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Model Clarifies Her Comments About SJP

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Model Emily Sandberg returned to her blog on Tuesday to clarify some of the things she said in her "Sarah Jessica Parker is not a style icon" piece.

She writes:

A friend sent me a photo of one of my covers next to SJP's Vogue cover this month. I think it's a good illustration of the difference between fashion and Hollywood. One needs major advertisement and intrigue to sell it. The other uses only an image.

Daring? I don't think so, Italian Vogue is still the reigning magazine in fashion. US Vogue became akin to US Weekly, a magazine driven by the advertising dollar instead of the creative influencers.

I told my friend, "You know, I've been wanting to write a blog post about her brand for some time. First with Gap and then with Halston. I think now I have to. Enough is enough. Someone has to call this out."

It's not that I don't like SJP. I think she's not only talented but incredibly intelligent and beautiful. What I don't like is her brand. And her brand to me is this: SJP+SATC=Money for SJP. And here's my problem with it.

1. it adds little of substance to the table beyond a product
2. it says little about fashion beyond a trend
3. it does little more than make money for her brand and the brands SJP aligns herself with
4. I don't take kindly to blatant self-promotion, it's no better than some of our reality TV friends and I think US Vogue and SJP is capable of so much more

And why does this bother me? Well… I don't know about you but I don't like money being the all powerful motivating factor for what people pay attention in our society today. I wish it was the talent because there are so many gifted, talented, deeply creative people that could do amazing work given the opportunity.

Instead what we have is an industry, that over the last 10+ years has gone the way of Hollywood and decided to put their faith and trust and branding in the hands of those who have money instead of the those who have the ability to create fashion.

I could have written the same post about Blake Lively or Lauren Conrad. It just so happens, SJP was on the cover this month.

One last thing I feel necessary to address. I'm a model. If you're interested in the work I've done, you'll have to dig. I don't have a website. I don't have a fan page. I don't have a team of PR people gathering and submitting to the press every move I make. Call me old fashioned but I'm not interested in you knowing my name because I'm a beautiful face representing a brand for a season or on the cover of a magazine. If you know my name, it's because we've met. We've had a conversation. We've exchanged ideas.

Fame is something you can purchase so easily today. I'm not interested in being famous. I'm interested in developing a conversation.

She makes a lot of great points, but the reality is we live in a celebrity obsessed culture and they sell. How many people in the US would buy a magazine with a non-household name model like Gisele or Kate Moss?

If we had to guess, not many.

And as we all know, Anna Wintour is more about the business of Vogue, not the fashion.

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Dakota & Elle Pose For Vogue's Age Issue

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Dakota and Elle Fanning are two of the most fashionable sisters in the biz, so it's only fitting that they're featured in Vogue's age issue.

Both sisters are decked out in head to toe Louis Vuitton, but that doesn't mean they have the same taste in fashion.

Elle described her look as "The Virgin Suicides meets Twiggy. Right now I'm into a long, flowing, flower-power vibe."

As for Dakota? She said "I am in the normal range when it comes to clothes. Elle is not normal."

Ha!

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All Hail Queen Jane Lynch!

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Jane Lynch is featured in Vogue's August issue, which is also the age issue.

The Glee star had to opportunity of shooting her feature with wife Lara Embry, who drove a vintage car down the streets of Playa Vista, California.

Lookin' good ladies!

[Images courtesy of Vogue.]

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A Wrinkle Free SJP Covers Vogue's Age Issue

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Sarah Jessica Parker's August Vogue cover is out and there's not a wrinkly to be found on the 46 year old's face!

Even more peculiar is how similar this cover is to her last one.

Vogue used the same pink color for the text and even posed SJP the same way.

Maybe it's time for little more variety. Just sayin'.

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V Goes Geriatric

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While other magazines are putting 20 and 30 somethings on their covers, V magazine has gone in a different direction.

For the mag's age issue they chose 64 year old Susan Sarandon, 72 year old Jane Fonda and 61 year old Sigourney Weaver as their cover girls.

All the ladies look great, but we're thinking photoshop can take credit for that.

[Images courtesy of Inez & Vinoodh / V Magazine.]

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