It's no secret I love the September issues of the fashion magazines. I've talked about it before and just knowing how excited I am for the start of fall, it's fitting for me to also be excited for the clothing that comes with the temperature drop. I'm reading September Vogue right now and am on about page 50 of advertisements and am in pure heaven. A lot of people complain about the number of ads in the magazines these days, yet here I am, completely content with my 754 page Vogue, of which probably over half are advertisements. Advertisements aren't just about products anymore, though. Oftentimes, and especially in fashion magazines, they are about art. The shot is as much about the fashion as it is about the photography. Combining two of my favorite things? Fashion and Photography? Sounds like a winner to me.
Here is something I do not think I have revealed before. There are often department store sponsored collections presented in the issues that run through the different designers often with a theme. For example, in September Vogue, Neiman Marcus has a 28 page spread with titles such as "Dark Victory," "Spectrum," and "Icon" and feature anyone who is anyone including Carolina Herrera (a personal favorite), Gucci, and Chloe. What I do with these, and I don't think I've told anyone this, is use them like flashcards. See, I try to first guess who the designer is before double-checking on the bottom of the page. I often am correct when it is Ralph Lauren or Dolce and Gabanna, but struggle with the other ones throughout the years as their looks change. It's a game to me and while I know it's a little fashion-dorky, it's fun to get them correct!
Back to Carolina Herrera. Holy hell those designs are exquisite. I sometimes can't get over how gorgeous they are so don't be surprised when I'm rich and famous and attending events if I wear her clothes for everything.