Sep 1, 2011

The September Issue

How convenient! Finally got around to watching The September Issue on the first day of September {although all you magazine fanatics know that September is really all about August}. Being a big fan of The Devil Wears Prada and Vogue, I already knew I'd be appreciative of this documentary. was weird. I didn't sense too much of the crazy urgency that I'm used to working for a magazine publisher myself. I want to see the drama! I get that Anna Wintour is a difficult, complicated genius and it's really all about the Creatives that make the magazine happen, but where were the cat fights?! Nonetheless, it was fun to watch and I always get a kick from seeing celebrity photogs and fashion house designers convert a photoshoot into a true masterpiece.

I had my hubby rummage through the store to find this year's Vogue September issue for me. He found the last one at the store! It makes me happy to see that the modern day population still believes in SOME magazines. If you're interested, watch The September Issue to see why. It affects all of us, one way or another, I swear. Just read Meryl Streep's famous "Blue Sweater Scene" below:

"This... 'stuff'? Oh... ok. I see, you think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don't know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise, it's not lapis, it's actually cerulean. You're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar De La Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves St Laurent, wasn't it, who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of 8 different designers. Then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic casual corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and so it's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you're wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room. From a pile of stuff"

So good.

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