So here we have it September! Marking the start of my ultimate favourite season with style!
Autumn is by far the most significant season and i've been lucky enough to experience it twice this year, once in England and then again in Australia, YEY!
I love autumn. I mean REALLY love it.
Everything looks so much more captivating in an Autumn gaze, The trees flutter their leaves to the floor and the sky welcomes us with a warming that is ambient rather than overbearing.
Oh and the colours are beautiful!
SO, as it's September I felt it was only fitting to write something becoming of the season, struggling for inspiration I was soon to be gratefully spoilt rotten thanks to Netflix who granted me my wish and delivered me a very interesting documentary titled 'the September issue.'
A documentary based on Vogue.
I'm still not quite sure how I feel about Vogue. When I see it on the counter or stacked within the shelves of the 'fashion' column I always feel a little bit uneasy.
My initial reaction is to grab and dash… “it doesn't matter that it costs more than a book” I think to myself.
It doesn't matter that it weighs a brick and i'll have to carry it around in my back pack for the foreseeable either.
But then in my consideration I weigh up the fact it will be out of date a mere few weeks later so what does it matter?
I have boxes full of past vogues back home, dating back to pre 2000's -they have stayed with me for the past 15 years at least so I have to admit some kind of attachment I guess.
But iv'e stopped purchasing them and since grown away from it all during my traveling lifestyle.
But back to the documentary which actually should have been titled 'Anna Wintour.'
I got to learn all about the importance of 'the September issue!'
Fashion aware friends out there will all be too aware of the importance of this issue.
As It is known as being the most important of the year.
There's always a massive fuss made over it.
I think that must be something I have in common within fashion... We both love Autumn.
The doc itself was pretty interesting and discusses the industry in depth.
It also looks at Anna Wintour.
As a character.
I don't know what it is about her that fascinates me.
Im incredibly proud that she is of English heritage for a start. And to be dubbed as the 'most powerful woman in America' is a massive compliment to the UK as a country.
Her voice is incredibly British. Very 'London.'
And it's her voice that almost makes her fashionable.
You take her seriously when she speaks.
Which makes me light up inside.
Let's celebrate our English accents for making us so powerful!
Her aggressive nature aside, she does captivate me.
And although she is fierce I don't find her unapproachable.
She has a certain softness in her face that to me does not resemble the painful glassy stare she has been accredited for.
I admire her passion and I have the oddest desire to be her.
But then at the same time I also hate and pity her.
For promoting fur (as it goes against everything I believe in) AND for being so 'aloof' towards her colleagues who obviously work their ass off to be part of the industry and please her.
Additionally I hate her for being 65 and looking that incredible!
Can that face be real?
But I quickly loose my senseless desire to step into her boots when I realise the true life she lives behind the glassy stare.
It may be all 1st class and glamour.
But it's not fun.
The industry is not fun.
The fashion industry is painful.
To be the face of a world where you can be so painfully critiqued at any moment. Ready to be pounced on the second you slip. Having to constantly keep up appearances, remaining the ice queen and never NOT working.
You'd be better off being the actual queen.
Atleast then you didn't choose your own fate.
Atleast she lives in a palace.
I agree with the ice queens comments on how people who fight for fashion are those that don't understand or are frightened by it and that these 'people' are usually the ones considered the 'social out cast' who simply fight what they don't understand.
But fashion IS scary and the pioneers of fashion ARE terrifying.
Anna terrifies me and I'll admit that.
I'm not sure what the future will be for fashion.
As it's going in an awkward direction as it is…
I mean Anna can't live forever.
And magazines are 'so last season.'
Trends are dying out… so what will become of Vogue?
And what about the September issue? Will it exist when the trends have died?
Maybe trends, fashion and Anna will all die together?
And with it the end of fur coats and exclusivity.
As her very daughter states in the doc: When it comes to fashion, well there's just 'more'
And that's just it. There is MORE.