful and market to teen girls while refusing to take them seriously as an audience. Chloe X Halle have made a career out of giving the middle finger to both of those long-held ideas. With their sophomore album, The Kids Are Alright, the duo continue their exploration of ideas lifted from jazz, indie, rock, and pop music, blending them into a hybrid of influences and making them hard to classify. What they’re creating is sonically as advanced as nearly any artist or producer currently working. It becomes remarkable when one adds on the extra layers of doing their own vocal production on their complicated harmonies, producing their own beats, and playing instruments on their own songs. In an ideal world, letting young artists use their own voices and ideas wouldn’t be remarkable, but that’s not our reality just yet.
Listening to this album, which the duo tells Glamour celebrates the powerfulness of being female and that “we always want young girls to know that they are beautiful on their own, and they don’t need anybody to tell them what their self-worth is,” serves as a reminder of why women should write songs for each other. Women aren’t slaves for men, nor are they obsessed with the relationship since you been gone. Chloe X Halle write lyrics that address love, both universal and romantic, but do the latter from a place of power. So many of the sappy pop songs we ask women to consume, which are largely written by men, strip away the autonomy and humanity of womanhood. It’s something you forget to notice until you hear it injected back in
The other theme of the album is a message to other generations that these kids are good and ready to take the reins. In the title track and “Warrior,” especially, the message that Gen Z is prepared to do their part to fix the world offers an uplifting feeling of hope. It’s a reminder to not underestimate or infantilize them simply because they are young. Poetically, their album release date falls one day before the March for our Lives, organized by other industrious members of Gen Z, who are also coming to save us from ourselves.
Freeform changed the name of Yara Shahidi’s ‘black-ish’ spinoff series from ‘college-ish’ to the what i think is much better ‘grown-ish.’
Saturday Night Live alum Chris Parnell, Emily Arlook (The Good Place), and Trevor Jackson (American Crime) have been tapped as series regulars on the comedy, joining previously cast Shahidi and Deon Cole. Parnell and Jackson will reprise the roles they originated in the planted spinoff episode of black-ish, while Arlook plays the role originally played in the black-ish episode by Mallory Sparks.
The series, from ABC Signature Studios, will start production next month and is set to premiere early 2018 on Freeform and the Freeform App .grown-ish follows the Johnson’s eldest daughter Zoey (Shahidi) as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest. Deon Cole plays Charlie, Dre’s eccentric and unpredictable co-worker at Stevens & Lido. Arlook plays Miriam, a freshman know-it-all at Southern California University with a no holds barred attitude. Parnell plays the dean of Southern California University. Jackson will portray a socially-conscious sophomore at Southern California University.
“grown-ish reflects what we’ll be dealing with in the show – that in between place where you’re not quite an adult but facing grown world problems for the first time,” said creator and executive producer Kenya Barris. “Where black-ish examines what it means to be black, grown-ish is an examination of what it is and what it means to be grown.”
Barris, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and Brian Dobbins are executive producers of the series. grown-ish is one of two upcoming single-camera comedy series on Freeform, along with Alone Together.
After watching the backdoor pilot during this last season of ‘black-ish,’ I can’t WAIT to see more!