Cover Girl: Miley Cyrus for Fashion Magazine

Posted on September 26, 2013

The Whihanna Montana PR juggernaut rolls along like a giant war machine, chewing up trees and small wildlife along the way; destroying entire villages. Run, kittens. Run for your lives.

 

Miley Cyrus covers the November 2013 issue of Fashion magazine in a dress by Kaufmannfranco paired with bra and brief by Dolce&Gabbana. Photographed by Chris Nicholls. Styled by Zeina Esmail.

Kaufmanfranco Fall 2013 Collection

Because what else are you going to do with that dress? This is apparently going to be her thing for now; just-barely dresses.

 

On her discerning taste in fashion: “I can go through so many clothes say ‘no, that’s not me’ right away. I’m so adamant and controlling and OCD about my work that I can scare some people—especially when it comes to clothes. I have a very specific style of my own and I think it is better to be stylish than trendy. I find vintage Celine or Chanel and mix it with athletic or vintage pieces makes a look modern and fresh. Vintage makes everything look punk.”

On the way MTV censored her VMA performance: “I was trying to slap Robin’s ass but no one saw it! Believe me! MTV edited so much. They cut almost everything I did. I’m proud of that performance. I feel like music is really stale right now. I could have guessed what a lot of artists would have done that night. The reaction to what I did has been insane. I think it was a breath of fresh air! For the people that don’t get it, you weren’t meant to.”

On critics and competition: “I feel like I’m in a different lane now. When it comes to critics, I have my blinders on and I don’t really feel like I have to compete with other pop artists. I never think, ‘oh this performance is going to make her look bad or out-shadow her’ either but if there is no competition, there would be no reason for any of us to show up to work. At an office, everyone is trying to be boss. Pop music is the same. What I wear adds a factor that other girls can’t compete with.”

 

They “edited” a live performance? That’s what you’re going with, honey?

 

 

[Photo Credit: Chris Nicholls for Fashion Magazine, style.com]

    • Emily Smith

      Girl is cray.

      • alyce1213

        Severe narcissistic personality disorder.

        • leahpapa

          Yep. The only way to make it stop is to stop looking. The beast feeds on eyeballs.

          • MK03

            I just couldn’t resist:

            “To stop those monsters 1-2-3
            Here’s a fresh new way that’s trouble-free
            It’s got Paul Anka’s guarantee!
            (Guarantee void in Tennessee)
            Just don’t look!
            Just don’t look!”

    • Danielle

      HER TONGUE IS IN HER MOUTH. I REPEAT, HER TONGUE IS IN HER MOUTH. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

      • MoHub

        Have you seen the Rolling Stone cover?

        • Danielle

          Unfortunately, yes.

        • Rand Ortega

          Just got mine in the mail. & immediately ripped the cover off.
          PS: There’s a great article re: Alfonso Cuaron & the making of his movie, “Gravity”. That’s the only reason I’m not throwing the magazine away.

          • marlie

            I. Can’t. Wait. to see that movie.

            As for Miley… Meh.

            • Rand Ortega

              Going to a screening tonight. Yay!

            • marlie

              Enjoy!!

      • Donna Tabor

        And thank GOD for small favors.

      • carlaaxtman

        But just barely. You know it’s right there on the edge of her teeth–begging to emerge like a snake.

        • RebeccaKW

          It’s probably the only shot they got without it peeking out.

      • Kate

        Unfortunately her finger is there too.

    • amanda d

      my first thought: “at least she’s wearing a bra”

      • mshesterp

        Considering the model, color me surprised. And underwear, too!

    • Sobaika

      Has there been anyone else so baselessly convinced of their own superiority?

      • NinjaCate

        Bless her heart.

        • MrsBug

          This is such a great response. Having lived in Tennessee for a while, I’m hearing it in all it’s Southern sarcastic glory.

      • NMMagpie

        Many. She’s simply the latest in that very long line.

        • http://myriameron.blogspot.com/ Heron

          Factual. And it seems to be working, fame-wise. So….

      • Rand Ortega

        All you have to do is check the music bargain bin at Target. The cavalcade of metaphoric tongue/twerk provocateurs is endless.

      • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

        Kanye? I’m sorry, Yeesus?

        • alyce1213

          Kanye is her new mentor. Latest news on the interwebz.

          • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

            He is one of many male, black artists she’s been name dropping lately. They are her “homies” (her word). I guess it’s her way of defending all that appropriation talk.

          • http://heartprintandstyle.com/ Vivi N

            Yeah. I read that somewhere. *le sigh* Also, Pharrell and Mike Will Made It. All of a sudden, they are her mentors and are on the Miley train. I truly hope that these guys are on the train to expand their fan base. I understand Mike Will trying to go that route. But ‘Ye and Pharrell are already talented, established artists with a worldwide fan base. What are they trying to get at here being her ‘mentor’?

