Janelle Monae at 29Rooms L.A. Grand Opening

Refinery29’s art and design installation 29Rooms, which was a huge success in New York, makes its debut in Los Angeles on Dec. 7-10 and Dec. 14-17 with rooms designed by Janelle Monáe (pictured above), Demi Lovato, Gabrielle Union, Margot Robbie and more.

“It’s one-part fun house, one-part museum,” said Refinery29 co-founder and executive creative director Piera Gelardi in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Each celebrity created rooms that reflected their emotions, feelings, sexual identities, and religious or political views.

Demi Lovato at 29Rooms L.A. Grand Opening

Lovato’s “Power Room” features air-brushed replicas of her tattoos, and Monae’s paranoia-inducing “What’s Your Frequency” room contains mannequins with TVs for heads and walls of security cameras, which is her take on the lack of privacy and abuse of power in government.

Janelle Monae at 29Rooms L.A. Grand Opening

Jill Soloway‘s “Gender Neutral” installation is a unisex bathroom with 2 sinks and transgender faces painted on the monochrome wall.

Halle Bailey, Chloe Bailey at 29Rooms L.A. Grand Opening

Other rooms were designed by Lilly Singh, and Beyonce‘s protege’s Chloe x Halle (pictured above).

“People feel so joyful going through it, and they come out feeling like dreaming bigger,” says Gelardi.

Photos by FayesVision/WENN.com, Emma McIntyre/Getty Images




  • Louisville Is4TheBirds

    I guess

  • Soda

    Your guess is as good as mine ’cause I don’t know.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I actually like Gabrielle’s outfit.

    Something about Demi I don’t like. She seems like a raging bytch to me, but I could be wrong.

  • Kanyade

    Cool cool (29 rooms – concept).

    I like most of these fashions.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Janelle(whom I finally was able to meet and showed her my Prince symbol chain) I also think she’s a better actress than singer and very articulate.

  • RealATLPeach36

    I mean…I’m not saying it’s bad idea…I just truly don’t understand it.

    Like are they hiding something in plain site

  • Soda

    Were you wearing the chain or did she go to your place to see it?

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Most people get like that when they get clean ?????

  • McKay

    Janelle is so darn beautiful. My, my, my….

  • Coy little wink

    I like Gabby’s whole look including the wig

  • KcoolMuziq

    I was wearing it. Because Prince adored her.

  • imright

    Demi looks mad strong ????? Janelle tries too hard to be different, its annoying ?

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Work Devil, work…

  • Dahl

    Where are the pics of the rooms…?

  • Dollface

    She’s actually an AMAZING singer. It’s unfortunate she doesn’t make the kind of music that shows this. People just don’t know about Miss Monae! Oh I remember when she used to sing and her voice soared to the sky like an angel ascending home. She has the kind of voice that will make you cry like a baby. She makes your spirit vibrat. Don’t let her take you to church. :)

  • KcoolMuziq

    Her acting has moved me in places her singing hasn’t. But luckily she’s a triple threat entertainer. Plus equally as beautiful.

  • PhillyLala

    There’s always something a bit “off” about Gabby lately. I can’t put my finger on it. ?

  • PlayerP

    Janelle Monae is fine fine fione! Lawd!

  • Malcom Flex

    Janelle is high AF look like them oxys.

  • Malcom Flex

    She’s had work, subtle work done on her face.

  • MRiGOThim

    Ion know what all this means, but Janelle Monae face is beat 4 the GAWDS!!!