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