[Fashion + Style] StyleLikeU celebrates the unique stories of Black style connoisseurs

The simplicity of StyleLikeU‘s ‘What’s Underneath’ series is incredibly powerful. It seeks to get to the core of what makes each subject (often style icons/tastemakers/creatives) featured by asking them to remove a piece of clothing whilst answering a series of questions. To commemorate US Black History Month, the site will feature the unique stories of Black style connoisseurs.

The first episode features stylist Lysa Cooper whose client roster boasts the likes of Ashton Kutcher, Mary J Blige and Rhianna.

Black lives matter, and, in honor of Black History Month, all of our videos will feature the personal stories of eight brave and unique black individuals whose struggles, triumphs, and authentic style bring to the forefront pressing issues related to race in this country.

Our month launches with a new What’s Underneath featuring superstar fashion stylist Lysa Cooper. She’s a lover of the eclectic, wildly bottom-up New York of the 80s, which is where she found herself when she moved here at 15. Lysa’s combination of ‘tude and unselfconscious confidence are evident in how she makes shabby layers of sweatpants and flannels sexy. That, mixed with her piercing awareness and her first-hand experience as a stylist to the stars, gives Lysa’ an indomitable voice regarding racial issues, such as her past struggles with finding clothes for her black clients (including Mary J. Blige).

– Style Like U