Chrisette Michele unveils new Blonde Faux Locs and Curvy Girl Dress Line

Well it seems as if we at  JJ Braids have been slipping in celebrating that one female star who has experimented the most with a variety of twist and braid styles: Chrisette Michele!

We just happened to be stalking Dr. Kari Williams,  the owner of the Mahogany Revolution Natural Hair Care Salon in LA where actress Tamera Mowry-Housley got her new braids installed.

While on Williams’ Instagram page, we saw a photo of what looked like celeb Fashion blogger Claire Sumners from The Fashion Bomb Daily. Only it wasn’t her.

It was the very gorgeous R&B singer  and R&B Divas LA star Chrisette Michele who has been very creative in donning a variety of natural styles for most of her career. (Williams styles her hair too).

Singer Chrisette Michele(L) wears blonde faux locs that resemble Celeb Fashion Blogger Claire Sumner (r)from The Fashion Bomb Daily

Right now, the Billboard Chart-topper is rocking medium-large sized super long blonde faux locs and was wearing them at the Essence Festival this weekend. While there, Michele had a soft launch of her new online boutique for curvy girls with proportions like hers: Medium bust, small waist and full hips.

The line, which the Grammy-award winning singer co-created with designer Jason Sky, is called Rich Hipster Belle, named after Michele’s  record label which is also the name of her 2012 song “Rich Hipster”.

She has a sister line of comfy sweats, T’s and loungewear called Rich Hipster Bum. 

Rich Hipster Bum pieces

On her new website, Rich Hipster, Michele models the initial 5 pieces from her sexy yet classic collection which accentuates that girl with the perfect hour glass shape. They’re priced from $19 to $229 which is a low to mid-range price point.

“A lot of our pieces can go from day to night,” Michele told of  the line’s versatility. “You can wear it with stilettos or sandals… I love when I can wear it on the airplane and at the show. I just wanted really easy, flexible pieces.”

You can purchase a tee now but all other pieces have to be pre-ordered. Get them HERE!

Anyway, back to sharing all the various braiding and twisting styles we’ve seen on Michele in recent years:

Currently, the blonde faux locs in size medium-large.

Long box braids in a reddish brown.

Above and below: Medium-sized Box Braids in an Autumn Brown color,

Long Autumn Reddish box braids with purple faux locs clip pieces interwoven in for style.

Above and Below: Small-medium sized , medium-length blondish brown Marley twists  with shaved edges. (love the arm candy and knuckle rings in the pic above)

Black medium large Box Braids, as worn here in the signature look of hipsters: smart eye glasses.

Auburn medium Marley Twists

Autumn Box Braids parted in the middle Long Length Medium-Small sized which is the look that she rocks in her Rich Hipster blog.

We love them all. Which is your fave?

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