Andrea Linett used to be an editor (and co-founder!) at Lucky, and before that, she was an editor at Sassy magazine, The Greatest Magazine Of All Time if you ask anyone in the 18 to 45 demo. Now she’s written a book, based off her blog of the same name, called I Want To Be Her. The book is “a love letter to style muses of all shapes and sizes” and features Linett rhapsodizing about her great and many style icons and inspirations. They include, but are not limited to: Chloe Sevigny (who Andrea discovered), Lisa Bonet as Denise Huxtable on “A Different World,” and her friend Kathe. Reading her writings about these fashion all-stars is fun, but the book is made even better by illustrations from Anne Johnston Albert, who perfectly captures the essence of Andrea’s favorites. [$12.36, Amazon]
We’ve been big fans of Kim France ever since she worked at Sassy magazine and invented this thing called Kim France Pants, which were pants that were to be worn under skirts and such. She worked at Sassy before going on to start Lucky. And then weirdly — just like her former co-conspirator Jane Pratt’s mag Jane before her – Lucky was taken over by Brandon Holley. Now France is back with a new project, titled Girls of a Certain Age, a blog aimed at women in their 30s and 40s. “I’m 48, but I’m an immature 48,” said France. “There are people in this city who work in creative businesses whose interests are still very youth-ish. They like rock music, looking cool, but they are not kids anymore. They don’t, you know, respond to crotch high skirts on a style blog, no matter how cute they look.” Mazel tov! [WWD]
The media lords hath heard our prayers! If you aren’t already freaking out, you will when you hear this: Fashion blogging sensation Tavi and Jane Pratt (founder and editor of Sassy and Jane mags) are teaming up to create a new teen magazine. Tavi made the announcement on her blog, saying, “You guys may know how I feel about Sassy. You also may know that I’ve been babbling about how I think our generation should get one, too. Jane Pratt, founding editor and then EIC of Sassy, also became aware, and emailed me, and we’ve met a couple times, and it looks like we’re going to start a magazine for an audience of wallflowerly teenage girls.”
People like us have been clamoring for ages for a Sassy revival, and we could see the potential for that to happen with Tavi, but as she wisely points out, “[this magazine] won’t be Sassy (or the rebirth of Sassy, or Sassy 2.0) and nor do we want it to be.” Rather, the publication will “use Sassy as a point of reference for the whole teen-magazine-that-doesn’t-suck thing …” We love how Tavi wants to create something new but still retain the nostalgia for an era that feels creative to us now … Keep reading »
To us Gen X ladies, Sassy was the ultimate teen magazine. Each issue left us feeling a little cooler, because we weren’t just in the know—we were in the know. And no one was more responsible for that feeling than editor Christina Kelly. Her columns “What Now” and “Cute Band Alert” were everything a 16-year-old, flannel-wearing girl wanted or needed. Plus, she wrote the mag’s infamous Kurt and Courtney cover story. The woman was idol-worthy.
It’s been four years since her last job as Editor-in-Chief at ELLEgirl magazine. Since then, her name has been missing from mastheads. But now she has joined the blogosphere—cheers!—with Fallen Princess, a site where she discusses everything from her love of “Glee” to her thoughts on being a mom. After the jump, The Frisky sits down and asks Christina a few questions. Keep reading »
Can I get a show of hands for all the Sassy readers in the house? When I was in high school, getting my new issue of Sassy in the mail was the highlight of my month, and good cause to skip class so I could read every word in the park. (Sorry, mom.) So I still get a little giddy every time I see editor Christina Kelly’s byline. In this month’s issue of Vice, she’s penned an amazing piece of journalism called “Men and Urinals: An Investigation,” where she asked a bunch of dudes about their #1 behavior. After the jump, some quotes from the article that will make you wonder why guys think it’s so strange that we go to the bathroom in packs. But, seriously, go read the whole thing here. Keep reading »