We love, love, love ELLE Magazine, but we still can't get over last night's Project Runway episode, when fashion director Nina Garcia pulled some outdated fashion trends for each contestant to revamp. The problem? She'd already revamped some of those trends herself, in Fall issues of ELLE! Although we wouldn't wish "shoulder pads" or "zoot suits" on anyone, claiming neon is a dead duck doesn't really work, when the magazine's fashion and beauty pages have obsessively chronicled the Nu Rave decadence at MisShapes and BoomBox for about two years. As evidence, there's an incredible story in the December issue of the magazine, featuring a cleanly coiffed blonde in a day-glo sweater and pink purse the color of nuclear waste. It's so chic it hurts (seriously - we'll never look that cool...). Meanwhile, the "baggy sweater" trend denounced by ELLE on Project Runway is gleefully shown draping a beach-bound model in their December issue, while "underwear-as-outerwear" didn't just show up on Marc's runway - it also hit ELLE's fashion well. And then there's "70s flare," a trend so outdated that it got the cover of ELLE's fashion news pages in September. We're so confused.
('70s flare... fun)