Magazine wise these two are the current obsession:
X Magazine is basically the weekly X Factor magazine. It shouldn't work but it does, in spades. It goes into all the gory detail on each week's show, has a lively fashion section but it's the pop music writing and humour that is the selling point. It's a music mag for people who want to hear the latest on pop with no snobby music journos getting in the way. It's been a joy to read every week and having just found out it's folding with this week's issue I am a tad upset.
i-D is obviously a bit of an institution but one I've only come to enjoy in recent months. It's a big, ridiculous fashion title that is filled to the brim with ideas. What I love about i-D is how it mixes high concept photo shoots, oodles of cool creative types but ultimately has an accessible, unpretentious air that makes the content some ten times more enjoyable than your usual po-faced fashion title.
I also divide my reading time across the year between Rolling Stone, Hot Press, Elle (UK + US), Glamour (UK) and my all time Irish fave Stellar. I'm actually mentioned in the new issue of Stellar, on sale this week and to say I'm excited would be an understatement.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to have a bit of a cry about X Mag closing. Why is life so unfair?!?