Thursday, March 5, 2009

Julia: One Of The Most Annoying Interviews Ever

I saw this at the time, and then was out of commission for a week or so because I was forced to remove my brain and soak it in bleach to erase the memories of this phony-ass weirdo preening and braying and hamming it up and revealing once again that she is so in love with herself she can barely stand it.

"Because I'm a media personality -- I have to have a different outfit all the time ...."

254 comments:

  1. what has she done to her face?! No amount of weight gain should blow it up that way so quickly... someone is showing signs of a bulimic's puffy face.

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  2. I actually think its from drinking. She's drinking A LOT more & I know when I'm drinking heavily my face gets all bloated (might explain some of her weight gain too)

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  3. I know we've seen this outfit before, but that's just painful.

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  4. No more than three times? She's obviously excepting that DVF skirt she wears all the time.

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  5. While we're talking about European interviews, has anyone seen this one? It's in Italian until JA comes in (around 1:40)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fJkJ3AS3y8&feature=related

    I just puked everywhere.

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  6. Holy crap anon 9:28! That interview is classic. What is she an effing clown?! Omg!!! Vom. And who knew? She is a whore!

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  7. it Brays and walks at the same time?

    This aha moment brought to by Skyy Vodka

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  8. - "Freshwater pearls my mother gave me." Oh Julia, you blue blood. Quit bragging about your priceless heirlooms.
    - "A camiSOL from H&M" It's camiSOLE, fashion victim.
    - "A Nanette Lepore suit from last season. Don't tell anyone," - We won't tell. We also won't tell how just about ALL of your clothes are from last season. Or five seasons ago. Or from high school. Or from H&M.
    - "Aldo heels because I can't always afford Louboutins." No dear, you can NEVER afford Louboutins. But tell us again about your one pair of boring black Manolos from NM Last Call that you bought five years
    ago.
    - "I am a media personality... I probably shouldn't wear something more than three times." Really? Because we've been seeing the same fug plaid skirts, J. Crew dresses, pink winter coat and DVF wrap dresses for about three years.
    - "I was looking for outfits for Davos that wouldn't be too boring... I wanted to be fun and young and feminine and make a good impression." Because it's important to stand out in a sea of older men so they'll invite you to the piano bar at night. And red tights always make a good impression.
    - "A.B.S is a designer out there." Yes, we know A.B.S. They make designer knockoff prom dresses for teenage girls, right?
    - "I love 50s style skirts and dresses" To hide you bum and accentuate your repressed issues with sexuality perhaps?
    - "I love DVF, Oscar de la Renta and Betsey Johnson... It's what you wear when you want to stand out." Correct me if I am wrong, but I am getting the idea that you want to stand out. True? And let us know when you get that Oscar de la Renta dress, sweetie.
    - " DVF is what you want to wear when you want to hide your ass and your thighs." You said it, not me.
    - "It is our lot in life to wear things vaugely uncomfortable." No dear, that's just your lot in life. You choose to wear four inch heels. Something about wanting to stand out...
    - "I read all of the fashion magazines." Can you name one, Sarah Palin?
    - "I cover fashion week in New York." Except when you're feeling lazy and had a public bitch fight with your best sister, or if the show starts before 3 p.m.
    - "I go through the runway looks and save the ones I want to borrow from a designer" For your own personal photo shoots? Also, did you know that people tend to touch their nose when they're lying?
    - "The other style blogs I like to look at are... um... uh... um" Please try to be less obvious when you're coming up with untrue bullshit.
    - "Merci Julia!" Mercy.

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  9. Check out that youtube vid peoples! 8.07 mins in and vom away!

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  10. Only Da Klassy Ladeez get talked into making out with with strange Italian TV hosts on camera. Just make sure Mom and Dad don't know how to search Youtube! Momsers might disinherit her Klassy daughter and ask for her freshwater pearls back. Blerghity Blergh Blergh!

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  11. "A Nanette Lepore suit from last season. Don't tell anyone," - We won't tell.We also won't tell how just about ALL of your clothes are from last season. Or five seasons ago. Or from high school. Or from H&M.

    "I am a media personality... I probably shouldn't wear something more than three times." Really? Because we've been seeing the same fug plaid skirts, J. Crew dresses, pink winter coat and DVF wrap dresses for about three years.

    "I love DVF, Oscar de la Renta and Betsey Johnson... It's what you wear when you want to stand out."

    This is a personal pet peeve of mine. I can not stand women who try to make people think they are wealthier or better off than they really are, when it's so damn obvious that they're not. I could care less if she wears the same outfit 50 times. She's 28 and living in Manhattan and writes a column for a magazine, which we all know pays next to nothing. I don't expect someone like that to have a closet full of designer clothes. So why does she and bloggers like her feel compelled to convince people they're so well connected and well off? The label dropping is just sad.

    She lives in this tiny, tiny apartment. She has to be inventory for a matchmaker to get free meals. She very obviously shops at Forever 21 (nothing wrong with that), H& M and The Limited. The girl is broker than broke. It's clear. Why assume that viewers and readers are so stupid that they don't know that? Why is it so important to convince people that you're so connected and in with the in crowd? It's pathetic.

    If you are what you claim to be, then you shouldn't have to say it.

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  12. Reposting from 9:28. This is a MUST SEE!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fJkJ3AS3y8&feature=related

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  13. I really want to know why any guy dates her. Like, let's say, the last one...The Eater Guy, Leventhal. By the time he dated her, she was a well-documented crazy-ass dick tease. Why do they do it? Does she have some alternate personality for guys she dates, that then wears off? I honestly don't get it. And don't say it's because she's hot. She's not that hot. She's cute, but cute's a dime a dozen in this town.

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  14. Couldn't agree more, Christan. But that is Julia's number one motivation in life - to try to convince everyone that she's something she's not. I am not even sure who she really IS (not sure she is either) underneath the preening fakery. She is the walking manifestation of everything that is wrong with emulating empty Sex and the City-ish ideals. (sex! cupcakes! diets! men! dates! fashion! men! men! men!) She comes across looking so desperate and sad and needy in nearly everything she does, but I don't think she realizes that or has deluded herself to a point of losing touch with reality. It would almost be comical if she was "in" on this very bad joke, but I don't think she is.

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  15. 11:01: she's such a sideshow that it's probably for the same reasons people do other "crazy" once-in-a-lifetime endeavors like sky diving or entering a hot dog eating contest--just to say you did it and for the anecdote.

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  16. Sorry, it's because she's hot. That will make a guy stick around for a little while, despite the crazy. That is, as long as she puts out. I'm not sure how long they actually dated. For some reason I got the impression that it was, like, maybe three months if that. Between his schedule and her schedule, that's not a lot of time. She said they dated in the fall, so I'll assume it was Sept-Nov. That photo of her on his lap was from a Sept trip to The Hamptons, which explains why he was looking at her so lovingly. It was still early. By November, when she wasn't putting out all that much, he was done. He did a cost/benefit analysis and bailed. I'll bet he checked out long before he actually told her it was over, too. Lots of excuses why he couldn't get together, etc. pulled the typical dick guy move and just moved on without telling her.

    Guys love crazy girls for the sex. No sex? No love.

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  17. If you are what you claim to be, then you shouldn't have to say it.

    So true. Which is why Julia Allison is constantly mentioning that she's really really nice. And that she really doesn't drink. And that she really doesn't sleep around. And that she wears designer clothes. And that she's kicked bulimia. And that she cares about Dan. And that her parents are loaded. And that she's SO SO SO HAPPY.

    All of these things: NOT TRUE.

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  18. Julia's cute, but she's definitely not "hot." For example: Gennifer Goodwin is cute. Heidi Klum is hot. There's a difference. There are also probably hundreds of thousands of cuter and hotter girls in NYC that don't have the mental issues that Julia carries around on her sleeve.

