Saturday, August 23, 2008

Inspired By



I've been meaning to do a style post on Monae ever since I first saw her on the cover of Creative Loafing over a year ago. She's an Atlanta-based singer who's made it big time - her debut album coming out next month was produced by Big Boi and she's featured in the August Vogue. It almost seems unfair that a 23-year old could be so talented and so stylish. She's got this great rockabilly/Motown vibe that comes off as incredibly modern. See for yourself: www.jmonae.com.






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23 comments:

Stephanie said...

Saddle Ox! That was a staple in my childhood wardrobe. Maybe its time to re-visit them...

glory said...

love the 70`s look she have grate style...saludos

June Shin said...

She is super cute! I haven't heard of her, but I will definitely check her out. Thanks!

AsianCajuns said...

Stephanie, I thought the same thing. I use to wear those all the time.

Glory, I agree. her style is fantastic.

June, definitely check her out - her music is just as great as her style!

Shen-Shen said...

She's gorgeous!

Her style is amazing.. Now to check out her music!

Songy said...

very funky indeed!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi girls-She is soo gorgeous, I adore her style!!

enc said...

She's brilliant and has great taste.

p said...

Wow. . she really rocks those looks

Tina :) said...

Wow,ov le her style, it's so funky and edgy. Thanks for sharing this!

The Clothes Horse said...

She's so hardcore retro! Her style is very cool.

kmx. said...

I completely agree. I first noticed her because we share the same name "Monae" well it's my middle name...but anyway, I love her shoes in the first pic. I know my mom used to have a pair...hmmm.
Nice spot too! I'll be checking back often. =]

aj said...

Ooooo..I love her. Exactly how I would love to dress if I stopped being so lazy/busy. lol.

By the way, you should check out www.rivemagazine.com .

It's a FREE online ("green") fashion magazine and I think you both would really enjoy it!

Our new issue is coming out Sept 1st!

- aj

Ediot said...

FAB pics!
im back from turkey- been real nice!
how has your recent week been!?

Liz Blair said...

I've seen her picture lately in several magazines. She has a cool, fairly unusual style that really works for her. I'm interested in hearing her music. I bet I would like it!

Danz said...

Woohoo, great choice! I love Janelle Monae! Her music is amazing and she has a totally cool, unique style! She kinda reminds me of Grace Jones the way she just does her own thing. Janelle seems nicer and not as creepy though...

ambika said...

She actually had a live in-store just the other day in my neighborhood. I should've gone.

Alya said...

I cant describe it, but she's something else!

Savvy Mode SG said...

funky style but its her own.

theleila said...

we had her on our cover about a year ago (southeast performer) - seeing her do so amazingly well makes me feel all warm and fuzzy! and she's the sweetest person too, just amazing. pretty much the coolest person in the world right now.

Wendy said...

Ok, her style is totally awesome!

miss a. said...

Oooooo, Buster Browns!! I forgot about those. I used to wear them when I was in elementary school. I wonder if I can still get them in my size... hahaha

TheSundayBest said...

Now I feel stupid for not linking this article when I wrote about her. She's just so...amazing.