            • Sobaika

              I think they recognize that Miley’s getting a lot of buzz right now (especially with the white youths) and they’re trying to get some there way.

              Or they’re all caught up in some hazy Hollywood bubble where you can’t tell talent from tacky.

            • alyce1213

              Both

            • Erica_Vuitton

              Is it so unbelievable that they may see talent in her? Otherwise, what would be their reasoning?

            • alyce1213

              Free ride on her publicity streak?

          • muzan-e

            Thank god. Maybe he can remind her that she knows how to be interesting, and that this ain’t that.

        • Sobaika

          But Kanye (and Rihanna and Madonna and Gaga and whoever else) has some degree of talent/star power and years to let the ego manifest.

          I literally have no idea where Hannah Montana came from with her faux-twerking and reptilian tongue.

          • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

            Kanye came onto the scene with a massive, ego, that he, in some opinions, was able to back with his work. But now he has a God complex and a famewhore baby mamma, so I think *his* opinion of his own superiority is rather inflated.

            • RebeccaKW

              Man, I just heard his rant about how he wants to design water bottles (what?) and get into architecture and how he’s mad that he sends designs in to fashion houses and they ignore him. Just because you are a talented rapper doesn’t qualify you to design a building or a pair of pants.

            • tereliz

              “I invented the leather sweatpant! I INVENTED IT!”

            • editrixie

              I have some friends who think he’s pretty much the best thing since…Yeesus, I guess, and they think he and Kim are the most amazing wonderful couple. These are smart, socially conscious, gifted women. I just…I do not get it.

          • SassieCassy

            gaga is really annoying to me bc she thinks her stuff is one some other level the way miley does, but i get your point

            remember when singers if they were game changing then you knew it, they didn’t have to tell you

            • BayTampaBay

              I fondly look back on the golden days of Cher and Madonna. They are as you stated “game changers from the get-go that didn’t have to tell you. YOU KNEW”

            • VeryNot

              Oh please. I remember Cher and Madonna getting this kind of flack back in the day (maybe not Miley-level flack, but certainly GaGa level). People always look back and let the fog of time blind them. Cher wore a see-through gown to the Oscars in an era in which you didn’t do such a thing, Madonna did a photography book about sex before every up-and-coming starlet had a sex tape. Back then, the pearl-clutchers and critics had a field day with those two, and said things like, “back in the 50’s and 60’s, singers didn’t have to take off their clothes to show you their talent!”

              And I’m not a huge fan of GaGa, but I appreciate her talent. She’s getting completely over-exposed (in all senses of the word!), but she is a supremely talented young lady. And I sort of get what she’s doing. But Miley is a hot mess of ego and insecurity with only a dash of talent. She’s completely floundering in this childish attempt at trying to distance herself from being a child star. I don’t like seeing her antics put on the same level as someone like GaGa, who has actual talent and a very calculated agenda for doing what she does.

            • demidaemon

              You should have seen an interview Cher gave on Miley. IT. WAS. AWESOME! A little bit sarcastic, a little bit mothering, a little bit snarky. Wondrous. Just wondrous.

        • AnaRoW

          In all fairness to Kanye, he is considered to be extremely talented. His current CD, for example, got rave reviews. His success has gone to his head over the years. I can’t figure out what was up with Miley. I’d thought it was just a desperate attempt to reinvent her image but I’m starting to think something’s broken in her head.

          • alyce1213

            Others’ opinions on Kanye notwithstanding (I, for one don’t think he’s all that great a rapper), he just affirmed that he is the #1 rock star on the planet. Ego much?

          • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

            I think she is just a product of her environment. I think when you are the child of a One Hit Wonder, are sold to Disney at a young age and live through what I suspect is years of various forms of abuse, then hook up with a PR team that is merciless, and you already have more money than sense, this is pretty much what you’re going to get.

        • H2olovngrl

          I hate him more than I could ever hate Miley. I would say irrationally so, but I think we all know it is completely rational and understandable.

      • CommentsByKatie

        This is exactly what I was trying to say. Well put.

      • Meredith

        Wait a second, ya, KANYE, don’t forget him. They’re like besties I just read somewhere. I honestly am SO confused by both of them. Is it drugs? I don’t get it.

    • charlotte

      “I could have guessed what a lot of artists would have done that night.” She considers herself an artist? Good heavens!

      • Imasewsure

        That’s one of my favorite pet peeves with our self-indulgent modern trained seals and clapping monkeys …. no longer actors, singers, dancers, etc. but “artists”… whatevs

      • RebeccaKW

        My guess is that they were going to sing and dance. She changed that up by doing neither.

        • sagecreek

          Bingo. I didn’t care so much about the ludicrous outfits, although the foam finger was unnecessary. What really struck me is that she cannot dance, or even move with any grace. Not after years of training, not after presumably doing nothing else for years, since I’m guessing she wasn’t trying to fit those lessons in around her freshman chem class. She can’t dance.

