Vogue Says It So It Must Be True

Hummer of Death

This is a shirt of mine (you can see me wearing it at the Clearwater Festival below). 

One of my biggest guilty pleasures in life (besides full-fat, real ice cream) is that I love to read fashion magazines. I adore the end of the month when Vogue appears in my mailbox, and the middle of the month when Elle shows up. Of course I have a million criticisms of these mags, (including Vogue’s adoration of fur, which enrages me regularly).

But today, I’m here to praise. In “Norwich Notes”, William Norwich’s fashion/society column in July’s Vogue (with adorable Kate Hudson on the cover) he goes through a list of dos and don’ts for summer weekends. In fitting with his high society friends and cohorts, he gives such sage advice as: “Don’t wear flip flops to work” (oops, too late!) and “Don’t make phone calls on a crowded Long Island Rail Road train” (Of course not!!) and “Do remember that hostesses love a handwritten note.” (That’s true.)

But my favorite one?? Number 24: “Do point and laugh at people in Hummers.”

Zing! Hummers are OUT!

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.