As I stood in the pouring rain yesterday, sans umbrella, teetering in 4″ heels, stalking the magazine man as he unloaded the September Issue onto the shelf, this quote quickly came to mind. I took the very bottom one, a stack of eight…the crispest of the bunch, the most virgin, the one that had eye-test guaranteed fine print pages and a spine made of steel. I handed over the rare $5 and $1 that I had in my possession as my M&M’s waved sorrowfully goodbye. There she was in all her glory. The September Issue.
Anna Wintour, the Pope of the magazine, as Candy Pratts Price so gracefully reminded us in the best documentary known to man, has outdone herself on this one.* I gracefully read every word she scribed onto her page. I admired her praise for the editors, the stylists, the assistants….the visionaries of the magazine. It took me back 3 years ago when I camped out for the first installation of the documentary. The movie manager in Chelsea definitely thought I was a kook when I asked if I could have the movie poster when it was over. But there I sat, 9 total viewings, $99 hard earned dollars to listen and learn from the Anna Wintour. “September is the Januray in fashion!” I still feel the excitement, the love and the giddiness every time the September Issue comes to press. And lots not even discuss the soothing, career confirming effect the DVD can do on an evening after a bad day at the office….Next day, back in the saddle!
This issue commemorates Vogue turning 120 this year. In celebration of the 120 amazing years and countless inspirations she has given us….The Voguettes compiled a carefully edited list of the 120 influential-makers under 45. It is truly inspiring and highlights true creative visionaries that make one really want to be the best. Norman Jean Roy outdid himself this time around. He shot the campaign and created a mini-movie that leaves you wanting a new documentary for this September Issue. I’ve watched it at least 489 times since Vogue released it. You can find it here. Prepare yourself…it makes you fall in love with fashion and Vogue all over again. And to Grace Coddington, you make me love doing what I do so much more with you as a role model. Carrie Bradshaw was right; Vogue does feed you more….It gives you an energy boost and nutrient that I have yet to find in any super food.
*The cover choice will never be a win with me… one of the other 119 couldn’t be the front-runner? Arizona Muse perhaps?
Images Courtesy of: Vogue, Vogue.com, google
“They” say it might snow this weekend. “They” are also the people that put NYC under a panic attack with hurricane Irene that made as much noise as a summer rain-shower. However, the idea of flurries or anything as peaceful as icy confetti fluttering above you got me thinking of all things white. It didn’t help walking into Anthropologie on 5th Ave. earlier this week either. Christmas windows set. Yarn trees. Snow kissed owls. My heart was bursting with excitement.
Naturally my wardrobe consists of 4 vibrant colors: camel.black.white.heather grey. Add denim and you have the fab 5. Add anything else and my skin begins to crawl and the skin will match that “blaring shade of red” in mohair. Isn’t it amazing how the brain sub-consciously works? All my whites are too summer optic. I need warmer tones; french vanillas and snow cap whites. Hand-knit sweaters and garter stitch hats. Multi-use gloves for texting and photo-taking. Natural furs and warm pleated silks. Suede jeggings. Isabel Marant anything this season. Textured sweaters. Feathers and fringe. But what really has me obsessing over the candy coated whites…..the presentation what Marc Jacobs did for Vuitton Spring 2013. A carousel of creativity! Magical horses. Dimensional fabrics. Perhaps that’s where this winter white kick has erupted.
where i reside thinking of these things.....
before swan lake...
tim walker=true love
forever changed a runway presentation...
wedding dress for dinner.
feathers make everything fun!
add a toss of black and voila....
essential everyday styling: white fur, black groundings.
proportion and blocking.... noir et blanc
color palette complete!
gracing us in pleats!
the entire fascination in one look!
marant knows what we like.
textures.fringe.suede.the whole collection had me sighing.
the collection that changed everything for me....
marc knows magical details.
white confetti falling from above...
the palette of fairytales.
Photos Courtesy of: personal archive. UK Vogue. tim walker. they all hate us. russh magazine. nymagazine. vogue. style.com
So last night, genius here was ill prepared for the weather change. A shift wool dress with flats was perfect for the morning, however for the bike stroll home, the brisk fall air with light drizzle, presented a chilly situation. My mind wandered freely over the Brooklyn Bridge. Stars and puffy clouds moving with wind. City lights behind and in front. Fur and skinnies, cables and mohairs, boots and scarves dancing in my head. Fall had arrived in a flash and I could have danced on my bike that second. (let’s not forget the perfect accessory…red vintage cruiser with the bell and vintage basket friends.)
As I revamped the armoire and closet late last night, sweaters moved forward and strappy silks moved back. Furs moved center and light weight trenches moved left. It was a game of chess for the fashion lover. But there were holes to be filled and items to be placed…the shopping list began. What would I need this season?
navajo. alexa. marant.
printed pants. wang tees. wool hats.
perfection. can i drive a bike in these?
do we need words for this look?
snake slouch pants? oh yes!
spots and baseball tees...
stitchy sweaters and colored skinnies!
a palette of neutrals.. standard!
the only sneaker that will grace my feet.
fur adorned around my neck with the boyfriend blazer!
the ultimate accessory...
for my chilly nights at home...
the total look.
and dreams that keep us going thru the seasons....
Photos courtesy of: theyallhateus, nymag, sartorialist, weheartit, pinterest,