Janelle Monáe is a Bit Off in Off-White at Marie Claire’s “Fresh Faces” Celebration

Posted on April 24, 2017

Darlings, it’s Monday morning and we’re thinking you need a fresh face to jump start your day. As faces go, they don’t get much fresher than Miss Janelle’s, so she gets to be your celebrity shot of caffeine this morning.

Unfortunately, while the face remains fresh…


… the fashion is decidedly less so.

We love her sense of cray style, but what has always made it work for her is her admirable commitment to keeping it all within a strict set of boundaries. In other words, her tendency to pick wildly clashing prints and unusual shapes was always tempered by her self-imposed color and thematic restrictions. There was always a sense of control under the surface chaos. This doesn’t give us that. It gives us the opposite, in fact; a feeling of a design that lost control of itself somehow. It’s not fun-cray or fab-cray or even goofy-cray. It just looks like a screwed-up dress.

And we are SO not going to be the queens to get behind any “shove an undershirt under a party dress” trend. Line in the sand.


Style Credits:
Off-White Mixed-Print Dress from the Spring 2017 Collection
Jennifer Fisher Jewelry
Edie Parker Clutch
Schutz ‘Jolana’ Black Booties

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, IMAXTree]

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