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JCPenney hater turns venom on Ann Taylor



Anntaylor It wasn't long ago that she offended half of America by ridiculing JCPenney's "obese mannequins."

Now Mean Girl Cintra Wilson, a shopping critic for the New York Times, is turning her venom on my beloved Ann Taylor. Here's her impression:

"My shorthand for the look was always 'capitalist burqa' or 'corporate office submissive': cubicle-wear of so-so quality for the single girl in her late 20s whose self-esteem has been almost beaten to death by the beauty industrial complex and whose decent education has been punished with a thanklessly demanding office job.

"She’s a can-do Cinderella who has always had to change the oil in her own pumpkin and is too overworked to have a healthy social life outside the workplace. Her outfits must therefore be corporate-respectable, yet body-conscious enough to attract a nice tax attorney husband."

This "can-do Cinderella" has to give Cintra props for writing style. The girl can dish. But she's wrong about Ann Taylor. Even better, she admits it.

Check out the full article, which recently ran in the NYT, to witness a rare moment of hubris for one of the snobbiest women in America. Against her will, she's fallen in love with a mall brand, the new Ann.

Take that.

Deal Diva Letitia

(Ann Taylor photo: A metallic leopard jacquard skirt is one of the many looks to love from the new Ann.)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:21pm]


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