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- 08/24/15--06:00: Wiz Khalifa Was Handcuffed For Refusing to Get Off His Hover Board
- 08/24/15--08:50: Model Winnie Harlow Defends Her Fans Against Blackface Accusations
- 08/24/15--09:30: Twitter Account "Texts From Your Ex" Is Way Too Real
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- 08/24/15--11:01: Model Crush Monday: Garrett Neff
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SNL released this extended version of Kate McKinnon's Justin Bieber Calvin Klein ad spoof and it's magical. "I'm a big boy model now."
When you're waiting to see if they can do a table for 4 at 9 at a restaurant that's not great but OK but you have friends in town and didn't plan well enough. [gif-giz]
Let her live her truth. [Mlkshk]
This is very important. [LaughterKey]
The world's greediest pig meerkat won't let anyone eat the grapes. Jerk! [TastefullyOffensive]
Sounds good. [HorseySurprise]
Us anytime we have to meet new people. [Rymoji]
Burn it to the ground. [Mlkshk]
When ur really good at pretending to like birthday giftsPosted by Just Vines on Tuesday, August 18, 2015
For everyone who's keeping it 100 with an avocado today. [JustVines]
Turn your sound up. [TrainedChimpanzee]
That high-pitched noise that sounds like a million hyenas keening you hear this morning is the collective wailing of a bunch of pre-teens who just heard the news that One Direction might be breaking up.
Though they've valiantly tried to prove to the world that they're "totally doing fine, guys" after Zayn left the group (Exhibit A: their "Drag Me Down" video), a source told The Sun that starting in March, they'll take "an extended hiatus of at least a year to pursue solo projects." But before everyone starts breaking out the prayer candles and creating shrines to Harry, Louis, Niall and Liam, the source goes on to insist that "it is definitely not a split and they fully intend to get back together at some time in the future." But maybe those words are just a cushion to soften the blow because this same source later says "but for now it is the end and they go out on top as the world's most popular music act."
In the meantime, though, fans can content themselves with 1D's forthcoming album, which will be out in time for the holidays.
Think of all the memories.
Our cover stars Olivier Rousteing and Jeremy Scott, posing with their muses Jennifer Lopez and rising K-Pop star CL, have brought new energy and life to the fashion houses Balmain and Moschino and taken luxury to the masses while modernizing their brands.
Elsewhere in the issue, we talk to Riccardo Tisci, who is moving his Givenchy fashion show to New York Fashion Week this year as the brand sets to open a flagship in Manhattan. We also check in with Alexander Wang, who resigned from Balenciaga to focus on his namesake company as we were shipping this issue, about his luxury legacy. You'll also find interviews with design duos Proenza Schouler and Dan and Dean Caten of Dsquared2 as well as a striking photo spread on luxury and all of its outrageous iterations with famed architect-designers Roman & Williams.
But this issue goes far beyond the limitations of luxury as it applies to fashion. We've got a hilarious essay by Kathy Griffin on the luxury of time; Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to us about the California drought and water conservation; and we take a trip to Cuba and reflect on the luxury of freedom and travel without restriction. The issue also includes a powerful interview with Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning conducted via snail mail from her jail cell with musician Holly Herndon about the luxury of privacy and how it applies to art, activism and gender.
And that's only the half of it. Stay tuned Wednesday for our cover stories with Rousteing, J.Lo, Scott and CL and look for our issues on stand Monday, August 31st.
AFROPUNK Festival returned to Brooklyn this weekend and this year a new event was added to the much-anticipated line-up: a Friday night Fancy Dress ball, held at the festival grounds inside Commodore Barry Park and headlined by fest star Grace Jones with other performances by Cakes da Killa, Mike Q and Bill Coleman. The party raised funds for the AFROPUNK Global Initiative, which, according to the site "dedicates itself to the promotion of diversity in media and the arts in addition to volunteer service." Much like the festival itself, the party's guests did not skimp on the A++ outfits and our photographer, Rebecca Smeyne, spotted everything from "funerary chic" looks to fantastic headwear (think: turbans, headwraps, giant bows and more) and feathers, flowers, and eye-catching prints galore. Take a peek at photos from the night, below.
In today's edition of "the world is a horrible place," Spirit Halloween stores will be selling Caitlyn Jenner costumes this year -- because it wouldn't be Halloween without tasteless marketing gimmicks.
