A Girl's Guide To Understanding Fashion Writing

As previously reported, in 1950, British novelist/critic Marghanita Laski (aka Honorary Jezebel No. 1) called bullshit on women's magazines. She also turned her piercing, unwavering eye on those who critique and write about clothes (Lucky editors, are you listening?). "My study is of the fashion writer in the glossy… » 2/28/08 5:00pm 2/28/08 5:00pm

Fashionistas Love Their Dirty, Greasy Follicles

Today's New York Times reports that one of the fastest rising "beauty trends" among the East Coast elite is not washing one's hair, or, at the very least, washing it infrequently (as was the norm in the earlier part of the 20th century.) Says one Bumble & Bumble stylist: "A lot of cute younger girls want something fun… » 2/21/08 3:30pm 2/21/08 3:30pm

Awesome British Lass Gives Women's Magazines Her Best Left Hook

We love to complain that the greatest crime perpetuated by women's magazine editors that they publish the old same crap under different covers month after month, year after year. Well, yesterday, we were directed to a website, Faking Good Breeding, on which a Smith College coed posted an excerpt from "What Every Woman… » 2/20/08 4:00pm 2/20/08 4:00pm