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Laid Off? Learn from Lynn Yeager

lynn yaeger.jpgShould you find yourself suddenly bereft of employment, don’t let it ruin your lunch, but do consider returning any recently purchased luxury goods, even the ones you scored on recession clearance. That’s our takeaway from Lynn Yaeger‘s sad tale of being abruptly laid off from The Village Voice after three decades with the paper. On the day Yaeger received the news, she went out for lunch with Michael Musto, reports The New York Observer. She ordered carrot soup. “I was pretty stunned and upset, but we didn’t let it disrupt our lunch plans,” said Yaeger.

Once the reality of being one of the newly unemployed began to set in few days later, the first thing Ms. Yaeger did was return $3,500 in recent purchases, including a $1,000 Lanvin bag from Barneys, on sale from $2,500, and some jewelry.

Yaeger is now seeking new outlets for her fashion wit and wisdom (she’s already a frequent contributor to T: The New York Times Style Magazine, among other publications) and will be blogging for New York magazine during fashion week next month. As for that Lanvin bag, “I might re-buy it,” she said. “If my luck shifts.”

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Marc Jacobs and the Land of Misfit Celebrities


Guy Trebay has an absolutely priceless piece in the NY Times we think really wraps up NY Fashion Week nicely. He touches rather tangentially on what Marc Jacobs sent down the runway (backwards this year), focusing, rather, on the often off-the-beaten-path celebs sitting in the front rows of his shows. From scruffy rock stars to aging porn stars to “occupationally various” Courtney Love somewhere in between, all are invited to help further cement Jacobs’ own misfit status:

Cool, in the sense of a Marc Jacobs show, is like acupuncture. A mysterious electrical network regulates the system; manipulate one point and you trigger a remote response. The brain may be involved, but no one can tell you quite how. And, although it is possible to diagram the energy vectors (music to fashion to art to pornography) it would be impossible to dissect them under the knife.

That bit of prose is hard to top but we’ll try with this choice quote that closes the piece, when Village Voice critic Lynn Yaeger spots Carmen Electra at the show:

“How Z- list,” she said, in a way that implied the zenith of this cultural moment and the nadir had converged. “I mean, honestly,” Ms. Yaeger said. “Who are you? How do you spell your name? What’s the capital of France?”