Stiletto Heights

I am Jennifer Gordon- a mixed media collage artist and comic writer living in Columbus OH, with my fiance and love- Keith. I specialize in paintings, ACEOS, journals, art boxes and more. I am always available for commissions! Visit my etsy shop at:

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Dear (Insert Name Here) week 8 (is it 8, I made that up)

Dear Anna Wintour

(editor in chief of American Vogue)

I have never been so inspired to write in to a magazine before....blah, blah....seriously why do all letters that involve magazines have to start like that???

ok, I will just come out with it.

Bravo on the May 2007 issue of Vogue, I mean this in all seriousness. You wooed me with the models on the cover but then kept it going all the way through. I felt for the first time in at least 2 years that I was reading Vogue, not a glorified version of People magazine with an insufferable article about Jennifer Hudson or Sienna Miller.

(seriously, how did you give the go ahead to put Jennifer Hudson on the cover????)

I was actually taken aback and moved by the clothes on the cover as well, something that does not happen very often anymore as I am more inclined to focus on the celeb than the clothes.

It is still about the clothes, right? Or did I lose something a long the way?

Not to sound all "The Devil Wears Prada" or anything, but I honestly believe that fashion is the most important art form our culture has today...and that is really saying something seeing as I am an "artist" myself.

I think American Vogue needs to be that bible, that bible of class, style, and NEEDS to be that, I want it to be that, the dream magazine of my childhood.

I am sure by the time next month rolls around you will have f-ed with my emotions again but putting the damn kids from Harry Potter on the cover, and I will be forced to write you a hate later calling you the devil and telling you that I think Merryl Streep put too much heart in her performance of you.

but until then...

thank you.

Jennifer Gordon, longtime reader first time writer.


OK everyone now for a little shop business, as you all know I will be going out of town On Friday morning (way early, at like 4:00am) I am taking a bunch of my art with me when I go, including ALL of my art cards, so if there is anything in my shop you want, get it now, as it might not come back with me.

also, I am a mere 5 sales away from 900, I am so hoping that I get there before I leave for Pittsburgh, as tomorrow is the big one year mark on etsy!!!!

so that being the case, the next 5 sales leading up to 900 are all getting extra love and goodies thrown it.

also, don;t forget the contest every time you buy something you get entered twice (wow).

ok, so that's it for now, I will be checking in tomorrow with all my craziness.



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Blogger Aaron said...

To the CEO of Hanes:

Dude, what's up? Now, I know you're not really a celebrity. Hell, you might not even be a dude. In which case, 'sup m'am? Either way, not my point.

As I was sitting here reading Jenn's blog, my eye wandered over to my sock clad foot, and I noticed a gd hole in the heel of my sock. Seriously, what the crap, people?

I want a new sock. Thank you.


8:43 AM  
Blogger jewelstreet said...

Totally forgot today was celebrity letter day. That said...

Dear Dame Judy Dench-

I think you are impeccable. Simply impeccable in everything and in every sense of the word.

I even watched you in your BBC show "As Time Goes By" which I loved. And, you were fabulous in "The Chronicle of Riddick" as the the elemental and so beautiful too.

Now all gushing aside, why oh why did you have to do that movie(I can't remember the name) with that Charlize Theron person? Seriously, I can't even watch the commercials for the DVD.

Your fan-

8:43 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

BTW, I know I need to get over it, Jenn, but I'm still so jealous you're going to be at the Zombie Mall this weekend. Why are you so cool?? ;)

8:44 AM  
Blogger catbishop said...

Dear Matt,

Ok you're not really a celebrity celebrity but at Etsy you are famous. Why haven't you arrived to pick me up for our date? I'm still waiting in saran wrap and well it's not all that comfy.

Cat (artsy)

9:01 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Dear Miss Jenn,

You must realize how famous you are. Not only are you a fabulous artist and incredible business woman, you are also witty, charming, smart, and fun!

You have taken the internet by storm with your daily bloggong (you realize you have a following that reads you more religously than an actual religious book...) and also your internet shop.

In your readers and buyers eyes, you can do no wrong.

Love, Michelle

9:12 AM  
Blogger sara.wears.skirts said...

ooooh, now i want to go buy a copy. and it really is too bad that PA is such an effing huge state, otherwise i'd totally come see you in p'burgh this weekend.

9:23 AM  
Blogger artandghosts said...

hehe:) these latters are crazy but good!

hey, and have a great time while you're gone - 900 sales is a serious achievement!

lou x

9:29 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

Holy Crap!!!!!!!

sorry, just have to say...

love the letter to Matt!!

Michelle- though I am not a celeb, your letter made me tear up, also, wow....THANK YOU for your purchase!!!

