Thursday, September 6, 2012

Vogue, Me?


That's right. I've always loved clothes, but fashion is something else entirely. Still, the September issue of Vogue found its way into my home. What prompted this extraordinary purchase?

Edith Wharton.



I simply could not resist the gorgeous photo shoot from The Mount or the article by Colm Tóibín. If you'd rather not lug home the nearly five pound magazine, just flip to page 810 the next time you pass a newsstand. Better yet, read the article and view the slideshow here.

A word of advice. If you decide to purchase the magazine, be sure to grab a tissue before reading Ann Patchett's eulogy to her beloved dog, Rose. You'll thank me later.




41 comments:

  1. How gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Missy - Thank you for visiting. I've just taken a look at your blog and am now your newest follower. I look forward to talking books with you!

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    2. Thank you, Joann! You were one of the first blogs I started following (in July) and I have enjoyed the variety of your reading. I have been enjoying the blogging world so much! Its not helping my book buying habit :-)

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    3. Missy - Blogging definitely fuels the book buying habit! It used to be that I never had more than a few unread books on hand, but my TBR shelves are almost embarrassing now!

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  2. Well this is hopeless, I practically need a tissue just thinking about the eulogy. Poor Rose, poor Ann *sniff*.

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    1. Oh, Darlene, that piece was so sweet, yet so sad.... something no dog-lover ever wants to write.

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  3. Heh, JoAnn, I just saw this on the newsstand yesterday and thought, well, there's something I'll never buy. And now you're making me reconsider. Although having just lost a dog last month, I don't know if I want to read the Patchett piece.

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    1. Amy - So sorry to hear about your pup...you'll definitely want to avoid Patchett's piece! Maybe a click over to the website would be best.

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  4. Cool. I haven't picked up a Vogue in years ... will look for it at the store this weekend.

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    1. Beth F - My last Vogue purchase was easily 20 years ago, but this was well worth reading. Who knows, I may start reading it more often ;-)

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  5. That's two great writers in your Vogue. I've a half read British Vogue by my bed.

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    1. Joan Hunter Dunn - There was also a very interesting article on Chelsea Clinton. I enjoyed leafing through the magazine and may add it to my regular reading!

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  6. Or, Vogue, me? But me, too! :)

    I also just treated myself to a beautiful new book about the Mount that just came out. But what I really need to do is go there. Maybe next weekend...

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    1. Audrey - We'll be spending a few weekends in NYC this fall looking for an apartment and moving my oldest daughter, but I REALLY want to visit The Mount when the leaves start changing! Keeping my fingers crossed for early October...

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  7. Amazingly enough, I read the article too. My wife subscribes to Vogue and she walked in one evening, and said, "Here, you need to see this article." Very cool! Our oldest daughter and I visited The Mount a few years back and spent half a day wandering the grounds, touring the interior, and then had a fabulous lunch on the veranda where some of the photographs in the article were taken. It is a splendid place to visit, and the Lenox area is truly quite beautiful. Cheers! Chris

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    1. Chris - We did the same thing (including lunch) a couple of summers ago. The Mount is within day trip distance, so I'm hoping to visit again this fall when the Berkshires are especially beautiful! I may have to start reading Vogue on a regular basis - the fashions were far more enjoyable than expected and the articles were very interesting, too. Glad to see you're blogging again.

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  8. My daughter get this magazine and I will be sure to tell her I want to read it after she's finished!

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  9. Nise' - This is definitely an issue you'll want to take a look at!

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  10. I saw the pictures online. I love that Eugenides and Junot Diaz and umm, that other guy whose name I seem to have forgotten, were in the pics.
    Was it Safran Foer?

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    1. Softdrink - Yes, it was Jonathan Safran Foer - pretty amazing photos!

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  11. I will have to stop in at B&N on Saturday, order a great coffee, and sit down with this magazine!!

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    1. Staci - You'll enjoy this, but be forewarned about Patchett's dog eulogy...

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  12. This month is the only Vogue magazine that I purchase each year. Your preview makes me want to rush out tonight but it's too late. The Chelsea Clinton article is another I'd be interested in reading.

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    1. Diane - Is the September Vogue always this good? Will have to remember to buy it again next year. The Chelsea Clinton article was very interesting.

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  13. Wow! I knew that Edith Wharton was wealthy but I had no idea she had quite the estate! Gorgeous!! Have never been a Vogue reader but some of the comments here make me question that a bit. Though I think I'll stick with Real Simple--it's hard enough for me to keep up with just that!

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    1. Trish - I think I'm beginning to reconsider my stance on Vogue being fluff - this was a great issue! The Mount is really a spectacular place and definitely worth a visit if you ever find yourself in the northeast. I'm hoping to visit again this fall when the leaves start changing. Magazines are tough to keep up with though...my stack of unread New Yorkers is embarrassing!

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  14. I saw some of those pictures online. Simply gorgeous.

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    1. Michelle - Aren't they amazing? I want to visit The Mount again in the fall.

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  15. My mother had this volume of ads :) as she adores fashion. I used to read it myself until it became the price of a paperback novel, but now that it has Wharton and Ann Patchett? I'll go see if I can borrow her copy. xo

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    1. Bellezza - Wharton and Patchett make it hard to resist this issue. There's a very interesting article on Chelsea Clinton, too. Must also admit to enjoying the ads far more than I thought possible...

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  16. I subscribed to Vogue through a fundraiser and received this door stop of an issue but haven't even cracked it open yet. Now, I will!

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    1. Ti - Enjoy! You're in for a treat :-)

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  17. I've never subscribed (or purchased) Vogue, but after reading your post, I decided to get the iPad app. I really want to read the article about Wharton (I've read most of her books), as well as Patchett's and the article about Chelsea Clinton. The nice thing about the iPad app is that it's free, doesn't weigh 20 lbs. and I can read it while walking on the treadmill, as I try to lose some weight so I can look like those gorgeous models. Ha! ;)

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    1. Ooops. I was wrong. It's not free. Guess I'll look at it on my break at work. Sigh.

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    2. Les - Oh, too bad! Hope you get a chance to take a look at work. I never knew Vogue had such good articles...

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  18. Flip to page 810?! Yikes! I don't even have time to keep up with the weekend newspapers and I have magazines that have been waiting for a year to be read. But as I sit here watching Project Runway I want that Vogue!

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    1. Stacybuckeye - Page 810 is pretty funny - this could be the biggest magazine I've ever seen! It's mostly ads and photos, and I think that may be normal for September... don't think it's quite that thick the rest of the year ;-)

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  19. What a marvelous piece! How did you even know to find it in there-I don't see it on the cover?

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    1. Lisa - Wish I could remember where I first heard about this article, but am pretty sure it was from a tweet... I'm certainly not Vogue's typical reader ;-)

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  20. What wouldn't I give to visit The Mount...sigh. I was going to include a chapter on fashion in The House of Mirth in my thesis, but my supervisor advised me not to (where already over our page limit). That would have been a interesting exploration!

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    1. Ivana - That would have made for some interesting reading! Perhaps an article sometime in the future instead? Be sure to let me know.

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