Back issue magazine Monday

Back issue Monday 01

Dropped by Booksale and grabbed six items from the used books and magazines shop. First is 10 men's Summer Autumn 2010 issue, which opens with more pictures from Lanvin men's campaign with/by Vinoodh Matadin and contains an interesting article on "Ten London boys you should meet".

Back issue Monday 02

Next is the Summer Autumn 2010 issue of 10 magazine, also its 10th-year anniversary issue. I got the one with Azzedine Alaïa on the cover, who is joined by nine other designers interviewed to mark the event: Alber Elbaz, Dolce & Gabbana (11 and not 10?), Donatella Versace, Helmut Lang, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, and Vivienne Westwood.

Back issue Monday 03

Third on the list is Dazed & Confused's Volume II/85 issue with Tilda Swinton on the cover, who starred in the much-anticipated I Am Love and was also recently featured in ads by Pringle of Scotland. At first sight I thought Swinton posed nude for the magazine. Turns out the main piece was about artists' and photographers' expression of what "naked" meant to them.

Back issue Monday 04

Then fourth is Wallpaper's September 2010 issue with booty on the cover. (No, I did not place glare on purpose.) "Butts, boobs, and blonde ambition" means more nudity inside.

Back issue Monday 05

Maybe I should have adjusted the glare on this one, the fifth thing I bought: a February 2010 issue of Art Review, which came with a supplement on Paul McCarthy's collaboration with Havaianas: mainly sculptures of naked men, including a depiction of George W. Bush, with pigs. Don't ask what they were doing. "Warm" reading for a rainy November afternoon?

Back issue Monday 06

Lastly, I bought a real book. By Proust: volume III of his masterpiece. Been meaning to read In Search of Lost Time. This first purchase, at less than P200, is a good start.