          • RebeccaKW

            Agreed. I couldn’t care less about her outfits. It’s 2013, it’s nothing new. And if she can’t dance, fine. Sit on a stool or stand there. But I wasn’t impressed by her voice, and then coupled with the “performance” and it just seems to be a desperate plea for fame. And now all these insufferable quotes about being so advanced in music and fashion. Reality check.

        • Slanted & Enchanted

          I actually burst out laughing at this comment. Thank you.

        • demidaemon

          I cannot love this comment more than anything. Unfortunately, I have only a single like to give.

      • Lucía Gavello

        Remember Bieber’s “DON’T BOO, I’M AN ARTIST!” tantrum? Apparently the term has no real meaning now.

      • Little_Olive

        Well, she certainly is seriously messed up when it comes to what she does: Defending her twerkfest she says “music” is very stale… last I checked, being able to write/play/sing something fresh is an ENTIRELY different thing to performing with your boobs out. There is quire fresh music being played by fully clothed artists, thank you very much.

    • HobbitGirl

      Oh, honey. “Shocking” is really not what you’re doing. And you’re not very good at what you’re doing. Bless your heart.

    • decormaven

      “Vintage makes everything look punk.” Oh, glory. She’s been handed the fashion Ten Commandments and now deigns to share them with the world. I’m going to go hide in my cave now until such pronouncements have ceased. As for the “fashion” displayed in the cover shot, totally expected.

      • alyce1213

        That one really got me, too.

      • MsKitty

        It’s like she’s speaking fashion word salad.

      • kolokOlchik

        oh come on, she pairs “vintage with … vintage” because “vintage makes everything look punk.” She’s stupid!

    • wonderdivaEtsy

      What a ninny.

    • Mary Carpenter

      “I have a very specific style of my own and I think it is better to be stylish than trendy.”
      Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah aaaah bwahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahaha!
      Oh I just peed my pants I’m laughing sooooo hard.

      • Nancer

        My mind flashed to the black pasties under the netting…. yeah, style. Right. :]

        • poggi

          Exactly, because classic black pasties will never go out of style.

          • Nancer

            She’s going to be such a style icon, I can just tell…. (eye roll)…

    • thecitysleeps

      I think she looks really good in the cover but she should just not talk.

      • Let it out

        Yeah, she looks good. Love the hair and makeup and the dress is flattering and actually not that revealing – she’s wearing the equivalent of a high-waisted bikini under it, no big deal. The talking goes without saying – or rather, if only it would!

    • shelbywoo

      If she stayed in pictures, I could almost believe her. But when she talks….all the negative things associated with being 20 flow out.

      • Imasewsure

        My dad always said that there was no being more wise than a sophomore in college (aka a 19-20 year old). Ah youth….

      • DTLAFamilies

        That’s the only reason I give her any slack at all. When I was 20 I acted like a goddamned fool. With luck she’ll age out of this, but unfortunately with the truckloads of money she’s raking in with this act, I doubt she will.

        • filmcricket

          I’ve been thinking about this and remembering what assholes the Beastie Boys were in their 20s. And then they grew up and made seriously awesome music and agitated for worthy social causes and generally rocked.

          Now, granted, they were the offspring of the NYC petit bourgeouis/intelligentsia, not a taste-free one-hit-wonder, and they also were not rebelling against the Disney machine. But their example does give me hope.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      Honestly, I’m more thrown by the comments. I mean, sweetie, what the HELL do you know about being in an office?

      • kimmeister

        Hey, she watched every season of The Office, which is exactly like real life, right?

    • lobsterlen

      When it comes to Miley we should all have blinders on.

    • Monzerrat Ontiveros

      Is she living on a cloud or what?

    • http://kingderella.tumblr.com/ kingderella

      whatever.
      and i mean that in both ways. i dont think anything shes saying or wearing or not wearing here is all that out of the ordinary.

    • StellaZafella

      To quote every gay man in the world with a brain: “Oh, girl…..no.”

    • CommentsByKatie

      I seriously like…I think I hate her. Maybe this is what people meant when they said a couple years ago that Lady Gaga was overexposed? I loved her so I didn’t really notice. But with Miley, I actually feel anger and frustration whenever I see her. She’s soooooo awful and yet so successful. It seems so fundamentally wrong that her stunt performance worked and now she’s in the spotlight. She shouldn’t be rewarded for that. This ridiculous behavior shouldn’t ‘work’ for her.

      I know I’m feeding the PR machine right now by even commenting on this post, I get it, but..Jesus. I hope this will be over soon.

      • CommentsByKatie

        And as a PS to my comment, I really hope that child stars find a new way to rebel other than wild sexualization. There’s nothing wrong with sexuality of course, but don’t they realize it’s expected cliche? It’s a joke. Miley makes it sounds like she’s an Inspired Trailblazer when she’s doing the same thing countless young teen stars have done. It’s the arrogance that really rubs.

