Sunday, July 7, 2013

What we are gonna lose of our Retro SL

SL vintage world is suffering a big loss in these days: after almost 6 years of glorious life, Retropolitan magazine does publish in July 2013 its last issue.

Phideaux Mayo, its tireless editor,  is a good friend to me: I shared with her wonderful moments working on my articles on the mag, or dancing at her lovely SIM or chatting with her at Flashmans, while petting her great bobtail Oscar. I won't criticize her statement of ending with the journal: I understand how hard the task is and how one needs to take a break after all that time. SL does change, our RLs do as well, and even good things have their end. By the way, I had also to live the closing of a beloved Italian magazine, Esselle Movie Magazine, where I worked as chief editor...
However, it's at the same time amazing and sad looking at the Retropolitan venue's walls, where more than 3 dozen of covers show their stunning retro fashion photos in the typical green mag's frame. I advise all vintage lovers to go there (it's at Vintage Retro, the beautiful SIM managed by Mila Eldman and Jo Yardley) and to spend a ridicolous amount (5 l$ each past issue) for getting a collection of issues that made Retro SL's history.

In the several issues of the magazine you'll find an almost day-by-day chronicle of the historical events, places, fashion and dreams of this crazy and fascinating past world: the best designer's clothes, the best games, cafes, buildings, furniture, peek out from every magazine's page.
Yesterday, I was talking with a friend who is a passionate vintage lover as well. Talking about Retropolitan, Zoe Fodiboo did ask: "Now where will we get our news for vintage SL?" It's the right question! We can't longer rely on our best advisor, and our only hope is that somebody will fill up the void Retropolitan leave in our SL and in our hearts.
Goodbye old, good RP!

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