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On Monday, Marie Claire blogger Maura Kelly published a post titled, “Should ‘Fatties’ Get a Room? (Even on TV?)”. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the piece was incendiary (though we’ve excerpted a few sections after the jump just to get your heart rate going), but what has been most surprising about the controversy is Marie Claire’s response.
We’ll admit, when we first saw Mary-Kate Olsen‘s cover for the September issue of Marie Claire, we were a little surprised. But, aside from the shapelessness of the green coat, we had to give MC credit for thinking out of the box. And now it turns out that they weren’t just experimenting with one cover, they were experimenting with three.
In a bit of media news brimming with money and temporary economic happiness, most fashion magazines have reported that their ad sales for the September issues have outstripped the dismal numbers from 2009.
Come August, magazine racks across the continent will be graced by the face of actress Dakota Fanning. She has landed two covershoots — one for Canadian publication Flare, and the other for US Marie Clare. But while raking up multiple covers in a single month is something to be proud about, it’s the fact that she worked the cameras with her stunning looks that’s making her a winner in our eyes. But why so serious?
On Thursday night, Marie Claire’s editor in chief Joanna Coles taught a class for the Learning Annex. She dished the dirt with designer Narciso Rodriguez, confirmed that the magazine was indeed partaking in another reality television show, and gushed about a new edition to Marie Claire’s masthead.
We’re starting to feel reallllly repetitive, but then again, a good photoshop hack job never gets old. Not only is Sarah Jessica Parker wearing almost exactly the same Balmain dress as Demi Moore wore on the cover of December’s W, but it looks like the shop ‘n chop gods did a number on her as well.
Earlier this month we reported on a study that said blondes make more money and marry richer men. Apparently the magazine industry also thinks blondes are better for circulation.
If there’s one issue getting more airtime than fashion’s Great Weight Debate, it’s photoshopping. From Ralph Lauren to Redbook, the incriminating evidence of a heavy-handed airbrush has resulted in some seriously bad press. And now France’s Marie Claire magazine is throwing their voice into the mix by publishing their April issue with — according to them — nary an airbrush in sight.