In this week alone what has been theÂ industry’s daily newspaper for as long as most of us can remember, has morphed into a weekly edition. Lucky magazine is being rumored to reduce to an online shop only, and Style.com will be absorbed under the umbrella of Vogue.com as a newly established VogueRunway.com (article from WWD here).
The domain Style.com will continue to exist, but as an e-commerce site only.
WWD seems to be taking the right step for their publication. They maintain their importance online by offering quick of the minute news as it occurs onÂ WWD.com, and by condensing the once daily paper into a weekly edition, their presence within print still remains.
Even though this makes sense for now, there is no denying print is steadily on its way out. The question magazines are now facing is how to make that money back through their online platforms. It will be interesting to see if these magazines online shops (LuckyShops, ShopBazaar, and the soon to be revamped Style.com) will really be where people go to buy.
This is the first real great collection of Irving Penn’s work in one book. I’ve always wanted to own it and I finally found a copy in good condition at a good price at my favorite bookstore in Paris,Â Comptoir de lâ€™Image (post on the bookstore here).
Moments Preserved: Eight Essays In Photographs And Words
Published byÂ Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (1960)
I took this photo on the very last day of my two week trip to India at the end of last year.
I was exhausted by the end of the trip. I had been out shooting all day and I was ready to turn back to the hotel – but when I turned the corner and saw this young man dressed in all black, covered in coal and sporting a haircut worthy of Guido Palau – the energy I had been rapidly loosing rushed back through me.
It’s a photo I like to look back on now. It reminds me to keep pushing myself and to keep looking for that next thing I might stumble upon around an unassuming corner.
After last nights Martin Margiela post, today seems like a good procession would be to follow up with John Galliano’s Interview from the British Vogue Festival earlier this week. Among many things, the designer discusses the changes that have occurred at the shows in his four year absence, what it was like making his close friend Kate Moss’s wedding dress, as well as his role as creative director of a house with a previously absent designer.
It’s nice to see Galliano again. And it’s always great to hear the musings behind the design work of someone so creatively brilliant.