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Janelle Monae In Christian Siriano – 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards

Janelle Monae was seeing things in black and white at the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday (June 5) in New York City.

Although she was rocking her signature, monochromatic colour palette, I love how she reinvented her look with this Christian Siriano Resort 2018 ensemble. Gone were the hair jewels, the hyped-up embellishment, and the high-low silhouettes. In their place, an all-new cool-girl attitude took over.

The asymmetric, half-jacket was rendered with precious refinement here, creating a creatively composed look rather than a haphazard, try-hard one. And, I love the decision to go for pants as opposed to the skirt.

An Edie Parker ‘Jean’ clutch smartly reflected the striped motif, with Lorraine Schwartz jewels adding sparkle and Karen Walker ‘Disco Circus’ sunglasses serving up funky spunk.

No one could wear this like Janelle, but she sure made me want to try.

Karen Walker Disco Circus Sunglasses
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02.05.17

Janelle Monae In Ralph & Russo Couture – 2017 Met Gala

It was standard style protocol for Janelle Monae at the 2017 Met Gala on Monday (May 1) in New York City.

Not missing a beat from her signature black-and-white colour palette, she donned a Ralph & Russo Couture confection that had her floating across the blue carpet in a cloud-like pouf of tulle.

A neck piece of feathers assured the imaginative look took flight, as well.

Styled with finger cuffs as well as Janelle’s go-to hair jewelry, the gown was nothing out of the ordinary for her. But, if it isn’t broke…

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Janelle Monae In Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh – Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces Party

Janelle Monae was also at Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces event on Friday (April 21) in West Hollywood, joining Zoey Deutch.

She took the fresh theme as an opportunity to introduce a few new shades to her favoured black-and-white colour palette with an Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh Spring 2017 frock.

The dress itself was so complex in its randomly eclectic mix of patterns, it could have stood on its own quite decently—although I would have loved to see the scarf-like piece removed.

Yet, Janelle has never been one to shirk in the accessories department, so she loaded the look with Wolford’s Dot Tights and an Edie Parker ‘Jean’ clutch along with drop earrings and a choker.

Ironically, as a result, the look appeared less fresh. I would have removed the jewelry and tights, keeping her signature hair accoutrement—fanciful little birds this time.

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24.03.17

Janelle Monae In Zuhair Murad – Lord & Taylor Celebrates The Dress Address

Had I worked every red carpet during awards season like Janelle Monae, I would be taking a well deserved break; relaxing on a beach somewhere, but the singer/actress was back on the red carpet helping Lord & Taylor celebrate The Dress Address at their 5th Avenue store on Thursday (March 23) in New York City.

Dressed to impress, Janelle wore a black (naturally) Zuhair Murad Spring 2017 dress which judging by her pose, made her feel very girlie and dainty.

While the look does have an Elie Saab feel about it, I like how she put on own stamp on this look with booties and her signature hair accoutrements.

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08.03.17 Best Of

Which Was Your Favourite Janelle Monae Awards Season Look?

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