Anna Dello Russo and Janelle Monae went with a menswear-inspired outfit for their Met Gala appearances. Janelle wore Chanel and accessorized with a top hat and veil, while Anna wore embroidered McQueen and accessorized with an egg on her head and a face veil. Both are original outfits, but who wins your most dapper vote?
Janelle Monae suited up for the Met Gala in head-to-toe Chanel. Stepping out in a high, ruffle-collared blouse and satin pants, she accessorizes with the design house's diamond brooch and ring. To finish, she adds a dapper topper and veil, but keeps makeup soft. What do you think?Vote on all of our Met Gala polls here!
There was no shortage of great new music in 2010. In the pop, hip hop, indie rock worlds and beyond, new artists made a splash while some veteran artists went out on their own and made a name for themselves. So, which of these rocked your world this year?
Don't forget to vote on all of my Best of 2010 polls!
I never truly realized that Janelle Monae was a woman after my own heart until this year. And, ever since I saw this picture of her — in her all black everything and cape — sporting hot pink lips and dark nail polish, I just knew I had to speak up. I know that her look is simple. Many girls do this, right? But I've never seen her wear such a popping pink lip before. Easily, this could be another MAC Girl About Town mission but you could try the following:
"What would you use?" she asks. To see more of her posts, start following Blaq Vixen Beauty now. And while you're at it, why not start an OnSugar blog of your own? You could be the next blogger featured right here on Bella!
Yesterday, Janelle Monáe performed as part of the Voodoo Music Experience 2010 at City Park in New Orleans, LA. The singer's debut album The Archandroid is one of my favorites of 2010. Janelle Monáe is also known for her black-and-white uniform, which often consists of a tuxedo and saddle shoes. In an interview with BellaSugar, she explained, "As I’ve grown up, I started to extract myself from color. Black and white always makes me feel calm, and I feel more in control. I like to be in a focused, clear-minded state, especially when I’m working. I just like to allow the colors to come out and be my own personality."
Inspired by Janelle's elegant, monochromatic look, I found items that featured a similar tailored look and this same color palette. Two of my favorites are the PH 50 Pendant Lamp ($850) and the Fringe "J" Monogram Kim Candle ($15). Just click on each item to shop the rest of the look!
It's no secret that we're enormous Janelle Monae fangirls. Not only is she creative and brilliant (read our interview to see why), but she also has an amazing set of pipes — and on a superficial note, she's incredibly stylish and gorgeous.
Her newest single, "Cold War," has been on repeat on our iPod for months, and its just-released video shows a softer side of the singer. It's vaguely reminiscent of a certain Sinéad O'Connor video, but really, nothing compares to Janelle. If you're craving a similar glow to your skin, I've got three words for you: MAC Strobe Cream. A dab of this on cheekbones instantly brightens the complexion and can give you the same kind of luminous look. As far as belting out tunes with that kind of voice, though, you're on your own.
I spoke to Janelle this week about her music, her inspirations, and — of course — her style. She's as sweet as she is intelligent, so read on for the interview.