Photos courtesy of Elle, Vogue, Refinery 29, Nymag, Marie Claire
The lineup was incredible. Almost impossible! The 3-day Governors Ball Music Festival was held on Randall’s Island, New York with rocking names like Kanye West, Kings of Leon, The Xx, Of Monsters and Men, Kendrick Lamar, The Lumineers, Feist, Guns N’Roses, and much more on the line up!
Unfortunately the storm alert from Hurricane Andrea on Friday (June 7), warned high winds and floods and caused headliners Kings of Leon to cancel their stage. Fortunately, they managed to play their make up set the following day! The rest of the festival was a muddy mess but that didn’t stop music lovers from splashing and sludging their way to their favorite artists. Overall (though the 8 inch muddy mess), the festival was a success with Sunday’s weather being almost too sunny with some of Kanye’s new tunes!
Annnnd a music festival isn’t complete without some Festival Street Style! Annex presents to you the Governors Ball fashionisas rocking their rain gear!
Kim and Kanye have tried their best to keep the gender of their new baby a secret until the season premier of Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s, and after last Sunday’s episode aired, the world finally knew for sure. They are expecting a baby girl! According to Kim in last weeks episode of Keeping Up, Kanye has always wanted a girl. The two would go out and buy clothing for their baby, prior to the shows air date, but with paparazzi following them, literally everywhere, it was pretty difficult. To stump the paparazzi, they would either buy all white clothing, or boy’s and girl’s clothing. Now i want to know what they’re naming her! So until now, it looks like we’ll have to wait a few weeks until new baby West enters the world.
(Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood)
Shoes are a fashionistas favorite accessory. I always say “The higher the heel, the better you feel.” Comfort is never number one on my list when finding the perfect pair, the look of the shoe is always number one. The perfect heel or boot can make you feel like a million bucks. There are so many designs of shoes out right now that it is almost impossible to decide which style to go with. I am normally a fan of solid colored shoes with a 4 inch heel or higher, but a I also love shoes with detail! Although, shoes with detail MUST have to be worn carefully! You don’t want a “loud” shoe with a “loud” outfit, they have to be balanced out. Always remember that a detailed shoe calls for a simpler outfit! Your ensemble should never over power YOU.
Sarah Jessica Parker looking stunning in her Alexander McQueen’s (Perfect 10)
Kim Kardashian wearing a pair from Kanye West’s line. There is too much going on with the shoes and although this dress is simple, it just doesn’t go. (I’ll give her a 4… Anybody else not a fan of these Kanye’s?)
Jessica Biel paired her outfit perfectly with her yellow heeled Nicholas Kirkwood’s. Talk about the perfect outfit for Spring! (Another perfect 10)
Okay. This is what I mean by an OVERPOWERING outfit. I love Lady Gaga, but there is just so much going that I don’t even know where to look. (A sad zero)
As if Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s pregnancy wasn’t big enough news, the power couple take it to the next level of sexy with their new French magazine cover for L’Officiel Hommes.
The controversial magazine cover has everyone talking on what the photo is really all about. It has been said to be a depiction of them creating the miracle baby inside of Kardashian. Other rumors have circulated that L’Officiel Hommes is trying to stir up controversy from their last magazine cover, where Benicio del Toro carries an unconscious woman. Ultimately we conclude that L’Officiel Hommes is bold on what they show on the cover of their magazine. The photo is captivating and expresses a great deal of emotion.
Jay Z and Justin Timberlake have confirmed to go on a 12 city tour together in the summer called the “Legends Of The Summer” tour. Last time Jay Z collaborated his tour with Kanye, they sung “Ni**as in Paris” nine times in multiple locations. So it’s safe to say you’ll be hearing “Suit & Tie” alot of times.
What do you think? Are you ready for an epic summer tour season?
The tour dates are here as follows:
July 17: Toronto, ON (Rogers Centre)
July 19: New York, NY (Yankee Stadium)
July 22: Chicago, IL (Soldier Field)
July 26: San Francisco, CA (Candlestick Park)
July 28: Los Angeles, CA (Rose Bowl)
July 31: Vancouver, BC (BC Place Stadium)
August 4: Hershey, PA (Hershey Stadium)
August 6: Detroit, MI (Ford Field)
August 8: Baltimore, MD (M&T Bank Stadium)
August 10: Boston, MA (Fenway Park)
August 13: Philadelphia, PA (Citizens Bank Park)
August 16: Miami, FL (Sun Life Stadium)
The pregnant TV personality is currently facing an obstacle as the covergirl for Elle magazine’s upcoming issue. Her stylist for the shoot, Nicola Formichetti, had a difficult time getting designers to lend the bombacious celebrity any clothes. The stylist has formerly worked with pop star Lady Gaga and is also designer for fashion label Mugler.
["People wouldn't lend me the clothes. But that's fashion snobbery," Nicola Formichetti told Elle."]
