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I have been reading this magazine for quite a while now to see what the latest fashion is like. I do not normally shop and specifically purchase clothes that are in fashion (I buy what I like) but I like to read about them.
The magazine costs £1.70 and is weekly but I normally read everything in the magazine so I think it is worth the money. It is a little treat and I give myself the time to sit and read it.
I read the stories in there too but sometimes find myself saying 'I don't really care' or 'why should people need to know this' which is a little annoying but still doesn't stop me reading the articles.
The only part that I normally skip over is the part about the celebrities love lives as, to be honest, I really don't care what they are or are not doing with their love lives. It is their business and nobody else's in my opinion so I do not normally read that page. I also find that if I do read this page, I do not know the names of most of the 'celebrities' that are named there anyway.
I read the horoscopes at the back but normally find they are inaccurate and the things they say do not normally happen. This makes me laugh and want to read them more though as I want to know what is 'not' going to happen to me in the next week.
I really like Look magazine and will continue to purchase it in the shops every week. I will not get in on subscription though as I do not trust them to arrive on time or even at all as this has happened to me in the past. I am happy picking up the latest copy when I am in the shops.
I recommend this magazine to any young women who love to read about fashion and who want to know what is going to be the new clothing trends. It is a great read and gives you some clothing ideas sometimes too!
If you like fashion and gossip then this magazine is for you. I have only ever bought Look magazine on a few occasions, it is usually my sister who buys it and passes it on to me. I like the magazine, it is an okay read, but I would not go out of my way to buy it unless I saw something that caught my attention when flicking through in a shop. The magazine is basically mostly about fashion (as you may have got from the title) with a helping of celebrity gossip on the side. It's a great magazine if you are looking for style inspiration or are planning a clothes shop for the new season as it does highlight a lot of trends and being weekly it is very up to date. It highlights what celebs have been wearing and how and where you can get their look from. The magazine is a fair size (2nd May 2011 has 114 pages) however the content is picture heavy as expected in a fashion/beauty magazine barring a handful of articles such as reader stories that link in with celeb stories. In actual fact it could be described as a bit of a glorified catalogue because primarily it is advertising the clothes and accessories featured but for £1.70 I feel that it is a reasonable price to pay if you are 'into' fashion and like to keep up to date with new trends.
These days it is nice to be able to buy a magazine that not only has celebrity gossip, but actually has proper fashion in it. I find it difficult to go into a shop and be able to buy a reasonably priced magazine without a hefty price tag. The big glossy, more premium magazines are great to look at the glossy pages and the nice editorial shoots, but I find the designer clothes with massive price tags are totally out of my price range, so the cheaper, "trashier" (someone would say) magazines are much more my cup of tea and surprisingly have some great features which are much more suited to my tastes.
You can't really fault look magazines, it gets the perfect balance between celeb and fashion and beauty which other magazines just don't get which is what I love about it. In a way, you get what you pay for.
If you are looking for fancy editorial shoots, with great artistic angles this is perhaps not for you, but if you want a flick through a mag, Look magazine is a safe bet!
I love this magazine. In my opinion, it's the perfect balance between celeb gossip and fashion and beauty updates.
The first page in the magazine usually shows some celeb wearing what they call 'this weeks fashion moment'. This is then followed by contents, and then a double page spread titled 'we need it now!' displaying various products new to the market or something a celeb has been spotted wearing. It also tends to have a box displaying a new collection of make-up or a new clothing line.
Next is a few pages showing celebs at events, telling you what they're wearing and where to. The next quarter or so of the magazine shows 'fashion trends of the week' these are anything from shoes, jumpsuits and clutches to the coolest way to wear your item or the best new lipgloss colour.
Following this are usually 5 or 6 celeb headlines of the week. After this, there is a two page spread on celeb love lives; who's dating who, who's split up, who's got a baby on the way, new couples etc.
The rest of the magazine is filled with more fashion and beauty. Best bits include 'high street hottest' which shows up to 12 different high street stores and the best picks from their lines that week. As well as this, there is a couple of pages devoted to something called 'the test factor'. There are a panel of four judges, including looks beauty editor and three readers (they are different each week) who test out three different products, give them a rating out of five, and tell you what they thought of the product. I find these two things to be extremely helpful and are probably one of, if not the, best things about the magazine.
There are also interviews, articles on everything under the sun, horoscopes, features, promotions, travel pages, and competitions every week.
