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 »
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 »