Nicki Minaj In Alexander McQueen – 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Nicki Minaj In Alexander McQueen - 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Nicki Minaj turned heads at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, held on Sunday (May 18) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Her new restrained and refined style personality shows no sign of letting up, as she once again eschewed her crazier theatrics and fashion contraptions for a far quieter outing.

Continuing her recent run of Alexander McQueen gowns, she selected a black cutout design from the Spring 2014 collection.

Unlike her black McQueen at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, this one wasn’t over-accessorized, as she smartly accented the dress with two cuffs and statement earrings.

Retro waves and a subtle smoky eye were all that she needed to wrap up this elegant-edgy look.

Even though we’ve already seen this gown on Brandy Norwood earlier this year, I still cannot help but be impressed with Nicki’s effort.

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You can buy Nicki’s Alexander McQueen Leaf Cut Out Crepe Gown from Net-A-Porter.com.
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Nicki Minaj In Alexander McQueen – ‘The Other Woman’ LA Premiere

Nicki Minaj In Alexander McQueen - ‘The Other Woman’ LA Premiere

Nicki Minaj joined her cast mates, including Cameron Diaz, on the red carpet for ‘The Other Woman’ LA premiere held at the Regency Village Theatre on Monday (April 21) in Westwood, California.

The singer, who plays a small role in the movie as Cameron’s assistant, wore yet another figure-hugging Alexander McQueen dress.

Her diamond-knit patterned dress in a soft, understated sandy hue and featuring a ribbed centre defining the waist could’ve been over-accessorized with a lot of bling, but the more mellow Minaj added a few rings and let the dress do the talking.

It’s saying a lot from the back.

You can buy Nicki’s Alexander McQueen Knit Dress from Net-A-Porter.com, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks.com

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14.04.14

Nicki Minaj In Alexander McQueen – MTV Movie Awards 2014

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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01.07.13

Nicki Minaj In Roberto Cavalli – 2013 BET Awards

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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07.05.13

Nicki Minaj In Tommy Hilfiger – 2013 Met Gala

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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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