Somebody not faced with these issues is Iggy Azalea. The Australian born, States based, rapper and model has been the face of Levis and Henry Holland eye wear.
Her personal style is distinctive without feeling contrived. Colour and print are mixed with statement accessories like chunky earrings or larger than life sunglasses. Great hair and flawless makeup always finish off her look, often with strong eye liner and a bold lip.
I love the excess of Hip Hop. It's unapologetically bold. The print, the accessories, the heels, the doberman. Female Hip Hop artists rewrite the rules of dressing to suit themselves. We've come a long way since Lil' Kim- flesh isn't always the only way to command attention. To me there is nothing more ladylike than taking the time to think your outfit through, apply a full face of makeup and wear your highest heels.
Iggy Azalea is a real lady. And she's workin' on her shit.
Images via Iggy Azalea Facebook, Google +, Refinery 29 and MTV Style