While New York Fashion Week is filled with head-turning clothing creations, Miley Cyrus has managed to outshine even the most bizarre of runway looks.
The “We Can’t Stop” singer strolled into Alexander Wang’s Brooklyn-based fashion week after party Saturday wearing sleek black pants — and not much else.
Cyrus, 21, opted to party topless, only covering her nipples with ice cream cone shaped pasties. The singer also sported sunglasses lined with what appeared to be pills and cannabis-shaped earrings.
She was seen partying alongside Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and pal Hailey Baldwin. Cyrus snapped photos with host Wang, 30, and several of her fans at the Bushwick bash.
Some took to their social media pages to share photos of Cyrus’ wild antics — which, of course, included twerking and sticking out her tongue. The “Wrecking Ball” singer was also photographed giving the Balenciaga designer an open-mouthed kiss.
Along with her partying, Cyrus will also be getting in on the runway action this year. The pop star has been working with designer Jeremy Scott, and sculpture pieces she created are expected to be incorporated into his show September 10.
Miley Cyrus has already conquered music, TV and movies. And now the twerking pop superstar wants to take over something else: the art world.
The “Wrecking Ball” singer will premiere her art collection, “Dirty Hippie,” during Jeremy Scott’s New York Fashion Week show on September 10. From there, the collection of neon-colored sculptures created from teddy bears and plastic jewelry, among other items, will appear at the V magazine offices’ gallery at 11 Mercer Street in New York City starting September 11.
The singer-turned-artist opened up about the art to V. (She will also appear on the cover of the magazine, out September 10.)
She said, “This seems so f—ing lame to say but I feel like my art became kind of a metaphor— an example of my life. Because a bunch of sh—y things kept happening. I’ve always been so f—ing lucky. Everything has always just been easy for me. And at the beginning of this year, I hated 2014 because everything that could go wrong kept going wrong. Being in the hospital, my dog dying…Everything just kept sh—ing on me and sh—ing on me. So then I started taking all of those sh– things and making them good, and being like, I’m using it. My brother and my friends all said that’s what they felt I was doing. So, that’s how I started making art. I had a bunch of f—ing junk and sh–, and so instead of letting it be junk and sh–, I turned it into something that made me happy.”
The art is made from items she’s collected on tour, including objects she found in airports, others given to her by fans and others bought at chain stores like Petco. And she creates the art in her downtime.
“I just sit around and smoke weed anyway, so I might as well sit around, smoke weed, and do something. And this is me doing something,” she explained. “I love it. I mean, I’m up until seven in the morning doing this stuff all the time. It was much weirder when I started doing it while I was sober.”
The pieces are also, in part, inspired by her friendship with Scott. “Jeremy brought a lot of peace and self worth to me because even though to some people, it was just me gluing some things together, to me, it made me not a f—ing pop star dumbass. And that’s my goal in my life: to not die a pop pop dumb dumb,” she said of collaborating with the fashion designer. “I can’t. I will freak out. I just wanted to give myself something I can work at, and even now, if I had more time and I wasn’t on tour, I know I could outdo any of this because I’ve grown while doing it.”
Cyrus feels she already has found an audience for the art: her fans. “I’ve been around a lot of money my whole life. They say money can’t buy happiness and it’s totally true. Money can buy you a bunch of sh– to glue to a bunch of other sh– that will make you happy, but besides that, there’s no more happiness. There’s no point in me focusing on getting any f—ing richer. Obviously the sh– you buy doesn’t make you happier because I’m sitting here gluing a bunch of junk to stuff. My whole philosophy with everything is: Do what you love and you’re not going to work ever again. You’re not going to work a day in your life if you’re doing what you’re into and you’re happy doing it,” she said. “Don’t think about repercussions. My fans will be into it, especially because I’m involving them. It’s building connections with people. And I’ll have my stuff on models—stuff that I’m excited for them to wear. I’m excited. And this is giving me happiness, so that’s all I have to focus on.”
Having covered a number of songs by artists ranging from Outkast to Bob Dylan, Miley Cyrus has suggested that she will next tackle Leonard Cohen’s I’m Your Man.
The singer put a picture of the cover of Cohen’s 1988 album on Instagram with the caption “Gonna cover dis shit.”
The title track has previously been covered by Michael Bublé, Joe Cocker, the Indian film actor Mohanlal and Patricia O’Callaghan, a Canadian cabaret chanteuse.
Cohen’s new album Popular Problems is released later this month, one day after his 80th birthday.
He is no stranger to pop stars covering his songs. In 2008, Hallelujah was covered by Alexandra Burke, winner of The X Factor. Coincidentally, the following year’s winner, Joe McElderry, covered a Miley Cyrus song, The Climb.
Cyrus’s previous covers include Dylan’s You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go, the Smiths’ There is a Light That Never Goes Out and James Shelton’s Lilac Wine. The Shelton song was covered by Jeff Buckley on his album Grace – which also contained a famous version of Hallelujah.
Cyrus did not indicate when her Cohen cover would be released.
For the second year in a row following the MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus rises to No. 2 on the Social 50 chart — this time by trading twerking for social advocacy.
