Kylie Jenner goes makeup-free as she steps out in public rocking a $60 sweatpants and an oversized shirt. The teenage fashionista’s recent sighting came amid criticism following the release of her camouflage-themed collection.
On Thursday, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star was spotted leaving Earthbar in West Hollywood for a smoothie break with a friend. The curvaceous beauty was photographed juggling two smoothies in one hand while holding her phone with the other.
The 19-year-old reality star kept her looks low-key during her day out in the city, sporting a $60 Shadow Hill x Champion gray sweatpants and a white oversized shirt. Kylie also matched her comfy ensemble with a makeup-free look and long black tresses worn straight down.
Apparently, the juice bar that the youngest Jenner visited was just two blocks away from her huge bikini-clad billboard along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. The billboard is part of Kylie Jenner’s promotion of her camouflage-themed collection.
Kylie Jenner’s army-inspired collection has gained criticisms as soon as it was released on Thursday. The Life Of Kylie star faced major backlash for allegedly copying someone else’s design.
Numerous reports revealed that the fashion mogul allegedly copied the camouflage idea of the indie brand PluggedNYC.
Tizita Balemlay, creative director of PluggedNYC, called out Kylie Jenner on Twitter Thursday night, accusing her of copying her designs, particularly the camouflage theme. The indie designer claimed that the reality star ordered samples of her products.
In her tweet, Balemlay shared a series of alleged email exchanges with Kylie’s team, complimenting her designs.
The black owned company that Kylie stole her camo clothes idea from is posting the receipts of when Kylie ordered from them and I'm LIVING pic.twitter.com/4r0xEwhw6o
— Kelsha. (@kelshareese) June 9, 2017
The PluggedNYC designer also vented out on Instagram and slammed the cosmetics maven for being a copycat. Tizita posted a side-by-side comparison of both brands and even tagged the Life Of Kylie star.
“When you really Pablo… I am the influence *drops mic. Copy & Paste down to the shoes I used on my models. The kardashains will take your nigga & brand I stamp lmfaooo #WeAreTheCulture”
In another post, Balemlay also pointed out the fact that she definitely did not invent camo but “sure as hell brought it back to life and pushed the two piece camo movement.”
“I can’t remember one brand that sold matching Camo two pieces that weren’t generic tees with cargo for ladies before my brand unless it was custom,” the outraged designer claimed. “But hey… money is power smh I started my brand with pennies funny how someone can just take a whole movement bc of how much money and power they have.”
Kylie Jenner has yet to comment on the accusations.
Prior to PluggedNYC’s accusations, Kylie Jenner’s clothing line was first called for cultural appropriation. Apparently, several media outlets heralded the reality star as the first to embrace the camo bikini trend. This is despite the obvious fact that the ensemble has been worn before by other celebrities, most prominently by Destiny’s Child in the “Survivor” music video.
Many were quick to express their opinion about Kylie Jenner’s alleged cultural appropriation. One user pointed out, “I need white people to know that all the trends they think the Kardashians/Jenners are the 1st to start have been done by Black people since.”
Another one commented, “There better be some royalties for Destiny’s Child from those camouflage bikini sales Kylie Jenner.”
White Media: "Kylie Jenner starts new camo trend"
Destiny's Child: *Cough* pic.twitter.com/fIt2irf6SP
— Sammy Salsa (@SAMMYSALSA84) June 8, 2017
This is not the first time Kylie Jenner was accused of cultural appropriation and copying ideas from other artists. The reality star has been bombarded with criticisms for some of her works in the past, which many claimed were unoriginal.
Last year, Kylie Jenner launched her holiday makeup collection, which was undoubtedly a massive success. In one of her promotional posts, the makeup guru shared a photo featuring gold-dipped fingers and a red, matte ombre lip.
However, the said campaign photo was strikingly similar to an original image by indie makeup artist Vlada Haggarty. The same artist accused Kylie Jenner of copying her work in the past.
Haggarty took to Instagram and shared a side-by-side comparison of the two images. The picture on the left was from Haggarty while the one in the right was from Kylie Cosmetics.
In 2015, Hunger Games actress Amanda Stenberg also called out Kylie Jenner for “appropriating black culture.” Apparently, the actress was not a fan of the reality star’s “cornrows.”
In a video clip titled “Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows,” the actress explained why it’s problematic when white women wear cornrows. According to the young star, when white women like Kylie Jenner adopt the hairstyles typically donned by black women, they are considered fashionable and admired. However, when black women rocked their hair as they please, they were criticized for having “unprofessional hair.”
“What would America be like if we loved black people as much as we loved black culture?”
Kylie Jenner’s camouflage-themed collection is already available on The Kylie Shop.
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