Did Vogue Get Paid to Feature Gossip Girls?
The media thinks they are so slick with their little subliminal messages and indirect advertising schemes. But I smell some closed door deals involving the advertisement department of the Vogue corporation and the producers of Gossip Girl. If you’ve pay attention to Vogue and Teen Vogue lately, you’ll notice a common theme: Gossip Girl stars everywhere. With Blake Lively on the cover of Vogue’s February 2009 issue, Leighton Meester on the cover of Teen Vogue’s February 2009 issue and Ed Westwick’s feature in the Teen Vogue’s upcoming March 2009 issue, i’m starting to wonder if Vogue got paid for all of this advertising! This is no coincidence folks. Call it “giving the reader what they want,” but the first quarter of the new year is bringing Gossip Girl overload to magazine racks, and it’s fishy like a Monday morning at South Street Seaport.