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Style Icon: Janelle Monae

I sense a change in the air and its looking good. Very good to be honest. In a time where we are surrounded by clones from on the screen to on the streets its nice to see someone break the mould. Not just artistically but in the way she presents herself too. The person we are talking about is the one and only Janelle Monae. She isn't your average produced recording artist. She's raw talent at its best. But as brilliant as that is its not what we are going to talk about today. Today we are going to highlight her personal style which in itself makes her score highly above her peers. Think starched shirts and tuxedos with top hats, bows and ties. She proves that you don't have to dress up like something out of a arts and craft shop to stand out. There's nothing like good old fashioned style to make a statement. In the words of the woman herself, when questioned about her affair with the tux she was quoted saying "I bathe in it, I swim in it, and I could be buried in it. A tux is such a standard uniform, its so classy and its a lifestyle I enjoy.." Teamed with her immaculately coiffed hair, button nose and glassy brown eyes you are going to see a lot of girls and boys smarten up in the coming months. What better woman to salute on International Womens Day. Ms. Monae we salute you.

Don't forget to download her album's ArchAndroid and Metropolis from iTunes here.

via JMonae.com