I really wanted to keep the focus on the pleasant and the joyful. But then… this cover occurred! Kim Kardashian, Kanye West by Nick Knight for L’Officiel Hommes Paris Spring 2013.
The very epitome of fake. Of shallow and right from the wrong angles! Kim, Kanye, Knight for a men’s fashion magazine, faking it. On the cover and for the inside pictorial as well. Is that really what men want in their fashion magazines? This is not the first time I find myself expressing my concern as I feel perplexed by a men’s fashion magazine content. I did it before and I strongly believe I will continue doing so in the future when the occasion presents itself.
Coupling Kim Kardashian with Kanye West was a Heaven – sent gift for Kim. Usually, her men fall crushed under Kim’s fame hunger weight, sacrificing their own career and good name on her ever – growing shallow celebrity altar. We have yet to see if this shall happen again in Kanye West’s case.
I realize this may sound naïve, but the splattered cover? Was that really necessary? It’s clearly a staged thing, why emphasize on their already assumed coupling falseness by simulating the very act for the pictorial and the very outcome on the cover? What’s next? A staged birth?
I’m used to thinking the highest about the Man in my life. And I know for a fact that he won’t blink before dismissing this cover with a ‘meh’. As far as I’m concerned, my Adored Husband – for He is the Man I was referring to – is the very epitome of manhood. He also happens to love fashion and usually plays my very personal stylist, with great success! He’s my gossip partner and I fully trust his judgment regarding both men and women equally. And still, this cover? I know it’s not on his alley! So what’s L’Officiel Hommes target audience I ask? Please do help me understand!