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  19. Her parents ARE loaded. Midwest loaded, anyway. Wilmette is a very expensive Chicago suburb and I believe they have lakefront property. They also own a condo in the city of Chicago.

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  20. video link at 10:58...
    OK, never post here but WOW!!!! That eye-talian guy is so pathetically, calculatingly, ADORABLE!!!! At first, I was thinking, 'doofus', but once he opened his mouth? Pour that accent over my ice-cream please. He obviously has her figured out in the first 5 seconds and plays the ditzy card. What's sad is, she knows what he's doing it and isn't equipped to deal with it.

    If this were the jungle, he's a lion in wait and she's a baby gazelle... with a broken hoof.
    Really!! Check the part where she offers her jugular.

    I. Love. Him.

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  21. Christan, you reminded me of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9l83B_r1_A

    I'm pretty sure our Jules falls below the diagonal...

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  22. Julia Allison has to be the perfect case study for some psychiatrist. They could probably write a whole paper about her in the best medical journals. She has the perfect mix of all of modern society's mental ailments:
    + Bipolar (lack of sleep, extreme mood swings)
    + Body Dysmorphia (Botox, and assorted surgeries)
    + Narcissism (me, me, me, me, i'm pretty!!)
    + Bulimia (cupcakes to cleanses)
    + I might even throw in a bit of Electra complex for all of the Freudians.

    Did I miss anything?

    And by the way, when I saw that interview it was like asking my 11 year old niece about her Hanna Montana pijamas. Same mannerisms and language. Julia Allison needs help pronto!

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  23. What I don't understand is how Julia and bloggers like her show no shame at some of the things they do. It's as if they're proud of doing things that are irrational and make them look like psychos.

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  24. Her parents might be loaded but Julia Allison is not the trust fund baby with a closet full of couture that she'd like to be (like her idols Charlotte York and Blair Waldorf) She's just a tacky girl from the burbs trying to scratch and claw her way into the rarefied air that actual socialites breathe. Even though she pretends she's this new generation of female web entrepreneur that's "non society" she'd give her chubby index finger to be "society." She's like a Real Housewife of New York... but without the Bravo show.

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  25. WTF!!! 9:28, she actually made out with him. I bet you she wouldn't have if she didn't find out he was well-know. Yea right, miss I never have sex, really?? Really? REALLY?!!

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  26. hey it turns out the meganator hasn't posted anything since tuesday evening ( a post of Monday's snowstorm). Hmmm.

    Then, again, she covers technology and gadgets - so you know, there's nothing to cover there. If only there was more going on in the world of high-tech. Like, if people were creating "games" and task-specific "applications" for computers that other people had at their "computers" at work - or even in their homes! Then she would have something to write about. Maybe someday there will be a way to communicate computer-to-computer. People would be able to tell whole groups of each other stuff - usueful information related to work or shared intellectual interests, maybe. Who knows! Or they could use this little "net" of computers to just have fun, maybe! I don't know! I'm just spitballing here!

    Anyway, until that bright sunshiney day arrives we'll have to just stand by for increasingly sporadic check-ins from Meg. C'mon technology! Help us out here!

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  27. After some random strangers in the park confirm the guy SHE JUST MET is famous amongst Italian ex-pats, she MAKES OUT with him on camera! He is there to interview her! Wow. How professional, Julia. Hope all your adoring followers are taking note! This is how to distinguish yourself as an internet nanocelebrity little fan girls! Don't forget the cleavage and crazy clown gestures!

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  28. But what happens when after the financial crisis media outlets decrease by 75% than where will the Pink Braying Donkey get play enough to bring in paying sponsors?

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  29. Oh now you. Meghan is probably just taking a little break. It's very exhausting to tape six episodes of TMI in one day and then go to spin class the next day. Cut the girl some slack. Why, even that go getter Mary is exhausted. It's hard work to take pictures of shoes at the mall and catch up on reading the Sartorialist. I think she deserves a vacation to LA, don't you?

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  30. @Anonymous 10:58AM

    Oh. Mah. GAWD. Ask "Is he famous?" and when you get a YES, make out with him? B-L-E-R-G.

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  31. I made it to 2:45 until i threw up in my mouth.

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  32. I always thought "batting your eyelashes" as just a figure out speech. BUT JULIA ACTUALLY DOES IT. She's a total living cliche.

    As for loving Oscar de la Renta... honey, I ain't seen no Oscar cladding your fat ass.

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  33. Anon 11:35 hit it on the head: "Her parents might be loaded but Julia Allison is not the trust fund baby with a closet full of couture that she'd like to be (like her idols Charlotte York and Blair Waldorf) She's just a tacky girl from the burbs trying to scratch and claw her way into the rarefied air that actual socialites breathe. Even though she pretends she's this new generation of female web entrepreneur that's "non society" she'd give her chubby index finger to be "society." She's like a Real Housewife of New York... but without the Bravo show."

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  34. Mean Girl, I loved your response to JA's ridiculous comments regarding her style. Spot on! Julia did have a video from a while back where she showed her readers her closet and wardrobe. She has a massive amount of clothing. I think she's one of those girls that never throws anything away even if it hasn't fit in five years. I also think she's one of those girls with very low self esteem that needs her safety outfits to make her feel better. So we see the same red DVF wrap dress, DVF black a line from 6 seasons ago (sadly, I owned this skirt at one point), pink coat, black wrap sweater, Nanette L. Suit and several other blouses on permanent repeat.

    The Nanette L. suit fits like it's from the Juniors sectios. Most of this designer's clothing is actually sized to Junior specifications. It's like, "Julia's first suit that mommy gave her." Get yourself a suit with adult proportions JA!

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  35. Meghanaise Meghanaise where art thou?

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  36. I've always shyed away from making predictions etc. but I can't help but think that Meghan is on her way out...
    I mean it's kinda obvious that the girl HATES blogging. There's nothing wrong with that, Meghan. I have an advanced degree that I no longer choose to use. It's okay, girl! It's a life lesson. Do what makes you happy and don't stay in it from JA. In the end, if a better opportunity came along, JA would leave you in the dust in a minute.

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  37. That guy knew within a few seconds of meeting Julia that she would put out for him. She's one of those girls.

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  38. Okay folks, how many slaps do you want to deliver in this video:

    http://julia.nonsociety.com/lifecast/83839465-0-1

    This slap moment brought to you by Skyy Vodka

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  39. My God that guy looks EXACTLY THE SAME.

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  40. Watch Poofy from behind when she walks in that Italian vid (8:37). She isn't fat, but she definitely walks like a fat person. She waddles!

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  41. HAHAHA he DOES look exactly the same! Jesus Christ.

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  42. "Wherever you find money or power, you will find @juliaallison's breasts."

    I love Twitter search.

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  43. Re: her boring black Manolos, I think she broke off a heel in Davos, poor thing. She was shopping for $29 replacements.

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  44. Julia posted a bunch of Axe bullshit, so I made a fun addition to the Axe Facebook page:

    http://www.facebook.com/axehaircrisisrelief

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  45. New Baugher!

    http://baugher.tumblr.com/

    Here's the best thing about it.

    http://i39.tinypic.com/25plngx.jpg

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  46. AXE is kinda bridge-and-tunnell-y isn't it? I mean it's a little low-brow, right? Like Jersey Shore, guys-who-shave-their-pecs and have their mom's iron their tight wife beaters, right? It makes you smell like a male stripper.

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  47. omg that second vid (from 9:28 anon) was like 2 steps up from Girls Gone Wild.

    And "the later a woman is, the more beautiful she is"?????????????? I have actually had a revelation - Julia thinks beautiful means rude, selfish and inconsiderate...with a side of crazy.

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  48. Poor Wittle BunnyMarch 5, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Does anyone else feel like Mary is doing some major sucking up to readers the last few days. Her posts have seemed to consider what readers or critics have been complaining about for a long time now. Or am I crazy and she is just as disgustingly vapid and self important as always?!