The fantastic thing about this magazine is the price- only £1:60. I think this is pretty reasonable compared to some of the other magazines out there.
If you hadn't already picked it up from my review, the magazine comes out weekly. If i had to write about something negative from this magazine, it would be the fact that the cover stars tend to be a bit repetitive. I've personally noticed that they seem to favour either Cheryl Cole, Angelina Jolie, or Jennifer Aniston. For example, Cheryl Cole was once on the cover four weeks in a row!
Apart from that, i think this magazine is absolutely fabulous, and will continue purchasing for the foreseeable future.
I like to look presentable in my clothes and wear a fairly up-to-date style, but I'm certainly no fashion diva. I'd rather spend my extra money on make-up and be more adventurous that way, so most fashion magazines don't appeal to me since they recommend brands that are costly and not sold in any stores near me.
Plus; Spending up to a fiver on magazines which feature 300+ pages of skinny models with scowls on their faces? Thanks, but no thanks. That's the main appeal of Look magazine for me. For only £1.60 a week I get the latest styles and early peeks at up coming collections, as well as the beauty trends, lighthearted gossip and inspiring true life stories.
This week's fashion moment: Is on the first page, before the contents.
It's usually dedicated too someone with a more unique sense of style like Florence or Lady GaGa.
We need it now; Notice board for the top new trends, must-have items and new collections arriving in the shops.
All the dresses; The best celebrity red-carpet dresses from various events all over the world.
It's usually half a dozen pages long, but if a major award ceremony has taken place, they dedicate a few more pages to it.
Fashion trends of the week; 20 or so pages showcasing the hottest skirt lengths, most up to date jewellery and what the celeb's are loving.
The Look Interview; They run one or two every issue, ranging from actor's with a new film out, popular singers, designers and models.
They just use snippets from other interviews though - They don't actually send reporters for one-on-one interviews.
Top stories of the week; Around 20 pages of lightwieght celebrity stories, usually things you'll have already heard, such as so and so's new diet, blah blah's latest plastic surgery of ho hum's secret boyfriend.
'National sweetheart' Chezza features heavily, which is annoying for people like me who can't stand her. Lady GaGa and Jennifer Aniston as also Look's favorites.
Love lives; 2 pages of who is hooking up and breaking up in celeb land.
Next big thing; A new feature. 4 pages of new faces in film and music. Also features any hot book releases and 'It' holiday destinations.
High street hottest; Has 'new instore' pieces from up to 20 of the UKs most popular stores. I love that it contains a range shops, from all price ranges; From cheap and cheerful Primark, to 3 figure 'classic' items from Coast.
The shops featured vary slightly from week to week, depending on what the Look editors think is the most appealing. Directly after this feature there's always a photospread focusing on one particular style e.g. 'Rock Chick'. The model is styled using high street stores.
The Look high street catwalk; New feature. Look did a catwalk show during London Fashion Week this year using high street clothes and it was so popular that they've a new section where they take 8 or so trends [Superbrights, 70s etc], then take catwalk style shots of models wearing several versions of the chosen themes [Girlie, smart, grown-up and edgy].
The idea is that you you will clearly see how clothes look on people as they move and will be inspired to mix and match things from different stores. Personally I don't really see any difference between this and the photoshoot section to be honest.
After the shoots the beauty section begins.
The opening articles varies between make-up, hair and skincare features. The opening feature varies between 2 to 6 pages.
Beauty trends of the week: 6 pages of the latest trends in make-up, hair and skincare, how to's, newly released products worth looking out for and if their are any worthwhile gifts-with-purchases on brands Look will let you know.
The test factor; 3 different beauty products are put to test by readers, each product is split between 4 brands to see which is better.
I don't pay any attention to this any more, I suspect that the 'winners'
have just paid for it, as I used to try many of the winning products and didn't like any of them.
Look likes to print between 2 and 6 life stories every issue.
They keep their stories inspiration, for example women who've built their own businesses, dedicated their lives to charity or overcome ill health and other adversaries. Sometimes they write reports on women's issues in third world countries, to spread awareness and support.
Look magazine will cost you £1.60 and can be bought from practically all newsagents, garages, spars and supermarkets.
