Pretty Passion. It is acutely rare that one uncovers a piece of high quality writing that is on a subject that they are interested in and that they can understand. However, this is what I found when reading the introduction the Vogue Covers book which was one of my favourite Christmas presents. I enjoy fashion and history and I buy British Vogue every month so as you can imagine, this was the ideal gift for me. The Introduction, by Dodie Kazanjian, starts off by saying "Vogue covers have been talking to us for 120 years, and the conversation has seldom failed to reveal interesting things about who we are and who we want to be." I don' t think anyone could pinpoint the way I feel about the magazine better than Kazanjian did in that opening sentence. Vogue definitely symbolises what I want to be but when I think about it, it also is a part of who I am. The introduction says how when Vogue first came out in the late 19th Century it had a very niche market for haughty upper class women. However, nowadays it is much more relaxed and, although the luxury is still there, it is just as much marketed at dreamy teenagers as it is at millionaire fashionistas.
Coat, Select. Top and Belt, Primark. Leggings, Topshop.