September 6, 2010

"The Girl Who Eats Her Feelings..."

I love fashion, I love people who are bold with their fashion choices, and people who are true to themselves with their fashion choices. It is all good with me.

Okay, now that those explanations and disclaimers are done with, I gotta ask, and I do this with love, people... what the fuck is up with W Magazine this month?

Granted, I read W rarely -- it is not Vogue or In Style or GQ for chrissake --- so I don't know much of what is typically in there. Hopefully this is not typical. If it is, you are idiots.

For their back-to-school fashion feature, the magazine has an article about fashion types. I expected the usual stuff, you know --- preppy, rocker chick, goth, urban rebel, blah blah blah. Not what I got.

What fashion types is W proudly showing off for Fall 2010?
- The Prepster With A Wild Streak
- The Valedictorian
- The Party Animal
- The Girl Who Eats Her Feelings
- The Virgin Suicide

Excuse me? The Virgin Suicide and The Girl Who Eats Her Feelings? What the hell fashion types are those? Who the hell thought this was a good idea?

According to the morons at W, The Girl Who Eats Her Feelings likes curve-enhancing dresses, and her fave designers include Victoria's Secret and Prada. Hello, W, have you heard of the eating disorder epidemic impacting young men and women? Douchebags.

The article is at in case you want to leave them kudos or slap them senseless.


andygirl said...

yeah I had to read W when I was in fashion school. (this does not excuse them) And it's geared toward the industry porfessionals. so it tends to be just like the fashion industry types: callous, judgey, and rude. I forgot what it was like actually, but I'm not surprised. fashion is its own crazy world and stuff like this is why I got out.

Michael Rivers said...

That does seem like a weird "fashion" style. I'd think they could have come up with a different phrase for that.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm proud to say that I've never even heard of W magazine. But still, yes, appalling.

Kevin said...

I prefer being the man who eats lunch. What's cooking, honey?

Gill said...

I don't reckon much to any of the descriptions but those two are particularly galling, especially given the ongoing increase in eating disorders amongst both young women and men.
It's about time the fashion industry realised that normal isn't a size zero (or whatever the UK equivalent is) and that skinny celebs aren't Gods - most of them aren't even good role models!
Like lots of other people, I too registered so that I could leave a comment.
Tnx for posting Brahm :)

Penny Lane said...

Wow. How ignorant is that? As a woman and the parent of a teenaged daughter, I can't believe anyone would write that let alone have it be supported and approved by editor after editor. Sickening.

Well I guess in a society where anything over a 12 or whatever it is is considered 'plus size' I shouldn't be that surprised...

I'm going to go bake in revolt because guess what? Those of us who eat? Have the energy to put out and enjoy it. Eating my feelings leads to... (you fill in the blank!). ;)


ok, i'm still reeling!!!
"virgin suicide"?????? what culture do we live in? someone's been watching TWILIGHT a tad too much and think death is sexy...


injaynesworld said...

They seem to live in their own little narcissistic world with no sense of responsibility to the world at large.

Oh, wait. That's Republicans.

bmat10 said...

Okay I should not be commenting. My fashion sense? Jeans and a T-shirt. And if I have to wear a tie or something my wife has to tell me what goes with what.

However I do like Alfreds halloween costumes, around these parts though that is everyday wear.

Lauren said...

Well that's just... charming. What the hell is virgin suicide? Clothes so non-existent they attract people loaded with diseases? Hmmm... I think I'm going to have to research this. It all sounds like a health risk to me.

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

I too love jeans and a t-shirt, is what am in right now. No underwear though. Kidding. Maybe.

And while I do like the fantasy of fashion magazines, this clealy pissed me off. As it did many of you.

And Jayne, yes those are Republicans. I think lots of the fashion people are insecure rather than narcissistic. And apparently think other people eat their feelings. I prefer Oreos.

middle child said...

Ooooo, Brahm. Commando?

Mik said...

We had W magazine for a while and it seemed every issue was cross-processed waif thin models who looked like they were just dug up from the grave or I'm just getting old!

Fred Miller said...

Thanks for stopping by my site. I thought I was following you until I saw all the posts I'd missed. Sorry. You're in my Google Reader now. Good to catch up again.

The Fred Effect: Who the Hell is Justin Beaver?

Miley (woman:confused) said...

See, I thought "the girl who eats her feelings" would have something to do with fat chicks wearing mumus - NOT women who are curvy and want to show it off!

Mrsblogalot said...

Oy. about that for a fashion statement? What, not enough fashion sickness in that?

inannasstar said...

I can't even click over there for fear of getting in my car, driving to their offices and slapping the shit out of them.

I'll keep my "girl who eats her feelings" fat ass home and out of jail....for now.

ClimbtoNowhere said...

That is too funny. Love that you pointed out the stupidity of it all.

Elly Lou said...

*blink, blink* You know that had to get by at least ten different people. Really? None of them stopped to say, "Maybe this is a little insensitive?" What a bunch of shuttlecocks.

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

Great point Elly Lou - have many editors sign off on a piece in a major magazine? Yikes.

I registered on their site just to comment on this, as did many other people. Those comments are fantastic, and brutally honest. Wonder if there will be impact?

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