Sunday, March 7, 2010

5 Minute Fashion

5 Minute Fashion
5 Minute Fashion
5 Minute Fashion
5 Minute Fashion
5 Minute Fashion - Harpers Bazaar - November 2003

It's interesting for me to look back at this editorial from 2003 when I was a loooong ways away from even having a wardrobe that looked like this. I wasn't even in college yet, but I knew this is what I aspired to. I like seeing that consistency in myself.

I refer back to this article when I get in the organize my closet mood. I love the classic, timeless appeal of the clothes. And note in bold the boot of the season: over-the-knee. Hmm sounds familiar...

Of the mainstream US fashion magazines, Harper's Bazaar was my favorite. I liked their cleaner layouts back then, now it's like they cram too much on one page. On a side note: I liked how HB credited the models. It was something that irked me back then, that magazines would list everyone else except the person we actually see on the page.



-all personal scans-

13 comments:

  1. This is great, I can even read the scan- always annoys me when someone's posted a scan w/ text you can't read.

    These outfits are still very contemporary, 7 years later.

    I like HB, too. And their March issue even has a (gasp!) model on the cover (Kate Moss!)...instead of a pop singer or some other celebrity.

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  2. Some things don't date! You've done well in sticking to your vision.

    I didn't start shopping and dressing the way I aspired to until my third year in college, so used I was to a school uniform all the way until I was 18. I'm still getting there...

    And agreed about models' credits - why not indeed?

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  3. There's something so chic about a woman in a great suit! & haha I agree with your comment... not having a lot of money is a great way to get resourceful. It's just hard sometimes since it's hard to find certain higher end styles on the lower end :p

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  4. I immediately gravitated to the Narcisco suit. I have one picked up at Loehmans in San Francisco 8 or 9 years ago. It is still perfect.

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  5. Good advice is timeless :)

    LOVE the Donna Karan suit on the 2nd page!
    xx

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  6. How can you have this statement in your blog ("all pictures are mine
    unless otherwise credited") when it is obvious the photographs in your blog are not yours.

    You should start giving credit to the owners of those files or you are gonna get sued for rights infringenment

    Play fair ...

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  7. Hello Toasted:
    I stand behind my statement. Under "unless otherwise credited": I do credit images/files from other sources at the end of the post in which they would appear. All the others are pictures/files I've personally taken, personally scanned, or personally capped.

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  8. thanks for sharing! i like harper's bazaar too, the mag shows class and very acknowledging when read. i love classic appeals in fashion, too, great investment pieces. :)

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  9. hey sweetie-
    Thanks for all the comments on my blog. I feel like I have not get in touch with you like forever.. I hope you're well H!
    xoxo Nini

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  10. We forget how subtle the changes are having lived through it but going back to 2003 now from a distance you can still see that 90s influence...

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  11. I wish I had some more consistency, my tastes seem to change far too often. Although I rarely act on those changes, so maybe that is a consistency of its own?

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  12. I agree with Brigadairo -- good, solid advice is classic...I find Harper's Bazaar to be one of those classics. It's a wonderful article that can be appreciated even now!

    Hope you're having a great weekend*

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  13. hm, out of the american rags, hb is still one of my faves for editorials. but there's a lot of competition out there especially online.

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