        • RoseJB

          YES! I hate that so many turn to hypersexualization by default.

      • SylviaFowler

        At least Lady Gaga can sing and play and instrument. This girl has no talent for anything involving showbusiness.

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      You keep using this word ‘vintage’. I do not think it means what you think it means.
      And Miley, re your edited coughbullshitcough VMA performance, I got. I totally got it. But I needed a eye and brain bleach afterwards.

      • alyce1213

        It means only what she thinks it means, like “fresh air.”

        • MoHub

          Think Humpty Dumpty in Through the Looking-Glass.

      • decormaven

        But just think of all the things we didn’t see!!! Because MTV edited a live performance!! What a complete load of manure. If that pile of merde was “edited”, who knows what we missed? I frankly don’t give a damn.

        • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

          Completely unrelated: When I read, the letters can scramble themselves up. Not dyslexia, just speed reading + short attention span. Anyway, I love it when you comment because nine times out of ten, I see your name as “de cavemen” and it tickles me every time.

          • decormaven

            Glad to oblige!

      • StelledelMare

        Best Princess Bride deployment ever.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Yeah, that wasn’t exactly subtle or hard to grasp, was it? And it really was about the least sexy thing ever. It was just kind of awkward, like accidentally walking in on someone doing Risky Business dancing in her underwear. Except that person doesn’t usually pretend that it was anything other than goofing around while the radio blasts.

        • MsKitty

          You just made me think of that Joan Cusack line in Working Girl: “Just because I dance in my underwear it doesn’t make me Madonna.”

      • Violentcello

        I thought the exact same thing! Which vintage are you thinking of sugar, because ladies in the ’50s weren’t wearing mesh dresses and pasties.

        • tereliz

          To her, the 80s are vintage. :(

      • demidaemon

        I’m thinking full body bleach is necessary. I feel like it could transmit tackiness into the world, including our bodies. And I’ve, unfortunately, see it twice (plus clips all over the place).

    • Imasewsure

      What a delusional little A-hole (luckily she’ll grow out of it eventually). That dress is so weird too. Hopefully D & G will grow out of it too

    • Rand Ortega

      These quotes may be why she’s getting more flack than Bieber. Or perhaps his bile isn’t in magazines I frequent.

    • homespunner

      “I was trying to slap Robin’s ass but no one saw it! ..”

      Oh, that definitely would have made all the difference.

      • decormaven

        But if she had slapped him with a buggywhip, it would have been punk, because she would have interjected the vintage into the scene. TLo, hurry up and open the lounge. Strong whiskey is called to handle this truth.

        • CommentsByKatie

          LOL. Truth.

        • tereliz

          LOL, with a buggywhip, it could have been STEAMpunk. And THAT would have made all the difference.

          *eye roll* *belts back single malt* *shudders*

          • decormaven

            Salute! *tequila shot*

      • kimmeister

        I’m sure it was amazing artistry that none of the others girls could ever understand. LOUD NOISES!

    • MsKitty

      Pretentious little twit much?

    • MilaXX

      whatever. I’k be over here waiting for the next famewhore to take her place.

    • LaSylphide

      She actually thinks she’s stylish? On what planet, please?

      • sagecreek

        YOU JUST DON’T GET IT :)

        • LaSylphide

          GOOD! ;)

    • HVM

      Of course. Of course. Of course. Of course. Of course. So tired of her shtick. Urgh.

    • Inspector_Gidget

      Honestly, I don’t think people are scandalized as much as they are just over this shit. She thinks doing softcore porn on stage is “a breath of fresh air?” It’s older than pop music itself. And smacks of not having anything to say.

      • marlie

        And it seems worse to me that she feels the need to explain herself. Other stars who revolutionize pop music, or take it to a whole new level stylistically and creatively don’t need to EXPLAIN that they’re doing it.

    • alyce1213

      Reading her comments is bad enough, but I was recently subjected to her actual speaking voice in an interview. (I never watched that Hannah Montana show). Oh my.

    • Kristobel

      “I have a very specific style of my own…” That is to say, I am specifically ripping off Rihanna’s style. Poorly.

    • ashtangajunkie

      How can you be shocking when everything you do, wear, and say is already so expected? Shock me, shock me, shock with that deviant behaviour.

    • Kent Roby

      I’m confused; she’s on the cover of a magazine that says “FASHION” and “MATH”; I wouldn’t expect her to know anything about either subject.

      • Chaiaiai

        Oh Kent, darling, come down here and sit by me.

        • PastryGoddess

          I have a glass of wine if you need it. I also have gin if that’s needed too

          • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

            Are you already in the lounge? Save me a seat!

            • PastryGoddess

              Oh no. It’s just been one of those days where I felt bad drinking a Martini before 5pm so I had 2 glasses of wine instead.

