OMG, has it been a year this I last posted? Well, I've been a "little bit" busy. But, that would have to be another post all together. Anyway...
The so-called doorstop has arrived, only it's been on a diet so pretty sure we can't call it "doorstop" anymore. One can actually fit it into a purse now, if you're so inclined.
So here's my annual The September Issue by the Numbers report (complied while watching The Devil Wears Prada re-run on HBO):
Weight 4 lbs (some ads were printed on cover stock and varnished with high gloss)
646 total pages (that's some serious diet!)
Cover girl: Beyoncé (Again! Did that 2 years ago. And, to add insult to injury, let's recreate her overposed, over the top, over styled, Instagram post about her pregnancy. The one where she posed as "Mother Nature"...) And she didn't even bother to be interviewed - the profile is in "her own words." Which, I didn't bother to read. Photographed by some Instagrammer, maybe that's why everything's out of focus?
471 pages of ads, with about 3/4 of them being the guts of the magazine (which just means there really isn't that much content in this issue)
94 pages before the First page of Contents
499 pages before the First Editorial
538 pages before the First Article
This issue introduced Max Hollein as the new director of The Met (laying the groundwork for the next year's Gala, I see...); featured some up and coming tennis players dressed head-to-toe in AWOK (Anna Wintour OK, it's a term) Nike; showcased another island vacation home of Tory Burch (she restored this one with love); briefly profiled couture designers doing what they always do - being inspired by the world around them (must be a new concept for Vogue. But hey, my desk is as messy as Karl's!). Florals and plaid are in for fall, and so are puffy coats and layers upon layers (if you can't move, then you have enough layers on. Think baby brother from Christmas Story). Green is hot, especially emeralds. And everyone needs a Murano glass tipetto (which is a fancy little glass flute) for a mere $4,500.