And the writer is...Jenna Sauers. The New Zealander has penned her final essay as Tatiana here, but she's going to continue to contribute to the site, just under her own name. The commenters are going a little bananas over there, throwing around words like The New Yorker and Joan Didion regarding her writing style, which might be a wee bit of a stretch. Though I will continue to check in on what she has to say in the future. So were any of you right? Did you know it was Jenna?
Isabella Blow Book War Rages On, Takes On Jezebel
The Isabella Blow book war just won't quit. And the authors of the competing biographies--Tom Sykes, who cowrote Blow by Blow with Isabella's widower Detmar, and Lauren Goldstein Crowe who wrote Isabella Blow: A Life in Fashion--continue to use the fashion blogosphere to duke it out. Crowe has spoken out again, though this time, instead of responding to Syke's latest outrage, she's taking issue with one of the sites covering the saga, lady blog Jezebel. Seems Crowe didn't like Jenna Sauers' implication, as she recapped the back-and-forth on Jezebel, that the authors were simply drumming up publicity at Isabella Blow's expense. "Far be it from us mere bloggers to act like some kind of voice of morality here, but a talented and troubled woman died and all these people can think about is their petty little publicity-chasing book-selling feud?" Sauers wrote. So Crowe sent a response to us and Racked, titled, "A Letter to Jezebel." Here it is, in full: How strange of you to recall, step-by-step, the grisly tale between myself and Tom Sykes ("Competing Isabella Blow Biographers Attack Each Other," November, 11, 2010) but when it comes to my completely coherent clarification to decide to "act like some voice of morality" and point out that "a trouble woman died," and accuse us both of pandering for publicity's sake.