Style Double Shot: All Eyes on Janelle Monáe in Tome and Bally

Posted on December 21, 2016




Janelle Monáe makes an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to promote her new movie “Hidden Figures” in New York City in Tome.





No one is more laudatory of her ability to mix patterns in a restrictive color scheme, but there are times when even she tips over into clownliness, which is now a word. Clownliness is not next to godliness, however.

We think we like each individual piece she’s wearing, from the shoes on up to the sheer blouse, but she’s asking a lot of our eyes to take it all in at once.

And of course, the hair is contributing greatly to her clownly (also a word now) affect here. It’s all, tip to toe, TOO MUCH.




Janelle Monáe makes an appearance on “AOL BUILD” to discuss her new film “Hidden Figures” in New York City in Bally.





It all comes a lot closer to looking appropriately put together when she tones down on the patterns, textures and shapes considerably. This is damn near minimalist for her. We can understand why she may not have wanted to wear this one for a major TV appearance, but it feels a little fresher and more interesting than the one above it. And the hair kinda works here, no? A little creepy, like there are muppets living in there, but a lot less…

No. We can’t. Of course it looks silly. But kind of more acceptable with this look?


First Look:
Tome Ensemble Featuring a Black and White Chinoise Diamond Print Vest, a Silk Organza Ruffle Collar Shirt and a Striped Mermaid Skirt from the Spring 2017 Collection | Jennifer Fisher Rings | Fallon Earrings | Daniele Michetti Heels
Second Look:
Bally Black and White Long-Sleeve Mini Dress from the Resort 2017 Collection | Liv Bambina Choker | Fallon Earrings | Jen Hansen Earrings | Christian Louboutin Pumps

[Photo Credit: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC, Getty Images, IMAXTree, Courtesy of Bally – Video Credit: BUILD Series via, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon via]

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