Welcome to this bizarre new version of the world: Style.com actually went ahead and devloped a print mag, as they'd been planning, and its first issue hits newsstands next week, on Monday, Oct. 31. It's called Style.com/Print. Really.
Eric Wilson from the NYTimes got his hands on a copy and reported that everything about the magazine is weird, from the originating concept to the name. But there seems to be some kind of meta-charm to the new glossy: look at Lindsay Wixson's oversized pout on the cover! Would you really turn your nose up at listicles breaking down Style.com's most-trafficked Spring 2012 collections?
Granted, the magazine will retail for $14.99 at newsstands and will print notable Tweets. $15 is a ludicrous price to pay for something that's an online-to-print spinoff, but fashion is all about ludicrous price points, right?
No. This can't happen. We can't have a $15 magazine called Style.com/Print succeed while other magazines fail. I won't accept that.