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Enter to win the must-have fashion accessory of the year, The September Issue!

The September Issue is a documentary that chronicles the life of Anna Wintour, famed editor-in-chief of American Vogue, as she and her team create “the must-have Bible of fashion.” Her impeccable taste and fearless leadership has established her as one of the leading voices of style, yet it is her love for the art of fashion that has driven her to run one of America’s top magazine enterprises for over twenty years. The BurdaStyle community can certainly share in Anna’s sentiment.

Until February 10th, tell us why you love fashion and be entered to win a DVD of the The September Issue! Post your answer in the comments section below. The winning entry will be selected at random and announced on Thursday, February 11th.

Available as a two-disc “Double Issue” DVD containing extensive bonus materials, including over 90 minutes of never-before-seen deleted scenes, audio commentary with the director and a photo gallery, The September Issue will be hitting stands on February 23, 2010.

  • Connect to win on Twitter and Facebook too! Until February 10th, Send us a short answer on our Twitter page (be sure to include the tag “@BurdaStyle”) or Facebook fan page and be eligible to win! One winner will be selected on the site and another will be selected via Facebook or Twitter.

Good Luck!

- The BurdaStyle Team

*Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. For residents of the continental U.S. only.

A riveting behind-the-scenes look into the world of fashion, The September Issue debuts on DVD and digital download from Lionsgate. An intimate, funny and surprising look at Vogue’s legendary editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her team of larger-than-life editors, this is the captivating story of how they create the must-have Bible of fashion: The September Issue. Director RJ Cutler explores the untouchable glamour of Wintour’s Vogue to reveal the extraordinarily passionate people at its heart. Hailed as “highly entertaining” (Time Out New York), “completely addictive” (Salon.com), “a hurricane of fabulousness” (New York Magazine) and “dishy, glitzy, vibrant and sensationally fun” (Entertainment Weekly), The September Issue stars a who’s who of fashion, featuring unprecedented access into the hallways of Vogue magazine, along with fashion royalty like Oscar De La Renta, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Vera Wang, Thakoon, Karl Lagerfeld and more.

At the eye of this annual fashion hurricane is the two-decade relationship between Anna and Grace Coddington, incomparable Creative Director and fashion genius. Through them, we see close-up the delicate creative chemistry it takes to remain at the top of the fashion field. Now, with the biggest issue ever hanging in the balance, Anna and Grace confront the runways of Fashion Week, the backrooms of the world’s biggest designers, the high-stakes photo shoots – and each other – as the Vogue team scrambles to find the perfect look for each page of The September Issue. Cutler delivers a riveting look into the world of fashion that is as fun, fabulous and fast-paced as the world it captures.

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    Feb 11, 2010, 08.09 PMby suezanna

    I love fashion because I can explore and show different aspects of who I am, and I can enjoy creating something that is mine alone. I love seeing the changes in fashion that has been made since the 19th century, and I especially love the details in fashion in the early part of the 20th century. I just love watching old movies with such fashionable women in early films like Katherine Hepburn and Audry Hepburn. They were so fashionable and had style!

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    Feb 11, 2010, 01.43 AMby v-r

    Fashion is an art it is a different type of language. With its’ new inventions you create symphonies and every single piece incorporated in it is like a poem’s stanza. Fashion is a way to express your inner poetry. This is why I love fashion because it is true art, it is what YOU are.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 11.07 PMby evisann

    I don’t know much about fashion, but I do love the creative outlet it provides me with. I feel like fashion is a personal expression, like why people choose specific art and recive tattoos. I love the personal artistic feeling fashion gives people; it inspires people to create, to explore, to try new things, to share our passions and opinions with our friends, family and the world.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 10.57 PMby myladypatriot

    I’ve just recently gotten into fashion, but always loved clothing. For me it’s a creative outlet. I love drawing, sewing, and photography, and I’d love to combine them all into my own line one day! Jordan

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    Feb 10, 2010, 09.42 PMby desiwu

    Sunglasses in winter? Unless you’re out skiing or hiding, of course. Fashion is a way of expressing ourselves to the outside world and a reflection of our personal moods and aspirations. It affects our confidence levels and the way people react to us.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 09.13 PMby liola

    i looove fashion because it’s an amazing way to express your creativity, your mood, your personnality, your opinions. The best thing about it is that it is accessible to everyone. Anyone as a style ( even if you don’t like it).Every morning , I am an empty canvas and my clothes are my paint. Express yourself!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 05.55 PMby tvdesign

    Fashion grew out of a passion of designing everything. After my breast cancer ~ chemo treatments and all; I started designing purses, home decorations, and clothing instead of paper products. It has become a love and not just a whim. I fell in love with vogue patterns and love the detailing they have to offer and reuse them in many ways in my designs ; I take blouse details and use them in purses and in combination’s. I would love the September Issue of Vogue, and learn the life of a real fashion setter, Anna Wintour.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 05.45 PMby rachelily