9:32 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Amen Jenn! (Since Vogue definitely should be the fashion bible, I thought the sentiment was appropriate.) The May issue is fantastic! Every time I see it sitting there, I have to pick it up to stare at the Paul Poiret spread. I may be busking on the street soon to scrape up the cash for plane fare to go to the Costume Intstitute exhibit.

9:35 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

Megan, I know...last night before my bubs and I were falling asleep I was showing him the Meisel photos in the Paul Poiret spread...I just was going on and on about them...

he just said "is that a bird on her head"

but, at least he looked.

9:40 AM  
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe said...

Dear Inventor of Google (and all it's byproducts):

I love you. Marry me?

Forever yours,

PS-I know you don't know me. Just google me, you'll see that I even use Blogger, just for you.

9:46 AM  
Blogger msred5 said...

Dear Gil Grissom,

I think I'm in love.

Okay, for the record, I know that you aren't really a "real" person. I know that you are just a character but, as characters go...

I think I'm in love.

Yes, you are a bit on the husky side and you rarely show emotion and you like bugs and dead things and you seem to have absolutely no romanticism at all but... I'm okay with that. Really, I am.

I can't exactly put my finger on why I'm so enamoured with you because... after all... you are are a bit on the husky side and you rarely show emotion and you like bugs and dead things and you seem to have absolutely no romanticism at all but... I am anyway, despite all of that.

I think it is your infinite intellect. Yes, that must be it.

Anyway, just wanted to give you a bit of fan-love, even though I know you aren't really real and all.

I think you are swell.


Karen Beth :)

9:58 AM  
Blogger moogan said...

How much I love these letters. I think I say that every week. I promise to have a great one (letter that is) myself next week.
The very best of luck in pittsburg. happy etsyversary. And many wishes on reaching the big 900.
See ya next week in blog world.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear CEO [Name Withheld] of Current Employer [Withheld] -

I read your bio before I took this job. So I know that prior to this position you were CEO of the big fashion house [Again Name Withheld]. So it might have influenced me a bit to take this job although it has nothing to do with fashion.

I try to dress to impress you but obviously you aren't getting my messages through my attire. At all the company parties after a few glasses of wine, it takes all my strength to not invade your circle and talk fashion and ask you to hook me up? I know that would be totally rude and I am just a low life at the company but I am the BEST DRESSED here. I know you must still have former contacts. Cut a girl some slack?

BTW, you are my neighbor and I read all about your "nanny" problem on Page Six.


10:12 AM  
Blogger Karen Beth said...

P.S. Congrats on 900+ sales, Jenn! Wahoo! xo... :)

10:25 AM  
Blogger alexgirl said...

I'm feeling totally uncreative right now, so I'm not going to write a letter, but I loved yours. I haven't gotten around to this months Vogue yet, but I'm dying to. Love the cover. And the idea of the Harry Potter kids gracing next months cover had me laughing like crazy!
Awesome. And congrats on the Etsy sales!

2:23 PM  
Blogger Craftymoose Crafts said...

Congrats on 905! sales and counting! That is a seriously amazing stat for one year!

(Thanks for the encouragement)

3:34 PM  
Blogger NYC Modelista said...

Bravo, Jennifer. I totally agree with you on every point in the letter except the part about Jennifer Hudson; specifically, I think someone must have a sh*t load of dirt on Anna Wintour to blackmail her into putting JHud on the cover.

I mean, really! Did you believe for a minute that Anna would willing put JHud on the cover?!?

My guess is Andre Leon Talley! He looks like someone who knows a thing or two about Anna and is not afraid to use it.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Dear Bradley Whitford,

I love you, I love you, I love you!

Not only are you super-cute and smart, you also have a kind heart. Clothes Off Our Back is such a great concept. And you have a cool wife. I should be jealous but I just can't bring myself to be - you just seem like such a great couple.

I'm devastated that The West Wing is over - Josh Lyman is one of my fave TV characters ever. Now I've just got to hope that we'll get to see Studio 60 in Oz sometime.

Keep up the good work!

Lots of love,


7:41 PM  
Blogger Beej said...

Dear whoever,

I declare it still Wednesday, since I am now almost five hours late in getting home, and therefore count this as a Wednesday post and contest entry.


1:03 AM  
Blogger Chickenbells said...

Wowee...congrats on all the excited you must be! Ok, I must go buy the new Vogue now...

2:08 AM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

I think Ms Modelista is onto something about Mr Talley,I used to think he was cool,but perhaps he's at ther bottom of this whole Vogue morphs into Us magazine deal!

10:17 AM  

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