lettucebun (lettucebun) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

The Vogue Elevator Tweets.

A Twitter account chronicling conversations overheard in the New York building which houses Vogue magazine has become a huge internet hit.

The feed features bitchy comments and gossip overheard in the elevator which could come straight from the script of The Devil Wears Prada.  It has apparently been written by a worker at the headquarters of magazine publisher Conde Nast - and has 15,065 followers after only three days.


The 24 Tweets on @CondeElevator reveal that, as one would expect, the office of the most illustrious magazine in fashion is a hotbed of backbiting and bitchiness.

'Things heard in the Conde Nast elevators do not stay in the Conde Nast elevator,' the account says at the top, along with a picture of Streep as Wintour.

Among the best tweets are: 
1)  'Girl #1: "There should be an elevator that only goes to Vogue. Just up to the 12th floor and back down." Girl #2: "Totally."'

2)  'Girl 1: "Is this skirt totally see through?" Girl 2: "No! No! Looks great." Guy, after they exit: "That skirt was totally see through."'
3)  And one especially harsh exchange goes: 'Girl #1: "I love that necklace, I saw it at Banana last week and almost bought it too." Girl #2: [flips hair] "This is Gucci."'

Elsewhere the Twitter feed reveals that the staff of Vogue are as obsessed with food as their readers.
'Woman #1 to Woman #2, holding an omelet: "What’s the occasion?" Woman #2: "…huh?" Woman #1: "I would need an occasion to eat that."'

Another reads: 'Lady peering at her friend's to-go box of lettuce and carrots: "Ooooh, that looks good!"'

There are also insights into the perils of keeping up appearances while writing the clothes Bible for everyone else.
'Girl: "Omigod what happened to your knee?!" Fashion boy: "Oh god, I fell dancing!" Girl: "Omigod it’s like you came back from the war."'
Another reads: 'Fashion Girl Fl 12: "Do these shoes make me look like I have cankles?" Fashion Guy: "No, they just have really fat straps."'
And one poor woman apparently said: 'The worst part is I can't wear the Cartier one because the wrist strap gives me a rash.'

The Twitter account also gives an insight into the day-to-day concerns which occupy Vogue’s finest.

'Lady #1: "Well aren't you in a hurry? [air kisses]" Lady #2: "[air kisses] My heli to East Hampton's leaving in 10!"' says one Tweet.
One other reads: 'Girl #1: "...so I'm getting a Keratin treatment." Girl #2: "Oooh." Girl #1: "I'm not worried. I shouldn't be, right?"'

The tweets also reveal the mystique that surrounds Wintour, even to her own staff.

One tweet, tagging the feared editor-in-chief''s name, reads: '[silence] [silence] [silence] [silence] [silence] [silence] [silence] [silence] Summer Intern: "Was that…?" Intern #2: "Yeah" #annawintour'
Since the Twitter feed started on August 6 it has become the talk of the Vogue office but it is not clear how much longer it will last.
Writer Kathryn Maier tweeted: 'Meta: Hearing people talk in the Conde elevator about @CondeElevator.'

Tags: fashion, viral

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