Though he was still very involved in his previous relationship (and nasty divorce), towards the beginning of 2022, Kanye “Ye” West made headlines for an unexpected new romance. That’s when Julia Fox, who some already remembered from Uncut Gems, made headlines like never before.
As soon as it became clear the two were dating, Fox saw an opportunity to shine in the spotlight and decided to recount their first week together in an article published in Interview on 6 January. In it, the actress wrote, “Everything with us has been so organic. I don’t know where things are headed but if this is any indication of the future I’m loving the ride.”
Though the two have now split, Ye did with Fox what he does best in all his relationships—he transformed her entire wardrobe, told her how to wear it and even had a say in her makeup looks. Without going into the details of how problematic this type of behaviour is, we have to admit that the rapper has a gift for turning the women he dates into modern icons.
For the actress, reaching this title relied mostly on two elements: looks that almost always exposed her toned stomach married with the now-infamous, dramatic, and messy black liner-turned-smokey eye. Debuting it during Paris Fashion Week, where Fox attended alongside West, the fashion muse revealed in an Instagram Story that her then-boyfriend was her “fav makeup artist” and the creative genius behind her signature eye look.
Even after their breakup, Fox continued to wear the makeup style to fashion events and red carpets and showed the world she could rock it without Ye by her side. She went as far as to share a tutorial on Instagram for the ‘Fox eye’.
However, just as the look was truly about to take off for this year’s summer—it’s already messy so a bit of sweat-induced smudge won’t change much—Fox went and debuted a brand new dramatic beauty look on her Instagram Story. And from what we saw online, it seems that the actress took a leaf out of Kendall Jenner’s book.
Internet users noted how Fox went from one extreme to another with her new bold bleached eyebrows look. We’re kind of into it and believe that there’s nothing this celebrity does that can’t be defined as ‘bold’. That’s just who she is.
Earlier this year, fashion mogul Kim Kardashian admitted that she felt a “zing” when she kissed now-boyfriend Pete Davidson for the first time on Saturday Night Live in October 2021. “When we kissed, I was just like ‘Mmm!’ It was a stage kiss, but it was still a little zing,” Kim said on an episode of Dear Media’s Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast with Amanda Hirsch. “It wasn’t anything like a super crazy feeling I was just like, ‘Hmm,’ and then I was like, ‘Wow, I really haven’t kissed anyone else in ten years, so maybe I’m just like being stupid and it’s nothing, it’s just a stage kiss’.”
Fast forward to May 2022, the SKIMS founder is gradually giving fans more insight into her blossoming relationship with the 28-year-old comedian—as she continues to upload several videos of them cosying up in public. In a recent clip, however, fans were quick to call Kardashian out for her “vanity and narcissism.”
Uploaded to her Instagram Story on Sunday 29 May, Kardashian was seen indulging in some old-fashioned PDA (considering the deranged bar set by vampire couple Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly) with Davidson, as he leaned to kiss the mogul’s pouting lips. A second black-and-white video saw them stick their tongues out and a third featured Davidson beaming as he nuzzled into a giggling Kardashian.
While fans lapped up the PDA content they were bestowed with, they couldn’t help but point out how Kardashian was staring at herself in her phone’s screen while Davidson showered her with affection:
“It’s so gross how she can’t even look at him, she’s so focused on flirting with herself,” a fan commented under a Reddit post on r/KUWTK. “Why is she making such intense eye contact with us?? Girl, focus on your man,” a second added. “She was too focused on the camera to kiss him back. Yikes,” a third went on to note, while another wrote: “POV: my man’s dumping me but there’s a mirror behind him.” Some fans felt like the “intense eye contact” was also inviting them, as the audience, into the kiss. “Yeah I had to look away. Like, I didn’t ask to be part of this kiss, stop making eye contact with me 👀,” a user admitted.
Meanwhile, others highlighted how Kardashian has a history of “vanity and narcissism” when it comes to looking away from the cameras. During a 2014 interview with the Kyle & Jackie O Show, Australian television presenter Dr. Chris Brown spoke about interviewing the reality TV star on his talk show The Project back in 2012.
“Let me tell you about Kim Kardashian. She is a very, very special human being. I know this because we actually interviewed her on The Project. We had her on the desk and we interviewed her,” Dr. Brown said. “And we’re about one or two questions in and all of a sudden I can see there’s a commotion amongst the floor managers. They’re sort of running around and moving things around. I thought, ‘I wonder what’s going on there?’.”
When the host asked the crew members what had happened after the interview, they said, “I can’t believe you didn’t notice, but for the first half of the interview her eyeline was down and to the right.” Although Dr. Brown had noted this while they were on air, he believed the fashion mogul was just nervous at the time.
“No, no, no. We had to move all the monitors and turn them around because all she was doing was looking at herself the entire interview,” the crew then went on to comment. “And after they [the production crew] did that [move several monitors] she actually looked at us for a change,” Dr. Brown added.
On Reddit, fans also accused Kardashian of competing with newlywed handsy couple Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker in terms of performative PDA—or rather ‘Pete-D-A’. “After this whole Kravis wedding… I can sense the ‘I’m gonna do it (the PDA) better than you’ to Kourtney,” one wrote. Another added: “I’m telling you the overexposure of everything she does will be her downfall. The past videos of Ariana and Pete’s PDA were actually genuine and more lovey dovey.”
On the other hand, a faction of fans also pointed out how they would probably do the same if they were in Kardashian’s shoes. “I would stare at myself like that too if I looked like how she did,” a user commented. “I do this during Zoom meetings, tryna make sure my double chin doesn’t make an appearance,” another jokingly continued.
As some users further compared Kardashian to Patrick Bateman when it comes to “constantly staring into the camera as she’s making love to herself,” it should be noted that the man standing next to her in the video now has platinum blonde hair. Yes, Davidson seems to have bleached his own natural brunette hair for a blond hue to match his girlfriend. They can’t help but copy each other now, can they?