How do you celebrate the end of Paris Fashion Week? With an '80s aerobics lesson, courtesy of the coolest store in the world, Colette! Last week, the boutique packed models, stylists, socialites, designers, and international Vogue girls into their discotheque, resurrecting the neon sneakers and baggy white sportswear that you may remember from the Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble video. Whether the aesthetic will stick with the street kids is still in the air - though to be fair, this does seem like a logical outgrowth of all things rave and Day-Glo. Skid through photos from Mark the Cobrasnake and decide - if ThreeAsFour and Emmanuelle Alt can do the Electric Slide, can you?
Jane Pratt's Site Launches: She Talks Gay Husbands, Tavi and Why She Still Wants to Do Another Magazine
We all owe a little bit to Jane Pratt. When I say "we," I mean my generation, the generation before mine, and the generation that follows me. Growing up as a wannabe fashion writer, I admired her ingenuity and success--she was cool, she was smart, and most importantly, she made "it" happen for herself. As a reader, I appreciated her honesty. It's undeniable, especially as a teenager, that women's magazines in particular can make you feel less than adequate. With Sassy, then Jane, Pratt gave women a place to be themselves. Instead of dictating what you should be, Pratt's world celebrated who you were. From this nostalgic and unabashedly fawning intro, it's obvious I'm a huge fan of Jane Pratt's. So when I was offered the chance for Pratt to walk me through XOJane.com just a day before the launch of the site, I said yes with wild enthusiasm. But I was determined not to make a decision about whether or not I liked the content until I, you know, read the content. So yesterday I took the train up to Say Media, a company that does everything from selling online advertising to launching websites (including XOJane), to see what Pratt and co. have produced.