The First Issue of ‘Very Elle’; Fashion Magazines Lower Self-Esteem

A glimpse of . From left: Amber Valletta, Chloë Sevigny, and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Photo: theFashionSpot.com

• Images from new French magazine Very Elle are out. Amber Valletta snagged the cover, and Chloë Sevigny and Charlotte Gainsbourg have photo spreads. [Fashion Spot]

• Women can't help but view themselves as sex objects these days, since they look at 3,000 to 5,000 ads a day, a good chunk of which "fetishize" women. This can lead to low self-esteem, poor body image, and low political efficacy. But you try blocking out all that noise and see how easy it is. [Jezebel]

• Cathy Horyn ate chicken dumplings with Alber Elbaz the other day, and he said clothes by fat designers are lighter than clothes by thin designers, because everyone wants what they are not. [On the Runway/NYT]

• Karl Lagerfeld is not wooing Frances Bean Cobain after all. Damn British rumors. [British Vogue]

• Nina Garcia was spotted leaving the Hearst building (that's Harper's Bazaar's home) today. Interesting. [Fashionista]

• Ford modeling agency's Ford-Vman male-model search starts tomorrow at the Diesel on Union Square. Ford would like entrants to remember to bring their personalities. [Of the Minute/Models.com]