September Issues 2.0

The September Issue… no, not the movie. Although I really enjoyed this Vogue and Anna Wintour documentary and embraced the wit of Grace Coddington, I’m talking about the issues, THE September issues. It’s a new year in the fashion world and if that’s not a valid excuse to why magazines are so damn bulky and full of excitment then I don’t know what is. A few weeks ago gigantic magazine issues hit the newstands and for those lucky enough to have a subscription,your mail box. It’s like an early Christmas present but this one got a little extra attention. Caressing the pages for no slips, creases or tears may sound as if I’m taking it way too far but you have no idea. Let’s not talk about the anticipation to find out which celebrity is covering the biggest issue of the year. High end ads, trends, interviews, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, politics, home decor never looked so good. So now that October issues are about to hit the stands I would love to know what was your favorite September magazine Issue. I really enjoyed the Vogue’s , Nylon and ofcourse Marie Claire. I would love to hear from you guys….
Halle Berry on the cover of Vogue September 2010.
Which reminds me: Fashion Night Out September 10th 2010.

Chic Confession: Magazines Galore

Usually I people run out of closet space but if this was my only concern then my head ache wouldn’t be this severe. My name is Chantal J and I am a “Magazholic”. LOL On a serious note I think I’m addicted to fashion magazines. Everything from Vogue to Essence, Cosmopolitian, Elle, Vanity Fair, People, Allure, Lucky, Instyle, Marie Claire, Glamour… You name it. Funny thing is I’m only subscribed to one and that’s Instyle. This is more than a confession though, I don’t regret ever buying a single copy. Reading fashion magazines makes me happy, it clears my mind, it inspires me, gives me ideas its like I’m on a different planet.

Of course I have every copy of Teen Vogue (my favorite magazine), some not pictured. I’m missing the first ever issue and the Miley Cyrus  May 2009 issue which I lent out and never received.
(Teen Vogue handbook is also pictured if you’re trying to get into fashion or beauty…get it)
One of my many piles. p.s the others were too messy for camera. lol
Is this normal? Give me your thoughts …

Look Of The Day: Chanel Iman

Happy Monday Readers, I’m back with another “Look Of The Day”. I’m changing things up a little since I’ve only given you my favorite celeb looks. Chanel Iman (my favorite model by the way) was recently featured in Vogue China for a beautiful high fashion spread. We all know Chanel is a familiar face of the Vogue pages but with this spread we see a more sophisticated Chanel. Less glam more chic! Thats what I like to call it, although the two goes hand in hand. I love the familar colors in this ensemble…When June Ambrose created “Effortless Style” this is probably what she had in mind. With the current humid temperatures style addicts have done a closet overload with loose/free staples. Chanel looks so CHIC in this shot… “The Chic Report” approves.

Check out Chanel Iman in Vogue China.

She will also be doing a meet and greet tomorrow 12noon – 1pm at the Victoria Secret in SOHO.

photo credit: Theybf.com


Chanel Iman: Spanish Vogue

Yet another Vogue appearance for Chanel Iman which is my favorite runway and editorial model of this time. I recently posted a blog on Chanel in Vogue Germany’s “Minnie in Wonderland” shoot where the the young model starlet channelled her inner Minnie with some fun sultry shots. I must say that Chanel looks uber fab in this shoot with fun, adorable staples in an array of rich hue colored pattern pieces glammed up with bold jewelry to add edge. Chanel is at the peak of her modelling career and I’m super excited for where her career is heading.
Stay Chic Chanel!






Tell me what you think…


Vogue Jan 2010: Already Famous

Browsing through the January issue of American Vogue this spread caught my attention (so did every other shoot in the magazine).Creative genius Steven Meisel, and gifted Grace Coddington (didnt you watch the September Issue???) are the master minds behind this rock/roll inspired shoot ft our favorite designers. I heart Vogue!




Chanel Iman In Vogue Germany

Chanel Iman for Vogue Germany. Photographer Mark Seigel is the creative
genius behind the “Minnie in Wonderland” shoot for the December issue of Vogue Germany.
Chanel Iman looks uber chic in each page channeling the legendery Disney characer Minnie Mouse







Vogue December "Little Girls and Boys Lost" ft Lady Gaga

Perhaps you’ve recognised the creative brain behind this shoot if you went to see” The September Issue”. Remember Grace Coddington?, the funny, warm and not so stylist best friend to editor in chief Anna Wintour? Well she styled this photoshoot featuring Lady Gaga for the December issue of Vogue.






So creative …

FYI if you havent seen The September Issue find a way, not sure if its still in theatres but I enjoyed the documentary.