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  49. Awww, thanks Total Jing! I love your commentary, too!

    Oh man, Julia Baugher's take on fashion could no be any more depressingly comical if she was trying. She posted pictures of SJP in her Oscar gown with the captions "Dear Lord, please send me this gown. I will do anything." and "Two weeks later and I still cannot get enough."

    Really? Because it seems like your obsession with Sex and the City is more along the lines of "TEN YEARS LATER and I still can't get enough."

    And yeah... I am sure Dior will loan you that dress for your next imaginary photo shoot pronto. What magazine were those birthday photo shoot pictures appearing in again? Was it [readacted]? You forgot to tell us!

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  50. What is really sad is that even if Nonsociety folded today, there's still so much Julia material to make fun of for centuries onward. Julia's interviews, Julia's vibrator interviews, Julia's horrifying bad articles...

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  51. tumblr took that link to the "liked this" comments.

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  52. MeanGirl 2:42: Everyone talking about Sex and the City being outdated by a decade is overlooking one thing -- as far as her fantasy is concerned, Julia is only 28 and the girls of SATC were in their early thirties when the show started. Single girl isn't even in her prime yet!

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  53. Hey Jules can I axe you a question?

    Why not use axe hair products instead of those rat infested hair extensions?

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  54. @juliaallison: @benleventhal - holy fuck, that place was PERFECT. http://tinyurl.com/dy8qzx (expand) ... Also I am drunk on sangria. wooooooo!
    25 minutes ago from web


    Explain this to me, because it sounds like he referred her to a bar. And she, being a 14 year old, had to Tweet to him that she went to this place and was "tipsy." So, ar ethe friendly or on friendly terms or what? Or is she just that girl who tries desperately to get a guy jealous by alluding to romantic dates, while announcing her pliability by saying she's drunk...you know..wink wink. Wanna come over?

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  55. Anon @ 2:50: Huh?

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  56. oh oh I found JA's role model for everything she does..and he is now a NS sponsor..OMG:

    http://gawker.com/5164989/michael-jackson-gives-worlds-strangest-briefest-press-conference?skyline=true&s=x

    This moon walk moment brought to you by Skyy Vodka

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  57. Anon 2:50 - if you're talking about JL liking Baugher's post, it's still here:
    http://i39.tinypic.com/25plngx.jpg
    The link at the end of Baugher's post is a random mistake, I think.

    I love to hate Lodwick even more than Foolia, maybe.

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  58. How is this interview annoying?

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  59. I think it's insaneously humorous that JA posts pictures of clothing on her tumblr with the words "WANT" or something similar. She's obviously looking for a PR rep or someone associate with the brand/designer to offer her either a freebie or a borrowing option. My friend who is a buyer at bloomies recently read her blog and his only reaction was, "Wow, is that girl desperate to develop relationships with designers." She's completely transparent without any insight.

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  60. Also, Betsy Johnson will let almost anyone borrow her clothes. She's known to be very, very generous. DVF is similar. They've got a really liberal borrowing policy. Dior? Not so much. That's a pipe dream, JA!

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  61. JA peoples I let you borrow dress that dress donkey with..send email request to nonsociety.rb@gmail.com

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  62. Total Jing, Julia Allison is just using what she learned in The Secret to obtain her deepest desires. If she just thinks/posts about those Betsey Johnson Barbie shoes enough, they will be hers.

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  63. Mean Girl

    Ja is OBSESSED with The Secret. Interestingly enough, I find both JA and The Secret to be among the cheapest elements in American Popular Culture. Of course, in comparison to The Secret, JA is barely a blip on anyone's radar.

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  64. While we're on the topic of videos, here are a few more NS interview gems. Not of the caliber of the videos posted above but still funny and disturbing anyway, as you'd expect from the NS women.

    My question, why do they define NS and their mission repeatedly in interviews but somehow manage to have not once posted a mission statement on their site?

    In this one Julia repeatedly drowns out Meghan who goes from overexcited puppy to kicked puppy mode in a matter of seconds over and over:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TndR6mYWmgo

    Meghan explains NS and that she wears geeky tees and calls herself tech blogger.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXgwuf7FVeg

    Not a video, but this one is hilarious since it describes NS as basically everything it's not. Best part, when Meghan talks about giving readers a voice through the commmunity sections of the site, aka the parts of the site where everyone was deleted so often that they all flocked over here.
    http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2008/10/shiny_interview_5.html

    I don't think I've heard them characterize their site in an accurate way once. Everything they say their site and is meant to be is basically the polar opposite of what it is in reality.

    In defense of Betsey Johnson, not everything they sell is pouffy, sparkly, and little girly. There do have some understated, toned down items too, some of which are actually appropriate for a 20 something to wear.

    I have some simple black dresses and other items from there and not one is pooffy, bright, sparkly, cleavage baring or similar to something JA would wear in any way. I don't think the problem is necessary with wearing BJ at her age but with the particular outfits JA picks out from there.

    Although it's true there may not be a whole lot to choose from there after a certain age, the real problem is JA's taste and judgment, and not that the brand offers nothing for the post teen age group.

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  65. anon 320
    If you have to ask, you'll never know...

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  66. Total Jing, I am not surprised that Julia Baugher is obsessed with The Secret. Just more pseudo science self help drivel to occupy her tiny mind. She also believes your body is full of toxins and needs cleansing juices, so it's just more of the kind of bullshit she regularly falls for. I mean really... girlfriend is DUMB.

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  67. I also love how all three girls try to take over each other's "area of expertise" all the time. Why is she being interviewed on fashion? Isn't she a "journalist?" What does she supposedly cover again? Dating? Life? Isn't this Mary's purview? And why does this interview have nothing to do with what her actual presentation was about? I can't imagine any actual media outlet giving a shit about this.

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  68. OMG!
    From Das Meganhoffer minutes ago:

    "...On my way to San Francisco, my apologies for not posting the last few days. I’ve needed time and space to think without the noise of the Internet. I’ll be back in full force next week after a calm visit with my family...."

    Someone needs space. Someone is going BACK to SF a week after she was just there!
    Someone is gearing up to GO!!!

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  69. I still don't understand how she affords designer clothing. I know she claws her way to getting as much as she can for free, but I doubt that goes far enough to cover her whole wardrobe. I have never doubted she lives off daddy's dime.

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  70. EXIT the Meg-On!!!

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  71. OH, OH, Meghannaise is on her way back to San Fran, because she "needs time and space to think without the noise of the internet"

    Whoever bet on her being the first one to leave... We have a winner!!!!!!

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  72. can't you just hear that conversation with Meg's mom? I mean after a few days of having Julia Allison exploding all over your guest room and pool house and talking her crazy talk, you daughter slinks back to the east coast with her. SO you call, and see if she's ok.

    She must have been, like, what is this craziness? What are you doing? WHo are these people? Honey, why don't you come back home for a few days?

    Oh god. I actually feel bad for Meganaisse.

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  73. Anon 3:30, Julia can't afford designer clothing. Most of her designer stuff is borrowed. She owns a few sort-of designer pieces (middle market department store Saks-ish stuff) but they are OLD and probably bought at a discount outlet - nothing she wears is from the current season or even last season. Did you see her fashion week outfits? Horrendo.

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  74. RUN MEGHAN, RUN!!! She has the money and connections to bounce back from this shitstorm pretty easily. And what's with that headset photo? Is she flying home in the cockpit of a private plane? Really... she is the only one I am even remotely jealous of. Gorgeous, super wealthy, good family relationships and a modicum of self respect. I wish her well.

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  75. Eager to hear from all of you how the other two nitwits will handle the inevitable departure of Miss Asha!

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  76. Going off topic, for a minute, but this has been bothering me, and I wanted to say something.

