Instead of reading anything over here today, I encourage you to hop on over to A Lovely Being to read the "Behind the Curtain" interview Crystal and I gave about the up-and-coming Rue magazine.
Here is an excerpt:
Fallon: I think it’s so cool how you were tweeting and updating your facebook statuses during your New York photo shoots. It makes everyone feel like they are a part of Rue, as well.
Crystal: Yes, we really want everyone to feel like they are a part of the process. We want to feel accessible to them and we want to get feedback. And facebook and twitter allow for a fantastic online dialogue. We love that social media is a two-way street. We’ve been introduced to some really amazing vendors through our facebook and twitter page that otherwise we may have never known about.
Alaina: You know, people who may have never had the chance to get into a magazine can be in a magazine. Vendors will send us their link on facebook, we’ll check it out and if we love it, we’ll feature it. If their products are online, even better. I mean, when was the last time Vogue featured an Etsy seller? People on Etsy and other similar websites are crazy talented and they deserve a voice. That is what Rue has been able to offer. And bloggers, for that matter.