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If nailing it was defined in comparison to how beautifully a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly, then Teyana Taylor nailed it. The  24-year-old Harlem native recently posted to her Instagram a recent shoot channeling the legendary Grace Jones. She captioned one of the photos with, “Motha Grace Mz. Jones If Ya Nasty Taught Me | Own It.” Well, “Motha” would be proud. The recording artist posted stills of her posing in nothing but gold leaf foil accompanied by a cigar and a fierce pair of shades.

Even though the shoot was paying homage to Jones, every shot exudes the cool girl aura that Taylor regularly emits. This version of her style went up a few notches with a helping of glamour and a tablespoon of raw edge. We can thank L.A. based photographer, Sasha Samsanova, for artistically capturing the images of Taylor’s ultra-sultry lines and curves from her toned body down to her finger waves.

Additionally, what we are taking away from this shoot are body goals, grown woman vibes and an urge to try gold leaf foil as a new body or hair accessory. Move over, metallic t tattoos. Taylor has come a long way from her Super Sweet 16 days to being pitted recently as Maxim’s Hot 10. Honestly, what else did we expect from someone who started out working with noted producer Pharrell and is still evolving beautifully? In the words of Taylor herself via her Instagram, “Living My Life Like Its Golden.” Carry on.

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