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I am a regular Vogue China reader and buy the magazine’s latest and back issues every now and then. It’s one of my favourite editions of Vogue.  It’s surprising that you can actually study about fashion via a fashion magazine. 

They usually have a theme splashed across the cover every issue. I have been ignoring fashion magazine headlines for ages already because most of them don’t speak for the content, and they are just for a cover story, let say around 6-12 pages long with not much elaboration beyond that.

I bought this issue mostly because it says ”Britain Rocks”. I read through the entire magazine while on the plane and this is how the content went by the theme of Britain:

  1. Agyness on the cover, in Alexander Mcqueen Fall 08′
  2. For the ‘Vogue Shops’ section, they had 10 British style icons, from Kate Moss to Amy Winehouse to Stella Tennant.
  3. ”My London Life”. In this section, they interviewed 6 chinese nationals (some designers, some musicians) who are currently residing in 6 different areas of London. From there they would introduced their neighbourhood and where the best chill out places are located at.
  4.  ”Just a Number”. The team interviewed and wrote short biographies about British fashion people. Read: Alexandra Shulman, Anna Wintour, Sarah Mower of, Suzy Menkes, Michael Roberts of Vanity Fair, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Alexander McQueen, Anya Hindmarch…
  5. “The New Brits”. A short 2 page article on the rising talents of British fashion— Gareth Pugh, Christopher Kane, Marios Schwab etc…
  6. Next up is of course, not to be missed, the editorials. Great, great editorials on the classy old British fashion (loads of plaids, tweeds, hats) and the punk side of it (Emma Pei in Westwood!)

  1. “New Art Generation”— remember Mark Quinn, the guy who created a sculpture of Kate Moss doing yoga?
  2. “Made in England”— skincare stuff.
  3. “British Hair Legends”— an editorial featuring Agnete, Karlie and Liu Wen. There is also a short article on Vidal Sasson and his signature bob hair cut.
  4. Finish off with what else? “London Shopping Map”. Must be super useful and handy if you are really planning to visit the country or so.
I like reading it also for the reason that my mother has been pressuring me to brush up on my Chinese. If I could understand the content word by word fully, I am sure I would have learned a worthwhile lesson.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.