    Julia Allison believes that she invented Lip Dubs. I will refer you to (one of the best I've seen) Ryan Reynolds as Chris Brander in the credits of "Just Friends." That's how you lip dub.

    Her lip dubs are of her rolling around on a beach/in an elevator/on the street, or are massively edited (i.e. I Want Candy lip dub).

    The creative genius in lip dubs is 1) the single camera shot (see College Humor's Flagpole Sitta Video) 2) the group aspect of it (i.e. not YOU taping YOURSELF walking down the street).

    If I'd had a video camera when I was 10, I probably would have done shit like this, but as it is, you're 28. Get the fuck over yourself.

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  77. Anon @ 3.48:
    Well, she received some coverage in german media, even some feature articles in serious newspapers, but that is not necessary a good thing for her or any of you, US-ladies. Why is this? Because, unfortunately, JA represents the widespread stereotype of the shallow, always slightly over the top American woman Germans refuse to let go of.

    Exhibit A:
    A comment on the website that ran the interview:

    anne | 28.01.09 • 23:25 Uhr (#)

    ‘Why always slander? Hey, who presumes to call her dumb? Just because she is a typical New York society girl? She is successful, she knows how to do it, I don’t think that is dumb, she talks like EVERY American woman, slightly overacted and slightly shallow, but there is nothing new to that. So her style is classic, she could be a regular at Chanel, so what? The DvF-dresses are mega!!! … Don’t pigeon-hole her…[oh, the irony]’

    If I were you, I would try to have her put under housearrest as she is a menace to the already distorted image of American women in Europe.

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  78. Axe is SO B&T, it's not even funny (anymore).

    Ty is massively inarticulate, mumbles and looks like he just stumbled out of the Bowery Mission - without taking the free shower they offer.

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    Anon @ 4:15, THANK YOU for showing proof of what I've been trying to explain to some people about the menace to humanity that Julia Allison / Julia Baugher is!

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  79. Tell me again because I need a refresher.

    What about the lives of these women is so stressful that Meg needs to take a vacation back to SF?

    The shoot TMI once a week filming 2 4 minute segments, which takes at most 2-3 hours. Their pre-planning is nil.

    What else do these women DO? It can't be the workload that has Meg stressed. It has GOT to be the interpersonal issues. And how fucked up is it that she can't just shut herself in her apartment for a few days and not answer calls or e-mail? She has to escape to another coast to get away from Julia.

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  80. Anon 3:20 PM ...HI JULIA!!! I think we pretty thoroughly explained what's annoying about this video, no?

    Anon 3:50... Two words. Filene's Basement.

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  81. LipDubThis, I think lip dubs have been around ever since people could buy their own video cameras. Here's one that has to be at least 13-14 years old, if not more so (the guy died in 1995):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6ulsljaAKs
    You have to go about 1:09 into the video before the actual lip dubbing action starts.

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  82. Even more off topic, but the folks over at Gawker may have found the perfect mate for JA:

    http://gawker.com/5165136/you-wish-you-were-as-suave-as-arthur-kade

    We all know, - * - = + :)

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  83. On reflection, this might damage the space-time continuum so, forget what I said.

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  84. [redacted] NonEntity: That is cool!

    I think my main point was that Julia thinks she invented this "paradigm shifting" (see what I did there?) art form, and she obviously didn't. And I think her lip dubs suck.

    Apparently I am mean on Thursdays...

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  85. LipDubThis, of course hers suck! She is so untalented that she can't even pull off a lip dub!

    The guy in that one I linked was a punk/new wave singer back in the 80s. Very fascinating guy who pushed a lot of limits and was into all sorts of stuff, so I wasn't surprised to find this.

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  86. RUN MEGHAN RUN!

    I have ripped on you, but you know you are the only one of these girls worth a hill of beans.

    You are not a giant phony, you obviously have self respect, you are naturally very pretty with a winning personality. Ditch this NS crap and get on with your life. You actually have potential to be a real human being, go forth and fulfill this. PLEASE??!!

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  87. Meghanaise fle away from NS, well at least for a few days:

    http://meghan.nonsociety.com/lifecast/83871106-0-2

    Did she fly to main investor for advice?

    maybe..

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  88. @4:04. Meghan's family does own a plane. Seems it has been dispatched to retrieve her. So, she is in the cockpit for take off. I am sure she will enjoy a lovely meal and cozy nap before landing.

    She is a bore. zzzzzzzzz

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  89. I don't know about Meghan. Remember when she was urging companies to invest in the 'Bootydialer'?

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  90. Anyone else notice the SJP white evening gown Toolia so wants rather resembles a wedding dress?

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  91. Can RBNS tell us if Julia/Mary/Meg are signing in under certain user names?

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  92. Paradigm shift = reluctant white flag = NS FAIL

    rdrr.

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  93. BunnyBingo, remember a couple of weeks ago when Julia posted a picture of a wedding dress (with no comment or caption) on her blog? It was right around the time she was obsessing about Kevin Rose. More of her trying to get what she wants from the universe like she read in "The Secret" self help book? What a mental case.

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  94. That TMI men's hair episode was shiteous. Ty washed the guy's hair in the NNN office breakroom sink and you could see the cheap set - wooden crates, office chairs and all. I could get better lighting, sets and production value from my apartment.

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  95. Are all of the NNN shows filmed at their offices? Or just TMI?

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  96. James - yes indeed. Any normal woman knows that mentioning or even hinting at wedding dresses to some guy you just started dating/have a crush on is the quickest way to send them running.

    I don't think JA is capable of embarrassment though. This Secret business really does seem to be her downfall.

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  97. People! Julia is nervous! Hella Hella Hella nervous!

    Any speculation about what?

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  98. Bye Bye Megs! Let the intervention work. Listen to your family.

    And now we're down to 2 girls 1 cake.

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  99. nope. that's what she wants. she'll dish sooner or later anyway - my guess is, the less people ask, the sooner. i think everybody should be careful not to turn into her surrogate, if the prick-teasing business is slow, why not engage in blog teasing...
    this is getting old. live differently, indeed and start today. i'm tired.

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  100. Christan (@ 3:05), I'm thinking that maybe EaterBoy made a general, public recommendation on his blog or wherever, and that's where she saw it.

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  101. Anon 2:31 -- So true! Also, "I have to go to a gala"???? I think she "embellishes" so much it's just like breathing now.

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  102. Oh, I love how the Italian guy says "It's like a Fellini movie," and Julia clearly doesn't know what a Fellini movie is and just says, "It is like a movie."

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  103. This woman makes me depressed for her entire generation.

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  104. hey, i lived and studied with 24-year-olds who knew what a fellini movie is. it is not a matter of generation, it is a matter of, oh well, HER.

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  105. Are you not glad she never became a politician?

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  106. well, as alaska has shown, anything goes these days. and now i am scared.

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  107. Yes, but back in the day when I was in my 20s, this girl would have been a reject among any intelligent peers. I blame the Internet. Why people her age continue to even pretend to be her friends, invite her to events,show up at her events, etc., is beyond me. I think that social media/internet--all this online STUFF--brings people into contact who would never have met or tolerated each other in the past. As an "old," I think there are consequences to this.

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  108. And now I am ranting...March 5, 2009 at 8:44 PM

    Anon 8.17: so the network society produces cupcake zombies (excuse my populism, it's late where i am) - that is more than worrying, i agree. i'll see your internet and raise you this mind numbing celebrity culture. hell, look at tv programming around the world and tell me then if one can really blame the kids for thinking that a) fame is a goal in its own right and b) virtually everybody can get famous. in this connection, i also feel like this habitualised communicating in bits and pieces is POISON for their attention span and they filter neither what they absorb nor express, thus producing streams of consciousness instead of real thoughts. isn't it ironic how all these innovations essentially make our lives emptier and emptier? it is all package, quick twit, collecting "friends" that will not remember your birthday unless fb tells them to, but no substance. wouldn't it be nice if everybody just shut up and read a good book for a change?

