Every time I see Leona Lewis wearing a cropped top, it does make me chuckle considering there was a time she couldn’t live without a corset belt.

The singer helped launch BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s Hackney weekend at the Hackney Empire today in London.

It looks like she may have put her design career on hold (thankfully), because she opted for a Tata Naka Fall 2011 ensemble.

Her long sleeved scallop crop top was teamed with a knee-length skirt with the same scallop edge.

Coral suede pumps, rosy cheeks and pink lips completed her look.

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