Vogue September 2012
Vogue – Editorial Pages:258 – Ad Pages:658 (72%)

Happy September to all! It feels good to be home after an incredibly extensive two-week hiatus/vacation. As is the case every August, I made an end-of-the-summer journey to Europe with my family and roughly 25 pounds of magazines. In years past I’ve traveled both ways with the added weight but this trip, on account of a majority of the publications reaching record numbers, I decided to forego bringing them home and instead have a little fun of my own. Though there were plenty of editorials to look at and stories to read, the amount of ad pages was overwhelming. To get a visual understanding of the ratio of ads to editorials, I enlisted the help of my friend Maggie and after five hours of cutting, tearing, sorting, stacking and counting our work was done. The photographs show editorial pages on the left and advertisements on the right for six leading publications. While there was a point when I thought I was over September, my excitement soon returned after realizing I would have W and V waiting for me at home and a few European magazines still left to purchase.

Harper's Bazaar September 2012
Harper’s Bazaar – Editorial Pages:190 – Ad Pages:360 (65%)

Vanity Fair September 2012
Vanity Fair – Editorial Pages:128 – Ad Pages:230 (64%)

Teen Vogue September 2012
Teen Vogue – Editorial Pages:97 – Ad Pages:143 (60%)

Marie claire September 2012
Marie Claire – Editorial Pages:145 – Ad Pages:237 (62%)

Elle September 2012
Elle – Editorial Pages:207 – Ad Pages:400 (66%)

Between Fashion Week and starting school the last seven days have been hectic to say the least. Luckily, I had some time on Sunday to attend Teen Vogue’s Declare Your Denim fashion show held at Hearst Plaza at Lincoln Center. The show had such a beautiful backdrop and highlighted four fall trends using looks with denim. Thank you Teen vogue for hosting, it was such a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Check out the show below…

I’m finally home and it feels so good! My sincerest apologies for the absence of posts, I’ve been traveling non stop. At least I have a few days back in Chicago to edit some footage before heading off to Paris for my favorite week of the year!

Since returning from Las Vegas I’ve kept in touch with a bunch of the amazing people I got to during my few days there. One of whom, was Erica Domesek of P.S. I Made This. On top of being so nice, she is incredibly creative. If you haven’t seen her blog before you must check it out, you’ll want to start crafting everything you see! Below is a clip of Erica telling the story behind how she started P.S. I Made This and all of the exciting opportunities that have come of it…

On our second day at WWDMAGIC, Erica had a station set up where we fashioned these amazing pearl necklaces. Here are a few pictures from the workshop and Erica modeling the final product.

P.S. I Made This

Erica Domesek Workshop

The Final Product

Hi to all! I’m finally in Las Vegas at WWDMAGIC and have been so busy (but it’s been so much fun)!! Yesterday was my first day at the show where I got to spend time in the Teen Vogue Blogger Lounge with some friends and fellow bloggers. Besides participating in the Teen Vogue ‘Style-off’, another highlight of my day was spending some time in the skybox with the Vice President of WWDMAGIC Mr. Christopher Griffin. It was great talking with someone whose target audience isn’t necessarily the New York Fashion Week crowd, but rather the majority of consumers across America. Below is a quick clip of him talking about the ‘turn-over’ rate in fashion. As much as I love fashion week, I do think it’s a bit silly that as we speak designers are showing collections that won’t be available to the public for practically six months. He had some great points that addressed this perplexing idea and how WWDMAGIC is the answer.

Here are a few pictures I took yesterday of WWDMAGIC and the Teen Vogue lounge. It was madness… But so fun!