              I’m pretty sure I’ll be in a coma by 9pm

    • Erica_Vuitton

      She wore two really nice dresses for Harper’s and you said it was not believable so she dresses more like herself and still so negative? She’s not naked when she could’ve been more exposed, there is no tongue out and still all the hate. Damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t. Its sort of getting ridiculous. The hostility in some of these BK comments… just skip the post if you hate her so much. I really thought that kind of stuff wasn’t allowed here…

      • alyce1213

        The comments here are primarily about the interview quotes.

        • Erica_Vuitton

          What about your comment about her speaking voice. How is that relevant to anything or offensive that she has a husky voice? That’s just straight up being mean for no reason.

          Also the comments on her intelligence level “twit” “uneducated” it just seems unnecessary.

          • http://heartprintandstyle.com/ Vivi N

            Like you’ve never commented on someone’s speaking voice before? Positive or negative.

            I understand you’re a huge Miley fan but you must already know that not everyone is gonna be on the Miley train.

            • Erica_Vuitton

              I don’t think insulting her intelligence based off comments in a magazine is right and I don’t think this is the place for it. Perez? tmz? Sure but I thought we were hear to talk about clothes and I don’t see much of that happening.

            • http://heartprintandstyle.com/ Vivi N

              True. We are here to talk about the clothes which you a problem with when TLo stated their opinions about the cover look. But when excerpts of her interview are also shown in the post, we’re also here to talk about that, too.

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              We are not just here to talk about clothes and you know that, because you’re here every day.

            • marlie

              Every time a celeb has magazine or interview snippets posted here, there’s a discussion about the way that that celebrity wants to convey themselves. In making those comments specifically for the purpose of being published in a magazine, that celebrity is opening themselves to the criticism that will inevitable ensue. Those comments, regardless of how brief, serve as a snapshot of how they see themselves, their careers, and yes, also serves as a representation of their intellect.

              And now that she’s made those comments and thrown them into the public eye, people are going to respond and give feedback. She wouldn’t be going on this Attention Tour if she DIDN’T want the attention and feedback, and I honestly doubt whether they care if it’s positive or not. She’s also not the first to try any of these attention-seeking tactics in the name of creativity and art, and she certainly won’t be the last.

          • alyce1213

            The fact that her speaking voice is husky is not the problem. It’s the dumb, flat affect, the lack of spark and intelligence in that voice. Not to mention what she actually had to say.

      • NoveltyRocker

        No one, fan or not, really knows Miley. A lot of reactions are to the image she’s willfully projecting. She happens to project things a lot of people object to.

      • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

        @Erica_Vuitton:disqus , sweet, sweet Miley fan and defender, vitriol is totally allowed here. I know because half the BKs trash my man Charlie Hunnam on the regular. Body snarking and attacking other BKs, however, is not allowed. Also, I don’t think we hate her, I think we want better things of her.

        • Erica_Vuitton

          I don’t see a lot of constructive comments here. In previous posts people are throwing around the word skank… I just think it’s getting a little ridiculous.

          • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

            The commentary around here is extremely mild and I don’t appreciate you attempting to police it. Miley is doing everything she can to assure attention right now. It’s a little silly to complain on her behalf when people give it to her. And no one, especially here, is required to give constructive comments to celebrities when they talk about them.

            • Erica_Vuitton

              I’m not trying to police anyone I just think some of the comments insulting her intelligence and how her voice sounds are just mean.

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              “I’m not trying to police anyone”

              Yes, you are:

              “just skip the post if you hate her so much. I really thought that kind of stuff wasn’t allowed here…”

            • Erica_Vuitton

              Yes I thought mean comments like that weren’t allowed here. Clearly I was wrong.

            • J. Preposterice

              It’s more that no one is allowed to call *you* or *me* an attention-seeking talentless product of nepotism. That’s very different than not being allowed to call a celebrity that.

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              Yep.

          • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

            I feel you. You’re a fan. We get defensive of those we like. But you’ll start a shit storm you don’t want to start here when you tell the folks what to think or how to express our opinions. Though, I guess I am currently doing the same, under the title of helpful advice.
            There are times she does dress and act like a skank. That’s what you call the girls walking around in mesh dresses and pasties who grind their asses on married men. But she doesn’t give a shit, she’s happy, she goes out of her way to get people talking and in doing so knows that this is what a lot of folks will be saying. If she didn’t want that, she would have used her gorgeous, country, whiskey voice (Jolene, anyone?) to pursue an actual SINGING career, as opposed to a pop /shock artist career.

      • MsKitty

        I think Miley Cyrus is an overexposed media chaser with minimal talent at best, and the day she fades into the background won’t be too soon for me. It’s my opinion and I stand by it. Obviously you feel differently. We’re all adults here who are entitled to our opinions. If that is something that you find troublesome, I really don’t know what else to tell you.

        Have a blessed day.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      I’m surprised she didn’t go with the sheer version the model has on, maybe with big white circles over her nipples.

      Miley: It’s not that hard to be good at shocking, almost anyone can do it.

