Life After Vogue - Interview with Lucinda Chambers

Discussion in 'Fashion Industry' started by curlycue, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. curlycue

    curlycue Worker Bee

    May 8, 2012
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    Vestoj has edited the article from it's original form to remove details surrounding her firing (that it was quick, unannounced to her current editor or HR, etc.), but otherwise relatively intact.

    Some interesting quotes from the article to mull over and discuss:

    For this, I actually agree. I haven't read Vogue in years either. I'll flip through the editorials when I see interesting ones, but the articles have gotten so utterly bland and boring. Another terrible interview with Kim Kardashian-West *yawn*. Oh look, an blatheringly adoring review of Raf Simon's latest Calvin Klein collection. It's tone-deaf. I'd love actual, thoughtful critique of shows, clothes, and models. Vogue is so entrenched within the industry, it's hard to imagine they'd change.

    This I have a bit harder time with. I certainly don't live a Vogue-y kind of life. While I'm in the 1%, I don't buy the latest couture or must-have bag. But I do love the way it looks. I love the air of it, even if I'm not going to go do it. It's functional, living art. It's use is in the presentation of art.
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  2. elle_w00ds

    elle_w00ds Grand Dame

    Jun 16, 2017
    Am I the only one who finds this article really poorly executed? I saw the original version, too, and it's far from saucy, nor does it actually outline the promised life after the magazine. If anything, it reads like an incoherent meditation on Lucinda's career in fashion... not particularly relevant to the general audience.
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  3. vanitas

    vanitas Grand Dame

    Jan 26, 2015
    Couldn't agree more. I thought most of what she said was bollocks to be perfectly honest.

    I did find it interesting that she never once mentioned good journalism as being important to the success of a magazine, just droned on about 'influence' in the last paragraph. It might explain why some of their articles read like a cut and paste job someone did for their blog with pinterest as the primary source material.

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