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Saturday, 12 January 2013


Janelle Monáe
“When I started my musical career I was a maid, I used to clean houses. My parents—my mother was a proud janitor, my step-father who raised me like his very own worked at the post office and my father was a trash man. They all wore uniforms. And that’s why I stand here today in my black and white and I wear my uniform to honor them.” Monáe said, fighting back tears.

“This is a reminder that I have work to do, I have people to uplift, I have people to inspire.”-

I think that quote should be enough to explain why I admire her. I have been fascinated by uniforms for all of my life and I truly admire those who wear a variation of a uniform by choice. I'm a huge fan for Harper's Bazaar magazine and my favourite segment of that magazine is where they have different people in fashion discuss what they do every day. I've found that a lot of the people they feature wear a variation of the same thing every day, be it to save time, to keep their focus on more important tasks, to honour something, or simply because they found their set style and knows what works for them. I think there is something to be said about that. What I admire most how Janelle Monáe's look is that although she is mostly seen wearing a suit, the suit is always different in some way. She only wears black and white, but she wears it in a million different ways and it always looks new and it's always exciting. Sometimes she wears a bow tie, or switches it up with a white blazer and sometimes adds some sequins into the mix. I think it's great that even though we have a basic idea of what she's going to look like, she still manages to shock us in someway. I'm also a huge fan of monochromatic looks and in my opinion, no one does it better than her. 

Also, if you ever get the chance to see her live DO IT! She is such a fantastic artist on so many levels, I've seen her twice and she took my breath away both times. Her music sends a great message and she's just a fantastic human being. 

source: spin

* None of these pictures belong to me and they have all been referenced back to the appropriate sources.


  1. I adore this woman! She's a perfect role model for women and I love how she's truly different.

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