Why Fashion Magazines Aren’t Just for Silly Twits
Some of you out there may be of the opinion that fashion magazines are only for the dumb. The near-illiterate. For women who can’t make it through a whole book without getting thoroughly confused. I am of the opinion that it is the people who hold these opinions that are the twits.
This post was actually supposed to be about the underrated art inside fashion magazines, but I started off on a bit of a tangent. Sorry for the twits comment but, I’m back on track now. I truly believe that fashion magazines are a form of art. Which is why I have piles of them in every nook and cranny of my apartment. I just can’t bear to throw some of them away because the photo spreads inside are so amazing. The one that got me started on this topic appeared in the September issue of W magazine. For me, the photos recall the movie Circle of Friends. The romance and heartache and betrayals of young love amongst a group of young Irish schoolmates.
And this is just the most recent example in my own long love affair with fashion magazines. For a reason I cannot fully explain here, the image of Jake Gyllenhaal dancing with a model clad in a blue sequin gown from the July 2004 issue of Vogue is permanently etched in my mind. These things stick with me. It’s more than just the fashion. For me, these pictorials create a feeling and a mood and they truly inspire me. Plus, they are also a record of the fashion world, if not the world in general, at a particular point in time. If I could frame the pictures I find inside of magazines and hang them all over my walls, I would. But I definitely don’t have the wall space.
Yes, girls who buy fashion magazines may love shopping. We may be obsessed. But there is more to these magazines than just hawking overpriced merchandise. There is an art to them!