Cover Fail: Kim Kardashian Kanye West Faking It For L’Officiel Hommes

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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.

Officiel Hommes Kanye Kim Kardashian cover Knight

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?

Officiel Hommes Kanye Kim Kardashian pictorial

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!


#1 ana on 02.26.13 at 4:39 pm

I can´ t believe the levels the trashcizacion and p*rnification of our culture.
A staged birth??? Gurl, are you crazy?Don´t give them ideas !!!!

#2 Ellington on 02.26.13 at 5:07 pm

I would love to gather up Kim k her whole family, Kanye, the cast of Twilight films, the woman who wrote those books, the woman who wrote the 50 Shades books, Anne Hathaway, and put them on a Lord of Flies style island and have them all just fight to survive.
No I would not want to watch it but I would just like to hope that they would simply just all be stranded and leave us all be. 3:)
And ana is right Kpriss, Please do not give them any ideas.

#3 Ellington on 02.26.13 at 5:08 pm

But in saying the above I would love to read the article on Laurie Anderson for she is one of my musical sheros! : )

#4 ana on 02.26.13 at 6:15 pm

Ellington:Ohmygosh , I cant believe you like Laurie Anderson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was in one of her concerts in early 90ies!!
Language is a virus …. mesmerizing!!

#5 CARINE on 02.26.13 at 8:58 pm

ahhh so SEXY!!!

#6 Jac on 02.26.13 at 10:27 pm

What a perfect post Ellington stated -could I add Jersey Shores + All the “Real Housewives” + MacDonalds + ….the list is endless…..

@stylefrizz – please could this be a blog free of this trashy display?

#7 kpriss on 02.27.13 at 2:00 am

sure thing, Jac! but we are, after all, living in a perfectly imperfect world. I’m just a modest observer :) at least we know where to draw the line!

@Ellington – maybe one day they’ll do a pictorial about that lolz!

@ana – will refrain myself from fueling the trashy creativity furthermore! :)

But isn’t it oh – so lovely to find common interests even in the darkest depths of trashy despair?

#8 ana on 02.27.13 at 3:18 am

The subject itself of a couple making love on a magazine cover isnt disturbing to me.
What annoys me here are the protagonists. GROSS…

#9 Diyana on 02.27.13 at 3:23 am

As I don’t really know them, than what I see on this blog ( my almost only refence in US pop culture).
They seem like a matched couple, they are showing off, they have their own way of showing it. If they are paid to do this, that means some people like seeing this.

I’m trying to be nice, I have an impression that we are not juging the pictures but what we already know of them. I hope they are enjoying it and if they love each,I wish them to be happy!


#10 ana on 02.27.13 at 3:38 am

Diyana:” what we know of them” (because they did the effort to tell us/ to show to us / to rub on our faces in every available way) is enough to make everything they touch distasteful , tacky, plain and vulgar.

#11 Diyana on 02.27.13 at 9:09 am

Ana , I suppose you’re right. I don’t really know them, so from the pictures , I just see a couple of “exhibitionistes”
I imagine them “complices” and they are the same. I can say they found each other, My friend is going to see him performing tonight in Brussels.
I don’t think I will pay a penny for him.

#12 Ellington on 02.27.13 at 10:29 am

@ana, YES I do adore Laurie Anderson!
I was introduced to her music and talent when I was in first year university by one of my professors!
I love her she is wonderfully witty and whimsical. : )

#13 Appollonia on 02.27.13 at 11:40 am

I don’t mind Kpriss post her critical view on this couple. I would never ask her to stop to post this kind of things. There’s a lot in this world I find despicable, disgusting etc. Also in fashion. And sometimes what I see here. Luckily this blog has a critical writer. I believe strongly in the freedom of speech. I want to know what’s going in this world. We do not know what´s really going on. In case you have the illusion…..

I don’t watch these sh*tty tv programmes that are mentioned. They seem to be extremely popular so I assume there’s a need alas. As there is for p*rn etc. That´s how the world rolls. It ain´t nothing new.

Like Dyana I know someone who is going to see Kanye, In this case tomorrow in Amsterdam. She and her friends loves his music. So I wished her a great night. Each to their own……
As for this cover? It´s not for me. It was not meant for me in the first place…..

#14 Elkissa on 03.03.13 at 7:41 pm

I would hate to watch a boring blog, so thank you Kpriss for bringing on the entertainment :) Mind you, I am not a fan of this couple, but it’s kinda an interesting idea for the cover pic lol and trust me, I am quite a conservative woman! Here’s to freedom of speech and expression! It is up to us what we chose to watch and pay attention to.

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