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Amber Makes Cheap Look Chic, Loves Yellow & Isn’t A Barbie…Got It?

In more non “Kanye is a douche news”, he actually did an OK job styling his girl, Amber Rose, for the October issue of Elle. Says The Cut/NY Mag:

Amber tells the magazine she has a 24-inch waist and 38-inch hips. She quite memorably showed off her curves at the fall 2009 Yves Saint Laurent show in Paris with Kanye, wearing a black catsuit she bought in her hometown of South Philly and spent “$10 at the most” on. She’s pretty sure it’s from — wait for it — Contempo Casuals. Amber says of working with Kanye:

“I’ll pick out something and he’ll be like ‘Babe, just … no.’ I’m more electric pink and bright yellow. And Kanye’s more like nude and bone. Like, bone is his favorite color. I’m like, whose favorite color is bone?”

She insists she isn’t Kanye’s “Barbie.” For example, Kanye wanted her to wear a gown to the 125th Anniversary Gala of the Met. Amber chose a white Alexander Wang wrap dress with a thigh-flashing slit.

“I didn’t want to wear a long gown,” Rose says. “So then we get to the Met and everybody has a long gown. I was like, great. I didn’t know what the Met was!”

Proving anyone really can be a designer, Elle reports she might launch a line of sunglasses.

Peep the images from the spread after the jump

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While im not mad at the looks that Kanye picked out, I would really hope that someone would present Amber in a light that doesn’t remind us of her stripper past, and I can’t help but think he coached these poses. These images remind me of growing up in DC and watching girls “take a picture” at parties, a la airbrushed-background. A booty shot is a booty shot…but Amber’s a pretty girl, with more recognition than most models, so let’s see something classy next time, no? It’s kinda hard to take you seriously when we see your ass more than your face. Word to Melyssa Ford.

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  • steels

    so true. the back-shots? argh…not helping. and not that this interview is a surprise at all – we know that whole “I style myself” crap was a farce – but jeez, somehow I’m looking at ambie the same way I’m looking at Lil Mama. Played yourself, love…sigh