The happy, brooding couple.
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Kimye’s impending nuptials: let’s discuss. Obviously, the entire event will be lavish, over-the-top and totally insane. (We can’t wait!) The two stars are both notoriously extravagant, and despite this being Kardashian’s third wedding (#charmed), y’all know that NO expense will be spared for Kanye’s first trip down the aisle. I mean, you saw the ring, right? I’m imagining like, diamond-encrusted everything—from place settings to port-a-pottys to the Lorraine Schwartz-sponsored gift bags and the mini Margiela mask for Nori. Their love knows no bounds and their wallets know no limits. Remember: these are the people who spent over a million dollars on beds. BEDS. Six of them. SIX. That s*** cray.
Also, keep in mind that Kim wore three different Vera Wang dresses (gratis, but valued at approx. $20K a piece) for her 2011 wedding to Kris Humphries, and DUH-RIPPED in an estimated $10 million worth of (borrowed) high-end jewelry. So, it’s probably pretty safe to assume that she’ll outdo herself with West because EVERYONE will be watching. But will Ye get final approval of the gown(s)?
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the 2013 Met Gala in New York on May 6.
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KIMYE ALERT. As soon as Kanye West and Kim Kardashian placed their pegs on the Met Gala red carpet for the kick off of the "Punk: Chaos To Couture" show, all of our eyes were on them. Partly because Yeezy has been known to rock the throw back punk uniform of the kilt, partly because what was girly girl Kim going to wear to rep the show theme? Well, here we are sitting pretty thinking we've got all things figured and—BAM!—the duo surprises us with some seriously unforeseen 'fits.
Rooney Mara in cutout dresses at both the New York (left) and London (right) premieres of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
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It's the biggest movie of the END of the year with crazy hype, legions of fans, and the titular debut of a relatively new actress in the title role. Yes, we're talking about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which stars Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander, aka the girl...with the dragon tattoo (obvs). This whole edgy franchise with music by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor (and a theme song featuring MTV Style fave Karen O), is set to open here in the U.S. on Dec. 21. The film has already had premieres in Stockholm, London, and New York, and Miss Mara has stayed true to the ferocity of her character by choosing red carpet outfits that are just as fierce. We're talking designer dresses (and PANTSUITS!) with large swaths of fabric missing. Think: The Girl With the Cutout Taboo. (Yes, I went there.) But, really, we're totally diggin' each and every one of these complementary red carpet choices, so let's take a deeper look shall we?
Beyoncé and Christina Aguilera on the July 2011 cover of 'W' magazine.
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There comes a time in every magazine's existence when the images from within the publication's sacred binding is leaked by some disgruntled employee on a one-way train to Fired-ville (*cough* or the marketing department *cough*). It's happened to V Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vogue among MANY others, including this month's victim, W magazine. Not one but TWO covers leaked featuring Beyoncé (who is no stranger to the premature reveal) and Christina Aguilera as the faces of the mag's July "Music & Style" issue. And thankfully, W uploaded the REAL covers and spreads to their website, so that we no long have to strain our eyes at the bootleg image quality of scans and snapshots of the glossies against linoleum floors. WEE!!!
For their respective shoots, Bey and Xtina assumed roles seemingly contradictory to how we usually see these ladies. Beyoncé, who's all "HALO" and stuff, dons this S&M lace-up bodice, evoking comparisons to Charlotte Rampling from The Night Porter to where you're sure if they had only panned the camera down 2 feet lower, you'd see her holding a bridle and a riding whip. Also handcuffs. Meanwhile, the long-standing DIRRTY girl cleaned up and combed her hair for her soft, feminine, artistically nakie, Birth-of-Venus-esque cover (though, she does seem to be channeling an earlier Lady Gaga and we haven't forgotten what piercings she's hiding with those roses). While the actual fairy godmother image-leaker is unknown, what I do know for sure is that when this hits newsstands, coworkers beware, these pages will be decoupaged ALLLL over this EA's desk. Now, peruse some of the in-book pics (with fash and beauty credits from W!) from their spreads below and read Bey and Xtina's cover stories while I order a few dozen drums of glue and goldleaf.