reviewing the september issues: Vogue

The Cover, a 10 for making Lady Gaga look almost normal

Fashion is in the air! One of the most exciting times in fashion is here: september issues are out, full of fall fashion goodness. This year was the first time time I haven't had the real 100 pound magazine in my hands, instead I'm reading them on my ipad, but from what I've read and photos I've seen on instagram, this year's issues were the biggest ones ever. It was hard to narrow down my faves from all of those pages, but here they are, my favorite things from all issues! I read Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar and Real Simple. Today, I'll start things of with my Vogue Top 5.

This red dress photograph is stunning

1. The Trivia!

Vogue has published 120 issues: I love Anna Wintour, she is one intimidating lady. In her letter from the editor, she focuses on the fact that this issue was Vogue's 120th and how because of that, this issue is a special tribute to everyone who works at the magazine.

Christy Turlington is half salvadoran: FYI, her mom was a flight attendant from El Salvador who married an american Pan Am pilot. I love it every time El Salvador gets a shout-out in an international magazine (for something good for a change...) Double love it if it's in Vogue.

The model with most Vogue covers is Lauren Hutton. She has 26. Compare with Gisele who has 11, and Cindy Crawford with 18. 

Miss Turlington in her supermodel days

Models with most Vogue covers

2. The sense of an ending

This has nothing to do with fashion, and if I hadn't been reading this in a public place, I probably would've burst out in tears. Ann Patchett, author and Vogue contributor, tells the story of the passing away of Rose, her dog of sixteen years. Ann tells the funny story of how she found her, the slow decline of Rose's health, and how it felt to have been with her dog until the very end: "sometimes love does not have the most honorable beginnings, and the endings, the endings will break you in half. It's everything in between we live for." Cue the waterworks. 

Sounds like you had a great life Rose, your story touched my frozen heart

3. Fall beauty: vampy lips and smooth skin!

It's no secret that colors go darker for fall, from clothes, to accesories, to nail colors and of course, make up. Vogue is championing a "pretty Goth" look for fall: feminine, with an edge. What does this mean in real life? A dark mouth, dark cherry and blood red lips, like the ones worn at the Met Ball this year. The perfect partner to brave lips, is a great complexion, light on the blush and foundation. What about the eyes? Curled lashes + a ton of mascara. Think Lana del Rey.

Brave lips!

4. Names you should know: Peter Copping and Erdem Moralioglu

That last name sure is a mouthful, but you've probably heard of his namesame label Erdem before. He and Mr. Copping, head designer for Nina Ricci, are featured in Vogue's list of 120 under 45 most important names in fashion right now. Why? Because they make the most beautiful, ladylike elegant dresses. Think lace, flowers, lingerie. 

So gorgeous, if only I didn't have to give up my firstborn to own one of these dresses...

5. The socials

The fact that rich girls get invited to lots of things fashion is no mistery. Long gone are the days of the trashy socialite (ahem Paris Hilton), and now, "the socials" are a true fashion force. They are no longer famous for being famous, but instead have become famous for being power players in the industry, having jobs as editors, entrepreneurs, models and artists. They do it all, and do it looking damn great. 

No Hiltons or Kartrashians allowed here!

Other random shots I loved...:

Lauren Santo Domingo: social, owner of incredibly awesome (and uber expensive) shopping site Moda Operandi, ex-Voguette, mom and just generally awesome lady... can you tell that I love her?

Who can forget the walls of flowers for Raf Simon's debut with Dior... amazing

This Marni shirt is colorblock perfection!

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