The Simply Luxurious Life®: Vogue US September 2012  

August 22, 2012

Vogue US September 2012

One of my most favorite things about summer coming to an end is the enormous bookstop-esque September fashion issues arriving from the mailperson. Anna Wintour’s September Vogue issue arrived digitally a week ago, but I still thoroughly looked forward to sitting down with a cup (or glass – depending upon the time of day) of something decadent and taking my time reading the articles that catch my interest.

In this particular issue there were four articles that I thoroughly enjoyed for differing reasons:

  • “Waiting in the Wings” (p828) Jonathan Van Meter’s interview with Chelsea Clinton – an intriguing insight into a young woman (32) who defies exhaustion and is resolute to uphold the Clinton legacy, at the same time making it her own.
  • “The Sense of an Ending” (p440) Ann Pachett’s touching piece about the loss of her 16 year old dog Rosie. Dog-lovers, as hard it as it will initially be to read this article (I teared up within the first two paragraphs), it is a lovely dedication to the special, irreplaceable spot our four-legged loyal companions hold in our lives.
  • “All that Jazz” (p648) Vogue officially confirmed that Miuccia Prada is the fashion extraordinaire behind the wardrobe of the upcoming film The Great Gatsby starring Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire which opens on Christmas Day at the end of the year.
  • “French Open” (p860) Plum Sykes takes a grand peek into Lauren Santo Domingo’s new Paris apartment located in the heart of Saint Germain. If you are both a Francophile and a decor aficionado, you will fawn over the story and the beauty of this lovely pied a terre. As co-founder of the online trunkshow website Moda Operandi, Santo Domingo is a devoted lover of Paris, and with the help of interior designer Francois Catrous restored their apartment into one that combines both bohemian and grandeur. Below are a few images found in the September issue of Vogue:

~My favorite room is the outdoor terrace overlooking Paris~

~The library. Table by India Mahdavi and painting L’Offrande (1950) by Wifredo Lam~

~Living space – Herve Van der Straeten chandelier, Michel Boyer coffee tables~

~Lauren Santo Domingo wearing Oscar de la Renta in her Paris appartement~

But now to the cover, as that is always the curious question readers ask before the September issue is revealed.

Lady Gaga wears a custom gown by Marc Jacobs (chosen from one of two that he made exclusively for her cover shoot) and was styled by Grace Coddington. In promotion for her perfume Fame, Gaga is depicted edgy, yet originally glamorously grungy, yet at the same time regal with the inclusion of the adorning hats. Read Jonathan Van Meter’s entire interview here. (photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot)

~Wearing Alexander McQueen~

~Wearing Marc Jacobs red hand-knit wool cardigan, tinsel-striped skirt, and orange-and-black goat-and-fox-fur hat~

~Wearing Marc Jacobs black fox Edwardian hat and crocheted-wool scarf~

~Wearing a Stephen Jones Millinery fuchsia ostrich-and-marabou hat~

Images: Lady Gaga via Vogue online, Lauren Santo Domingo via Simply Luxurious captured from the pages of Vogue.

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At August 22, 2012 at 12:37 PM , Blogger Georgina Castellucci said...

I love Gaga - I'm so excited for this issue (did you just get it today? Mine better have come!)

At August 22, 2012 at 12:49 PM , Blogger The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Mine arrived earlier than expected (late last week). A fantastic issue (largest one ever I believe). I have a feeling you will thoroughly enjoy it as it has a large section dedicated to their 120th anniversary as well.

At August 22, 2012 at 3:48 PM , Blogger Shannon Rice said...

So excited to pick this & InStyle up this weekend. My favorite part of August is all the September issues!


At August 22, 2012 at 7:59 PM , Blogger Katie Appleyard said...

I think you my blog has developed a similar theme to this blog. How to enjoy the little luxuries of life, but still live simply. Love the blog. Feel free to come visit!

At August 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM , Anonymous Heidi said...

Thanks for the suggestions, I'm planning on making my way through mine on the weekend. I also picked up Harper's with Gwen on the cover - can hardly wait to get to that one, too. Love this time of year!

At August 22, 2012 at 9:38 PM , Blogger Azrakun said...

Hmmm.. I just signed up for Vogue few weeks ago, but have not received it yet!

At August 23, 2012 at 2:40 AM , Blogger Juliette Gold said...

When does the issue come out? I'm very excited for it!

At August 23, 2012 at 6:23 AM , Blogger The Simply Luxurious Life said...

It was scheduled to hit newsstands Tuesday August 21st.

At August 23, 2012 at 6:25 AM , Blogger The Simply Luxurious Life said...

It usually takes at least 4 weeks for the first issue to arrive after subscribing, sometimes 6. And while you will eventually receive it, it may not be until mid to late September. You might, just this once, pick up the issue at your local newsstand.

At August 23, 2012 at 9:06 PM , Blogger Maia said...

Can't wait to pick this up and get lost in the stories and photos this weekend! I really enjoy your blog by the way. Your time and effort in your writing shines through. I also really enjoy the positive messages you often highlight. It is a treat to read at the end of a busy work day!

At August 23, 2012 at 11:47 PM , Blogger ba san said...

My Jimmy Choo Bag was bought 2 years ago. Made by blue cloth, my bag is nice and fashionable, which only cost me 150 dollars. The bag has a large content that can bring all the books I will use in a day. Meanwhile, it's so tough that a normal knife can hardly make damage. In the following years after I bought it, I used it carefully, prevented it from any dangerous things because of the friendship between us that existed. That's my Jimmy Choo Handbag, not only a bag but a close friend being with me everyday. Link:

At September 11, 2012 at 12:28 PM , Blogger Victoria said...

I absolutely loved the Issue; I thought there were too many advertisements but the articles were awe-inspiring and very well written, depicting every aspect of our lifestyles from culture to fashion.


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