    • NoveltyRocker

      What get’s me with these comments, and the attitudes of many successful performers in music right now, is how everything is structured around this illusion that they’re the sole person behind the product. No one would be listening to this girl if she hadn’t landed partnerships with talented producers.

      • J. Preposterice

        To be fair, no one would be listening to Janelle Monae if she hadn’t landed partnerships with talented producers, either, and Janelle is a mothereffin’ genius.

        • NoveltyRocker

          Well, performers need talented producers, sure. There’s a difference in attitude between performers who get it’s a shared effort that adds up to something bigger than them and those who don’t.

          • J. Preposterice

            true dat

            • demidaemon

              True, but she isn’t completely blameless, either, and they are literally the face of this product. If someone gave her these words to say (or Cliff notes of what to say), she still had to make the final choice to say them and propagate this continued attention (and backlash, if what’s being said here is indication of how the world at large feels about her).

    • Sonja Brisson

      Whhhyyyyy must we be subjected to her as an object of fashion? She is not fashion. She is over-privileged under-educated maybe-kinda-sorta-mini-talented spawn of a semi-talented twangy country singer with (goddess help us) a soul patch. Which is pretty much what she is now wearing as ‘fashion.’ I know she’s not evil. I know she doesn’t think too much about what she’s doing. She is thrashing out her hormones and arrested-puberty issues in public, which most people do in private way before they hit her age. But I don’t want to see her as a fashion avatar in Vogue or W.

      • Not applicable

        yes- 100% agree! (tho, I’m not as nice of you…I had much more critical things come to mind…)

        • Sonja Brisson

          Love your pic :) He’s one of my faves.

    • BayTampaBay

      Look, the girl has talent but the problem is that she is a mentaly affected attention whore.

      As one writer stated about an even bigger attention whore, “It is jaw dropping that one would one throw away so much in the worthless and inefficient pursuit of even more.

    • Chuck Barthelme

      I’d actually like to know, since I “didn’t get it,” what there was to be gotten from that. Even if I’d seen the whole thing, I can’t imagine what exactly she thought she was “saying” with that performance. Unpredictability seems to be a good thing from her perspective, even if she’s sometimes acting like a complete idiot.

      • somebody blonde

        I think what she was trying to say was “I’M AN ADULT” (see Lonely Island’s “Threw It on the Ground” for more details).

    • Therese Bohn

      If her performance was fresh air, I’d rather be in a room with full of smoke and rotten fish.

    • Jacquelyn

      “I think it was a breath of fresh air! For the people that don’t get it, you weren’t meant to.”
      Thank you for clearing that up Miley. So it’s that you were trying to appropriate a culture of which you nothing or at the most have only a passing understanding but it’s that I *didn’t get it* Gotcha

    • sagecreek

      Does she not have a publicist? Someone to say, “uh, no, honey, sounding incredibly full of yourself does not win fans.”

      • PastryGoddess

        unfortunately, this is publicist approved.

        • sagecreek

          Alas, I’m sure you are right. All that tells me is that she either has a publicist who is just in it to cash in, or someone who just doesn’t have the moxie to effectively guide her. Because I think we can all agree that this is going to tank her career in short, short order.

          • PastryGoddess

            I doubt it. After all, look at her namesake Rhihanna. She deployed the Good Girl Gone Bad strategy 4-5 years ago and she’s going strong. More famous than she ever was as Beyonce 3.0

          • NoveltyRocker

            She can keep a solid thing going by being bombastic and button-pushing while putting on a, “fuck the haters”, “I’m just trying to be me” act every time there’s a backlash. Enough people become or stay loyal fans because of the “unjustly censored underdog” type image and enough people enjoy the top 40 pop radio regardless. I think she has a publicist who’s employing a tried and true strategy. She can even change the conversation and try on a new image that has broader appeal when she get’s bored and not really lose any steam. It’ll look like the Britney comeback.

        • Tracy_Flick

          Imagine what got cut!

    • seelebrennt

      “Vintage makes everything look punk.”
      jesus christ, as if i already didn’t hate her…girl wouldn’t know punk if it poked her in the eyeballs with a safety pin.

    • 3boysful

      What’s there to “get” about simulating sex with a foam finger?

    • ConnieBV

      All I hear is LOVEMELOVEMELOVEMELOVEMELOVEMELOVEMELOVEMELOVEMELOVEMELOVEMELOVEMELOVEME.
      Also, I wish I could be a fly on the wall when she is forty, reading this shit back to herself and fighting the itch in her hand to travel back in time to slap herself silly.

      • formerlyAnon

        I really don’t think that fly will have to wait till she’s 40.

    • mmebam

      I think I’m more surprised that she wore something under the dress than anything else.

    • Rhonda Shore

      Vulgar is what she’s good at.

      • sagecreek

        Well, practice makes perfect.

    • Aurumgirl

      This would be laughable if it weren’t so predictable. Right down to the self-delusion.