Cyrus vaults 5-2 on the chart with a 67 percent gain in overall chart points, fueled by fan engagement on Instagram and Facebook. Cyrus won the Video of the Year trophy during the Aug. 24 show, but instead of accepting the award herself, she sent a 22-year-old homeless man, Jesse Helt, to the stage. In his speech, Helt directed fans to Cyrus’ Facebook page to find out more information about the charity My Friends House, which supports Los Angeles’ homeless youth.
The speech resulted in a 159 percent increase in fans on Cyrus’ Facebook page, adding 176,000 fans in the week ending Aug. 31, according to Next Big Sound. Cyrus also posted several photos with Holt to her Instagram, resulting in an 83 percent increase in reactions and adding 428,000 new fans on the platform. The New York Times reported that Cyrus raised more than $200,000 for the organization in less than 24 hours through her Facebook page.
A year ago after the awards, Cyrus — who performed a twerk-filled medley with Robin Thicke — leaped 8-2 with a 131 percent gain in chart points.
The Social 50 incorporates the following metrics: weekly additions of fans across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram; reactions and conversations across Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook; and views to an artist’s Wikipedia page, according to music analytics provider Next Big Sound.
Also experiencing a Video Music Awards bump is 5 Seconds of Summer, as the band’s “Amnesia” (which was performed on the show) rises 3-1 on the weekly Twitter Top Tracks chart. The group also rises 9-8 on the Social 50, and their song “Good Girls” makes its debut at No. 8 on Top Tracks.
Over on the Twitter Emerging Artists chart, Canadian rapper P. Reign’s “DnF” debuts at No. 1 — with a little help from featured artists Drake and Future. The track also debuts at No. 26 on Billboard Twitter Top Tracks and No. 23 on Rap Digital Songs, selling 13,000 downloads in the week ending Aug. 31, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Let’s be real here, the media often calls attention to the wrong aspect of a story and this week it’s none other than Miley Cyrus advocating for a change. Last year her musical talent was back-burnered in favor of her twerking skills and lack of clothing, and then even when she tried to get it right we all still kind of missed the point.
Youth homelessness is a huge problem in today’s society and Miley Cyrus has morphed into an advocate for the more than 1.6 million teens currently out on the streets.
When Miley showed up onstage at the 2014 VMAs a few weeks ago she brought with her Jesse Helt who accepted her award on behalf of homeless youth, it was initially thought to be a gimmick on her part. Then the media latched onto Jesse’s criminal history and talked about his past rather than focusing on the issue at hand. Miley herself has pointed out how wrong the media got it and has continued her Prizeo campaign to raise money for organizations like My Friend’s Place that work to get kids off the streets and into a safe environment.
Coming off of last years’ scandalous VMA performance one thing was clear — Miley Cyrus is true to herself. Who she is changes in the moment, so anything is possible with her. It’s nice to see her emerge as a real social advocate just a few months after being half written off as a twerking hot mess. Apparently right now that personal truth means that Miley will continue to raise awareness and money for homeless youth who are there either by choice or by life circumstances.
Close your eyes, Nicki Minaj!
Following Miley Cyrus’ parody of Minaj’s racy “Anaconda” cover art, the “Wrecking Ball” singer is once again copying the rapper’s signature bootylicious style in a funny new Instagram photo.
In the pic, the 21-year-old pop star wears a giant prosthetic butt to give her the illusion of having a big booty. The fake bum in question is similarly shaped to Minaj’s bountiful bum, which she shows off in only a tiny pink thong for her new hit single “Anaconda.”
Cyrus captioned the butt pic, “ass so fat need a lap dance.”
Last month, Cyrus shared a copycat photo of herself as Minaj from the “Anaconda” cover art. Minaj saw the parody and responded with a not so favorable message. “Give me one good reason why Miley made this her twitter avi.
#AnacondaOniTunes,” Minaj wrote.
Doesn’t Nicki know imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?
Meanwhile, Cyrus recently shared a bevy of other photos featuring her wild tour props and colorfully dressed backup dancers. She also posted one of herself smoking a questionable-looking cigarette.
Dame Helen Mirren thinks Miley Cyrus is a “brilliant, clever girl”.
Mirren, 69, hit the headlines last month after performing a twerk at Havard University’s Hasty Pudding theatrical society and says that her impromptu dance was inspired by Miley’s twerking because she’s a big fan of the Wrecking Ball hitmaker.
In an interview with The Times newspaper, she said: “I did a chat show with her three or four years ago and I was so impressed with her.
“She’s so smart. Brilliant, clever girl. And confident. I was a huge fan immediately. I love her ‘f*** you’ attitude.”
Mirren, who won an Oscar for her role in the 2006 film The Queen, says society is gradually moving towards a more liberal attitude towards sex, as reflected by Miley’s success.
She explained: “Look at the ancient Greek and Roman villas, and there on the living room wall is a huge picture of two men having sex. So, we are slipping into the Roman attitude.
“The whole thing of porn. I hate porn and I find it disgusting. But on the other hand, maybe the desensitising of us all to that sort of thing is healthy?”
Asked how she’s managed to retain her looks, Helen insisted: “I don’t do much of anything. People never believe me, but I don’t.
“I’ve done about three Pilates classes and it was great. I should do more.”