A Diamond’s Eye View of the World

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Palestine in vogue

Posted by adiamondinsunlight on July 24, 2008

In addition to books like Sami and the Time of the Troubles, which I mentioned yesterday, the magic boxes that my parents sent earlier this week also contained six months’ worth of magazines.

I love magazines. Well, not all magazines – I can do without the celebrity-chasing ones. But food magazines, travel magazines, and fashion magazines are all guilty pleasures – as in, I feel a bit guilty reading them rather than more substantive fare, but the pleasures are totally worth it.

The April 2008 Vogue included a feature on local beauty products from around the world, including a mention of olive oil from Palestine:

Woo-hoo Vogue! Its been my favorite fashion magazine since I was 13 and stumbled across old copies in my aunt Sparkle’s living room. I love the elegance of the clothing it showcases and the quality of the writing in its articles.

And I love its “fashion forward” matter-of-fact recognition of Palestine, too.


3 Responses to “Palestine in vogue”

  1. A tip of the hat to Vogue!


  2. intlxpatr said

    Ummm. . . . how about the articles on liposuction of the knees and underarms? I bought that issue, loved the mention of Palestianian olive oil.

  3. Thanks, ATW!

    Khalti, I thought the underarm article was a hoot. As for the knee-lift article – it was too much for me. I got through two paragraphs and just thought: “this is too weird”.

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