Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Lifestyles

March 12, 2013

$20 in my pocket: Celebs also hit the thrift shops

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NEW YORK — YOU CAN’T JOCK HER STYLE

You can’t deny the uniqueness of Janelle Monae: Her sound is a mixture of rock, funk and R&B beats; her songs sound space-like and are inspired by things like Muhammad Ali’s fists and Walt Disney; and she rocks a pompadour.

But her onstage ensemble is a familiar one: the tuxedo. But that’s not always the case.

Monae says she’s an avid thrift shopper, namedropping stores like Rag-O-Rama and Poor Little Rich Girl as favorites in her Atlanta hometown.

But when she’s not working, she loves to rock used clothes simply because others can’t jock her style.

“I like one-of-a-kind pieces,” the singer said. “I don’t like everybody walking around in stuff that I have on.”

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