I never thought I’d feature Nicki Minaj in a Looks We Love post. She usually wears ridiculously over the top outfits but this year she has turned over a new leaf.  Her sartorial choices have been fabulous; Alexander McQueen, Herve Leger, Oscar de la Renta and more!

Shot by photographer Thomas Whiteside and styled by Joe Zee, Nicki Minaj teamed up with ELLE for the April 2013 issue.

Strap-trim napa leather jacket by Tom Ford. Leggings by American Apparel.

Woven raffia bustier, $1,325, skirt, both Dolce & Gabbana.

Print bathing suit, Jeremy Scott for Adidas. Leather trousers, Salvatore Ferragamo. Link bracelet, Chrome Hearts.

ELLE US April 2013

Nicki’s advice for women on how to command respect: “My advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want— and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. You want everyone to know, Okay, I can’t play games with her. I have to do right by this woman. That’s what it’s all about.”

This is definitely a nice change from what we’ve seen in the past and I welcome it! She looks great without the crazy wigs and outfits. Wonder if this new Nicki will stay around.

What do you think of her new look?

Source: The Fashion Bomb & ELLE

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