Friday, January 25, 2013

The magazines, the spreads, the ads.  You can tell a lot about a person through their taste in magazine.  And even further, certain parts in a magazine they may be particularly fond of.  I have chosen one spread or article out of the most recent magazines I have received.  My hope is you'll get a sort of insight into some of my tastes, likes, and possibly dislikes while reading this post.  If you're a subscriber to any of these, let me know what you liked in the same issue!

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As I was flipping through pages of the December VOGUE (i haven't received January yet), I absolutely died when I saw this article on Pharrell.  His song That Girl from his abum In My Mind immediately popped into my mind.  I'm not really sure why.  After my hyperventilating and fangirling had died down, I read the short but sweet article on the legend, and it all made sense.  He talks about bionic yarn, which is essentially recycled materials converted into textiles.  An idea himself and Tyson Toussant have pioneered.  (I had to look that part up).  These textiles have already been used by Topshop, Kiehl's, Gap, and Burton.  In the photo, he wears the coat Burton made using bionic yarn.  He's hot, talented, famous, stylish, and environmentally aware.  In other words, he's perfect.

It was a close tie between Lucy Hale's cover feature and this spread, but sorry Lucy, that absolutely gorgeous pastel pink Gucci blazer would trump almost anything.  There are so many things I am obsessed with in this spread, I had to narrow it down to my favorite three looks (which was painstakingly difficult).  First of all, the header "float on" instantly reminded me of one of my favorite songs by Modest Mouse, with the same name.  I'm sure you all have heard it.  If you haven't, you need to take a listen!  [1] Next as I had stated before, the Gucci blazer with matching top literally took my breath away.  I would die to own those pieces.  The a-morir sunglasses coupled perfectly with the whole outfit.  And the hot desert-y vibe just gave it that extra umph.  [2] I fell in love with the, it's late-afternoon I have to go get ready for this dinner but I'm really tired so I'll just toss on this Valentino skater dress I guess, look of the photo.  And specifically in this photo, the model Sidney Williams reminded me of my favorite character in 90210, Ivy.  [3] The perfect combination of patterns and colors (and designers) instantly drew me into this photo.  The dainty and slightly abstract floral print of the Acne top, the large detailed yellow and blue florals of the Juicy Couture Leggings, and the asymmetrical pattern on the Acne boots all compliment each other so well.  There's one thing you can never go wrong with in my book.  Floral. 


I have to say I was slightly disappointed in February's issue of Elle.  Nothing really jumped out at me like some of the other magazines did.  I did enjoy this spread the most.  Particularly because of the colors and patterns on the Vera Wang jacket, top, and skirt.  And the tapestry-like effect of the entire set.  Bold colors and patterns are still in, so don't donate your canary yellow blazer or turquoise platforms just yet!


For those of you who may not know, this is Audrey Hepburn, actress and fashion icon.  One of the most chic women to ever walk the earth.  This article particularly is about Audrey's many appearances in Harper's BAZAAR, a short life synopsis, and her love life, which proved very interesting to read.  I would recommend it.  I am absolutely in love with this picture of her, I think I might frame it.  It's hard to put into words how amazing Audrey is, most of you can probably relate.  And for those of you who don't know as much about her, I say you read on up!  You'll become as much of a die-hard fan as I am.

The bible.  As you can tell by the features in this issue, most of the content I found most interesting wasn't exactly appropriate for my blog.  Face it, we don't read Cosmo for the fashion.   Wink, wink.

Now you may have noticed I have sticky notes randomly protruding out of the top of my magazines.  I mark my favorite pages in every magazine, whether it be an ad, a collage, a celebrity, a designer, basically anything that I like and catches my eye.  I think I'm planing on putting them all in page protectors in a binder, and categorizing them based on color, or issue, or type of page.  I'm not really sure yet.  I think it would be an easy way to keep everything that inspires me in one place.  Hopefully I'll keep it long enough to look back on many, many years from now.  If I do this, I will definitely share with you.  If you have any other ideas to save my magazine pages, then let me know, I'm open for anything! 

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