Cathy Horyn's blog has blessedly continued past Fashion Week. In her latest entry, she describes how she cooks potatoes and then goes into her feelings on Vogue:
There’s way too much focus in the fashion world on money and celebrity lifestyle, and a media functioning as the new service class is partly to blame. American Vogue has made this its bread and butter, influencing what the industry thinks. Vogue is very successful and, at the same time, it’s old and out-of-touch. The magazine has always done a credible job covering the arts and politics (thanks to Julia Reed), but even allowing for the fact that wealth is historically part of its turf, the magazine doesn’t give you a new experience consonant with the changes in American life. It gives you old business: daughters with lucky DNA in New York or L.A. If I was an entrepreneur or a creative person in Silicon Valley, or Austin, or Seattle, why would I care?
The plainest answer: "You care because Vogue tells you to." We like that it's being challenged (another lance, perhaps, after the incendiary Anna Wintour article from Cathy before Fashion Week). What we don't like? The way everyone thinks they should leave self-aware, hugely stylized dissertations in the comment section of Cathy's blog. It's not a job audition... at least, not until MTV shows up with cameras.