Kimmy’s strict diet has seemed to put Kanye over the edge. To cope with his intense, delicious food withdrawals (hey, we’ve all been there) he has vented his fast food frustrations in a poem dedicated to our all-time fave restaurant with the golden arches, McDonald's.
The ode was featured in Frank Ocean's free magazine which was handed out to celebrate the drop of his much anticipated album. It includes interviews, exclusive photography and contributions from Ocean’s musical pals.
Check out Kanye’s very emotional rhyme below.
"McDonalds Man McDonalds Man The french fries had a plan The french fries had a plan The salad bar and the ketchup made a band Cus the french fries had a plan The french fries had a plan McDonalds Man McDonalds I know them french fries have a plan I know them french fries have a plan The cheeseburger and the shakes formed a band To overthrow the french fries plan I always knew them french fries was evil man Smelling all good and shit I don't trust no food that smells that good man I don't trust it I just can't McDonalds Man McDonalds Man McDonalds, damn Them french fries look good tho I knew the Diet Coke was jealous of the fries I knew the McNuggets was jealous of the fries Even the McRib was jealous of the fries I could see it through his artificial meat eyes And he only be there some of the time Everybody was jealous of them french fries Except for that one special guy That smooth apple pie"
We can’t help but wonder the state Kayne was in when he penned this questionable masterpiece. We can’t deny how incredible a medium cheeseburger meal is after a big night out.
Or perhaps it has a deeper meaning. Is Kanye the fries, society the McNuggets and Kim the apple pie? We may never know.
What we do know is that being hangry can make the best of us a little crazy. Although we’re not too sure if Kanye needed much help in that department...
The Kardashians can't get enough of Melbourne label, Lil' Mr
Every designer's dream is to have their clothes worn by the world's most famous faces. There's no denying that when a celebrity wears a brand there is a certain impact and amount of success that it will have on the label.
But more times than not, designers gift or pay celebrities to wear certain pieces from their collections to boost their exposure and sales. But not Melbourne streetwear label, Lil' Mr. Their business has grown organically and grabbed the attention of Kourney and Kim Kardashian.
We sat down with the dynamic duo Kylie Lee and Xenia Buman to talk about their rapid success, what it takes to get noticed internationally and how they felt when they saw little Mason sporting their designs for the first time.
Can you tell us about the moment you decided to turn Lil' Mr into a business?
KL: Xenia and I have always had a passion for fashion. We met when we both worked for the same modelling agency, Xenia was the photographer and I was MUA and Stylist, and we bonded over our love of clothes! When we both had kids we found that there was a real lack of choice (for both girls and boys) in funky comfortable streetwear, so we decided to make it ourselves... And so began Lil' Mr.
You guys are Melbourne based and only launched in 2015. Can you believe the brands level of success in such a short period of time?
KL: We are still in total shock. When we started the brand just over a year ago our goals were very small. We mainly did it for ourselves and our kids... Something that we had spoken about for years and wanted to tick off our bucket list! We never in a million years expected the brand to be received the way it has been.
What was it like to receive your first order from Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick?
KL: To be honest I thought that it was some sort of scam. We sent along the clothing that was ordered, but I truly did not believe it was from Kourtney until I saw Mason wearing it!
You must have been so excited to see their son Mason sport your designs?
KL: The first time we saw Mason rocking our threads was on Kourtney's Instagram page. It was about 6 months after we had sent it, so we had almost forgotten about it! I called my business partner Xenia immediately and we fan girl squealed for a few minutes!
What do you think it takes to get your brand noticed, in-particular by some of the world's most-famous celebrities?
KL: Like the celebrities do, you need to have edgy, strong and confident designs and branding. Something that sets you apart from the rest. Celebrities love to stand out and start trends... Not follow them.
How would you describe your label's aesthetic in three words?
KL: Edgy. Funky. Comfortable.
Who would be your next dream client?
KL: We would love to see our threads on Pharrell’s son Rocket or Gwen Stefani 's boys.
What's does the future hold for Lil' Mr?
KL: We want to continue to innovate. We have some amazing designs in the works that we can't wait to release! There is also nothing more we love in this business than being sent pics of our beautiful customers from around the world wearing their Lil' Mr clothing. So we would love to increase our global reach by wholesale and see Lil' Mr rocked by kids across the globe and change the face of kids fashion lil' by lil'.
Kylie Lee and Xenia Buman exhibited their designs at this year’s Life Instyle, Australia’s most iconic design & retail event hosted in Melbourne on the 4-7 August.
How to eliminate the drama that comes with packing...
