Monday, May 9, 2011

The September Issue....

I know, I know.... I am 2 years late. I've wanted to and have been meaning to see it but I just didn't - until now. I rented it a couple months ago and started watching it and had to stop it half way because something came up... and the way AppleTV works is that if you rent a movie you have 24 hours to finish it once you start.... so anyways, I missed my chance through that 24 hour window - but I rented it again last night and finished it. Now I am BUYING IT. It was VERY inspiring and wonderful. I have a new love - Grace Coddington, Creative Director at American Vogue. What a cool and admirable lady. You have to see it to understand what I mean - or, if you've seen "The Devil Wears Prada" - Nigel, played by Stanley Tucci - reminds me a lot of how she is and her role at Vogue. I'm not totally sure who he is supposed to be portraying - but when I saw how Grace was towards Anna Wintour and other co-workers at Vogue, I thought - spot on! It was really cool to see the process of a giant fashion magazine. From everyone involved, to photography shoots, photographers,  art directors, creative directors, assistants, designers, editors, fashion shows, booking, makeup, hair, clothes, shoes, styling, organizing, traveling, etc, it was all SO fascinating to see. I loved it. I don't think the everyday person would go to the store and pick up Vogue - but with any magazine that you may be interested in - you should see this documentary and see how much work and time goes in to making one issue. It's funny to think that we sometimes pick up magazines and just skim them and toss them aside without realizing how much work and effort was involved in making just that issue. I especially love it because as I have said before, I am a magazine hoarder. I love seeing the process and have always loved looking at the way magazines are designed and laid out. Sometimes I catch myself studying and dissecting the magazines - looking for specific grids and color and examining the typography and how it's used throughout each issue. Magazines LITrally make me giddy. Isn't that so silly? It's true though... ask anyone who has been in my apartment... they are everywhere. Neatly stacked of course =/ I love them.

“Fashion isn’t just frocks. It’s how we do our houses, our gardens, it’s what we eat and drink.” - Grace Coddington

Nice Article:

I think we can all learn something from this documentary........ to all those who say they don't care about fashion or what they look like.... think about of my favorite quotes from the movie... The Devil Wears Prada...

"'This... stuff'? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select... I don't know... that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise. It's not lapis. It's actually cerulean. And you're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent... wasn't it who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you're wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff. " - Miranda Priestly  ( Meryl Streep )


'preciate ya.hb.

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