According to the top of the front cover it is 'Britain's Best Selling Fashion Weekly'. It is a very popular glossy fashion magazine, it has got some celebrity gossip pages in the front, celebrity interviews, for example this week there is an interview with Sarah Harding, there is a problems section 'The Life Consultancy' but mostly there is just pages and pages of fashion. And of course there is adverts on practically every other page.
The reason I bought Look magazine this week is because I felt like reading about all the latest fashions. Sometimes I feel like reading about celebrity gossip, in that case I will go for a celeb magazine like heat. Sometimes I feel like reading about all kinds of different things, in that case I will go for something like Glamour. But whenever I feel like reading about fashion then Look is the magazine I will always go for.
But the great thing is that there isn't just pages of fashion, as well as all the clothes you could wish to see, there is all the latest celebrity gossip like who's getting together this month, who's just moved into a £2.6m house (Hilary Duff), who's postponed their wedding... again (Joel Madden and Nicole Richie). So there is something to read about as well as fashion to look at.
The magazine is great but there is a disadvantage for me: the adverts. It's the same with every magazine you can find but I still find it really annoying. It means when you pick up a thick magazine expecting it to last you ages as you read all of it, it will only really last you a couple of hours reading time because most of the thickness is made of adverts.
Overall I would recommend this magazine as it is one of my favourites. The fashion in it is actually affordable so that's an advantage for me. I love reading this every now and again, although I think I might get bored of it if I had to read it weekly. All in all though, not a bad magazine and I would rate it 4/5.
Look magazine is britain's best selling fashion magazine at the moment and has a great mixture in the contents from fashion trends to celeb gossip and great health and beauty advice. Perfect for your everyday life and a great read!
This has 114 pages of glossy heaven it really packs alot into one magazine I enjoy reading whats in and whats out.
Plus the lastest gossip from the celeb world and what I can buy for a skin problem or make up bag.
You can usually pick this up for £1.60 that is the set price anymore and I would say that it would be slightly scandlalous.
In the back of the magazine it has The Look directory with different companies advertising their services websites and offers. Which is a great credit to the magazine because I love getting links for new fashion websites. I often like flicking through this magazine to get to the celeb's clothing area what they are wearing at the moment. Some of the dresses the stars are wearing are so gorgeous you think I will never be able to buy that but Look give you lovely cheaper versions which are pretty close. Everything from cheyrl coles new jeans to beyonces new frock they have got it in Look.
I dont believe everything I read in this magazine as somtimes editors dont always have the full facts on stories but I mostly like it for trends and my own fashion idea's. It will more than often have a two or three page spread on a scandle of a pop star and regular interviews with the popular celeb.
Every 2 weeks there is a new Look out in shops and each one is filled with everything a girl or guy could want. It also has a few real life stories from peoples bad or good experiences or shocking events that may have happend to them with a good ending usually. Also good causes are well noted in here such as charities, fund raising events and knowledge of things that are happening in the world. So its not completely ignoring the rest of life and focusing on fashion it has abit of everything.
I like good compitions and this book has some great ones from high street vouchers you can win or concert tickets but text rates me be high so beware! Its not all about one sterio type womans size it has different sizes plus in a few issues Gok Wan offers a helping hand and I do think that his ideas are great and confidence boosting!
You can pick this magazine up in almost every news agents or supermarket and even if you cant afford £1.60 every two weeks the fashion and gossip keep you reading for weeks!
Look is my favourite magazine as it has a lot of high street clothing and beauty.
Look is a glossy magazine that contains approx. one hundred and twenty two pages. There is a celeb on the cover and a gossip article about them and other celebrites inside (is it just me, or does Cheryl Cole seem to be on the cover on every other issue of Look?!) It also says at the top that it is Britain's Best-Selling Fashion Weekly. I'm not surprised, as it is a very good magazine.
The first few pages show female celebrities wearing outfits on the red carpet. I like these pages as the outfits can be quite extrvangant! For the next forty pages or so it's all celeb interviews an gossip, then comes the fashion. Look puts 'Fashion Trends of the Week' as a title and I think this is quite bad as it's like Look is expcting you to go out and buy a new wordrobe every week! Anyway, I just buy the clothes that I like and that are good value. There are also beauty pages which show current beauty trends and I also just buy what's good value and suits my taste. At the end of the magazine are film, TV and book reviews, two problem pages and a horosope page. On the last page is a set of acessories with a theme to them.
Look costs £1.60, which is an excellent price for such a good fashion, beauty and celebrity magazine with plenty of pages inside.
