As a few of you who have read my blog for a while, or know me in real life know that I'm a huge fan of the late R&B singer Aaliyah, who it was announced last year would be receiving a MAC collection dedicated to her.
To celebrate the release of the collection, they are creating a film titled A-Z of Aaliyah and encouraging fans to post photos or video that shows how Aaliyah inspired you.
I decided to dedicate a blog post to discussing Aaliyah and how she's personally inspired me and why I'm such a fan of hers.
I knew of Aaliyah throughout my childhood as I watched a lot of the music channels and had seen More Than A Woman multiple times over the years. As I got older and my love for R&B music grew, Aaliyah became one of the key artists I listened to.
Aaliyah was an artist who could do so much. She didn't just have an incredible voice, she had an amazing style, her acting career was kicking off and her dancing was slick and perfected.
She had the whole package and re-watching her music videos is always interesting because in many ways she seems so ahead of her time!
My favourite Aaliyah song is 'Try Again' and it's one that inspires me so much. The message of the song can be taken on board for any situation. It's also such a jam and the video is gorgeous too, it's definitely my fave Aaliyah track!
In terms of some of the ballads she released, Journey To The Past and One In A Million are some of my favourites. Her voice in Journey To The Past is absolutely stunning!
I loved Aaliyah's style, as it evolved from being quite tomboyish and very typically 90s to being effortlessly stunning and sophisticated.
Some of her video makeup looks are extremely classic and I can only wish that we got the chance to see her style evolve even more.
Her style wasn't the only thing which evolved as she continued to go from strength to strength, the growth from 'Age Ain't Nothing But A Number' to 'Aaliyah' is so pleasing, I love both sides of her, from the early street side to the classy yet effortlessly stunning adult she grew into.
One In A Million is actually my favourite album of hers, I enjoy pretty much every track so much and it's the middle of the growth, Timbaland and Missy had taken her under their wing and the production between the three of them was golden.
Another reason she's inspired me is that she allowed herself to develop, she wasn't afraid to experiment with her passions, try new things. I also love her style, some of the outfits she wore were so classy.
I'm so excited for the Aaliyah for MAC collection and am planning to buy at least one of the items from the collection, I just think it's going to be so effortlessly gorgeous. I also signed the petition and have been hoping for it to actually happen ever since!!
Thank you so much for reading this post! If you were an Aaliyah fan or are now, what's your favourite song of hers?
RIP Aaliyah❤ (1979 - 2001)
Love & hugs,