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Vogue September Issue — My take focusing on Marissa Mayer

I have always loved Vogue‘s September Issue.  I remember being in middle school and  so excited to open up the mailbox and see the big, heavy, glossy magazine waiting for me. I’d devour the articles that took me to faraway places, rip out the pages of amazing fashion, and be inspired by people that were changing the world.  Fast forward twenty years and  I start scouting out the grocery store in mid August waiting for the huge magazine to hit the shelves.  As I picked it up, there were over 900 pages with a lot of beautiful fashion, amazing new products, and interesting people.

 Speaking of these interesting people, one of the articles  I was excited to read was the article about Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo.  I mean she is 37 years old, who is a mom, wife, CEO, and busy.  She is a fascinating subject.

This is her spread shot, it drew criticism in the media but I think  its great.
Here are some of my favorite takeaways from the article:
She loves numbers, and by loves I mean LOVES.  Twelve is her lucky number and she loves it because it is so divisible.  She prefers even numbers to odd numbers.  
She adores her Oscar de la Renta Cartigan “This cashmere bolero is her work uniform — she has the same one in ivory, navy, black hot pink, teal, red and royal blue, and adds new colors every season.”
The stock price of Yahoo is up almost 60 percent since Mayer joined.
“Her taste runs to the brightly colored aren lighthearted —“happy art,” she calls it — like the plate-mounted Jeff Koons balloon dogs in her airy kitchen and the Roy Lichtenstein print in the front hall of her cheerful, comfortable, but not especially grand Craftsman-style house.”
From Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective from the Art Institute of Chicago
image via Art Institute of Chicago

“Elephant” by Jeff Koons
 image from Jeff Koons Website
“My mom [Mayer saying] will say she set out to overstimulate me — surround me with way too many things and let me pick.  As a result, I’ve always been a multitasker; I’ve always liked a lot of variety.”
“I didn’t set out to be at the top of technology companies,” she insists.  “I’m just geeky and shy and I like to code.”
via Vogue Haute Tech In March 2012, while still at Google, Mayer makes an
entrance in Marchesa at a San Francisco gala.

There are so many more interesting articles including fashion in the fall, Jennifer Lawrence interview, and an amazing wedding profile.  So go run, get yourself a copy of the September Vogue.  You will learn something, I promise.

Dashing – xoxo 
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