Nicki Minaj Shows Off Alexander McQueen, Oscar De La Renta 'Realness' In Poolside Photo Shoot

Nicki Minaj can't stop obsessing over Alexander McQueen, y'all. Last week she name-dropped the designer during her live Kmart clothing line press conference ("I've been wearing a lot of Alexander McQueen dresses lately, and I feel like it makes you feel slimmer and longer, so I want to have those cuts in terms of dresses in the line"), and just a couple days ago, she kept tweeting photos of herself poolside at an unnamed shoot using the hashtag #AlexanderMcQueenRealness. We know she has fashion on the brain because, um, she's currently designing an entire clothing and accessories line for Kmart, but can we just discuss how AWESOME her new designer infatuation is? I mean, just peep that image above. We're in love with the new, sophisticated Nicki's honeycomb print gold and black McQueen frock and fire engine red platform stiletto ensemble paired with blunt platinum blonde bangs and silver eyeshadow. #WERK

In two more photos (above), Barbz swapped out her bodycon McQueen number for some red hot #OscarDeLaRentaRealness. The knee-length frock featured ruffle detailing along the bottom hem and neckline—plus a matching belt to really cinch in the waist. Nicki looked equally feminine as she did badass, and we love that. In another shot (below), Nicki wears the same dress from before but adds in a gold phone for a prop. (But, like, who uses a land-line anymore?) While we don't know the full story behind the poolside photo sesh, we wonder if it has anything to do with the "High School" music video she was shooting today. I mean, it involved a pool and lots of neon so... maybe? *shrugs*

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