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Bookmark: The Teen Vogue Handbook

Posted in Bookmark by Ciara on October 13, 2009
© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

This afternoon I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had a package in the manager’s office at my apartment complex and what could it be?!  My deeply anticipated copy of The Teen Vogue Handbook!!!

I must confess I am a devourer of books (and magazines) – a monster to be appeased only by print on page and the occasional glossy, gorgeous cover.  I was delighted when I got this fabulous book in the mail today and so far it is surpassing my expectations!  Not only is the layout wonderful and the colors vivid (as a graphic designer I can’t ignore these great details) but the interviews I’ve read so far with such fashion industry superstars as Marc Jacobs, Thakoon, and the lovely ladies behind Rodarte have been both amazing and inspiring.

I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in fashion and its seemingly impenetrable gates!  I plan to keep my nose buried in it for the next few days!

xoxo

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Obsession du Jour: Grace Coddington

Posted in Obsession du Jour by Ciara on October 10, 2009
photo from style.com

photo from style.com

Since I devoured The September Issue I have definitely been slightly obsessed with Grace Coddington, American Vogue‘s Creative Director and indispensable fixture in the industry for more than 40 years.  There are many out there with the opinion that Grace totally stole the show from Anna Wintour in the film and I happen to agree.  I was completely drawn to her tenacity and spirit.  She is truly an artist and to see her weave her creative magic in spite of many obstacles  and objections along the way was one of the highlights of the film for me.

Grace’s advice to surviving the fashion industry?

“There is no secret—just by absolutely loving what you do.”

And for the obsessed, this fabulous shirt from Deer Dana.  I am coveting this and adding it to my wishlist!

$45 Deer Dana

$45 Deer Dana

xoxo