Mary J Blige's Three Best Family Affair Costumes

by - Monday, January 05, 2015

 On Sundays, we usually listen to music, but since we got the xbox music, we have ostly only listened to oldies or Christmas music on there. Today, we listened to The Boy's Pop Greats list, which was loaded with music videos, not just his excellent taste in pop music. It gave us a real opportunity to reminisce- does anyone else remember when Nsync were puppets? How about when Blackstreet woe two different sets of matching overalls (I'm telling you! they are inevitable)?

I was also reminded of Mary J Blige's music video for "Family Affair" where some stylist created a level of sartorial genius the world would never see again. I think of Mary J Blige as super chic, often in like one color with great short hair. The woman is ridiculously talented, but I do think she made a mistake giving up on this fashion direction. I know everyone has been waiting for this (12 years?), but I finally have a definitive list of her 3 best percolating looks.

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3.  This one-The ensemble seems pretty subtle in comparison with the others- the hat and hair are fine. But the longer you look, the more you see she was going for a trend that sadly never caught on. Why wouldn't we all want super wide cleavage? Why don't we celebrate boobs that have mysteriously moved into the armpit?

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2. Whoa, this one- The cadywompus wig, the fishnets, or the slightly s&m trashbag leather (with dog collar!). I don't know which part I love most. Ok, I do know- it's the wig stolenfrom Cruella DeVille. Do you give a stylist a raise for lifting looks from a cartoon character? And really, who thought THAT asymetrical was a good idea? Because I would like to give them a hug.

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1. What the Hell- When regular cut off jean shorts just aren't enough. What I love about this outfit, other than a supremely sexy peak at her upper thigh (which shows how powerful she is, like the hulk), is that it assures you the other outfits weren't flukes, because the super wide cleavage and wonky wigs are now combined with the power of denim! And one fishnet sleeve! And maybe shoulder pads?  And really, that wig intentionally has two different lengths. And zippers! Fashion gods, unite!You have to respect their commitment to try every idea at once.

Truly, I think she is great, but how has this video not become a cornerstone of all fashion everywhere? How did i forget just how great it is? I will never forget again.

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