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There's no denying that these images from the oil spill editorial in
's August 2010 issue are beautiful. The 24 pages of Kristen McMenamy, shot by Steven Meisel, are realistic interpretations of images of injured, oiled animals that have inundated the news media since the Deepwater Horizon explosion in April. As beautiful and provocative as they are, we can't help but feel uneasy. Creating beauty and glamour out of tragedy seems quite fucked up to us, not to mention wasteful and hypocritical, seeing as thousands of dollars of luxury clothing was flown in, and then subsequently ruined for the shoot. Glamorizing this recent ecological and social disaster for the sake of "fashion" reduces the tragic event to nothing more than attention-grabbing newsstand fodder. But that's just us. Do you think this is appropriate commentary, or just tasteless?
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A year and a half ago, it would have been almost unthinkable to turn to a friend and say, "You know what? I haven't seen much of that Anne Hathaway lately."
Flash forward to 2014 and, aside from production stills from the set of The Intern, her upcoming film with Robert DeNiro, the actress has been pretty much MIA read
With her offbeat yet ladylike aesthetic, British-bred Kate Foley has become a fixture in the New York fashion scene. Formerly a stylist at Vogue Turkey in London, she first ventured to this side of the Atlantic for a buying position at Opening Ceremony more than six years ago. Today, she's a freelance stylist and read