Vogue Editors: They're Not Just Like Us

If you thought Vogue's $31,349 "glamping" trip seemed tone deaf, or you thought Dara-Lynn Weiss' story about putting her seven-year-old on a diet struck the wrong chord, then hold onto your hats because the magazine recently hired an actual princess, Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis of Germany to be precise, as their Style Editor at Large. And we just discovered her Twitter. Von Thurn und Taxis (or TNT as she's fondly called) is a veritable treasure trove of absurdly elitist quotes. We get that Vogue is meant to be aspirational, but sometimes the lady mag seems to have lost all touch with reality. And TNT, with all her limo drivers, boar-hunting trips, and designer duds, is a perfect example of that. TNT is a princess--that's not a lifestyle you can climb the ladder and possibly attain--unless you are really good at marrying princes (and if you are, nice work). That being said, TNT does provide some pretty great entertainment. We culled some gems--both from the stuff she pens for Vogue.com as well as her Tweets--and illustrated their ridiculousness with photoshop. From lamenting how much seeing a fashion show standing "sucks," to planning her birthday vacation to the Arctic Circle (where else!?), click through for our favorite TNT moments. UPDATE: A new Tweet from TNT, "@epcutler thanks Mr we love to be loved as for @fashionista lol big time!! Amusing !!" So she's got a great sense of humor, to boot, and we love her even more for it. Keep those Tweets coming, TNT!
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If you thought Vogue's $31,349 "glamping" trip seemed tone deaf, or you thought Dara-Lynn Weiss' story about putting her seven-year-old on a diet struck the wrong chord, then hold onto your hats because the magazine recently hired an actual princess, Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis of Germany to be precise, as their Style Editor at Large. And we just discovered her Twitter. Von Thurn und Taxis (or TNT as she's fondly called) is a veritable treasure trove of absurdly elitist quotes. We get that Vogue is meant to be aspirational, but sometimes the lady mag seems to have lost all touch with reality. And TNT, with all her limo drivers, boar-hunting trips, and designer duds, is a perfect example of that. TNT is a princess--that's not a lifestyle you can climb the ladder and possibly attain--unless you are really good at marrying princes (and if you are, nice work). That being said, TNT does provide some pretty great entertainment. We culled some gems--both from the stuff she pens for Vogue.com as well as her Tweets--and illustrated their ridiculousness with photoshop. From lamenting how much seeing a fashion show standing "sucks," to planning her birthday vacation to the Arctic Circle (where else!?), click through for our favorite TNT moments. UPDATE: A new Tweet from TNT, "@epcutler thanks Mr we love to be loved as for @fashionista lol big time!! Amusing !!" So she's got a great sense of humor, to boot, and we love her even more for it. Keep those Tweets coming, TNT!
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If you thought Vogue's $31,349 "glamping" trip seemed tone deaf, or you thought Dara-Lynn Weiss' story about putting her seven-year-old on a diet struck the wrong chord, then hold onto your hats because the magazine recently hired an actual princess, Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis of Germany to be precise, as their Style Editor at Large. And we just discovered her Twitter. Von Thurn und Taxis (or TNT as she's fondly called) is a veritable treasure trove of absurdly elitist quotes.

We get that Vogue is meant to be aspirational, but sometimes the lady mag seems to have lost all touch with reality. And TNT, with all her limo drivers, boar-hunting trips, and designer duds, is a perfect example of that. TNT is a princess--that's not a lifestyle you can climb the ladder and possibly attain--unless you are really good at marrying princes (and if you are, nice work).

That being said, TNT does provide some pretty great entertainment. We culled some gems--both from the stuff she pens for Vogue.com as well as her Tweets--and illustrated their ridiculousness with photoshop. From lamenting how much seeing a fashion show standing "sucks," to planning her birthday vacation to the Arctic Circle (where else!?), click through for our favorite TNT moments.

UPDATE: A new Tweet from TNT, "@epcutler thanks Mr we love to be loved as for @fashionista lol big time!! Amusing !!" So she's got a great sense of humor, to boot, and we love her even more for it. Keep those Tweets coming, TNT!

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"I was just given the COOLEST Bday gift eva and eva- flying to the Arctic Circle dog sledging etc... Now that's what I call a surprise!!...@Phoebe1James @michellevioly let's get Loud again when I'm back from the arctic circle!! Love saying that!! Need some cute furs for the trip"

Source: TNT's twitter, @ElisabethTNT

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"Sprinted in 25 min late MK show had started ! impossible to get to my seat...So I climbed to the standing section saw the show from there. Guess now I know what it feels like to see a show standing! It sucks!"

Source: TNT's twitter, @ElisabethTNT

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"Our wild boar shoot at our home in Germany is always a riot because we invite lots of friends. We spend the day out in the woods, but then we get all dressed up in long gowns to dance around in the evenings. "

Source: Vogue.com

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"On my way to the English countryside for a day out foxhunting, the perhaps strongest drug-free hit!! Yippie, yayks, yay, yay"

Source: TNT's twitter, @ElisabethTNT

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"Later that night, I told Raqib [Shaw] that I thought traveling with one’s florist was just about the chicest thing I had ever heard."

Source: Vogue.com

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"Come to think of it, the last time [Naomi Campbell and I] hung out must have been a few years back at a couple of very entertaining New Year’s Eve parties and the following long days we spent together hanging around Flavio Briatore’s house in Malindi, Kenya."

Source: Vogue.com

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"So annoyed standing in freezing cold after Zac's show, driver no where to be found already later Moncler."

"Best part of night: giving my driver the croco skirt that Vuitton lent me, LV needs it for a shoot tom morning."

Source: TNT's twitter, @ElisabethTNT

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"Back when we [name drops: Victoire De Pourtales, Andrea Casiraghi, Alexia Niedzielski, Noor Fares, Theodora and Alexandra Richards] were students, Maxim’s was sort of an extension of our living rooms, so being there again felt like a reunion"

Source: Vogue.com