August 21, 2018

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Kanye West Gave Kim Kardashian An Hermes Bag Customized By North

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It looks like Kim’s prophecy that North West will become a fashion designer is one step closer to becoming true. For her 34th birthday, Kanye surprised Kim with another painted Hermès bag she can add to her growing collection, which already includes one reworked by the artist George Condo, who did the cover of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Only this one was painted by none other than one-year-old North West. That’s right, while you and me got plain ol’ construction paper and finger paint to play with when we were 13-months-old, North West only gets the best when it comes to her canvases: purses that cost upwards of four figures.

Related: Is North West Taking Art Lessons From Jeff Koons?

“Kanye had a box, a purse, this Hermès purse, and I opened it and I thought it was so cool,” Kim told People, without one wince of irony. “It was all painted really cool and then there was my computer and it said, ‘Press Play.’ I pressed play and my daughter was sitting outside painting the purse. I thought it was an artist that painted the purse, some custom thing. I thought it was some new artist, and it was my daughter. It was amazing and I have it all on video.”

Related: North West Sits Front Row At Paris Fashion Week

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Kim Kardashian Reveals Kanye West Is Hard To Shop For, No One Is Suprised

by 20 mins ago

If you thought gift-giving was hard, imagine trying it for God Level Perfectionist™ Kanye West. In a new interview with The Standard, Mrs. West sheds light on the nightmare that is trying to buy clothes for Kanye. “I typically don’t buy him clothes. I can buy other things but clothes are really hard,” she says.

Kanye West Sighting In Paris - January 10, 2012Getty Images

Not only is Kanye incredibly picky about what goes on his body—I mean, this is a man who looks through 15,000 fashion images a day—he apparently is steadfast about his uniform, which has lately consisted of very minimal, though pricy, items. “He likes to dress so simple — you know, he has his favorite jeans.. he wears the same thing over and over,” Kim complains explains.

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Sightings In ParisGetty Images

One day though it seems likely that Kanye will allow himself to be dressed by a family member—though that likely won’t be Kim. According to the selfie queen, North West is already on track to becoming a designer. “She loves fashion,” Kim says of her 13-month-old baby. “Maybe she’ll be a designer. Who knows? It’s too early to tell.”

Related: Kim Kardashian Plans To Make North West Get A Job

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Here’s The Next Round Of Rita Ora’s Adidas Originals Collab

by 35 mins ago

Now that Rita Ora’s first collaboration pack has been picked over, it’s as if Adidas read our minds because they just announced the release of the next installment. It’s perfect timing too, since I was running out of options to pair my leather sports bra with (heh). Luckily, there are plenty of killer pieces in this round.

Rita Ora Adidas spray lookbookAdidas

Related: Rita Ora’s Adidas Collaboration Includes A Leather Sports Bra

The new batch has two very different aesthetics. The first is an assortment of grey and black paint-splattered pieces inspired by street art. Though it wouldn’t be surprising if Rita’s role in a certain upcoming movie that made gray (or rather, “Grey”) a household word also played a part in it.

Rita Ora spray tshirtAdidas

Rita came up with a gray track suit, t-shirt, matching beanie that look like the most comfortable thing you could wear as November weather descends upon us.

Rita Ora spray hi-topsAdidas

She also created three pairs of matching sneakers—two hi-tops and one low-top—that would go with just about anything. (Leather sports bra included.)

Rita Ora Adidas floral lookbookAdidas

On the opposite end of the design spectrum, Rita’s other new additions are, according to Adidas, “an explosion of natural chaos as repeat rose prints bloom around an insect invasion in a burst of color and detail.” I ...

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This Is The Only Appropriate Outfit For Celebrating Drake’s Birthday

by 27 mins ago

Today is a very special day. Not just because it’s Friday, but also because it’s the very day that Aubrey Graham a.k.a. Drake came into the world, blessing us all with his soul-baring lyrical prowess and endless memes. But what do you get the rapper who seemingly has everything? You can’t get him a cake because, as we learned when he turned 27, there’s no way to top last year’s. But you could get yourself a bunch of Drake gear, take a selfie in it, and send your birthday wishes via Instagram. To help you choose your celebration alphet right, we’ve rounded some of up the best Drake tributes on the market, thanks to Private Party—the retailer that turns your favorite hip-hop lyrics and memes into clothes.

