all of you pretty much know how much i love magazines, i have a 20 year collection of about every major fashion and home publications, and you know i love books- hence, sunday book club! i can’t think of anything better than a book celebrating the 40 year anniversary of one of favorite magazines- w magazine– the who, what, when, where, and why in the world of fashion.

over the years i have loved w magazine for many reasons. first and most obvious, the size. much larger than other magazines- the size has always seemed chic to me! then you have the content- every issue being about the finer things and fine living, what’s in and out, the best and the latest- all about work and fun!

i guess what hits most home is the magazines focus on people, places and things- common ground. iconic portraits of socialites, artists, taste-makers, and movie stars. where they live, how they live, what they are wearing, their gardens, their parties, their divorces and their affairs.

however, i think what separates w from all others is the avant- garde nature of the magazine. always pushing boundaries and innovation by allowing photographers and stylists to explore personal visions and obsessions. everyone, every place and everything has always remained irreverent, unconventional and always ahead of the curve- bravo to all of that!

i can’t think of a better way to celebrate the last 4o years of w than by showcasing my favorite images of chic people, glamorous places and stylish things from the new book- w: the first 40 years.

who, where, and wow! i have always loved the wow! w magazine- 40 and fabulous! bravo!



Calvin Klein- Sailing in Sand Francisco- 1982

Lee Radziwill- 1977


Greta Garbo- New York City- 1974

Jackie- New York City- 1973

Stephanie Seymour- Greenwich- 1999

Gloria Guinness- Palm Beach- 1972

Nan Kempner- 1971

Diana Vreeland- 1979

Loulou de la Falaise, Yves Saint Laurent and Betty Catroux- 1978



Turin, Italy- The Agnellis- 1996

Musique and Saint Lucia- Colin Tennant- 1999

Beverly Hills- Bob Evans- 1974

Lake Maggiore, Italy- The Borromeos- 2010

San Francisco- Ann and Gordon Getty- 2007



Angela Lindvall- Mario Testino photograph- 1998

Bruce Weber photograph- 2005

Halston- Yankee Stadium- 1976

Stella Tennant- Paolo Roversi photograph- 2002

Kate Moss- 1995


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