Friday, 21 March 2014

Kimye made Vogue: look who's laughing now

Kim and Kanye's American Vogue cover. Image source:

Kim Kardashian has finally achieved her dream of becoming a US Vogue cover girl as her joint cover with her soon to be hubby, Kanye West on the April edition has been revealed to the world. And it's rather spectacular. 

One gets the feeling that this is allowing us an exclusive preview of the kind of wedding dress Kim may end up wearing for her upcoming wedding as she models a strapless meringue style dress on the front cover with Kanye nuzzling into her neck behind her.

This cover is not without controversy. For months, reports have suggested that Kanye was on a campaign to get his Mrs on Vogue and has spent the last year or so twisting US Vogue editor, Anna Wintour's arm. Well apparently her arm didn't need to be twisted, she could already forsee the great cover that America's biggest stars would make as an extract from her editor's letter reveals that Kanye never begged because she already saw the potential in the couple as cover stars.

There are many who are shocked at this cover, my Twitter timeline tells me this. But as a trainee magazine journalist I can see the logic in the decision to put Kimye on the cover, they're two Americans who have individually worked hard for their success and have battled through the media storms they've faced and come out the other side. 

Putting them on the cover is a smart business move for Wintour, she knows exactly what she's doing. This cover will get talked about, whether it's in a good or a bad way and that's all a magazine editor can hope for, that their cover generates a buzz.

Yes, there will be some that stick up their noses at this cover but I don't see what's wrong with it. It's refreshing to have a curvy, reality star on the front cover rather than the same old lanky 'model-actress'. Every now and then magazine covers need a bit of diversity and this is exactly what this cover is, different.

This is such a dream come true!!! Thank you for this cover! O M GGGGGG!!! I can't even…

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Has TOWIE lost its mojo?

TOWIE cast double dating (from left to right): Ricky Rayment, Jess Wright, newcomer Danielle Armstrong and James Locke. Image source:

The Only Way Is Essex is back and only a couple of episodes into the new series and rumours of cheating are floating in the Essex air. Did or didn't James Locke cheat on girlfriend and TOWIE newcomer Danielle Armstrong?

Anyway, regardless of this mini scandal I can't help but think that familiar themes are dominating this series of TOWIE. Girlfriend gets tweets that her boyfriend has allegedly cheated, boyfriend denies it, girlfriend doesn't believe it. This is not an original storyline is it? Haven't we seen this before?

Oh yeah, Ricky Rayment cheats on Jess Wright and then gets tweets relating to this. Yep, I think we have seen this before. The show is starting to make it look like cheating is rife in Essex or to be more specific, Brentwood which I have to say, is unfair for the people from Brentwood who have never betrayed their partner.

This storyline is beginning to dominate the new series which will become rather tiresome. I would rather know now whether James Locke cheated than wait until Sunday's episode. In fact, this story is dominating to the point where I can't recall what else is going on in TOWIE.

Yes good old Bobby Norris has decided to go through with his adoption plans, but why can't we see more footage about this? This is more of an interesting and original story than cheating. Bobby making the brave decision to adopt and become a single parent is an intriguing new development and should be followed.

Samantha Faiers has just been diagnosed with Crohn's disease. If the producers focused on this in the coming episodes then the show would help to raise awareness for a disease we hear little about. By talking about Crohn's in detail, Sam will be able to bring comfort to those suffering from the disease that they are not alone.

TOWIE better pick up and drop its repeated cheating scandals or I may tune out. Let's hope that other storylines get a decent amount of coverage in the coming weeks.

What do you think? Are you sick of cheating scandals dominating TOWIE's storylines?