If you haven’t been keeping up with Instagram or SnapChat, you might not know who Cardi B is. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. This rising star is a fashion icon and a force to be reckoned with, with everyone under 30 talking about her. Cardi B was born in the Bronx and recently made headlines with her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, which reached number one in the US within just 24 hours of its release. Her real name is Belcalis Almanzar, but she goes by Cardi B as a nod to her nickname “Bacardi” given to her by friends because of her sister’s name, Hennessy.
Last week, rapper Cardi B was seen in Manhattan, but her fashion influence extends far beyond the streets. From her beginnings as a striƥper and social media personality, she has made waves on the music scene, signing with Atlantic Records and breaking records. Additionally, Cardi has also been making an impact in the fashion industry, sitting front row at New York Fashion Week and collaborating with Fashionnova. Her connections to high fashion circles include sitting next to Anna Wintour at an Alexander Wang show and walking the runway for Gypsy Sport. Cardi even broke the internet with her pregnancy reveal during a performance on Saturday Night Live, wearing a bodycon white maxi dress that hugged her baby bump. She is known for her quirky style and sense of humor, making her a refreshing addition to the fashion world.
Cardi B made a stunning appearance at the 3rd Annual Diamond Ball benefit held in Wall Street last September. While her fashion choices may be difficult to replicate for the average person, they are always entertaining and provide great conversation starters. From the bold chain-printed mini dress paired with thigh-high boots that she wore to her album release party, to the voluminous ballgown fit for a princess that she wore to Rihanna’s Diamond Ball, Cardi B’s style is anything but predictable. She is also known for frequently changing her hairstyle, going from a blunt dark bob to flowing blonde waves in the blink of an eye. At Coachella, Cardi B performed a 35-minute set while sporting an all-white outfit with pigtails, paying tribute to 90s girlband TLC. It’s worth noting that Cardi B has already collaborated on a fashion line, showcasing her unique sense of style to the world.
Cardi B has teamed up with Fashionnova, the American brand known for their bodycon styles. Despite her love for high-end designer labels such as Gucci and Balenciaga, the rapper often mixes in high street fashion for a unique look that she describes as the reason why “people like me stay rich.” At a recent album listening party, she paired Fashionnova shorts, which cost £25, with an Altuzarra jacket priced at around £2,000. Although her Cardi B x Fashionnova collection won’t be available until October, fans can expect to see her sporting the brand in the meantime. She is a successful businesswoman who empowers herself through fashion.
In November, Cardi B was seen attending the MOBO Awards in Leeds according to Getty Images. In a span of less than two years, she has gone from being a striƥper to a reality TV star, and now a record-breaking solo artist and fashion designer. She is known for her self-promotion skills, which is comparable to that of the Kardashians. The rapper has announced that she has reached millionaire status, with plans to collaborate with various fashion and beauty brands. Her music has also achieved a remarkable feat, having the highest number of streams for an album by a female artist. Though her work wardrobe may appear unconventional to some, it undoubtedly exudes her unique and effective style of power dressing.