26 Feb 2009

I love Love

It's official: Clothes Before Hoes is back in town. After a week larging in New York and DC, I'm back. Jet lagged and broke thanks to a trip to Fifth Avenue, I've spend the last few days catching up on coursework and planning my detox, I hate fasting, but after sampling the delights of every deli/burger bar I set eyes on, I really need to. But jet lag and extra pounds aside, I'm still buzzing from the lights of Times Square, the stunning view from the Empire State building, and the culture of DC. A hippie at heart, I love to travel, and after my first trip stateside, I'm itching to go back. So ... any offers to pay for my flight?

The last week as not only been amazing for me, it's also been an incredible week in the world of fashion, with the Brits Awards, Grammies, Baftas and Oscars showcasing the creme de la creme of contemporary couture, and fashion week rocking up on both sides of the Atlantic. I might have missed a lot in the fashion world this week, but one thing I've been certain not to miss is the debut issue of hot new fashion magazine, 'Love'.

'Fashion and fame' is Love in a mission statement, and is brought to us by the Conde Nast publishing house, home of Vogue and Glamour. Flicking through it's first issue, Love is like the cool twenty year old daughter of Tatler and Harper's. Reminiscent of Nylon magazine, Love is a a mixture of fashion, art and pop culture, with more than just a dash of celebrity and society thrown into the mix, served up with Agy D posing as the Queen in a stunning Lanvin dress.I'm loving it's look, lots of bright colours, swirly fonts and beautiful fashion photograghy, as well as its feel, with big, thick pages that make it worthy of even the most fashionable coffee tables. But what I love most about it is it's front cover girl, the punk singer who's known as much for her unconventional image as she is for her music; Beth Ditto. Fashion has long been surrounded by the controversial body image issues generated by the 'size zero' debate, and a world of emaciated models, I think it's refreshing to see a high profile magazine take such a positive stand and place such an unconventional icon on their cover. By the way, did I mention that she's naked?

That's right, daring to bare a few centimetres short of everything, Beth's photo shoot reveals the singer flaunting her body, underarm hair and all. Choosing to adorn her body in with custom made couture by Gareth Pugh and Louis Vuitton, and at times, with nothing at all, Beth's unashamed confidence is the perfect antidote to idolisation of unrealistic, anorexic bodies.


Another reason why I love Love? It features those amazing Loewe hats, not once, but twice; I'm sensing a Love and Clothes Before Hoes style connection! So what are you waiting for, go and grab your copy!

23 comments:

I Like Stuff said...

Eek. I shudder to think how much this little tome will set me back at the cash register, but it looks like something I'll eventually cave in and buy. Welcome back, we missed you!

Dooder City said...

I love that you had an amazing time on vacation. As for Beth Ditto, she is such a goddess.

Gail said...

Hey! I almost bought this today but then swayed toward the more familiar Harper's Bazaar option as it was cheaper too. I'll probably buy it later in the month thought, I had a good flick through and liked what I saw!
Thanks for the comment; the bird is actually a tattoo on my ankle. x

Fashion Pulse said...

No dear, Fashion Moment is main blog, and Fashion Pulse is Junior by Fashion Moment. Fashion Pulse was created as a result of the fantastic editorials, gorgeous pictures that do not blend the concept of Fashion Moment, and I want to share it with Fellow Fashionistas.

Montse said...

It's nce to see people who agree with you... Thanks!!

xxxxxx

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

glad you had such a great trip! i love love too! x

Niviarsiaq said...

I've only been to NY once but it really is a magical city! I can't wait to go back there for school in a couple years! I'm excited!
Do you know of a place online where I can 'flip' through the magezine? I can't really afford a subscription right now and have yet so see it for sale somewhere. It looks like a fun and beaitiful magezine though! I absolutely love that they put Beth on the cover. How awesome!

Juaи + said...

Glad to have you back !! :)

Uhmm I'm not a fan of the Beth D photos, but I think they are genious hehe

But Ican't help to love LOVE

hehe

Welcome Back!
juan

Agnes Deer said...

I hope I can find this somewhere in Spain! :S

Cathy Voyage said...

I wanna be in NY one day, too!

cherish_jd said...

welcome back dear! hope you have lots of fun.

it really takes lots of CONFIDENCE to do that pictorial!

janettaylor said...

Glad to have you back, I miss U! :)

& thanks Ur lovely comment, darling!

Have a great Friday: Janet

Couture Carrie said...

Isn't NYC amazing? So glad you enjoyed your trip, L!

xoxox,
CC

Tina said...

glad you had a good time! i think i need a copy too!

emma said...

glad you had a good time!

La Couturier said...

I'm so glad you had a lovely time! =]

xoxo,
La C.

Elisenda In The Clouds said...

Welcome back!

C a t r i n a said...

Lucky you :)
And beth's just amazing, love her selfconfidence .!
xx

jess said...

Its good you had fun stateside. It looks like love is going to be great

Winnie said...

I had to put this mag back when I was in Borders....I didn't have £5 to spare!

Glad you had a great time in NY. I love that city and need to go back!!

UberOriginal said...

Oh your trip sounds amazing! I think the cover is amazing even though it's copped a bit of flak, at least it stands out and breaks stereotypes! xx

Lavender said...

these photos are fierce. love beth.

May Kasahara said...

I love me some Beth.
God she is amazing.