.This issue was one of my favorite magazines yet. Why? Let me count the reasons
1.) The ''Far, Far From Land'' feature. These pictures gave you the feeling that makes you want to use words like ethereal, even though you might not know what it means. Words can have the effect of synesthesia sometimes, the condition (not disorder; since I was twelve I have literally prayed to have this) where someones sees or tastes things that aren't there when they see, read, or hear something. When I see the sea shells, wispy dresses, and twisted branches of this feature, I find a meaning in ethereal that isn't really there. The Japanese wabi-sabi principle also comes to mind. The broken branches, cracked shells, ripped clothes, and jagged rocks. A love of the imperfect.
2.) ''Trouble In The Art World'' is a fabulous read for any art lover. Instead of presenting art as glamorous, perfect, and an exclusive little world of the eccentric,it shows the scandals, deaths, shootings, and ugly divorce; the alimony of $100,000,000 dollars a year for 13 years that couldn't be spent on plastic surgery was hilarious.
3.) ''That's A Wrap'' about Diane von Furstenberg's famous wrap dress and new retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibit also includes portraits of Furstenberg by Andy Warhol, whom she is using as inspiration for her new wrap dresses that incorporate his dollar signs and flowers. It's fascinating how well this issue worked, considering that many designers like Prada were including art, and of course Diane.
4.) A very,very, may I annunciate: VERY small detail of this issue was seeing Harry Styles in the beginning of the issue that sums up the fashion week parties. Styles was at the W Magazine celebration for Cara Delevingne's cover on the September Issue. In a white T-shirt. *sigh* There are legitimately awesome T shirts, like the ones Grimes designed for Yves Saint Laurent. CAN I BE HIS STYLIST ALREADY?! THE POOR THING NEEDS HELP!
Even if you don't have a subscription, you need this issue. I loved it so, so much, and the Yayoi Kusama designed cover was so cool. The W even had polka dots!