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This Woman Just Duped Kim Kardashian’s Cozy Skims With A $25 Blanket From Walmart

This Vlogger Came Up With A Genius Hack To Get You Kim Kardashian’s Kim K dropped a collection of super-soft cozy-pajamas. But the fuzzy separates are pretty expensive. Just one part of the tank, shorts and cardigan co-ord, will set you back $52. Skim customers have to pay more than $200 for the three pieces! So it wasn’t late until one smart and resourceful woman shared her own DIY version of the outfit and set twitter on fire. 

This vlogger came up with a hack to get Kim K’s Cozies for less

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“Word on the street is that Kim K’s charging like $250+ for this whole fit,” Kheumani Stevenson said in her now viral video, “that we just made for $25” she added. Stevenson got crafty with a $25 plush blanket from, none other than trusty old Walmart. The blanket looks just as soft as the Skims knit fabric tbh.

Kheumani shared the recipe for her masterpiece on YouTube.

Stevenson created her own three-piece pj set and shared a step-by-step tutorial on her YouTube for all of us broke mortals to try it out. 

“You’re welcome.”

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“I heard Kim K charging $250+ for this set & I just made it for $25 out of a blanket I got from Walmart. You’re welcome,” Stevenson wrote in a tweet that’s now been retweeted more than 55 thousand times. The crafty influencer created her own version of the Bone tank, pants, and robe that look just as soft as the original, and all for only $25. 

Stevenson says the set reminded her of a blanket.

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In an interview with Insider, Stevenson shared part of her process and her Eureka moment. “The Skims pajama set reminded me of a cozy blanket, so I knew that would be the best material alternative.” 

Kheumani Stevenson is a college student and influencer who frequently shares fashion and beauty videos on YouTube

As a self-taught seamstress, she knew that sewing the pajamas could be easy enough for others to re-create, she said.

Stevensons is a Kardashian fan, but the set was priced too high.

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Though Stevenson browsed the Skims site and looked at its numerous loungewear pieces, she was inspired by the brand’s new Cozy Collection, which she described as “very cute and creative.” In particular, she was drawn to the brand’s $52 knit tank, $88 knit pants, and $128 knit robe. She could see herself wearing them…but dropping that kind of money? Not really.

She didn’t love the price point of each piece and quickly noticed that other Twitter users felt the same. 

This motivated her to “re-create the look for a cheaper price,” she said, as she set out to find an inexpensive material that matched the soft fabric of the Skims pajamas. Though it might seem complicated to actually make a pajama set and robe from scratch, Stevenson proved that it can actually be quite simple. To make things even easier, she used clothes she already owned as a template to be sure her new pajamas would fit.

People loved her DIY

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“I used a crop top, pajama pants, and a robe from my closet,” Stevenson said. “Using as many existing supplies as possible helps to reduce the cost of the re-creation.” “It’s very warm, cozy, and perfect for the cooler weather,” Stevenson said of her pajama set.

The influencer’s post about the Skims hack has gone viral.

Stevenson’s tweet about her pajamas has more than 373,500 likes, retweets, and replies, and her Instagram post about the project has more than 12,000 likes.

She’s inspired some people to re-create the pjs themselves.

@Kheumani made Kim’s new clothing line out of a $25 Walmart blanket so i took inspo & designed my own lil fuzzy set” wrote another Twitter user alongside photos of her own take on the cozy set. 

This isn’t Stevenson’s first DIY.

“I’ve been upcycling sleeping bags, blankets, and old clothes for a few years now,” Stevenson told Insider. “But after I made this pajama set, I definitely received the most compliments, comments, and inquiries.

Her followers even want to buy the set from her.

“A lot of people said they want to re-create the look, but I receive more inquiries about buying a set from me!” she continued. “I got an overwhelming amount of messages and tweets. I’m so grateful and excited.”

But Stevenson wants other people to create their own clothes

Though the influencer has yet to hear from Skims or Kardashian West herself, Stevenson said she still loves “Kim K., her products, and what she represents in the fashion industry.”