      • sagecreek

        I could deal with the dress. It was the interview that made me want to spit nails.

        • Aurumgirl

          I can’t even deal with the dress. It’s ridiculous on its own, but with Miley? It graduates to “Looks like ass”.

    • Carole Scofield

      Music is stale, huh. How would she know? Idiot.

    • http://thishotoldbroad.blogspot.com/ Sara Leigh Merrey

      Deluded child.

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      May she live long enough to realize how ridiculous she sounds.

    • stubbornthoughts

      Isn’t this the same girl who a few years ago after Party in the USA, claimed she had never heard a Jay-Z song?

      Man, she is loving all the attention everyone is giving her. I cannot stand her and her schtick, but I don’t blame her for saying yes to all these interviews. Because what she’s got going on right now, ain’t gonna stick for very long. Might we all remember Avril Lavigne?

    • formerlyAnon

      Girl’s 20 and living in a bubble. Sounds like it, too. And that’s one uninspiring cover.

      (As always, thanks be to God no one published MY thoughts on life, the universe & everything at that age. I wouldn’t have sounded like her, but there are 2,000 brands of young & well, if not stupid, then a tad too sure of your opinions. I’d have been spouting one of ‘em.)

      • sagecreek

        While I agree with you about how dumb we all were at that age, going to college at least puts a bit of a damper on that. It’s not a question of means, she has plenty of dough, and if Brooke Shields could afford to take time off from her career to go to school, then so could MC. This is just bad parenting. /rant.

    • jilly_d

      Yes, pop music IS stale these days. But Miley, I’m not sure “ass slapping” is what’s going to revive it.

    • GorgeousThings

      Riiiiiiiiight

    • Lori

      Con: That is not a dress, it’s one of those giant string bags people carry to the market.

      Pro: She is not licking herself.

    • Tracy_Flick

      Searching for adjectives here…. vacuous, insipid, vain, delusional, cringe-inducing. Do we have a word in the English language that fits all those? Some other language maybe? I think it needs a gloss of sad, unmoored and abandoned too. Maybe there’s something in German.

      • StellaZafella

        How ’bout a bit of twisted Francais:
        Joi d’merde

        Germanis could be Sturm unt Drek

    • Big Bear

      So bad only made up portmanteaus will suffice. Trashtic. Horrivile. Stupidulous.

    • Darva Sutra

      Bitch, please. When I feel the need for what you’re trying to offer, I grab a few friends and head to a local strip club for drinks and a few lap dances. It’s a blast, for sure; skanky and nasty in the best way, but no one considers it “high art”. The only one who doesn’t “get it” is you.

      Take it from someone who’s been around, the more one talks, dresses and acts sexy, the less likely that person is actually comfortable with sex or any good at it. You’re not fooling anyone. And worse, you’re no longer giving us Fashion.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      Sigh…and would think I would ever miss the Reese Witherspoon Parking Lot Apology Tour? please bring it back, please? (and make this cr*p stop!) the album is out, we get it….now just…crawl away..

    • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

      Some of these garments make interesting magazine covers, but they have no other use. The runway version of this looks weird and even ugly.The crotch looks low or where exactly is her crotch? Is that it?

    • bxbourgie

      Miley on some next level shit. Y’all don’t even get it! Kanye is her homie! And also LiL Kim who texted her to tell her what a great VMA performance she did. Because if there is anyone’s seal of approval to have to make you legit, it’s Lil Kim. And Kayne apparently with the biggest self inflicted, self inflated ego on the entire planet. Actually that’s a perfect match, Kanye and Miley, two people who think WAY more of themselves than they should. Y’all just don’t get it.

      I actually find her quite amusing, like a bad car accident you can’t stop looking at, even though you know you really should just drive on. I want to think in about 10 years she’ll look back and be like WTF was I saying/thinking/wearing, but somehow I doubt it. She lives in a fantasy world where people have money, but no style, taste or common sense.

    • Judy_J

      “what I wear adds a factor that other girls can’t compete with”….I did a spit take when I read those words. She is one delusional chickie.

    • YoungSally

      At least she kept her tongue in her mouth for the cover shot.

      • venusvelvet

        Now I’m picturing a photo-shopped cover-up.

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      Honey, they weren’t censoring you, probably that happened when they were showing the audience’s reaction to your exquisitely artistic routine.

    • Trisha26

      “They cut almost everything I did. I’m proud of that performance. I feel like music is really stale right now.” – What she did at the VMAs is not “music,” that’s acting like a ho. (Her “performance” with Robin Thicke is one of the most ridiculous & irresponsible things I’ve ever seen. As laughable as it was it was inexcusable.)

      “…but if there is no competition, there would be no reason for any of us to show up to work.” – I thought the point of “showing up to work” was to make music that people wanted to listen to, shows people wanted to buy tickets to, etc.

      This girl has got to go or get some therapy pronto. A shame since she actually has a decent voice.

