Janelle Monae In Vogue: All Black+White Everything


Fashionistas and fans of the talented and unusual Janelle Monae will be pleased to know the ‘android’ singer features in the April edition of Vogue as they examine her fashion and style regime.

Excerpts from the feature:

“Somewhere in Atlanta, in a mid-century bungalow on a leafy lane, Janelle Monáe has only one thing on her mind: What should the well-dressed twenty-eighth-century Alpha Platinum 9000 android be wearing these days? The 24-year-old singer with the soulful voice that has the sweet tone of an earlier era needs to know because this android is her futuristic avatar Cindi Mayweather, the inspiration (and cover star) for Monáe’s debut album, The Arch Android.”

“Everything is black or white or both, and it has been that way for years, ever since she left her native Kansas City, Kansas, at seventeen to study musical theater in New York before moving to Atlanta five years ago. “It centers me,” she says of the strict palette. “And it lets the colors in my personality come out.” (She just saw Coco Before Chanel, and she loved Mlle’s disciplined commitment to the very same color scheme: “That would have been me back then,” she says, laughing.)”

Read the full feature over at vogue.com

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