Bee Shaffer, spawn of Anna Wintour, has launched herself a blog called New York Notebook. In the About section: “Hi I’m Bee Shaffer. You might know me from gossip blogs and others, but let me tell you, you ain’t seen nothing yet. This page is where I write my thoughts and observations about life, fashion, people and other things.” Huh, that’s funny, because hasn’t Miss Shaffer been famously quoted as saying, “I really don’t want to work in fashion.”
OK, whatever, young people are allowed to change their minds any number of times in their life. (God knows we have.) And to her credit, the title “New York Notebook” is really quite catchy. However, you’d think that perhaps the daughter of one of the most famous magazine editors in the world would have learned a thing or two about copy editing (or writing in general, for that matter) before posting her prose for the world to see. Just a few glaring errors that we can’t quite get over, after the jump … Keep reading »
For some reason, I’m completely incapable of tucking my jeans into boots. Try and try as I may, I inevitably end up with an excess of jean above my shoes, causing me to abandon the effort and move on to heels or flats instead. It could be due to the fact that I rarely wear jeans, or maybe my boots are not the right design for stuffing, or maybe it’s just me. Whatever the reason, someone finally came up with a solution and I’m a little excited. Meet the Küza Strap, a suspender-looking device which hooks to the bottom of your jeans, ensuring that your pants are pulled tight to avoid those awkward fabric rolls and inadequate tucks. It’ll set you back $16, which is a lot for a simple device, but we’ll leave it to you to decide if the price is worth jean perfection. Or you can just buy riding pant clips for $3.99. [Racked] Keep reading »
As much as I’ve been dying to shed some layers, put away my fabulous vintage red coat, and step out in some killer open-toe shoes, I realize that I hate dressing for this time of year. It’s like relearning how to dress warm and cool at the same time, while also making sure you stay true to your personal style. This morning, it was 43 degrees in NYC, but it’s supposed to go up to 65 degrees. How do I choose between being cold in the morning and sweaty in the afternoon? And to add to the confusion, I have a date tonight! Keep reading »
Does it come as a shock that a clothing retailer with such a hetero-normative image (sometimes to the point of cliche) would deny a transsexual the opportunity for a job? Unfortunately, no. In an undercover operation staged by The New York Daily News, two people—one transgendered person, one non—both applied for the same jobs. The results aren’t surprising: The transgendered applicant didn’t receive any callbacks for interviews, while the other scored eight out of a few dozen. One of these companies who didn’t give the transgendered applicant a shot? J.Crew.
How does this make you feel about the brand? Do you think it’s unfair to single them out? [Blackbook Mag] Keep reading »
Raunchy photographer Terry Richardson doesn’t hide from his sexuality—it’s blatantly there all over his unclothed models, genital Photoshopped madness, and general debauchery that’s conveyed through his photos and blog. Up until now, no one’s questioned his methods, and everyone’s generally thought he’s a cool—if not slightly bizarre/edgy—guy. Now, two models have gone public with some pervy stories about the fashion photog that are more than disturbing. Jamie Peck writes in a tell-all post for TheGloss.com, “I modeled for Terry Richardson when I was 19. And guess what? I felt bad about it. Of all the fine folks I’ve frolicked au naturel for, he’s the only one who’s left me feeling like I needed to take two showers.” After the jump, the traumatizing highlights of her story …
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