Monday, September 14, 2009


So, staying here at the in-laws', I'm reading a lot of stuff I normally wouldn't (they get awesome magazines), and therefore am seeing a lot of information I normally wouldn't. This morning, I was flipping through the September 14 issue of New Yorker, and there's a one-page interview with Anna Wintour.

For those of you not in the know, Anna Wintour is the editor of Vogue (the real one), arbiter of fashion, decider-upon of all things cool, and - rumor has it - the inspiration for The Devil Wears Prada. With all this in mind, I sat down to see what Ms. Wintour had to say about modern fashion and what I'm supposed to do about it. And there it was.

"I get a few key pieces each season and wear them a lot." Emphasis mine, because she's saying the same damn thing the rest of us have been saying. (Those italics are also mine.) Remember, this is a woman whose entire reputation rides on looking good, and stylish, every stinkin' day. Then, further along in the interview, " many handbags? How many shoes? How much of a thing does everyone really need?"

Thank you, Ms. Wintour. I and my fellow hand-knitters can be found, gloating over drinks, in the kitchen.


Jen Anderson said...

Do you mean "New York magazine"? I read it there, with the same quotes. Or did she say the same thing to the New Yorker? (Yes, NYC is that conceited.)

I had the same reaction as you did. I wonder how her advertisers feel about that? Though they're all falling over themselves to get her to put their stuff in the editorial content, that they're not going to stop buying ads.

Bells said...

i like her. I just decided. That's how I choose to live! I think even if I could afford it, I'm such a creature of comfort I'd live in the same few cardigans and t-shirts anyway.

Donna Lee said...

And yet her magazine continues to tell us that what we have is old and we need new. Don't get me wrong, I love Vogue and treat myself to an issue now and then. I seldom see anything I'd wear (or would be available in my size) but I love the photos.

Amy Lane said...

"Win!!!!" Seriously--wise words... but they probably don't sell magazines! (spamword: gluketag)