Vogue’s September Issue in 25 Feeds
September 12, 2016
Vogue’s September issue has been on the stands for almost a month, and we’ve only just finished reading it. It clocks in at a very tidy 800 pages, and are they dense. Of course, there’s plenty to read about designers and trends, but we’re more excited about the magazine’s cultural picks outside the fashion world. It takes a close read—we found some of the best mentions were deeply buried in photo captions or pull quotes, but that’s the beauty of the sweat and tears that go into these annual tomes. We recommend devouring the whole thing yourself, but here’s an annotation—25 not necessarily fashion names to add to your Little Black Cultural Book this fall.
A line of futuristic jersey separates designed by Antonin Tron.
A model interested in broadening the definition of beauty to be inclusive in all aspects.
This darkly humorous artist’s framed sketches served as the backdrop of a profile on Petite Meller. Moral of the story: Always read the photo captions.
A store-meets-community center for the fashion-forward of San Francisco (yes, they exist). The owner, Emily Holt, stocks it with brands she believes in.
This West Side gallery is one of Tory Burch’s downtown sources of inspiration.
Fairy-princess features on the current face of Rag & Bone, included in a little portfolio of designer Marcus Wainwright’s favorite things.
A research specialist at MIT focusing on how tech intersects with society (guest appearance by the robot dinosaur Pleo!).
Rough, raw, and—some say—more relatable fashion photography from a 28 year old—one of three young women evolving fashion pictures from superglossy to more provocative.
A young Ohio-born film actress on the verge of really-big-star status. Proof of humility is in the caption accompanying this recent Gram: “That time I read #TheGirlontheTrain, before I knew I’d be taking on the role of a train wreck, Megan #tbt.”
Elegance and adventure merge in this ethically focused, modern wildlife conservancy—a pit stop on #ElizabethTNT’s half-marathon trip to Kenya.
Our fascination with coastal cities endures. Tbilisi, the creative and burgeoning capital of Georgia, gets the Vogue treatment, proving that being the birthplace of Vetements’ creative director is really the least interesting thing about the town.
This board-certified dermatologist—with amazing skin, of course—espouses the benefits of magnets in beauty products. Small quote, big idea.
Meet a social entrepreneur with an unchecked desire to make the world a better place, one tub of shea butter at a time.
There aren’t enough emotions to capture the experience of watching Margaret Qualley dance like a manic through an art museum in the new Kenzo ad. This one-page profile explores the talent behind it.
This healing center brings sound baths to the Brooklyn and upstate masses.
Hand-built ceramics and one-of-a-kind floral motifs from a painter now in the pottery game.
A face to know—the star of Amazon’s new 10-parter “Good Girls Revolt.”
A mention of Eimear McBride’s buzzy new book, “The Lesser Bohemians,” led us to Faber & Faber, one of today’s largest independent publishers. The feed’s worth a follow for the cover art alone.
Vogue wrote about beloved chef Andrew Carmellini’s new spot Leuca—his first in Brooklyn—but we’re equally taken by the locale: the William Vale hotel. That roof…those rooms…
Alex Sharp seriously blew away Broadway audiences when he played the lead in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” The performance, his first out of Juilliard, won Alex a Tony and the starring role in the film “How to Talk to Girls at Parties.”
The Lower East Side gallery gets a shout-out for its recent show “Intimisms.” We’re looking forward to the immersive new exhibit, opening this Friday.
RISD churns out the best talent. The alumna and painter Shara Hughes is cited as an example of the new movement in art favoring intimacy and smaller-scale figurative work. Indeed, she’s quoted discussing her sense of honesty in her work during her time there, and how it influences her creativity now.
The sweet Annie Novak’s simple mission—teaching people to care about what they eat, and how to find it locally—is quietly garnering lots of attention.
This makeup artist may have more mentions in Vogue than even some of the writers; she’s regularly hired for her maquillage talents on shoots with some of the biggest stars. This month, she had a lot of skin to work with for Victoria Beckham’s half-dressed portrait.
Fur is very much around, whether or not it’s your thing. Yves Salomon’s fur-lined military-inspired parka is the coat. Perhaps the price point (north of $5k) has kept the label a little quieter than, say, Canada Goose, but it gets attention elsewhere, like the pages of fashion mags that shoot the more artistic striped, embroidered, Technicolor outerwear or fur crop tops.