Wendy at Glossed Over has made it an annual tradition to take her readers through the notoriously thick September issue of American Vogue. She reads each and every page, and blogs about it live. This year it took her over nine hours! You may not agree with her opinions, but you have to admire her stamina.
German women’s magazine Brigitte has decided to start using professional cover models again after complaints from readers. One of the reasons given is that working with women who aren’t professional models is more time-consuming, and therefore more expensive.
CR Fashion Book, the much talked about magazine of Carine Roitfield will hit the newsstand on September, 13. In the meantime the ex editor-in-chief of French vogue has announced that “Birth and Rebirth” is the theme for the debut issue. Will you be standing in line to get a copy?
Fab Links from Our Members
Are you looking for inspiration to get a little more mileage from your Summer workhorses? Carole recommends this blog post about transitioning your wardrobe from Summer to Fall.
Angie says this dapper couple at NYFW deserves a round of applause. She loves seeing a man in a suit, and a lady wearing flats with a dressy frock is so refreshing.
Pantone announced their top colours for Spring 2013, MaryK digs them all and is especially smitten with the Monaco Blue.
AK’s Guide to Suits was intended as a visual reference for artists. Laurinda is fascinated with the details, such as the difference between English, Italian and American cuts. Being a fan of fashion illustrations myself, I too thought this was brilliant.
Continuing this theme, Vildy liked the piece “What Womenswear Bloggers Can Learn from Menswear Bloggers” for thinking about what kind of approach encourages each of us to buy certain items.
SHEfinds blogged about their five fashion commandments to live by. The fifth commandment, “Shop often, buy sparingly”, resonated with Kristin because she likes to walk around stores but usually goes home empty-handed.
JulieJohn found Sally’s blog post on how different boot shaft heights affect the way your legs look very informative, especially the fact that different contrast levels between the colour of your boots and pants are also part of the equation.
“Skin is in… and it’s sophisticated”, reports The Wall Street Journal (subscription only). Makrame enjoyed reading their take on this Fall’s new refined and tailored leather trend.