Friday, October 29, 2010

Cover me

Oooh, my new obsession is a site I found on my sister's Blog, banana meet-cute. I've long been obsessed with mags. My Mum used to get British Vogue & ELLE when I was a kid and I ate them up. I knew what days they were delivered to the local shop and I still get excited when I pick up a latest issue, all shiny and smelling all papery. Then as a teen I got a subscription to Cleo mag for my birthday, which was fantastic. And I loved Dolly. But pretty soon it was back to Vogue & ELLE.
So as that I can pay my rent, I had to cull a lot of the mags so now the only regular ones I get are British Vogue & ELLE, Grazia, NW, Who, LOVE magazine and NO magazine, plus the sadly defunct Pavement. Although I recently wanted to buy a NO mag sub for a friend so emailed the editor of NO - who'd I'd met in passing years ago, and passed on my praise of this fab local mag - to a big NO reply! Very disappointing. Anyway....I digress. I keep my eye out for any spesh issues of W, V, Another Magazine, Nylon, Interview, ID, Details, GQ, Frankie, Russh, Remix and other country's Vogue & ELLEs - mainly Australian Vogue.
Sooo many covers are still etched into my brain and through these glossy little portals, I discovered a world of glossy, glitter-laden glamour. Dolly introduced me to Wheels and Dollbaby at age 13, and I'm still a fan and visit their store every time I visit Sydney. Shots by luminaries such as Mario Testino, David LaChapelle, Stephen MiseselEllen Von Unwerth, Steven Meisel, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and Sante D'Orazio adorned my walls and goddesses such as Helena Christensen, Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Nadja Auermann, Carla Bruni, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford bore down on me. For almost the last 18 years, I've kept a file of crumpled favorite pictures ripped from fashion mags that have adorned my bedrooms in Auckland, London, Sydney, then back again. I still have them. I still get excited when pick up a new fashion mag, it's an obsession. An addiction. It's intoxicating! I could go on and on about my love of the mags, but shall cut myself off now here and share with you but a few of my fave past & present mag covers!
For your mag fix, check out Mag Nation!


  1. Ooh, I love that Sophie Dahl cover, and the Kate Moss one with the Bowie lightning bolt! I used to have that Vogue too, it was great!

  2. I have them! Much loved, coveted old mags...


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