- Here are the friendliest cities in the world. [TIME]
- MTV rumored to be courting Kanye West to host next year’s VMAs. [Uproxx]
- Rob Kardashian posts his first selfie in a long time. [@robkardashian]
- Kylie Jenner posts a sneak peek at her lipstick range. [@kyliejenner]
- White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest can’t wait to hear Kanye West’s campaign slogan for his 2020 run. Um, we think we got that one covered, Mr. Earnest. [Us Weekly]
- How to get dressed for Burning Man. [Racked]
- Fetty Wap is in CR Men’s Book wearing Yeezy Season 1. [Hypebeast]
Fashion magazines have served their fair share of 90s flashbacks this month. From Natasha Poly‘s Vogue Russia cover to Amber Valletta starring on Vogue Korea‘s moody, grungy and nonchalant September 2015 cover. The current face of Anthony Vaccarello was shot by Scott Trindle on location at Coney Island and rocks a little black dress styled by Ye Young Kim. To finish the evident 90s-inspiration off, the iconic supermodel showed off a blunt hairstyle as she commands our attention via Trindle’s lens.
Our forums were left divided over the cover. “My goodness this is depressing: Is this Vogue North Korea? And that’s what this issue resembles in spirit to me. No energy, no excitement, no joy, no fashion statement,” ranted Phuel immediately.
“Looks like something lifted from the 90s, there’s nothing current about this cover. I wish fashion, and in fact pop-culture, would just leave the 90s be!” added Benn98.
Also underwhelmed was Nomar, who disapproved, “Could’ve been executed so much better.”
“I like the image because it gives me ‘Amber in the 90s shot by [Peter] Lindbergh’ vibes but I don’t think it’s cover-worthy,” discredited kokobombon, as a very dim light started to appear at the end of the tunnel.
Nepenthes soon lifted the mood, admiring, “I like it. It feels very classic and laid back.”
In agreement was justaguy. “I actually like the cover too and love that it’s Amber!” he replied.
“I love this cover, super chic! Amber looks great,” raved a very much satisfied Emmanuelle.
What’s your opinion? Are you over being reminded of the 90s? Vent here.
Last night, while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West dropped a bomb on the audience, announcing that he is planning a presidential run in the year 2020. “I don’t know what I stand to lose after this, it don’t matter though, because it ain’t about me, it’s about new ideas, bro, new ideas. People with ideas, people who believe in truth,” he said during his acceptance speech. “And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”
Oh yeah, Kanye we totally guessed that you, someone with no previous political experience or demonstrable interest/ knowledge of civics, politics, law or government, would be running for the highest office in the land. But we ain’t mad – it seems a lack of qualifications, a recognizable name and a big mouth is all you need to get people to back your campaign. If Donald Trump and Deez Nuts can run for president, why can’t Kanye West?
Of course, once Kanye gets his presidential vision board on fleek, he’s got to come up with a slogan. The guy has a way with words, so we think he’ll have no problem conjuring a few, but just in case, we’ve got some ideas to help get those creative juices flowing. Not that the greatest presidential candidate of all time will ever need them.
Kanye West: Going H.A.M. for the Middle Class
Our unstable middle class needs a champion who is going to work for them and Kanye West is it. He will not only work hard, but he will work hard as a mothrf****r to make sure America’s middle class is strong again. That’s a promise.
Bound 2 a Vision of a Doper America
There are few things more important in life for Kanye West than dopeness and we have no doubt the rapper will spread it from sea to shining sea on the campaign trail.
Whenever a model turns up on the cover of W Korea, the magazine nails it time and time again. Gisele Bündchen bravely went makeup-free a few months back and now Lara Stone vamps it up for September 2015. Shot by dynamic photographic duo Luigi and Iango, the current face of Kurt Geiger stars on two separate covers for the issue, looking fierce and captivating on both. The Dutch beauty can also be found flaunting her figure inside the pages of Korean W, showcasing an array of lace and sheer creations from Valentino‘s Fall 2015 Haute Couture collection.
MON kicked off discussions in our forums by exclaiming, “Perfect!” as soon as both covers surfaced.
“I didn’t realize there was a W Korea. This has definitely caught my attention. I like the closeup the best,” declared Aedlacir, selecting his favorite cover.
“Both covers are good,” fired back TeeVanity, suggesting it’s going to be a tough choice at the newsstand.
Gazebo was thrilled as well, confessing, “I just died a little…”
You could say Miley Cyrus had a pretty busy evening last night. Besides hosting the VMAs, shouting out her “mammy” and fumbling with a comeback after getting (epically) called out by Nicki Minaj, Cyrus also had big things in the works. The singer, clearly inspired by Beyoncé, announced the release of a surprise album during the awards show last night. But unlike Beyoncé’s epic history-making overture, Cyrus’ album is free.
Yep. Cyrus just dropped “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz,” a 23-track album whose song names mimic the questionable spelling of the album title. Cyrus performed one of the tracks, “Dooo It!” during the awards ceremony and also released the accompanying music video, which is cool if you want to see Miley spit glitter goo from her mouth and rub it all over her face. “Yeah I smoke pot, yeah I love beats, but I don’t give a f**k, I ain’t no hippie.” Oh, what a rebel you are Ms. Miley.
But a new album and uncomfortable-ass music video isn’t the only thing on Cyrus’ plate. The singer finds herself in a bit of hot water after flashing a nipple in a backstage segment during last night’s VMA broadcast. The nip slip set off the Parent’s Television Council, which should know by now that the VMAs aren’t exactly a family friendly event, but it complained anyway because what is more offensive than a woman’s nipples on live TV? “MTV had an opportunity to use its powerful VMA platform to stir a young audience to aspire to something positive and uplifting. Instead, they chose to perpetuate blatant sexualization – much of it self-inflicted by the artists – and to celebrate the use of illegal drugs,” PTC President Tim Winter said in a statement. “MTV rated the content of the program as appropriate for a child as young as 14, though most parents of teens that age would find such a content rating preposterous. In the end, the network succeeded in what it wanted to do: stir up controversy without regard to its impact on an entertainment environment that is increasingly toxic for children.” Because 14-year olds don’t have breasts or anything.
But if we know anything about Cyrus, we think it’s pretty safe to say she couldn’t care less what the PTC has to say about her boobs.
Kelly Osbourne has been announced as the face of Westfield’s new Today I am campaign, encouraging and embracing individuality in the initiative’s latest commercial.
The clip sees Kelly knock over an army of mannequins, undoubtedly a metaphor for pushing away society’s ideals of what we should look like.
“I like to live by the rule that I am who I am,” Kelly said in the video. “I’ve realised, no matter how hard I try, no matter how many wishes I make, I’m never going to wake up and be anything else.” (more…)