Janelle Monae is the queen of black and white and today’s post features some of her best looks and likely it will only take a few shots for you to see why she is my latest Style Icon! You’ve got to love someone who’s job description includes six words, all of which she actually is; singer, song writer, rapper, producer, actor, and model.
Over the years she has worn many different designers but favors Japanese fashion designer Tadashi Shoji. You can see some of his gorgeous pieces below and I love all of the different up-dos and ways Janelle styles her hair. While she was a popular recording artist first (she has eight Grammy Award nominations) I was first introduced to her in the 2016 film Hidden Figures where she played NASA engineer Mary Jackson and she was terrific in it. As I mentioned, she favors black and white designs, and here are some of my top picks over the past decade:
And then every once in a while she bucks the black and white trend and turns to red – whether that is just a pop or head to toe look. She has done this on the red carpet, at after parties, and for red carpets – here are a few of my favorites!
Overall, she looks great in black and white. And red. And I am sure anything else she chooses to wear. In my book she has had a few misses (like the 2019 MEt GAla) but overall, so chic, and I can not wait to see what she wears on the next red carpet post-COVID
What do you think of her style?