Moving and Magazines

I’m moving. It’s a last minute kind of thing where your plans point somewhere (Toronto) and life veers off somewhere else (Montreal). The past two weeks have been all about packing and trying to figure out what to do with my stacks of magazines. Of course, my Vogues, American and French, (and a few British(…)

Review of W Magazine June/July 2014

Reading W magazine feels like such a relief from the commercial assault that are other magazine’s offering up goods that scream “buy me”. Instead of an indiscriminate catalog presentation W attempts to separate the cream from whatever cream is separated from in analogies of this sort. The issue is way too short offering neither artist(…)

Review of the Vogue Met Gala 2014 Special Edition Magazine

On my first flip through the Vogue Met Gala 2014 Special Edition issue I must admit to being underwhelmed by the photographs and even upon a more thorough reading, I have to say that the the issue fails to recognize some of the best-dressed because they aren’t already famous singers, actors or sports stars. I(…)

Flare Face-Off: June 2014 vs. July 2014

The June and July 2014 issues of Flare magazine arrived only two weeks apart. I was expecting my new subscription to begin in July since the June cover had been on newsstands for a while when I put my order in. Now that the June issue is in I’m actually thrilled because it gives me(…)

Review of Lucky Magazine June 2014

I really wanted to like the June issue of Lucky magazine. The cover is bright and features clothing from See by Chloé, the less expensive sister label to, well, you know… The point is that Lucky is the only magazine that puts the secondary line en premier plan on its cover. Over the last few(…)

Review of Teen Vogue Magazine June 2014

The June/July issue of Teen Vogue magazine is 118 pages. That’s a few short of the April issue’s 152 and the May issue’s 146 pages The difference is that this is a double issue meant to take readers through to August so why is it so short? I can’t help but be a little disappointed(…)

Review of Vanity Fair June 2014

The best thing about the June 2014 issue of Vanity Fair are the photographs that go along with the Jon Hamm article “Well, That Was A Hell of a Ride” by Jim Windolf, photographed by Sam Jones. Hamm doesn’t look completely at ease in any of the photographs, the cover included–something about his facial features(…)

Review of Glamour Magazine June 2014

I’m not always crazy about Glamour magazine’s covers but this cover has the ever-alluring simplicity for summer thing going on and I think most women will relate to wanting to dress exactly like this. I was actually pretty thrilled that Jessica Alba, better known as a street style starlet for the last couple of years,(…)

Review of Vogue Magazine June 2014

At first glance I hated the June Vogue cover–navy for the Summer? Outdoors? –Navy, maybe indoors, in an attempt to impose professionalism on a body who, sweating and frizzing, is begging for the beach, cool clothing and cold beverages. It’s the hair that saves the cover from being incomprehensible; a narrative can be sculpted here(…)

Review of W Magazine May 2014

If you buy W magazine this month you will come away with a feeling of wanting to like the magazine but not being able to reconcile the sparse contents will a pleasurable reading experience. All of the regular elements are sublime and as always the curated feel of the subjects feels extremely luxurious but not(…)