As someone who used to buy upwards of five magazines a month, I now do not buy any apart from the bi-annual Lula. Working in newspapers as well as digitally, I am still a traditionalist at heart, much preferring the hard copy of a newspaper or magazine. But as much as I love magazines, I find I no longer have the time to read them all in the detail that justifies the cost and my magazine time is now devoted to blogging. I find it a shame that the internet is slowly starting to take over the world of publishing even though I, as are many of my generation, pretty much addicted to the internet. The readership figures of magazines and newspapers are sadly a reflection of this.
However, the September issue of Vogue is a definite must buy. Thinking back to my first ever edition of Vogue featuring Isabella Rossillini on the cover, I was amazed by the size of the magazine. I can't even remember how old I was, still a teenager and pretty excited that I was spending so much money on a magazine. I remember feeling it very justifiable by the sheer size of it and spent hours pouring and dreaming over the pages.
Seeing recently the trailer for The September Issue film - another must-see film that I am hoping will appear in my local independent cinema - I decided that I must purchase this edition of Vogue immediately. I looked for the US edition too but it looks as though it is not available in the UK just yet. These magazines will definitely get me in the mood for the film which is due for US release on 28th August and wide release 11th September.
The issue did not disappoint, with lots of eye-catching editorials, advertisements, beauty features, articles etc. Here's a selection of pages that caught my eye. A very interesting report on The Sartorialist, some fabulous eyelashes featured on the Chanel runway as well as lots of clothes and accessories to die for.