Fashionista en Vogue

The best publications that you don’t know exist

PHOTO COURTESY ANOTHERMAN MAGAZINE

Ashley Goetz

PHOTO COURTESY ANOTHERMAN MAGAZINE

So, Lovebugs, itâÄôs nearly spring again, and fashion week is just a few short weeks past. Now is the time to decide which designers and trends to knock off at Forever 21 and Nine West (a move that A&E fully supports because our current student budgets are wincing at the sight of the new Gucci -studded riding boots). Enter a few fantastic fashion mags to fuel your desire for Louboutins and experimental Rick Owens pants. The key to happiness might not lie between the glossy covers featuring paper-thin models (a la âÄúThe Devil Wears PradaâÄù), but âÄî oh, wait âÄî yes it does! A&E has meticulously poured over dozens of quarterly journals and chosen a few publications your stylish sense just canâÄôt live without. AnOtherMan Biannually This fashion mag wins the arbitrary âÄúBest Content EverâÄù prize from A&E. The British menâÄôs magazine isnâÄôt just a collection of ads and photos but, in fact, has a captivating and distinct interview every few pages. The subjects range from a chat with funky Joe âÄúWhiteâÄù Williams to a glance at Richard PrinceâÄôs latest work. In one interview, high-fashion designer Rick Owens talks exclusively about his jet-black hair that falls out in big chunks: âÄúAnd whenever somebody close to me has a baby, I embroider the babyâÄôs initials in my hair âĦ it grosses the grandmas out.âÄù AnOtherMan also sports a rundown of the entire fashion season, devoting a single page to huge designers from Lanvin to John Galliano and loosely ties them together with similar color schemes. Love Biannually Love magazine is the newest brainchild of Katie Grand , former editor of Pop magazine and fashion consultant for Louis Vuitton and Prada. The infant fashion bible is put out by Condé Nast Publications, who bring you Vogue, GQ, Condé Nast Traveler and countless other publications for all walks of life. The first issue, on stands now, features a nude Beth Ditto and interviews with Lily Allen , Iggy Pop and Kate Moss . One of the largest editorials in the first issue features Agyness Deyn, the androgynous blonde best known for her modeling work with Burberry , in snow-white hair and gaudy Elizabethan jewelry. Another slick move was the choice to style VictoriaâÄôs Secret angel Adriana Lim a as the super-mess Amy Winehouse , high-fashion style. Lula Bi-annually Instead of focusing solely on styled models in mannequin-like editorials, Lula revolves mostly around fashion actually worn to high-profile fashionista parties and experimental graphic arts. Throw in Karl Lagerfeld , front-most designer for Chanel and Fendi, and youâÄôve got a fashionistaâÄôs heaven. Only in its seventh issue, Lula has taken pride in sporting real supermodels on its cover and includes profiles of upcoming and vintage graphic artists. Lula makes no qualms about displaying frilly cuteness for its own sake. The editorials are hazy and dreamy, with sun-kissed models in floral-print dresses leaping through a field of wheat at dusk. VMan Quarterly The Spring 2009 issue of VMan menâÄôs style magazine features a lot of crazy-bright experimental menâÄôs fashion by Calvin Klein (think neon pink suits accompanied by blazing orange fedoras). The editorials range from summer bathing suit wear, complete with sailor hats, to what to wear on a chilly beach in San Francisco over spring break. In addition, it features super-sexy Danish model Doutzen Kroes in little more than a menâÄôs button-down or a trench coat that still manages to make the clothes marketable. VMan also features avant-garde German guerilla art and spreads in astronomy and vinyl.