#KimOhNo: Kim Kardashian West renames Kimono brand amid outcry

Reality TV star had drawn widespread criticism from critics accusing her of disrespecting Japanese culture Kim Kardashian West has confirmed she is renaming her new Kimono line of shapewear after widespread criticism over the brands name. Kardashian West, 38, drew accusations of cultural appropriation after she detailed plans for the brand last week. Critics said the name kimono disrespected Japanese culture and disregarded the significance behind the traditional outfit. On Monday Kardashian West announced on Twitter she was changing the name. She she would be in touch soon with a new brand name but did not say what that would be. She wrote: My brands and products are built with inclusivity and diversity at their core and after careful thought …

Trying to keep up with the Kardashians is returning women to the Victorian era | Marie Le Conte

Todays socialites promote an ideal of beauty that belongs to another time, says French journalist Marie Le Conte Kim Kardashian West is perched on a chair. Shes not quite sitting; instead, shes pushing her hands into the armrests then leaning against the cushion. Her figure is grotesque: above her generous hips rests an already small waist, tightened beyond belief thanks to a The video the quote is from was posted on 7 May, and has been watched more than 21m times since then. Perhaps she was right not to sit; a few weeks later, actor Elle Fanning attended a dinner at Cannes posted a picture of her nails on Instagram. They were tie-dye, presumably acrylics, and absurdly long. How long …

Kim Kardashians budding law career takes celebrity hubris to a whole new level | Hadley Freeman

A-listers have a habit of thinking they are gifted at everything and not always to other peoples benefit I recently met a well-known actor at a party, and we talked, as one often does with successful actors, about his work. Eventually he asked me what I did, so I told him. Journalist, eh? Ive always thought Id be rather good at that, he replied. And maybe he would be because, lets be honest, the kind of journalism I do is not brain surgery. But even if it were, he probably would have made a similar response: Brain surgeon, huh? I fancy Id be a dab hand at that. I have great admiration for people who make sharp left turns in …