Sure, we might not write in-depth cultural critiques of everything that makes a splash on pop culture’s radar every week, but that doesn’t mean we’re not talking about it around the Vv Magazine office watercooler. That’s why, every Friday, Vv Magazine’s editors roundup the stuff we loved, hated, debated, and obsessed over during the week that was with #WeeklyObsessions. We’re not ashamed to admit that we do more than just keep up with the Kardashians — we have office polls on what everyone from Bruce Jenner and Kate Middleton to Marc Jacobs and Justin Trudeau will do next…
Ricks Owens Does Full-Frontal Male Nudity at his Paris Fashion Week Show
Vv Verdict: Naked is the new wearing clothes.
Dick Owens, or the designer formerly known as Rick Owens, dropped jaws and drawers at his Paris A/W 2015 show this week. Apparently the idea that sex sells is being more actively applied to men and we are totally okay with it. Check out “10 Craziest Fashion News Stories of 2015 (Thus Far)” for more of the most “nutty” (yes, that was a testicle joke) style stories that have been buzzing recently.
Funny Or Die Weather App
Vv Verdict: It’s -20 outside, but with a windchill factor of FUNNY.
How do you survive the polar vortex when even tanning beds seem a little out of your spring break price range? With the Funny Or Die Weather App, of course! The only way to have a sense of humour when it’s literally deadly outside is with a daily joke like: “The ancient Greeks believed each wind had a name and personality, but c’mon, man.”
Saturday Night Live’s Brooklyn Gentrification Digital Short
Vv Verdict: It’s SNL at its very best. Well done.
Sure, everyone was talking about SNL’s spoof of Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein campaign, but the sketch that had all of us at Vv Magazine talking? A digital short about the gentrification of Brooklyn like we’ve never seen before. “You’re acting like someone put gluten in your muffin” is the new “Don’t get your knickers in a knot.”
Butt Plug Fashion in Paris
Vv Verdict: 2015 is apparently also the year of the butt
Last week, our resident straight male sex and relationship columnist, Ask Dating Guy, told you all about the mainstream popularity of anal sex and a*s play in his debut article, Ask Dating Guy: Are Straight People Having More Anal Sex? His fascinating retrospective on the bedroom sport and its current rise to prominence was even ahead of the curve, at least in terms of the fashion industry. This week, Belgian designer Walter Van Beirendonck sent sexy male models down the runway sporting butt plug-esque accessories during his fall 2015 show in Paris.
12 Monkeys on Syfy
Vv Verdict: You can never be too prepared for the apocalypse
We’re always prepared for the inevitable apocalypse, and just because futuristic fashion is so on trend. Syfy’s new TV adaptation of Terry Gilliam’s beloved film might not have Brad Pitt, but it’s already made Friday nights in the frigid winter of 2015 bearable.
Still Trending: How to Fall In Love In 36 Questions
Vv Verdict: Falling out of love is totally under-rated.
Maybe it’s because Valentine’s Day is around the corner, or perhaps it’s because it’s so effing cold outside we all want someone to share the bed with, but everyone was still talking about The New York Times’ Modern Love article, which details how anyone can apparently fall in love in 36 questions. That’s great and all, but what happens after you’ve fallen in love and are wondering if you’re still under the spell of your significant other? Fortunately, it only take three questions to find out if you’re still in love, according to us: Ask Dating Guy: What Are The Signs I’ve Fallen Out of Love?
Kim Kardashian’s fur-kini
Vv Verdict: Is the merkin having a comeback?
Sure, Kendall Jenner might be the darling of the high fashion world, but Kim Kardashian’s still the Kween of Instagram. Not only did she show off a preview of the cover of her upcoming coffee table book, Selfie, this week, she gave us a glimpse on Insta of the fur-kini her musician-fashion designer hubbie designed for her. We’re pretty sure it won’t ward off frostbite in the polar vortex, but it definitely got us to thinking about… BOOBS!!! BIKINIS!!! Seriously, what else is Kim Kardashian going to make you think about?
Vv Verdict: Is it February yet?
We’ve done detoxes (Four Seasons Toronto Offers Detox Box Wellness Experience), started snacking better (The Healthy Snacks You Can Enjoy Guilt-Free), and have even been channeling the positive energy of Celebs Who Don’t Drink. We’re over it.
How do you feel about Kim Kardashian’s fur-kini? Would you wear a butt plug on your blazer? Let’s talk about it! Join Vv Magazine editors at the virtual #WeeklyObsessions watercooler by leaving your thoughts in the comments below or by sending us a tweet about “#WeeklyObsessions: Kim K’s Fur-kinis, Butt Plug Fashion + More!” on Twitter.
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