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Janelle Monae Performs Via Hologram With M.I.A. & It’s Actually Awesome

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Bringing dead celebrities “back to life” via hologram is hella morbid. But the very-much-alive Janelle Monae performing via hologram with M.I.A. on “Bad Girls”? That’s really fucking cool. (Maybe if Justin Bieber only performed via hologram, he would show up to his concerts on time.) [YouTube via AV Club]

Halloween Inspiration Board: Janelle Monae

Halloween Inspiration Board: Janelle Monae

The key to selecting a successful pop culture-inspired Halloween costume is choosing someone who has an iconic or distinctive look — be it their hair, makeup, accessories or clothing. Nail that specific element of the costume that makes the inspiration immediately recognizable and you’re golden. With her signature pompadour, skinny suits, black-and-white details and bow-ties, singer Janelle Monae is one such example. (And let me use this as an opportunity to emphasize that if you’re a white or otherwise lighter-skinned human, you do not need nor should you use blackface as part of your Janelle Monae costume. It’s not necessary [proof!] and it’s wrong.) Best of all, you can probably either find many of the elements for this costume in your own closet — and if not, you can reuse whatever you buy in every day life! Score! Get the details on the costume elements above and find out how to do Janelle’s pompadour for yourself here. Keep reading »

Costume: Taylor Swift
Halloween Inspiration Board: Taylor Swift In The Video For "22"
Nab TayTay's look from the "22" video for your Halloween costume! Read More »
Costume: Lorde
Halloween Inspiration Board: Lorde
The British chanteuse is the perfect costume for anti-Mileys. Read More »
Costume: Miley Cyrus
Halloween Inspiration Board: Miley Cyrus In The Video For "We Can't Stop"
Dress up like Miley in the "We Can't Stop" video this Halloween! Read More »

8 Androgynous Style Superstars — And What You Can Learn From Them

Look, I don’t care what you wear. You do you. If it makes you happy, awesome. But if you’d like a little inspiration, I’m here to help! Here, we’ve collected a few of our favorite tomboyish girls and androgynous women for your perusal. Women like Grace Jones, Tilda Swinton and Kate Moenning are the perfect antidote to overly feminine, frilly style and they prove that sexy doesn’t have to come packaged in high heels and plunging necklines. Even if you’re not necessarily itching don a set of braces and a porkpie hat, you can still butch up your look by up by following these style icons.

Janelle Monae Walks A “Tightrope” In Her New Video

We here at The Frisky are big Janelle Monae fans. She’s got a style and sound that’s indisputably all her own. Her latest video, “Tightrope,” is no exception. It’s Beyonce meets Lady Gaga meets Rihanna meets Little Richard meets Lil’ Kim — or something like that. Clocking in at a solid five minutes, the video takes place at the “Palace of the Dogs” insane asylum, where dancing is prohibited on account of its magical qualities. We recommend joining Janelle by standing up in your cubicle and shaking a leg or two. TGIF! [YouTube] Keep reading »

Janelle Monae’s Surprising Beauty Secret

We couldn’t possibly be any more obsessed with Grammy-winning artist and new fashion It Girl, Janelle Monae. Seriously, this gorgeous chick not only literally rocks, she’s got a mean sense of style and can moonwalk like a champ. What’s not to love? We’re waiting with bated breath to meet her at the MAC store on Fashion’s Night Out, but in the meantime, we’re spying on her unusual beauty regimen. While we can agree that some of her favorite products, like MAC’s Studio Finish concealer and #35 lashes are indeed superb, we were surprised to learn that when it comes to her “off” days, she has a rather unique source for blush and lipstick: “… when I am with family or running errands, I use Whole Foods’ organic raspberries for blush and dark cherries for stained, moist lips. There’s nothing like having genuine natural colors on your face,” she told our friends over at the Beauty Counter.

Seriously!? I have never heard of that, have you? And ya know what, I am so totally intrigued that I need to run to the grocery store ASAP. [Beauty Counter] Keep reading »

Style Icon: Janelle Monáe

If you haven’t heard of singer Janelle Monáe before, you have now. Unlike some of her pop and R&B peers, who are primped and preened into bubble gum-chewing, goody-two-shoe caricatures of themselves, this up-and-comer has remained true to her unique sense of style in fashion and music. Rumor has it that her deal with Bad Boy Records gives her total creative control, which means mentor Sean “Diddy” Combs must really believe in her as a star of the future. Keep reading »

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