I haven't felt this inspired or attached to a publication since my Dad brought me a Neopets magazine back from America when I was about 10. I carried it around with me for almost a month until the pages started to tear and I decided it was better off kept in a safe place.
This is issue one of Bricks, an independent fashion photography and styling magazine with large, luxuriously thick pages. I picked this up on an impromptu trip to Brick Lane a few weeks back when I stumbled upon a newsagents filled with both international and independent fashion magazines.
Bricks is largely comprised of editorials put together by up-and-coming, self-supported creatives working in design, styling or photography. Each shoot is completely unique and I find the edginess and creative direction of each one so inspiring. This magazine provides a platform for those who are just starting to break in to the industry and as a result, these shoots really offer something different, and I think more creative, from your everyday fashion magazines. Looking through each editorial set just feels so refreshing.
I'll be starting a styling course in March (more on that coming soon!) so this magazine has been the perfect catalyst for my creativity. It's unusual for me to like every page of a publication, but I'm completely obsessed with Bricks and have flicked through it repeatedly since I bought it. I can't wait to see what their next issue brings!
Love Ellen xx