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Elle staffer (and reality show winner) Johanna Cox interviewed Critical Shopper Cintra Wilson, and the results are pure gold. Sample quote: "Well, fashion isn't an obviously brainy thing to write about—it is a fairly hermetic world that exists in its own froofy bubble. I think homophobia and sexism may play a role in the trivializing of fashion; I think it is regarded as being something of a feminine ghetto, to the extent that it is tethered to the beauty industrial complex and women's magazines (the stock in trade of which tends to be largely inane articles about How Getting My Teeth Veneered Helped Me Have Better Orgasms, etc.)" Which is a fairly ballsy thing to say to Elle Magazine, no? [Elle]