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Here’s the Latest Affluence-Trolling Lifestyle Porn Piece from the NYT

Culture

Here’s the Latest Affluence-Trolling Lifestyle Porn Piece from the NYT

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There aren’t many things left that can bring us all together as a country, stories that inspire us to reach across the aisle and take the hand of our fellow man, no matter what their political outlook, and collectively SMH together in solidarity. Occasionally something comes along, like this New York Times piece about the apartment hunting NYU student, or one of their predictably horrible wedding announcements, or a real estate covet-porn story like this one from Vogue. As I highlighted in the Vogue post, Ad Age pointed out that the Times must have an Editor-in-Trolling.  “How else to explain all these 1,000-word pieces featuring New York Times bubble dwellers that so outrage those who can’t stand The New York Times‘ bubble dwellers?”

The trolling editor certainly must have been having a good laugh this weekend with this piece about  Nicole Hanley and Matthew Mellon, a couple who are starting a fashion line. So far so normal, right?

Nope. Let’s all hate read a few select passages.

Mr. Mellon, who comes from the Mellon and Drexel families of Bank of New York Mellon and Drexel Burnham Lambert, grew up in New York City, Palm Beach and Northeast Harbor, Me., and went to the University of Pennsylvania. The walls of the pad he and Ms. Hanley Mellon share at the Pierre are lined with paintings by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Peter Beard and, Mr. Mellon said, “Taylor Swift.”

“You mean Sam Taylor-Wood,” Ms. Hanley Mellon said.

Does he?

Matthew started Harry’s of London after meeting his first wife Tamara Mellon, co-founded of Jimmy Choo.

Their new line will be inspired by various locations around the world, like, say, Africa.

“I’ve never been to Africa, but I feel like I have this deep affinity for it,” Ms. Hanley Mellon said. “I’ve read every Hemingway, we collect Peter Beard, I’ve watched ‘Out of Africa.’ It touches your soul to visit and smell the smells, and you can’t recreate the experience without immersing yourself.”

Or, if an actual visit isn’t convenient, maybe something a little more digital to get the juices flowing?

“In the old days you’d have to travel to India or China for inspiration, and these days you’ve just got Pinterest boards and you can create looks from home,” he said. He does have an Instagram account, asliceofmellon, despite believing that “technology has made us lazy.”


Same.