After her SHOWSTOPPING VMA outfit caused a scream-fest both before and during the awards for its DARING use of a surgical mask (not to mention layers of metal, lace, tights, animal socks, mishmashed leg warmers, and an errant doll-baby thrown in for just the right amount of added whimsy), Nicki Minaj continued down her candy-colored road of many colors at the VMA afterparty for Lil Wayne's The Carter IV. She arrived at Boulevard3 in Hollywood wearing a slightly toned down yet still pink, pink, and MORE PINK formfitting outfit that hinted at the TOKYO-TASTIC cartoon character she played earlier in the eve. While her afterparty outfit might not be as HARAJU-KU-KU as her awards show one, we still think its playful mix of Japanese street style with Barbie doll aesthetics is worthy of a full-on, anatomical BREAKDOWN!
Nicki M has not one, not two, but SIX accordion bracelets on her wrists (counting both arms), which isn't such a big deal when you consider how light plastic is. And did you ever doubt her NAIL ART PROWESS? Look at the detail on those digits! She has all the colors of a flamingo rainbow on those tips. If she put her nails any closer to her hair, we—GASP—might not be able to tell which is which.
OK, this is what it's all ABOUT. To us, this entire outfit is MADE by these GAH-MAAAAZING, pixelated video game leggings and SUPER TALL, lace-up, textured platform booties. (Need. Want. HAVE TO HAVE RIGHT NOW.) We thought we might be dizzy with all of this Pepto pink-on-pink PIZAZZ Mizz Minaj has going on, but we actually think its edgy and fun in a peppy, feminine way. We think she's trying to tell us to shake it up for fall...candy-rainbow-color-style!
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