I’m sure anyone who’s been following me knows how much I’m into good old print media and hunting rare pieces of fashion magazines. I might have mentioned this before but my go-to place for second-hand magazines and fashion- and art books is definitely Comptoir de l’Image in Le Marais. The grumpy (but very lovely) old french man owning the store has been collecting the pieces for over 40 years and knows quite impressive people within the industry. He’s not very eager to share his stories and might be even a bit offended if you decide to buy one of his treasures, but from time to time he gets in the mood to share his incredible memories.
I was forced to take a small break as my computer broke in the beginning of December, but now I’m back with full of ideas and a new laptop. I have lots of plans listed down for 2019 and I can’t wait what the year brings along.
But just quickly returning to last year, I wanted to tell about an interview, that I did with BLOOC about our Paris apartment and life in general, you can find it here.
A snapshot from 0fr. bookstore and gallery space. 20 Rue Dupetit-Thouars, 75003 Paris
Snapshot from my favorite magazine-/bookshop, Comptoir de l’image, filled from floor to ceiling with secondhand magazines.
Cara Taylor shot by Zoe Ghertner and styled by Suzanne Koller for Self Service SS2018
My June thoughts are now live at Flounce.fi. This month I’m drawing inspiration from classics, and still dreaming of those Céline furkenstocks.
I’m trying to hunt down Self Service’s Juergen Teller issue, but the prices online are unreasonably high. Claire Thompson-Jonville’s magazine piles seems dreamy, maybe she has few extra ones?
I passed by this teeny tiny magazine store, Comptoir de l’Image, in Le Marais the other day and luckily went inside. It was truly a heaven for a magazine enthusiast like me, having nearly all the old numbers of Self Service, huge selection of The Face magazine and Vogues as far as from 1932. In addition you can find new books about photography, fashion, art etc. You should definately visit this one alone, since the boutique is not big enough to fit two people. 44 Rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris
Spring/Summer season has officially started when bi-annual magazines are publishing the new issues. The simple reason why I prefer these over monthly magazines is time. When there is six months to prepare an issue versus one month, you can imagine the difference in quality of articles, editorials, paper, layout etc. The editorials actually tell stories without being product catalogues. And as a reader I have six months to read it from cover to cover while actually processing what I see and what I read. Time is luxury.
Current favourites; Self Service, Gentlewoman, Mastermind and Finnish SSAW.
Self Service Fall/Winter 2016
Spotted some really ingredible styling again through the whole newest Self Service magazine. And what caught my eye the most, was the use of thights. The most unsexy thing (?) in women’s wardrobe looks now very fresh and cool.
Today is something I would describe as perfect Sunday; Céline and Balenciaga are showing SS17 today.
Loewe AW2015 / selfservicemagazine.com