It is no secret that I have often referenced the ultimate source for the latest in fashion, the “little-known” monthly magazine that goes by the name Vogue – in my very own little magazine dedicated to Stardoll (in hopes of beyond!). Even now, I can recall my first encounter with the glossy pages filled with peculiar names of fashion designers. At the time, I must have sounded like Nomi Malone in Showgirls and the quote about a mini dress that has stayed embedded in my memory for quite a while now – “It’s a Ver-sayce”.
I do not feel ashamed by the fact that once I did not know the pronunciation of all of the names of the designers featured in Vogue, and – if some of you were not so judgmental towards me (again, I do not seek pity in any form or size), you would see that that is not the end of the world. So, if you get in a situation similar to mine – I am here to help. In fact, there is a whole section on the website of British Elle – “Fashion Phonetics”, dedicated to everyone that has an interest or has had a difficulty in pronouncing the names of designers, models, brands… Now, you do not have to ask yourself how the hell you are going to pronounce that – the question or questions have already been answered for you. You just have to click! Don’t you just love the Internet…?
So, let’s get back to the subject. Uh-huh, Vogue! This week I decided to present you a snapshot (this time, taken by means of my cell phone’s camera) of my three favorite Vogue Issues, that I actually own. I present you my Holy Trinity: American Vogue, August 2007; British Vogue, September 2007 and American Vogue, August 2008 (I actually bought this one on the last day of the Harvard Summer School, in a way it represents a treat that I bought solely for myself to make up for the coach seat on the flight I was on the same day).
I guess that you all are wondering why these specific Vogue Issues are my favorites… Guess what? I don’t know the answer, as well. But, I guess it is because there is a personal story behind them. You know me; I have always been mysterious and there has always been a trail of a secretive whiff around me. And, now – even though, I make efforts with these series of posts to eliminate that part of my personality, I must say that the mystery is here to stay (but, not in the dominant role as it used to have).
To wrap it up – Vogue has had, has and hopefully will have an important role in my life. Even though, the moments that I associate with Vogue may seem small, tiny and minute to some – I still strongly believe that sometimes those mundane moments really matter a lot.