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Everyday Instagram Users Graduate to New York Fashion Week Big Time

According to Time magazine associate video producer Diane Tsai, the latest edition of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week (wrapping up today) is the “first time everyday Instagram users were treated like industry insiders at a major designer’s runway show.”

In the video above, Instagram users Ender Baykal (@enderbaykal) and Patricia Serrano (@freshtraveler) talk about their experiences this past week in NYC. There is also a snippet of conversation with Brian Difeo (@bridif), co-host of one of a number of “InstaMeets.”

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Eliot Spitzer on Working for CNN: ‘I’m having a barrel of fun!’

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— DIANE CLEHANE

Although it might not seem like it given the sheer numbers of journalists reporting from England this week, there are plenty of media folk and fashion mavens who aren’t headed out of town to cover that little get-together at Westminster Abbey on Friday. The dining room at Michael’s was packed today with A-listers of every stripe.  I lunched with my good friend Lisa Linden and Eliot Spitzer and we had plenty to talk about. Eliot joined us fresh off this morning’s shuttle from Boston where he’d given a lecture at MIT yesterday. He also taped last night’s broadcast of Inside the Arena from there.

While the rest of CNN is in the grips of royal wedding fever, Spitzer couldn’t be happier to be left out of the lovefest across the pond (“I’m really upset they didn’t send me over there,” he quipped). The subject did come up on last night’s show when he questioned Muslim activist Anjem Choudary about his planned protest at the wedding. While Spitzer pressed him on whether he was planning to “bring violence” to an  event watched by over two billion people, Choudary continually evaded the question. It was fascinating to see a flash of Spitzer’s past as New York’s attorney general come through during the exchange. Perhaps not so coincidentally, it was announced this morning that the group had canceled the planned protest.

When I asked Spitzer if he considered himself a journalist or a commentator, he answered simply, “I don’t know. I don’t mean to be vague. When the issue of objectivity comes up, I don’t think there is any such thing as objectivity. I don’t mean to say you infuse everything with bias and don’t try to be rigorously factual, but how you present every fact depends upon the prism through which you see it.” Read more

Robbie Myers Brings Fashion Week to Elle.com

For the second week of mediabistro.com’s Profit From Your Passion series, we’re focusing on media careers and advice for The Fashionista. So, it’s only right that we sat down with Elle‘s editor in chief Robbie Myers before all the Fashion Week madness kicked off.

In this first installment of her three-part interview, Myers dished about the event’s major move uptown to its ultra glam new home at Lincoln Center. “Lincoln Center is one of the great cultural destinations in the world, and I think that it’s nice that fashion is being elevated really to the arts,” she said.

Elle is also throwing its first-ever design competition with RISD featuring a star-studded panel of judges (Tommy Hilfiger! Derek Lam!) and will allow civilian stylistas to weigh in on the show by casting their ‘People’s Choice’ vote online.

“It’s either the fourth or fifth year in a row that we’ve had more shows on Elle.com than on any competing website, said Myers. “My feeling is if you love fashion, you wanna be on Elle.com.”

Part 2: Elle‘s Robbie Myers: ‘Project Runway Raised Our Profile’

Part 3: Elle‘s Robbie Myers: ‘Good Fashion Reporters are Gold To Me’

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