Sunday, August 25, 2013

Look out, NYT!

What was Kerry Washington doing in 2006?  Apparently something deeply sinister because In Style charts her "Transformation" in the current issue, covering all the years from 2004 through 2013 with only one omission: 2006.

We're assuming she was part of NASA's STS-121 mission and that preparing for it kept her busy up to the July 4th launch while she was busy with debriefing for the rest of the year.


Yes, the new issue of In Style is out, featuring Drew Barrymore on the cover and announcing "OUR BIGGEST ISSUE EVER!! 716 PAGES!"

That's right, America, there finally is something just as large as the Sunday New York Times that is even more useless.

Along with raising the issue of Kerry Washington's 2006 whereabouts, the magazine also explains why models are so thin:  A Bloomingdale's ads shows picking at a plate of gold jewelry.  And it's time to "LOVE YOUR CLOSET!"  (poor Wentworth Miller, he really picked the wrong time to come out).

Oil of Olay has a new commercial which thinks it can fool you into thinking it's something more by being a behind-the-scenes of an Oil of Olay commercial.  In Style puts the same practice into print -- with one so-called 'feature' being not all that different from the ads which take up the bulk of the magazine (Vanity Fair, eat your heart out!).

In what passes for articles about Drew Barrymore, a series of brief sentences hawk Drew's cosmetic line as well as her wine line.  She deserved so much better.

But hats off to In Style for proving a magazine for non-readers can continue to publish and thrive.

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