I think it is time for me to admit to you my obsession with magazines. It started when I was about 14. The glossy pages, the beautiful advertisements and fun layouts. It was an escape from suburban life, and something I studied more than my textbooks.
Although my love for magazines may sound well, crazy, I have noticed the differences and importance of each one. So in case you think all fashion/ girly magazines are the same here is a break down/list of their differences:
1)Lucky Magazine– Known for shopping, this magazine always comes with a bunch of stickers for you to save pages you like. It provides you with “Lucky Breaks” and discounts in the back. There is also a decent set of ideas for putting different outfits together.
2)Allure Magazine- My most recent obsession it is all about beauty and make-up. This is an interesting magazine because it can involve skin care and science which can end up being surprisingly really interesting.
3)Vogue- The fashion mecca of magazines. This is the grand mac-daddy of everything in the fashion world. Although extremely glamorous it can be rather pretentious sometimes. They assume you can afford things you clearly cannot. Usually great articles too. Although sometimes I really do not want to read about botox injections.
4)In-Style- This is a very celebrity driven fashion magazine. It will show outfits worn by the stars and then tell you how to get it for less. It keeps it real, and down to earth and is just really relaxing to look at. But if you love reading interesting articles this is not really the magazine for you. I recommend it for the beach!
5)Marie Claire- This happens to be a favorite of mine! Always has good articles and fashion. Their main focus is from the viewpoint of fashion, beauty, and career on a world wide level which can be really well awesome. They also always have quotes from young women in the street describing what they like most about themselves.Inspiring? …Yes!
6)Vanity Fair- This is for the fashion intellectual. Many articles in this fashion magazine are politically driven. They have fierce articles about old hollywood as well. The humor in this magazine is extremely satirical and it can almost feel like you are reading a newspaper.
Well these are my top six magazines, although the list of girly fashion magazines really can go on!
What I find most fun about magazines besides the obvious articles and fashion advice is the layout and the advertisements. These companies are spending millions of dollars on advertising in order to entice us to buy their merchandise. What makes us want to buy something and why? Is it simply because it looks pretty, or cool? Think about this stuff the next time you look at a magazine. What advertisements are you drawn to and why? Which ones don’t you like? and please feel free to make fun of them, that is half the fun!
I hope this inspires you to pick out the fashion magazine that best fits you! Have fun!