Friday, 12 August 2011

Reading list: Elle Collections and Wallpaper*

As we all know, fashion is dominated by magazines and I've just finished two of my favourites: Elle Collections and the Wallpaper* handmade issue. If you haven't managed to pick up a copy of either yet I've put together a little review to entice you into buying what truly are two of the best magazines of the year. 

Click through to read what I thought...

Elle Collections
Now I love Elle magazine as it is but the twice-yearly Collections really just takes the biscuit. It's (cringe worthy moment coming!) the most beautiful fashion magazine I've ever had the fortune to lay my hands on. The effort that goes into the design, features and overall production of this magazine really just proves that it is made by fashion lovers for fashion lovers.

This amalgamation of Mary Katrantzou's A/W11
runway show is just one of the lovely design
features in Collections 
Victoria Beckham by Avril Mair
And it's not just pretty pictures and daring design: Collections, as always, has some brilliant features in its latest issue, complimented with illustrations by editor Avril Mair.

Vicky B
Honest, frank and down to earth aren't phrases you'd associate with someone whose nickname is Posh Spice but this change in perception is what makes the Victoria Beckham interview a must read.

So it may not be sitting with the other fashion titles on the news-stand but any fashion design lover will be at a loss if they give this month's Wallpaper* a miss. If you're reading this and wondering just what is so special about the magazine, take a look at this beautiful bespoke creation by Mary Katrantzou commissioned especially for the handmade issue:

The Neo dress
Image (c) Wallpaper
The handmade issue is packed with beautiful designs from the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and features a lovely make-your-own piece of paper jewellery (which can turn into a brooch or pendant) by Richard Sweeney and Boucheron.
What are you reading at the moment? Let me know in the comment box below!

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