Editorials: An accumlation

I’m an editorial fiend, an absolute junkie for a slick layout and some stellar styling. I pore through all fashion spreads in every magazine I can, dropping everything I’m doing at that moment in time. The same goes for that time of day when Fashion Gone Rogue’s newsletter lands in my inbox (it goes without saying that I am more than happy FGR has been able to continue – as well as editorial content, it has also introduced me to some of my favourite indie magazines and independent publications). As do most people at some stage, I sometimes think that I’m stuck in a style ‘rut’ as regards content; in that I cling to the same type of styling over and over. For the most part, masculine tailoring with lashings of statement gold jewellery is guaranteed to make me salivate. However, in this instance, I think I’ve picked a pretty random, albeit fabulous, selection. Can anybody spot a theme? Which editorial is your favourite?

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Some September issues

While I snapped up the British editions almost right away, I still haven’t managed to get my hands on the American September editions of VOGUE and ELLE. Can anybody tell me where to go for all 916 pages of American VOGUE and ELLE’s almost 500 pages (I think?…). On a completely unrelated note, don’t forget to pick up your copy of Tabitha magazine all around the city, or read it online here.

The scrapbook

For years I had been clipping editorials, photoshoots and articles and the like that caught my eye from various fashion magazines –  apart from Vogue, that would feel like sacrilege in a way – until I literally had no more folders left, while other chosen bits were strewn across my desk in my room, ultimately defeating the purpose of keeping them in the first place. Thus the ‘scrapbook’, more along the lines of a constant moodboard, was born and has since developed a life of its own. Small in size, I am looking for a larger notebook, similar to the one seen here, in which I can paste in larger pictures, articles, other clippings and so on. Suggestions would be much appreciated!

I’m a stationery fiend as it is, and had bought this Paperchase diary already. Seeking something worthy of it, what better than a fashion scrapbook/moodboard? While there is an abundance of magazine clippings, my own notes can be seen throughout, scrawled in haste for the most part. With various upcoming projects, notes for past articles, ideas and hopes for the blog, styling odds and ends, this diary wouldn’t make any sense to anybody else. I, on the other hand, would be lost without it, and like to see it as the draft version of Style from Scratch. This scrapbook allows for something tangible, as everything I write about is, for the most part, online.

See Susie Bubble for a rare glimpse at the inimitable ADR’s very own scrapbook.

Something to Bear in Mind

While I’m on my Christmas Holidays from college, the responsibility and need-to-look-ahead is always there. I’ve been keeping a scrapbook of photoshoots, layouts, pieces, articles, etc yada yada for some time now, of inspirational bits and pieces. It was only yesterday evening as I was browsing through the annals of this scrapbook, that I came across a piece from British ELLE on the 55 Tips for a Strong Career.

As is obvious from the title, it’s a compilation of advice and tips, sourced from the most successful and entrepreneurial in all realms of the world, as how to go about what it is you want, from the career you want. Below, I’ve picked some of the 55 Tips that I will bear in mind as I navigate the months ahead of me.

“Dress for the position you want, not for the one you have” – Nicole Caruso, celebrity publicist

“Get as much work experience as you can. While you’re doing all that box packing and photocopying, you’re getting an opportunity to understand the ins and outs of that industry, even if the tasks might seem trivial.” – Whitney Bromberg-Hawkings, European Director of Communications, Tom Ford

“Don’t micro-manage your career. Companies close, jobs go to other people and your career will take unforseen routes. Give yourself a break, go with it and enjoy the ride.” – Carrie Gorman, editor of ELLEuk.com

“Read biographies of women you admire. The lives of Coco Chanel and fashion journalist and editor Diana Vreeland have truly inspired me. They often provide illumination in dark times as well as bright.” – Maureen Paley, curator and gallery owner

“My favourite quote regarding working women is from Madeleine Albright, the first female secretary of state to the USA, who said: ‘There is as special place in hell for women who don’t help other women’. You get the point.” – Lorraine Candy, editor-in-chief of ELLE

“Look the part, be the part, act the part. You shouldn’t only be a reflection of yourself, but the company you work for too. Present yourself well and remember your responsibility as an ambassador for your company.” – Marigay McKee, fashion and beauty director, Harrods

“Constantly re-assess your approach. I’ve learnt the most from the mistakes I’ve made. It’s the best way to improve.” – Justine Fairgrieve, PR director, Preen/Erdem/Giles

“We are not briefcase-carrying, pinstripe-wearing career machines who just happen to have vaginas. Anna Quindlen once asked, ‘Was the point of this great social revolution to lead imitation lives of men?’ Find your own unique way to navigate the workplace.” – Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post

“You are the only person who has to walk in your shoes. Listen to the voice of others, but ultimately listen to yourself. Always stay true to you and your vision.” – Hannah Marshall, designer

“Visualise what you want to achieve. The first day I joined Selfridges as a sales associate, I met the womenswear buyer and knew I wanted that job. Without visualising this goal, I wouldn’t have been able to work my way up.” – Anita Barr, director of womenswear, Selfridges

“If you want to work in the media, journalists don’t just need to be great writers, they need to edit, understand social media, make audio and video pieces, even plan events.” – Krissi Murison, editor, NME

Agyness Deyn for Twin Magazine

While trawling the interweb I happened to come across these absolutely beautiful photos of Agyness Deyn. Photographed by Ben Weller for Twin Magazine the shoot is all about androgyny, which I just recently posted about. This take is softer, with a more feminine edge, which may appeal to those trying to ‘blur’ the trend a little, if you will. Fur stole with a man’s sweater and poof, instant androgynous chic! Also, how you couldn’t possibly go wrong with Agyness Deyn and black and white photos.

After a two year hiatus Agyness appears to be back in full swing. After landing the cover of British Elle recently she’s looking as fierce as ever and absolutely radiating self-confidence. To be honest, I like this new side of her. I always felt that the edgy House of Holland image was being forced upon her by people who thought that was her ‘look’. Who knows where she’ll go from here.

All images courtesy of FashionGoneRogue.com