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i went into a favorite mag shop today (strong international inventory). dizzy from the selection, i left feeling acutely aware that there was not enough time in a day (or a week) to enjoy all that lusciousness.

what's your favorite way to enjoy fashion coverage:
- sitting around with friends, swapping magazines
- filling time during a commute or stint in a waiting room
- perusing a magazine casually in a cafe, over a croissant or some such
- flipping through the pages in a bookshop
- online
- entirely alone with an issue, in silence (my choice)

16 comments:

-h of candid cool said...
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-h of candid cool said...

online usu. since not being in school anymore i dont feel compelled to buy fashion mags. (i had to buy so many for projects in college that i actually got sick of looking thru magazines and seeing the samples make their rounds thru the magazines.)

but if i flip thru it in the bookstore and im really amazed i may take it home with me.

readysetfashion said...

i enjoy magazines the most when it's just me, myself and a mag. although i never leave out of the house without a mag that i am in the middle of reading, and i'm reading it everywhere....on the train, waiting for friends, in line for coffee....

The solemn cat said...

Definitely on my own with a magazine but with easy access to the internet so I can look up shops that catch my eye.

Everyday Sewist said...

At home, alone, with a cup of caffeine and some chocolate, usually tearing out pages and putting them in a file folder which I'll later go back to and consider why those pictures appealled to me.

The solemn cat said...

Everyday sewist – I do that too, only I'm not as organised and I end up with a little pile of torn paper on the coffee table.

enc said...

"entirely alone with an issue, in silence."

This is my optimum, because I like to be undistracted to absorb all the imagery. I also like to have something to drink, a nice coffee.

fashionaddict said...

Entirely alone with an issue, in silence.

I enjoy reading on a lengthy bus/subway ride too.

Iheartfashion said...

Definitely alone, with a cup of coffee. I need to concentrate and other people's conversations are too distracting.

Anonymous said...

This is a timely question for me. I've been going through a very busy working period, so busy I didn't even remove the packaging from my Vogue when it arrived in the post last Wednesday. Basically, I was saving it for when I could really enjoy it, which was just now with a cup of tea, in bed!
Polly

Allure said...

my choice is your choice

laia. said...

It depends. If I buy the magazine while I'm out and about on a weekend, then I will definitely go to a cafe and sit down and read the magazine while I eat. It makes me feel chic. haha.
If I buy it on the train or on my way to work or something then I have to blast music and drink coffee. Preferably on a Sunday morning.

I tear things out too, but I usually do it every 6 months, I think Im going to start doing it monthly though.

landis smithers said...

alone. because i hate people, but love clothes.

have i been clear about that?

Alexandra said...

"entirely alone with an issue, in silence."

Although, occasionally, I may read them on a weekend morning in the man's kitchen as he makes brunch: one of my favorite times in the week, but we're lucky if we manage to do that once a month or so.

dreamecho said...

the last two, both in the privacy of my own home. however, i often do a bit of the third to the last (flipping through in a bookshop/grocery store) to save money.

Duchesse said...

At the hairdresser while the colour bakes in. Or alone with Lindt Chocolate Orange Intense, as a reward for exhausting work.