Mariah Carey Opens Her Closet Doors

June 14th, 2006 // 41 Comments

You can tell quite a bit about a person by how they have decorated their home. What have we learned about Mariah Carey through her decor? She a big old girly girl. Enough with the pink. Let this be a plea to all single women out there, please do not decorate your apartment or home like this. If you bring a date back to this, he’s gonna run.

The In Style Home Spring 2006 issue takes us inside Mariah Carey’s inner most sanctum. Her closets. The girl does love her shoes.

Take a peak inside Mariah Carey’s closets, after the jump.

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  1. Sharon

    You can take the girl out of Long Island but you can’t take Long Island out of the girl.

    What is is about tacky that seems to convey the Long Island girl look? Yikes!!!!

  2. Tam

    Looking at the shoes make me jealous. And bitter. And salivate a little.

  3. Hate her fashion choices, but LOVE where she chooses to house them! That’s a closet any woman would admire.

  4. Small Fry

    Are you sure those aren’t pictures of the inside of Forever 21? I was just at the mall and I swear those were all the same clothes I saw in there. Same sizes too.

  5. katie

    No clue about the world outside her own. If she had any clue about what’s going on in the world she’d know that bragging about owning a 1,000 pairs of shoes sounds really obnoxious. Get a clue, Mariah.

    She needs to open her eyes.

  6. en0ra

    the cheap Moroccan oriental style in one of the rooms is to barf for! Cheap!
    I’ve seen toilets with more style.

  7. jezebel

    I would have to agree with enOra. I was not impressed at all. I guess you could have all the money in the world, but you still can’t buy some class or taste. And Katie is also right. Enough with the shoe bragging already. Besides I thought Kimora’s closet was way better.

  8. Nora

    Mariah is pretty. She has the best skin and beautiful hair, but she still comes across as a poor girl. She just doesn’t have a lot of class. Jennifer Lopez is from the Bronx, but somehow, she knows how to pull things off. She has great style.

    Mariah can put on the most expensive dress and still make it look cheap. She walks cutesy and seems self-conscious most times. I think her emotional melt-down left long-lasting scars. She doesn’t seem very strong or secure. But I wish her well.

  9. anna

    She has her own mall!

  10. nicole

    First of all her clothes are fine in these pics she looks good ! and I doubt they are forever 21” .. so keep shopping there girl ..
    her closet its fine … envy is green all you bitches are green .green ..
    Mariah is far from a poor girl she will never look poor .. just your jealousy will make you say something like that in order to make you feel better .. mariah is not perfect or has the best style … still she is Mariah and always will be !…. keep talking and trashin thats all you will do forever ..while Mariah is selling records having fun and having the best of the best the world can offer !

  11. Green Eyed Angell

    I know one of her assistants, she is mentally unstable. Quite unfortunate, because I adore her voice, I think that it’s amazing, she just has issues.

    Anyway, back to the house. Yes it’s very tacky, but I think I just climaxed from her closet. It looks like it’s the size of my apartment! And all the shoes… ah… (waste of money, I know, but could you just imagine?)

  12. Nora

    Nicole I like Mariah. I can’t hate someone who I believe is really a sweet person, but you must admit that half the time, Mariah carries herself like a bimbo. Every now and then she looks completely polished, but usually she wears things that are totally wrong for her. She does not have a good sense of personal style. I think she wears what she wants to wear half the time, when she should let someone else dress her. Another thing… when she’s out in public, she contantly grins and acts prissy. Ugh. There’s nothing wrong with smiling, but she should do it in a way that conveys intelligence and confidence.

  13. nicole

    ok Nora, couldn’t agreed more with you … Mariah has issues like every other human and yes she lacks of self confident is to bad that none of the people around her help her with that…

    now what do you mean by ?
    Mariah is pretty. She has the best skin and beautiful hair, but she still comes across as a poor girl. She just doesn’t have a lot of class.

    are you saying poor girls don’t have class umh?

    well I’m poor , I don’t have millions yet..I’m from Queens (live in manhattan now)
    I ‘ve work hard all my life different jobs and pay my own university,I have a closet even jlo would love to get her hands on ..
    I have great sense of style I don’t copy anyone I was rocking the big glasses back in 94 (emanuelle khan) black ones I was 17…. I used to shop from sales a bergdorf to fleat markets and vintages places all over queens, brooklyn manhattan .. for the last 8 yrs of my life i’ve been shopping at madison ave at full prices ..of course I always look for bargains I value my money you don’t need to throw money around to look good …(since a young age people admired my style from H.school to co-workers ,friends, famous people important people in fashion industry (but i don’t need anyone telling me so …(thanks) I know what works on me and I love fashion and looking good
    but I’m not a rich nyc or ct rich women type maybe one day soon …
    but my point is poor has nothing to do with class .. paris hilton she is rich and she is got 0 class !
    class has nothing to do with your money
    If you are trash you are trash period poor or rich .. money can’t buy you class

    Money does not impress me .. make s your life easier yes
    being nice and having good manners priceless

    Mariah she hides behind a silly mask a persona she has created … she needs to take good care of herself and focus she is afraid of the outside world

  14. Nora

    You’re right about Paris Hilton. She’s the opposite of Mariah. She has a polished appearance when she dresses to go out and usually wears beautiful clothes that accentuate her body. She looks good on the outside and has great personal style, but acts like a slut, so what good does it do her? Something important is lacking in her character.

