Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Semester, New Outfits

The first week or so of school I dress really well. The rest of the year I just go to class and have dreams about forgetting to put on a shirt.

See my Brita filter behind me? Yeah, I'm being really good this year.

I've also been reading a lot of Nylon recently. This is a good thing and a bad thing, and if you see the cover, you'll know why.

It's a fashion magazine that basically combines the good and the evil sides of Dov Charney--the solid, innovative fashion spreads with well-made garments on the one hand, and ridiculous Hollywood pandering on the other. And racism.

If I edited Nylon, I'd keep all the great fashion stories and interviews, but feature up-and-comers instead of overplayed celebs like Lohan or Paris. I'd feature people who DO shit. And readers write in asking for a Green Issue--great idea--featuring Natalie Portman--yeah, cause THAT'D be fresh and interesting. I still haven't forgiven the rape-apologist for signing that Free Polanski petition (you too, Woody. Though I can't say I was surprised.)

So much of Nylon IS fresh and interesting; I wish they didn't rely on overexposed celebs, trends, and skinny white people.

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