Category Archives: magazines I like

Tinted view

Love these Mercura glasses! Nice shoot on lovely mag Contentmode by Lara Jade.

If Mad Men did a photo shoot

It would look like this shoot for Vogue US July 2010 with Natalia Vodianova and Ewan McGregor by Peter Lindbergh. It’s very much life chez Drapers, just that here the wife does the cheating.

via Fashion Gone Rogue

Model behaviour

German women’s mag Brigitte has pledged to not use models any more. Instead, their fashion spreads will feature everyday women of all ages, ethnicities and sizes. Now Brigitte isn’t the most fashion forward magazine out there, I’ve never for example seen a ‘rock-chic’ spread so boring and conservative that it makes leather look like something you’d wear to a job interview in civil service. Which is why I am all the more surprised about their decision to ban models from their pages. PR stunt? Surely, but it’s also quite a revolutionary step for such a mainstream publication.

Are we – after the size zero Noughties – really tired of seeing skinny, predominantly white, mostly young girls in our fashion spreads? Well, I am. Which is why I increasingly read independent magazines, blogs and online zines rather than the biggies of the fashion press. Fashion has changed. It’s become democratic. Thanks to the internet street style and individual fashion looks have become as influential as the ever more recycled retro trends we see on the catwalks. So perhaps Brigitte is right to kick off the new decade with a magazine which shows that beauty too has become a democratic entity.

What do you think? Here are some of the girls who would like to model for Brigitte:

 

 

I admit I do read Playboy…

Playboy is celebrating the Simpson’s 20th anniversary of putting Marge on the cover. I’ve always loved old issued of Playboy, so inspirational in terms of hair and make-up!

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via: http://cyanatrendland.com/2009/10/29/playboy-archives-from-1954-to-2006/ 

Sock candy

I love the red and white striped socks in this picture from the first issue of B Magazine.

 

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British street style: skinheads

I really love this article by Christopher Raymond Brocklebank on QueensOfVintage.com on skinheads. Excellent research and well written.

Excerpt: 

Skinheads have long been misunderstood. This subculture’s perceived links to far-right politics have somewhat soured their contribution to vintage style. To make claims for it is to hit a cultural nerve and be laid open to accusations of filtering out noxious ideologies in order to concentrate on aesthetics.

However, things are rarely as black and white as they seem, if you’ll pardon the expression, and while there were undoubtedly factions of racist and violent Skins – those who were afraid of everything and worked overtime pretending they were afraid of nothing – there were legions of other Skins whose way of life was a celebration not of whiteness, but of roots; they were working-class with class.

To continue reading click here

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Freestyle Mag is not a free stylemag

I couldn’t just walk past a magazine with such a fabulously vintage-inspired cover as new mag Freestyle Magazine. Published in Berlin, the new mag comes inside a Frisbee, which will be designed by different artists for each issue. A bit too gimmicky for me, but the fashion spreads and features look promising, I especially love the Peeping Tom photo story. Now if I would only have £15 (a hefty price dare I say!) spare I would go out at once and get myself a copy.

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images: freestylemagazine.co.uk