Has anyone else discovered LOVE magazine yet?
It's only on issue 6 and seems like it only comes out twice a year.
Well I discovered it 2 weeks ago when I spotted this striking cover in amongst all the other usual ones! Now £6 is a bit steep usually for me, but I had just been paid so I thought bugger it and bought it anyway. And I am so glad I did! £6 isn't much if it's only twice a year and this magazine is great.
Ok, like all other high end magazines it is primarily 75% adverts, but saying that I think this mag has possibly got every high end retailers A/W collection adverts in it, making it a piece of fashion history. If I bought every issue of this you could literally track fashion and its advertising, smart eh?? Lol. Ok so that isn't the greatest reason to buy a magazine but really this is a great magazine. It has introduced me to high end designers (and generally fashion people) that I never even knew about and has taught me lots about them. The articles are interviews or profiles almost of designers, stylist etc and their collection/design ideas alomost. There isn't any hot picks, celebrity style or trend articles, it is all about the people behind the clothes and I think it is amazing.
There are a few fashion editorials but they are interesting, striking and innovative, and even a little shocking at times. But I kinda like that as it is outside the box of general 'fashion beauty' and what we have come to expect.
Plus they have the new Westwood advert! Yay!!
My year long shopping ban is in the home stretch now and I am very proud of myself and excited! You can see my countdown clock in the right hand side bar > see almost there. To be honest it hasn't really been as hard as I was expecting and I think I could say I could probably go another year if I really tried and wanted to. I am looking forward to being able to buy some new essential items that I think my wardrobe is missing or I have realised I need new ones of during this no shopping year.
Jeans for instance. I realised how badly fitting some of my old pairs were now and then I ripped a pair, so I truly think I need a good new pair and I have figured that I should probably invest in a good pair that will last. I have also come to realise I used to spend to much on disposable clothes when I could spend the same amount on a few more classic, key pieces by higher end designers. So when I do start shopping again I am going to be more conscious of what I am buying.
Has anyone else been on some sort of shopping ban any time this year? How did you find it?