We've been waitin' for this one.

The Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 dropped on Friday, Oct. 2 exclusively on Amazon Prime and our souls were finally quenched. The runway meets concert meets performance art show was a decadent, dazzling, and sexy visual and auditory feast for our culture-starved eyes and ears.

The fashion extravaganza featured performances from Travis Scott, Rosalía, Miguel, Bad Bunny, Mustard, Roddy Ricch, and Ella Mai along with special appearances from Lizzo, Demi Moore, Cara Delevingne, Bella Hadid, Willow Smith, Christian Combs, Irina Shayk, Big Sean, Paris Hilton, Normani, Rico Nasty, Chika, Erika Jayne, Laura Harrier, Paloma Elsesser, Shea Couleé, Jaida Essence Hall, Rico Nasty, and more.

The wildly diverse cast stands out, even amongst the robots and other Covid-friendly fashion week modifications. It's nothing new for the Savage X Fenty line; not only does the brand offer a wide range of sizes from XS to 3X, but they also show how it looks on a variety of models sizes when you shop.

In the age of body positivity, and its new cousin, body neutrality, the size-inclusive brand is supporting the 2020 definition of sexy: whatever your body looks like now.

Known for its iconic pieces, the line has also branched out to offer comfortable everyday cotton essentials that make it a lingerie line for every single day of the week. When you're browsing, there's a quiz that will determine what should go in your cart every month (do you only wear black? what makes you feel your best?), but you can add whatever you like.

Still, where Savage X Fenty truly shines is their Xtra VIP Membership.

The VIP membership gets you access to new monthly drops and major discounts on all lines, including 60% off your first Xtra VIP purchase.

Sign up for the VIP membership to get exclusive access to the hot pieces featured in the show along with the rest of their inventory.

Limited Time Only: Shop Looks From the Show Before They Sell Out! Become a Xtra VIP Member & Get 60% Off Your First Purchase When You Become an Xtra VIP Member!

We've been waitin' for this one.

The Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 dropped on Friday, Oct. 2 exclusively on Amazon Prime and our souls were finally quenched. The runway meets concert meets performance art show was a decadent, dazzling, and sexy visual and auditory feast for our culture-starved eyes and ears.

The fashion extravaganza featured performances from Travis Scott, Rosalía, Miguel, Bad Bunny, Mustard, Roddy Ricch, and Ella Mai along with special appearances from Lizzo, Demi Moore, Cara Delevingne, Bella Hadid, Willow Smith, Christian Combs, Irina Shayk, Big Sean, Paris Hilton, Normani, Rico Nasty, Chika, Erika Jayne, Laura Harrier, Paloma Elsesser, Shea Couleé, Jaida Essence Hall, Rico Nasty, and more.

The wildly diverse cast stands out, even amongst the robots and other Covid-friendly fashion week modifications. It's nothing new for the Savage X Fenty line; not only does the brand offer a wide range of sizes from XS to 3X, but they also show how it looks on a variety of models sizes when you shop.

In the age of body positivity, and its new cousin, body neutrality, the size-inclusive brand is supporting the 2020 definition of sexy: whatever your body looks like now.

Known for its iconic pieces, the line has also branched out to offer comfortable everyday cotton essentials that make it a lingerie line for every single day of the week. When you're browsing, there's a quiz that will determine what should go in your cart every month (do you only wear black? what makes you feel your best?), but you can add whatever you like.

Still, where Savage X Fenty truly shines is their Xtra VIP Membership.

The VIP membership gets you access to new monthly drops and major discounts on all lines, including 50% off your first Xtra VIP purchase.

Sign up for the VIP membership to get exclusive access to the hot pieces featured in the show along with the rest of their inventory.

Limited Time Only: Shop Looks From the Show Before they Sell Out! Become a Xtra VIP Member & Get 50% Off Your First Purchase When You Become an Xtra VIP Member!

We've been waitin' for this one.

The Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 dropped on Friday, Oct. 2 exclusively on Amazon Prime and our souls were finally quenched. The runway meets concert meets performance art show was a decadent, dazzling, and sexy visual and auditory feast for our culture-starved eyes and ears.

