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She may be Ne-Yo’s protégé, but on the West Coast RaVaughn has long been a go-to demo girl sought out by many of the top record labels to perform tracks that would eventually be used by artists like Jessica Simpson and Leona Lewis.

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But very few people know that before she was signed to Compound Entertainment, RaVaughn remixed her look (and shocked her friends) by losing 40 pounds. “I wanted to be able to wear what I wanted to wear, but I lost the weight before I met Ne-Yo,” she said. “It wasn’t like I’m going to lose the weight to become an artist. I did it for me.”  Now, the curvaceous songstress says she’s all about showing off her legs and arms, in looks from go-to stores like H&M and TopShop. “I’ve never really been into high fashion, I wear it, but I don’t have to have name brands,” she admits.

ReVaughn’s stylist and Fashion Director of HelloBeautiful, Rebecca Alexis created over a dozen looks for the newly slim singer around three signature pieces, every girl should have for this fall season: white blouse, leather skirt and a good colorful coat.  Check out how to make a few key staple items work for you in our gallery below. But first, here’s a few quick facts about RaVaughn.

Name: RaVaughn |  Sign: Pisces | Fav Chick Flick: Bridesmaids | Musical Influence: Anita Baker | Must-have technology: Phone | In Her Purse At All Times: Carmex |Guilty Pleasure: Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta | Dream Collaboration: R.Kelly!


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Ne-Yo’s New R&B Darling RaVaughn Rocks Classic Pieces A Dozen Ways  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com