Good piece of reading

October 6, 2009

by Gracia Ventus

I hardly read magazines these days because I tend to dislike reading the lengthy articles. Don’t get me wrong, I do love to read thick novels and such, but when it comes to fashion, I’m a pictorial person. I’d rather admire and gape at the glossy pictures then squint at the tiny type. It doesn’t help that the mags these days are featuring similar stuff straight out of the runway or are just too generic (plus knowing that I couldn’t afford the clothes are kinda off-putting as well).

Then I found an online magazine just yesterday. It’s called Fashion156.

Dress and scarf by Neda Haghighat. Shoes by Finsk.

Dress and black boots by Holly Fulton.

Poloneck, jacket and pompom headdress by Tim Ryan. Tights by Pamela Mann. Shoes by Rupert Sanderson.

I’m very much fascinated by the fact that I’m finding more avant-garde, independent designers from just one editorial alone than one whole edition of Vogue, Purple, or Russh, especially in the footwear department. Although I’m not liking all the pieces I see, they are nevertheless very interesting.

Dress by Emilio de la Morena, Tights at AW07/08
Love love love the dress but I doubt I will walk out of the house in it.

Crop Jacket by Diane Von Furstenberg. Veil by Monique Luttin. SS09.

One of the most inspiring photograph from a recent editorial:

Headpiece, dress and shoes from Tour de Force’s S/S 2010 collection.

As soon as I laid eyes on the shoes, I know I had to find out who Tour de Force is. At this moment they are only churning out loud, whimsical headwear pieces, but I’m looking forward to see their footwear collection for the upcoming season.

If you’re into something different, do check this site out. I guarantee it’ll be worth your while. Their ‘hype’ section is worth perusing too.


3 thoughts on “Good piece of reading

  • WJ

    by WJ on October 6, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I haven’t gotten into the whole ‘online magazines’ phenomenon but I sure am glad you posted about this one. Some truly surreal stylings!

  • UnoCosa

    by UnoCosa on October 7, 2009 at 1:58 am

    fantastic editorial … i totally agree that some online mag managed to pull off amazing photo shoot with shoe-string budget – and end result totally top the mainstream one w/ a world of money! as ironic as it is, it also signs for promises, xoxo

  • Rosenrot

    by Rosenrot on October 7, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Yes these are truly positive signs. They give independent designers a platform to showcase their work as well. I’m looking forward to finding more avant garde shoe designers that are still hidden beneath the big names.


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