The article starts out with an interaction between Jane and Sheeler in which he is marveling at (and handling) a Miu Miu glitter bootie:
“Hello! I’m trying to shoot those. Can you put them down?” she snaps at me. Jane takes a deep breath and runs her fingers through her hair—dyed a comic-book red—as I wipe my palms on my jeans.
The article goes on to explain how 20-year-old Jane is moving into her own apartment soon, and about her decision not to attend college right now:
“Why should I go to college?” Jane asked me a few months ago, as she grabbed a glass of champagne off a passing tray at a boutique party we both attended. “I’m already doing what I want.”
Then Sheeler talks about how Jane has insulated herself in Texas, and I actually found this aspect sort of charming. She doesn’t want to go to New York, and has never attended a fashion show; nor does it sound like she ever will:
“I mean, why?” she says. “Every blogger wants to go to Fashion Week now. So boring.”
The Glamourai’s Kelly Framel was quoted as saying it was “savvy” to stay in Texas, keeping her “uninfluenced.” Jane also doesn’t watch TV, which again, is sort of charming.
But some excerpts from the article prompted a lot of internet outcry, like this one about Nordstrom Rack, in which mom and manager Judy recounted going there with her younger daughter Carol once:
“Gross!” says Judy. “Carol made me go there one time, and I wanted to punch myself”
and this one when Sheeler complimented Jane’s t-shirt:
“Really? I think it’s, like, Splen-did,” she says with a grimace, sounding out the mall brand with the horror of someone being forced to say “ointment.” She nicked the shirt from her sister’s closet; Carol, who is seventeen, is in her first year of boarding school in Wales. “I’m getting my hair dyed in a bit and, you know, what if it messes up my shirt?”
The full article is fascinating and definitely worth a read. After NY Mag reported about the feature yesterday with some quotes from the article (and some less than flattering commentary), Jane took to Twitter to express her anger:
Fact checking is non-existant and people will make up the craziest things for a story. It’s nice to have words put in my mouth!
I would like to say that there isn’t one true quote, fact, or figure in @NYmag’s article. What a laugh. Cheers, hope it gets lots of clicks.