We think Vogue should get a big "Bravo!" for its winking September cover line, "Extra-Extra Large - Our Biggest Issue Ever!" All we could think of when we saw it was the Whopper Jr. with cheese. But then we spotted a show package from the Casting Director . ("Show packages" are big packets of models, sent out by the agencies during Fashion Week castings. Sometimes the girls' photos have been embellished with a sort of theme). This year, Rocket Garage made their models' cards look like vintage newspaper print outs. The part where they flicked their wit? One of their girls got grafted onto an old newspaper ad for weight gaining tablets, so now next to her picture, it reads, "Gain Up to 5, 10, 15 Pounds!" The graphic on the ad is a busty, smiley blonde woman. The photo of the girl on the other side is none of those things.
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The Issue With T Magazine's 'Slut Clothes'
It's been a tough few weeks for mini skirts and the young women who flaunt them. Between CNN's blame-the-victim tone in Steubenville to the helicopter parents picketing Victoria's Secret Pink, you'd think America's most pressing national security issue is teen girls in glittery panties. (And according to Harmony Korine's bubblegum grenade Spring Breakers, that's exactly right.) And on the fashion front, T Magazine editor Deborah Needleman tweets "Say goodbye to slut clothes"...