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Lucky’s Kim France Avoids Personal Pronouns: Magazine World Reels


Glossed Over does the heavy lifting: the site picks apart beauty/fashion magazines in an amusing, yet feral way. We’ve learned so much by reading the site, for example, in February’s Lucky:

In a shocking departure from the self-obsession that normally permeates her monthly missives, Kim France does not mention herself once in the February edition. In fact, she completely refrains from using “me” or “I” at all, and she uses “we” only to indicate the entire Lucky staff.

And we loved this because we hate Kim France, her self-obsession and her hair. Why do editors insist on running a photo when they’re not remotely photogenic? (Don’t bother writing us about how nice she is–we don’t care.)

Allure, Glamor, and Bazaar are also skewered, but delicately.

We emailed the writer and learned that’s she’s female, is based here in Los Angeles, and works in a business not a million miles away from the rag-mag trade. But other than that, she wasn’t spilling. And we can’t blame her, since we know how catty women can be. Especially about hair.

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