50 Shades of Sade: The Beauty Icon’s Best Photos

Timeless beauty is synonymous with Helen Folasade Adu, better known as Sade.

The smooth operating British Bombshell not only graces the world with her soulful sultry sounds, which never fails to leave an untarnished imprint in our hearts, but also her beauty. With flawlessness that stands the test of time, we are left wondering what fountain of youth she has been sipping from at a wonderful 53 years of age.

However, her musical trail, gracefulness and influence in culture not only resonates through music but in fashion. True to form, the late Aaliyah was fully aware of that considering, Sade her soul sister.

What I love about Sade is that she stays true to her style no matter what. She can leave us for 8 years and come back and be absolutely mind blowing,Aaliyah once said.

Aaliyah was right, the magnitude of Sade’s music, her signature oversized golden hoop earrings, red lipstick and long ponytail have broken the style barriers of time and continues to be revitalized in fashion. And her trail is unmet. Jean Paul Gaultier even sent model and MTV’s “House of Style” host Joan Smalls sashaying down the runway of his Spring 2013 show in a Sade-influenced ensemble. It’s no wonder why Style.com has dubbed this legend a beauty icon.

In honor of the soulful singer, we have curated 50 shades of Sade’s effortless beauty. –Kamille Cooper and Krystal Holmes

First, watch Sade’s “Is It a Crime,” then CHECK OUT SADE’S 50 MOST BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS HERE!


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