My love for magazines came from my older sister. When we were younger, we shared a room and so I was obsessed with flipping through the stacks and stacks of fashion magazines that she would get, even when I wasn't interested in fashion yet. As time went on, and I fell in love with fashion, I started to love magazines for myself. From the New Yorker to Teen Vogue they soon became something more than collage materials. These days, my sister and I share a pretty large collection of magazines, but I have a small collection that I've purchased for myself that I'll take with me when we no longer live together. Magazines have always been a source of inspiration for me, whether it's a really great piece about a little white dress and Italy in the 80s or a visually stimulating spread.
I've been pretty unimpressed with a lot of my favourites so I've been turning to older issues as well as exploring new titles. So It Goes has by far been my favourite, but I've read some men's magazines that I've been quite impressed with. I definitely was really inspired by Timothée Chalamet's cover story for V-Man--all aspects, from the visual to the interviews, were amazingly done and captured that unnameable something that's so special about him.
It feels weird to have so much love and faith in magazines as more and more magazines fold and start to focus on digital. And I completely get that there is more money in digital because it's the future and that's what people are into but I also think that creating digital content has made a lot of big name magazines lazy; editorials and essays are uninspiring and are focused more on influencer clout instead of producing great content. I think that's why I love independent mags right now--they're doing their own thing and being true to their voice, even if that voice is constantly changing or has different tones.