When Meek Mill took the stage to pay tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, he needed a look to match the power and pain of his message. Bathed in soft light, Meek donned an elegant suit in Hussle’s signature shade of blue, a white pocket square, and three custom-made diamond lapel pins designed just for the occasion by celebrity jeweler Greg Yuna, which included a lifelike bust of Nip’s face, a rendering of his Marathon flag, and the logo of his record label, All Money In. 

Meek’s look that night, a spot-on blend of street cred and sophistication, was the work of his longtime stylist Fatima, who considers every detail when crafting outfits for her clients’ most high-profile moments. “Saluting Nipsey at the Grammys was this historical moment, so I asked myself: What would Obama wear,” the Harlem-born visionary says. The lapel pins, she decided, were the perfect, presidential touch. 

Since then, Meek’s style evolution and personal growth have matured in lockstep, and Fatima has ensured that his looks can cross over from rocking concert stages to speaking with congressmen. “Knowing his growth and where he’s at mentally and the message that he's speaking and rapping about,” she says. “I just try to translate that.”