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  109. yay cupcankles for dropping a gravy train!!! reference.

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  110. And I like some of Nanette Lepore's stuff a lot but that suit is shiteous. There is no reason to EVER make a suit with a skirt a) that looks like that and b) is that short. THere is no professional situation in which that is at all appropriate to wear.

    The red tights/pearls combo was particularly high priced hooker-ish. Well done JA. You look like a whore.

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  111. Haha, Juliasmellz, actually I just copied that from Jankles' lastest twitter. I should have cited.

    I'm sorry for making you inadvertently give JABA a compliment!

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  112. 7:46/redacted nonent - http://sf.eater.com/archives/2008/07/31/the_week_in_yelp_your_yelp_guide_to_making_out.php

    "Um, so, right. Moving on to the sordid tales of wanton face-sucking, and, you know, other really stupid anecdotes about making out. Good ol' Yelp. It's always so helpful.

    First up, Shalel Lounge and a gimp chamber, periodic hand checks and A LEGIT MAKE OUT ROOM!!!!!!!!!"

    BL didn't write it, but interesting.. plus the unnecessary yelp link, admission of drunkeness and fact that it was deleted.

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  113. @Anon 11:27: All most likely true, except for the bipolar bit. People who actually suffer from manic depression don't typically experience mood swings that are daily / hourly as JA's seem to be. It's more like months or even years of severe depression, interspersed with manic episodes that might last for weeks at most. And those manic episodes are typically several order of magnitudes of out-of-control than inappropriate tweets at all hours.

    It's sad that bipolar has become the (self-)diagnosis of choice for many, because it sounds much more glamorously crazy than boring old depression. The result is that a serious mental illness becomes confused with the behavior of those who are simply attention-seeking and make poor lifestyle choices.

    I expect JA would LOVE people to think she was bipolar since, you know, she's a tortured artist.

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  114. Yes - And now I am ranting. It would be. All this stuff is collective insanity. I see it in myself.

    Anon 3:55 called it. Meghan's mother wants to have "the talk".

    "Um ... honey ... what's the deal with your so-called friend? She could be the freakiest freak of nature you have ever dragged into this house. Why not go back to hedge fund? You were doing so well with those credit default swaps.".

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  115. Does anyone know the name of the hedge fund where Mayonegative used to work? It seems like she was let go kinda early in the credit crisis, so I wonder if her previous employer is still around.

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  116. 9:02-- BL doesn't edit Eater SF, I don't even think he has that much connection with it. Lock Steele is the person who owns the whole network and he is close friends with Julia.

    However, I don't see the link between that post and Julia at all...

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  117. You know the sad thing about the Italian video is that I heard that the host contracted some weird viral infection and died about a week after filming. So strange.

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  118. @9:13

    I still think she is bipolar because there has been a wider definition of the illness to include a wider spectrum of mood swings.

    idk.

    The "insomnia", delusional behavior, risky dates- who invites someone they barely know up to their apartment the first time they meet them?

    If she is in some kind of manic period right now, expect her to crash in 3..2...

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  119. P.S.

    Does Julia Allison really read this?

    I'd like to test this theory.

    I bet her mom didn't draw her a birthday card this year. She hasn't shown it at all.

    and appearance of birthday card in 3...2...

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  120. Such strong people. I made it 0:56 into the video & had to turn it off to stop the rage bubbling inside of me from bursting out. She needs to be stopped ASAP.

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  121. I remember last year she bought so much stuff at the DVF sample sale with her Star money. It was basically already last season when Jankles bought it.

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  122. @Anon 9:43

    Totally agree. Lets take the "Screening for Mania" Quiz!

    Has there ever been a period of time when you were not your usual self and...

    4. ...you got much less sleep than usual and found you didn't really miss it?

    6. ...thoughts raced through your head or you couldn't slow your mind down?

    7. ...you were so easily distracted by things around you that you had trouble concentrating or staying on track?

    10. ...you were much more social or outgoing than usual, for example, you telephoned friends in the middle of the night?

    11. ...you were much more interested in sex than usual?

    12. ...you did things that were unusual for you or that other people might have thought were excessive, foolish, or risky?

    13. ...spending money got you or your family into trouble?

    http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_maniascreener

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  123. narcissist headbandMarch 5, 2009 at 10:28 PM

    hee, "cupcankles"!!! that is the best username ever. love it!
    ok the italian video:
    of course she was really fucking late, and then did not even apologize sincerely. what a tool.
    she looked awful...tired and the yellow dress was just not working for her.
    she obviously has no idea how to handle herself around european men...as someone said above, she basically offered him her jugular.
    hahaha, i also giggled at the fellini thing, as someone referenced above.
    ugh, the conservative dating rules!!! her whole conservative schtick--fashion, dating rules--is so tired and it makes me sick.
    that interview made her look like a total idiot. and JAB? if the guy waits around hours for the great julia allison to show up late, indeed if he is interviewing you AT ALL, he can't be that famous.

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  124. "Does anyone know the name of the hedge fund where Mayonegative used to work? It seems like she was let go kinda early in the credit crisis, so I wonder if her previous employer is still around"
    Meghan voluntarily quit her hedge fund job.

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  125. I only even noticed the reference because Gawker would always mention BL & Eater together. Article on the place she's thanking him (we assume) for a rec., then the place is cited as a cozy, romantic spot on the link she provides publicly? This is the equivalent of "where are you when I need you for a date restaurant". LMAO

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  126. 4:12PM "Julia Allison believes that she invented Lip Dubs."
    She knows that honor goes to Jakob Lodwick. Her all time favorite lip dub and mine:
    http://www.vimeo.com/144562

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  127. I wish NS would just hurry up and fail. I am getting tired of waiting for those bitches to crash and burn. Stop stalling the inevitable, Poofy & Co!!!

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  128. If she needs more outfits for her media appearances she can always buy a roll of plastic wrap:

    http://guestofaguest.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/nb8yiomlicylac7bwipe5uwq_400png.jpg

    The comment was brought to you by Saran™ Cling Plus® Wrap: Ideal for covering leftovers!

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  129. OMG. Is that even her?!?!
    What a chameleon. Gotta get that photo up on wikipedia!

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  130. Anon 9:13 -- thank you for the sane approach to internet diagnostics! It's like no one believes she's just a regular narcissistic jerk, she has to have some relatively rare diagnosis. People with bipolar disorder don't keep extensive blogs; they're too depressed when low and too off the wall when up. They don't have the energy when low pretend to be web tv hosts or twitter lies. They just don't care that much.

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  131. Did anyone watch 30 Rock tonight?!?

    RBNS MODERATORS: laying out the parallels between tonight's episode and the bicoastal birthday bash would make an amazing post!

    Hint: The episode's about a joint birthday party. Tracy Morgan = Randi Z. And Julia Allison reminds me of a certain character on the show that is not played by Tina Fey...

    Blerg.

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  132. Doesn't it make any of you feel bad you basically have driven Meghan to have a nervous breakdown....just to amuse yourself? I think it's pretty sad. Call me a troll if you want...sometimes I like whats on here and sometimes i just do not get the underlying hatred. It's not in good fun and I guess that bothers me.

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  133. Just one of the perks/drawbacks of putting it all out there, Anon 11.07. Sometimes it gets thrown back in your face.
    The best thing she could do is pull the plug on this whole blogging caper and live amongst the rest of us.

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  134. Meh. I think most of us were hoping Julia would be the first one to go 'round the bend, but we'll take what we can get.

    And, no, Meghanaise is just trying to figure out how to escape the loon and not have her go loco, as she tends to do to those who dump her.

