We’ve spent far too much time staring at these shots, trying to get a handle on this ensemble – more than you’d think it required. It is, after all, yet another all black, partially sheer ensemble on a celebrity in a picture-taking situation. The thing is – and it took us a while to figure this out – it’s not the outfit that has us staring. It’s Miss Nicki, selling the shit out of it.
If you held us down and forced us to edit this, we’d probably get rid of the dress completely, because it’s the least fabulous part of it. If anything, we’d be inclined to let that gorgeous coat and those kickass shoes take as much of the spotlight as possible, which means we’d have rec’d a more minimalist sort of frock. But let’s face it: if you’re arguing that Nicki Minaj needs to adopt a more minimalist style, then you’re not really getting Nicki Minaj. We may not love yet another iteration of the lingerie dress, but it doesn’t really matter. The rest of the items, plus a generous serving of FACE, are doing more than enough work to keep this interesting.
Marc Jacobs Coat
Agent Provocateur ‘Peachy’ Dress with Lace Panels
Marc Jacobs Earrings
David Yurman Bracelets
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