Vogue Nippon, March 2011

The cover featuring Izabel Goulart in Dolce & Gabbana, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
A feature on Angelina Jolie, with a photo shot by Mario Testino
Interesting eye makeup from Look Out!, a fashion editorial styled by Aurora Sansone
A feature on Tom Ford
The Return of Splendor, styled by George Cortina
Coordinating Lesson with looks from Marc Jacobs, YSL, and TopShop
From Fred and Ginger, styled by George Cortina and shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
From The Look Says It All, styled by Anna Dello Russo
World Traveller, a feature on vacation spots
The supplement, Nippon Vogue Color Bag and Shoes Dictionary

The March 2011 issue of Vogue Nippon was boring compared to its other issues. Perhaps it was the lack of interesting pictures, which is what I look at when I read foreign editions of magazines because of the language barrier. I did, however, like the cover because of the use of animal prints, even on the title!
The issue is titled Catch The Look and it featured looks by fashion personalities like Alexa Chung, Anna Dello Russo, Taylor Momsen, Vivienne Westwood, and Carine Roitfeld; and the makeup of Faye Dunaway, a young Jodie Foster, Grace Coddington, Jerry Hall, and Jane Fonda. 
There were several features that I wanted to read, such as the ones for Angelina Jolie, Tom Ford, and Tommy Hilfiger. But because it was in Japanese, I had no way of understanding it. In fact, the December 2010-January 2011 issue of French Vogue did an extensive feature on Tom Ford and I couldn’t read it either, doubling my frustration.
The editorials were good, but I noticed the decimated number of pictures. Some editorials only had four shots. But they made up for it by being dramatic, especially Fred and Ginger, The Look Says It All, The Return of Splendor, and the eye makeup of Look Out!

The issue also featured top vacation spots which ignited my wanderlust. They featured wonderful places like Greece, Morocco, Maldives, and Shanghai, the last of which I’ll be visiting in May. I’m looking forward to buying cultural items like Mao memorabilia and of course, stacks of Vogue China.
The issue came with a supplement, a dictionary of bags and shoes arranged by color. The dictionary is a wonderful guide, and I had fun sifting through the items. Arranging it by color was a brilliant idea and I think every stylist/style-conscious person should own a copy.

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  • awesome mags!!!!
    how are you dear?
    if you could still remember me, it's me thery…
    i just wanna let you know that i am following your blog, coz you're one of the few people i know who just love to blog as well…and loves fashion too…

    see me in whimsicallyblithemuse.blogspot.com

    and by the way… do you have alookbook or chictopia?
    just so i could add you as a friend and be a fan of yours there too:)


  • Of course I remember you, Thery. You were one of my good friends at TP. I still remember the days when we used to talk about fashion in the office.

    Thank you! It's now my thing to collect international fashion magazines. I just started a few months ago so my collection is still meager – French, US, British, Nippon Vogue; Hong Kong Elle; and some Japanese magazines like Shel'tter and Mode et Mode. I plan to travel and it'll be my mission to collect local fashion magazines.

    Unfortunately, I don't have Lookbook or Chictopia. I'm handling too many accounts as it is – Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and this blog, so another one might just drive me crazy. I did see your looks on Chictopia and I see that you're still a fan of Japanese fashion, good for you!

    Good luck in dressmaking school! Send me a message as soon as you finish. I'll have something made 🙂

  • wow! thanks!**blushing**

    we're already starting to make basic clothing wear like shorts, pajamas, blouses…and even how to do body measurements for our future clients…
    i just really enjoy every class we have, we started learning how to operate the two kinds of sewing machines… of course, by the time i already finish school,i will message you here or in facebook…

    good luck as well to your future endeavors:)