Work recently had me catching a last minute flight to Sydney for a three day conference. Usually I would be met with sheer panic as I try to mentally put outfits together. I relentlessly rummage through my closet in hopes that I have something to wear. This is followed by the excuses to go shopping because nothing seems to be working. But this time, I didn’t have time to shop; I only had time to pack.
Coco Chanel once said, “Less is more.” But when it comes to travelling this is something I’ve had difficulty coming to terms with. I’ve always envied the girls who don’t need to lug around an endless amount of stuff all while looking super composed.
If you’ve ever seen me at the airport – it’s not glamorous. I have zero chill because I’m carrying way too many things. I’m not a hoarder, neither am I very sentimental, but when it comes to travelling, a switch flicks and I have trouble departing with anything.
To my horror, I only had 23kgs of luggage booked and as I mentioned I had to cater for three days. Impossible I thought. But in fact, I actually checked my luggage in at 17kgs and had enough room to stuff in two pillows. #GOALS
I wanted to share a few tips and tricks with you that I’ve somehow mastered so you can eliminate the drama that comes with packing. I’ve learnt a few of these secrets from other avid travellers and fashion divas that like me, can always justify the need to carry 10 pairs of high-heels. (life is a runway, right?)
Attention ladies, please fasten your seatbelts, and ready, jet-set, go!
Roll don’t fold
Struggling to fit everything into your bag? No stress. Instead of folding your clothes, switch it up and tightly roll your garments. You’ll be surprised how much extra space this will create. It’s a miracle.
Shrink the essentials
Opt for travel size beauty products or transfer your faves into smaller sized containers. Put your shampoo and conditioner into mini bottles. Carry a tiny hairspray. Don’t bring your entire collection of eyeshadow palettes and no you don’t need three different shades of red lipstick. Live by the rule, ‘Calm down’.
All black everything
A black wardrobe is essential when travelling. Choose easy pieces that will allow you to mix and match without any fuss. A black dress will take you from day to night. A black jacket over a simple pencil skirt and blouse says office appropriate whilst having you ready for after-work drinks. Only bring a pair or two of high heels (preferably black or nude) and a pair of ballerina flats. You never know when your feet will be begging for a rest. Then turn the heat up by adding a few statement accessories to add personality and inject some serious style.
Handle your extra baggage
Eliminate unnecessary carry-on and pop your necessities in either a small roller bag or an oversized tote. My personal favourite is opting for a bright-coloured, oversized tote, and a clutch with a chunky, gold chain. The strap calls for play by day and will simply transform to an evening number by night. All you have to do is either detach or hide the strap. Ta-da.
Keep it real
If you simply can’t travel without 5 coats, 7 pairs of shoes and 25 makeup brushes – then send it via courier overnight. Sometimes a girl just needs her whole wardrobe and if budget allows, why not!
Put Undress Runways’ show in your recycled-paper diary!
Get ready for the next big thing in fashion! Undress Runways is bringing the future to Brisbane with their annual sustainable runway show on October 8, 2016. The only event of its kind, which is their sixth Brisbane installment, will be held in the Exhibition Building at the RNA Showgrounds.
Come and experience what promises to be an exciting evening of style. The work of twenty sustainable designers will be showcased amid virtual reality displays and drones, as well as this being the first Undress Runways show to be live streamed. You can expect to find sustainable pop-up shops and, for an insider fashion fix, exclusive Snapchat interviews with the designers!
Edda Hamar, Undress Runways Director, said of the futuristic show: “We are launching Undress Runways to the globe through the introduction of our live stream. We want to prove that sustainable fashion will create the most innovative and advanced product of our generation.”
Undress Runways believes in promoting waste-free design, recycling off-cuts and wearable technology as the way forward for fashion. Not only will there be daywear, but eveningwear, lingerie and swimwear collections which are all ethically produced. So get ready to feast your eyes on an array of fab on-trend pieces.
“Over the past few months, our audiences have been exposed to some really interesting content around our theme of ‘The Future of Fashion’, we look forward to creating an experience that gives people a taste of the future – diversity, respect, equality, smart textiles and sustainability on the runway” said the Hamar.
Join Undress Runways as they take the first steps internationally towards making sustainable fashion the new norm.
If you want to land your dream job then it all starts from the initial point of contact.
Whether you are applying for an internship or a full time position – first impressions leave quite the impact.
The Fashion Weekly team receives a large volume of portfolios on the daily. Sadly, many applications come through and are only given enough time for a quick glance. Why? Because we can tell very quickly who has and who hasn't put in the extra effort to stand out.
We’ve compiled a list of dos and don’ts from our experiences so you can stand out against the masses and impress your future employer.
Do personalise your cover letter
Simply put, the generic cover letter will be deleted. If you want to stand out, enquire ahead of time and address the letter to the appropriate contact. Research the company and include how the company can benefit from hiring you. A few praises never hurt either but don’t go over-board.
