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Kim Kardashian For New York Mag Fashion Issue

13 August 2012, 14.23 | Posted in celebrity | No comments »

KimK2 540x360 Kim Kardashian For New York Mag Fashion Issue

In a nicely-written cover story titled “What Will The Fashion World Do With Kim Kardashian,” for New Yorkmagazine’s “Fashion Issue,” the author examines the exclusionary nature of the fashion world and the dilemma that Kardashian presents. Here’s a snippet:

While the attacks [on Kardashian] may derive partly from a good-faith aesthetic response to some of the clothing she wears, at least as much of it seems to stem from an aversion to non-eating-disorder body types and a broader snobbery and classicism. Fashion likes to celebrate and appropriate street culture and even trash culture, except when it doesn’t.

Every club does some gate keeping so it’s not surprising that fashion has some rules around who its snobbiest members (see Anna Wintour and her enforcer Andre Leon Talley) will and will not allow as members. The article mentions that the Olsen Twins have been embraced by fashion but in their early days they were not. Neither was the now highly-celebrated Victoria Beckham. For the record, us Snobettes enjoy the heck out of both Kardashian and her man.

Kardashian will eventually make her way in if she sticks to it and becomes less popular to the masses, not to mention ends her partnership with Sears, only the unhippest retailer on the planet. It also probably depends on what happens with her and Kanye. If they wed, have children and thus Kardashian becomes a proper “lady” then no doubt the six-page Vogue spread with her two gorgeous children shown around her posh mansion will follow. 

See a behind-the-scenes cover shot here and more editorial images on the next page.

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Robin Givhan Mad at Harem Pants

27 March 2009, 15.58 | Posted in Fashion, Media, Uncategorized, interviews | 2 comments »
haremfront Robin Givhan Mad at Harem Pants

Before & After: take out the shiney fabric and coordinated missing-torso top and not much has changed!

Fashion is the ultimate expression of history repeating itself. As such you’d be heard-pressed to find a fashion show review that doesn’t include a reference to a 20th century decade that the writer believes inspired the collection. In commenting on the current return-to-’80s fashion craze to New York magazine, Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan probably deeply hurt MC hammer when she stated emphatically, “I don’t think the world needs MC Hammer pants ever, ever again.” Ever! And by the way, she aint so high on acid-wash either. I’m with you Robin. Hammer pants should have died with harems; all that extra fabric just make no damn sense. If I want ill-fitting bottoms, I’ll buy a pair of pantyhose one size to small, thanks very much!

Sneak Peak of N.Y. TopShop

05 March 2009, 17.41 | Posted in Retail | No comments »

nymagtopshop Sneak Peak of N.Y. TopShop

The cute jacket and dress above are from NYMag, which got a sneak peak at TopShop’s lookbook for its first U.S. location, which is set to open in New York on April 2nd. There are a few more images over at NYMag, plus the U.S. website is now available for you to lay your pretty eyes on.

Why Anna Wintour Sux by Cathy Horyn

07 January 2009, 20.58 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

New York Times’ Cathy Horyn’s bread and butter has always been her willingness to go there when it comes to critiquing the fashion industry. It wouldn’t be THAT big of a deal except of course that we’re talking about fashion, which is notoriously all kissy-kissy to your face, but the meanest industry in all the land the very second you turn your back. So I guess I shouldn’t be shocked that Cathy did (a long overdue) scathing attack of Vogue, except that it IS Vogue for crissakes and at one point she is gonna have to face La Diabla herself, Anna Wintour, who everyone knows still wears fur cuz it’s great for concealing various and sundry razor blades and extra long knives.

Here’s one juicy excerpt (from an article that ran on New Year’s Eve–way to bury the story, oh-great-ballsy editors of the Times!):

No one at Vogue, least of all its editor in chief, Anna Wintour, could have been seriously stung by a recent letter from a reader complaining that the magazine was in a rut. After all, Ms. Wintour chose to publish the letter, which chided the magazine for featuring the same women — “Gwyneth Paltrow, Caroline Trentini, Gisele Bündchen, Nicole Kidman, Sienna Miller, blah, blah, blah,” as the reader, Kathryn Williams of San Diego, said. “I could make a calendar of your cover girls, and it would probably repeat year after year.” She added: “Let’s face it: Vogue is getting a bit stale. It is a pity, too — because the magazine is still much better than the others."

Hat tip: NY Magazine, which, what the heck happened over there? Suddenly they’re posting more than twice a week and the tone is, ummm, I don’t a tad more fashion-industry-esque?
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Kanye: “I was breast-fed too long!”

16 April 2008, 16.53 | Posted in Books, Other | No comments »

While attending the opening night party for the Brooklyn Museum Murakami exhibit, Kanye West was interviewed by New York magazine:

NYMag: Murakami says you’re mostly drawn to his work involving women with large breasts?

Kanye: it’s true. I have liked big tits ever since I was a kid. I was breast-fed too long. It messed me up!”

In which case, we’re dedicating this image to you, Kanye!

SofiaMansfield Kanye: I was breast fed too long!

^^Sofia Loren busted throwing shade at Jayne Mansfield’s Hall-of-Fame girls

Booby-squishing hugs!

Lois: HighSnobette at Hotmail dot com

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Carine Roitfeld: Mon Damn Dieu!

27 February 2008, 18.01 | Posted in Books | 1 comment »

So much for thinking that Carine Roitfeld, big cheese of French Vogue, was the cool version of Anna Wintour. In a New York mag article last week, she comes off as just as big of a jerk as The Devil, albeit wrapped in a French package. In other words, her shitty attitude is more subtle and less in your face and as such takes longer to be exposed to the light of day. End of day, they’re still both peas in a mink-lined pod.  

RTEmagicC CarineRoitfeldbySlimane.jpg Carine Roitfeld: Mon Damn Dieu!

^^Not as successful as Anna, but much, much skinnier!

Here were some of her quotes:

“I will never be a business girl, but I will say, for Anna Wintour, I respect successful people, I like things that are success. But this is really American.” (Yeah, yeah, yeah, the usual tired stereotypes about how Americans only care about success and $$$. The reality is, Europeans find the fact that we talk so much about money boorish ’cause there, you either have it or you don’t and if you don’t, TOO BAD, peasant, you never will so stop whining!)

“I have [a scale] in my office so people always say that I weigh my staff, and it is totally wrong. All my girls are very thin and very chic and very beautiful. And if they’re not beautiful, well, then they are very charming. So people always say I weigh them, but no. I don’t weigh my girls.” (No scale, but you’re either a toothpick or a fat, funny girl. Even Anna has never said anything this gross. She thinks it no doubt, but at least she has the brains to keep her trap shut about it.)

Remarking on an assistant, she states, “Doesn’t she look like Nicole Kidman? I told you all the girls who work at French Vogue vewy skinny and beautiful.” (The token fat, charming girl got fired last week apparently.)

On on recent vacation to Thailand, she comments, “You think this will be so glamorous. You have this idea in your mind and then you get there and the people in the hotel…there were lots of people there who were fat and like that.” (Poor Carine, having to rub shoulders with commoners–fat ones no less!)

And she doesn’t know how to use a computer (lame) and “her girls” are not allowed to wear sneakers in the office (also lame, shows no appreciation for streetwear trends). Though she’s also banned Uggs, which, hey, no one’s entirely evil!

Je T’embrasse!

Lois: HighSnobette at Hotmail.com

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