Pop Project Explains: Met Gala 2019 Fashion

On Monday, May 6, the 71st annual Met Gala was a thing again. If you don’t know what that is then you need to get with the times. The Met Gala is a fundraising event for Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It also marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. This is the event that all the celebrities wear their best costumes. Because of this, I decided to put on my fashion blogger hat and chat about some of the costumes and my thoughts. This years theme was camp. So naturally, only gay men and women knew what the hell that means.

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What the hell is camp?

Don’t feel bad if you don’t have any idea what camp is. You will soon find out that some people didn’t even know what it meant. Or they just don’t care. So here’s the wikipedia definition of Camp

Camp is an aesthetic style and sensibility that regards something as appealing because of its bad taste and ironic value. Camp aesthetics disrupt many of modernism’s notions of what art is and what can be classified as high art by inverting aesthetic attributes such as beauty, value, and taste through an invitation of a different kind of apprehension and consumption.

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So now that we got that out of the way, let’s get into some of these fashions.

Nick and Priyanka Jonas

Oh, Where do I begin with this. I think it might be best to start off with this: Nick Jonas has proven that not everyone can look super hot all of the time. While I can appreciate their take on glitter, I don’t know what this is suppose to be. Priyanka looks like a glittery alien queen while Nick looks like a 1970s gay porn star with tendencies to like little children and lure them with candy into his van/cult. Please, Nick, for the love of Jonas, don’t ever get a mustache like that. The world and I thank you in advance.

Nick was wearing a white suit with Dior Men with glittery gray shoes that look like it was made from her dress. Apparently Dior Men’s suit are for cult leaders. Priyanka looks like she killed some poor creature that invaded her home planet and had it weaved into Dior Haute Couture. Sadly, this wasn’t the weirdest outfit from the night.

Katy Perry

Someone call Disney! One of the dancing chandeliers from “Beauty and the Beast” on Broadway escaped storage and ended up at the Met Gala. Oh, sorry that is just Katy Perry. Now I don’t know why someone would want to wear something that looks as uncomfortable as it probably feels. Especially with how many battery packs was needed to keep everything lit. But don’t worry, she didn’t this all night.

Katy Perry then decided to dress up as a hamburger. Yep, she went from a chandelier to a hamburger. From the lighting of a fancy dinner to something you can get from something off the dollar menu. While I appreciate their bold fashion choices, I really don’t understand them. I get fashion isn’t suppose to be comfortable but there’s no fashionable reason for anything she is wearing.

Katy’s hamburger outfit was made by McDonald’s. I hear that she wanted Wendy’s to make her outfit but they don’t make fake burgers.

Kim Kardashian and Kayne West

Only Kim Kardashian West would make looking almost completely naked a look for Met Gala. Kim told one of the media that she wanted to look like she was wearing a wet t-shirt. Unless you’re wearing a stripper’s shirts, I would like to know what shirt is that transparent to where it matches your skin color so well. It looks more like floppy skin than it is a wet t-shirt. She also looks like a sci-fi movie villain. A villain that is looking to steal peoples youth as she clings onto relevancy. She also kind of looks like a condom.

Kayne West is dressed like he is picked up his outfit off of the rack of Walmart. Apparently, Yeezey’s jacket was $40. Pretty much, Kayne is all of us if we couldn’t spend countless thousands of dollar on a fancy outlandish outfit. Kayne also looks like he’s going to murder someone and he’s carrying around the body, Kim, as a memento in the back of his van.

Celine Dion

Oh, Celine Dion. She’s the only person that can pull off looking like a peacock. I feel bad for the people that was sitting behind her. The tea of the entire outfit that Celine didn’t know what camp was. She thought they were talking about camping. I know have visions of Celine coming to the Met Gala as a tent or a boy scout. They would have probably been even better than looking like an extremely gay peacock trying to blind their lover with their sparkles.

