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Cardi B Knows It’s Best To Be Overdressed: We Made A Timeline Of Her Fabulous And Over-The-Top Court Outfits

Cardi B has been visiting the Queens Supreme Court in New York the past few months as she faces 14 charges against her, including two felonies, for her involvement with an attack on two bartenders, Jade and Baddie Gi, at a strip club. Cardi allegedly ordered an attack on the two sisters back in August 2018, after she thought Jade had sex with her husband, Offset, and was arrested in October 2018 after turning herself in.

Despite facing almost 8 years in prison, it has not stopped the rapper from showing off her style in a slew of dramatic outfits at court. 

Since being arrested, Cardi has rocked the most outrageous court appearance looks including a new lip ring, a full real fur ensemble, a $15,000 white Christian Siriano outfit, a $3,000 hot pink Ferragamo suit, and a navy blue suit that shoe chose to go shirtless under, showing off ample cleavage. Scroll down to see all of Cardi’s most dramatic and iconic court appearance fits. 

Looking classy in October 2018

Cardi B was charged with assault and reckless endangerment after turning herself into police in connection with a fight that broke out in a strip club. She turned herself in October looking like Marilyn Monroe, wearing a blonde wig, a white blouse, and pencil skirt with a matching suit blazer.

Casual in December 2018

Cardi B headed to the Queens County Courthouse in New York for her arraignment on December 7, 2018, after she missed her original court date a few days prior. She rocked a black wrap coat with a fur stole, black skinny jeans, pointed-toed black leather pumps, a gray felt hat, rainbow hair, and a brand new lip ring.

All fur everythang—January 2019

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On her way to criminal court in Queens on Thursday, the rapper was cocooned in a huge-ass fur coat and matching fur hat. Paired with oversized sunnies, the outfit was officially the biggest winter mood of all time. Cardi B also wore black Christian Louboutin glove booties (!!) and carried a black mini Hermes Berkin bag (!!!)—iconic even without the giant fur coat. And, might I remind you, Cardi B was walking into criminal court like this. Someone please write a TV show about her ASAP.

White out look—April 2019

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In April of this year, she declined a plea deal, likely to maintain her innocence. She wore a white Christian Siriano tunic with a high collar and no sleeves, showing off her many tattoos. Underneath, she wore matching suit pants with a flared hem, a pair of $995 Saint Laurent ankle strap heels and on her arm, she carried a large Birkin bag. According to “Page Six,” the total cost of Cardi’s outfit was over $15,000.

Late and fabulous—May 2019

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Cardi B returns to court THREE HOURS LATE in a $4,800 Salvatore Ferragamo pink pantsuit, featuring a low-cut blazer with just one button securing it, showing off massive cleavage, and a $7,000 Chanel bag after rejecting plea deal in New York strip club melee – as prosecutors move to have the case presented to a grand jury

All suited up in June

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The 26-year-old rapper made an appearance at Queens Court in New York City in June, where she pleaded not guilty after being indicted on 12 counts. Cardi wore a stylish navy blue-and-pale pink, double-breasted pantsuit by London-based brand, Brøgger, accessorized with sky-high metallic black ankle-strap Stuart Weitzman heels and a coordinating pink-and-cream color-blocked Hermès Birkin bag. She also matched her blue bob and pink nails to the outfit —slay!

Feathered up in December 

Wearing a black suit teamed with a dramatic black, feather cape and matching hat, the star entered the courtroom accompanied by an entourage who looked to be guarding the jacket’s train—and to make sure no one stepped on it. According to Entertainment Tonight, last week’s court hearing was to discuss private social media messages involved in the case.

Another hearing has been set for 17 January 2020, but it’s been reported that Cardi will not attend. Here’s to seeing more OTT, expensive outfits from this fierce queen next year. Alright, that’s all folks. Court adjourned. 

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Maluma Teams Up With Luxury Brand Balmain For This Must-Have Fashion Collection

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Maluma Teams Up With Luxury Brand Balmain For This Must-Have Fashion Collection

It’s 2021 and we have no shortage of epic collaborations between some of the world’s biggest Latino stars and top fashion brands. Everyone from J Balvin and Bad Bunny to Cardi B and now Maluma have entered the fashion industry to sell a lifestyle. And people are buying!

