>> I don't normally go in for the collector's covers and seeing as I don't subscribe to anything (even though I routinely buy things every month – I think I just like the physical act of PICKING up a magazine in a newsagent/bookstore – this sort of fiscal insanity needs to stop), I don't get to see the subscriber covers either. However, on the shelf of Selfridges' WHSmiths, this flash of pink Jil Sander S/S 11 completely unobscured by coverline text and in full length view caught me off guard not least because the collectors'/subscriber covers of Elle aren't normally on the news stand but primarily, it was how pared back it was that struck me down.
Furthermore, if the Jil Sander S/S 11 collection is to be gracing covers over the next few months, then it seems to me that this Elle February cover sets a benchmark for representing the spirit of the collection in this uninterrupted fashion. Still, I'm going to welcome the onslaught of voluminous brights matched with white t-shirts with open arms even if coverlines, text and adornment do get in the way.
The cover also reminded me that Jil Sander's website may be my best fighting chance of nabbing some of those rainbow-brite accessories from the collection so I've promptly registered and await patiently amongst the flock of Jil Sander S/S 11 worshippers, one that I'm surprisingly comfortable with being a part of. In this instance this quote certainly applies…
"As to matters of dress, I would recommend one never to be first in the fashion nor the last out of it"