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  135. Anon 11:07 hedge fun duty was worse than this I assure you..she did not crack but wised the fuck up

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  136. There's a great way to avoid having your life dissected and discussed by strangers. Don't make yourself a public figure and avoid being so publicly accessible. Nobody knows for sure why Megan is heading home for a sabbatical. If it's truly because she can't handle being called Megonaise or whatever she's called, then girlfriend has bigger issues. You can't be that fragile and seek out, unwillingly or not, what she seeks out. It's no one's fault but hers that she allowed herself to be led by the nose by Julia. She's an adult.

    It's looking more and more like Julia has been and always was the driving force of this horribly executed plan. I've no doubt she she has harassed and harangued Mary and Megan into doing everything she wanted as well as dumped a hefty amount of the responsibilities on them and the interns. Her job is to crash parties and get her picture taken and get the NS name out there. Which is a nice plan, except she never seems to actually do that, now does she? She seems more to be pushing the Julia Allison brand.

    I don't wish any of them emotional or physical harm. But let's not paint them as victims of anyone but Julia, who probably promised them so much more and never delivered. Mary and Megan, I don't think, ever anticipated how this would blow up in their faces.

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  137. I don't think Megan was in a position of importance at this hedge fund, understandably as she is not too bright. There are lots of support jobs at hedge funds. She went to USC people, not Stanford. She was probably an assistant. They tend to intentionally throw vague titles around to make themselves seem important. If Megan was smart, she could've afforded a better school than USC but clearly that's the best she could get into and Mary went there so clearly, not too impressive. Puzzling that she is from a good family and would sign up for this crap though. I can't believe people would choose to do this. JA needs psychological intervention. I feel bad for her. It's sad to watch. This site is very funny though.

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  138. Jackles isn't bipolar.

    Her "mania" is just a series of cupcake sugar rushes and her "depression" is from lack of regular exercise and poor sleep hygiene.

    She's just a plain old vain, thoughtless, selfish bitch who never had to cultivate a personality or a work ethic, because she was brought up in a pampered environment.

    People who don't live in Manhattan, work in social media, or read Gawker on a regular basis, probably haven't heard of her existence (lucky them). I have family and friends scattered all across the country, and not one of them recognizes her picture or her name. (This pleases me immensely.)

    That being said, when will that horrible Nonsociety fail already? Gah! I'm so sick of waiting for the end to come. Please tell me it's coming!!!

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  139. When the Bravo show fell through, why didn't they just put Nonsociety out of its misery? They aren't doing a damn thing with their site (or their lives), other than providing some trainwreck entertainment for us at RBNS. It's like an epic struggle to see which will get bored and quit first, us or them.

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  140. Interesting stat:

    All media outlets that used JA for viewership are now facing hard times:

    Star
    TONY
    Gawker

    Jules-The Media Terminator

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  141. I personally do not feel bad for Meghan.

    She was a spreadsheet jockey in the hedge fund. That's the entry level job for anyone in the Financial Services/Hedge Fund world. She wasn't a trader.

    Meghan isn't bright, Mary isn't bright, they are all vapid, and Julia may be the anti-Christ.

    That said, let Megs run home to Snowflake and cry the blues about all the noise and haters on the Internet. I hope her mother just smacks her and tells her to get an effing real job already.

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  142. I don't think JA is bipolar, but she is definitely a textbook case of narcissistic personality disorder. A quick checklist from wikipedia:
    1. has a grandiose sense of self-importance
    2. is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
    3. believes that he or she is "special" and unique
    4. requires excessive admiration
    5. has a sense of entitlement
    6. is interpersonally exploitative
    7. lacks empathy
    8. is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her
    9. shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

    She meets all nine!
    It's really unfortunate, because it is not very treatable. Someone once told me that "personality disorder" is just a pompous way of telling a person they have a shitty personality, because it is that unyielding and destructive.

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  143. Look at the amateur psychologists.

    Why not get out your Psych 101 textbooks and look up the word 'projection'?

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  144. Hi Paul=Jules..come here often during the night?

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  145. I believe Julia & Meghan have stopped following Mary on Twitter. The beginning of the end?

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  146. Hey Paul=Jules what do they call a condition where Jules spends up to 10 hours day reading every critical word about herself?

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  147. I very, very rarely comment on here, but after viewing the fashion video - WHAT IS UP WITH HER FACE. No, seriously. At one point, I was interning with a fairly prominent beauty blogger and was trying to schedule an interview with her (but she was just So. Busy! Taking! iPhoto! Pictures! that it didn't happen) and my goodness, she was SO much prettier two years ago! She looks like... well, this:

    http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/famecrawler/2007/09/16-22/Janice-the-muppet.jpeg

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  148. custodian of julia's red tightsMarch 6, 2009 at 3:33 AM

    Plus, what's the deal with those eyebrows? She looks like Elvira in some shots, like they are drawn on with a sharpie. The last photo of her in the black cardigan-waiting for her date/client 9- she could not have looked more dead eyed. Sad or just repressed cupcake lust?

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  149. Anon 11:07: "Doesn't it make any of you feel bad you basically have driven Meghan to have a nervous breakdown ... "
    Maybe you have some inside information but based on her online postings, Meghan hardly seems distressed; she's taking a break, stepping back, getting perspective. That all seems fairly healthy to me.
    Also, I believe you're way overestimating the power of the comments on this site or any other to affect an adult woman's life. Meghan knows the deal. You enjoy the good, ignore the bad. In fact, anyone who posts online knows that. And in a way, it provides a rare insight into how other people percieve what you put out there. A insight to some extent on how you're portraying yourself, and just as much of an insight into how other people think, what "they're" like. It's no biggie.
    Anyone's choice to take or leave criticism or observation is just that, entirely their own choice.
    None of us have power over anyone else, we all have the freedom to accept/reject. The responsibility for ourselves, our well-being and peace of mind is ultimately our own.
    You underestimate Meghan if you think she is handing over her sense of self to this site or any other.

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  150. Does anyone think that Meg is just going home for a break!? And, like she said, she will return and start blogging once again...

    No?? Is it all lies to you!?

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  151. @Anon 9:43: The "broader" definitions of bipolar are primarily driven by pharma companies looking to expand the market for mood stabilizers and anti-psychotics.

    @Anon 10:59: Exactly. In my past manic episodes, I was far too busy actually DOING things several orders of magnitude more crazy, self-destructive, reckless and wildly irrational than what JA slyly hints. And I certainly didn't sit at home on my own in my apartment in front of a webcam, hinting at them.

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  152. @8:35. Melodramatic much? "No?? Is it all lies to you!?"

    I think several people here have suggested that, no?

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  153. You guys, if you are from California, USC is considered a very good school...but most people can't afford it so it has become kind of a haven for the smart, rich kids. Sure it's not Stanford, but most people in CA consider it to be better than most of the other UC schools (besides UCLA, UCSD and Cal). Just FYI. USC = Smart.

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  154. I guess they don't require spelling there, huh?

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  155. Anon@ 9:38. Not dead. He's still alive and kicking.

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  156. USC IS a good school. Most of my family went there. But it's also a school that is notorious for shamelessly allowing not-so-smart applicants the opportunity to buy their way in. (This is why it's commonly referred to U$C.)

    I have no idea how intelligent Meghan is, but if you're a tech heiress from Silicon Valley USC is pretty much worst-case scenario UNLESS you're really into partying and have aspirations of guest-starring on the Hills. (The Ivy's, Stanford, and Berkeley would be top choices. UCLA after that).

    That being said, a lot of perfectly smart kids don't get their shit together academically in high school. And it's tough to tell how smart someone is based on where they went to college.

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  157. OK, an honest question - what is the problem with Filenes/NM Last Call/etc? I guess the way I've always looked at it is this. If I can spend $100 on a designer "last season" skirt that is well cut/well made, marked down from $500, I'd rather do that than buy a $40 mediocre skirt at H&M.

