Flicking through the pages of a new magazine is one of my favourite things to do. Finding new titles and reading articles, carefully curated by editors is the best way to be inspired. In my opinion anyway.
Having an online version is just as important as having pages, although some would disagree. I’m all for the turning of a page, by the way, none of this kindle shit. But some magazine’s are only available online, and it doesn’t for one minute take away from their impact. So here is my list of my favourite online e-zines.
Set up by the infamous LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton company, NOWNESS.com launched in 2010. It brings together daily stories in fashion, art, film, music, architecture and design, travel, sport, and gastronomy and so there is something for everyone to fall in love with.
It collaborates with the world’s foremost designers, creatives and thinkers in the luxury industry, NOWNESS.com is dedicated to being a vital inspiration and resource for experiencing high-end fashion and culture digitally. If you feel the need to be inspired, this is where to look.
Lust & Found was founded and edited by Louisa Lau. This online magazine covers everything that is aesthetically pleasing on the eyes, be that fashion, design, art and culture. The design itself has a saturated feel, which is what drew me to the site in the first place.
The WANT section comprises of products carefully selected and lust worthy, and each article has great interviews with very interesting people in their field. I recommend reading in a spare hour. Or two.
Le Blow is a blog/magazine, set out to tell it like it is. “Written by a collective of witty women-in-the-know, Le Blow provides a refreshing read as an alternative to the identikit glossy editorial clones.” If you’re looking for a different take on fashion and lifestyle, this is where to look. It’s the kind of e-zine where the writing is sharp, the content is topical and words are of the dirty variety.
A recent article is titled It’s an Alaia… An A-whatta? // Every outfit Cher wears in Clueless in 60 sweet seconds, and if that doesn’t make you want to click and read, I don’t know what will.
Editer.com is a dynamic online edit – brought to you by an authoritative and clued-in community of influencers, experts and tastemakers from across the globe.
They edit current cultural trends, sifting through what’s hot, what’s interesting and what you might as well ignore, to bring an authoritative yet fun look at food, fashion, beauty, interiors and entertainment.
The Cool Hour, described as the hour before fame, minutes after greatness, is an online fashion destination. Edited by a team in California, they provide interesting bursts of inspiration, as well as pick out very ‘cool’ pieces from very ‘cool’ brands. I say ‘cool’ because the whole site has a hip, LA feel about it, and I imagine they use the word ‘cool’ a lot in the office. (Not that I don’t used the word too much also).
I find the site is great for discovering unknown street brands, as I can’t stare at unattainable high-fashion designs all day. It makes me a little sad.
What are your favourite online reading places?