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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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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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Which Was Your Favourite Janelle Monae Awards Season Look?

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Janelle Monae In Alexandre Vauthier Couture – 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Janelle Monae attended the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday night (February 26).

The singer and now-actress wore a black Alexandre Vauthier gown from the Fall 2016 Couture collection.

Let’s be honest: Janelle’s Elie Saab Couture gown from the ceremony was a pretty tough act to follow, but I like this choice as the fashion dessert to that main course. It plays along to the same theme–black, voluminous skirt, highly editorial–but in a much edgier fashion.

The punk elements of the mesh sleeves and upper bodice and the brackets on the sash are a bit of a departure for the often ladylike Janelle, and she is selling me hard on the look.

Keeping her hair styled the same throughout the night only further cements the idea that her two gowns were very much two chapters in the same fashion story.

Thank you, Janelle, once again, for making fashion so much more than just a dress and some jewels.

Christian Louboutin ‘Marchavekel’ heels and the same Jennifer Behr headpiece from earlier in the day completed her look.

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Janelle Monae In Elie Saab Couture – 2017 Oscars

As we expected, Janelle Monae made a grand entrance at the 2017 Oscars on Sunday (February 26) in Hollywood, California.

Channeling the metallic mood she set at the Pre-Oscar Awards dinner, she wore an Elie Saab Fall 2016 Couture masterwork accessorized with Forevermark Diamonds.

Brimming with the intricacy of sparkling embellishment, a period silhouette, and a flock of the most fashionable birds, the gown took flight with all the drama we’d anticipate from Janelle, but with an all-new spirit that stepped outside her graphic, black-and-white box.

She even skipped her signature red lip and styled her hair into a precious, Jennifer Behr headband-topped pixie for another layer of fresh intrigue.

This could have translated as a heavy, overly wrought look but she commanded it with such lightness of form.

It took my breath away.

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Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner

The annual Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner took place at Madeo Restaurant on Saturday (February 25) in Beverly Hills, California, with all our favourite stars in attendance.

Nicole Kidman: The grand dame looked as regal as ever in Chanel Spring 2017 Couture. While I wish she had kept the original length, she always excels in Chanel. The look was style with Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudistsong’ sandals and a smattering of diamonds.

Janelle Monáe: I’m sure many of you will be singing ‘hallelujah’ upon sight of Janelle not wearing black and white or a multitude of clashing prints. I’m more excited that this gold Chanel Pre-Fall 2017 tuxedo dress could be another indication that my Oscars prediction of a black-and-white-out could be coming to fruition. The look was styled with a Chanel bag and Christian Louboutin ‘Louloudance’ sandals.

Naomi Watts: Colour is like food to my soul, so consider me full and plenty satisfied by Naomi’s Chanel Spring 2017 explosive print frock. The clutch, not so much.

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Janelle Monáe In Salvatore Ferragamo – 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Janelle Monáe cut a visually arresting profile at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (February 25) in Santa Monica, California.

She has been flirting back and forth with colour, but here she returned to her signature black-and-white theme polished off with her red lip.

Her style obsession with clashing patterns, including checkerboard and stripes, played a starring role in this Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2016 ensemble that merged together a coat and dress, all styled with a similarly geometric Emm Kuo ‘Gehry’ clutch.

Even with the cacophony of loud and proud patterns, her ivory beaded shoes constantly drew my attention to her feet—and, yes, her pedicure featured a black-and-white printed motif, as she’s not one to do anything halfway.

That said, the Christian Louboutin ‘Tudor Bal’ sandals looked like they belonged to an entirely different outfit. What do you make of them?

Christian Louboutin ‘Tudor Bal’ sandalsSaks.com and Barneys

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