Vogue drops on my mat

I’m an absolute magazine junkie and keep thousands lying around, thinking that one day I’ll cut lots of inspirational pictures out of them and create fabulous mood boards to inspire and focus the buying process (which to be fair I used to do pre-Minx).

I hate to throw them away knowing that they are full of incredibly important information which will no doubt come in useful one day, but which I just don’t quite know how to use at present. (The fact that when I do find myself needing information I invariably look for it online is by-the-by).

But today marks a new beginning. As each magazine arrives in the house I’m going to scan in the things I like and then THROW IT AWAY. (The very thought is making me feel quite peculiar).

So, April’s Vogue. The whole world is clearly having Rachel Weisz moment. Vogue has a big interview and fabulous photoshoot where she is looking quite ridiculously beautiful (whereas normally she doesn’t do much for me).

Not sure about the sequins though

She’s also starring in this ad for Burberry which I rather like (though obviously not the fact that it’s Burberry.) Rather twee – for content I preferred the edginess of the Kate Moss days – but I do like the effect of photographs layered on top of each other and was thinking it would be fun to do a catalogue like that.

It’s funny that Rachel is supposed to be this classic English rose, when I think she’s the daughter of Eastern European immigrants.

Also really loved these pictures though wasn’t sure why – definitely not the clothes. Then saw that they were taken by Mario Testino which explains a lot. I like their dayglo perfection juxtaposed with the raw, blurred black and white and he makes the model seem so appealing.

Finally was rather taken with this lovely picture of beauty packaging which reminded me of these gorgeous soaps on the Decor8 blog and also our own candles from Sage Jewelry.
Oh and I found this picture rather inspirational.



  1. camilla says

    That inspirational pic…it’s Alex off BB all over again. “That’s the way aha aha I like it….”
    Oh sorry, did you want your customers to think Strictly Come Dancing was the nadir of your reality TV viewing? *angelic expression*

  2. says

    I have absolute NO IDEA what you’re talking about.
    (Except that yes, I see what you mean exactly – why was Alex just so damn hot when he did that and so completely unappealing the rest of the time?)

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