Don’t make any spelling mistakes
You’d be surprised how many cover letters and resumes we’ve received with grammatical errors. It doesn’t leave a good impression if an applicant can’t spend enough time to proofread their work before submission.
Do keep it professional
Make sure your voicemail is professional and somewhat enthusiastic. If you nail it and the company calls you to organise an interview, ensure your message bank is welcoming and represents you in a sophisticated manner. If you have one of those ‘leave a message and it will be sent as a text’ notification – change it. Try to keep the process of contacting you as seamless as possible. If an employer has to chase you, they’ll probably find another candidate.
Many job seekers are in it for themselves. Now, of course your position needs to make you happy but you need to show your potential employer that you are there for them. Show them why and how you can be a valuable asset. It’s not all about you; keep your feelings about personal gain under wraps.
Don’t apply for a job then leave the country
If an employer is interested in hiring, then they are probably looking to fill the position quickly. If you apply for the job and then head overseas and are impossible to contact - you can pretty much guarantee that they won’t be waiting around for you. Don’t blow your chances, wait until you get back and then send them your portfolio.
Happy job-hunting lovelies. Remember, a little extra effort goes a long way.
These incredible vegan Instagram’s will make you forget that old saying that it’s not a proper meal without meat.
Veganism has been making a major impact within the food industry and society for the past few years. Adapted by some of our fave celebs (including Queen Bey herself, Ellen Degeneress and Natalie Portman) the plant based lifestyle reaps plenty of health benefits and not to mention advocates for the welfare of animals and the environment.
Whether you’re after new recipes to liven up your already vegan diet or are just wanting to see what the fuss is about, here’s the vegan Instagram accounts that you need to follow now! (If anything just follow them for pretty food pics.)
As we mentioned, who else is in awe of Kimmy’s incredible figure?
Apparently she credits her toned physique to cutting out all forms of sugar and carbs, yet praises meat and dairy for her derriere (which she obvs is very proud of if you’ve witnessed the almost terrifying video of her twerking in a pool).
"I like sweets too much and also don't eat red meat or dairy so I'm saying hell no to this one,” wrote Khloe on Kiki's diet.
With those dreamy baby blue eyes and that perfect pout, it’s hard to forget the almost-too-beautiful-for-this-world face of the ‘Hot Felon’, aka Jeremy Meeks.
For those who need a gentle reminder, Meeks rose to internet fame in 2014 after his mugshot was shared on Facebook, which of course resulted in a complete social media meltdown (we mean just look at that face).
While the Hot Felon did have to serve 16 months behind bars due to felony of weapons, the dreamy crim has found himself an agent and manager and is now starting his modelling career. And what better way to mark his debut by becoming bffs with a Hadid.
Yep, Meeks shared a picture on his Instagram with Anwar, the younger brother of Gigi and Bella Hadid. While there was no caption attached to the image, we’re presuming that they are teaming up for a shoot. (Do they need any assistants? We volunteer to oil up their biceps... it’s an important job, ok!)
Beauty emergency? Put The Body Bar on speed dial and solve all of your beauty woes.
Left to right - Kristina Kljajic, Tara Shaw and Chloe Laing.
Can you relate that as women we’ve all been stuck in a hairy situation before? Let us paint the picture, you’re a busy girlboss who has been frantically meeting deadlines all week. Quickly, you realise that you haven’t had a chance to give your body the TLC that it deserves in time for tonight’s hot date - and you don’t have the time to rush into the City to visit a salon! It’s a dilemma, right?
Introducing The Body Bar, the Redlands’ answer to a deluxe beauty service that can help you look your best for those last minute or unexpected occasions. Nestled in the heart of Capalaba – the secret is out and we need to share this local suburban solution with you.
Owner, Tara Shaw and her leading team of therapists resemble a tight-knit family, welcoming each client through their doors to experience a quality service in a pleasant and relaxing environment. The Body Bar’s highly-skilled technicians are passionate about pampering you to ensure you’ll walk in and float out.
Feel like you need an excuse to relax your mind and body? Well, the salons clinically based, result-driven treatments will do exactly that. Whether you’re after a quick pick me up or have acne or pigmentation concerns, there is a targeted service available that will leave you feeling invigorated, irresistible and flawless.
As well as traditional beauty offerings, the clinic boasts an array of unique services that you didn’t know you needed - until now. These include ear candling which stimulates the immune system, DNA skin testing to discover which products are perfect for your regime and they also have laser free tattoo removal launching in September! So mark this in your calendars because come next month it's sure to be a popular service particularly because there's no-one else in the Bayside offering this treatment.
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