    I take it back, what I said. You CAN be poor and have class, because class has everything to do with the good things your parents planted in you–your beliefs, values and morals.

    When I said poor, I meant people who have never had nice things. Really poor people are trying just to get by. They usually don’t concentrate on fashion, style, etc and wouldn’t know how to put themselves together for a star-studded event. That’s kind of how I see Mariah. I think she probably grew up having very little and never dreamt of her current riches. When she dresses up, she goes a little too over the top.

    I don’t think Jennifer Lopez grew up with wealth either, but there’s something about her style that’s natural and not confused. She dresses confidently, like she totally knows what she’s wearing. You can tell that she wears the clothes; the clothes don’t wear her. She has probably always been into fashion and what looks good on her.

    In general I think that classy people are aware of where they fit in the scheme of life and have a strong sense of themselves.

  15. nicole

    Nora ,Paris hilton got a bit polished only after her sex video came out …(yeah like we’re fools)

    Nora is all good and I understand your point!
    peace out girl..

    by the way I like jlo!

  16. nicole

    Nora ,Paris hilton got a bit polished only after her sex video came out …(yeah like we’re fools)

    Nora is all good and I understand your point!
    peace out girl..

    by the way I like jlo!

  17. HoneyB.Fly

    I don’t think Mariah dresses or acts like a slut. She does act prissy a little bit, but not to the point where she’s over the top. I think Mariah is a nice person to be around, but not prissy. I do think she dresses herself, but not bad. Mariah’s fashion is fine. You act like she does dress like a slut and she doesn’t.But I have to admit she has gone overboard a couple of times, but not dramatically. I think she still has a little of that low-class New York mentality. Nothing wrong though. Mariah is a very intelligent and beautiful woman. She does not and never will dress or act like a slut.
    Mariah does not make a dress look cheap. If she has then let me know when she did becuase I find that hard to believe. Also, there is nothing wrong with smiling a lot. How do you know she isn’t just happy? She doesn’t always have a smile showing all of her teeth, maybe for the cameras but that’s it. Any other time it’s a grin. Nothing wrong with that.

    Overall, Mariah is not a slut and sure as hell doesn’t look like one.

  18. Nora

    I didn’t say Mariah is a slut. In fact, I know she’s not a slut. She even said she can count her lovers on one hand. And I can only remember two men that she’s really dated since her divorce from Tommy Mottola–Derek Jeter and Luis Miguel. She’s not a loose woman.

    However, I’ve been through many pages of gossip rags and have seen her in the fashion section time and again in all kinds of overly flashy get-ups. A lot of her clothes are not the most flattering for her.

    I remember some years back when Mariah was at an award show. It was some kind of show like the Billboard Awards. She was up in the stadium seats and had to walk a good distance down to the stage. It took her forever because she could barely walk in what she wore. Her heels were way too high and the outfit was most inappropriate. It was the most embarrassing moment because you knew that audience was snickering as she walked. The girls were all talking and laughing about it the next morning at work.

    Mariah has a lovely smile. I know she’s thankful for her blessings and is probably happy, but constantly breaking out in a huge grin comes across as less genuine. Mariah just needs to be herself. Who cares what other people think?

  19. nicole

    Nora you’re right ..about the time she had to walk down she was a wreck .very nervous.. damn if I was her I would of pull a naomi campbell walk lol….
    It was kind of sad to see her so pretty, tall and shy !it was time for her to be a diva and claim her divaship! … ..she was getting a huge award something she has only acomplish in the music industry after the beatles maybe .maybe not?

    maybe she thinks to much about her image and every step she takes ! and yes her style is way off ..but sometimes she looks really good and classy but other times she is bugging …
    but c’mmon girls if we were that rich and famous we would like to play too right !

    I still would like to be her friend and hang out with her..she loves good wines…
    by the way I did like her in glitter…
    I can’t wait to see her new movie ..she has potential in the big screen ..

  20. Nora

    Yes. Mariah is a good girl. I would hang out with her too because I’ll bet she’s a great friend. You can tell that she has a warm heart.

  21. nicole

    I would love to give Mariah a makeover … trust me Anna wintour will be begging for her cover pic ….

