Since you’re all begging for updates and the fashion week schedule has died down somewhat I’ve finally been able to put together a musing for you all. Since beauty editors have had their time in the sun, let’s look at the fashion pack in their jungle, aka Fashion Week.
Now let it be known in this little rant will not delve into fashion trends for spring 2008/09 and which D-List celebrity snagged a front row seat at Alex Perry. You can read those kinds of facts in the gossip pages online or in the Sunday tabloids because I spent my time observing the crowds of people (which is absolutely not part of my job description 😉 ).
I love people watching, just watching the fashion pack is always amusing especially when you know which magazine they work for, there for how they rank in the fashion world. They’re an entirely different bunch to the beauty girls because they don’t have as many advertisers to please (not that they don’t have their fair share), are well connected with fashion houses (for example, Bazaar’s Christine Centera styled Jayson Brunsdon’s recent New York Fashion Week show with quite a few fingers in different pies) and often more unique in their dress sense.
Don’t get what I mean about unique dress sense?
Well they’re more like Kate Moss or Sienna Miller who can throw together a very cool get up, while beauty girls are like Lauren Conrad from the Hills who are polished but it’s because they just wear a chic dress or something similar. They are the beauty girls after all. That said you do get the odd beauty girl who’s more Ms Moss and vice versa.
It’s been quite a trip watching the fashion editors with their editor in chiefs make their way to the front row of fashion week. They waltz in (late, because they just have to stop off for a “chardy” before the next show) and air kiss their way to their front row seats. (While the fashion journalists use their downtime to make the most of the very swish media room at this year’s show and file copy – most of the time.)
As always the editor sits in the front row, while her assistants and lower ranking fashion girls either sit next to her or behind her – to watch that no one backstabs her you see. And of course each magazine is allotted a different section of the room. But that doesn’t mean they will not be sitting opposite each other on the front row.
One year one designer had the gang at Harper’s Bazaar sitting directly opposite the gang from Vogue. Of course all the girls just kept themselves occupied and barely glanced up at each other. It was quite a sight, if only I had been in a good position to take a picture.
Another interesting observation about the fashion pack, they do travel in packs. You will see the fashion editors of Shop walking around together or the Bazaar girls together, but never do they seem to be one big happy ACP family.
Because at the end of the day they would always be competing against each other for the same stand out pieces for their spring 2008 editorial shoots in just a few days/weeks.
Now I must be off and do some more fashion week things. There is never any rest for the wicked and boy does half the industry think that of me.