With all the fuss kicked up by the "revelation" that magazines often airbrush out models' bones and add flesh to their bodies in post-production, it's interesting and frankly kind of shocking to see images that haven't had this so-called "reverse-retouching."
If you've opened a women's magazine recently, then you probably know what's in this season. "Investment" fashion!
Mary-Kate and Ashley are former child stars turned designers. And if this strangely gushy, flattering piece in today's New York Times is to be believed, clothes produced by the "magical millionaire pixies" cannot be improved in any way. They're perfect.
There is something almost touchingly prelapsarian about The September Issue, R. J. Cutler's documentary about the making of the biggest ever issue of American Vogue.
If you've opened a women's magazine recently, then you probably know what's in this season. "Investment" fashion! For the new economy, editors and luxury advertisers have been throwing around terms like "value," "quality," "green," "key pieces" and "timeless" as though they had some, well, timeless meaning.
Today's "Styles" section brings a profile of two mysterious Russian personal shoppers from Bergdorf Goodman, who apparently have the best, most ridiculous job in the world.
The Bergdorf Goodman "Holiday Gifts" catalog is a shocking artifact. Because the "gifts" it offers range in price from $95 to $138,000. Are you ready to look at items that cost more than some people on this planet will ever make in a year? After the jump, an $18,000 makeup case, a $2,800 ballpoint pen and a $25,000…
We'll never understand why the marketing execs at fast-food conglomerates like Yum Brands and Riese Restaurants think that Americans want their calorie-laden, fat-filled chalupas, fried chicken and donuts under the same grease-splattered roof. Seriously! Who decided that Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut belong in the same…