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TikTok Trends: Why people are turning themselves into Vogue cover stars

Published: 11/Jun/2020 12:58 Updated: 11/Jun/2020 16:43

by Alice Hearing


Who doesn’t want to one day be on the cover of Vogue? TikTok stars are taking the initiative and doing it themselves.

What’s the trend?

TikTokkers are editing their photoshoots and selfies to look like they’re on the cover of Vogue magazine. Some have taken old photoshoots and edited the Vogue logo into them, and others have taken artistic pictures especially to suit the trend.

Montages are usually posted alongside a remix of Out West by JACKBOYS feat. Young Thug or with the tag #voguechallenge.

Why is it happening?

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Modelling for the cover of Vogue is goal of many people across the world.

There’s something about the Vogue logo at the top of an image that instantly makes it look more classy and impressive. And for those who only dream of one day gracing the magazine cover, a simple edit will do the trick for the time being.

Lots of creators are having fun editing amateurs pictures into something cool and are taking it as an opportunity for self-love and body positivity.

The challenge appears to have spread from Twitter where black creators are making their own renditions of Vogue covers after Anna Wintour said that Vogue had not done enough to “give space to Black creators.”

Who’s in on it?

Creators with a host of photoshoots they can already pick from are lucky enough to be able to smash this trend.

James Charles, Amelie Zilber, Danielle Cohn, and Riley Hubatka are among the most popular accounts who are editing themselves onto Vogue covers – although these four are already models.

You can also check out montages from Zane Hijazi, Toddy Smith, and Alex French.

What are the best ones?

Body-positive influencer Anna ‘glitterandlazers’ O’Brien worshipped summer with her collection of covers.

@glitterandlazersSomeday I might actually get there….♬ Gimme clout pls – i.i.i.i.i.il

Spanish creator Papi Kunno mixed things up with colorful backgrounds.

@.kunnoAlgún día lograré poder ser la portada de Vogue??✨♬ Gimme clout pls – i.i.i.i.i.il

Photographer Derrek Harris turned a stranger into a cover star.

@derrek.harrisI turned this stranger into a vogue model ? ##vogue ##voguechallenge ##streetphotography ##blacklivesmatter ##fyp♬ Gimme clout pls – i.i.i.i.i.il

Are there similar trends?

Some people are using the same audio to imagine what paparazzi pictures of them might look like. Creators are getting photoshoots of them stepping out of cars, walking out of buildings, or putting their hands up to the camera.


James Charles sparks heated beef with rapper Asian Doll over makeup artist fees

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:17

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star and makeup mogul James Charles has started some unexpected beef with rapper Asian Doll after she made a divisive tweet over the price some makeup artists charge for their work.

James Charles is known for getting into the occasional Twitter spat with high-profile celebrities; in August 2020, the YouTuber called out music artist Alicia Keys for her then-unreleased skincare line, which he mistakenly interpreted as another celebrity cash-grab in the makeup biz. (This was not the case.)

Now, it seems that Charles has struck up a feud with none other than Dallas-based rapper Asian Doll — the first female rapper to be signed to Gucci Mane’s very own record label, 1017 Eskimo Records.

It all started over a post Asian Doll made on January 15, where she took issue with makeup artists charging hefty fees for their services.


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“If you charge over $150 to do a face of makeup, you can go to hell, respectfully,” she wrote.

Charles was quick to clap back: “What a stupid tweet. One foundation can cost $50, artists have to buy EVERY SHADE for their kit, & thats just the first step…Either pay an artist’s rate for their time & skill, do it yourself, OR get it done at a counter and risk looking busted.”

It seems that Charles’ reply has sparked an avalanche of backlash against him from Asian Doll’s fans, with many accusing him of overstepping his bounds.

Charles has apparently messed with the wrong rapper, as Asian Doll was also quick to fire shots at the beauty guru in a series of additional tweets.

“What a dumb a** to be in my business replying to something that has absolutely nothing to do with you. I’m having a debate about HOOD PRICES baby, stay over there in HOLLYWOOD where they having you looking GHOST,” she wrote — most likely referring to the infamous photo of James Charles wearing foundation several shades lighter than his natural skin tone.

“Literally stop robbing the poor,” the rapper added in a now-deleted reply. “All I’m saying is people shouldn’t have to pay over $150 for a face, DATS IT!”

It seems that Asian Doll’s post has stirred up quite the debate regarding the value and pricing of makeup artists’ time and work in her comments section — but James’ involvement in the conversation has sparked another kind of conversation, altogether.