This is a call to all that we must accept Kanye for his powdery nose, because only a coke head could bring us such entertainment and a 45 minute music video involving ballerinas, an erotic brown bird-woman, and a full blown marching band followed by a giant blown up head of Michael Jackson.
P.S. Another suggestion for Kanye: stop doing songs with Justin Bieber, that ignorant fool doesn't know what German is.
P.P.S. Amber Rose is hot as shit.
Not that I believe Andy had the winning collection, I don't. But to say that because he drew upon his Asian heritage and his culture as his inspiration for this collection made him "outdated" is just offensive and culturally insensitive. Nina called his collection "Orientalist," which is not exactly the choice of words to describe these clothes. Not only does she clearly not know the definition of that word, but this collection isn't screaming "I AM ASIAN" in anyway either. In fact, it's very contemporary and absorbs significance from print use and his pant styling. That's about it -- everything else is perfectly modern, just occasionally lacking more "umph." Not only this, but to say "Oriental" clothing is "stuck in time" is just wrong, and implies that Asian cultures are not still living, relevant, or part of the modern day. There's probably a lot the Western fashion world could learn from what is being produced in countries outside of the accepted fashion belt, and not all of it is "old" history but new, creative things people in many different countries are producing right now. That is a main idea behind being an ethnic contemporary artist -- drawing on your heritage and culture while producing contemporary (not "outdated") pieces in your work. But clearly Andy was marked as the "innovative Asian" role this season by shitty Lifetime producers, which is unfortunate because obviously he should be looked at first as a designer and not just Asian. Lame.
Also related, today I was lurking around the blogsphere and found this article: "Yea or Nay: Turbans for Spring 2011" (Hint: the answer is apparently Yea). WTF? Seriously? It's bad enough I have to walk around seeing white girls with dreds and hippie dudes in dashikis (thanks college for helping people really "find" themselves ...), but now fashion is going to try and culturally appropriate the turban? It's like someone wanted to bring back the pill hat but with some new, hip "ethnic" twist. Or somehow it's really innovative because, you know, the Middle East is really in this season. Lame and a half. But you know you've really hit the fashion jackpot when Kourtney Kardashian's rocking your new trend:
Bitch looks dumb, though I don't think that takes much.
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty - Big Boi (CLICK IMAGE)
01. Feel Me (Intro)
02. Daddy Fat Sax
03. Turns Me On (feat. Sleepy Brown & Joi)
04. Follow Us (feat. Vonnegutt)
05. Shutterbugg (feat. Cutty)
06. General Patton
07. Tangerine (feat. T.I. & Khujo Goodie)
08. You Ain't No DJ (feat. Yelawolf)
09. Hustle Blood (feat. Jamie Foxx)
10. Be Still (feat. Janelle Monae)
11. Fo Yo Sorrows (feat. George Clinton, Too Short & Sam Chris)
12. Night Night (feat. B.o.B & Joi)
13. Shine Blockas (feat. Gucci Mane)
14. The Train (Part 2) (Sir Lucious Left Foot Saves The Day) (feat. Sam Chris)
15. Back Up Plan
Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity by Robert Jensen. READ IT. It's good. The best part? It's a serious topic that isn't boring. In fact, it's a really easy and quick read. I'm about half way done with it so far and I've liked it A LOT A LOT. Now I just need someone to be in a book club with me so we can talk about it (totz serious).
Remember: reading is classy.
There's something really obnoxious and detestable about Grease. But I can always give exception to Betty Rizzo because she's obviously the baddest bitch on the block. Oh and that song about how straight laced Sandy is a total square -- love that one. Here's to you, pink lady.
So bored. Classes are out and I have nothing better to do with my time than lurk Etsy, curl my hair, and watch Basketball Wives. My favorite part of this show is how many times they're able to throw water in people's faces and somehow aren't fucked up or sued afterward.
Here is a live performance of the 2nd song from the album, "Love Comes And Goes":