The J.Crew Catalog: Wait, Don’t You Know Somebody Who Went to School With That Girl?
Take a look at the cover of the J.Crew catalog on the left. It’s two pretty models zipped into hoodie sweatshirts together. How sweet! Look closer. Recognize the ginger on the left? It’s Jessica Joffe, the former Observer assistant turned model who has previously appeared in campaigns for Banana Republic and Uniqlo. You may remember her from the New York Times, where she described herself and her boyfriend Ryan Adams as “Like, a low-rent, mall version of Sid and Nancy.” She looks kind of smug in that picture, huh? Well, if you were a twentysomething Stanford grad who models for a living and lives with a rock-star boyfriend, you might be smug, too. We’d say something bitter and catty, but we’re afraid Ryan Adams would come after us with his words.
Earlier: New Uniqlo Model Jessica Joffe Doesn’t Read the Paper
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Socialites and Starlets Face Off in a Coast-to-Coast Battle Royale!
New York socialites and Hollywood starlets have traditionally inhabited two separate celebrity worlds. Never mind the continent between them; they also do different things. Society girls bring attention to disfiguring diseases by wearing designer dresses to galas, while their Hollywood counterparts spend evenings talking their way into free drinks at the latest hot bars, usually not wearing any underwear. And, for years, each group has seemed content to remain within its own orbit. Until now.
The Great New York Socialite Invasion of 2007 hit Los Angeles when Tinsley Mortimer and Fabiola Beracasa descended for some Oscar post-parties. It was the first sign of cross-pollination between the two PR-grubbing groups, and we fear it will not go smoothly. Will the L.A. girls tolerate the New Yorkers moving in on their turf? Will the East Coasters give the locals the respect they demand? A battle royale could be in the works. Here’s who we see poised for face-offs — and who we predict will be left standing at the end, triumphantly clutching a bloodied hair extension.
New Uniqlo Model Jessica Joffe Doesn’t Read the PaperName: Jessica Joffe
Job: “I write, mostly.” Also: Girl about town, model, new face of Uniqlo jeans.
Neighborhood: West Village
Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Any afternoon at Economy Candy.
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Worry and make tea. In reverse order.