  22. HoneyB.Fly

    I didn’t say you called her a slut, too many people say she does. And I’m not saying she dresses appropriate all the time either. To me she dresses decent. Yeah she does have her share of outragoeus outfits, but they aren’t horrible like you make them seem.

  23. Sandi

    Here’s a photo of Mariah’s biggest stalker. He’s kinda crazy. And having just read some of his comments on one celeb heights website (Mariah’s page) where he’s arguing with a little girl about high heels, I’m also thinking he’s a homosexual. He’s actually wearing the same lip color as Mariah
    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/Nateg69/hiiiiii.jpg
    I think we need to name and shame such menaces before they do something terrible. He says in some of his information that he just happens to see her around ALL the time. I’ve put this up on bastardly.com but I think details of people like this should be advertised more to raise awareness

  24. Brianna

    she’s not BRAGGING about her shoes, if you read the article she says that she had only ONE pair of shoes with holes in them before she got famous, so she’s thankful. Get the facts before you start talking shit.

  25. Patrick

    OMG!

    You guys dont even know Mariah but are talking about her like she is your next door neighbour!

    someone said she can make an expensive gown look cheap .. someone said she was mentally unstable .. at least mariah doesnt fall out of night clubs with no nickers on a la britney spears

  26. Kissa

    Yeah but we can all agree Mariah Carey is the best singer ever.

  27. Vita

    ok, so seriously i am really upset by this

    there are sooo many people out there that have absolutely nothing, at all and then theres these rich singers and actresses and what not and they have more than over excessive!

    i love those millionaires that give to the poor and just live normally, why can’t they all be like that?

    this is totally and completely immoral. if she really wants a pair of shoes for every single day of the year, then she only needs 365…and that many pairs of shoes does not take up 4 rooms….its just wrong

    i could never live like this, having this much and knowing that there are people out there that have nothing and would give anything for just one pair of shoes, even if they were $5. and people out there that would give anything to have a clean shirt.

    just think about that

    and i hate her singing and her songs

  28. Hello Kitty

    i cant belive the things ppl will say when they are jealous… lol
    but honestly i dont even like mariah but DAMN!! I WISH MY CLOSET LOOK LIKE THAT BUT .. i probably dont even have 5% of that and u know what good for you… good that u dont have to put up with this miserable world. i dont blame her for not carying of how bad our society has come. i wish i could just live like that!
    haterz

  29. Love

    So what…

    CELINE DION has 3,000 pairs of shoes and better legs than Mariah…
    And she’s sold 350,000,000 records. Take that, Mariah and Madonna!
    And she and her husband are worth more than $1 billion… so there! =)

  30. maria

    heyyy mariah carey imma big fan of you you are like the best singer ever and yahhh umm… well imma big fan of you thats all i wnted 2 say c_yahhhh

  31. isabelle

    Hello everybody,

    I live in Belgium and I speak fluently English.

    I ‘m a fan too.
    My god, when I see pictures of her triplex in Tribeca … I’m dreaming…
    I’ve just bought a flat, of course more little than hers… I would like having such an appartment.
    I think for the time beng, I’m dreaming a lot. All that luxurious things… I earn my life but I’m not so rich as her. And I say to myself “be happy as you are”.

    Have a nice evening, for everybody…

  32. Jodi

    Hi.
    I am your biggest fan

  33. anonymous

    Well, in regards to the previous statement about Mariah Carey once being poor, she did from time to time make reference to not having alot during her childhood during past interviews, and part of the reason why she developed such a fetish for shoes, is that when she was a teenager, she only had ONE pair of shoes that were worn all year round. I think she is most confident when she is singing/performing…..yeah she GOT the voice and frankly in my opinion, Jennifer Lopez CAN NOT compete with her vocally…no matter who she has producing for her or what beat she’s sampling. But I can agree that she comes off as a bit unsure or not as confident in her daily life….again, maybe due to what she went through growing which she also have made previous comments about having difficulties in her childhood because she was bi-racial.

  34. anonymous

    Well, in regards to the previous statement about Mariah Carey once being poor, she did from time to time make reference to not having alot during her childhood during past interviews, and part of the reason why she developed such a fetish for shoes, is that when she was a teenager, she only had ONE pair of shoes that were worn all year round. I think she is most confident when she is singing/performing…..yeah she GOT the voice and frankly in my opinion, Jennifer Lopez CAN NOT compete with her vocally…no matter who she has producing for her or what beat she’s sampling. But I can agree that she comes off as a bit unsure or not as confident in her daily life….again, maybe due to what she went through growing which she also have made previous comments about having difficulties in her childhood because she was bi-racial.