The fashion extravaganza featured performances from Travis Scott, Rosalía, Miguel, Bad Bunny, Mustard, Roddy Ricch, and Ella Mai along with special appearances from Lizzo, Demi Moore, Cara Delevingne, Bella Hadid, Willow Smith, Christian Combs, Irina Shayk, Big Sean, Paris Hilton, Normani, Rico Nasty, Chika, Erika Jayne, Laura Harrier, Paloma Elsesser, Shea Couleé, Jaida Essence Hall, Rico Nasty, and more.

The wildly diverse cast stands out, even amongst the robots and other Covid-friendly fashion week modifications. It's nothing new for the Savage X Fenty line; not only does the brand offer a wide range of sizes from XS to 3X, but they also show how it looks on a variety of models sizes when you shop.

In the age of body positivity, and its new cousin, body neutrality, the size-inclusive brand is supporting the 2020 definition of sexy: whatever your body looks like now.

Known for its iconic pieces, the line has also branched out to offer comfortable everyday cotton essentials that make it a lingerie line for every single day of the week. When you're browsing, there's a quiz that will determine what should go in your cart every month (do you only wear black? what makes you feel your best?), but you can add whatever you like.

Still, where Savage X Fenty truly shines is their Xtra VIP Membership.

The VIP membership gets you access to new monthly drops and major discounts on all lines, including a hot new Xtra VIP Xclusive 2 for $29 deal + free shipping on bras and bralettes.

Sign up for the VIP membership to get exclusive access to the hot pieces featured in the show along with the rest of their inventory.

Limited Time Only: Shop Looks From The Show Before They Sell Out! Become a Xtra VIP Member & Get 2 Bras for $29!

We've been waitin' for this one.

The Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 dropped on Friday, Oct. 2 exclusively on Amazon Prime and our souls were finally quenched. The runway meets concert meets performance art show was a decadent, dazzling, and sexy visual and auditory feast for our culture-starved eyes and ears.

The fashion extravaganza featured performances from Travis Scott, Rosalía, Miguel, Bad Bunny, Mustard, Roddy Ricch, and Ella Mai along with special appearances from Lizzo, Demi Moore, Cara Delevingne, Bella Hadid, Willow Smith, Christian Combs, Irina Shayk, Big Sean, Paris Hilton, Normani, Rico Nasty, Chika, Erika Jayne, Laura Harrier, Paloma Elsesser, Shea Couleé, Jaida Essence Hall, Rico Nasty, and more.

The wildly diverse cast stands out, even amongst the robots and other Covid-friendly fashion week modifications. It's nothing new for the Savage X Fenty line; not only does the brand offer a wide range of sizes from XS to 3X, but they also show how it looks on a variety of models sizes when you shop.

In the age of body positivity, and its new cousin, body neutrality, the size-inclusive brand is supporting the 2020 definition of sexy: whatever your body looks like now.

Known for its iconic pieces, the line has also branched out to offer comfortable everyday cotton essentials that make it a lingerie line for every single day of the week. When you're browsing, there's a quiz that will determine what should go in your cart every month (do you only wear black? what makes you feel your best?), but you can add whatever you like.

Still, where Savage X Fenty truly shines is their Xtra VIP Membership.

The VIP membership gets you access to new monthly drops and major discounts on all lines, including a hot new Xtra VIP Xclusive 2 for $29 deal + free shipping on bras and bralettes and 50% off your first Xtra VIP purchase.

Sign up for the VIP membership to get exclusive access to the hot pieces featured in the show along with the rest of their inventory.

Limited Time Only: Shop Looks From the Show Before they Sell Out! Become a Xtra VIP Member & Get 2 Bras for $29 or 50% Off Your First Purchase!

Music Reviews

On “After Hours,” The Weeknd‘s Toxicity Becomes Tiresome

The crooners first album in four years sounds great, but his lack of remorse is becoming a concern

In the 2012 visual for "Rolling Stone," Abel Tesfaye, otherwise known as enigmatic R&B crooner The Weeknd, presented his fans with a symbolic interpretation of an existential crisis he faced as a budding superstar.