We get the most creative and style-savvy customer at MAP, a customer that keeps us motivated to feature items that will surprise them that they've found them at land's end.
I stand for our generation and our generation is gonna be riding hover boards so if you don't like it eat a dick!-- Cameron (@wizkhalifa) August 23, 2015
Over the weekend, Wiz Khalifa was stopped at LAX for the intolerable crime of "taking a stand for our generation" and not wanting to dismount his IO Hawk/hover board/hand-less Segway. Whatever you want to call the technology (which has recently become the rapper ride of choice), it's ultimately pretty harmless, which makes it all the more absurd that several officers took Wiz down while repeatedly claiming that he was "resisting," even though he is basically just chilling.
All because I didn't want to ditch the technogy everyone will be using in the next 6 months. Do what you want kids. pic.twitter.com/7F0KIQgFrA-- Cameron (@wizkhalifa) August 23, 2015
It's frustrating that this happened, not least because it's yet another moment where someone is incapable of actually resisting unfair treatment by law enforcement for doing nothing. LAX's response is generic and does nothing to suggest that Wiz's hover board could have been a threat to anyone, which is especially suspicious when you consider that, apparently, they're not banned for everyone.
What's even funnier than them not bein able to do shit is they'll be riding them soon as well. Maybe ones I design. https://t.co/ITTewi2NzZ-- Cameron (@wizkhalifa) August 23, 2015
For more, we turn to the trailer for the upcoming season of Empire, in which Hakeem is seen riding around on his very own IO Hawk. Does this mean that at some point, the "Drip Drop" star will have his own airport altercation? Only time and Twitter will tell.
And I just saw a guy on a hoverboard at Newark Airport on Saturday and he let a TSA agent ride on it. https://t.co/A5HD0oYcIi-- Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 24, 2015
White women are, apparently, putting on make-up to make it look like vitiligo which is STILL blackface. pic.twitter.com/lZRyszcaiw-- Malika Giddens (@MalikaAisha) August 22, 2015
Winnie harlow (1st pic) who's stunning HAS vitiligo, these WHITE woman are mimicking her look,ITS STILL BLACKFACE WTF pic.twitter.com/tGTl8Dh1PN-- Black Girl (@BLVCKMATTERS) August 22, 2015
Texts From Ur Ex is out to document l'asshole in action -- hopefully so you can find it within yourself to resist backsliding and "yeah nah" that toxic POS, too. Check out a few of our favorites below and don't hesitate to submit your own horrific exchanges.
look at the dates 😂 pic.twitter.com/xZmH1SEgZn-- Texts From Your Ex (@TextsFromUrEx) August 1, 2015
"do you like me?"pic.twitter.com/TvqWp8hUVK-- Texts From Your Ex (@TextsFromUrEx) July 26, 2015
DEDICATION 😂 pic.twitter.com/VVeRgkhwo2-- Texts From Your Ex (@TextsFromUrEx) July 25, 2015
AFROPUNK Festival once again returned to Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park this past weekend, featuring an epic line-up that included Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lenny Kravitz, Kelis, Danny Brown, SZA and so much more. Friday night saw a Fancy Dress Ball take over the park that also saw Jones headlining (along with Cakes Da Killa, Mike Q and Bill Coleman) -- see pics HERE -- and both the pre-party and the main event were full of spectacularly on-point fashion both on-and-off-stage. We sent a photographer to shoot some of the best street style out there and hear attendees' thoughts on everything from how they put together their look to the meaning of 'AFROPUNK' and why the fest has become such a beacon of inclusivity and acceptance. Take a look at photos, which also include shots of Grace Jones' performance, below.
"This is my natural style -- I'm a bohemian kind of guy. [I'm excited to say] Lenny Kravitz -- he's my idol. I remember seeing one of his videos when I was twelve and I was like, 'You can be black and do rock 'n roll?' He changed my life."
"I believe it's impossible to embody AFROPUNK [but] everybody is here and experiencing it and we're all contributing to this one, weird amalgamation of awesomeness. My tribute to Sandra Bland [during my performance] as a black woman was stating, 'You know what? I'm not safe.' I felt that everything that was happening with police brutality couldn't happen to me because I was a 'good girl' that's as beautiful and articulate as Sandra Bland and they snuffed her out. I like like now nobody is safe. Your skin makes you a target and I felt like I needed to bare witness to what's happening and I need everyone [to do so], too. I believe we can put a stop to this if we speak of truth and power so I felt compelled to speak her name."