Related: Happy Birthday Drake: 29 Things To Do Before You Turn 29

Worst BehaviorPrivate Party

The most obvious choice has to be a t-shirt printed with “Worst Behavior.” How did we celebrate birthdays before this anthem was made?

0 to 100Private Party

Another party-themed option is the “0 to 100 real quick” sweatshirt. You know Drake will be pushing 100 all day.

StartedPrivate Party

Birthdays are often a time for reflection, where you can pat yourself on the back for everything you’ve accomplished over the past year—which makes the “Started” (from the bottom) sweatshirt all the more appropriate.

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FYI, 24 Karat Gold iPhones And iPads Now Exist

by 4 mins ago

If there’s one thing the fashion set knows how to do well, it’s luxury. If you can afford it, you can buy tricked out everyday items like jeans that sell upwards of four figures, sporting goods made by Alexander Wang, Chanel, and Hermes, Tevas that you could wear to a gala (and should for the price point). Now, 24 Karat gold iPhones and iPads are about to be added to that list.

gold-ipadModa Operandi

Today, Moda Operandi—the flash-sale site that often allows you to pre-order items before they hit stores—unleashed possibly the most one-percent accessory ever. They offered up 24K gold iPads with a price tag of $3,065. The craziest part? They’re already sold out.

Gold iPhoneBrikk

If you didn’t get to their site in time—probably because you don’t have a life of leisure and are saving the money you’d spend on these blinged-out devices for IDK rent or groceries—another the retailer, Brikk, is selling their own luxury iPhones. The German company specializes in giving tech devices high-fashion (and high-priced) makeovers. In addition to a gold-plated model of the iPhone (starting at $4,995), they also have platinum (starting at $5,395) and rose gold (starting at $4,995). If your pockets are really deep, you can get those with a diamond apple logo, which run upwards of $8,895 or more.

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Freddy Krueger, Hannibal Lector And More Villians Get Designer Makeovers

by 4 mins ago

If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite horror movie villains would look like all dolled up in designer threads, artist David Murray has answered that question with a handful of sketches. Considering halloween and fashion go way back—like all the way to the dawn of it, since clothes are what make up a costume—it was only a matter of time until an artist merged the two in this kind of way.

FrankensteinDavid Murray

First, David outfitted Frankenstein in Juun J, which is a perfect designer to have chosen because not only do they design for broader shoulders, there’s always been a spooky undercurrent to their collections.

PennywiseDavid Murray

Pennywise, the psycho clown from Stephen King’s 1990 film It, was a natural fit for Moschino’s fast food-themed, McDonald’s-riffing collection. If Ronald McDonald was a real person, he’d be out there weeping right now.

JasonDavid Murray

As for one of the most well-known Halloween super villains—Jason Vorhees from Friday the 13th—David dressed him in a Hood By Air hockey jersey-like long-sleeve tee to match his hockey mask. Well played.

FreddyDavid Murray

A few other obvious choices? Leatherface in master leather-manipulator Rick Owens, Hannibal Lecter wearing mask-loving Walter Van Beirendonck, Michael Myers in a Dries Van Noten anorak, and Freddy Krueger wearing a look by anti-pretty designer Junya Watanabe.

You can check them all out on David’s site and, just sayin’, if you need a reason to wear your ...

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You Can Now Wear The Shmoney Dance While Doing It

by 6 mins ago

Justin Bieber’s done it. Drake’s done it. Rihanna did it on a yacht. And now you can wear it. “It” being the Shmoney dance. MOC Brand, who’s brought us gear embroidered with Kanye’s shrug, wheelchair Jimmy, Jay Z’s dad dive, Miley’s twerk, Nicki Minaj’s “Anacdona” pose, and just about every other musician meme you can think of, is now giving the same treatment to Bobby Shmurda’s viral dance.

Related: Bobby Shmurda Held A Shmoney Dance Flash Shmob In New York City

For those that need a quick primer: the Shmoney dance originated back in March when the rap upstart uploaded his “Hot N****” video to YouTube. The best part of it—a scene where Shmurda throws his hands up in the air and casually twists his body—quickly hit Vine and the video has since collected over 26 million views and cosigns from Badgalriri to Jay Z, who incorporated it into a verse from “F***WithMeYouKnowIGotIt” at the On the Run tour, spitting “Come Shmoney Dance with the good fellas.”

