A Chat with the Toms Shoes Artist Who Is Currently Living in a Box While Hosting the World's Longest Google Hangout
Longtime Toms collaborator Tyler Ramsey is taking personal orders from his glass box on Abbot Kinney Blvd. No, he's not going to the bathroom in there. But we asked.
The September Issues Revealed: Who Will Cover What
The September issues are kind of like the Olympics in magazine publishing: Each glossy competes to be the biggest and the best. Booking the right cover star is, obviously, a big part of the battle. Likewise, for celebrities, nabbing the cover of a September issue is a coup of sorts. So who got the honors this year?
InStyle, Vogue, Elle Lead Pack in Ad Pages for 2013
March 2013 may have been a good month for glossies, but the rest of the first half of the year wasn't nearly as sunny.
Times Editors Forced to Examine Fashion Photography Policy
Last week, after readers complained about a T cover featuring Julia Nobis--whom they felt was disturbingly skinny and young-looking--T EIC Deborah Needleman issued a response to New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan. In it, Needleman mentioned that she had "considered adding some fat to her with Photoshop, but decided that as it is her body, I’d let it be." This raised new questions about the New York Times' treatment of photography--didn't the paper of record hold itself to a higher standard than to just Photoshop some fat into (or out of) a model with little more than a second thought? Turns out it does--but fashion photography is a different story.
Julia Nobis Too Thin to Cover T? Deborah Needleman Doesn't Think So
While we see T as more of a fashion magazine, many New York Times subscribers probably don't. As people who look at images from fashion magazines and runways on a daily basis, we didn't give this T cover featuring Julia Nobis in a swimsuit and leather jacket a second thought--at least not for any other reason than the impracticality of wearing a leather jacket over a swimsuit. However, several readers--whose eyes are probably less accustomed than ours to seeing unrealistically thin people everywhere---complained about how shockingly thin and underage Nobis looked on the cover and in the accompanying editorial. Deborah Needleman, T's EIC, however, disagrees.
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The Princess and the Peacock: We're Still Not Over Suzy vs. Susie
"So do you want to talk about this?" asks Leah. This being Suzy Menkes' "Circus of Fashion" article from T, which turned into this "Blog is a Dirty Word" manifesto from Leandra Medine, which rolled into this "Sad Clown" response from Susie Lau. (A Times story called "My Look, My Ego, My Brand" snuck in there, as well, as did a piece questioning whether fashion bloggers have gone "too far" on The Daily Beast.) So what do I think about this? I think I need some whiskey.
Deborah Needleman Puts Lee Radziwell on Her First Issue of T
The new T is here.