Thursday, January 25, 2007

Not Just Another Pretty Face

Anyone who has enough time in her life to write a fashion blog must obviously love to read magazines. In fact, I find them to be almost required reading! I am like a sponge, a sticky one at that. Every check-out line is fair game for me.

Which is why I have become quite the connoisseur of glossies. I read the "classics," VOGUE, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Seventeen, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Lucky, and countless others. I love them, but eventually all of the wonderful advice begins to meld together, making it hard to differentiate one from the other.

My discovery of Nylon was completely by a fortuitous chance. It was the week before midterms, and I was at one of my main haunts, Barnes & Noble, studying. After hours of angular launch, the Roman Empire, Spanish irregular conjugations, and absolute value graphs, needless to say I was in desperate need of a break. I walked over to the magazine stand and perused the selection. A bunch of pretty but vapid faces stared back at me, lifeless and uninteresting. Not satisfied, I sifted through the rows, until a title leaped out at me. Its bright, neon words emblazoned across it read NYLON. Curious, I flipped through it, and after hours of reading I was in love.

This magazine is the essence of cool. Not only is the fashion unique and creative, but also the articles are poignant and funny, to say the least. The magazine's main focus is what is cool, hip, and underground; everything on the verge of popularity. The articles range from makeup to music to culture and back, all accompanied with NYLON's signature smart, intellectual humor and wit. Being an artist, I find the photography and the layouts to be very inspiring. My amazingly talented photographer friend, Kelsey, and I both love to read it in order to get inspiration for our own projects. Time reading this mag is time well spent. Needless to say, the day that my subscription arrives in the mail is a very happy day for me.

If you want to read a real gem of a periodical, then pick up the February 2007 edition of NYLON at your local bookstore. The article with the elusive Sienna Miller is very fascinating, and it gets me even more excited for her upcoming role as Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl. The editorial is quite fun too, with some of the most quirky-chic styling I've seen in a long time.

Because even die-hard fashionistas need a break from VOGUE once in a while.

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1 comment:

Hannah said...

so i went to the summit this weekend and stopped at barnes and nobles. i read this magazine, and your right! its amazing! i must subsribe!