ELLE Magazine Calls Timberlands A New Fashion Trend
Ooops they did it again! Remember when ELLE magazine got people in an uproar for getting their Columbus on and dubbing baby hair and cornrows a “new trend”???
Well the woman’s weekly got SLAMMED on Twitter Tuesday for a story where they dubbed Timberland boots (which have been around FOREVER) the next big thing since “cool girls” like baby North West are wearing them.
— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) October 8, 2014
Last year, Adidas’ Stan Smith sneaker was the throwback shoe that was everywhere. The progression from casual sneaker to must-have item was fast and furious. Last summer, it was the beloved hippie sandal, the Birkenstock, that was resurrected by the fashion pack. This season, I predict a similar ascent to fashion greatness for the classic Timberland boot. Here’s why: All cool girls are wearing Timbs, from Cara Delevingne to Rihanna to Gwen Stefani. (And it’s no coincidence that they all hang out, either—cool begets cool. I’m not saying she’s not cool, but Taylor Swift has never been photographed in a Timberland.) Anyway, now that stylish babies North West and Blue Carter have been spotted in Timbs—and they just learned how to walk—I know that they’re about to explode. They. Are. Happening. And if you don’t believe me, here’s proof. Click through the coolest girls in their Timbs and then tell me you don’t want a pair.
The writer of the piece, a black woman named Danielle Prescod, responded to the criticism via Twitter. and emphasized that she knew that the footwear was a thing of the past.
Wow wow wow wow. People please. What I am saying is that ALL cool girls wear timbs and am predicting a mainstream absorption this season. — Danielle Prescod (@danielleprescod) October 8, 2014
Despite that, Twitter proved once again that jokes are greater than facts and ripped into ELLE relentlessly for their latest possible attempt at trolling.
— BIG MAMA. (@HUMonTHESE) October 8, 2014
Check out more reactions to ELLE’s Timberlands piece after the flip.
Wait ’til Elle gets ahold of 2003’s high heeled Manolo Timbs. Just wait.
— Venus Thottentot (@CorporateBarbie) October 8, 2014
White people have been discovering the already discovered since 1492. Longest active streak in the history of Planet Earth. — Alejandro NIGlesias (@AlejandroDaGr8) October 8, 2014
on second thought, that black girl that works for Elle calling Timbs a “fall trend” is basically Samuel L. Jackson’s character in Django.
— Liza Dye (@lizadye) October 8, 2014
Wait ’til Elle gets ahold of 2003’s high heeled Manolo Timbs. Just wait. — Venus Thottentot (@CorporateBarbie) October 8, 2014
— Tweetgood Mac (@SnottieDrippen) October 8, 2014
somebody let Elle know that Philly’s been living the timbs life since infinity and beyond — Whitney (@arieswym) October 8, 2014
— Cerrome Russell (@CerromeRussell) October 8, 2014
*moves to the moon* — crissle (@crissles) October 8, 2014
Thanks to @danielleprescod I’m going to go out and buy a pair of boots I believe are called Timberlands? Anyone heard of them????
— lauren ashley smith (@msLAS) October 8, 2014
— The Journalista (@thejournalista) October 8, 2014
I want to write an incredibly sarcastic reply to the Timbs/Elle piece but I have a feeling no one would get it. — Megan Ann Wilson (@shegotgame) October 8, 2014
So I saw this from Elle. Timbs are a major celeb shoe *trend*? Basic Columbusing. But whatever. THEN………….. pic.twitter.com/nH8ll2qJH9
— Pia Glenn (@PiaGlenn) October 8, 2014