Tag Archives: Vogue

“I had the blues but I shook them loose”

3 Aug

“Not so long ago, the fashion thing was cut and dried. Trends were created four times a year on the world’s most important catwalks and then delivered to the public in glossy fashion magazines. Only very rarely, when a spirit of rebellion was in the air, would fashion be momentarily dragged down from its lofty throne. But whether it was the hippie style, mod, or punk, thanks to the catwalk any subversive trend would be quickly ironed out and made palatable to the masses. Whatever was happening in the world’s closets, it was all the same to fashion, for fashion claimed the right to dictate what garments should be hanging there. For the last few years, however, the fashion network no longer extends only to Paris, Milan, and New York. Fashion is everywhere. How did this happen? Quite simply — a few boys, girls, men, and women began to show the world who they are.”

-Style Diaries: World fashion from Berlin to Tokyo

Hello everyone!

I have not been able to post anything new (or interesting) for a long time because of my poor procrastinating powers. Also, exams are in a month so Biology books has pretty much replaced Vogue (I kid.) So I am going on a temporary hibernation but I can definitely tell you that I will have a big comeback.
Until then.

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The Vogue Italia Cover

4 Jun

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Vogue Italia June Cover




I am loving the new Vogue Italia cover with fuller women. It is great to see how the fashion bible experimenting. I previously wrote Size 20 is not that fat either where several people said that it would be lovely if they used a model with a size of a normal women instead of going size zero. I am pretty happy now. Looks like my rant has been heard!

The Editorial

I love this shot

Is our fashion-thinking only limited to magazines?

16 Apr

The other day I was talking to my sister on GTalk (she lives in UK) about my fantasy for fashion magazines and went on rambling my irrevocable love for Vogue. Instead of agreeing with me she just stated that how all people associated with fashion only limit themselves to magazines and do not ‘broaden their horizons‘.

People say that Vogue is the bible for the fashion world. I agreed. But then I think about  people obsessing over it makes me feel a little stupid. Lately I have been feeling that fashion magazines is just one perspective of fashion. The runway is a different world. Fashion magazine advertise the runway. Their articles are based on it.

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”Coco Chanel

[Last year’s ‘zines, from left: More,Sugar, LadMag (was free),Elle, Elle Vogue]

“Magazines talk about fashion so that they can sell to appeal to audience.They want their demographic to talk about it or have the same language about fashion as them.”

                                                      -Santu Misra, Editor of Y Magazine.

But are magazines sell-out? Do the only believe in fashion which pleases the public as a whole? (I am not talking about you, Tavi)

The other problem my sister also stated (who hates fashion too) that books like ‘The Teen Vogue Handbook‘ only talk about getting internships in Teen Vogue specifically. It will always urge you to get the internship in their office and then ramble about all the things which attracts girls. Many Most of us do not get a chance there because it is meant for people in  The States (one of the major reasons that we envy them) and then we always regret buying the book because it depresses us! I won’t say that the book is not an exciting read. It has got great feedback from leading designers and editors. But it is only subjected to Vogue and nothing beyond.

I am sure that many of you will disagree with me. The purpose of this article is definitely not to ‘insult’ magazine (except LadMag, which sucks BTW) but to just think for a moment. When do we actually read fashion literature instead of the new issue of  Hello?

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I assume that this article will get a lot of negative feedback because I talked to some two-three people about the topic and they all disagreed with me. But one of them did say to write it and get to know how people actually feel. The photo shown is shot by me and are my magazines (I stopped buying them this year because I got a little addictive and drained my allowance). I know that the photo quality is horrible but I am working on it.(I am definitely going to photography hell!) But one of my friends is going to teach me how to actually take good photos so I suppose that this blog will get more personalize touch from this summer!

Fashion Photography

23 Dec

I take a deep breathe before writing this post because after researching a little (a lot) I find that there are to many photographers I want to focus on but have got only one post. So instead of going into vintage, I decide to write about two burnishing photographers of today.

Regan Cameron

Regan Cameron who was primarily living in New Zealand shifted to UK to shoot photographs in the 1990s and now shoots pictures for Vogue and launches campaign for famous designers.

I ‘discovered’ Regan Cameron on British Vogue, the infamous shoot of Little Miss Sunshine- Cameron Diaz. He immediately grabbed my attention with all those admirable details and the perfect shots of beaming Cameron. When I saw his official site I was quite envious because I am an awful photographer and also because of the amazing talent the man has. I could identify it because of his works which were of magazines like V, Teen Vogue, French and Japanese Vogue. His biography shows the struggling road he led and after which he now living his dream. His inspirations are Henri Cartier Bresson and Irving Penn.

To see more of his works, visit- http://regancameron.com/


Jason Bell

Jason Bell studied in Oxford and is now works for Vanity Fair. Very accomplished and acclaimed, Jason Bell works in magazines, film posters and for stars.

I discovered him actually quite by chance, on the poster of the Bridget Jones’s then later on Vogue.  In 2008 while on an photo assignment for American Vogue in ‘Tea & Sympathy’, an English tea room in the heart of Manhattan, he was astonished to discover that over 120,000 British men and women lived in New York City. As an Englishman, himself living in New York, Jason was inspired by this and thus  ‘An Englishman In New York’ was born. His another book ‘Giveget’ is collection of celebrity portraits which helped to raise money for Cancer Research UK

To see more of his works, visit http://www.jasonbellphoto.com/