• Review of Vanity Fair April 2014

    This tiny issue of Vanity Fair, 198 pages to be precise, is an ordeal to read. The cheap ink doesn’t stay on the page and I found myself alternating between resting the issue on the edge and the bed of my nails in order to slow the ink melting into my fingers. Even with all(…)

  • Review of Paris Vogue April 2014

    Reading Paris Vogue in general and this issue specifically is such a different experience from reading the subscription issues from Conde Nast’s American stable. Somehow the read time of just over 2 hours doesn’t seem like a blow-off issue and this has much to do with the risk-taking editorials and the loosely intellectual bent to(…)

  • Review of Paris Vogue April 2014

    Reading Paris Vogue in general and this issue specifically is such a different experience from reading the subscription issues from Conde Nast’s American stable. Somehow the read time of just over 2 hours doesn’t seem like a blow-off issue and this has much to do with the risk-taking editorials and the loosely intellectual bent to(…)

  • Review of Porter Magazine Summer 2014 Issue

    It came! And the cover is thick and gorgeous with a fold out of Lady Gaga photographs on one side and a 3 page (4 if you count the non-fold-out page–and you should.) Dior ad featuring Marion Cotillard on the inside. The contrast between this luxury cover and Vogue‘s flimsy subscription cover is startling. The(…)

  • Review of Cosmopolitan magazine April 2014

    This is the first issue of Cosmopolitan that manages to not insult its readership through sub-par articles, not enough attention given to careers and uneven attention given sex over every other subject. This issue feels like a treasure because of the “Cosmo Careers” section edited by Sheryl Sandberg as well as the ever-present sex content(…)

  • Review of Vogue magazine April 2014

    After all the hype made about the cover it feels like such a relief to actually get past it and read the April issue of Vogue. While the article that goes with the cover story is entertaining, the jewel of this issue is undoubtedly “Follow Me”  by Jonathan Van Meter, photographed by Mario Testino. It(…)

  • Review of Town&Country Magazine 2014

    The April issue of Town&Country is very probably my favourite issue of the past year. I’m usually pretty hard on T&C whose breathtaking editorials are usually unmatched in quality by short articles that are neither here nor there. Every article was informative and imbued with that little something that makes it very T&C. Some would(…)

Review of Vanity Fair April 2014

This tiny issue of Vanity Fair, 198 pages to be precise, is an ordeal to read. The cheap ink doesn’t stay on the page and I found myself alternating between resting the issue on the edge and the bed of my nails in order to slow the ink melting into my fingers. Even with all(…)

Review of Paris Vogue April 2014

Reading Paris Vogue in general and this issue specifically is such a different experience from reading the subscription issues from Conde Nast’s American stable. Somehow the read time of just over 2 hours doesn’t seem like a blow-off issue and this has much to do with the risk-taking editorials and the loosely intellectual bent to(…)

Review of Paris Vogue April 2014

Reading Paris Vogue in general and this issue specifically is such a different experience from reading the subscription issues from Conde Nast’s American stable. Somehow the read time of just over 2 hours doesn’t seem like a blow-off issue and this has much to do with the risk-taking editorials and the loosely intellectual bent to(…)

Review of Porter Magazine Summer 2014 Issue

It came! And the cover is thick and gorgeous with a fold out of Lady Gaga photographs on one side and a 3 page (4 if you count the non-fold-out page–and you should.) Dior ad featuring Marion Cotillard on the inside. The contrast between this luxury cover and Vogue‘s flimsy subscription cover is startling. The(…)

Review of Cosmopolitan magazine April 2014

This is the first issue of Cosmopolitan that manages to not insult its readership through sub-par articles, not enough attention given to careers and uneven attention given sex over every other subject. This issue feels like a treasure because of the “Cosmo Careers” section edited by Sheryl Sandberg as well as the ever-present sex content(…)

Review of Vogue magazine April 2014

After all the hype made about the cover it feels like such a relief to actually get past it and read the April issue of Vogue. While the article that goes with the cover story is entertaining, the jewel of this issue is undoubtedly “Follow Me”  by Jonathan Van Meter, photographed by Mario Testino. It(…)

Review of Town&Country Magazine 2014

The April issue of Town&Country is very probably my favourite issue of the past year. I’m usually pretty hard on T&C whose breathtaking editorials are usually unmatched in quality by short articles that are neither here nor there. Every article was informative and imbued with that little something that makes it very T&C. Some would(…)

Review of Teen Vogue Magazine April 2014

I only skipped one month of Teen Vogue but I can already feel a wind of change in the magazine. 2 serious articles! 2!!! “Chelsea Lately” by Jessica Pels and “Unfair Fight” by Jane Shin Park are alternatively hopeful about the difference the individual can make and informative about the pressures to conform. I like the(…)

Review of Lucky Magazine April 2014

I’ve been intrigued with Lucky magazine since hearing about Eva Chen’s appointment to the magazine’s helm and the talk surrounding Anna Wintour’s influence in rebranding the magazine in the Conde Nast image. I received my first issue of Lucky magazine through the mail and loved the cover. Seeing that Saint Laurent dress on Collins made(…)

Review of Glamour March 2014

The March issue of Glamour magazine is 326 pages and had me hooked because of this is the 75th Anniversary issue. I would have bought the issue at newsstands based on this alone because the September issue did the looking back the right way with pictures, important historical moments in the magazine’s history and enduring(…)