The fact that Celine Dion has no idea what camp is makes everything seem even better. I can just picture her reactions to everything. The awe and the amazement to the world around her. Just a new born gay sparkly peacock just sitting there in amazement of a huge ass hamburger or a man holding onto his own head.

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

It appears the Grim Reaper took a day off to take some of the celebrities careers at the Met Gala. Oh, I’m sorry that just Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. Now I’m poking fun at the fact they look like death. But rather they decided to make their own theme where they are just wearing black leather dresses. One is wearing yellow. I’m honestly not sure which one is which at this point. But it’s very obvious that they might have a thing for leather. They do dress alike so maybe the camp is the fact they are dressed alike. I honestly don’t know. I just hope they didn’t take anyone’s careers. If they did, my money is on Kimye. It would cause the least amount of waves.

In my research in trying to figure who is who, I noticed a trend of them of wearing darker tones to the past Met Galas. Are they trying to hide something or just try to be dark and brooding? One tends to lighten it up a little but it’s still dark. I’m starting to wonder if they are vampires.

There was too many fashions to go over that occurred. Like Jared Leto holding his own head, Zendaya turning into Cinderella, or whatever the hell Cardi B was wearing. I highly recommend googling the outfits. It’s a joy. The same joy you got by reading this piece

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Presidential Who’s who

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It’s Election time! This year we will pick a brand new president because four years is enough of just one. And in order to help you, I thought I would break down each possible candidates and talk about the things that really matter and that’s not the issues.

Donald Trump- Yes, this is really happening if you didn’t know already. Voting for Donald Trump is voting for someone who openly supports bad hairstyles/hairdos Why would you let someone like that run the country? America has slightly high standard and other countries expect us to have the best hairstyles. Why in the world should we elect someone that supports sporting a comb over that isn’t fooling anyone? Besides, you can’t trust his hair because I heard it was full of secrets.

Hilary Clinton- She wears pants suits…no one should ever wear pantsuits unless they are named Leslie Knope. No one but her should be allowed to wear a pantsuit. They aren’t any sort of fashionable. Sure, they look official and fancy but they aren’t any that walk down the runway at any of the fashion shows. We need to be part of the high fashion and so should our leader.

Paris Hilton- She’s one of the many sleeper candidates that many people haven’t heard about. I’ve actually talked about her before. “Make America Hot Again” is her slogan and she’s here to turn the White House Pink. The only thing going against her is that she doesn’t know one of America’s top store-Walmart. Everyone knows Walmart and it’s a big part of America’s economy because it helped create jobs. Job creation is also an issue that her campaign has tackled but we aren’t here to talk about the issues.

Kim Kardashian and Kayne West- We might as well just give it to them to begin with because they are already leaders in the country. They are leaders in our media and are big deals. They know how to handle the public and both have wonderful PR teams that will help America’s relationship with other countries. The only problem with them is that the White House won’t be able to fit their egos.

Leslie Knope- She’s the best person out of the candidates. She’s been in government all of her life and did some big projects in her hometown of Pawnee, Indiana. She can pull out anything and she has a crack pot team with her! She’s just too much sometimes and I feel like that will hurt and help her.

That is my breakdown of the presidential candidates. I hope this will help you get to know your candidates better.

Have an opinion on one of the presidential candidates? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @Steven_Kaufman.

5 Fingaz Friday: The VMAs

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Remember the days when you were totally stoked for MTV’s Video Music Awards to come on because they were pretty much the coolest award show of the fall? Those were the days…sigh. But over the last couple of years, it has become what I will the “Very Many Asses.” I mean this in both the body part that you sit on, as well as the word of endearment towards a stupid person. From Miley Cyrus’ twerking on a Beetlejuice lookalike to Kanye West telling Taylor Swift that she pretty much sucked compared to Beyoncé (Bailey says that this is true)….. it’s just full of asses. Frankly, the show has gone down hill in quality since the days of the epic Britney Spears and NSYNC mashup.

