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Because October is Fandom Month here at Ology, we're doing everything we can to celebrate our most passionate readers (like giving away a FREE RING valued at $545 from Jewelista!), but just for once, this isn't about you. I reached back into the archives of my mind to remember how I became a fan of the sartorial world in the first place, so check out my favorites in fashion categories like editorials, stylists, beauty products and models. Enjoy!
MAGAZINE Archive: Vogue Paris circa Carine. Present: W, Dazed & Confused, Numero Tokyo
EDITORIAL Part of me is tempted to immediately yell Mario Testino's "Gangs of New York" from earlier this year because Abbey Lee looks perfect in it, but after a bit of digging, I firmly remember the first time I kind of fell in love with fashion. I was 15 years old and in New York City with my sister and her friends and they were all reading magazines while waiting for our train to come, so I picked up a US Vogue and saw Natalia Vodianova alongside designers like John Galliano, Olivier Theyskens, Jean Paul Gaultier and Marc Jacobs - all men who had been facelessly immortal to me until that point. I was hooked.
LABEL I'm forever baffled by every brilliant piece Alexander McQueen threw on the runway and though Sarah Burton's done a laudable job taking over, his aesthetic could never be duplicated. I love Elie Saab's ethereal designs and Marc Jacobs always impresses me with his eponymous line. Dior pre-Galliano scandal and Tom Ford circa Gucci are always archived for inspiration.
BEAUTY PRODUCT I don't think women take moisturizing as seriously as they should. I have combination skin and find that no one moisturizer fits me all year round, but leading into the cooler months, I use primarily Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (not Lotion!) and I mix it with the smallest bit (a dime size is liberal enough) of Kate Somerville's Deep Tissue Repair. Using a sponge, I coat my entire face and decolletage both morning and night with the cocktail and let dry before applying makeup or eye cream. It's an expensive mix but both products total $200 and last me from October to early April, so it's most certainly worth it.
CAMPAIGN Alexander McQueen campaigns are always insanely stunning, but I really loved Mulberry's recent woodland creature-themed campaign for fall 2011.
RETAIL STORE Topshop is my go-to - the MOTO pants fit me perfectly and I can always find some insane tank top or comfy knit to pair with them. Madewell is great for preppy basics and boots and I find myself killing a ton of time on Etsy.
Now what are your favorites in each category? Tweet me @laurencaruso_ or talk back below!