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Friday, April 24, 2009
Do You Buy Fashion Magazines?
Over the years I've had subscriptions to Women's Wear Daily, Vogue and Lucky and In Style. WWD was sort of a waste, so that wasn't renewed. The Lucky I had because Alex and I would look at it together and see what she liked and what we might buy, of course, as Cidell has pointed out the clothing got a bit too pricey. In Style, well that has so little fashion these days that it's not going to be renewed either. The Vogue I bought because at various times I enjoyed the articles and even the fashion. The last time I subscribed was a couple of years ago becasue it was a $12 special. I didn't renew. I buy the spring and fall issues of Vogue, Bazaar and Lucky. Lucky is a bit too young, but it actually shows clothing that you can see. Back to Vogue. I bought the April issue because of the cover. SHAPE ISSUE Fashion for every figure from size 0 to 20. I challenge you to find those fshions. Yes, they spotlight some women of different sizes, but clothing spreads? Not in my issue. They do have Beyonce on the cover and a fashion spread, but that's as close as they come to a non model. Yes, she's a curvy woman, but real life, I don't think so. I love fashion but there isn't a whole lot in the magazines that relates to my lifestyle. I am obviously not the target audience for the magazine or the fashions. How do you feel about fashion magazines? Do you buy them or just read them at the hairdressers?
I have been sewing since I was a teenager, mostly self taught. I sew for myself, with some some occasional sewing for my daughter. I love garment sewing and will only sew home dec if desperate. I love to cook and read and try to avoid cleaning as much as possible.