Do you remember when we all though magazines were going to die out in a purge of the digital world? Haha, yeah, well, that hasn’t quite happened yet, has it? Seeing as it hasn’t, I’m going to talk all about some of my recent favourites. I’d say these are all on the ‘luxury’ line of magazines, but I’m seriously surprised by their price – they’re all like bibles of fashion and photography for under £10. I’ve picked out some of my favourite articles and features from each so you can get a taste for them all, so… I hope you enjoy! Let’s flick through some pages…
~ THE SELECTION ~
Not all of these issues are brand spanking new, but that’s mainly because most of them are only published a specific amount of times through out the year, and that first one, The Fashionable Lampoon, is actually an Italian issue which I picked up (so good though – you’re gonna’ love it).
You may recognise the LOVE logo from social media as the issue I have is the Lily-Rose Depp issue (it’s super fun), which I should have picked up ages ago but only recently found readily available. Hunger is Rankin’s magazine and I felt pretty awesome picking that up from my local WHSmith’s. It’s huge too… such great value for such an awesome, well, book, essentially.
I also knew of Rollacoaster from social media, so I picked it up out of curiosity. I still don’t know much about the magazine and it’s past issues, but I’m definitely interested in knowing more.
~ THE FASHIONABLE LAMPOON ~
I think my mum picked up this copy and I was pleasantly surprised when I nicked it off her. It’s honestly one of the most incredible issues and it only cost €5.00. The pages are a beautiful texture, but the amazing thing is, that there are different textures throughout… there are two editorials printed on to plastic vinyl ‘paper’ and a couple of editorials and photo shoots printed onto thinner, more newspaper like sheets.
That may sound rather dull and boring, but it really adds to the experience of the content and makes for a good argument as to why magazines should definitely stick around for a while longer. It’s like books – there’s nothing better than flicking through the pages when it’s actually in your hands, is there? If every issue is like this, I will definitely be picking up more of The Fashionable Lampoon!
~ THE LOVE CLUB ~
One thing I really like about fashion magazines which are slightly more artsy, is when they focus on brands and designers that are new and upcoming, like Richard Malone, who I mentioned in my AW16 London Fashion Week review. It’s so exciting to see designers getting the recognition they deserve, especially in such fun and alternative ways.
It’s also nice to see more independent brands getting exposure too. Itchy Scratchy Patchy look amazing in this tiny little editorial… I’m pretty tempted by this pole dancing badge (never thought I’d say that). Definitely look out for what I suppose you could call a ’embroidered patch’ haul on my blog some time soon!
~ HUNGER ~
When I found this at the back of a shelf in WHSmith’s, I may have squealed a tiny bit. It was only £6.95 (yup and it’s genuinely huge) and is full of such interesting articles and interviews. There’s one with Kristen Wiig which is all about how she got into the film industry as a woman; there’s one with Alyssa Carson who is an aspiring astronaut, and there are so many beautiful photographs by Rankin himself and other incredible artists.
One of the most interesting interviews, for me personally, is with Sophia Webster as I’ve been pretty much following her since her first big LFW break. Her success continues to wow me, so I love the fact I got to learn a little bit more. If you’re into photography and want to know of some more talented youngsters, then definitely try and look for one of the five different covers of Hunger – Issue 10.
~ ROLLACOASTER ~
As I said, I’ve heard of Rollacoaster on social media but had never picked up a copy until now. It’s a really quirky little magazine but has equally as awesome interviews as all of the others, with people such as Lucia Ribsi (who worked with Saint Laurent on the SS16 Menswear collection) and Elisa Lasowski who featured in David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ music video.
In terms of editorials, my favourite one has to be the cover shoot with Clementine Creevy. I love shoots which are candid yet put together with youthful vibes throughout, and this is a great example of that. It’s definitely got that grungey princess feel to it, and is full of summer outfit ideas. For only £4.50, I’m definitely interested in buying another copy. Also yeah, that’s totally another feature for Richard Malone above!
What magazines have you been loving recently? Do I dare cut these up for #ScrapSocial? Let me know in the comments!
Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx