Saturday, February 12, 2011

Fashion Magazines

pencil drawing inspired by a vintage ad

I was a fashion magazine junkie. I have a huge collection of old Vogues, Elles, Bazaar (local and international) and sold tons at the sell off during the summer of 2009.

I did keep some favorite pages, ads, design ideas, great photographs and articles on specific designers and history. I can recall the Helmut Newtons of the 70s and 80s -the hard core looks that sold punk attitude and the bold glut of glitz. The cool effects of the 90s prints as tech altered photos were degraded and otherwise played with are also keepers.

I don't know if I am bored now, jaded or what? But lately the fashion pages in all the mainstream fashion media have been occupied by dull.

Are we tired of fashion designed for the $ which can't really satisfy the heart for the art of fashion and so photographers are like 'whatever' and it shows in the shoot? Is it all so throw away minded that we feel less inclined to be great because why bother? This is sad.

I really don't know what it's all about, do you?


trishia said...

ugh, firstly I completely agree :) I am a photographer and have been browsing google for vintage fashion ads to find inspiration for a shoot I want to do (that's how I found your post) Modern fashion is great imo, but vintage just has a depth to it...
secondly just wanted to say I adore your pencil sketch, gorgeous work!!!

deborah said...

thank you, a little late here, but still appreciate your comments