"My normal look is very punk and pink. I hate anything that's normal. I'm constantly going against the grain and since I work in a corporate job, I'm constantly fighting to be myself."
“You are speaking with Em, nothing but a gem. Let me tell y’all, get them M’s. I’m here to represent. Shout out to all the people black with melanin, because they’re here, and not to pretend. I write a lot of poetry. AFROPUNK is a beautiful collage of different shades of beautiful black women, and black men...For my outfit, I wanted a black-out outfit to represent all of the beautiful souls that are here, that has melanin. Shout out to all the Queens, no matter what shade you be. I’m here because I’m a witness and I see."
"I embody AFROPUNK because I fit in here, but I am an outsider.”
"This is my first year, and I traveled from Seattle just to see Grace Jones. I am really upset I missed out on her performance and Cakes Da Killa’s performance last night at the Fancy Dress ball. My outfit was implemented by the heat, but its ethereal, and fun! I embody AFROPUNK because it’s so inclusive, but it’s amazing to be here as a trans person and support trans issues.”
"My outfit came from how I dress day-to-day. I always mix feminine silhouettes with a twist of tomboy-ish style."
"My look was inspired by Egyptian art and history."
"I traveled all the way from Chicago for AFROPUNK but I like to look at it as Afro-Futurism -- not AFROPUNK. I feel like a lion -- someone told me I look like Scar from the Lion King."
"I feel Afro-centric by sporting a dashiki-inspired top and bottom and tribal face paint."
"This is a place where I can actually come and fit in since I grew up not really knowing where to go. My outfit was inspired by Erykah Badu as I grew up listening to her."
Ryan Drake and Alex Brooklyn
"We're trying to hear some good music, soak up all this melanin richness and beauty...We hope Lenny's pants rip again!"
"I am AFROPUNK. I am glad there is finally a title for who I am and what I stand for. It’s not just about being black, but also being any ethnicity and just embracing it. The inspiration for today’s outfit is Lenny Kravitz, as he is playing tonight. I am sporting a thigh high boot which is dedicated to Lenny Kravitz, because I believe in Lenny Kravitz and I believe in his crotch."
"AFROPUNK is self-acceptance and celebrating who I am, it’s a coming home or meet in the middle, a place where I can come and breathe and enjoy other peoples presence while they bask in being themselves."
DJ Kitty Cash
"The detail on my booty is a sticker that says 'Very Black' I just love what it says and what it stands for.”
"I'm from Fort Worth, Texas...my crew and I were pulled by AFROPUNK and had to attend. I perform so my outfit is what I can be found usually wearing. It's Ethiopian wedding garb and a fellow Ethiopian recognized it!"
A dancer during Grace Jones set
Grace Jones and a dancer
Male Supermodel Garret Neff is no stranger to the limelight. With superhuman good looks and a resume boasting campaigns for Hugo Boss, Salvatore Ferragamo, Calvin Klein, H&M as well as a bevy of runway shows and endless editorials Neff has earned is status in the industry. Did we mention he's absolutely charming too?
Check out our #MCM Q&A below with Neff, as well as images of Garret sporting the line, and from his men's week presentation.
Alright, so where you from, and how were you discovered?
I was coming back from Barbados ... so I was in college and I was taking classes down there -- a fun summer course for the Economics department.
So you had that tan going?Yeah, I got spotted basking in the sun, actually I was coming back and I had to connect from Barbados in Miami to catch my flight into Philly. I was waiting in the terminal and some guy walked up to me, an older male model. And he said "hey, you should start modeling."
That's cool. Did you sign with Miami agency or ...
He was probably 45 or 50 years old at the time and was a model in New York. Looking him up later, I was able to see that he had an amazing career. He had shot all over the place and been featured by many major brands. His home base was in New York, so he connected me to that agency. We had to drop my sister off at Cornell law school towards the end of the summer so my mom suggested we swing by the agency office in the city. We went in and you know, just started from there.
How long ago was that?
Um, about 10 years ago?
What has been your favorite job?
I think probably the most recognition I got was from some of the work for Calvin Klein. The most fun shoots would have to be the editorials where I got to travel to interesting places. This past February I went to India to be photographed by Doug English. I had never been to India and it was an amazing experience. I also loved going to Hawaii to shoot with Bruce Weber!
