Flare magazine wasn’t the only Canadian pub at New York Fashion Week, despite tweets to the contrary
Toronto has three major Canadian fashion publications—Fashion, Flare and Elle Canada—and, as in any good sector, the goal is always to be number one. Yesterday, the fight for the top spot seemed to have been clearly won by Flare, with fashion director Liz Cabral tweeting from Proenza Schouler’s show at New York Fashion Week, “will be the only Cdn magazine at tonights Proenza Schouler show. No reception @ the venue, look for tweets right after! #nyfw.” We found this particularly surprising, considering Fashion magazine’s beauty director, Lesa Hannah, was a Canadian fashion journalist given access to report on beauty for the Schouler show backstage—which means at least two of the three Canadian fashion bibles were in house. Cabral showed no regret for her hubris, considering her many tweets were left public for the rest of the night, but this morning, without an apology or correction, all whispers of Flare’s access had been deleted.
There was no longer a tweet about Cabral’s exclusive access to Marc Jacobs or Proenza Schouler, and one local member of the media jokingly commented that she wasn’t the only one at Marc Jacobs: Fashion’s fashion news senior editor Sarah Casselman was also in attendance, and everyone in the world (via live feed) had a look at the show. (In case anyone was swayed by Cabral’s reports, Casselman can be spotted in the Marc Jacobs live feed.) Frankly, the fashion industry is full of braggarts, so we’re not totally surprised, but perhaps the next time a fashion pub (that goes for you too, Fashion and Elle) makes claims it can’t back up, it’ll think about its comments before making them public. At the very least we hope that the sparkle from a street style fashion photographer’s flash goes away before someone hits send.
11 thoughts on “Flare magazine wasn’t the only Canadian pub at New York Fashion Week, despite tweets to the contrary”
What an IDIOT.
Kevin Naulls is one of our finest journalists working today.
Just outstanding work from this young man. Outstanding.
I can only imagine how proud his father must be.
Kevin, your bosses at Toronto Life must think you are an incredible investigative journalist to uncover such an important scandal – I am sure this will get you the Pulitzer for this..
Please, we all know the only braggarts in town are Flare; neither Fashion nor Elle feels the constant need to puff their chests out in the same way.
As an avid TL online reader I have to admit this article on a whole is somewhat disappointing. You accuse Liz Cabral and Flare magazine for being braggarts, yet go on to promote Fashion magazine in an “anything you can do we can do better” style. Seems to me you either have a secret crush on Ms. Cabral or enjoy a dramatic cat-fight now and then. Perhaps the deletion of “whispers of Flare’s access” were simply a stylish and mature response to a childish report?
Both Flare and Fashion magazine (Sorry Elle, I don’t read you much) deserve a pat on the back for a job well done this year. The content in both magazines has been some of the best I’ve read in quite some time! Hopefully Canadian fashion journalism will continue on the rise, printing useful interesting material, rather than mindless gossip.
We should be celebrating that the Canadian market can support three national fashion mags, not tearing them down.
Liz Cabral should be called out for this and for her stealing editoral ideas from Vogue and many other publications. You should report on that. Also Flare is full of braggarts. That is a fact. The other Cdn fashion magazines are as well.
OMG, Nerds! This post was filed under “gossipmongers” and that’s what it is. Chill-the-F-out!
@SP Before this so-called “childish report” came Cabral’s idiotic, self-important tweet.
Nope only braggarts at Flare, not the other mags.
Scandalous post indeed but you forgot to add that Jay Strut a Toronto fashion blogger was in attendance at both Marc Jacobs shows and other major shows during NYFW. Marc Jacobs even tweeted him for being there which I think is pretty major!( http://twitter.com/#!/MarcJacobsIntl/status/113453993568636928 )
– I would have to say that it is much cooler that a kid with a blog from Toronto is getting noticed, press and accommodated for his own work as oppose to that of a publication.
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