By Emilia Petrarca. Photos: Getty.
As any good diva knows, when you've been in the spotlight for over a decade, you develop a thick rulebook of do's and don'ts. Mariah Carey has many, the first of which being that she doesn't celebrate birthdays—rather, "anniversaries." She also doesn't do bad lighting, and wears sunglasses most of the time (a pro-tip from model Christie Brinkley), and the left side of her face is her "good side." As evidenced in her new docu-series, "Mariah's World," Carey is uber-cautious about cultivating her public image. When it comes to her style, however, she's much more do than don't. In the '90s, she perfected the art of the glamorous yet comfortable going out look, and in the aughts she oscillated between mini skirts and Levi's. Being a New York native, Carey was the original Carrie Bradshaw, taking the streets in daring crop tops and heels, even while walking her dog. Here, a look back at the iconic singer's most fabulous fashion moments, from the red carpet to the city sidewalk.
This story originally appeared on W.
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