Sunday, September 26, 2010
Martha Stewart Does Halloween Dammit!
I'll be honest, I'm not a big fan of Martha Stewart. I think the woman seriously needs to get fucked. That being said, I still cannot help myself every Halloween but let her profit from me one time a year when I purchase the October issue of her magazine. It's a guilty pleasure and other than her putting her stiffened face in every photo, I appreciate the creativity her grunts (who do all the work) put into the issue. If you want to look back at the past 10 years of these fantastic issues look here.
To me, it isn't October until I have a copy of this in my paws and I have the time and space to really study it. The photography is beautiful, the sets amazing, and the ideas innovative. One particular issue was my favorite of all time: 2005, "Magical Moments." It was filled with very traditional New England feeling Halloween ideas and images, rather organic, spotted gourds, creative Halloween party ideas, creepy witches and black cats. This year's issue is a collector's one for being the 10th issue. I don't give a frig about collector status, I will wear this magazine down to a nub over the years. Each September, I spread the magazines out on the coffee table and relive the amazing ideas. If you want to be inspired for Halloween, steeped in the traditional mood of it, inspired to give a party, then keep the ice princess in business and let her profit from you buying an issue. I hate to encourage her to continue her stilted TV show and her obnoxious and contrived dialect on the air, but damn! So long as she makes these magazines, I'll hope she stays out of jail next October and the next October and the next October....
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