If you didn’t get the memo, we’re living in an age when famous folks wear more than one hat, and do more than just one thing. These days, you can’t just be an actor, you have to be a singer. And nowadays, if you’re a musician, you’re also dabbling in fashion as well. Such is the case with rapper/former American Idol judge Nicki Minaj.
News broke at the beginning of the year that Minaj was going to be teaming up with Kmart to design pieces that reflect her personality and personal style. When speaking on her hopes for her collaboration with Kmart, Minaj said she was interested in providing well-made but affordable pieces that even she would wear: “My biggest goal was to make a line that was going to be affordable to my fans and also rich enough in quality that they’ll feel like they’re wearing exactly what I’m wearing.” Minaj has already come a long way in the design process, and has been showing off a few looks from the line to her “Barbz” on Twitter over the past month.
Many of the pieces are covered in some pretty gaudy prints, and when they’re not, they’re curve accentuating dresses that will probably do well with her female fans. To be honest, some of the pieces are a little too loud for my taste and at times come off looking very similar to the trends of right now (peplum and Herve Leger-type body-con dresses), but how often does a sista get a chance to collaborate and make clothes with Kmart? So kudos to her. Check out a few pieces here and on the next page and let us know what you think of Nicki’s line of clothing so far.