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Ex-Vogue Australia editor Kirstie Clemets is no devil in Prada. She laughs, she speaks “humbly” and she grew up in the Sutherland Shire! But Clemets was still part of a “small pool of very influential people that dominate the fashion arena worldwide.” And since being unceremoniously fired from her post in May last year she’s not using the extra time to make casserole and watch Game of Thrones, instead penning the much-anticipated book stuffed with secrets from behind the doors of the leading Condé glossy.
This is truly the lowest of low: model scouts in Stockholm have reportedly taken to lurking outside the country’s largest eating disorder clinic in search of fresh talent to bring back to their agencies. The Stockholm Center for Eating Disorders brought the practice to light in the city’s local Metro newspaper, where they lobbed complaints about scouts handing off business cards to patients as young as 14.
We suffered through many a high school assembly back in our day. (And by suffered through, we mean skipped.) But that was probably because people like Lady Gaga weren’t often popping in to talk to the student body.
In news that we’re solidly conflicted about, Lifetime will premiere Starving Secrets, a reality show about eating disorders hosted by Growing Pains sitcom star and recovered anorexic Tracey Gold, on December 2.
Do you know what would just be the absolute best? If people stopped using anorexia jokes to make money, which is exactly what the people at costume and makeup shop Ricky’s had planned on doing this Halloween season.
Franca Sozzani‘s blog posts tend to be a source of confusion. Blame the translation from Italian, blame Sozzani herself — regardless, we have to give the Vogue Italia editrix credit for addressing issues publicly on the web. Can you imagine Anna Wintour doing the same? Nope. Sozzani’s written about advertising, trashy photogs, John Galliano and bloggers (meta!). Now she’s taking on pro-anorexia websites.
Rag on her shoes though we might, we’ve always thought Alexa Chung was a lovely and talented young woman. But more than a few people have accused her of having an eating disorder, and the model, designer and TV personality is sick and tired of hearing it.