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Janelle Monae in Topshop – BET’s ‘106 & Park’

Janelle Monae in Topshop - BET's '106 & Park'

Janelle Monáe cut a cool-girl profile for an appearance on BET’s ‘106 & Park’ show at the BET Studios yesterday in New York City, where she premiered the music video for her new single, ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’ featuring Erykah Badu.

The pint-sized pop star suited up in a Topshop white blazer with a plunging, black grosgrain collar, paired back to a matching set of wide-leg trousers.

Janelle generally trends towards more androgynous looks, so I wasn’t surprised to see her in a suit.

But I loved the more feminine polish of this crisp ensemble, which was impeccably tailored and elongated her petite frame.

The mannish, monochromatic moment also echoed the styling of her ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’ video.

A shimmering, smokey eye and a glossy, nude lip prettified the look even more, while her signature uber-sculptural ‘do added a dose of funky edge.

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You can buy Janelle’s Topshop blazer and pants from Topshop US and Topshop UK.
Credit: Getty

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15 Responses to Janelle Monae in Topshop – BET’s ‘106 & Park’

  1. Yeliz May 3, 2013 at 14:26 #

    I would’ve liked this more, if the pants would’ve been more fitted.

  2. The Very Simon G May 3, 2013 at 14:32 #

    She knows how to power dress, and for her body shape too. Genius style!!! LOVE Janelle!

  3. Neli May 3, 2013 at 14:59 #

    Love it!

  4. CreoleLady May 3, 2013 at 15:13 #

    Wow. Looks far better on Monae than on the model. Love the insouciance.

  5. Alina May 3, 2013 at 15:18 #

    LOVE IT!

  6. rita May 3, 2013 at 15:30 #

    He video is amazing, great song as well! She is so feminine in her video, I don’t understand why she hides her gorgeous body in tailored suits? But I understand her reasoning behind it. Just a shame cause she is a gorgeous woman!

  7. Christine May 3, 2013 at 15:30 #

    Love this. Topshop is the best.

  8. dee May 3, 2013 at 15:33 #

    I think she looks amazing.

  9. Ysatis May 3, 2013 at 16:01 #

    Janelle Monae can do no wrong. She is gorgeous.

  10. Anj May 3, 2013 at 17:40 #

    This suit is so perfect on her! I’m used to seeing her in black suits, so this is a refreshing change. The fit is great and her makeup and hair are beautiful.

  11. TeaAtTwo May 3, 2013 at 17:41 #

    Love the suit and she makes it look so high-end.

  12. Melrose May 3, 2013 at 21:14 #

    and all for $300!! luv it

  13. kane May 3, 2013 at 22:37 #

    Not wow’d by the hair, but love the overall outfit!

  14. Alicat May 4, 2013 at 02:28 #

    I love it. Chic, sharpness. Gorgeous makeup.

  15. EmmaWoodhouse May 5, 2013 at 14:09 #

    The suit suits her! I’m not a big fan of the look but it’s working for her. The hair is a little silly, though.

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