Instead of doing boring things like "putting away Christmas decorations" and "taking the dog out" we've been catching up on our fashion reading list. A sad, lonely stack of glossies has been sitting on the coffee table waiting for us to dig through and dog ear the best of the best. We complemented our journey through the newsstand versions of Vogue, Vanity Fair and Elle with a review of their online counterparts, and compiled a list of some must-reads for you.
Continued coverage of resort wear will soon give way to Fashion Week coverage, but celebrity profiles and pop culture style trends are as ubiquitous as ever. And with award season starting Sunday -- um, hello, Golden Globes! -- the fashion coverage is about to ramp up to fabulous proportions.
Here is what we're reading, and re-reading, at the moment.
Pre-Fall 2012 Collections: One of the things online does better? Slideshows. Endless, fabulous slideshows of clothes, accessories, makeup and hair.
How to Get the Look of Resort for Less: It's always amusing when Vogue dips its toes into the waters of "thrifty" fashion.
Cover Story: Meryl Streep: Force of Nature: It's Meryl-effing-Streep. Photographed by Annie-effing Leibovitz. Read it. Duh.
Downton Abbey: Edwardian Inspiration: The show is everywhere so let's take a closer look at the clothes.
Portlandia's Comedy Chemistry: Okay, so it's not really about fashion or style, but the show is so brilliant the article deserves reading -- especially if you aren't watching. And in truth the show's costumes and styling do play a huge role in telling the hipster backstory.
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Trend Watch: The Perfect Accent: A slideshow about choosing the right bag, shoe, and bracelet, complete with photos of a gap-toothed model who never shuts her mouth.
In Lady Gaga's Wake: An excerpt from her cover story, but don't miss the photo slideshow. Whatever you think of Gaga, she is, as they say, "editorial."
The Last Resort Shopping List: Resort essentials for men, according to Michael Carl. A shockingly affordable list.