OMG! Nicki Minaj’s Psychedelic London Wardrobe!

21 January 2011

Somewhere in our fair city, a be-wigged Barbie is on the loose. But this is no plastic doll, folks - in fact, it's Nicki Minaj, she of the rainbow wardrobe and day glo hair. She's just landed in London, which means Grazia Daily is, naturally, on permanent look out. And handily, we have an inkling Miss Minaj won’t be hard to spot if her recent parade is anything to go by...

The Brit invasion began on Wednesday when the popstrel arrived at Heathrow to be greeted by a throng of paps and excitable fans. The frenzy may have something to do with her posting details of her flight on Twitter – a barmy attention-seeking move, yes, but one that ensured a pop star-worthy welcome nonetheless. What a canny operator she is!

But considering this is the same colourfully-dressed lady we were cooing over when she got facepainted-up for V Magazine, her black and grey airport outfit is a little, um, underwhelming, no? Where’s the mega bling, the cartooney brights, the loopy neon catsuits? She looks – dare we say it? - normal. C’mon Minaj, if Gaga can wear platforms to the gym, you gotta step it up pronto.

Ah, that’s more like it! Spotted strutting from the Dorchester Hotel flanked by Kanye-types, the rock 'n' roll rapper looked like, well, a rock 'n' roll rapper – just with candyfloss a-top her head. Genius! So considering Minaj is on our shores to promote her debut album Pink Friday, we reckon dressing like a pinkified Marge Simpson-meets-Amy Winehouse is the best way to go. Her wacktacular jumpsuit covered in a Fresh Prince-esque print reminds Grazia Daily of Jeremy Scott’s creations, but seeing as we don’t have official confirmation of this (we're waiting for your call, Jezza), it may well be straight from Brixton market.

But if you think she looks like a creature from another planet, just you wait for her evening attire...

Yep, here’s the Minaj hitting London town last night sporting the totally on-trend intergalactic print that’s become uber-popular since cropping up in Christopher Kane’s Cruise collection. Looking like a little firecracker, she teamed the curve-hugging number with layers of chunky gold chains and ditched the beehive for Barbie doll blonde tresses. Those boots look a tad too sensible for our liking (are they – GASP – flat?!) but the magical mini-dress is exactly what we want to be swathed in come Saturday night.

So as we keep our eyes peeled for the next Minaj sighting, we want to hear your thoughts on the outlandish lady. Is N.Minz right up your street or are you rolling your eyes at the Gaga-a-like? Get debating below...

- Jessica Vince

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