I don't buy Vogue every month like I used to but the
September issue sets the tone for the whole year;
it's the preview yearbook for the fashion world if you will.
Do you remember when Vogue was one of the last magazines not to have a celebrity but an actual model on the cover?
Even Vogue has succumbed to the celebrity craze...
I like Jennifer Lawrence but I miss the era of the supermodel.
An important part of the issue is the new ad campaigns that all the fashion houses debut. The ads are almost just as important and for some brands even more that being featured in the editorials.
Not every designer is going to be featured in the editorial for various reasons. The press department between each respective company might not get along, the advertisers might not have a huge enough budget to have precedence with the magazine to get chosen. There are all sorts of reasons.
|Kate Moss scrubs up so well.|
For instance, this Versace coat didn't make and probably won't feature at all in any Vogue editorials this autumn so the only way to your psyche is a full page ad.
The coat isn't on trend as the one below.
Little red riding hood inspired?
Berry colored coats are definitely the trend for AW 2013.
Chanel has a whimsical ad campaign...
I don't fully understand the premise...
Did the Harajuku girls from the Gwen Stefani videos rebrand from pop to fashion and join Karl? Or are they killing time and knitting while they are on the Virgin Space Shuttle?
Well if you're making dinner...
Can I have my diamonds rare and pink in the middle?
In the past decade or so, celebrities have just really hijacked every aspect of media exposure haven't they? They are in the movies, TV, talk shows, fashion, and music. Nothing wrong with entertainment but it almost seems counter-intuitive to be so overexposed.
I love Eva Mendes but I don't think this is going
to make me go to this store.
Jennifer Garner is lovely but she doesn't even look that happy and I don't see her as a Max Mara girl. I usually see her "papped" in the Santa Monica Farmer's market after the school run in a makeshift outfit. Plus Max Mara don't seem to have faith in her fame as they had to write her name on the ad...
Once again, nothing wrong with Kate Hudson but to me neither party seem to be benefiting very much from the association.
How much you wanna bet that these shoes are going to be on 50% of all the fashion blogs out there?
Vogue still has its pulse on all aspects of trend.
I guess her no competition clause is over with Estee Lauder to whom she sold her company to.
She was and is such a pioneer in the fragrance industry.
Her Lime, Basil, and Mandarin was revolutionary wasn't it?
Can't wait to try out her latest stuff.
Jhumpa Lahiri is coming out with a new book.
Can't wait as I love her first book,
Beauty and brains!
Matthew Williamson has upped his wallpaper collection.
He used to do one for Debenhams but I can't find it anymore.
Very nice and I like that it is very much his style.
You will be able to find it here very soon at Osborne and Little.
I do like to see what features on their "Index" list.
I like the clutch, the horn bracelet, and the straw Bottega Veneta shoes from the list below.
My favorite picture in terms of my own personal want list is the outfit below. It is stylish but wearable.
I am in love with those Reed Krakoff shoes!
I think that Carolina Herrera dress would last a good decade.
I know you can get around town in shoes but why do they have to cost as much as a twenty year old car?
Move over Tom Ford.
This is the new thinking woman's crumpet.
He isn't a model or up and coming movie star but an architect.
He's working on this skyscraper in Bangkok.
He also co-designed this iconic building in China.
I think we are going to hear a lot more from Ole Scheeren.
Jennifer Lawrence didn't disappoint in her fashion spread.
Dolce Gabbana rarely does either with this dress.
I think she is just so pretty but not in a fantastical way.
I absolutely adore this Rochas number below.
I would just walk about aimlessly in this outfit all day.
Now I understand that Vogue tells us how to dress but now it has started telling us where to wear what we should be wearing...
Apparently this coat is for the Edgar Allen Poe exhibit.
This is for Radio City Music Hall...
That means everyone will be wearing this at London Fashion Week...
Lean in, I gotta tell you something.
Wear this outfit if you are climbing the corporate ladder
via the elevator.
Going to the FIT annual luncheon?
Now they are getting really niche and not realizing that women
in Kansas and Brazil also buy this.
The amfAR annual Milan benefit..?
I had to split up the issue as there was so much so
I will bring you part 2 tomorrow!