Friday, October 21, 2011



One of my favourite days of the month is when the newest issue of Nylon lands on my lap.
I'll sit and read it cover to cover, sipping tea and imagining that I'm in New York running around being Super Fly.
That is, until I read Peaches Geldof's monthly column , and the rage kicks in.

Ok so I can forgive Nylon for their little UK pop culture obsession, however, hiring this excuse of a person to enlighten me really pisses me off.

I can usually ignore her nonsense and laugh it off, however this month the rage took a turn for the worse.

This month she explains what it takes to be an IT girl.
Collective sigh.

"Step 1: Test the water.
At a party monitor the levels of attention you get. Are people looking at you ? Do they seem drawn to you? Perhaps let a girlfriend in your scheme and at the end of the party tally up the results. "

What sore of self obsessed nonsense disease is this woman trying to spread?
Oh to be a pal of Peaches. Standing around at a party (obviously in the shadows as there is only room for one IT girl at a time) monitoring how much attention she gets. Good God. And this moron tries to pawn herself off as an intellectual.

"Step 2: Get the look."
Bla.. Bla ...Insert references to over saturated Style Icons of the past. Followed by descriptions of her own outfits.
" Am I feeling dramatic? I'll go for a red cape, black spike heeled boots and black lipstick"
DId you say dramatic, or like a streetwalker, Peaches?

And now for the final, and funniest step...
" Step 3: Act the part.
The role of IT Girl is simple: to be alluring , to dazzle, and to inspire."
Oh I wonder , WHOOO you are referring to here, Peaches! Forget to take your modesty pills today did we?

"It girls throughout history have often been put down because of their apparent lack of talent. But their talent is to appeal to people on a plane of existence where they are admired for the mysteries of who they are rather than what they do. "

No, really . I am not making this up. I wonder if this is what she tells herself to make her life spent coasting off her parent's money and fame seem really deep and substantial.

She continues...
"But this isn't a get out of jail free card for doing nothing for the rest of your life: the best IT girls are those who have the talent and ambition to back up the hype. Start an amazing project , get together the rock bands you always wanted to be in, take acting lessons.." Score a column at Nylon...

Ok so maybe she's an easy target and maybe I'm just being a total bitch. What do you make of Peaches' inspiring words. Will you be following in her IT ways?

I'll leave you with her final words of the column.

"Next time you feel low , find that It girl inside and focus on her until she lights up your very being . And then maybe, everyone else will see you glow. "


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