I have noticed a couple of really cool magazines springing up lately. It seems as though the lights of big shots like Vogue, Vanity Fair, and GQ are starting to burn out. All selling out to corporate sponsorship and featuring the highest bidder. What happen to fashion journalism?! No one cares about what is amazing or unique, or just quality interesting work. I have come across a couple a great publications that are doing more than just be a billboard to whore itself out to brands who want to make money...(inhale!) Check out these mags and subscribe, show some support before everyone goes out of business.
They just did a FIERCE (and I use that rarely and only when extremely appropriate) spread with Natalie Portman that was well...just FIERCE!!
Also check out the behind the shoot videos.
Also, the cover with Kate Moss in a beard...so perfect. Is it just me or does she look a bit like Johnny Depp?
Flaunt is a little more established but has very cool material. Lots of background stuff on people and very interesting covers. It's nice to see a break from the usual celebrity face and see some REAL ART! Check out the piece they did on Lykke Li
Purple Fashion Magazine
Now, Purple... although it's pages are heavily filled with fashion/boob photos, it does have a very cool collection of work. It's like the underground fashion and culture scene decided to make a magazine just for themselves so they could write about their friends. And little do they know it is accessible to mere commoners like you and me. Vincent Gallo posed for the cover in some hot looks from Balenciaga. He is a funny dude.