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Maluma Teams Up With Luxury Brand Balmain For This Must-Have Fashion Collection

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Maluma Teams Up With Luxury Brand Balmain For This Must-Have Fashion Collection

It’s 2021 and we have no shortage of epic collaborations between some of the world’s biggest Latino stars and top fashion brands. Everyone from J Balvin and Bad Bunny to Cardi B and now Maluma have entered the fashion industry to sell a lifestyle. And people are buying!

Maluma and French fashion house Balmain bring us a limited-edition collaboration.

Colombian superstar Maluma has partnered with French fashion house Balmain to launch a limited edition collection that will be available from April 12 through June 1 in all Balmain stores, including brick and mortar and online.

The collection, which includes sneakers, blazers, t-shirts, pants and other ready-to-wear clothing, will also be available at Saks Fifth Avenue as of April 15.

The Balmain + Maluma line marks the first time ever the brand has designed a line with a celebrity. And it seems like the brand’s creative designer is pretty excited about the collab. Through photos on his Instagram, Olivier Rousteing referred to the reggaetón singer as his inspiration, captioned with supportive laudatory messages about merging their cultures and joint design process.

“Maluma, more than him being an incredible singer,” Rousteing notes, “[brings] a lot to the fashion community with his joy and his happiness and the fact that he’s always playing up his style from different kinds of houses from around the world, mixing different cultures as well… I think the collaboration with Maluma is obviously giving to Balmain and pushing the aesthetic more internationally.”

Maluma also seems to be pumped for the opportunity!

Although Balmain has featured other celebrities in advertising campaigns and runway shows, it has never actually enlisted a celebrity to help design a full, name-branded line.

The brand’s high profile, along with the haute-couture retail price of the collection, underscores how entrenched Maluma is now in the global fashion world and how valuable his endorsement and name is perceived by high fashion.

“It’s been one of my goals to work with a respected fashion house on a collection, but this journey was more exciting, as Olivier pushed me to design with him and sketch looks that I personally will wear off the stage and showcase high couture with a bit of Papi Juancho,” says Maluma, referencing both his album name and alter ego.

But if you want a piece of the collection be prepared to drop those coins.

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Items in the Balmain + Maluma collection range from a black cotton T-shirt that retails for $495, to $1,500 high top sneakers to a $2,555 multi-color print bomber jacket.

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Met Gala 2021 Is Happening And Amanda Gorman Is Set To Host The America-Themed Fashion Event

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Met Gala 2021 Is Happening And Amanda Gorman Is Set To Host The America-Themed Fashion Event

It’s 2021 and the Met Gala is back this year – after being canceled in 2020 thanks to a pandemic – with superstar poet Amanda Gorman being eyed to host the fashion event of the year. Given the 23-year-old’s show-stopping performance at the inauguration, the theme fittingly will be a celebration of America and American designers.

The Met Gala will return in 2021 with a very special guest as host.

Vogue’s “Oscars of Fashion” famously takes place on the first Monday of May. However, this year it’s been pushed back to September 13, in hopes that life will have returned to something closer to normal by then.

Epic poet Amanda Gorman is reportedly in talks to co-host the event alongside Tom Ford, who is the academy’s president. The breakout star of President Biden’s inauguration, Gorman is on the cover of the magazine’s May issue and the subject of a relentlessly glowing profile inside.

The black-tie gala, which raises funds for Met’s Costume Institute, is normally fashion’s biggest night and sees guests from Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B to Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and even Maluma.

The event was canceled in 2020 thanks to a global pandemic.

The world’s most glamorous party was canceled in 2020 because of COVID-19, which was (and still is) raging the planet at the time. There was a virtual event in place of the 2020 event, with celebs like Julia Roberts, Priyanka Chopra and Amanda Seyfried showing off their looks from home and stars like Mindy Kaling and Adam Rippon taking part in the #MetGalaChallenge, recreating looks from past years.

This year’s event will draw inspiration from all things USA.

The theme of this year’s Met Gala has not been announced, but Page Six says the night will be devoted to honoring America and American designers, following the 18-month-long COVID crisis in this country.

Recent past themes for the event have included “Camp: Notes on Fashion” (2019), “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” (2018), and “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between (2017). And don’t forget 2016, when Zayn Malik wore robot-arms to Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.

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