Vogue‘s September issue hits newsstands in the US today. But how achievable are its aspirational fashion recommendations? Last year we investigated by calculating the total cost of everything mentioned on the editorial pages of Vogue UK‘s September issue. As it turns out, a cool £638,713 would have bought you a full September issue wardrobe, while £3,654 would have covered the cost of just the ponchos.
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We scoured Vogue UK and GQ UK’s September issues to find out how much dedicated followers of fashion would have to spend to own everything mentioned on their editorial pages. As it turns out, slipping into the 51 dresses, seven pairs of socks, poncho and all other items featured in Vogue’s September issue would make ladies look a million dollars – literally. Men would need to spend a mere $741,219 – or £473,558 – to buy everything from September’s GQ, and that includes a rather snazzy BMW.
Four decades after Richard Nixon kicked the whole thing off, the ‘gate’ phenomenon reached its apogee with Andrew Mitchell’s ‘Gategate': we chart the biggest and best -gates for the last 40 years, from Sachs- and Squidgy- to Nipple- and Fajita-.
Taken from issue nine of Delayed Gratification (Oct-Dec 2012), available for purchase at the DG Shop.
In June 2011 we did a minute-by-minute breakdown on the subject matter of stories featured on the News at Ten. Official disclaimer: this infographic may make your eyes go wibbly.
Taken from issue three of Delayed Gratification (Apr-Jun 2011), available for purchase at the DG Shop.
February 2011: aided by social media tools, revolution is spreading across the Arab world, with Egypt at its heart. But what are people saying on Twitter? We map the most tweeted-about topic by country: Egypt gets a decent amount of coverage, but is pipped to the top spot in South America by the Brazilian version of ‘Big Brother’.
Taken from issue two of Delayed Gratification (Jan-Mar 2011), available for purchase at the DG Shop.
As Simon Cowell’s annual karaoke and oddball-baiting festival comes to an end, we review the media highs and lows. Any competition which legitimately generates the headline ‘Strop goes the Waissel’ can’t be wholly bad.
Taken from issue one of Delayed Gratification (Oct-Dec 2010), available for purchase at the DG Shop.
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