Thursday, 3 March 2011

Cold War in Manchester

I would like to imagine that the day will come when the name Janelle Monae is as much a household name as the likes of Beyonce, Lady gaga and remaining citizens of commercial-land.

The pint-sized singer, with her trade-mark and frequently imitated pompadour, has a voice that rivals some of the best singers that have ever lived. If you haven't discovered her sound, I urge you to listen to her EP, Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase), which was the original reason I fell in love with her.

The concept of the concert was based on debut album, The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III), in which Janelle takes on the personality of her android alter-ego, Cindy Mayweather. Full of unimaginable amounts of energy, Janelle created an unforgettable, confetti-filled show that left all her fans wanting more.

Key moments of the night:
Confetti falling from the ceiling on numerous occasions
Janelle's rendition of smile by Judy garland
Janelle singing and dancing to tightrope
Missing out on the art she created on stage because it wasn't any of our birthdays
Waiting in the cold after the show for over an hour to meet her and failing

left: painting Janelle created on stage and its lucky winner
top right: waiting in the cold for Janelle with confetti on our heads
bottom right: shoes worn by one of the members of her band

This is what we both wore to the event. Totally wish I wore my black and whites a la Miss time perhaps?

Fikki: top/vintage; shorts/DIYDS; tights/primark
Lola: top/thrifted; skirt/primark; shoes/primark

But yeh, next time black and white!



  1. I really really like Janelle's style! I've always been intrigued by it ever since I first saw her! & you two were very stylish. I love both outfits!

  2. Love both your blouses and very jealous you got to see Monae! I love her style too and how unique it is and she's not a carbon copy of other artists.

  3. you too look stunning , beautiful girls and its great that you enjoyed yourselves xoxo

  4. love the outfit alot.. esp the velvet skirt and leathr shorts.

  5. nice post!

    xo-kayla marie

  6. you look gorg in your outfit, so does your friend - you both have really great looks xxx

  7. I wish that day would come too, cos I like her music and style (eventhought her style stays constant). Still love her :)

    Fashion Rehab

  8. you both look amazing and i'm so jealous you got to see her :)

  9. you're both killing it! love your hair Fikki!

  10. ahhh! if i knew you guys were going i would have totally tagged along!! no one wanted to accompany me so i bowed out :(

    Xisses, Onyxsta

  11. Love both of your takes on the sheer trend! That strip dress is fabulous!


Thanks for all your lovely comments! - Fikki and Lola xx

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