  35. anonymous

    Well, in regards to the previous statement about Mariah Carey once being poor, she did from time to time make reference to not having alot during her childhood during past interviews, and part of the reason why she developed such a fetish for shoes, is that when she was a teenager, she only had ONE pair of shoes that were worn all year round. I think she is most confident when she is singing/performing…..yeah she GOT the voice and frankly in my opinion, Jennifer Lopez CAN NOT compete with her vocally…no matter who she has producing for her or what beat she’s sampling. But I can agree that she comes off as a bit unsure or not as confident in her daily life….again, maybe due to what she went through growing which she also have made previous comments about having difficulties in her childhood because she was bi-racial.

  36. anonymous

    Well, in regards to the previous statement about Mariah Carey once being poor, she did from time to time make reference to not having alot during her childhood during past interviews, and part of the reason why she developed such a fetish for shoes, is that when she was a teenager, she only had ONE pair of shoes that were worn all year round. I think she is most confident when she is singing/performing…..yeah she GOT the voice and frankly in my opinion, Jennifer Lopez CAN NOT compete with her vocally…no matter who she has producing for her or what beat she’s sampling. But I can agree that she comes off as a bit unsure or not as confident in her daily life….again, maybe due to what she went through growing which she also have made previous comments about having difficulties in her childhood because she was bi-racial.

  37. Jr

    ok somewhere.. i heard about this ‘forum’(is it called a forum?) anyway i’m a fan of mariah… in fact i was a make up artist back then and now i work with laura geller (oops btw please visit http://www.laurageller.com).. mostly TV appearances of Mariah in New York, i remember the first time i did her make up was back in 1996 or 1997 (cant remember it was when she started dressin sexy for the butterfly album). for the Rosie O’Donnell Show. Honestly she a very funny girl,.. she walked in the dressing room with millions of her staffs (haha) she looked taller in person.. and SKINNY (at the time was very skinny)she said, I will never forget this, it went roughly like this, it was after her tour, “Make me look amazing! I’m worn out and i havent slept in years [laughs] and i wanna show the side of my face i always hide” at first i was confused.. coz i never worked with her or for her…(at the time, she was the BIGGEST star id worked with! lol.) we just talked about our moms and my dogs, and her dogs and cats… coz honestly i was scared to talk about her work (coz u know the saying ‘celebs dont like talking about their work’)… i was so nervous… but she was so funny and nice… very down to earth girl u would NEVER think shes a star… i think she helped get rid off my ‘celeb-phobia’, compared to others(i’ll mention names next time) she was the coolest ive worked with.
    Ciao..

  38. Jr

    ok somewhere.. i heard about this ‘forum’(is it called a forum?) anyway i’m a fan of mariah… in fact i was a make up artist back then and now i work with laura geller (oops btw please visit http://www.laurageller.com).. mostly TV appearances of Mariah in New York, i remember the first time i did her make up was back in 1996 or 1997 (cant remember it was when she started dressin sexy for the butterfly album). for the Rosie O’Donnell Show. Honestly she a very funny girl,.. she walked in the dressing room with millions of her staffs (haha) she looked taller in person.. and SKINNY (at the time was very skinny)she said, I will never forget this, it went roughly like this, it was after her tour, “Make me look amazing! I’m worn out and i havent slept in years [laughs] and i wanna show the side of my face i always hide” at first i was confused.. coz i never worked with her or for her…(at the time, she was the BIGGEST star id worked with! lol.) we just talked about our moms and my dogs, and her dogs and cats… coz honestly i was scared to talk about her work (coz u know the saying ‘celebs dont like talking about their work’)… i was so nervous… but she was so funny and nice… very down to earth girl u would NEVER think shes a star… i think she helped get rid off my ‘celeb-phobia’, compared to others(i’ll mention names next time) she was the coolest ive worked with.
    Ciao..

  39. A

    First off, Mariah Carey is in no way at all a slut. You never ever hear about her sleeping around. And So what if she likes sexy clothes, she has the body for it, so let her be!!! She is a girly girl and that is her style. She is not self destructive, she doesn’t do drugs that I’ve heard of so what is the big deal if she enjoys looking sexy. Some may call it trashy or sluty but I call it sexy. You see less on the goddamn beach. She loves glamour, sexy clothes and girly stuff. She’s a star and an excellent singer. People are going to always critisize someone that stands out. She shines in her own way. She has a good heart and she in my oppinion always seems positive. I think she is a grateful person and she talks about her upbringing and being poor. She also donates money. So you either love her or you don’t. I will always be a Mariah CArey fan. None of us are perfect but for some reason people want to disect her. I say before you talk crap take a look at yourself, what can you change about yourself? Are you so loving and giving? Do you open the door for an old lady walking into a grociery store? This is not directed to anyone specifically that has previously commented so please don’t hate on me. I’m just saying that we are not perfect and we should try to see the good in people and be more accepting of others.

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