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You Ain’t Got To Lie: Khloe Kardashian Says That Even She Wasn’t Feeling Kim’s Floral Met Gala Dress
While we all know that Kim Kardashian’s floral Givenchy gown that she wore to the Met Gala was a hot mess, it seems that even her family members weren’t too fond of the dress. If you’ll remember, which you can see above, the dress included gloves, a high neckline, and Kim even wore shoes to match the print of the gown. Kim’s little sister, Khloe, could agree with the peanut gallery that she did just a little too much when asked what she thought of the gown while on “Today” with Kathie Lee and Hoda. Khloe has never been one to hold back her opinion.
“You know what, I think Kim is beautiful. I wish either the gloves…I just felt like it was too covered somewhere…Just cause her body with her boobs and her belly, it just made her look all in one. It just all looked like one.”
Now that was a nice way to say what we were all thinking. Something had to go. Maybe it was the gloves, or possibly the whole dress in general, but you live and you learn, right? And by the way, after dropping 25 pounds, doesn’t Khloe look more confident and fabulous these days? Give Kim some of your style tips, honey!
Check out the interview where she talked about the ensemble over at Today.com. Let us know if you agree that the problem with the look was that she was too “covered.”
From The Grio
If you were following the Metropolitan gala via twitter last night, you may have heard that rapper Kanye West performed and premiered some new music.
The annual star studded-event brings A-listers from all parts of the entertainment world, and while Kanye was with his very pregnant girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, no one was expecting Yeezy to surprise the audience.
Read more at TheGrio.com
Do we even need to explain this one?
By now, you’ve surely seen the questionable floral gown Kim Kardashian wore to the Met Gala May 6 — and the hilarious couch meme of her and Kanye that started circulating not long after. Just about everybody has had jokes on the pregnant reality TV star’s ensemble, not the least of which is comedian Robin Williams. Though the funny man doesn’t stay at the top of many people’s radars anymore, he lit Twitter all the way up last night when he posted this hilarious tweet and side-by-side shot.
I think I wore it better! twitter.com/robinwilliams/…
— Robin Williams (@robinwilliams) May 8, 2013
Let’s just say he gets no argument from us. We understood why Robin wore that dress as the undercover nanny Mrs. Doubtfire in the 1993 movie, but we’re still trying to figure out what possessed Kim to rock this floral frock for the biggest fashion event of the year — punk theme or not.
So, who gets your vote? Kim or Mrs. Doubtfire?
Oh to be a fly on the wall behind the women in this pic.
I imagine the convo before this photo was snapped went something like “Hey Bey, Solange, come here, here, let’s take a pic together really quick so I can Instagram it and show how cool we are” (in my Kim Kardashian voice). The — assumed — thirstiest woman at the Met Gala last night, considering this was her first time getting an invitation and it was like predicated on her being
the opportunist pregnant with Kanye West’s child, just posted this selfie with her, Beyonce, and Solange on IG and the faces and body language say a lot.
It’s clear Kim is holding the camera, Beyonce’s smile looks a tad forced, and Solange appears to want to be anywhere else but where she is at the moment. And because we’re so shocked this “Met Life” photo opp even happened, we want you to caption the pic and tell us what you think these ladies talked about before and after the snap.
Style To Steal Or Girl, Stop: Our Favorite Black And Brown Faces Go Punk For 2013 Met Gala (Who Killed It And Who Bombed?)
Around the same time every year in spring, some of the world’s biggest celebrities get all dolled up in their best couture to show up and show out at the The Costume Institute Gala, other wise known as the Met Gala. And that’s exactly what happened last night. The theme this year was the influence of punk to bring attention to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s spring exhibition, “PUNK: Chaos to Couture.” While some black and brown celebrities were able to bring it in a punk-rock way, others just did their best not to look a fool (some to no avail). Let’s take a look at the ensembles from last night’s event and figure out who was fabulous and who failed on the red carpet.
Naomie Harris in Donna Karan Altelier
Steal. Gorgeous colors, nice dress. Is it punk though? Not so much.
Team Natural or Team Relaxed? What started out as women cheerfully showing pride in their locks has turned into another divisive tool amongst women of color. Last week I wrote two articles for Madame Noire; the first article was about having realistic expectations for natural hair, which sparked a nice conversation amongst women with different textures and how they were learning to work with their hair. The next day my article was posted on how to wear a good weave on a budget, and boy oh boy, did I cause a firestorm on the Facebook page. Almost immediately someone asked why we weren’t encouraging women to wear their real hair. And thus it began a mini comment battle between women who enjoy wearing extensions and relaxers and women who enjoy toting natural hair. No one realized that the author (me, of course) giving advice on weaves was someone who had been natural for many years, just a day after providing tips for those with natural hair.
A few days later at the 2012 Met Gala, Solange Knowles hit the red carpet in a dazzling canary yellow Rachel Roy gown and a fluffy curly afro. Every other natural woman online was ohhing and ahhing while reposting her picture to their respective social media accounts. She looked beyond fabulous…with her wig on, but because it looked like a real afro, no one cared. And that should be an example of how contrite this schism between “team natural” and “team non-natural” is. While it’s great to have a support system when going natural, to bully others into feeling like they are less than or don’t love themselves because of how they choose to manage their own hair is foul. It’s also hypocritical when we are praising the natural hair “image” of celebrities who are really rocking weaves, but dogging out the real world women who wear them as well. Weaves can work as a great protective style that allow women to switch up their look and explore different looks without damaging their real hair (if done right of course). The key is to have healthy hair, not just natural hair.
And women who aren’t natural have played into the drama as well. There’s no need to be combative by spreading negative stereotypes of women who choose to wear their hair natural. There is nothing butch, boyish or dirty about natural hair, as it can be just as feminine and hot as any other hairstyle. Natural women can achieve the same lengths of “long hair don’t care” as those who are relaxed. And when it all comes down to it, in order to maintain and grow long healthy hair, whether relaxed or natural, we are following the same hair care standards. One of the most preeminent books that has shaped many of the natural hair gurus’ ideology was written by a woman with relaxed hair, Ultra Black Hair Growth by Cathy Howe. It details a hair care regimen for growing relaxed hair that is parallel to the regimen for natural hair. It’s really all just hair.
One of the most beautiful factors of being a woman of color is the versatility that exists among us. Black women are the most diverse group of women and our hair can do just about anything. Our hair is one way to show our versatility. Just as one should not dictate that a person should only wear her hair straight or tell someone they look manly and hard with natural hair, one shouldn’t dictate that everyone needs to be natural and that you are trying to be something you’re not if you choose not to. For some, that is just not a realistic expectation as this point. You should always respect the comfort levels of others, and that consideration carries over to hair.
Hair is an extension of ones self. Hair does not make the person. In fact, character and confidence can completely change the shape of a hairstyle. So let’s stop telling someone else how one should wear their hair, and stop trying to insult each other to make ourselves feel better. Let’s stop defining ourselves by the nature of our hair. Live freely and direct your energy into helping others build up their good character and confidence.
No need for a long introduction. Here are some of the evening’s looks. Let us know what you think about them. Who hit it and who didn’t quite make the mark. Also just or kicks and giggles, we took some guesstimates at what these celebs listened to as they were dressing in their designer duds.