    Fashion is like an art – but so much more than that at the same time. Like a sculpture, it is something you can touch and feel, is three-dimensional, slightly interactive. However, it transforms into a million opportunities the moment it is put on a body. From one person to another it is never the same thing, and this is why fashion is important and fascinating. The designer creates something, and the consumer keeps that creating process going.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 05.29 PMby kmmajerskycharternet

    Fashion is how we get to express ourselves. Today “anything goes” and it all works! Whether you are the schoolteacher or the fashionista secretary, we all have a style that we can claim as our own and be true to ourselves without hurting anyone! Enjoy life and dress the part!!!!!!!!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 05.18 PMby knuckleknuckle

    Fashion is a fun and ever-changing way of experimenting with how you look. The possibilities are endless, and I think that is why it is so appealing.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 05.17 PMby sewingsisterm

    fashion is and should be FUN!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 03.58 PMby wiberg2006

    I love fashion for myriad reasons; I love the design and construction processes, the fabrics (and the search for the right fabric), the touch and feel, and the mood and energy it creates.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 03.43 PMby amytom2003

    I myself am no fashionista but I love watching/seeing people who are-gives me all sorts of ideas to make on my own.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 12.59 PMby oddduck

    I’ve always followed fashion. It allows our creative fantasies to become realities, if only as long as we’re wearing it.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 12.06 PMby sherrey

    Fashion allows us to reinvent ourselves. A change to our outside image can drive a change to our amibitions, energy, self esteem and sense of our place in our own world. Life would be very dull without this constant update to the self that we present to the world

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    Feb 10, 2010, 12.02 PMby donas

    I deal in fashion since I was little.

    Now I am an artist of fashion … I live for creativity. breath every single idea that my mind meets




    touching the tissue.

    I could not live without.

    I would be soulless.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 10.37 AMby eurydice13

    Thumbs DOWN to US-only contests. Disappointed in you, Burda. I thought you were German.

    I love fashion because it allows me hide or reveal my mood and feelings, and because nothing can make you stand taller than the perfectly cut jacket or the flawlessly fitting evening gown. In the end, fashion is about making the best of what you have.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 10.28 AMby rventura

    Fashion is an art: for the ones that create fashion can be really a wonderful challenge and beautiful things come out from creative minds and hands. And for the users, it tells the world much about them, from the pieces they chose to wear, the colours, the combinations, all the inumerous possible ways to wear fashion. I love fashion, without it we would all be wearing the same and life would be much boring.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 08.14 AMby lustral

    i love fashion because it allows us to define and express who we are as individuals.


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    Feb 10, 2010, 08.12 AMby manee

    I’m french and I think the fashion is on the street . People make fashion and that inspire fashion creators .

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    Feb 10, 2010, 06.31 AMby ramsha

    I just think she has a lot of attitude, and in this business, I don’t think easy to survive without her amount of strength, determination and confidence. Fierce? I think so! The hard-headed fashion we’ve been turning toward in the latest seasons, with the sharp edges and the brilliance, I’m certain a lot of that move we can attribute to Wintour.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 06.14 AMby kbaymama

    Fashion is in ALASKA where you can wear cashmere with Xtra Tuffs but you can’t win this… :( Even though I’d love to do so!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 04.44 AMby marygreenfield

    I love fashion because it is inspiring. Fashion draws from other art forms for its inspiration. Reciprocally, artists in other forms draw from fashion for their inspiration. There is always something new to learn, to see, to make, and especially, to wear! (Or fantasize about wearing!)

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    Feb 10, 2010, 03.02 AMby love-the-klutz

    i love fashion because it is so diverse. people can really bond over clothes and also show off their individuality and spirit through what they wear.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 02.46 AMby natashare12

    I would really love this book!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 02.42 AMby michikohalili

    I don’t just love fashion… FASHION IS MY LIFE. I live and breathe it. My 9 to 5 job is in fashion. My side businesses are in fashion. Even my leisure time is all about fashion as I make it a point to only watch educational shows (no doomsday news shows please) and Project Runway, The Fashion Show and Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style are at the very top of my list. Fashion for me is the quintessential thread that links every person together whether you’re from Asia or Europe, middle class or elite… everyone where’s clothes and wants to look good in them.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 02.30 AMby jokittens

    I like to be “in the know” – what’s hot, what’s not. Beautiful clothes, accessories, jewelry – if I can’t have them, I want to look at them!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 02.22 AMby jpusel

    Fashion is a way to express your creativity

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    Feb 10, 2010, 01.43 AMby autonea

    Fashion is so personal and can be an art form (or not)

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