The other morning, as I was walking to work, I passed a long line of guys passed out in camping chairs on the sidewalk. They’d been there all night, presumably, waiting for the much-anticipated new Air Yeezy 2 shoe — the second collaboration between Kanye West (that’s Yeezy) and Nike. The crowd began dispersing as I walked by, after the 34th St. Foot Locker put up a sign saying that they wouldn’t be getting any of the shoes in, and the sneakerheads would have to look elsewhere to cop a pair.
And they did. According to The New York Daily News, pairs of the shoes, which retail for $245, are going for as much as $80,000 on eBay (thoug most pre-orders are around $3,000 to $5,000). The shoes will officially be released on Saturday.
The culture of shoe collectors and sneakerheads dictates that the waiting in line and camping out is part of the process. You get to say that you were the first in line, or the first at the counter. But is there anything comparable in women’s fashion? Have you ever waited in line, or camped out for a special bag, or limited edition piece of jewelry? Tell us in the comments!
The Kim Kardashian-Kanye West publicity stunt—er, relationship—lives on: A jealous Kim has now banned all other women from hanging around her man. “Kim is incredibly protective of Kanye and doesn’t want any women near him unless she is there—even his friends,” a source tells the Sun. Rihanna, who has joined Kanye and Jay-Z on stage, “wasn’t even allowed to go into his dressing room without Kim being there.” But perhaps Kim needn’t worry: The New York Daily News reports that Kanye blew off a planned performance at Cannes last week to have dinner with Kim, and adds that Rihanna is dating New York Knick JR Smith anyway. Read more…
Today in Things That Are Not At All Surprising: the queen of American fashion and the queen of American television are not gal pals. Rumor has it that the reason Kanye West turned up solo to the Met Ball on Monday night (and looked très bitter the entire evening) was that ladyfriend Kim Kardashian was left off the guest list that Vogue’s Anna Wintour, the co-chair of the event, had a hand in penning. Take these reports with a grain of salt — like most unfounded celeb gossip, they come from an “unnamed source” — but this beef sounds pretty damn reasonable to me. Kim has landed the cover, if not multiple, of nearly every major women’s glossy, but all things Kardashian have been suspiciously absent from Anna’s publication. It’s not a stretch to say that the Wintour/Vogue/Met Ball brand (definition: class) is on a diametrically opposite side of the spectrum from Kim’s brand (definition: ass). Case in point: though she wasn’t in attendance, she did live-Tweet the entire event. That’s not very Chanel, now is it? [Fashionista]
It seems Kris Jenner wants Kim Kardashian to star in another TV wedding and this time Kanye West should be the groom! Kim and Kanye have only recently taken their romance public, but they are rumored to already be talking about a future together.
You’d think, with Kim Kardashians recent marriage to Kris Humphries only lasting 72 days, the very last thing any of them would want to discuss is marriage. Especially since Kim and Kris are still not even legally divorced. Instead it seems the opposite is true. According to Radar Online, momager, Kris Jenner is not only completely supportive of Kim and Kanye as a couple, but already is thinking nuptials! Read more…
Yo, what’s happening with Kanye West’s pants? They’re not even on all the way. Does this photo suggest that he and Kim Kardashian were gettin’ it on in the car and Kanye didn’t have enough time to put his pants back on before they got out? Please. This “wardrobe malfunction”‘s function is to dupe the public into believing these two are actually a couples. I call BS!
Uh oh. Kim Kardashian was spotted with a hickey on her neck after doing the walk of shame from Kanye West’s apartment. This can only mean one thing: Kanye has no technique. Come on now, every man (and woman) over the age of 14 knows how not to Hoover a neck. Unless Kim wanted her neck Hoovered as way flaunt her new romance. The plot thickens. I feel like I’m in middle school again. Click through to see some more celebs who went out in public with love bites. [Hollywood Life]