Done! I've devoured the September issues. They're always my favorite. Not just because they have 2,382,388 advertisements [which I happen to love] for things I have to save and save to afford, but because of all the fall fashion ideas! I love autumn, as you well know and the September issues of my favorite magazines tend to showcase the trends for my favorite season. To properly study my magazines [of which I subscribe to too many] every month I usually grab some Post-its, a Sharpie, some coffee, jump in my big ol' bed, slap on some Motown to sing to and get workin'! Here are a few highlights ...
... my pretties. Covers include my favorite model Kate Moss on the cover of The Bible, my favorite style bad-ass RiRi on GLAMOUR, Beyowulf [love her, but that nickname is priceless] gracing InStyle, my least favorite of the bunch, but still worth the subscription, Mrs. GOOP on ELLE [meh], my girl SJPeee covering Marie Claire and model Karmen Peradu on BAZAAR.
I've found a new perfume! I wear D&G in the Spring and Summer, but I haven't had a good Fall scent in awhile. I'm a big picky, as you can imagine, being that I'm in the scent business myself.
Sephora doesn't have this, I'm not sure where I'm going to get it! I don't like buying perfume online ... just in case it smells different in person than it does matted in the folds of VOGUE.
Best feature: Iron Lady in Harper's BAZAAR. Okay, this is precious. Not only are the clothes amazing, but Georgia Mae Jagger has never looked better. Usually the gussy her up as a child whore or make her look like a crazy pre-teen or a drunk baby, but this shoot was just perfect. She's Maggie Thatcher! hahah.
Best story: Alexander Wang, Fashion's Wonder Boy ... yeah. Not only is Alexander Wang one of my favorite minimalist desingers [top five including The Row, Calvin Klein, Celine, Stella McCartney & Mr. Wang] he is also ... gorgeous! Good lord. It was a nice little write up and I have to say I enjoyed it more than the story of Kate's wedding, which was also fabulous.
Cutest Patoot: Selena Gomez in GLAMOUR. Okay, so that is a bullshit category, but I am such a fan of Selena Gomez. She is so cute! I call her Selena Gomez Addams.
Best Style: RiRi in GLAMOUR ... I LOVE THAT KORS JUMPSUIT!! Honestly, it is one of my favorite pieces for the season. Rosie Huntington-Whitely wore an ivory version during an interview last month. [Leno? Letterman? If it isn't Conan, I don't care ...] and I remember thinking ... yes. When I turned the page and saw RiRi wearing it in red with her red bozo hair!? Amazing. She also wears Miu Miu, LV & YSL really really well in this spread.
Worst Trend: Fur ... and it's everywhere! Along with snakeskin and polka dots, fur is apparently huge this season. Too bad we live in
hotter-than-the-devil's-dick Louisiana and not ... beyond thunderdome. Not really digging it, sorry. And not because I love animals [I actually only love certain animals] but because I'm pretty positive I would be hot in any of this no matter what the temperature is.
Best major ad: Lara Stone for Calvin Klein
Yes, I have about 8 specific reasons why I love Lara Stone [including her husband, her not-too abrasive gap, her ridiculous figure that is quite dissimilar to a praying mantis', etc.] but generally speaking, this is one of the strongest ads this season. I love Calvin Klein, too ... to that helps! I think second place goes to BCBG's neon hair ads [below.] They kind of feel like Bvlgari's animal ads from last year ... I'm rambling, sorry.
Best Celebrity Spokesmodel: Kate Winslet for St. John ... I mean, seriously. Who is prettier or more capable of making every woman believe in their own fabulousness than Kate Winslet? I should also say that the award for Best Spokesmodel Replacement goes to St. John as well for replacing Angelina Jolie for someone human. These ads are beautiful! [eat your heart out Demi Moore for Ann Taylor ... pfft!]
So, here is what InStyle [above] is good at ... big, sweeping overviews of what is "in." I don't go to InStyle for in depth assesment of trend flow or the story behind a design prodigy or anything of the like, but ... weee! look at all the pretty colors! I also love [hate] how they lay out specific and detailed outfits for women to go out and buy and wear exactly as demonstrated. That's insulting to me. Never have I ever bought something off of a mannequin and worn it that way because GAP told me to, and you shouldn't either!
Fashion is about creativity and personal style. Yes, I usually drape myself in black, but there are key elements that I consider unique to myself. I think everyone should [if they feel the need to] be able to express themselves through what they wear. It is a luxury to live in a society where that is possible. Money has nothing to do with it. Yes, I would love to be able to buy that Kors jumpsuit [although I'm positive I'd work that blazer as well to save people from the horror that would be "halter top + Kate"] but even if I cant, I can still be inspired by it and other designs. This is why I thrift shop, this is why I love dressing other people, this is why I'm learning to make my own clothes. I think I'm going to get a tripod and remote so I can do some personal style blog entries. Fun! Stay tuned ...
BONUS: Check out the WORST AD EVER after the "jump." [just click "more"] I seriously couldn't even add it to this blog; I didn't want people to associate it with Hesson Haus. Haha. Enjoy ...
WHAT IS THIS!?! Honestly ... this has no place in high fashion magazines.
Consider my dreams haunted.