Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What I'm Reading

As much as I love trawling the Internet looking at blogs, online magazines and street style photos, you really cant go past a good book or a good magazine. There is something so nice about sitting down with a cup of tea and opening the pages of a new magazine or book, unknowing of what lies beneath the cover. There is a lot of talk these days about print media becoming obsolete, I don't think it ever will... well I hope it never does.

I love just being able to spend time away form technology and immersing myself in a greatly written article or becoming envious over a beautifully styled editorial. These things just don't come across the same way on a computer screen. This way they can be kept and cherished, I am quite protective over my collection of fashion books and magazines. To me they are an investment, long after the trends have faded I still love flicking through the old pages. You don't get this on the Internet, yes you can google older magazines or editorials but its just not the same.

Below are some of the magazines and books I have been flicking through to inspire me.
God I love a good glossy page!


Left to Right: Extreme Beauty In Vogue, Elle UK (March), Russh (April/May), Vogue Australia (May), Another Fashion Book and Carine Roitfeld Irreverent

Extreme Beauty In Vogue: Helmut Newton, 'Measuring for Perfection' 1997 (Left), 'Naked Lunch' 1997 (Right)


Extreme Beauty In Vogue: Phyllis Posnick, Eva Respini, Another Fashion Book: Jefferson Hack

How do you manage to preserve your creativity?

Although I'm very diplomatic, I've learned not to back down when it comes to my own vision. I stay inside a bubble so I can focus on my own creativity and not feel burdened by outside influences or pressure. I don't live in a fairy tale-anything but. But I remain inside my private, insulated space where I find my inspiration and my freedom.

Interview By Olivier Zahm

Carine Roitfeld Irrevrent

Carine Roitfeld Irrevrent: Carine Roitfeld (Left), Mario Testino: Vogue Paris 1995 (Right)

Another Fashion Book: Horst Diekgerdes


Carine Roitfeld Irrevrent: Mario Testino: The Face 1997


Extreme Beauty In Vogue: Irving Penn: Bee on Lips 1995


Extreme Beauty In Vogue: Irving Penn: Chocolate Mouth 2001

Carine Roitfeld Irrevrent: Terry Richardson: Vogue Paris 2004 (Left), Carine Roitfeld response to Sofia Coppola (Right)

Russh: 'Don't think twice it's alright' Nick Dorey, Gillian Wilkins (April/May 2012)

'The journey I've gone through has been from liking clothes in Topshop to trying to understand about actual fashion. Now I know more, I can see the being a designer is a fucking hard slog.' - Alexa Chung

 Elle UK: 'Alexa' Thomas Schenk, Leith Clarke (March 2012)

I love getting lost amongst the pages, wasting time looking at such beautiful pictures, reading interviews, imagining all the pieces in MY wardrobe. There really is nothing better than a good fashion book or magazine.

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