Shmoney DanceM.O.C. Brand

You can now record your own vine of the Shmoney dance while wearing clothes that show Shmurda’s original. MOC has tricked out clothes with it for all kinds of occasions. There are beanies, sweatshirts, MOC Brand’s classic polo, and more.

Related: Bobby Shmurda Judges The ‘So You Think You Can ...

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Alexander Wang’s Boxing Gloves Join A Legacy Of High-Fashion Sports Gear

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Yesterday, H&M and Alexander Wang launched their highly-coveted collaboration. The wunderkind designer/Balenciaga creative head/sneaker aficionado gave his fans exactly what they wanted: a collaboration that looks like it could have walked down the runway for his namesake line. It reads as a reprisal of the designer’s sportiest hits. This being Alexander Wang—the man who invented the 15-pound bucket bag and brought back the style—the accessories were all on-point. But one of them stood out more than others: a pair of logo-centric boxing gloves—the type of fashionable whim you’d only expect to see on the runway or in a lookbook.

Related: Missy Elliott Provided The Soundtrack At Alexander Wang’s H&M Launch

Alexander WangGetty Images

Yet, Wang isn’t the only designer to put a spin on sporting goods. Though he’s been doing it now for seasons, having also created a $135 gold-tipped jump rope, yoga mats, and pool toys—in all black, of course—Wang’s love of sports is shared by his contemporaries. Here are some of the most luxurious sporting goods on the market.

Louis VuittonHarper's Bazaar

King of absurdity Karl Lagerfeld recently made headlines for one of his most outlandish moves yet—and that’s saying a lot—a Louis Vuitton punching bag. No it’s not a punch line (heh), his monogrammed leather device that’s used for hitting repeatedly will set you back $175,000.


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Missy Elliott Provided The Soundtrack At Alexander Wang’s H&M Launch

by 20 mins ago

When Alexander Wang throws a party, you know there’s going to be music involved. Just at his Spring 2015 show, the designer managed to seat Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Miguel, Tyga, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, and Die Antwoord all within nine seats. If that’s how he throws a runway show, imagine how he throws a party. Or, y’know, we can just tell you: At his H&M launch, Wang’s guestlist included Mary J Blige, Solange Knowles, his favorite rap upstart Sharaya J, and the great Missy Elliott to soundtrack the affair.

Alexander Wang, Missy ElliottGetty Images

Somehow Wang managed to outdo the clothing with the music. Missy Elliott, who trotted around the party in a Nike Air hoodie and incredible “You Cant Workout With Us” snapback—later changing into one that said Wang along with a bedazzled pullover by the designer—performed her best of, including “Get Ur Freak on,” “Lose Control,” and, of course, “Work It Again.”

Alexander WangGetty Images

Also in attendance were actresses Jessica Chastain, Dakota Fanning, Eddie Redmayne, and Kate Mara. The whole star-studded affair was a reminder of Wang’s relevance: He isn’t just a celebrity in the fashion world, he’s at the nexus of pop culture.

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Riccardo Tisci Doesn’t Care What People Say About Kimye

by 29 mins ago

What is it like to dress Kimye? As if British GQ read our minds, the magazine posed that very question to Riccardo Tisci, head of Givenchy and BFF of the Wests. Surprisingly, it wasn’t all that glamorous prior to the #WORLDSMOSTTALKEDABOUTCOUPLE’s Vogue cover.

Tisci, who outfitted the then-expecting pair in an iconic ensemble for the 2013 Met Gala (remember Kim’s rose print dress with built-in gloves? JK, how could you not?), recalls for the magazine the backlash he received when he first started dressing them—and how Kim is not at all what you’d expect.

“When they started dating Kanye came up to me and said we should all get dinner, so they came to Paris to visit me. I like the girl. She’s cool, she’s also different from what people think. She’s very special. Very beautiful. Then I found out from fashion people that people didn’t like her, people didn’t want anything to do with her. I’m a Leo and Italian and very proud, so I didn’t change my way about them. I invited them to the show, started doing special projects with them, dressing them and I got killed so much. But that’s what you do to be a friend, to be real—you don’t care about what people are saying.”

Kim Kardashian, Kanye WestVogue

Given all of his divisive monologues, Kanye is a living embodiment of that last point. (It’s no wonder he and Tisci are best friends.) ...

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