Empire has been on air for two seasons now, and although I am extremely intrigued by the show’s plot, I have a confession to make. The plot is not what kept me coming back for every new episode. Cookie Lyon, a feisty, street smart, fashionista was the bait that caught me.

I absolutely love and adore fashion. It’s the one thing that we have control over most times when it comes to physical appearance. However, truth be told, I don’t always dress as I’d like to. For starters, in many instances, the clothes that I like are too expensive *tear* and in addition to that, I sometimes play it safe in terms of clothing.

With that being said, it’s only right that I vicariously live out my fashion dreams through the one and only Cookie Lyon. Every episode is sure to feature her wearing something so outlandish that you may think one of two things, “who would actually wear that?” or “I wish I could pull that off”. It wasn’t until I looked deeper into Mrs. Lyon’s wardrobe that I learned that she has been clothed in fashion giants, including but not limited to Givenchy, Balmain, Versace, Alexander McQueen, and more. (I get flustered just thinking about it)

Cookie has sported plenty of beautiful, statement making ensembles, but the way she wears them is truly what makes them all the more worthwhile. To Taraji, keep slaying, and to the stylists over at Empire, keep the bomb outfits coming in season 3. I will be tuned in!


Here are a few of my personal favorite moments from Cookie’s closet:

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