It has lost its spark. It’s something while everyone wants to watch but it’s more so for its trashiness and not for the quality.     It became less about the videos and the performances that happened and who won Moonmen at the event and more about the shock factor. Does anyone really remember who won the Video of the Year award at last year’s VMAs? Probably not. But they definitely remember Miley performing “We Can’t Stop” and the raunchiness of her performance was. Then the only thing we really remember about the 2009 Video Music Awards was the Kanye West incident. When you think of the 1999 and 2000 VMAs, it’s more about the performances and the pageantry of it.

Pretty much, the VMAs have gone down hill and are just 2 hours shambles of what was once a highly regard of award show for teens and anyone in the 20s. Now here are some classic performances to love and miss:

 

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Ray-J…well, he hit it first

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So by now, you’ve must have heard the fact that Ray J,Kim Kardashian’s ex and the little bro of Brandy, recently did a song about her called “I hit it first” (wonderful title right? I heard Chris Brown thought of it but gave to him) and the single cover is a pixelated photo of the Kardashian in a bikini (Ray J, you are one classy and clever fellow).  While the Kim/Kanye camp haven’t commented on this, aka Kris Jenner hasn’t sent out the Kardashian Mafia, it’s gotta some major publicity. It’s been like a week since the single has dropped and while we here at the Pop Project refuse to review it because we felt dirty like Xtina, we will comment on it. So here is the first ever Pop Project Dissection of Ray J’s newest single “I hit it first”.

So let’s start with the song title and cover because it’s going to be the most fun! So as I stated before, the title is “I hit it first”. The title of this song is basically Ray J stating to the world that “he had sex with Kim”. I pretty sure that the world knows about the fact that Ray J had sex with Kim because of the sex tape that they did because that tape is the main reason we see Kim and her family on our television screens each and everyday. So there is no need, or want for us, to be reminded that he had sex with Kim first because we thank him every time we see her (by thank, I mean want to harm). And let’s be real people, Kim probably wasn’t even a virgin when she and Ray J had sex because she lived through the 90s and everyone know the only thing virginal about the 90s was “Full House” and that was only on for half of it. So Ray J, you in fact didn’t “hit it” first but rather probably second. Anyways, this is what the cover of the single is and the un-pixelated photo:

I don’t know who in the hell Ray J was trying to fool with this cover but it didn’t work (especially in this day and age). You might as well have just posted the DVD cover of the sex tape because that would have worked better than this pixelated cover because it’s so hard to unpixelate something. You are just asking for trouble when you do this, especially with the Kardashians! They will cut a bitch and not think twice about it. So yeah, so far Ray J, you just look like an asshole and Kim looks like the victim and We,the people, feel bad for her (there’s a first time for everything).

Now, it’s time to go over the lyrics because there isn’t a song without lyrics. Sadly, at the time of this post-there wasn’t any lyrics posted 🙁 So instead, here is the song. Listen to it. I’m sorry for wasting your time with this song:

Now that you listened to it….yeah, it’s pretty obvious that Ray J is still not over Kim. This song is basically him telling his “bros” about his accomplishments (Dude, they probably already know. The sex tape has been out for years)

According this site, Ray J said that it wasn’t about Kimmie K. he stated:

”It’s a song, it’s not about that. They just gotta keep it on the surface. I’m not trying to create no war, it’s all love; we’re doing music.”

Hmmm well Ray J, if it wasn’t about Kim Kardashian then you shouldn’t have put her on your single cover pixelated, made a line in the song that says “She might move on to rappers and ballplayers/But we all know I hit it first” and then sang “If you were to come back to me, girl/We’ll make another movie”. That to me sounds like all stuff Kim Kardashian has done unless she has a cloned.

So yeah, That’s pretty much it. Ray J’s song makes him look like a scumbag and we all feel bad for a Kardashian. The world will be ending.

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