With the launch of ESSENCE.com Makeover Magic virtual beauty experience we highlight the power of transformation with flashback music maven Mary J. Blige’s evolving style. Check out how the soul queen went from street to chic. By Qianna Smith
“At the time that Alicia Keys’s “A Woman’s Worth” came out, I really was just getting a clue about my worth. I’d listen to the lyrics and think, Well, damn, I deserve more, and I’ve got to start believing that I’m worth more," confesses Mary, seen here at MTV’s 20th anniversary celebration.