Is this really happening? After all of this time, and all of Anna Wintour‘s reported efforts — discouraging Kanye West from attending the Met Ball with Kim on his arm, refusing to deign to Yeezus’ request that North’s official unveiling come by way of a Vogue cover — is Kim Kardashian finally finding herself embraced, or at least tolerated, by the fashion industry’s inner circle?
Considering the sex tape/reality TV star landed the newest cover of Carine Roitfeld‘s biannual editorial tome CR Fashion Book, all signs point to … maybe. Carine famously fell out with Wintour in 2010, which resulted in her ousting from the editor-in-chief position at Vogue Paris, so to suggest that Kim has at long last ingratiated herself with the Vogue crowd would be a bit of a stretch. Still, the photos, shot while Kim was almost nine months pregnant, are nothing to shrug at — they were art-directed by close Kanye (and Carine) compadre Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy, and who worked the camera but Karl Lagerfeld himself? Not bad, Kim, not bad. Kanye’s infamous Tweet, forever memorialized on this holy grail of T-shirts, is starting to make that much more sense.
And the grills are just the beginning — check out the rest of the spread, including, yes, the belly shot, after the jump. [Celebuzz; WWD] Keep reading »
This is Zoe Saldana and her boyfriend-maybe-husband, artist Marco Perego. The “Avatar” star may have married Perego over the weekend, but nobody’s sure. What we do know is that both of them seem intent on hiding their ring fingers from the glare of the paparazzi. Perhaps to throw questioning gossips off their scent, Perego has opted to wear his hair in a crazy huge man bun. And I guess it worked: I don’t even care about the rings — I just want to know what his hair looks like when it’s down. [Photo: Pacific Coast News]
If this trend continues, I’m thinking the LLDOAC (Little Leather Dress Of Any Color) will soon replace the LBD (Little Black Dress) as women’s go-to party ensemble. Case in point: Heidi Klum’s fabulous oxblood (are we still calling this color “oxblood”? Have we moved on to “Hematoma” yet?) leather dress, accessorized perfectly with gold earrings and a seriously fierce coordinating manicure (I might have made an appointment at my nail salon as a direct result of seeing this photo). Simple, edgy, stylish. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Olivia Palermo, full-time socialite, snotty girl who shops, and St. Bart’s vacationer, is just like us in one very tiny way — she shops at ASOS! And wears dresses that are actually affordable! Like this cute paisley number, which I found so you could copycat her look. The stacks of cash no doubt stuffed in that tote of hers are not included unforch. I can only do so much. Keep reading »
Here, I present to you an artful handmade triptych of some of the cool, casual stuff Lady Gaga has been wearing the past few days, should you be interested or in need of wacky style inspiration or something. I find the one in the middle to be particularly baffling. My one word of advice for Gaga would be to stop wearing clothing items that require the assistance of one or two men merely to remain upright. Who wants to rely on men for anything, let alone permit them to be the only thing that stands between you and a face full of sidewalk? [Photos: INFphoto.com]
This is the kind of pitch perfect get up Alexa Chung wears to the friggin’ airport, you guys. Is it any wonder so many of have tried and failed to pull off her bangs? In overalls, a simple button down and a well-arranged trench, she makes the mere mortals flying with her look like disheveled garbage trolls. Alexa, will you sell me your style secrets? I’d pay top dollar, swear. [Photos: Fame/Flynet]