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Cardi B’s Surprise Birthday Party Featured Diamonds and Celebrities, but Not Enough Food

Happy 26th, Cardi!


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Over the weekend, Cardi B celebrated her 26th birthday, and the celebration was just as opulent as you’d expect from someone whose Louboutin collection was reportedly once estimated at over 90 pairs. As The Cut reported, Offset promised her an intimate dinner at Los Angeles’s Beauty & Essex, only to surprise her with an over-the-top soirée. Instagram evidence from the night shows that the rapper did not skimp on either party favors or gifts for Cardi. He got her a set of matching diamond earrings, necklace, and bracelet—all spelling out “Kulture,” the name of their daughter—as well as a diamond-adorned Rolex, six dozen red roses (according to The Cut), and a double-decker cake decorated with enough roses to serve as a bouquet on its own. Guests included at least one Kardashian (who aren’t so sedate themselves when it comes to birthday bashes).

Amid all this excitement, it looks like the one thing Offset did forget was food. Afterwards, Cardi was left so hungry that she commented on her lack of sustenance not once but twice. “The fact that i avoided eating dinner last night cause babe said we was going to a romantic dinner then BOOM!!,” she wrote in the caption of an Instagram post.”Thank you everybody that showed up to my surprise bday party !It was Soo beautiful Thank you babe for the surprise and everybody who was involved !”

“Hubs told me he was gonna take me to dinner, and I appreciate the surprise party and all that, but I’m fcking hungry right now,” she later added in an Instagram Story posted from her bed, according to The Cut.* “I’m hungry, but I’m so happy, I just…”

The most delightful part of this whole story, though, is the knowledge that Cardi B’s idea of low-key romantic dinner-date wear is a head-to-toe Moschino ensemble that appeared on the Milan runway less than a month ago. Happy birthday, Cardi!

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Cardi B wears a Rodarte gown; Intimissimi briefs; Bulgari ring; Wolford fishnets. Beauty Note: Dior Addict Lipstick in Incognito, Capture Dreamskin Fresh & Perfect Cushion Foundation, 5 Coleurs Midnight Wish Eyeshadow Palette in Lucky Star.

Photograph by Mickalene Thomas; Styled by Kollin Carter.
Photograph by Mickalene Thomas.

Cardi B wears a Rodarte gown; Intimissimi briefs; Bulgari ring; Wolford fishnets.

Photograph by Mickalene Thomas; Styled by Kollin Carter.

Cardi B wears a Givenchy dress; David Webb earrings and rings; Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

Photograph by Mickalene Thomas; Styled by Kollin Carter.

Cardi B wears Balenciaga coat; Echo scarf; Mish New York earrings; Pomellato rings; Jimmy Choo boots. Beauty note: Keep curls loose with OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Elevated Finish Spray.

Photograph by Mickalene Thomas; Styled by Kollin Carter.

“Every single day there’s rumors about me and my dude. And it almost drives me crazy, because I start to believe them. But I cannot be feeling insecure, to a point that I would drive my dude away, because these people want that to happen.”

Cardi B wears Chanel top and skirt; Mindi Mond earrings; Manolo Blahnik shoes.

Photograph by Mickalene Thomas; Styled by Kollin Carter.

“For some reason I’m really fascinated with the Holocaust. People were so naive to believe certain things. But then we in 2018 and there’s people that believe that our problems come from a certain group of people. It just baffles my mind.”

Cardi B wears Zac Posen gown; Bulgari earrings; Manolo Blahnik shoes.

Photograph by Mickalene Thomas; Styled by Kollin Carter.

“My baby. That’s all I give a fuck about right now. I’m thinking about how my money’s going to last so this girl is 21 and put in college. I’m thinking about five years from now and like, How am I going to discipline this girl?”

Cardi B wears Chanel top and skirt; Mindi Mond earrings; Manolo Blahnik shoes.

Cardi B wears Zac Posen gown; Adrienne Landau by Saulo Villela scarf; Taffin necklace; Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

Photograph by Mickalene Thomas; Styled by Kollin Carter.

Cardi B wears Valentino dress; Intimissimi bra and briefs; David Webb earrings; Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. ring.

Photograph by Mickalene Thomas; Styled by Kollin Carter. Hair by Tokyo Stylez at Chris Aaron Management; Makeup by Erika La’ Pearl for Marc Jacobs Beauty at GKG Management; Manicures by Jenny Bui at the Teknique Agency. Set design by Nicholas Des Jardins at Streeters. Produced by Blayke Kogan at Rosco Production; Production Coordinator: May Lin Le Goff at Rosco Production; Choreography: Racquel Chevremont; Photography Assistants: Athena Torri, Guillermo Cano; Digital Technician: Nick Bean; Retouching by DTouch NYC; Production Assistants: Benjamin Merker, Daniel Hanson, Ewelina Nietupska, Eric Soucy, Laszlo Meresz; Set Design Assistants: Gautum Sahi, Eddie Ballard; Fashion Assistants: Vincent Smith, Sara Taffel, Justin Tyree Clark, Kendall Cordes; Tailors: Lucy Falk and Alexander Koutny at Christy Rilling Studio.
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