The good book
some people in the business think that magazines are going to become a thing of the past. i hope this never happens. i love magazines!
i only subscribe to one magazine, australian vogue, and choose the rest (3-4) spontaneously each month. i rely on the australian vogue for my wool fix during the us bikini-obsessed months of may-august, which is their winter. in my plot to foil the seasons, i also discovered that despite the powerful dna, australian vogue has a different take on fashion, and it's refreshing. i like the extra attention paid to japanese designers as well. unlike us vogue, i actually read 70-80% of the articles.
but reading the magazines isn't essential to my enjoying them. on my last trip, i located this wonderful magazine shop (top pic), athenaeum boekhandel & nieuwscentrum (spellcheck is going crazy right now). i asked the shopkeeper there for some dutch fashion titles and she quickly selected 3 for me: B612, LINK and CODE. i plan to sit down this weekend, if not sooner, and sink into them, a wonderful extension of my trip.
are your sources of fashion all home-grown or do you ever cross borders?
which do you prefer, and why?