Nicki Minaj at 'The Other Woman' premiere.
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OK. We are officially obsessed with Nicki Minaj's newly subtle and sophisticated style. Remember how perfectly beautiful she looked at the MTV Movie Awards this year? (I, personally, haven't been able to forget.) She decided to take a similar route at the premiere for her new movie The Other Woman last night, and we got deja vu in ALL the right ways. Her cream-colored, knitted Alexander McQueen dress was just as discreetly striking and conservative as the black McQueen from a couple weeks ago. Maybe even MORE SO, what with its unique texture and neckline and all.
Nicki Minaj casually posing at home.
Photo: @nickiminaj Instagram
Over the last year or so, Nicki Minaj has abandoned her outrageous Harajuku style and rainbow reverie of wigs in favor of more demure, adult garments. While her style chutzpah was something we greatly admired, we cannot overstate how totally HERE FOR HER we are now, as she transitions into a more sophisticated, grown-woman style. And while her silver-screen debut isn't until the forthcoming Cameron Diaz/Leslie Mann/Kate Upton vehicle, The Other Woman, a rom-com that's probably not going to win any Oscars (just a guess), her 2014 MTV Movie Awards look includes so much statuesque, Grecian beauty it's almost like we've glimpsed into her future as an award-winning actress as well as top rapper.
Nicki Minaj on the set of 'Senile.'
Photo: @nickiminaj Instagram
In case you were worried Nicki Minaj's "Senile" video would only contain one brand-new matching Moschino set, you can rest assured: There will be at least two. Nicki posted a new set of images from the shoot on Instagram last night, and though she has on a Moschino bra and underwear, she looks very different than she did in last week's photos. Perhaps it's that dark lip liner?
In addition to the liner, Nicki has on a pair of gold bamboo door-knocker hoops that could give Rihanna's biggest pair a run for their money. Maybe Nicki hit up Rih to ask about the "#chola" life—she went as a "#ZombieChola" for Halloween last year, so she may have tips on tying a bandana and keeping your liner in place. Just two friends exchanging lifestyle tips, y'know, the usual.
Nicki Minaj on the 'Senile' set in Moschino.
Photo: @nickiminaj Instagram
Witnessing a model wear a black leather two-piece with "Moschino" written in all-caps gold lettering across her stomach, forehead, leg, and boobs, your first thought might be, "Wow, who could possibly find a reason to wear that outfit IRL?" Well, we now have an answer for you: Nicki Minaj! The MC recently uploaded a massive batch of Instagram shots, each one featuring Jeremy Scott's aforementioned badass bikini. The impromptu photo shoot took place on the set of her video for "Senile," the single from Young Money's Rise of an Empire compilation (which explains why Birdman, Lil Wayne, and Tyga make cameos in some of the pics).
Chains on chains.
In January, Nicki Minaj previewed a bunch of looks from her spring collection with Kmart. We noticed several new items, including cropped T-shirts, shorts, and high-rise jeggings. What we didn't notice, until we peeped the full collection on Kmart's website, was how many chain prints Nicki has introduced for spring. It's as if throwback Chanel and Versace gave birth to octuplets made from spandex! Sort of.
Nicki's love for chains and chain prints comes as no surprise, actually. Her Minajesty has worn a Chanel chain belt on many occasions, and a very ornate chain print appeared in the first collection. Now, though, she's amped the print up into multiple iterations and sprinkled them on the majority of the clothes.
A still from Nicki Minaj's video for 'Lookin' A** N****'
Photo: Young Money/World Star Hip Hop
Last Friday, Nicki Minaj posted a series of pictures on Instagram that showed off her natural 'do, which was pulled back into a long, slick ponytail. But this wasn't just your average, pasty-flashing selfie that we've come to expect. Thanks in part to a stacked rack of designer clothing and the background presence of a glam squad, we got the vibe that something big was coming. Today, that vibe finally reached a fever pitch as Minaj debuted her latest music video (via World Star Hip Hop) for "Lookin' A** N*****."
Rihanna is often heralded as the queen of transformations, but Nicki Minaj doesn’t get nearly enough credit. Just look how flawless she looks on her recent Instagram spree with her natural hair, straightened and pulled into a tight ponytail, then subsequently into an elegant tri-bun—pretty sure she just coined that last 'do. (Though, Katy Perry's Grammys look comes pretty close.)
Happy Valentine's Day! Love, Nicki
Flowers? YAWN. Chocolate? No, thank you. Valentine's Day is right around the corner and, luckily for all you clueless dudes out there, Nicki Minaj is here to save you from the dog house. This year, Minaj has done the world a serious solid by providing every guy with the perfect holiday gift: jewelry. What's that you say? You haven't been saving up? You don't think you can afford luxe bling for your lady? You didn't even know it was February already?! Well, relax. Because not only is Nicki's new line of accessories totally fun, but it's totally affordable, too! Yeah, we know. She's the best.
A few looks from Nicki's spring line.
Photos: @nickiminaj's Instagram
With most of the country reaching below-freezing temperatures this week, it's getting kind of hard to remember what spring feels like. Dresses without tights? Never heard of such a thing. Open-toed shoes? Those don't exist! Shorts, you say? WTH are SHORTS? *rocking in a corner in the fetal position because it's warmest* Don't worry, Barbz—it'll all come back soon enough. Just let Nicki Minaj take the reins from here.
Stacked with brights, pastels, and a whole lotta leg, Nicki Minaj's spring collection for Kmart has us longing for the days when our snow boots were covered in dust in the back of our closets. Minaj posted a slew of preview pics on her Instagram, revealing several new silhouettes and prints. (But everything's still totally true to Nicki, e.g., skin-tight, bootylicious, etc.)