Whitney_Houston(Official photo from Whitney Houston Facebook page)

Bobbaaaaaay!!! Yessss! The Diva is baaaaaaack! And she’s looking fantabulous! This fall Whitney Houston releases I Look to You, her first studio album since 2002. Arista Records marks the event with this showstopping “Sizzle Reel” :

Ms. Houston with her #1 music man Clive Davis, CEO of Sony Entertainment, recently held listening parties in the UK, NYC and L.A.. Check her out at the UK event. Many fashion and entertainment newsies were buzzing as Whitney wore the same gray scale leopard print Dolce and Gabbana dress that Madonna wore to another event in Milan. Don’t get me wrong, I love Madonna, but it’s pretty obvious Whitney won this battle of the stylemoms hands down.

Whitney Madonna FASHION FACE OFF(Photo Courtesy Dolce & Gabbana, Richard Young/startraksphoto.com)

In NYC, Whitney looked absolutely fabulous in all black and a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti pumps:

WhitneyHoustonNYC_Party(Photo credit: Wire Image )

You can also check out the video and watch what the diva had to say about her comeback during the NYC listening party here on MTV.

Remember, “back in the day”, Whitney Houston was revered as not only a soulful songstress, but a style icon. Also holding her own in acting and modeling since she was a teen, let’s not forget Whitney has been a long time muse for designer duo Dolce & Gabbana for many years:

WhitneyHoustonOUTMagWhitney Houston in “OUT” magazine. May 2000. Photographed by David LaChapelle. Styled by Patti Wilson. Clothing by Dolce & Gabbana.

I am definitely one of the millions of people rooting for Whitney to have a successful comeback journey. Watch the video for the first single of the album “Million Dollar Bill” and be sure to get the album September 1st!