Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Nicki Minaj In Alexander McQueen - MTV Movie Awards 2014Nicki Minaj slinked onto the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards 2014 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California on Sunday (April 13). And, in doing so, she gave me quite the shock of the night.

Rather than parading about in her unapologetically bizarro concoctions, the pint-sized rapper was rather subdued—at least by her standards—in a refined Alexander McQueen figure-scraping, black gown.

While the dress called attention to her hourglass curves, it did so demurely. The loudest shout in this look came from the Midas accessories, as she loaded up on the gold.

In addition to her Cleopatra necklace and earrings, she rocked the same McQueen arm cuffs that we previously saw on Sienna Miller earlier this year.

I have to say that I barely recognized the entertainer without her Rainbow-Brite fashion, nor her over-the-top Crayola makeup and platinum, bleach-blonde locks, which were replaced by sleek, dark Veronica Lake waves and the flick of a cat-eye.

Perhaps her cameo in ‘The Other Woman’ with Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton has softened her fashion sense, transforming the style chameleon into a more sophisticated, yet still-edgy vamp star.

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Alexander McQueen Sheer Spine-Paneled GownBergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus
Alexander McQueen Full Arm Five Cuff SetLane Crawford.

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Nicki Minaj In Roberto Cavalli - 2013 BET Awards

Sporting a platinum-blonde ‘do, Nicki Minaj took to the red carpet for the 2013 BET Awards on Sunday evening.

Even though her Roberto Cavalli gown is displaying a lot of boobage, this is a surprisingly toned-down look for the usually over-the-top diva.

Her black lace gown featuring shredded leather panels at the waist was styled with John Hardy jewels, red talons and a frosty-pink lip colour.

I am surprising myself by saying she was one of the best of the night.

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Never one to shirk her rebellious, boundaries-pushing spirit, Nicki Minaj made some loud style noise at the 2013 Met Gala tonight in New York City.

The petite rapper wore a navy-blue Tommy Hilfiger gown with a train, which actually seemed too long as it puddled around her.

The dress really wasn’t all that edgy or inspired, save for the side cutouts. After all, we’ve seen her in far more extravagant and garish creations than this.

So it’s no surprise that the biggest shock factor was our hair chameleon’s grunge-punk ‘do. It completely stole my attention away from her sartorial selection.

Her teased, micro-curly locks were only rivaled in volume by Solange Knowles’ ‘fro. But I’m not sure Nicki carries off her platinum shockwave of nearly frightening, frizzed strands quite as regally.

An oxblood-red lip and a fringe of faux lashes completed the look.

Did Nicki’s look have you shouting ‘fierce’ or ‘faux-pas’?

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Nicki Minaj managed to find a gown as loud as her personality for the 2012 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in California on Sunday evening.

She wore a gorgeous lime-green draped trumpet gown from Monique Lhuillier’s Resort 2013 collection.

The gown was styled with a stunning statement necklace and an equally OTT cocktail ring.

Curly blonde tresses, a different colour polish on each nail and her signature bright-pink lip colour completed her look.

With all the effort that Nicki went to to style this look, you would’ve thought that her stylist would’ve done some homework on this gown.

You may remember that Julie Bowen wore this same gown almost exactly two months ago to the 2012 Emmy Awards.

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Last night, on the penultimate day of New York Fashion Week, MAC Cosmetics held a party in honour of their newest Viva Glam ambassadors, Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin.

The event, held at 37 Studios in Manhattan, celebrated the launch of the newest MAC Viva Glam makeup line, which donates 100 percent of its profits to the MAC AIDS Fund.

Nicki surprised me by wearing a look from the Nanette Lepore Spring 2012 collection.

I would’ve expected her to opt for something more shocking, but she was well-dressed in a striped button-down dress and a matching blazer.

Complementary Giuseppe Zanotti heels and a stack of bracelets on both wrists completed her look.

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Nicki Minaj wanted to ensure that she was the talking point of the 2012 Grammy Awards.

Congrats. Mission accomplished.

She wore a one-of-a-kind scarlet satin Versace robe with the label’s signature Medusa head emblazoned across the skirt.

Matching short sequin-embellished gloves completed her look, which is more ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ than an attempt at religious chic.

The most shocking thing about this look is Versace’s involvement as I’m totally numb to Nicki’s and Lady Gaga’s antics.

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