“Every time you hear the word vagina, drink!” commanded opening act, Mamie Gummer.
The audience, mainly female—go figure—responded with the obedient clinking, and subsequent sinking, of glasses that reverberated through Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater. And vagina was indeed the theme of the evening at These Girls, Glamour’s night of monologues by young ladies they’ve deemed the new generation of female voices.
It quickly became apparent that for all involved (Olivia Wilde, Leandra Medine, Rashida Jones, Zosia Mamet, Aubrey Plaza and Lauren Miller), this was a chance to have a real heart-to-heart—you know, girl talk—so far from their usual introverted selves.
“Tonight, these girls can be who they uniquely are fan-fucking-tastic,” exclaimed Gloria Steinem.
It was refreshing, we suppose, though The Observer did feel a tinge of sympathy for the few men in the audience.
Taylor Swift, our generation’s kinder, gentler Alanis, has broken her silence about the 2010 song in which she broke her silence about John Mayer. Though the tune “Dear John” alludes to the age difference between the country singer and her elder pop-rock paramour, his bad history in relationships, and, well, his name, Taylor Swift is Read More
For fashion editors, all roads lead to September: this month’s rag mags, engorged with advertisements, represent the triumph of the hypercapitalist ethos, the huge and the loud.
Glamour senior online fashion and beauty editor Danica Lo has been named executive editor of Stylebistro.com.
Starting June 1, she will oversee daily operations of Stylebistro.com, a style blog from the same parent company as celebrity photo cache Zimbio.com. And it sounds like they’re expanding. According to a press release, Ms. Lo’s duties include “building Read More
Lucky editor Brandon Holley has a personal essay in Glamour magazine this month, describing a home invasion she experienced last March. An open window on the ground floor of her Brooklyn house was broken into in the middle of the night by a man who stood over the bed where she, her husband, and Read More
IT KEEPS STARING AT ME
Glamour Magazine is a lady magazine that can best be characterized as somewhere between “Tactful Cosmopolitan” and “Less Scary Vogue.” It’s probably one of the more distinctly moderate womens’ interests magazines. Which is why it’s odd and kind of comical to see them teaming up with one of the most chic boutiques in the country—Opening Ceremony—to sell a $100 sweater. Of a cat.
The Greeks had Homer, Enlightenment France had Voltaire and we have Jake: the pseudonymous author of Glamour’s “guy column,” sort of a breezy, unbylined sex and sensibility counterpart to The New Republic’s long-running TRB.
Glamour first introduced Jake to its readers in February 1956, “to bring a man’s point of view into each issue of Glamour.” More than half a century later (and just in time for Valentine’s Day), Jake will publish his first book, Always Hit On the Wingman … and 9 Other Secret Rules for Getting the Love Life You Want (Hyperion).
off the record
Each year, Glamour magazine highlights the accomplishments of ten college women, as a reminder to readers that women’s magazines have not yet managed to irrevocably damage all young women.
Last week, the chosen ones were flown to New York, where they toured Glamour’s offices and the U.N., took in a Broadway show and got L’Oreal Read More
Time Inc. has named Karin Tracy publisher of Entertainment Weekly, the position vacated by Jason Wagenheim last week, when he returned to his former employer Conde Nast, where he will publish Glamour.
Ms. Tracy was most recently publisher of the wildly successful People StyleWatch. She will oversee Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, and report to Time, Read More
Jason Wagenheim, publisher of Time Inc’s Entertainment Weekly has jumped to Conde Nast’s Glamour, publishing director Bill Wackermann announced today.
Conde Nast hung out the help wanted sign in May, according to AdWeek, as Mr. Wackermann, who has overseen Glamour since 2004, took on additional duties at W, Bon Appetit and Details.
2011 has been rocky for Glamour so far. Newsstand sales dropped 17 percent in the first four months, according to WWD, but a thick September issue brought in the magazine’s all-time highest revenue. The brand has implemented alternative marketing strategies like snap tags (print advertisements which readers can hover their smart phones over to be taken to Glamour’s Facebook page and special deals from advertisers) and the Glamour-flavored donut.