Looks like Vogue may be regretting their decision to feature Kimye in their magazine. The April shoot, which meant a long awaited cover for Kim Kardashian, has seemed to bring down some trouble on Anna Wintour and her team at Vogue. According to The Post, Rickey Spicer, who has already sued West before, is now trying to sue the magazine for supposedly using one of his songs in their behind-the-scenes video of the shoot.
Spicer’s rep stated that, “his voice is used substantially throughout the video, comprising approximately 44 percent of the lyrics” and that all this took place without consent or authorization. Kanye West apparently lobbied Anna Wintour into getting Kim on the cover stating that she was “more relevant to fashion” than Michelle Obama. Wintour may have thought it a good idea at the time, but the repercussions may be causing more trouble than the cover was worth.
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Regardless of the initial controversy surrounding Kimye’s cover of Vogue Magazine, the issue is set to be the highest-selling issue of the magazine to-date.
The April 2014 cover of Vogue features Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Kanye West in a wedding-themed shoot. Many critics were outraged by the cover, claiming Kim had no standing to be on the cover of the fashion bible. Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar even took to Twitter to publicize her disapproval, going so far as to tweet, “I guess I’m canceling my Vogue subscription.”
Despite the haters, though, the Kimye issue is being forecasted to sell 400,000 copies–that’s more than both Beyonce’s and Michelle Obama’s covers!
We guess, at the end of the day, the all-powerful Anna Wintour is always going to get the last laugh.
Internet’s favorite cat has visited the fashion mecca!
Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, visited the Vogue offices and even took a picture in the arms of Grace Coddington. The famous cat, whose birthday takes place this Friday according to Wikipedia, was invited to Vogue in honor of her second birthday. We wish we could celebrate our birthday a la Vogue just like Grumpy Cat. Though editor-in-chief Anna Wintour was nowhere in sight during the meeting, Grumpy Cat seemed to enjoy herself, though it may not be apparent in her expression.
A huge happy birthday to you Grumpy Cat from Annex Magazine!
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Uh-oh! Some serious drama has hit the fashion world this week! Looks like Anna Wintour and Giorgio Armani are about to enter the boxing ring and fight it out. In case you haven’t heard, the final show in Milan took place this Monday and Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief for American Vogue and artistic director of Condé Nast, was MIA. The final show’s only well-known, big designer was none other than Giorgio Armani, who did not take the absence well.
In a press conference following the final fashion show, Giorgio had some choice words for Anna. He explained his frustration stating, ”Why should I always be the moron [translating from an Italian expletive] to be penalized because of a person, who, for better or for worse, like or dislike it, is powerful? I feel penalized. She said she was sending her people. But if you go to see your dentist and he puts you in the hands of his assistant, what’s your reaction? They told me, ‘She went to see the [Armani] Prive in Paris; she has no time to see the ready-to-wear in Milan.’ She is influential and powerful. But, perhaps, I’m influential as well.” Anna’s representative at Condé Nast defended Ms. Wintour claiming, ”Anna has the greatest respect for Giorgio Armani and everything he has done for Italy and fashion worldwide. Unfortunately, with the fashion calendar now running for more than a month, there are some shows that Anna is not able to attend.”
Let’s hope they figure things out soon because, let’s face it, boxing gloves aren’t cute on anyone…
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Rihanna on the cover of Vogue = Perfection. The edgy, gorgeous singer was interviewed for the March issue, along with a photo shoot that will make your jaw drop. Rihanna talked makeup and wardrobe, explaining one of her unique fashion rules she lives by: ”If I’m wearing a top, I don’t wear a bra. If I’m wearing a bra, I just wear a bra.” This is evident in the issues cover and even more evident than that is how much she rocks the look.
In addition RiRi discusses her love for menswear and why the juxtaposition of a woman wearing mens clothing is so incredibly sexy. She talks about her childhood explaining, “When I was thirteen or fourteen, I didn’t want to wear what my mom wanted me to wear. I was very much a boy in my style, my demeanor. All my friends were guys. I loved things that boys did. I loved being easy with my clothes. I loved wearing hats and scarves and snapbacks on my head. It was my way of rebelling. I wanted to dress like my brother. After a while, it was just easier for Mom to dress us both the same. We wore the same jeans, the same T-shirts.”
A girl who prefers mens clothes and is even sexier in them than in feminine clothing?
Seems like Vogue Italia is causing quite the outrage, thanks to their idea of creating a blog called “Vogue Black”, a site only displaying black people. The blog also contains a section named “Voguistas black Pitti”, basically a section for street style clothing. Though this may seem as a praise to people of different color, when further studied, the main page of the Vogue website had a section labeled “trends” in which none of the models from the “black blog” can be found. Overall, people are viewing this as a throwback to segregation, essentially separating everyone into groups and then picking out who the trendy and popular “it” kids are.
In addition Garage magazine editor, Miroslava Duma, published a very controversial picture to her website Buro 24/7 , showing her sitting on top of a black woman in bondage style accessories, in place of sitting in a chair. The image has sparked an immense amount of anger and hatred among its viewers. Duma made what’s now being coined as the “non-apology” by stating on her Instagram, “Dear all, Buro 24/7 team and I personally would like to express our sincerest apology to anyone who we have offended and hurt. It was ABSOLUTELY not our intention. We are against racism or gender inequality or anything that infringes upon anyone’s rights. We love, respect and look up to people regardless of their race, gender or social status. The chair in the photo should only be seen as a piece of art which was created by British Pop-Artist Allen Jones, and not as any form of racial discrimination.”
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May is a huge month for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, which will finally be opening after two years and $40-million worth of renovations. The biggest unveiling will be the name change, as it will now be known as the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Wintour’s fashion genius has made her one of the most powerful and essential members within the fashion world.
As Vogue’s Editor in Chief, artistic director of Condé Nast and a trustee for the Met for 15 years, she is the perfect candidate. It also doesn’t hurt that Wintour has raised $125 million over the last 20 years for the Costume Institute. The fundraising is all thanks to the annual Met Gala that is now a deeply anticipated social event attended by glamorous celebs as well as our favorite fashion designers. May 8 will be the day the doors open to the Anna Wintour Costume Center with it’s premiere exhibition “Charles James: Beyond Fashion.”
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Lupita Nyong’o is the name on everyone’s mind. Her fashion has caught the eyes of designers, magazines, and fashion lovers alike since her work in 12 Years A Slave. In addition to being nominated for a Golden Globe, Nyong’o graces the cover of Dazed & Confused for February as a part of the “Girls Rule the World” issue shot by Sharif Hamza and styled by Robbie Spencer. Vogue named her Top Ten Rising Style Stars of 2014, she’s the new face of Miu Miu’s Spring 2014 campaign as well as the current cover of W Magazine. And, yes there’s more. On February 27, at the seventh annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, Nyong’o is going to be honored for her role in 12 Years a Slave by Essence magazine.
She truly is living the life right now and we are loving every minutes of seeing her rise to the top. You go Lupita.
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Okay, really? This just isn’t fair… Two incredibly gorgeous people fall in love, get married, have equally gorgeous babies and on top of it all are gracing the cover of Vogue?!?! It’s too much… However, the couple are featured in Vogue among interviews about their life, relationship as well as Victoria’s favorite beauty secrets. The issue will also have exclusive family pictures you won’t get to see anywhere else, and I’m sure they all nail that “David Backham smolder” in all their family portraits.
Best gene pool ever? I think so….
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