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Nicki Minaj goes blue for Vogue!

Nicki Minaj goes blue for Steven Klein in a new picture that appeared in this month’s Vogue.

There’s no real reason for why she’s Smurf-blue, but hey, it’s Nicki – she doesn’t need to explain herself, right?

She tells Vogue that when she was in high school in Queens, she wasn’t into fashion until a chance encounter:

“I was dressing in Tommy Hilfiger baggy shirts and Boss jeans, but then I met a person who dressed like a tiny lady—pantsuits, heels, lots of makeup. I thought she was larger than life. She once did my makeup—I had never seen myself made up before. I didn’t want to wash it off; I felt like I had one day to live this fantasy of being a glamour girl.”

On her style, Minaj claims “If I can combine designer things with other things, I’m a happy camper.” Not so with accessories. At one time she was spending $50,000 a month on “Giuseppe, Versace, YSL, and Fendi shoes. And I bought tons of Vuitton bags. When you’re a young girl from Queens, you’re going to stock up on those bags.”

Minaj is adamant that her legacy will not be one of a free-spending, know-nothing celebrity. She’s planning “an enormous foundation to nurture girls. The Nicki Minaj girl is a fun, artsy girl who can become a fierce force to be reckoned with on Wall Street! They hang on my every word, so I tell them, go to school, be ambitious. The worst position is to be financially dependent on the man.” And what of that alternate Nicki, serving her lord and master a martini by the pool? The fuchsia waves shake furiously. “I could never be that girl!”

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Katie Holmes’ dark Vogue photo shoot!

Katie Holmes appears in the August issue of Vogue Spain, and in the magazine she shows a much darker side!

Katie was promoting her new movie, ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ which is produced by Guillermo del Toro, a famous Spanish director/producer.

I think she looks absolutely beautiful!

Latest lip color trend: orange lipstick!

According to Vogue, orange/coral lipstick is the hottest lip color trend!

“For women whose skin tone falls somewhere between warm and cool, that’s where a coral comes in,” says Dubroff of versatile pink-tinged versions of mango and papaya.

Listen closely and you could almost hear the collective intake of breath as designer Raf Simons’s neon-orange column skirt for Jil Sander came floating down the runway for spring. With its palette-cleansing power, the buoyant shade seemed an instant antidote to fashion’s dwindling love affair with all things short, dark, and moody. As it turns out, it’s every bit as compelling on the lips, where it radiates a similarly addictive blend of couture elegance and unabashed optimism. “Orange is bright, it’s beautiful, it’s a little bit extreme. It’s a great alternative to your classic red lip,” says makeup artist Fulvia Farolfi of the new summer staple, which looks as fresh with a Missoni bikini as it does with a crisp white Alexander Wang sundress.

Arriving in a range of juicy shades—tangerine, coral, papaya, cantaloupe—and textures this season, it’s also far more wearable than you might expect. “Orange is a punchy pop of color, but if you’re nervous about going for full pigment, you can always try a sheer stain or a mellowed-out gloss first,” says makeup artist Pati Dubroff, who pairs the vivid shade with a soft flush of peach on the cheek and a well-groomed brow.

With poolside parties and July Fourth cookouts offering up the perfect testing ground, Vogue has sifted through the season’s best colors by skin tone in time for the holiday weekend. Prepare to smolder (tastefully, of course).

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