So I've covered both NYLON's transformation and Twilight lately...and here they are, together.
My only wish? That I hadn't subscribed to NYLON after all.
From the cover alone, I'm disappointed. I wasn't a fan of the last issue, but with this cover, it looks like NYLON's trying to be Teen Vogue or something. It's just seems to have lost its edge. Perhaps my expectations for the magazine been too high, but, this just doesn't look like what NYLON should be to me.
Admittedly, the design is good and clean, but it just doesn't seem to be what would appeal to NYLON's readers. Maybe it's just me, but although the summer-y colour palette is appealing, it lack a sense of edginess. Even the way Kristen's hair is laid on top of the NYLON masthead doesn't work - it just makes it look fake...it's just seems done wrong. And the wardrobe styling? Maybe I'm behind on the trends or something, but I'm just not feeling it...
The article covering Kristen, "uncensored" reads:
On the Twilight Madness: “Anywhere we’d go for Twilight was a psychotic situation. The sound was deafening, and it’s thoughtless, as well… You get a slew of all these bullshit questions like, ‘What’s it like to kiss a vampire?’ and ‘How much do you love Robert?’ Then you’ll get one that’s actually real, but you’re like, ‘No, I can’t right now, I can’t even consider [it].”
Are you kidding? I feel like this girl, although she can be pretty at times, just needs to get over herself. I'm not a Twilight fan, but as the lead actress in a very popular movie, shouldn't she at least humour her audience? Maybe she's not a fan of the series herself or something, but I'm sure it's part of her job description to pretend like she is...at least until she's done with the series.
On the cover, it quotes her saying, "Nobody should every put what I say in a magazine." I'm sure she means it to be witty and badass...but it is true, if only for her own sake. Much better to be quiet and mysterious than to say things that make you come off as incredibly unprofessional.
Feature articles from NYLON used to make me like the actress/singer a little more, or at least spark some interest, but this is just making me go, "Please, stop."
NYLON, please stop. MAYBE I'm being a tad harsh? I haven't actually received the issue, so maybe the rest of it will be redeeming. Here's hoping...