In its 25 years of existence , Spur , a magazine published by the ,massive Shueisha media empire in Japan has become a powerhouse in its home market. It has also been model mad that entire time, from its early covers Kate Moss (1995) and Carolyn Murphy (1996) to the most recent era of Daria (2006), Gemma, Agyness (2007) and Freja (2010),
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In fashion, once you reduce yourself to pure silhouette, you can sell anything!
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Loving Nadja Bender (backstage at Lanvin ) on the cover of the upcoming style.com magazine. And the issue sounds like its bursting with too juicy sound bytes. Take this choice one from Alber Elbaz "³I always say I cannot work with bitches; they block my creativity". Keep it real Alber, keep it really real. Here are some other highlights of the new issue, on newstands April 2 :
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“I had read too many stories about magazines losing image troves, whether because they were poorly maintained, thrown out by accident, or deemed unimportant to posterity. But you need only visit any designer’s studio and see the vintage portraits and fashion photographs pinned to the wall to understand that these pictures carry weight; that they are points of reference and inspiration, not simply commercial images made to sell dresses.”
Anna Wintour in the foreword to Nostalgia In Vogue.
I recall a brilliant writer , (I believe it was Hilton Als) expressing the discouraging sentiment that in fashion, people are suspicious of words and the people who ply too heavily in them.
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