December 2008

Self Service

Les Editions / OFR

  • 30 Rue Beaurepaire

(707) 829-3110


Bi-Annually per year

Interested in a fashion magazine that provides innovative directions in trends and inspired styling, absent the filler articles on the latest cosmetic surgery advancements or romance horoscopes? If so, Self Service is for you. This publication gets right to the sartorial point, eschewing the fluff. Themes on individual designers and mens and womens fashion are presented from a conceptual perspective, and the magazine is largely pictorial, providing little in the way of text. Perfect for chic consumers of visual culture, each issue of Self Service contains:

  • Gorgeous fashion spreads by envelope-pushing photographers, including Terry Richardson, Juergen Teller, Paolo Roversi, Inez van Lamsweerde, and Vinoodh Matadin
  • Themed photo-stories on concepts such as attendees at a Cannes Film Festival party, or portraiture from a fictionalized Yves Saint Laurent marketing campaign
  • An interview feature titled “Conversations in Creative Processes and Social Change”, with participants as diverse as Courtney Love, Alber Elbaz, Wes Anderson, Giles Deacon, Dov Charney, Valerie Steele, and Corine Roitfeld

If youre looking for just the right image to spark your creative urges, researching fashion photography, or simply want to get down to the serious business of looking at clothes outside of the context of traditional fashion magazines, feast your eyes on Self Service.

Reviewer: Anna Wilcoxon, FIDM Library Staff Member