The new icon collection from Memes On Clothes.
Photo: @themocbrand's Instagram
YASSS! Our prayers have finally been answered (and then some). We've been touting the genius of Yolo Polos ever since they first started stitching hip-hop memes on shirts, waaay back in August. After they paid tribute to Dada Drake (#DADALEAN), we put in a humble request for a Wheelchair Jimmy version. In September, we got an extended color palette, Jay Z's Dad Dive (#AWKWARDDIVE) and Miguel's Billboard Leg Drop—which, of course, we welcomed to the polo shirt fold with open arms. Sadly, Miguel's meme shirt was recently discontinued, but DRY YOUR EYES because the newly re-branded M.O.C. Brand now has FIVE new viral icons and one of them is—you guessed it—Wheelchair Jimmy. We're not sayin' we had anything to do with it, but... *flips hair*
Ahhh, Black Friday. The way retailers keep pushing it up earlier and earlier, you've likely been at the Black Friday grind for a few hours now. In that case, this little story might not help you. But if for some reason, we're catching you on your way out for your very first Black Friday ever, we have a few pieces of advice: dress for battle, keep your spirits high, and watch your back.
GETTING DRESSED AFTER THANKSGIVING DINNER IS HARD
IT'S OK, THOUGH, BECAUSE DRAKE SAYS SO
YOU'RE ABOUT TO EXERCISE ANYWAY, SORT OF
For most special occasions, especially dinners, there's an unwritten dress code that you should put forth a little extra style effort. Thanksgiving, on the other hand, is (in our opinion) and major exception. Maybe it's just because WE approach it like an Olympic sport (in over-eating), but as far as we're concerned here, vastly different rules apply.
HOW WE FEEL ABOUT STYLE MOST OF THE TIME:
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HOW WE FEEL ABOUT BODYCON FOR THANKSGIVING:
Celebrities being friends with other celebrities is nothing new. Look at Rihanna and Katy Perry. Or Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora. Or Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. Or Beyonce and Gwyneth Paltrow. BFF matches made in star-studded heaven. Welp, it may be time to officially add another set of famous friends to that list: Kanye West and Anna Wintour. It seems their relationship is more than that one dinner date Ye keeps rapping about or that infamous baby name consult: Anna actually hauled her cookies (and Grace Coddington) to Brooklyn for the first New York stop of the Yeezus tour. We know very little about the fashion event outside of some blurry Instagram photos, which makes it PERFECT material for—you guessed it—the latest installment of Fashion Fanfic.
"Anna, couldn't we have waited until Saturday when he comes to Madison Square Garden? It's so much closer to work and home than... Brooklyn," Grace said while idly staring out the window of their town car at the traffic surrounding the Barclays Center.
"Absolutely not," Anna replied tersely while pushing up her slinking over-sized sunglasses (even though it was almost 7 p.m. and, y'know, dark out). "This is his first solo tour show in New York in five years. This is a historical event, and we must be in attendance."
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Lady Gaga and Donatella Versace go way back. Like, all the way back to 2011, when Gaga borrowed a vintage Versace dress for her "Edge of Glory" music video. Flash forward two years later, and they're basically besties (and sometimes twinsies, depending on Gaga's wig du jour): they do lots of air kissing, they send each other extravagant flower arrangements and now, after Gaga penned an ode to Versace with her song "Donatella," rumor has it that Mother Monster is slated to be the face of the brand's spring 2014 ad campaign. Suddenly, there's a whole new meaning to the phrase "friends with benefits."
Obviously, the set of this potential shoot provides the perfect place for us to drop in for another installment of Fashion Fanfic. Because LBR: aren't you DYING to know what the two of them talk about?
“And zen I told her, ‘Jes! Of caars, of caars! It looks fabulous, it is amazing,’” Donatella explained to Gaga as the pair entered a cavernous London studio, arms linked. She exhaled a long drag of her cigarette and brushed a bleached blonde strand away from her face to survey the set. “Jes, this is fabulous.”
Gaga set down her meatball-inspired handbag (made to scale with real marinara) and beelined for the nearest garment rack (there were seven). “You know,” she started, “I just really want people to feel included in this ad, Donatella. I want this to be an all-inclusive ad. I want people to look at this ad and know that they’re not just looking at fashion or art—I want them to know that they’re looking at … a movement.”
Lady Gaga at 'Glamour' Magazine's Women Of The Year Awards.
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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel shrug off the jean suit comparisons at the "Runner Runner" premiere.
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Gather round, Fashion Fanfic readers. It's time for another installment of made-up celebrity conversations. Last night, Justin Timberlake and his lovely wife, Jessica Biel, showed up to the premiere of Justin’s new movie, Runner Runner, wearing basically the same thing. The handsome couple both hit the red carpet in verrry similar tuxedo suits. Here, we imagine what getting ready in the Timberlake-Biel household might have been like that night.
Justin anxiously tapped his pointed patent dress shoe on the bespoke, marble-glazed floor and let out a hefty sight. "JESS! Girl, come ON. We only got four minutes to save the wor— before we have to leave for my premieeeereyyeah!" he yelled with a slight staccato. For a moment, he thought about texting his co-star, Ben Affleck, to tell him they were running late, but he quickly remembered that Jennifer never lets him take his cellphone to events in an effort to help him "be more present."
"COMING!" Jessica hollered back. "Have you seen my black, gold-trimmed mini-briefcase purse? I can't find it anywhere!"
Jay Z's awkward dive gets embroidered on a Yolo Polo.
Photos: Splash News, Drake Yolo Polo
OK, so they didn’t exactly hear out our request to add Wheelchair Jimmy to the collection, but the creators of the “Drake Yolo Polos” are back on the meme scene, and they’re still reppin’ hip-hop’s most adorably awkward moments with dedicated embroidery. Like that time when Miguel accidentally went all WWF on a fan at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, or that other time when paparazzi caught Jay Z making a hilarious face while diving off a yacht in Italy alongside his beloved Bey-Bey. Stars! They’re just like us! Except they don't get to wear OUR pretty faces on their shirts, so I'd consider this a win for the normal people of the world. But seriously, these awkward celebrity moments were made to be remembered on 100% cotton shirts, and I don’t know about y’all, but I think I just found a reason to go golfing.
OMG. Quinn would be SO JEALOUS. While Daria Morgendorffer spent the tail end of the ‘90s (and into the early aughts) griping to her BFF Jane about the woes of the world, it was her blissfully unaware younger sister Quinn who was forever waxing poetic (er, airhead-ic?) about clothes to her high school Fashion Club–but Daria, seen above in head-to-toe Prabal Gurung A/W 2013, was clearly paying attention. (She’ll never admit it.) Seriously though–how UH-MAY-ZING is MTV’s most famous outcast in militia-chic with a little blush on her cheeks? Cynicism never looked so good.
Drake's Dada meme gets a shirt in the "Yolo Polo."
Photo: Instagram/Drake Yolo Polo
Remember how back in May, photos started emerging from Drake's "No New Friends" video shoot with DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross? Between the helicopters, champagne in the hot tub, and Khaled's vaguely retirement chic wardrobe, the video looked a lot like a YMCMB/Maybach Music Group parody of Behind The Candelabra. But the MOST wave-making part of the whole thing was a behind-the-scenes photo of Drake wearing a bumblebee color palette Dada ensemble and shooting Rozay a round-the-shoulder look with this bizarro swag-creep gait. The photo took the interwebz by storm, erupting into a full-fledged meme, and after almost three months since its inception, it's still living strong thanks to this here "Yolo Polo."