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Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Ready, steady...

Didn't I tell you to keep that sickbag handy?

"...The age of celebrity-obsession is over and models are back in the game, according to US Vogue. Having featured the likes of Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Angelina Jolie on its cover in recent months, the American style bible has given the cover of its much-hyped, 832-page September issue over to nine of the world's most gorgeous current supermodels. But while in the days of Cindy, Christy, Linda and Naomi, most readers could have put names to the faces, these days, with the exception perhaps of Gisele Bundchen, the likes of Karen Elson, Gemma Ward, Hana Soukupova, Liya Kebede, Karolina Kurkova, Isabeli Fontana, Natalia Vodianova and Daria Werbowy are hardly known. And that's the way we want it, says the magazine's Sally Singer. "In this post-supermodel, post-superdesigner world, the very top people in fashion have their lives, go to work and go home," she told AP. "It's cooler to walk down the street and have only the people who should know you know you. It makes you part of this supercool club. Fashion is always slightly ahead of the curve culturally, and people are tiring of celebrities. Reality TV and the internet has cheapened being a 'celebrity'. To be famous now is to be Paris Hilton..." say the UK vogueys.

Hail the avant-garde supercool "trendsetter" !!! F#%k Paris Hilton !!
AW loves you if people don't know shit about you!

The post-bullshit world has yet to arrive in NYC, so I should be busy for a while longer...

10 Comments:

At 8/18/2004 11:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It makes you part of this supercool club."

I guess it's pointless to be part of a supercool club that's filled with lots of competition and mixed feelings towards each other. Also, I would prefer that this be a supercool TREEHOUSE club. At least then there'd be a great place to have sleepovers and club meetings, without having out parents butt in. That is of course, unless we stay up waaaaay past our bedtimes.

SXSW

 
At 8/18/2004 12:30 PM, Blogger FV said...

Yeah, I wouldn't mind if Paris Hilton had sex with me too - on a tree or anywhere else

 
At 8/18/2004 5:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds good to me... I'm so f*%^&$&%& fed-up with 'celebrities.' When even well-educated young women worth billions comport themselves like whores - you know it's time to move away from that cultural moment.

 
At 8/18/2004 5:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having sex with Paris Hilton is equivalent to having sex with 10,000,000 people. I wouldn't touch her with a sixteen foot pole.

SXSW

 
At 8/18/2004 5:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>>"In this post-supermodel, post-superdesigner world, the very top people in fashion have their lives, go to work and go home," she told AP. "It's cooler to walk down the street and have only the people who should know you know you. It makes you part of this supercool club. Fashion is always slightly ahead of the curve culturally, and people are tiring of celebrities. Reality TV and the internet has cheapened being a 'celebrity'. To be famous now is to be Paris Hilton..."<<<

People getting tired of celebrities?! You've got to be kidding me! Celebrity are where all the money is! That's why all the BIG models-- like Gisele Bundchen herself-- are trying to go into acting and become superstars in that arena! She may have made $10 million this year-- but even B-list actresses like Kate Bosworth make that much in ONE movie role!

And please, you kow that the Voguies are just spewing that bullshit about "celebrities being passe" because they want to cover up the fact that since the '90s, they haven't been able to create a model as powerful or known as Cindy/Naomi/Lina/etc.

And if the Voguies really didn't like celebs very much, why do they and every other big US mag feature them all the time? They are SUCH hypocrites!

 
At 8/18/2004 5:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was me, FUNNYFAN, by the way. Damn, I keep forget to put my name on my rants...

 
At 8/18/2004 6:28 PM, Blogger FV said...

Well said FUNNYFAN - the spin coming from Conde Nast is an insult to the average person's intelligence - I am sure their cronies or the clueless will agree, but most people will really get mad this time

when was it that Conde Nast, model agents, the NY Times and everyone else involved was telling us that models couldn't sell product and people really wanted celebs - or just any "famous" person, inc even trashy reality show winners - on the mag covers and in campaigns? Six months ago?

I wonder - who is going to be in the "front row" in NYCFW? Nobody is going to pay Beyonce and the like to come to his/her show to attract publicity?
Or is she Beyonce and he hip hop friends as unwelcomed as Paris Hilton?

Remember whan AW was saying that fashion shows should really be a "happening" - it's the "front row" celebs that are really of inerest to the fashion biz and buyers alike, nobody really cares about the models on the catwalk

 
At 8/23/2004 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Funnymen a.k.a Anonymous': Great comment! And so right!

 
At 8/23/2004 7:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupid mistake. FUNNYFAN a.k.a Anonymous my message was meant for you.

 
At 8/27/2004 4:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regardless of what they're saying, peole like you and me will be looking at the models ;)

 

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