Brace yourselves, we’re gonna do that “blogger obnoxiously name-dropping thing” that receives eyerolls (and rightly so) from all quarters. Are you ready?
When we attended the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 runway show —
— the room was awash in A-listers of the Timberlake and Olsen twin variety —
(Go ahead. Roll your eyes.)
— but what sticks out foremost in our memories was the sight of Nicki Minaj, only about a foot away from us, posing like mad for the photographers.
(We have a point here. Stay with us.)
And what surprised us most about her was how strikingly beautiful she is underneath all the clown clothes and neon makeup. She’s got the upturned eyes, high cheekbones and aquiline nose of a modern-day Nefertiti. No, really. Our only thought when we saw her up close is that the girl should seriously consider toning things down just to give the world a glimpse of how striking she really is. Cosmo apparently thought the same thing.
Nicki Minaj covers the November 2011 issue of Cosmopolitan in a dress by Simone By Katie Nehra and a belt by Azzedine Alaïa.
And Boom goes the dynamite. She has NEVER looked that good. Girl, you need to put that stylist on the payroll permanently.
Simone By Katie Nehra Fall 2011 Collection
It’s a great little dress, but it’s really made by the Azzedine Alaïa belt paired with it for the cover.
[Photo Credit: cosmopolitan.com, simonecollection.com]