Possibly The Reason My Bag Is Always So. Incredibly. Heavy.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
I sometimes worry that I'm going to be one of those women whose stacks of old magazines fall over and trap her and she's only discovered weeks later when the neighbors get worried because all of her cats are making a big fuss. Of course, I don't have any cats (yet). I'm not sure if this should be a relief or a concern.
Still, even horrible thoughts of me eventually brought down by my own unstoppable magazine consumption haven't done much to curb the tide of glossies that flood our mailbox every month. They fall into the following categories:
Must-read the second they arrive, no matter what:
Lucky, Vogue, Elle, Domino, US Weekly, Teen Vogue
Peruse at my leisure:
Dwell, Harper's Bazaar, New York, DestinAsian, W (whose gigantic size prohibits a lot of carrying around)
Just added recently and very excited about that:
The Daily Mini, Blueprint, Tank
Purchase when I'm feeling particularly frivolous:
UK Vogue, Nylon, Wallpaper, Vogue (Australia) Entertaining + Travel
Wish I could keep up with:
New Yorker (approximately six issues behind at this point; growing into daunting stack on bedside table)
Of these, I keep the entire issue of Lucky, Vogue, Teen Vogue and Domino, and the rest get stripped of their best articles/ pictures/ products and filed into binders every few months or when the stacks appear capable of seriously maiming me, whichever comes first. But, because I'm a firm believer that one can never have too many magazines, I'm always on the lookout for more. (For example: currently intrigued by Dazed & Confused; kinda missing Glamour; desperately wishing Selvedge wasn't so darn expensive.) If you have any thoughts, must-reads, or teenagers selling reduced-priced subscriptions, please send 'em along.