One way to somehow keep up your blogging whilst you have an insane amount of work, is to relate posts to what’s going on in your life. When thinking of guest posts I could create for some of my favourite blogger friends to help out with, the theme of my final collection immediately sprang to mind. It’s loosely based on some of the themes in my dissertation, the need to collect, curate and share content online and whilst taking things away from their original context. What with all of the closet sharing sites springing up like StyleLikeU, Closet Visit and the infamous Coveteur, I wanted to put my own spin on this theme of looking at the possessions of others. I am fascinated with collections in any shape or form, whether it’s a sequence of outfits sent down the catwalk by a design house or a random selection of crockery at a car boot sale. I already know the things I like to collect and bankrupt myself over, but the nosey parker in me wanted to know about others. What are the particular things you love to gather and display?
Which is your most treasured issue?
Oooh I’ll keep a lookout for one (plus an August *coughs* 1987 one for myself). Do you prefer modern issues or those from any decade in particular?
Considering I’ve only been collecting Vogue issues for the last few years, I’d have to say the last decade, as that’s all I’ve really known. I’d love to have the opportunity to read or own some of the issues from the past though, particularly from the 20s and 90s!
I’m a major magazine hoarder and I can never bear to throw out my ancient collection of Elle Girl and Teen Vogue issues. How many Vogue magazines do you think you have in total?
I’ve just had a quick count around my bedroom and I can currently count fifty-six issues. It actually doesn’t sound like an awful lot, but it really does look it, and let me tell you carrying piles of Vogue magazines from one end of my bedroom to another is really quite a challenge! If I were to have kept all of the second-hand issues I’ve torn my favourite pages out of and then recycled, I would have had much more, but I honestly don’t have the space to store so many extra issues!
I tend not to buy as many magazines these days due to a constant stream of inspiration from the internet; is there anything that would stop you from collecting Vogue?
I don’t think anything would really stop me from buying Vogue monthly, unless I honestly couldn’t afford it or if I was no longer satisfied with the content. Whilst I also gain so much inspiration from the internet, particularly through other peoples blogs, I don’t think anything can beat having a hard copy of a magazine to browse through with a cup of tea in bed or on a long train journey, because looking at a computer screen just isn’t the same. It’s lovely to have something to hold onto, something you know you can keep forever and pass down through generations, and to look through whenever you want. I’ll definitely be collecting Vogue magazines for as long as I can.