What’s NYLON Doing?!?!

Got the November issue of Nylon yesterday. Flipped open the cover to find an impressive gatefold attached to it. The gatefold looked eerily like the cover. Each page had the same model as the cover sometimes wearing the same necklaces as what’s shown on the cover. At first I thought these four pages were just a mini fashion story associated with the cover, but then I saw the Virgin Mobile logo on the last page, making the final shot an ad for Virgin Mobile, which then begs the question is every preceding photo, including the cover, part of the ad?
As a journalist I was shocked that NYLON blatanly slept with their advertisers. I understand they might be having financial problems, but this pairing of cover art with Virgin Mobile ad is just weird and kinda sad.

*place your mouse over the image, right click, and select to open the link in a new window to scroll though the larger image.

3 Comments so far

  1. Captain America (unregistered) on November 5th, 2004 @ 4:36 pm

    totally lame. They should be ashamed!

    is there no shame?

    plus. she’s ugly. (the model)

  2. Mike (unregistered) on November 8th, 2004 @ 9:32 am

    Without advertising that magazine wouldn’t exist. Deal with it.

  3. JOJO (unregistered) on November 14th, 2004 @ 10:52 am

    Nylon is owned by a whore. Nylon barely pays their freelance crew. Many photographers/stylists/crew who have worked for this whore over the past decade have gone hungry while waiting for reimbursement from this WHOA. He is going to hell, and I’ll dance on the grave of Nylon when these feeble attempts at keeping it afloat succumb to the karma it’s built up.

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