Thursday, August 16, 2007

Fashionably Lame

After yesterday's excessive AT&T billing entry, this story begged to be blogged:
The world's most influential fashion magazine, Vogue, has done something that caught my eye. This is extremely random because I don't follow the world of fashion. When I saw it I couldn't believe it. The September issue, now available has the most pages ever published for a magazine. Care to guess - 200, 300? No, Condé Nast Publications took the new issue to Harry Potter proportions with a grand total of 840 pages. Is this excess or is it art?
On the cover of the issue, in bold font is the boast itself - the biggest issue ever, fashion, fashion, fashion...
I didn't flip through the pages to see how much of it was advertising space and how much of it was well, advertising space. I could only imagine this phonebook-sized fashion rag taking up the entire wall inbox at the doctor's office. Not sure if Condé Nast Publications recycles the unpurchased copies that get returned to them. Not sure if its readers will be more interested in it because of the 840 pages. The one thing I do know about fashion is Spring and Fall are prime seasons for new collections. What better way to spend this entire next season than to thumb through all those glossy pages to see all the waifs model clothes that might fit your 10 year-old brother?

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