Eight Must-Read Articles: Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Elle

It's Friday, so let's not pretend you're actually doing work -- unless you count "looking for something else to do" work. (Which we do.) What did people do at their desks on Friday before the Internet? Our guesses: origami, paperclip art, cuticle maintenance.

We've done your homework for you and dug up eight articles for you to check out instead of whatever it is someone pays you to do.

There is a little bit of everything for you -- fashion, pop culture, television, film. But no politics, okay? We're feeling a little overstimulated on that front at the moment.


Poise and Passion: Keira Knightley on the October Cover of Vogue: Love her or hate her, you can't argue that Keira Knightley gives good face. Her ads for Coco Mademoiselle are stupid (who bites a perfume bottle? No one.), but she is the queen of period film, and costume, and her cover feature -- in which she is dressed as Anna Karenina -- is supremely beautiful.

Editor's Eye: Hamish Bowles: International Editor-at-Large Hamish Bowles gives us a 12-slide peek into his glamorous life. Do not envy, merely enjoy.

Ryan Murphy's Hope: Is America Ready for The New Normal?: Whether you are watching the show or not, it's an interesting look at the creator Ryan Murphy.

Vanity Fair

Editor's Picks, New York Spring RTW 2013: 26 heavenly slides of ready-to-wear, straight from the New York runways.

Editor's Picks, Paris Spring RTW 2013: Do it all again, but this time in Paris.

Where I Go: Brooklyn Decker: Model, actress, Andy Roddick-marry-er spends a week in the backcountry of Alaska. A model in the backcountry? Couldn't resist.

Harper's Bazaar

Harper's Bazaar Runway Roundup: RTW, couture, pre-fall and resort -- reader's choice!


Readers Prize Picks: October 2012: And now, for a little culture -- new books to dive into for fall.

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Christina Uticone