There’s a secret to getting Kim Kardashian to pose undressed. When presenting Mert Alas with the Creative of the Year prize at Sunday’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards, the queen of emojis joked that her fashion photographer pal has the uncanny ability to get her to shed her inhibitions, and her clothing, all in the name of the perfect photo.
Nicki Minaj may only be 5ft2, but when it comes to her appearance the rapper is very hard to miss. The outspoken ‘Super Bass’ singer has taken outrageous outfits to crazy new levels since she hit the charts back in 2010. No one, (not even Lady Gaga) can quite beat her eclectic mix and match ensembles, or her love of simply wearing a bra as a top. But hey gurl, if you got it, flaunt it and that she most definitely does.
Nicki Minaj was certainly the centre of attention at the Haider Ackermann Paris Fashion Week show on Saturday. The ‘Anaconda’ rapper opted to rock up to the event with one boob hanging out, in half a Mugler jacket and a metallic Agent Provocateaur pastie covering her nipple. The look immediately drew comparisons to Lil’ Kim’s iconic 1999 MTV Video Music Award outfit, which controversially boasted virtually an identical, and exposing, design. We all know imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, however Lil’ Kim was reportedly not happy about Nicki stealing her look.
Nicki Minaj caused a stir in Paris with her breast-baring outfit, but she’s just one in a long line of racy looks. For a while, Nicki Minaj has had a comparatively reserved sense of style compared with some of her older, flashy tactics.
Today, Nicki Minaj celebrates her 33rd birthday and we love her not only for her prowess on the mic and talents as an entertainer in general, but also for the fact that she is not afraid to tell it like it is. Whether she’s throwing a little shade or outright dragging someone for getting out of pocket, Nicki is a woman who will not hesitate to keep it 100 when it comes to her feelings.
“This is the wig I wore for VMA,” she said while lovingly stroking a brunette wig as we plebeians who don’t attend awards shows would do with a pet dog. “I feel very supportive and blessed that Cher has been so supportive of me borrowing her wigs,” Gaga told Style.com in September 2014.
The well-known ‘Bandage’ dress has been worn by numerous celebs. The man behind Herve Leger’s signature dress has angered women left, right and centre by listing all of the types of women he believes shouldn’t wear the bandage frock. Spoiler alert; it includes almost every type of female. Whatever happened to fashion being for everyone?