What's your favorite food when you're off duty?
Oh man. I like chocolate.
Probably The Royal Tenenbaums.
Favorite place in NYC?
Central Park during the summer.
Dog or cat person?
I like dogs.
What's your spirit animal?
What's one thing you are afraid of?
Probably growing up
What kind of music are you listening to now?
Paul Simon, Phish and the Grateful Dead.
Presentation Images KATAMA
Did your parents play "got your nose" with you when you were a child? They were doing it wrong -- they're supposed to give you their nose, as Jeff Goldblum adorably demonstrates in this interview with Conan. Do you think Charlie Ocean (yes, that is the name of Jeff Goldblum's child) will grow up big and strong because he was force-fed his father's nose? Will he have to go through more therapy than a normal child of Jeff Goldblum might? We'll keep an eye on this story as it develops through nursery school, when Charlie Ocean refuses to share his father's nose at lunch time.
Over the weekend, Solange and Dev Hynes appeared to patch things up when they came onstage together at LA's FYF Fest. During the set, the duo performed a cover of Nina Simone's "To Be Young Gifted and Black" and last night Solange released a beautifully intimate video of the twosome rehearsing the song along with KING and Moses Sumney. It's a quietly stunning moment that Solange describes as "a really special and spiritual moment of solidarity and pride, in celebrating our blackness. I was so grateful to share that with such beautiful like minded artist[s]."
[via Saint Heron]
Girl Meets World is more than just a forerunner of the recent trend of rebooting or sequelizing '90s TV -- it's also, apparently, a training ground for smart young actress Rowan Blanchard, who portrays the titular girl (daughter of Cory Matthews, the original boy who met the world). Asked about the term "white feminism" (typically used to refer to conceptions of "feminism" that ignore or gloss over people of color, and especially women of color) on Instagram, Blanchard wrote basically a whole essay answering the question in a series of posts.
Not only does Blanchard make really smart points about how blinkered people's perspectives can be in discussing complicated systems of oppression, she also raises the specter of misogynoir (misogyny specifically directed against black women), an oft-ignored problem, given how much attention is devoted to both "white feminism" and anti-racism that tends to focus on black men. Her case in point? Amandla Stenberg, of course.
The level of poise and thoughtfulness here is pretty incredible for any 13-year-old -- it's not surprising that several other actresses have already called attention to Blanchard's words. (In addition to the essay itself, BuzzFeed has a few celebrity reactions.) If this is the kind of girl who's going to be meeting the world going forward, maybe we're not in such a bad position after all.
One of the most important parts of Taylor Swift's shtick is supporting her fans on social media by liking their content about her -- it shows that she's invested in them, that she's their friend. But not all social media engagement is created equally, and sometimes simply liking something is enough to piss someone else off.
In this case, Swift ostensibly liked a seemingly innocuous Tumblr post celebrating how close she is with her fans, using a negative contrast with other celebrities, including Kanye West and Swift's nemesis Katy Perry.
Avril Lavigne, included as one of the people in the original post, didn't take so kindly to the implied endorsement.
Okay, parsing this tweet is kind of... complicated (sorry, sorry). Is Avril Lavigne right that comparing things is an exercise in judgment? Definitely. Does judgment only define the person who judges, rather than the subject? No, probably not (although it's a consistent theme in Lavigne's music, especially if you're being judged for not being good enough for a girl). But is she right that Taylor Swift should maybe chill with the poorly-thought out social media potshots? Yuuup.
Comparison is judging and judging a person does not define who they are it defines who you are. We all Love our fans https://t.co/8kTwBhOtu6-- Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) August 24, 2015
If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that this random dude should stay out of it. [via BuzzFeed]
In our April issue, Eckhaus Latta's Mike Eckhaus told us he and has partner Zoe Latta share a "visceral, emotional feeling toward clothing." A similarly earthy, expressive vibe comes through in their new AW15 campaign video from director Alexa Kaolinski. Featuring music by Dev Hynes, a disembodied narrator reads a poem written by the designers. A sample line: "One night I laid in bed and listened to you cry on the other side of the wall as you watched an entire season of Mad Men until the sun came up." We are so on board with this. Watch the NSFW video above. Smoked salmon, anyone?