And if you ask us, the four-paragraph piece hawking her recently expanded leggings line is just about four paragraphs too long.
“My fashion line, 6126, salutes modern women who understand that sophistication is always in vogue, inspired by the iconic Marilyn Monroe and the timeless, confident glamour her memory represents. 6126 is named after her birth date. The confidence and sophistication Monroe exuded is something we don’t see today. It has been a dream come true to be so involved and hands-on in creating something I am so passionate about. When I designed the 6126 collection, I wanted to make pieces that any woman can mix and match to create her own sense of style –for example, mixing our sequin shorts with combat boots.”
“Yes, I really did try on every piece of the collection to make sure it had the right feeling and fit. It is really important that the products speak to my vision and pay respect to my icon, Marilyn Monroe.”
According to BlackBook, they commissioned the essay shortly before Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in prison for violating her probation. But despite the looming jail time, Lohan submitted a final draft no less than a week later. While that’s all fine and good, what we can’t understand is why BlackBook published it.
If BlackBook wanted to give Lohan a few hundred words in their September issue, they might have made it a little more editorial and a little less advertorial. The accompanying image is even culled from one of 6126’s ad campaigns.
The headline may read, “Lindsay Lohan On Her Fashion Icon, Marilyn Monroe” but the content reads: “Buy my leggings!”