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A round up of some of the best stories from the best sites from the past week The die hard bikers will hate, but Missoni is releasing a bike for Target. No pictures have been released yet but a little photoshopping and you get the picture. [Refinery29] The McQueen exhibit at The Met is so good they're extending the presentation until August 7. Now, you have enough time to get there from Brooklyn or Milwaukee. [The Cut] Two NYC Cops accused of rape get acquitted, making us sick and ensuing a protest. #rightfullyso #disgusting [Jezebel] Catherine Saint Louis examines the unrealistic bikini phenomenon. "It might just be cheaper to gain a fresh perspective." [NY Times] 6 brands that are sewing eco-consciousness into their seams. [Elle] Pay-Pal gives college kids $100,000 to drop out of school. There's obviously a catch. [Thought Catalog]
Megan Fox will also get you some attention. Elle cover, June 2009.In the past 10 years or so, reality TV has had really negative associations. It's been mostly trash, shameless people fighting, cheating, hooking up and whatever else producers could dream up to cause drama (Remember Temptation Island?). While there are still some reminiscent bad feelings towards reality TV, nowadays, everyone from The Kardashian Sisters to PR maven Kelly Cutrone, are blessing our screens. Titled, Elle, Not Camera Shy, The New York Times, published an interesting article about how Elle Magazine embraced reality TV, and as one of the first magazines to have a presence in the TV sphere (in 2004 Nina Garcia, Elle’s fashion editor at the time appeared on Project Runway), Elle has benefited from reality. Even though it may mean airing their cat-fights, Elle receives exposure to about 1.6 million viewers with key appearances on MTV’s The City where, “Cast members frequently talk up the magazine’s influence with the same reverence and awe that most fashionistas reserve for Vogue, to which Elle has long played second fiddle." Elle says, thanks to their various reality TV endeavors (there was also Stylista), the magazine’s overall audience including web traffic, has grown. Elle’s editor Robbie Meyers says, “People judge everything you do in fashion. Everything,” So they got used to it, and put themselves at the forefront of it. And while sometimes negative aspects or less glamorous of the business are shown, according to The New York Times, “the power of television trumps any misgivings.” Read the entire New York Times article here.
As bright and colorful as a handful of Smarties, Lauren Moffatt delivers a tasty collection of flirty outfits and skimpy bathing suits for us this spring. Not only are we drooling over the patterns and prints, but we want to gobble up the lookbook styled by Elle's own style editor Kate Lanphear. The Moffat/Lanphear combination is exactly what makes us gals come back for seconds. Do you eat the red ones last? Images via: Refinery 29
Anne Slowey, editor of Elle magazine and crusader for the Tavi Backlash, posted a blog today to clear up her previous Tavi bashing. It seems that Anne believes that her quotes were misinterpreted when taken out of context. She also defended the quizzical nature of her statements. On Elle's website Anne wrote the following: "As for her writing, I personally have no information as to whether it is or isn’t her own or whether she edits it herself. I’m not the first person to discuss this, and there is nothing wrong, mean, or hateful in addressing the question. And I’m sure Tavi would agree. I don’t recall ever saying she had a “Tavi team,” but I have heard others say it. Regardless, it’s the gist of what people are talking about, and that’s what Amy and I were discussing." Anne also said that perhaps some of the discomfort people feel regarding Tavi's age has something to do with protecting the young fashionista from the evil's of the "image-based industry" of fashion. Anne closes her short piece by reminding her readers that questions and critique are a part of fascination. She was just questioning things that everyone has been questioning. Anne acts optimistic, but the blog feels like it was typed through clenched teeth. "I’m sure her style and thoughts would work wonders at CERN. In another ten years or so." Ten years, when Tavi is twenty-three. But not now. Check out Anne's post at Elle