    I guess the difference is I'm not bragging to people that I have, say, a YSL skirt in "head to toe" shots, trying to make it seem as if I'm better off than I am.

    But the rage against discount designer duds actually surprises me! I couldn't care less if a DVF dress is a few seasons old if it's cute. That said, most of what JA wears = not cute.

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  158. Anon@10:13. I know! Some commenters hate Julia for caring about designers, and then go ahead and care that she's wearing designer clothes from *gasp* last season! ONOES!

    Come on guys, we don't have to dig that far down to recognize her for who she is.

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  159. Anon 10:13, there is no rage against discount designer duds. The rage is with Julia (and Mary sometimes too) pretending to be so much more than they are. It would be so much more honest and refreshing if they just came out and said -"Yeah, we're like everyone else. We're broke. We struggle. We buy our stuff at discount outlets and still manage to look fabulous on the cheap." But they don't. They lie and insinuate that they are waaaaay more fabulous than they are - in everything they do, not just about fashion - and come across as looking incredibly fake and dishonest in the process. Just look at the video above for some examples... Julia being "ashamed" that her suit is last season, Julia bragging that she can't always afford Louboutins. Wrong. She doesn't own ANY Louboutins. Why lie about it? She's putting on a front and it's hideously transparent. THAT is what irritates a lot of people here.

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  160. USC graduated Mary Rambin. Enough said.

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  161. A must-read by Dalas:

    http://dalasverdugo.com/post/21057509/here-is-my-advice-to-jakob-regarding-how-to

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  162. I don't really think she was that ashamed about the suit or she wouldn't have said it..IN AN INTERVIEW.

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  163. Anon 10:13 and 10:15

    I don't think anyone said there was a prob. with Filenese Bsmnt etc.

    I you look at those comments they are discussing how she affords or doesn't afford designer etc. Same issues discussed here tons of times about how they finance things gets things free etc.

    And anways each commenter has their own opinions. Just because some critique Julia Allison for caring about designers doesn't mean it's those same people who are critiqing her for last yaer's clothes. Many post anonymously and it's not possible to know who has posted what in the past unless usernames are used.

    Even if in some cases it is the same people making both comments the criticisms are not contradictory since she is being viewed through the lens she provides. She can be criticized for why she seems to care so much about labels and names in general and at the same time for not even being being well versed in those types of things she seems to value and care about so much.

    But as I said I don't see the point of those comments here as being anything but a discussion about her clothes and how she afffords them etc or whether she actually lives up to the impression she tries to give off. I haven't seen any overriding impression that people are saying there is something wrong with shopping at discount stores etc.

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  164. She wanted to name the designer because it's recognizable. She didn't say it was from a past season by choice, she knows she could be called out on it. Just like the Aldo shoes admission and everything else. If she thought she could get away with wearing a pair of shoes and having them mistaken for a more expensive brand, do you really think she'd set anyone straight on that? LOL

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  165. the newest piece of videowork from our busy busy gal:

    http://www.vimeo.com/3481319

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  166. Quite the same way you'd see absolutely zero transparency about clothes being borrowed and returned if it weren't brought to light early in their venture. What "is" doesn't matter, it's all about appearances.

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  167. 10:48: Right on, and mind you, she didnt even pronounce Louboutin correctly. Idiote!

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  168. Yes, and I think that was her beef with Charlsie's blog...that it was all about her borrowing crap...!

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  169. 10:24AM My favorite Dalas comment to Julia was after she outed JL's bipolar condition on Gawker:
    http://dalasverdugo.com/post/24201617/also-if-youve-made-a-decision-to-be-negative

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  170. Absolutely. Charlsie didn't write anything negative, just exposed some realities. That JA tends to be late frequently, that the "dirty work" of accosting companies for free stuff for endorsements (don't people need to be likeable/public image friendly for such things to work?) is typically handed off to interns, and that she borrows the clothes she's photographed in more often than not. She would RATHER have you believe that she purchases these things herself (or you know, her suitors do - har har) or that companies just happen to see her/the site and want to associate their product with her/the business. Not so much. It's more her than the business of course, because like someone said earlier, this isn't about building Nonsociety (if she really wanted to sell the site for millions in 3-5 years, best of luck), but the JA brand.

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  171. What embarrassed Julia about Charlsie's blog is that it exposed her for the greedy bottom feeder that she is. She reminds me of all those A/B/C list celebrities who haunt the vendor tents at events and stock up on free crap. It's a gross misuse of status. I totally agreed when Clooney spoke out about the swag bags at award ceremonies and how they should be auctioned for charity.

    I could care less where she shops or what season her clothes are from. Believe it or not, I find that she shops at H & M endearing and relateable. It's her never ending need to convince people she has designers throwing clothes at her and that she can actually afford those clothes that I find offensive. Like many of us, she struggles. She's so afraid of looking "common" that she can't just admit it. In addition to that, it's OBVIOUS that she's struggling to make ends meet yet continues to try and convince people otherwise.

    Finally, and most importantly, I find the way she gloms on to people to get free air fare, cleanses, headbands, passes to events, etc totally gross. She's shameless. Really, her friendship with Randi is nothing more than a way to get invited to things she would never be invited to, to get free airfare, etc. Her whole "career" is dependent on other people. She's a parasite.

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  172. Anon 10:50, that "name that song" video is so horribly depressing for some reason. Why do I get the idea that Julia spends A LOT of time in front of her computer in this manner... taking pictures and videos of herself, alone, in her tiny little apartment? A glamorous life of living differently indeed. And commenters above hit the nail on the head - don't blame a psychiatric disorder on what is clearly just someone with just a plain rotten, selfish personality feeding her internet addiction. Nothing more complicated than that.

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  173. You know there is no such thing as Branded Horseshit..

    Peoples are getting out of blog/videocastigng beause the sponsor money is nto there..coem April bye bye NS..

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  174. exactly christan. the glomming on. And it's not just repulsive personally, it's maddening professionally. I don't want this new awful unethical paradigm to take hold. Where it slowly becomes ok to take goods and services and slyly - or not so slyly- hawk them in return.

    I mean does nayone really think these woman with their so-called NYC attitude really really likes AXE? No way. They think it's as cheesy as we do. But they feel like we should look past that and continue to give them credibilty. Like we should chalk it up to their need to pay the bills. It muddies the water. When are you being
    fake/advertisey? And when are you being real?
    The web hasn't figured that out in general. And these girls haven't moved the ball down the field an inch on that.

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  175. growing up in cali, we commonly referred to USC as "university of spoiled children." good to see rambo is keeping the tradition alive.

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  176. When I got my first post-college job I was dismayed at the many clients our company had that I considered cheesy.

    Once I realized they were paying my bills, they seemed much less lame.

    Hence: AXE

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  177. Christan, thanks for stepping in to explain the critique of clothing. When I commented above, I wasn't trying to DIG JA for rewearing outfits or buying things on sale or at bargain stores (sheesh, Um, I'd be REALLY guilty). What I was saying is that the reality is different than she stated in her video. JA lies ALL THE TIME in order to make her seems wealthier, more beautiful, more famous etc.

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  178. Oh if I got free airfare for talking about it on a blog, I'd be pimping shit out too! Free airfare, why not?!

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  179. Problem is, Anon 11:57, as readers all we noticed as 5 entries praising Virgin Atlantic on their blogs. Randi generously offered that VA gave them free airfare. It just reads odd for them suddenly to pimp brands. If they said, "Thanks Virgin Atlantic for giving us a ride! We loved it," there would be no problem.

