“Hi, my name is Hayley, and I’m addicted to fashion magazines.” -Me
“Hi, Hayley.” Addicted to Fashion Anonymous group (AFA)
Yes, I am perfectly comfortable admitting to my addiction. ( And I’m so glad that no such self-help group exists)
However, I’ve learned so much from all those fashion magazines over the years, and don’t believe I would be where I am in my life professionally if it wasn’t for Vogue or Marie Claire, or Harper’s Bazaar, AND maybe Cosmopolitan too. In a way, I consider fashion magazines “research”; they not only provide me with the latest trends and must have items but provide beauty and hair ideas, feature current and up-in-coming designers and I get to learn what celebrity is wear what. With the knowledge that I have taken away from the last Vogue magazine, I can go into work and tell my fellow employees about it. As I have mentioned, “I am referred to as the “product knowledge” Queen at work and don’t want to give up that title anytime soon.
I also am known to tear apart magazines, literally. LOL. I first was inspired to create an Inspiration” binder after reading a book published by the 2 women who founded, Who What Wear. I would pull out ad campaigns I liked, editorials I admired, pictures of celebrities, etc. and would carefully trim them to fit inside those clear things that go in binders. My first “inspiration binder” is now full; therefore I am creating more but categorizing them. One for beauty/hair/and makeup, one for editorials I like, another for ad campaigns, a 4th for “What is Trending Now”, and a final one for celebrities.
Magazines, magazines, and more magazines…
***Currently I am working out of my bedroom with a small desk that offers minimal storage and it is driving me crazy! Thank god for pinterest so I can plan how to re-do my office space! However if you have any good organizational tips, please let me know, thanks!
Well, it’s rainy. it’s Sunday and I can’t think of nothing I would like to do more than curl up with a blanket, maybe some hot chocolate, and catch up on magazines.
Hope everyone has a great start to the week!
xoxo The Passionate Fashionista