I have always been a reader of Vogue ever since I was a student. With an archive of over 10 years you can not only say that I’m a bit of a hoarder but also a big fan of Vogue. I have collected other monthly fashion magazines throughout the years but my love of Vogue has remained consistent. What I like about the magazine that it always remains quintessentially British whilst showcasing international talent. With Alexandra Shulman recently announcing her departure of Editor in Chief of the magazine, the next steps for my beloved British Vogue will be interesting.
With that in mind I recently picked up the book – Inside Vogue: A Diary Of My 100th Year. I was lucky enough to pick up a signed copy by the author Alexandra Shulman. I bought this prior to her resignation with the thoughts of it being the centenary year of Vogue last year and with the whole secrecy of the Kate Middleton cover that it would be a special memento to keep. In hindsight although I was shocked of her resignation at the same time I was not totally surprised as it seemed like a poignant time for Alexandra to leave the magazine after having celebrated 100 years of Vogue and establishing the magazine at the forefront of British fashion.
Now I am really glad that I had the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the book. I bought it from the amazing bookshop Hatchards on 187 Piccadilly, London. This bookshop is one of the oldest in London and was established in 1797. This bookshop has many rare and 1st edition book as well as many books signed by their authors. You can definitely spend an hour or two browsing the books in this store.
Further along Piccadilly you will find another amazing bookstore, Maison Assouline which is the store for the publisher Assouline who produce amazing luxury coffee tables books covering art, fashion, travel and design. The bookshop is overlooked by the cafe on the mezzanine. The atmosphere is store is lovely and great for a good browse among the amazing books when seeking inspiration.