      • marlie

        As if making better music than the next performer is the REAL competition (well, sort of). Whoda thunk it.

    • sweet_potato

      Holy crap.

    • rebeemoon

      ” . . . if there is no competition, there would be no reason for any of us to show up to work.” Oh right. That would be like me saying I get up every day to work on my book because I know that around the world, other writers are out there doing the same. It’s not like I enjoy what I’m doing. But damned if I’m gonna let someone else do it better than me!

    • Pennymac

      I get individuality. I get shock value. I can appreciate things I don’t like or even despise for their artistic expression.

      However, I am thankfully, nae, eternally grateful that I wasn’t “meant” to get it. Your schtick has been done before, Miley, by folks who did it better than you.

    • kolokOlchik

      First thought: The girl is stupid
      Second thought: Defensive much?

    • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

      The cover is a striking image, I just wish that her finger weren’t in her mouth. She could have done some lovely model hand, closed her mouth, and had a photograph worth saving for her dotage.

      The rest…she’s obviously a Kate-Gosselin-level narcissist. A walking headache.

    • quiltrx

      Call me when it’s time for us to judge her “First Court Appearance” outfit.

    • Bittybis

      A delusional girl who made her name and fortune on the blandest, stalest Disney pop twaddle ever to be targeted to pre-tweens calls pop music stale. Quick, call the Onion.

    • Jacob Bowen

      I really like this cover…and the dress (*covering my eyes and ears to avoid being shamed*)

    • R.A.

      “For the people who don’t get it, you weren’t meant to.” Well, that settles that then.

    • Wellworn

      When I close my eyes and hear her sing and hear her songs, ya I don’t get it. Sweetie, you gotta back some of that whack with talent.

    • guest2visits

      Ok, I’ve recovered from the laugh my ass off moment. Please. She also told the world she needs to have a regular column in Rolling Stone. So everyone can check out more of her wisdom on a regular basis. On music and things. While she photo’d herself posing and getting another tickytacky jailhouse tat on the bottom of her feet. I’m embarrassed for the needle guy.
      Instead of sounding like the voice of an emerging female artist she’s sounding more like she’s regressing into a spoiled, petulant teen. I wanna do what I want, I wanna do it when I want – and no one can tell me I can’t ! (sticks her tongue out – permanently). As if anyone has ever stopped her or kept her from doing whatever she wished. As if there were obstacles in her way. Sounds less like a pioneer for any cause or purpose except Miley’s personal need to be front and center; she absolutely has no intention of giving up that enormous stage. Her and Biebs have so much in common – egotistical, rich and nothing to do but pose and act out.
      Of course, this cover is miles better than anything she’s done lately. I like this (since it looks like a dress and not the fruit sleeve she wore earlier). It’s not a bad look, for a cover – and no tongue to make her look like an adolescent child in lipstick and pasties.

    • omg_dora

      She sounds a lot like Steve Carrell’s character in The Office. All that obsessive self-aggrandizement and throwing around words and phrases in a nonsensical way, except with fashion and being a pop star instead of business and being a manager.

    • James Wurm

      To be fair, she may have a point about the performance camera direction, similar to the Madonna and Britney kiss, MTV cut away to reaction, and no one saw Madonna kissed Christina Aguilera as well, and no one bothers to remember that half of the “controversial moment”

      • demidaemon

        Is that editing or shoddy camera work? Also, the audience would still have seen it, correct?

    • MrsBug

      O.M.G. Eau de Narcissim, anyone? Girl has been bathing in it.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Blake Lively has already filled the “I dress myself because I’m so good at it” role. Stop it. Both of you.

      • demidaemon

        Well, at least Blake knows how to put on clothes.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Do you think her finger is at her mouth to keep her tongue from falling out?

    • tetisheri

      Look! She *can* keep her tongue in her mouth!

    • Shawn EH

      ” I’m proud of that performance. I feel
      like music is really stale right now. I could have guessed what a lot of
      artists would have done that night.”

      Bored with music, Miley? Try making some.

    • kathrineb

      ““I can go through so many clothes say ‘no, that’s not me’ right away”.

      Um Yeah we get it. She is so discerning. If the clothing is not skanky, trashy or thousand dollar nappy she would most certainly avoid it.

    • demidaemon

      Oh, God, it has somehow gotten worse. I can’t with her. I really, really can’t.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Did you see Miley’s cover on this month’s Harper’s Bazaar? The dress she’s wearing is a dead ringer for Bradon’s dress for last week’s print challenge. You know, the one Peter Som kept saying was “sick.”

    • dalovelee

      And yet again she proves Haters are Gonna Hate but they are still are her tools because they follow everything she does!

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      what an airhead…

    • Ḉrḁzẙ ẞǿỡy Ðƶž

      I LOVE you miley you are the best

    • St. Ace

      I have a very specific style of my own and I think it is better to be stylish than trendy.

      Dies laughing.