It’s their “Annual-Age-Issue”, that strange-thing-that-those-in-the-fashion-magazine-world-like-to-do in tribute-to-women-of-all-ages. They begin on page 67 with a shot of a sweet baby, chewing a “miu miu” stack-heel platform-sole sandal, followed by copious pages of cosmetics-to-keep-you-looking-young, a “go-ahead-and-age” article from actor/writer; Andrew McCarthy, which includes tiny shots of 5 actresses, who have allowed themselves to be shown aged-and-beautiful, and then, the now-aged-but-you didn’t-look-like-her-then-and-you-sure-won’t-now, model, 68, Donna Demarco*, playing Mrs Robinson, the artfully-airbrushed Winona Ryder, oh, and I-see-a-few-wrinkles but the-lighting-is-anything-but-natural shot of Anne Carson, and an article about performance-artist Marina Abramovic, looking nothing like she appears in real-life or in-performance. Yes, this small handful amidst almost 200 pages of if-they-are-they-barely-are, 20-somethings, an issue devoted to age…ah, the “real” vision of those-in-the-Magazine-world.
Right, I was looking for Canadian content. From the editorials:
A nod to Fashion-magazine’s-go-to-CANADIAN-DESIGNER, ARTHUR MENDONCA, in the article with pics “GAMON- From slouchy Bermudas to sharp suits, shorts have made the leap from vacation wear to big city staple”. Arthur comments ” I’ve always liked (them) as a skirt substitute…” Note to designer, careful on the “always”, could bite you… page 51
COMRAGS gets a dress in an editorial spread on florals.
Donna Demarco */ Mrs Robinson in a hint of a CHRISTINE LINGERIE slip. page 154
The “SHOPS” pages offer up:
from Montreal: BODYBAG BY JUDE, and an interview with “unisex fashion designer” PEDRAM KARIMI.
From Toronto: An interview with Toronto handbag designer; SNEHA VARMA page 162
From Vancouver: Vancouver Island’s (its a very big island, with several cities, I wonder which one?) ELIZA FAULKNER, who gets a nice shot of a top-and-skirt-combo in, and Vancouver’s BETH RICHARDS (way to go) gets interviewed on her Swimwear-collection-inspirations. page 168
Their finale page: “PATRIOT LOVE”; which this month offers up LUCIAN MATIS and the story and pics of his Spring 2013 ochre-hued, crocodile-embossed cowhide pieces. Good one!
All that plus a pull-out catalogue of Hermes’ scarves and a stunning editorial – “Super-Graphics” shot by Chris Nicholls and styled by Zeina Esmail.
Happy May…I know, its only April 04, but this is magazine-world….
*see-Donna-then, in my -post: CANADIAN DESIGNERS, BERNARD MCGEE AND SHELLEY WICKABROD / CLOTHESLINES
ARTHUR MENDONCA – http://arthurmendonca.ca/
CHRISTINE LINGERIE – http://www.christinelingerie.com
BODYBAG BY JUDE – http://www.bodybagbyjude.com/en/
PEDRAM KARIMI – http://pedramkarimi.com/
SNEHA VARMA – http://snehavarma.com/
ELIZA FAULKNER – http://elizafaulkner.com/
BETH RICHARDS – http://bethrichards.com/about.php
LUCIAN MATIS – http://www.lucianmatis.com/
ORIGINALLY POSTED Friday, March 29, 2013