Musical Muses: Kid Sister's Retro-Femme Vibe

If you think hip-hop is a boys' club, think again. Enter: Kid Sister, the genre's crowned queen and reigning champion, whose distinct, sultry growl can be found alongside giants like Kanye West, DJ A-Trak, and most recently, former Destiny's Child crooner Kelly Rowland on her latest single, "Motivation." And while this Chicago-born lyrical lioness can go head-to-head with any one of the big boys in a cypher, she doesn't leave her femininity at the door.
Kid Sister's personal style — on and off stage — can only be described as electric. And don't let her name fool you, either; there's nothing childish about her elegant, retro vibe. We caught up with the siren songstress in her dreamy L.A. home, and got the lowdown on what influences her style and sound, and how she keeps herself looking flawless while on tour. Click through and be prepared to absorb some matchless inspiration from Ms. Pro Nails herself as she channels classic, feminine looks from the mid-'60s and late-'70s, gleaning much of her wardrobe inspiration from cult classics like Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands and John Waters' Hairspray.
Photographed by David Black