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

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September Vogue: Last Ladymag Standing (And Jumping)

September Vogue » 8/28/08 3:00pm 8/28/08 3:00pm jumps out on the news stand for all the wrong reasons. On her fourth cover in three years, Keira Knightley's hair looks reminiscent of a baby primate (though not in a cute way), her pose is all wrong for the Balenciaga she's wearing, and her expression has a whiff of self-consciousness and striverdom…

September Marie Claire: Some Say Fashion, It Is A Hunger, An Endless…

September's Marie Claire » 8/27/08 11:00am 8/27/08 11:00am does this one thing that immediately endears me to its cause: the mag the models in its three 10-page fashion stories! Each girl gets a teensy little Q&A - kind of like the ones in that tell you curvaceous Kristy's favorite color and college major - wherein we learn that Anna from Illinois…

September Allure: I Wish You Would Step Back From That Ledge, Julia…

With a slender 27 pages of fashion editorial, this September's Allure » 8/26/08 11:00am 8/26/08 11:00am doesn't break any records (not that my shoulders didn't appreciate the reprieve; lugging these monstrous issues on the subway sucks). After the jump, I parse the modeling in the baby of the fall ladymag litter: Julia Stegner almost falls off a…

September Harper's Bazaar: Let's Go To The Rodeo With Feathers On Our…

11 whopping fashion stories crowd the September Harper's Bazaar » 8/25/08 1:00pm 8/25/08 1:00pm, counting the wacky Obama-themed Tyra story and the token story that has become the magazine's signature. (This month, editors asked designers to pose, with models, as a character of their choosing - Michael Kors picked Jimmy Stewart in , Alber Elbaz…

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 annoyed… » 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

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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