Posted on May 27, 2014
In the past week, two very influential women in the celebrity world took their marriage vows. One, in a highly publicized secret ceremony, the other, with sister Cara Delevingne by her side in a little more of a low key event.
We both know that I am referring to Kim Kardashian and Poppy Delevingne. What do we really care about? The ring and the dress. One of which we saw a long time ago, the other, is still new and interesting. Kim wore a custom couture Givenchy gown, while Poppy opted for custom Chanel.
Personally, I love both dresses, and the women in them have two completely different body types, and each dress compliments them perfectly. You really cannot go wrong with Givenchy or Chanel. Custom couture? Sign me up.
Which one would you wear?
Posted on May 15, 2014
We all saw the memes that came out of the infamous photo of Kanye West looking sad on vacation with Kim K. The internet exploded with rap quotes, tweets, and unoriginal jokes. The one original thing that came out of the photo? MOC Brand coming out with #SadKanye embroidered clothing. How can we not cop?
MOC Brand, both $34.99
Posted on December 29, 2013
Three days ago, world famous reality star Kim Kardashian posted a picture of a Birkin bag and press blew up. What’s so special about this bag, other than the fact that this Hermes starts at $11,000? This one is hand painted by famed artist George Condo. Kim’s social media blew up with harsh comments, mostly to the effect of “How could she ruin that bag?” West is known for his own out of the ordinary style, so why would we expect anything less from his gifts?
West made a statement that he wanted to give Kim something that was “one of one.” It’s true…what do you get the person that has everything? Normal paintings on canvas easily run up to as much as the combined cost of the Birkin and the commissioned painting, so I am not quite understanding the controversy behind the bag.
What do you think?
Posted on July 19, 2013
June 19th 2013
When I first heard that Kanye West was collaborating with French ready-to-wear brand A.P.C., I was not immediately sure of my reaction. I have always been a large fan of A.P.C.’s minimalist designs, and their ability to make normal pieces extraordinary. After collaborating with my favorite brand, Nike, last year, they brought the collaboration back for a second time. This year, featuring posh Air Max’s and creamy leather high tops; they are the epitome of the effortless European look that embodies A.P.C.
In the last year or so, I have witnessed Kanye wearing everything from Givenchy leather kilts, to an acid washed jean jacket. No one was more surprised then me, when Kanye’s collab with A.P.C was…tame. The collection features seven extremely simple items.
Now, a great deal of debate has risen since this collaboration launched. Why? Because every item ranges between $120-280. Is a t-shirt truly worth $120? While a lot of people may not see eye to eye on this, personally I would say yes. A simple white t-shirt is a staple in your everyday wardrobe. You can dress it up and down in the blink of an eye. It should wash without unraveling. These particular t-shirts, while I do not think this is specific to Kanye X A.P.C., are quality made with reinforced stitching and Egyptian cotton. Slightly ridiculous? Yes. But when it comes down to it, we should be spending our money on everyday staples, opposed to items that we’ll only wear once. My personal favorite, are T by Alexander Wang t-shirts and tanks. At about $80-$125, they are an investment, but over time, save me money. I’ve had mine for a while, and the stitching and colors are still close to new, and they look nice on their own.
So, even though Kanye did not go crazy on this collaboration like I had eternally hoped for, he still got something right. Wardrobe staples are timeless, and should be taken care of just like that prized dress you wore once to a formal…and now hangs in your closet untouched. While I will not be lining up to buy one of his Hip-Hop T-shirts, or his Hooded Sweatshirt (in which is all sold out), I do see why Kanye and A.P.C. decided on the pieces they did. How do you feel about the collaboration?