It’s Friday! My mom is coming to town this weekend for some baby-centric activity (1st grandchild and all!) and I have some last minute things to get down before her flight lands. BUT, before I go, I wanted to share the Vogue 2012 September Issue.
Ah, yes. The legendary September Issue. This is the issue that outweighs all other issues of the fashion behemoth. And this year, the weight is not only figurative, but also literal. Rumor has it the magazine comes in at a whopping 4.5 lbs! (I say rumor, because I canceled all magazine subscriptions prior to my move and haven’t yet had the chance to get my hands on a copy…). Now, that is a lot of glossy.
This of course has evoked a lot of debate. And for a change cover girl Lady Gaga is not the center of the conversation. Instead it is the 658 pages worth of ads.
Go ahead. Read that sentence again.
Yes, the Vogue 2012 September Issue has 658 pages of ads.
That is a whole lot of perfume and handbags. Don’t get me wrong- I LOVE a good fashion campaign, but it is to the point where I have to wonder- when is it too much? At what point have we sacrifice quality content and clear messaging for profit?
I don’t have an answer for these questions. But maybe you do! So please, share your thoughts on the subject….