In Which Tatiana Discovers That Fashion Week Is Kind Of Great

I realize I use these column inches more often than not to write about the drawbacks of being a model — the situations and encounters that make me feel, as casting superagent James Scully said earlier this summer, "Like [a] greyhound we plan to shoot after a race." Today is a little different. » 9/11/08 4:20pm 9/11/08 4:20pm

Points For Effort: Vogue Reality Series About Modeling Is Surprisingly…

American Vogue’s online reality series, Model.Live, unveiled its first episode today, and I’m sad to report that it’s not the irretrievably tacky, so-bad-it’s-good, corporate-sponsored suckfest I was hoping it would be. (Hoping? I am a mean-spirited person.) The series — which, at $3 million (or around $31,000 a… » 8/19/08 3:00pm 8/19/08 3:00pm

Size Zero Models Welcome At London Fashion Week

The news that fashion models will not be required to pass health checks before working in London Fashion Week got me thinking about the perennial skinny models issue. You know, the size zero conspiracy my cohorts and I cooked up. (True story: we were totally just trying to found a diet support group, but then this… » 8/18/08 2:00pm 8/18/08 2:00pm

September Elle Is Full Of Double-Jointed Models, Dumb Fall Trends

Tatiana, our favorite anonymous fashion model, has got her long-fingered, well-manicured hands on the not-so-svelte September issues of our "favorite" ladymags. One day after digging into that horrendous Philip Nobel piece, Tatiana trains her eye on the fashion editorials in the newest issue of Elle...and gets… » 8/14/08 1:00pm 8/14/08 1:00pm

September Glamour Actually Makes Fashion Fun — And Freckled

Tatiana, our favorite anonymous fashion model, has got her long-fingered, well-manicured hands on the not-so-svelte September issues of our "favorite" ladymags. Below, Tatiana trains her model's eye on the fashion editorials in the newest issue of Glamour...and finds a lot to be encouraged by. » 8/13/08 1:00pm 8/13/08 1:00pm

What Part Of "In A Different City Every Week" Is Giving Away My…

Don't hate Tatiana because she's beautiful.* It's summer and she, mere mortal like the rest of us, has invested an excruciating number of its precious hours in the courtship of a dude who turned out to be a total dick! And just in time for her agency to step in and remind her she is officially "fat" by the standards… » 7/29/08 2:00pm 7/29/08 2:00pm