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Member Name: wendz86
Advantages: Interesting and intelligent articles, lots of fashion
Disadvantages: A Heavy read , can't afford anything in it!
Grazia is a magazine that I have been buying more recently. It has been around for a couple of years now and is a more classy celebrity and fashion magazine.
Grazia is a weekly magazine that currently costs around £1.95 a week. Sometimes they have a voucher inside to get money off the next issue which is good. It comes out on a Monday but should be available to buy all week.
You can tell that Grazia is a bit more classy than your normal celebrity magazine instantly looking at the front cover. There is usually a picture of a celebrity, but this will be a celebrity looking galamorous rather than looking bad. The writing is usually all themed around a colour which is used all over this cover. This gives it a nice sophisticated look. Like other magazines with fashion in them it usually has some pictures of some of the items of clothings it has within it. It also states some of the main stories on the cover so you know what is inside the magazine. The cover looks really glossy and glamorous and does attract you to the magazine.
Inside the contents are split into sections including news, features, fashion, health and beauty, living, culture and letters. As you can see from this list the magazine has got lots of different areas of interest in it so there is bound to be a section you want to read. It then tells you where you can find each article.
The paper inside the magazine is different from other magazines as it is a bit more matte instead of the shiny paper normally used. Again I think this makes the magazine feel more classy and looks more expensive.
The articles in Grazia tend to be more lengthy than your average celebrity magazine. They are written more in a newspaper column style rather than just a short statement. It makes Grazia a bit more of a read amd you can get into the stories more. They have stories about celebrities and also real people. These stories tend to be fairly serious and there are not loads of stories about so and so losing weight or gaining weight etc. I do like this as I feel that you are getting stories that you wouldn't get in other magazines. They also have stories on serious issues such as rape, domestic violence and charity work. These make the magazine much more intellectual and these articles are very factual and can teach you about issues you may not know much about.
The fashion in this magazine is quite high end. I don't think I can afford most things they have in this magazine but it does make it very aspirational. I enjoy looking at all the items and seeing what I would have if I had the money. For people who do actually have the money I am sure the magazine is very helpful in helping them choose items. It shows all the latest trends so even if you can't afford the designer version you could try and find a high street copy cat version that you could buy. A lot of the magazine is based around fashion so I would say if you weren't interested in fashion this magazine may not be for you.
As well as fashion there is a health and beauty section. Again the items here are quite high end and not always affordable. It does though help you with learning how to achieve certain looks.
Other parts of the magazine include a lifestyle type section. This includes articles like where to go on holiday, which restaurants to eat at etc. It also has a recipe that you can try and make if you want to. There is a letters page where people can write in and say what they think about articles that they have read in the magazine. This is one of my favourite pages as I like to read about peoples personal opinions.
Grazia can be quite heavy so if you are looking for a light read I would go for another magazine. It is heavily fashion based so is great for any fashionistas out there. The articles are cleverly written and normally provoke thought. For the price of just under £2 I think it is great value for money and it is an enjoyable magazine.
Summary: A slightly more classier celeb magazine
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