Vogue News Bites: March 18

Vogue seems to be in the news a lot this past week, for many different reasons. Not for putting skinning women or fur on their covers, or even being really fashionable!

First. Anna Wintour “has nothing against blogs” but she just doesn’t think the word is good enough for Vogue’s new website (so perhaps they will have stand alone content from Style.com in the works?).

According to one Vogue-er, “They are expanding the Vogue Web site and getting more involved with the Internet. But Anna hates the word ‘blog’ so much, she refuses to call anything on her site a blog and has charged her staff with coming up with a new word that isn’t as garish-sounding. She wants it ASAP – in time for launch.”

Second, how authentic is Australian Vogue’s interview with Elizabeth Taylor? Elizabeth Taylor thinks it’s very authentic and even called up and berated a Australian TV show for suggesting otherwise. So why did the exact same answers had appeared in US Harpers Bazaar as well as in Elizabeth Taylor’s book?

“This opens up an interesting debate about the veracity of PR representatives…we entered the interview process in good faith. It’s disappointing to discover that we were provided with what appear to be rote answers, and it does raise concerns over the ethics of celebrity minders,” Kirstie Clements, Vogue Australia’s editor tells Media Watch.

Curious to read more? Read the whole TV transcript on the Media Watch website.

And lastly… you’ve read all about the Kate Moss for Topshop preview in UK Vogue haven’t you? Now that is one Vogue that is interested in blogs, they even did a whole article on fashion blogs and interviewed my long time net buddy, Gemma at CatwalkQueen.