Despite her maximum exposure, which will be great for designers in this case, she’s had this problem once to many times before. Remember the Met Gala? Anna Wintour is rumored to not allowing Kardashian attend.
In an article by Business Insider, it expresses the covergirl receiving backlash from the fashion industry…. It’s almost contradictory in a way because designers and houses took a major slump when the economy went down. Kim has fans all over who would purchase the issue but the question here is whether designers want the TV personality representing their clothes… However, scandals do continue to haunt the entreprenuer whose family has built a Kardashian empire.
For the upcoming issue, Kim will be wearing Tom Ford, Oscar De La Renta and David Yurman.
["Kim Kardashian—a sexpot with curves and a prodigious behind, a sybarite as well as a full-on capitalist—is an affront to everything it holds dear," Wallace wrote last year."]
What a Night! Here are the winners of the 55th Grammy Awards, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night, and I’m personally very happy to see Drake win Best Rap Album. Watch the video above for a little recap courtesy of Deadline.com.
Album of the Year
Mumford & Sons, Babel
Record of the Year
Gotye featuring Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Song Of The Year [awarded to songwriter]
“We Are Young,” Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun. featuring Janelle Monae)
Best New Artist
Best Pop Vocal Album
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger
Best Pop Solo Performance
“Set Fire To The Rain (Live),” Adele
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Somebody That I Used To Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Kisses On The Bottom, Paul McCartney
Best Rock Performance
“Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
“Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm
Best Rock Song
“Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys
Best Rock Album
El Camino, The Black Keys
Best Alternative Music Album
Making Mirrors, Gotye
Best R&B Performance
Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Love On Top,” Beyoncé
Best R&B Song
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Channel Orange, Frank Ocean
Best R&B Album
Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment
Best Rap Performance
“N****s in Paris,” Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“No Church In The Wild,” Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
Best Rap Song
“N****s in Paris,” Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Rap Album
Take Care, Drake
Best Country Solo Performance
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Pontoon,” Little Big Town
Best Country Song
“Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood
Best Country Album
Uncaged, Zac Brown Band
Song Written For Visual Media
“Safe & Sound” (From The Hunger Games), Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams
Short-Form Music Video
“We Found Love,” Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
Long-Form Music Video
“Big Easy Express,” Mumford & Sons
Best Spoken Word
Society’s Child: My Autobiography, Janis Ian
This is just a prelude of what to expect when he drops his debut solo album My Name Is My Namelater on this year on G.O.O.D. Music. Expect nothing but dope bars on dope ass beats as Pusha feeds the streets that straight hustla music with this one.
To be honest, the pregnancy came as a shock to the whole world. But considering Kanye and Kim’s age, I’m more understanding. Now that the couple has taken it’s next step towards marriage with this $11 Million Mansion purchase in Bel Air, CA, matrimony is around the corner..
According to TMZ:
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West aren’t committed in matrimony … but they ARE committed in 11 million (and one) other ways — TMZ has learned the duo just bought an $11 MILLION MANSION!
Sources close to K & K tell TMZ … the future parents are now the proud owners of a 10,000-square-foot pad in an über-private, gated community in Bel Air, CA.
Kim and Kanye have owned the house for a few weeks … and they’ve already gutted it and are designing a 14,000-square-foot dream home in its place.
The new home will be an Italian-style villa … with a gym, movie theater, full hair and makeup salon, bowling alley, basketball court, indoor and outdoor pool … oh and probably a baby nursery. Just a hunch.
Not included … a wedding date. We’re told there are no plans.
FUN FACT: Kim & Kanye’s new neighbors will include Jennifer Aniston, Chris Paul, and Joe Francis.
Last night Hip Hop impresario Kanye West took to the stage at Atlantic City’s Revel Resort to perform the first of 3 consecutive sold out shows, billed as the “7 Screen Experience”. Ye’ thrilled the crowd with hit after hit from oldies such as ‘To the Sky’ all the way to his latest material from the likes of his team effort with G.O.O.D. Music ‘Mercy’. With a dazzling mega watt LED display in the background (Most likely recycled from Beyoncé’s Revel residency earlier this year) Kanye took the 5’500 audeince members packed in Ovation Hall on what Billboard reports as an “Intimate, confessional 75 minuet set,” That at one point showered the audience with snowflakes while the LED screens pictured icebergs and cascading snow covered mountains.
But being the fashion juggernaut that he is, no Kanye Showing would be complete without a true moment for fashion, (just like his now infamous Givenchy skirt moment for the 12-12-12 concert). Kanye took to the stage in what appears to be garb inspired by the hit FX series American Horror Story: Asylum. Donning all white pieces by Annex and Kanye fav Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci and of course a Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2012 Haute Couture jeweled mask that was most likely on Grace Jones’s Christmas list to Santa.
Donning all white the entire set Kanye was definitely making a statement and on track with one of the biggest trends leading into spring 13 of All White.
How do you feel about Kanye’s daring looks…??
Pep some of Kanye’s rousing performances below.