Tuesday, 25 March 2014

kimye on vogue: the debate


first off, I should say that I 100% keep up with the kardashians. i'm rooting for rob to lose that weight, I grieved over the divorce of Lamar and Khloe, and yes, I fancy Scott Disick a little bit. also, i should also say that I am a massive fan of Kanye West's music. Yeezus is an absolute banger. so, . when I write this, remember that this is merely my opinion so no haterz plz.

it hasn't come as a massive shock that their recent American Vogue cover has rocked the fashion world to its fabulous core. Kimye are a somewhat controversial couple, what with Kim's claim to fame being a sex tape and hanging out with Paris Hilton, and Kanye's infamous rants and fights with the paparazzi. they don't hold the same prestige that Jay Z and Beyonce have, perhaps due to to Kim's reality TV career. my question is simple: why is it such a big deal?

on the one hand...i can perfectly understand the somewhat horror over the fact a woman famous from reality television has graced such a prestigious fashion magazine that has been home to power house women for years. incredible women such as michelle obama, adele, beyonce (and that's only this decade) have been gifted the front cover of Vogue, all having changed the course of their career in some way. what ground breaking work/talent does Kim K really have? she is not a singer, actress or politician. she is merely a personality with a fabulous wardrobe. surely this doesn't warrant a cover of the world's most talked about cover?  I can imagine Grace Coddington seething as she was told of this decision. models work and work and starve and starve for years to get even a shot of their ankle in Vogue, and Kim sells out her personal life and gets a cover.

on the other hand...it's not just Kim on the cover. Kanye West is clearly a talented musician who understands fashion and art, he's an extremist ready to push the boundaries. talent is rewarded in Vogue, and I honestly believe Kanye deserves his spot on the cover any day of the week. additionally, you have to admit, the world is obsessed with them. from what Kim's wearing, to a new shot of Baby North, to what Kanye is ranting about now, every move is documented. so, why not give an exclusive interview with intimate details to the world's most famous magazine, which amazing family shots photographed by the incredible annie leibovitz? vogue is a business, and Anna Wintour knows exactly what she's doing. she's groundbreaking, and her decisions may seem shock-worthy at times, but the woman is a force of nature. it's an incredible stunt for the magazine, which will rake in publicity in its millions. my final point is...to be honest, Kim honestly is fashionable these days. she looks incredible, and Kanye has reigned in her fame-whoring to a minimum (much to Kris Jenner's disgust, I assume). so, why not?

personally? I think the photos are gorgeous, and I (admittedly) love reading about Kanye West - so any personal interview with him is a winner in my books. I think we should try and forget Kim's past, and embrace her high fashion future. but next time, I'd rather see Kendall. #obsessed.

until next time...xo
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  1. I completely agree. I think it's a shame Anna Wintour has resorted to a publicity stunt, but I don't in honesty really see the harm in Kimye being on the cover. As you say, Kim is definitely moving up in the fashion stakes, and the photos really are great. I probably won't be buying this issue, but if Kendall ever graces the cover I'll be sure to buy that one! xxx

    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

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    1. it was one of those things that was always going to happen. unsubscribing to vogue won't change it. bring kendall next plz anna? xxx

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  2. I wasn't surprised when it was announced, we all know about Kanye and Anna's meetings and after all, it was Anna's decision to start using celebrities on the cover in the first place and I was optimistic about it all. I'm fine with having Kimye on the cover, I agree with your points (especially Kanye's success) but the actual photography and styling was a let down for me. It looked too much like an OK! exclusive rather than Vogue. It'll be interesting to see the sales figures for this month that's for sure!

    tie-dye-eyes

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    1. i actually really agree with that! it could have been a bit more groundbreaking? especially with leibovitz, i'd have liked to have seen them reenact a famous scene or fairytale? vogue is about fantasy! anna wintour definitely loves the celebrity side of fashion, so it doesn't surprise me either, especially as she went to a few of kanye's gigs. aahh well. done now isn't it! i'd love to see how well it does compared to other issues due to the cover stars. xx

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  3. Agreed! Even though Kim has built her career on basically herself and her life, you gotta give the girl some credit for getting to where she is and how well she's done that. But there are people who have grafted and would pay a million pounds to be on the front cover, which is a shame that people like Kim get the cover. Of course Anna Wintour knows what she's doing..... that's why everyone still loves her because she knows what we want before we even know it :)
    Rhiannon xx
    http://everythingbutthekitchen.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. she's such a good business woman, to be able to maintan a career effectively based on nothing and to such success is amazing. i respect her a lot. anna wintour knows EVERYTHING that's why she's an evil genius ;) xxx

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  4. I agree with this so much! Although there was rumours that Anna Wintour wouldn't let Kim be a cover girl after Bound 2, the issue is going to be such a success because the fans will buy it and the sceptics will buy it 'just to check it out'. I loved the photos though, Kim looks so beautiful and although they aren't of 'editorial' standard I think that shows the difference between Kimye and models or artists or such like! But I loved this post!

    www.lovefromanastasia.blogspot.com X

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    1. at the end of the day the Bound 2 video was kinda gorgeous in its own way. you can't fault kim's beauty. i agree with you 100%! it isn't edgy groundbreaking fashion but i guess that Kim isn't edgy or groundbreaking, she's the epitome of classic beauty. xxxx so glad you liked it xxxx

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  5. I love the Kardashians too and I'm not even sorry! Scott Disick is a hottie with the facial hair at the mo! And I loved the vogue cover, Kim looks beaut!

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  6. Totally agree! I personally loved it myself too.

    Dina x
    (respectthebrows.blogspot.co.uk)

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