The news that rapper Azealia Banks would be the new face of T By Alexander Wang dropped last week wasn't too surprising, considering the 21-year-old Harlem native has already been making a splash in the fashion world with ties to names like Nicola Formichetti, and even showing up to the Met Ball with Alexander Wang — in a dress designed by him, natch.

The Guardian says it spotted her in an outfit that was "mermaid meets club kid, in the best possible way." But more notably, how the Harlemite's upbringing and realness provides a breath of fresh air when compared to other modern style icons like Chloe Sevigny and Lana Del Rey. [The Guardian]