Maluma and French fashion house Balmain bring us a limited-edition collaboration.

Colombian superstar Maluma has partnered with French fashion house Balmain to launch a limited edition collection that will be available from April 12 through June 1 in all Balmain stores, including brick and mortar and online.

The collection, which includes sneakers, blazers, t-shirts, pants and other ready-to-wear clothing, will also be available at Saks Fifth Avenue as of April 15.

The Balmain + Maluma line marks the first time ever the brand has designed a line with a celebrity. And it seems like the brand’s creative designer is pretty excited about the collab. Through photos on his Instagram, Olivier Rousteing referred to the reggaetón singer as his inspiration, captioned with supportive laudatory messages about merging their cultures and joint design process.

“Maluma, more than him being an incredible singer,” Rousteing notes, “[brings] a lot to the fashion community with his joy and his happiness and the fact that he’s always playing up his style from different kinds of houses from around the world, mixing different cultures as well… I think the collaboration with Maluma is obviously giving to Balmain and pushing the aesthetic more internationally.”

Maluma also seems to be pumped for the opportunity!

Although Balmain has featured other celebrities in advertising campaigns and runway shows, it has never actually enlisted a celebrity to help design a full, name-branded line.

The brand’s high profile, along with the haute-couture retail price of the collection, underscores how entrenched Maluma is now in the global fashion world and how valuable his endorsement and name is perceived by high fashion.

“It’s been one of my goals to work with a respected fashion house on a collection, but this journey was more exciting, as Olivier pushed me to design with him and sketch looks that I personally will wear off the stage and showcase high couture with a bit of Papi Juancho,” says Maluma, referencing both his album name and alter ego.

But if you want a piece of the collection be prepared to drop those coins.

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Items in the Balmain + Maluma collection range from a black cotton T-shirt that retails for $495, to $1,500 high top sneakers to a $2,555 multi-color print bomber jacket.

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Met Gala 2021 Is Happening And Amanda Gorman Is Set To Host The America-Themed Fashion Event

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Met Gala 2021 Is Happening And Amanda Gorman Is Set To Host The America-Themed Fashion Event

It’s 2021 and the Met Gala is back this year – after being canceled in 2020 thanks to a pandemic – with superstar poet Amanda Gorman being eyed to host the fashion event of the year. Given the 23-year-old’s show-stopping performance at the inauguration, the theme fittingly will be a celebration of America and American designers.

The Met Gala will return in 2021 with a very special guest as host.

Vogue’s “Oscars of Fashion” famously takes place on the first Monday of May. However, this year it’s been pushed back to September 13, in hopes that life will have returned to something closer to normal by then.

Epic poet Amanda Gorman is reportedly in talks to co-host the event alongside Tom Ford, who is the academy’s president. The breakout star of President Biden’s inauguration, Gorman is on the cover of the magazine’s May issue and the subject of a relentlessly glowing profile inside.

The black-tie gala, which raises funds for Met’s Costume Institute, is normally fashion’s biggest night and sees guests from Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B to Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and even Maluma.

The event was canceled in 2020 thanks to a global pandemic.

The world’s most glamorous party was canceled in 2020 because of COVID-19, which was (and still is) raging the planet at the time. There was a virtual event in place of the 2020 event, with celebs like Julia Roberts, Priyanka Chopra and Amanda Seyfried showing off their looks from home and stars like Mindy Kaling and Adam Rippon taking part in the #MetGalaChallenge, recreating looks from past years.

This year’s event will draw inspiration from all things USA.

The theme of this year’s Met Gala has not been announced, but Page Six says the night will be devoted to honoring America and American designers, following the 18-month-long COVID crisis in this country.

Recent past themes for the event have included “Camp: Notes on Fashion” (2019), “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” (2018), and “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between (2017). And don’t forget 2016, when Zayn Malik wore robot-arms to Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.

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