Sunday, December 26, 2010

"Shopping for labels, shopping for love."

For the first time ever, I have a magazine to recommend--a specific issue, in fact--something that never happens.  If for some reason or another, you don't own a copy of Lucky Magazine's 10th anniversary special issue (their December 2010 magazine), go out and get one ASAP.  There has never been a magazine [issue] that has touched me like this one.  Every fashion gem necessary to the knowledge of a fashionista will be found in that issue.

But for now, I share with you some of my favorites (from "100 edicts that [Lucky] editors live by"):

The Runway Shows
2. The etiquette to getting in and out of a fashion show is akin to that of a soccer match--you can challenge shoulder to shoulder but no elbows or throwing a punch.

11. Braids are sexy, cute, and the only acceptable form of a pigtail.

Makeup & Beauty
21. No beauty product can do for you what eight hours of sleep can.

26.  Thong underwear is not a necessity under most clothing.

New Clothes
37. Buy clothes that you'll wear on a Tuesday afternoon, not a Saturday night--few people lead Saturday night lives.

Black Tights
39. Black opaque tights make everyone's legs look good.

42. Roll, never fold.

50. Avoid being featured on Hoarders by living the "One in, one out" mantra: if you buy something new, take something else out and sell it on eBay or donate it.

Salespeople and Shopping
56. If something is expensive, leave it behind for 24 hours.  If you're still obsesses with it the next day, buy it.

62. You can put almost any prints together as long as they have something in common (color, shape, style).

Shoes and Bags and Little Leather Things
72. If shoes are only marginally comfortable when you try them on in the store you can be sure they'll be excruciating on the street.

75. If you invest in a Chanel bag, you will carry it for the rest of your life.

76. By the age of 30, every woman should own three pairs of comfortable flats, three pairs of walkable heels, and two pairs of total sexpot stilettos.

77. Know how to use your local shoe repair--they can also clean your bags, punch holes in your belts, and dye stuff.

81. Resole your favorite shoes as often as it takes.  You will miss them when they die.

Seriously, go buy your issue!  Besides their 100 edicts, the issue is full of lots of useful reviews and tips.   Because it's their 10th anniversary special issue, a good portion of the magazine is looking back and examining what works and doesn't.  It goes above and beyond the current trends of the moment; 
I might even venture out and call this issue a classic one.


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Nikki said...

This sounds like a great issue! Thanks for the reccomendation I'll have to check it out!

Nicole✗✗ said...

Those are sooo true!! I just might have to get the magazine.

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

this is great! i occasionally pick up a Lucky, but i'm definitely going to check this one out.

i love when fashion and common sense merge. :P

H-E said...

So clever tips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Kate said...

I loved Lucky's tips, too! I think I read them two or three times. Sage style advice, love it!

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