Stylist Fatima B has a pretty impressive resume. Her list of clients includes Nicki Minaj, with whom she helped develop Minaj's now-iconic Barbie image. As Wiz Khalifa's stylist, she's With the recent release of Khalifa's Taylor Allderdice mixtape, we couldn't help but notice Wiz's rugged new look.
The rapper's cleaned up his look ever-so-slightly from his Rolling Papers days, and Fatima B's twitter is full of tour pics of Wiz at his flyest. Find out what he's rocking as of late, and get the full story behind his vintage look on the Taylor Allderdice mixtape cover. Here's our Interview: Wiz Khalifa's Stylist Fatima B On The Rapper's Rebellious New Look.
Interview by Jian DeLeon (@jiandeleon)
You’ve worked not just with Wiz, but also Nicki Minaj. Who are some of your other clients?
I’ve done Tyga, Christina Millian, Trina, I’ve worked with Nipsey Hussle, Juelz Santana, Amber Rose, and Soulja Boy, just to name a few.
You had a hand in cultivating Nicki Minaj’s Barbie image, and you also grew up in Japan. Was that influential when you were helping her develop this look?
Yeah, definitely. Japan definitely inspired me as far as the street luxury style and everything. That’s how me and Nicki came up with our whole Barbie look. Because at first she was rapping about it, but she didn’t have the image yet, so we kinda collaborated on that to come up with the image as far as the hair, how the hair should be, how she should be presented, the colorfulness, and things like that.
Wiz Khalifa looks like he’s definitely been changing his style lately, how long have you been working with him?
For about a year and a half now.
How would you say his style and tastes have changed since you came on board and helped him out?
I think it all went with the direction that Wiz was trying to go with his music. I kinda study him, as far as where he’s going with his music, how he’s feeling, his lifestyle, — with the weed and the ‘60s — and who he’s inspired by as far as like Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye, so I went with the whole rebel, hippie route with him.
What are Wiz's favorite brands?
He loves Dolce & Gabbana. His favorite brands are Dolce, Scotch & Soda, and Nudie Jeans. That’s all he wears, and some of the stuff we get custom made as well.