I like a lot of things about this cover, but here’s one that I don’t: the cover line “What Hot Girls Know.” Because that’s Elle presenting The Hot Girl to you, handing the concept down from on high, as something that you the reader must not be – thereby implying not only implying we are all so very ordinary, but that being hot is aspirational and that The Wisdom of the Attractive is what’s missing in your life. For a magazine that purports to be for smart women, well-rounded ones, that comes across as disappointingly Lad Mag. And terribly obnoxious.
Fugger: Alexa Chung
As ever, this party is chockablock with models and legitimately interesting outfits. Thank you for keeping it fancy this past weekend, London, while those of us in the United States rolled around in our cut-offs.
Prepare to covet some Hunter boots. (I am coveting some Hunters and I already own a pair. [The foldable ones! WORTH IT.]) Also prepare to…hey, what do you think the opposite of “covet” is? Because I feel that way about…a lot of this other stuff.
Clothes aside, that is one CRACKED OUT Step and Repeat and might actually just be a tarp stapled to a chain-link fence. Just use the fence next time, y’all!
Lord knows, I LOVE a pattern. I think that a Chinese-inspired pattern on a beautiful dress was probably also a smart way for a woman who was perhaps apprehensive about the theme to play along. There are some beautiful highs here, some crazy low, and then CHER.
[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]
Well. This is all over the place. As usual.