LIVE VIDEO: WTLV Live Video_1    Watch
 
 

Minaj channels high-end faves for affordable line

5:52 AM, Oct 16, 2013   |    comments
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Nicki Minaj attends the Kmart and Shop Your Way launch of the Nicki Minaj Collection at Kmart on October 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Kmart / Shop Your Way Brands)
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +
  • FILED UNDER

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nicki Minaj knows celebrities-turned-designers aren't always taken seriously in the fashion world, but she doesn't mind. 

At a launch event Tuesday for her Kmart collection, Minaj said skepticism of stars lacking formal design training is "understandable," but she insists it's "not about being a designer."

The "Starships" rapper says her intention is simply to make clothes that she would love to wear.

The line for Kmart and shopyourway.com features midriff-baring tops, patterned leggings and curve-hugging dresses, as well as jewelry, clutches and bejeweled caps.

There's also a pink velour track suit and a faux fur trapper hat.

Minaj says Chanel, Versace and Herve Leger were among her inspirations.

Prices range from $3.99 for a studded bracelet to $37.99 for a light wash, denim jacket.

Associated Press

Most Watched Videos