Brooklyn is just like 2 Broke Girls Gone Country! Photo by François Halard via Vogue.
It’s unfortunate, but there are still people who move to Brooklyn and consider it some kind of exotic foreign land. Even worse than that, plenty of media outlets will give them the space to wax rhapsodic about what a strange and enchanting place they’ve moved to. You know, because you have a house. In a city. Voguetalked to Miranda Brooks (who’s a landscaper for the well-to-do) and Bastien Halard, a couple who moved to Brooklyn from Manhattan and seem eager to troll their new neighbors with the most stunningly oblivious quote in the history of Brooklyn trend stories. (more…)
I used to know a guy who ran the business side of The Nation magazine and his title was president. He would go around telling everyone that he was “president of the nation.” People sure were impressed! There’s a job today on MediaBistro that offers similar opportunity for title bloat: you can be the editor of Vogue. (more…)
Here’s another positive outcome of the downturn: fashion magazines—and designers, too it seems—are finally paying attention to those of us with realistic fall shopping budgets. Exhibit A: a ridiculously cheap $5 cuff from Marc by Marc Jacobs, featured in a slideshow on Elle.com, where you can find a whole bunch of ways to get fall’s big runway looks—’80s chic, boudoir dressing and biker babe (in a nutshell, Alexander Wang)—for under $50.
Harper’s Bazaar is in its own universe with a high fashion under $500 story—“now is the right time to treat yourself to some (affordable) style—but the mag redeems itself with a hilarious declaration—”arms are the new face!”—and a month’s worth of Saks giveaways. Whoever said there was no such thing as a free jar of Creme de la Mer?