I went to the Japantown bookstore this weekend and went crazy with books and magazines. I love this fashion magazine JJ. First off, its got a good size and thickness to it so already some excitement just to get through it all. I think they use thinner paper than other fashion mags. But seriously, this magazine is the best at looking at anything super cute - handbags, hairstyles, jewelry and of course clothes.
I swear almost every single photo has one or a group of cute Japanese girls and they are all carrying some form of luxe handbag. This is my favorite "posse" photo. I love that there's the leader in the front. She's got her trinkets on her Balenciaga and she's stylin' in her Pucci coat. Her backup is ready with the LV. Again, there's a handbag on every single page. Sometimes they even show a little caption of the other bags as options.
This was a fun surprise. Seeing the spread for Stella Mc Cartney / H&M Collection.
So apparently having a whole fashion magazine with tons of outfits with matching expensive brand name handbags is not enough. Inside the magazine was a special handbag insert mini-mag. It actually covered all handbags new to the season not just Balenciaga. There was Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Pucci, Chole, and more. I loved that they also had montages of celebrities carrying particular brand name handbags. It was like a mini US magazine.
I have to say overall this magazine was way more fun to read than most American fashion magazines. There were just tons and tons of photos -- eye candy for just about everything.