I've always preferred Vogue to the cheaper fashion magazines, especially the more recent ones, which only ever seem to focus on celebrity "style" rather than design. I don't often think celebrities are half as stylish as the magazines would have us believe...
Anyway, when I was younger, I was obsessed with fashion, and wanted to be a designer, but was over-ruled by my parents about my choice of university degree.
I got my own back later - a bit - when I ran my own shop for some years, designing and making clothes to order, but I wasn't in the same league as Karl Lagerfeld, or Stella McCartney!
At that time, though, I used to spend a fortune on copies of fashion magazines, including French Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue and Elle.
I still have a huge collection of British Vogue magazines from the late '70s and '80s, including this one, which features Janice Dickinson on the cover - before she ruined her looks with plastic surgery!
Maybe it's my age - but, nowadays, I'm just as likely to be found buying Elle Deco as Vogue, and drooling over furniture, instead of clothes. I don't know what's wrong with me!
I haven't completely given up my love of fashion, though, as now I'm addicted to Carine Roitfeld's new magazine, which she set up after leaving French Vogue.
The best thing about Carine's look book is that you can read it online, here, for free!