"The Rolling Stone video takes place in a dimly lit studio which represents the two worlds I have been stuck in," he wrote in a statement to his fans. He was about to sign his first major record deal, and he knew that his mysterious persona no longer suited him. "The camera lights symbolize the crossover, and when they begin to flash I look away from the underground...even though I don't want to." But on his major-label debut Kissland, Tesfaye still clung to the shadows. The project was purposefully devoid of catchy choruses and melodic structure, and while the project developed a massive cult following as a result, it boxed The Weeknd into one particular aesthetic.

To step out of his own way, he enlisted the talent of pop sovereign Max Martin for "Can't Feel My Face," a song that would skyrocket Tesfaye into the pop stratosphere. "Abel Tesfaye used to be a drugged-out R&B mystery man. Now he wants to be your Michael Jackson," wrote Rolling Stone. His career since that monumental moment has straddled the line between pre- and post- "Can't Feel My Face," between amorphous R&B and tightly made pop singles produced alongside legends like Martin and Daft Punk.

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On After Hours, the comparisons to the late King of Pop no longer seem to suit Tesfaye. The album is devoid of danceability and instead is presented as a return to form. He's spent the last few years embracing the mainstream success he once was so afraid of, and in hindsight, the singer now criticizes the naivety of his decision. "I'm living someone else's life, suppressing who I was inside," he calls out on "Alone Again." "Cali was the mission but now a n***a leaving," he croons on "Snowchild"–a reference to a similar testament made on his 2011 single "The Morning."

The darkness has always been Tesfaye's ally, so it makes sense he would retreat back into the shadows when the going gets tough. For four years, he was absent from Instagram, declined interviews, and once again became a recluse. When he reemerged, his aesthetic had drastically shifted from the clean-cut, sober epochs of Starboy to a manic, strung out, cigar-lover who harbors a collection of unexplained cuts and bruises. Yet while the songs on After Hours flow in similar shapeless fashion to The Weeknd's magnum opus, the efforts aren't nearly as bewitching as they once were.

He constantly gaslights his ex-lovers (presumably Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez,) at moments pledging to change, ("After Hours") before diving into anecdotes of how he will always be an emotionally abusive addict ("Heartless"). Sure, there is a tinge of remorse scattered throughout, and he's clearly aware that his behavior is detrimental to those around him; but, thematically, the melodramatic saga of The Weeknd has become a tiresome caricature.

In 2019's "Lost in The Fire," Tesfaye crooned that an ex of his should bring her girlfriend over so he can "f*ck" them "straight." Lines like that are problematic in essence, but they've always been excused because it's just "who The Weeknd is." Aren't we supposed to be past all that? Isn't being a damaged man no longer a valid excuse to behave poorly? Here's to hoping that, as time goes on, The Weeknd doesn't devolve into a relic of the cultural past.

After Hours

CULTURE

Bella Hadid Shows Solidarity With the Poor By Wearing Wired Earbuds

The model recently made a statement by—gasp—not wearing AirPods.

In late 2016, Apple released what are arguably their most divisive product to date: the AirPods.

Priced at $159 and stored in a carrying case smaller than an Altoids tin, the AirPods quickly became synonymous with dispensable wealth. They're so precariously miniscule that by purchasing them, the wearer signifies that they could not only afford to buy them, but they could afford to lose them, too. Still, AirPods are an unavoidable accessory, sported by many on New York subway trains, by Wall Street bros and artsy Bushwick folk alike.


But it seems the AirPod craze might be simmering down. Around-the-neck straps have been popping up recently, defeating the entire purpose of such discreet earbuds. And to stir the pot even more, Apple recently unveiled the AirPod Pro, complete with noise-cancellation, an in-ear design, and—gulp—$250 price tag, much to the chagrin of consumers.

There's good news for the anti-AirPod crowd, however. Bella Hadid, whose net worth is reportedly around $25 million, was recently spotted out and about donning a pair of good old-fashioned wired earbuds. We're talking the kind that come with your new iPhone, or can be purchased separately for a humble $29.99.

Hadid has worn AirPods before—many times, in fact—but there is something very charming about her taking a walk on the wired side. Her look in these photos is plucked straight from the early 2000s, from her headphones of choice to her oversized suit, combat boots, and tinted blue shades. In a world where "stop being poor" has essentially become many government officials' solution to class warfare, Hadid's earbuds prove she stands in solidarity with those of us who aren't worth millions.

Or, maybe she just lost her AirPods that day.