|Photo via Buro 24/7|
I got particularly ticked when he takes a jab at the "Russian young ladies" who wait to be photographed at the fashion shows:
When I started, there weren't that many people expecting to go to shows to be shot. They weren't going to build their career. Those people are unfortunately very obvious and really lend no mystique to me. How do I say this in a nice way? There's a lot of stylish Russian young ladies going and hanging out around at shows now that you aren't going to see on my blog. It doesn't draw my interest when they want it too much. [Once] Garance was going to shoot one of these Russian young ladies and liked her outfit on a particular day and asked, what's in your bag? And she goes, "Oh, nothing." And of course it was some designer bag—a really expensive bag and it's totally empty. To me, even though you can't tell it's empty in the picture I would know.Ugh, ugh. I thought. You just can't stand other people's success, can you?! You are such an insecure little man that you get really pissed when some Russian "young lady" can send an entire industry into a frenzy by throwing on a little Proenza dress and a pair of Alaia boots, don't you?! See, I am happy about the success of the Russian "young ladies" in the last few years. They look like me, they talk like me. They read the same books I did when I was a child. I am happy to see my point of view represented in fashion, in some small, miniscule, ok, imagined way.
And then, just the other day, I am reading Buro 24/7, Miroslava Duma's fashion site. I don't recommend it, it's not especially good. They mostly cover fashion news that I am already aware of but I started reading it because I am trying to practice my Russian. They highlight Ms. Duma's style frequently and I don't mind because I happen to think she is beautiful and has interesting taste. So I am looking at some pictures of her from a few days ago. And there it is. Her romantic Nina Ricci dress, her Oscar de la Renta sandals and her fun pink neon Stella McCartney bag. EMPTY.
Scott Schuman – 1; Petya – 0.