As you would expect, just about everyone turned up to see Marc Jacobs' Fall 2012 show yesterday. Front row goers included good friend Rachel Zoe who sat next to the designer's former partner Lorenzo Martone, along with editors like Suzy Menkes, Glenda Bailey, Anna Dello Russo and Amy Astley. Celebrity-wise, all eyes were 'Oh Lola!' face Dakota Fanning and Maria Sharapova.
"So I get the call the day HG closed, would I go and see Anna, and I said sure, of course . . . and they were like, ‘Today, right now.’ And that’s how I learned how Vogue operates — I was like, ‘Can I do it tomorrow? I have to get my outfit together!’ And HR was like, ‘No, she’s ready for you now, right now.’ So I toddled up there in my little Agnes B. T-shirt and my brand new Chanel ballet slippers that cost, like, a week’s salary. I stayed at Vogue for nine years — I did four test issues of Teen Vogue, I edited Index — and I didn’t think Conde Nast was going to launch Teen Vogue, so I got pregnant for the second time, and Anna and Mr. [Si] Newhouse called me in. I was nine days away from giving birth — I was so fat. I had gained, like, forty pounds . . . I was huge! And they said, ‘We’re going to launch Teen Vogue, and we want you to edit it.’ I literally gave birth to my second child Ingrid as the magazine was being launched, so she and it are the same age — eight. I was 35 at the time.
Back in April Amy Astleyrevealed that Teen Vogue have a TV show in the works and the issue resurfaced last week when Erin Kaplanmoved to the magazine from Elle leading many to believe that she'll be lending her TV experience to the new project. Despite the confirmation of the show, no details have been released.
However, The Cut reports that they may be working with 'The September Issue' documentarian, R. J. Cutler, on the show.Casting director Vinnie Potestivo has placed a casting call looking for: "Designers, Stylists, Models, Photographers, Fashion Bloggers, Hair/Make-Up Artists, Accessories Designers or any other field directly associated with Fashion." But despite having 'The September Issue' on his resume, Cutler hasn't been able to attract strong fashion candidates to the project.
Erin Kaplan is leaving Elle and moving to Teen Vogue she announced yesterday. As our favourite character of 'The City' we would have been a lot more disappointed with the news had the show not been cancelled earlier on in the year.
Kaplan starts at the magazine as senior director of PR on Tuesday after spending five years at Elle. Many are putting the move down to Teen Vogue wanting to take advantage of Kaplan's TV experience on 'The City'. After all, Amy Astley did reveal that the magazine is in the process of developing a show.
Amy Astley has been hit with some fierce criticism for a feature that ran in Teen Vogue promoting having a gay best friend as the latest IT accessory. The piece was titled "Is a GBF (Gay Best Friend) the New Must-Have Accessory for Teen Girls?" followed by an opening saying that, "He's fun, trust-worthy, and supportive, plus you don't have to compete with him. He's your gay best friend — and he's in demand."
Astley used her editor's note to clarify the reasoning behind the piece:
Friendships with other girls — even the healthiest and most supportive of relationships — are always a teeny bit complicated. I hate to admit it, but I feel like a tiny troll next to one of my besties, who is as tall and stunning as a supermodel; another good pal is so outrageously successful that one can't help but seem a bit of an underachiever in comparison. And that's the problem: We girls compare ourselves to one another, and it can just get a bit ... intense. Thank goodness for gay best friends. I treasure my GBFs — I live in New York City; I have many, many! — because they are noncompetitive and nonjudgmental, and we make each other feel accepted and cherished.
However, as The Cut points out, is not more important to encourage young girls to tackle their insecurities head-on and deal with these issues rather than presenting having a gay friend as a solution to these problems.
The last few months has been ridden wih rumours that Teen Vogue are set to launch another 'reality' TV show after the success with 'The Hills'. Many doubted the claims on the basis that the magazine was said to be behind Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port's move to People's Revolution because they allegedly did not want to be associated with the programme anymore. However, this week Amy Astley confirmed that the magazine are in fact focusing on a '"new TV show we're developing" but refused to give more details.