Today on Edwina LaShan, Fashion Blog we pay tribute to Fashion Icon and Trendsetter Denise Huxtable.
Who is Denise Huxtable?
Denise Huxtable Kendal is the 2nd daughter of Cliff and Clair Huxtable. (Bottom Right)
At the beginning of the Cosby Show series, she is sixteen years old, putting her year of birth in 1968.
Denise loves fashion and music, but did not want to attend school to pursue either interest. She is noted as being an individual who usually wishes to march to the beat of her own drum, and often learns lessons up front for herself rather than based off the experiences of others.
During the first two seasons, Denise was portrayed as a very popular high-schooler, with many friends, who seemingly had a different boyfriend every episode. Along with her constantly fluctuating love life, were her various hairstyles and choices of clothing, which were occasionally made fun of by Cliff.
In later seasons, however, she exhibited a more flighty nature, often expressing ideas that left Cliff and Clair greatly puzzled.
In season three, Denise left home to attend Hillman College, a fictional, historically African-American college, of which her mother, father and grandfather were all alumni.
The Cosby Show's producers created a spin-off series, entitled A Different World, which initially dealt with the life of Denise at college.
Known for her 80's POP inspired style and 70's vintage style, Denise was like the Queen of Thrift Shopping.
I remember watching her in one particular episode ripping into her dads closet for her favorite Bill Cosby pieces and owning the look like it was her own! She even hooked her sister Vanessa up with a couple of dad's signature pieces!
Known for her oversized sweatshirts, and sweaters. You may even catch her with an occasion headwrap or hat!
Denise was known for mixing prints, and patterns from aztec prints, to floral prints.
She would color block quite often!
Denise would wear an oversized blazer like no other.
She had no shame in wearing a tie!
Her ability to pair a Harlem pant with a simple botton down or blouse was to die for!
From time to time you may even catch Denise rocking a scarf or a hat!
Denise was like the Queen of Bohemian Chic! Her carefree persona that shined through her Fashion, inspires from generation to generation!
All Thanks to the Wardrobe Designer Sarah Lemire! Who also had a lot to do with Bill Cosby's classic sweater!
This past week, everyone was flipping out on Beyonce's new haircut, but Denise Huxtable has been there done that!
She's also done the Solange big Curly tampered hair!
Singer Rhianna has also channeled Denise Huxtable quite a few times.
They also kind of resemble eachother! 😉
Denise Huxtable has definitely been an inspiration to us all!!!
Here are some facts on Lisa Bonet:
The Actress who brought this Character to Life:
• Lilakoi Moon born November 16, 1967 known professionally as Lisa Bonet.
• Known as Denise Huxtable Kendall on NBC sitcom The Cosby Show, and also starring in its spinoff A Different World.
•After being in beauty pageants and appearing in guest spots on television series as a child, Bonet landed the role of Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show alongside Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashād.
•On November 16, 1987, her 20th birthday, she eloped with singer Lenny Kravitz in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was married to musician Lenny Kravitz from 1987 to 1993.
•After announcing her pregnancy during the run of A Different World, Bonet left the series.
•She gave birth to daughter Zoë Isabella on December 1, 1988.
•The following year, she returned to The Cosby Show, but was fired in 1991 for "creative differences".
•After The Cosby Show, Bonet began to accept jobs on straight-to-video releases and made-for-TV movies.
•In 1998 she had a supporting role in Enemy of the State with Will Smith. In 2000, she appeared in the movie High Fidelity.
•In 2003, she played the role of Queenie in Biker Boyz, which reunited her with former co-star Kadeem Hardison of A Different World.
•Bonet also co-starred in the 2006 film Whitepaddy alongside Sherilyn Fenn, Hill Harper, Debra Wilson, Karen Black, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
•Two years later she appeared in the US adaptation of the British television series, Life on Mars.
•In 1992, Bonet legally changed her name to Lilakoi Moon, although she still uses the name Lisa Bonet professionally.
•In 2005, she met actor Jason Momoa, and started a relationship.
•On July 23, 2007, Bonet gave birth to her second child Lola Iolani Momoa, the first of two children with Momoa.
•On December 15, 2008, they had a son named Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa.
Ladies and Gentleman... We introduce to you Lisa Bonet better known as Denise Huxtable...
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