Azealia Banks Wears A Lot Of Miu Miu In ‘Wonderland’

Azealia Banks for “Wonderland.”
Photo: Courtesy of “Wonderland”/Oliver Hadlee Pearch

And so continues Azealia Banks’s steady conquest of the fashion world. The latest issue of Wonderland magazine (you know, the one with Nicki Minaj and her hot rod-clad bazooms on the cover) features the Yung Rapunxel in its inside pages gabbing about her background and straight up dripping in Spring 2012 Miu Miu with a smattering of vintage. You’d think with her recent ties to Nicola Formichetti and Karl Lagerfeld that she’d be swaddled in Mugler or a grip of Chanel interlocking C’s, but no. This time AZ is styled in one of the most whimiscally feminine names on the block, and yet she’s still able to make thick tailored A-line skirts and structured kiss lock bags look tough.

Azealia Banks for ’Wonderland.”
Photo: Courtesy of “Wonderland”/Oliver Hadlee Pearch

As badass as we know Miss Banks already is, she’s also fully capable of embracing her girlier side. This dainty mixed print high-waisted skirt + cropped bra top Miu Miu look is topped with a vintage Levi’s jacket and a petite patterned handbag. Plus, Azealia parts her mermaid waves in the middle and pins it back with two sweet pastel barrettes. The whole look is very high-fashion early 2000s in a way that kind of gives us a mini panic attack about how that is a recognizable fashion era now. Coincidentally, AZ shouts out to the era a few times in her interview with Wonderland. Of her early musical influences, she says, “When I was younger, there was no way you could tell me I wasn’t going to
be in Destiny’s Child, especially when they kicked those first two out,” and we can totally see her working this outfit in “Bug A Boo” alongside the other similarly chopped and cropped Tina Knowles creations.

Azealia Banks for “Wonderland.”
Photo: Courtesy of “Wonderland”/Oliver Hadlee Pearch

It seems like adding a wool New Era Yankees cap to a full Miu Miu look is all it takes to rough it up, but we think Azealia’s impish grin and the mischievous glint in her eyes has a little (OK, a lot) to do with the attitude transformation too. Of her time at school, she shared, “I’m a troublemaker. I’d always be in the ’d-hat’ at school,” and she carries that rebelliousness with her into everything she does from music to fashion. It’s that consummate fearlessness that causes the fashion community to gravitate to her and will have her dominating the sartorial world faster than you can finish this sentence, one editorial spread at a time.

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