Sarah Palin Is Back To Stumping In Secondhand Styles

  • Sarah Palin: "I'm back to wearing my own clothes from my favorite consignment shop in Anchorage, Alaska." The store's name? Out of the Closet. [L.A. Times]
  • Oy. Celebrity stylist Philip Bloch christens Michelle Obama "Blackie O." [NY Mag]
  • Michelle's J.Crew bump continues to push the company - because of course if you…
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Is Vogue's "LeBron Kong" Cover Offensive?

Have you heard? There's a black man on the cover of the April 2008 Vogue. (Richard Gere and George Clooney are the only other men ever to be on the cover, reports Time magazine.) Vogue does not have a history of embracing African-Americans on its covers. Back in November, Portfolio's Jeff Bercovici pointed out that… » 3/17/08 11:30am 3/17/08 11:30am

Is Marxist Heir Jamie Johnson Actually Becoming Kind Of Hot?

Anyone who saw the documentary Born Rich loves its narrator/maker/protagonist/self hating rich kid Johnson & Johnson heir Jamie Johnon. But no one who saw Born Rich could have anticipated the dramatic shifts in Jamie (and also maybe, the public conscience) that have led to him turning into OMG an actually convincing… » 2/22/08 1:40pm 2/22/08 1:40pm

Men's Vogue: Not Afraid Of Black People

It's easy to find black people at Condé Nast: They're in the mailroom, the cafeteria, holding Anna Wintour's umbrella... and on the cover of Men's Vogue! Jeff Bercovici of Portfolio points out that 4 out of 12 covers so far have featured black men. Meanwhile, when Jennifer Hudson graced the cover of Vogue in March,… » 11/16/07 12:30pm 11/16/07 12:30pm

'WWD' Credits Source Who Knows Not Fabric, But Fabrication

  • WWD turns to everyone's favorite reputable source, reluctant fiction-writer James Frey for comment on the literary merits of Cynthia Rowley's new children's book, Slim. "I am very familiar with the genre of fantasy memoirs," he says. [WWD, 1st item]
  • Vogue publishing director Tom Florio credits Men's Vogue as having…
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