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  180. Sure, anon 11:57, we'd all love free airfare and gowns and all those other perks. That is not the problem. The problem that many of us have is that Julia does not earn these perks on her own - she mooched those plane rides from her "friend" Randi and she hustles to get the borrowed gowns, products and other free stuff without accurately disclosing it on her website. Because if she did disclose things honestly (like Charlsie did), it would expose her for the greedy hustler that she is and ruin her facade of being a glamorous rich girl living the high life, enjoying endless plane rides, dates, designer gowns, trips and other expensive products.

    If she was honest with her readers and herself, then her lifecast would accurately explain the following:

    men/dates/restaurants = matchmaker inventory
    plane rides = favor from Randi
    conferences = favor from Randi
    designer clothing = borrowed
    beauty products = begging from them from PR reps
    sponsorships = free in exchange for promotion

    No one is jealous of someone who fakes their lifestyle by being a greedy hustler who takes whatever scraps she can get.

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  181. It becomes a question of ethics when on is purporting to be a journalist/expert and not disclosing the nature of the relationship. Name-dropping Virgin America constantly without saying, "they let us fly free" (particularly when that is the reason for it) is simply shady. Sure, it wouldn't make a difference if you were just another person with a blog doing the same thing, but then, that wouldn't happen.

    Here though, it's a distinctly business relationship being presented as a personal preference with no such strings attached and THAT is where these things are called into question. You heard nothing of VA's involvement (and if it's to be implied that isn't acceptable) until Randi, an individual outside of the business entirely, disclosed it. They've been flying the airline for awhile now, so it's all just very odd. Now that Randi has done the dirty work there, guarantee you won't see any mention of their relationship with VA unless it's brought up elsewhere (here, Gawker, a reblog) and they suddenly decide to do so in order to avoid more fire under their asses.

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  182. 1213
    I totally agree with you. I don't care how they go about getting their free products and services. What I care about is the lack of disclosure when promoting these brands. They basically have undisclosed ads serving as "content."

    This isn't directed to any one person, but why so many comments about the small apartment? It's something that's on here a lot. Small, expensive apartments are facts of life for many people living in an expensive, dense cities. I don't understand why so many seem to make fun of her for her small place. She seems to live in a nice building in an area that is convenient for her. I have a lot of issues with JA but I can't imagine what is wrong with her small apartment that bears mentioning so often.

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  183. Exactly anon 1213.
    You arituclated precisely what I couldn't in anon post 1142

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  184. It boils down to this: Julia wants to be both the journalist and the celebrity. You can't be both, especially when you suck at being either.

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  185. I don't have an issue with JA's small apartment, as that's the norm in cities as you stated. It does, however, remark on her obsession with image, mainly in that she would rather live in a $2k+ month box to say she lives in Manhattan than opt for bigger space and lower rent out of her comfort zone. I only even say this because of how quick she was jumping to find work/live space and scouting out even pricier properties when she thought Bravo would be footing the bill. After all, isn't that the reason Mary's homeless right now?

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  186. YEP, 12:22! She can't toe the line and she can't be either/or (as we've seen). JA! She's just like... well, everybody!

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  187. I think people needle Julia on the small apartment thing because she made such a HUGE deal and obnoxiously bragged about looking at these giant, super expensive live/work spaces when she thought her Bravo show was a done deal. Then... silence. Nothing wrong with living in a small apartment, just like there is nothing wrong with wearing H&M or discount designer clothes. People just get annoyed because Julia is so dishonest about EVERYTHING in her life.

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  188. GMTA, 12:27 - haha I'd posted the same at 12:24. But yes, at the end of the day it's about the dishonesty. There are tons of fashion blogs all over where creative girls take thrift and inexpensive retail finds and put together amazing magazine-layout-worthy looks, and given the state of the economy I don't think anyone would truly fault ANYONE for cutting out or limiting their designer purchases, so it's so not about that. But then that's interesting too. For all the attention they're supposedly paying to the economical sitch, they aren't exactly "toning down their conspicuous consumption", which um, is actually what those who are legitimately wealthy are doing these days. SO surprising that they aren't following that trend! ;)

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  189. Her small apartment is out in nowheresville and costs over $2k/mo to rent. It is obnoxiously expensive and I wonder how she is still able to pay for it without her Star job.

    If I were her, I would move.

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  190. I would guess that her parents pay half if not more of her $2500 p/m rent now. (She's being robbed blind, btw.) Her rent is ridiculously high for the size studio she has. She's paying for the location/building. Not the space. But there we go again. She HAS to live in that building. Even if it means putting herself in debt. She'd NEVER live in a brownstone or walk-up.

    She went from a gig that pays about 80K-90K, plus about 2K for her Tony gig, plus, i'm sure, expense accounts for both. She expensed a lot of her wardrobe, hair, makeup. And I'm sure she abused that regularly.

    At this point, she has little to no income. Her TONY columns have gone from weekly to monthly. I think the writing is on the wall about that job, too. If that happens, then what?

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  191. Than She really will live differently :)

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  192. it's obvious what her next move is.

    She will go the emily gould/ candace Bushnell route. She will try and pitch a book about her experiences. She will "hire" assistants and researchers and make a big to-do out of the process and start dropping some authorish lingo. She wil drop the tech crowd and start doing lip dubs outside the Strand Book store off Union square and start posting snaps of book covers tagged with "OMG!Joan Didion is SO. GOOD.!!!"

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  193. Hey remember when they launched the redesign (overdesign) and promised there would be a disclosure or ethics policy posted? Where's that? Oh, nowhere? It doesn't exist? Huh.

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  194. About the guesses on JA's mental health issues, no one her can know for a fact whether there is a phych disorder at play with JA or not. It's all speculation.

    Mental health issues can also present themselves as traits of someone who is basically a jerk. An ugly personality isn't enough to eliminate someone from possibly being a candidate for having mental health issues. Sometimes that personality actually is the result of the mental health issues.

    I'm not making guesses about JA but just speaking about mental illness in general. I don't think it's fair to characterize it as something that can be so easily separated from personality and behavior, especially by a non mental-health professional and without clinical evidence.

    Christan if what you guess about TONY happens, I think it's a good thing. Not for JA obviously but for those of us who want NS to change drastically or go away.

    She relies on her connection with TONY to get access to people and events that she uses to try to give NS credibility. Without a job as a writer of some sort she will represent NS only and I think that her access and exposure will be more limited as a representative of NS rather than TONY or other established publication. Maybe she'll get another writing gig if she loses TONY but who knows.

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  195. What I mean above is her using things like her fashion week coverage for TONY as content for her NS blog, reusing content from her TONY columns for NS and TMI content, like with the matchmaker stuff. Without the TONY material that she gets paid for I think her blog would have even less content, if such a thing is possible. And she will have less access in general to evens, interviews and so on.

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  196. Good luck getting that book deal, Julia. Her writing is mediocre at best. I think with all this matchmaker/dating business she's been putting herself through lately, her next move is obviously trying to get married ASAP to an older man who works in a different field than her and has NO knowledge of her horrible online/media reputation. But really... do you think anyone could tolerate her surely obnoxious buildup to the wedding? Ugh.

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  197. her TONY production dropped off right around the time she poste don NS about how her editors had mangled a story. 'Member that?

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  198. maybe TONY didn't like the shared oontent. No publication I've ever worked for would stand for me covering something for them and then posting "extras" on my own, for-proft website.

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  199. Her writing is mediocre at best.

    As opposed to any of the other fame seekers who write dating or relationship columns in hopes of being the next Candace Bushnell, Jessica Cutler, Stephanie Klein or..eek..Julia Allison? I haven't read one dating/relationship columnist that didn't use their column to self-promote, humiliate an ex or get a boyfriend. That's why newspapers can get away with paying next to nothing for this type of fluff. They know the "writers" are so desperate for attention they'll practically work for free.

    Julia's writing isn't all that bad. If she did some actual research for her stories and put more effort into it, she'd be really good. Her writing now is lazy, but back when she wrote for AM NY it was at least entertaining.

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  200. Next post, please.

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