I really do like this magazine. As a big fan of Vogue but without the pocket to afford designer I find that Look has a lot of the high fashion trends but high street examples at prices I can afford!
The magazine is (I think) £1.60 and is issued fortnightly. Every fortnight it is full of fashion and beauty tips and guidance. There's a section in every issue showing what's hot on the high street right now and shows you a small collection (maybe 5 pieces) from the top high street stores.
It is also good for the articles that show you the original catwalk piece, the high end budget piece and the more affordable piece as they appreciate that not all of us fashion lovers can afford to head to the designers all the time.
It keeps "gossip" articles to a minimum which really pleases me as I have no interest in knowing who's been doing what, where and who with. I buy the magazine purely based on the knowledge that it will give me a fortnightly fix of fashion! Although I won't lie it does have some of these articles towards the beginning of the magazine.
The only downside I can think of is that because it shows you the affordable items and where to get them from I find myself shopping a lot more than I do after reading Vogue!
So if you're like me and in to fashion but want to know about the affordable not just the catwalks then Look is definitely for you. However, if you're someone who likes the gossip glossy's and want to find out all about Katie Price and the likes then this probably isn't the mag for you.
I first came across Look magazine a few months back ; I was in my local newsagents looking for a magazine , one that I hadn't already got , when I noticed a glossy magazine called 'Look'. On first impression , the magazine reminded me a bit like one of my favourite magazines More , and so basing my decision on this , I went ahead and bought an issue for £1.60 , which I think is fairly reasonable.
The magazine's main focus is celebrity gossip and fashion. I for one ,am not a big fan of fashion. Of course if I like a certain style of top that is in fashion for example , then I will go ahead and buy it , although I am certainly not someone who eagerly awaits to see what next season's look is , although I can honestly say that with this magazine , the fashion parts of it , do seem to interest me despire the fact that there is an absolute lot of them . I think the main reason for this is the fact that it's fashion articles are short and sweet and don't 'drag on and on' like magazines such as Marie Claire do. Although , having said that , a lot of the pages , I end up skipping becaue they have behind the scenes footage at the latest fashion catwalk , and so that just bores me. Something which I think is good is that there is a fashion article , where the magazine picks out around four or five items from each shop which make up an outfit. For example , they will pick a dress , bag and shoes from Primark or a shirt , shorts and bag from Debenhams , although I myself never follow the guides. Although having said that , if I do like a particular top , then I will look out for it when I go shopping. Another good point is that the fashion features is ALWAYS affordable which is good news for those of us watching the pennies.
One of my favourite sections , is of course , the celebrity gossip. I like the fact that the articles are quite different and instead of one long story that becomes one boring story , it uses lots of pictures and different ways of getting the points across without it seeming like an essay. For example , the issue I have infront of me , is the most recent , and the main celebrity story is regarding Cheryl and Ashley Cole's marriage. There is a small section of the latest news , but then the article is accompanied with photos of their relationship , from when they met , to their wedding , to when Ashley cheated the first time , until now , etc , as well as a table with the story from Cheryl's point of view , in terms of how the split will affect her , and also from Ashley's point of view. I find this way of informing the reader to be interesting as it keeps the reader focused.
As well as featuring celebrities , the magazine also lightly focuses on 'real people' too , although , as you may know from my other magazine reviews , I am not too big of a fan of 'real life stories' as they tend to be dramatic and end up scaring me , but with the stories in this magazine , they're short and simple and get to the point. I also like how they run real life stories as part of a bunch of similar stories , such as 'We Save Lives In Our Spare Time' , which consists of four women , each doing their bit to save others , such as giving blood ,and being a counseller on the end of a helpline. I like how the stories are always positive , and rather than just be based on a 'miracle' story , they are in fact stories which everyone can relate to. By this I mean , it teaches us all that by doing little things , we too can help save lives.
I especially love reading the 'travel' bits as they focus on a location such as a 'hotel and spa' or an exotic location. Even if I don't intend on going to the mentioned place , I still love daydreaming about visiting that particular beach just like the celebrities who visit the places.
For those of you who like to be kept up to date with your entertainment, towards the end of the magazine is a page dedicated to entertainment , with a list and reviews of all the latest top tv , films ,DVDs and Music , something I like to keep an eye on , especially if there's a film or album I may be interested in.
For me , one of the best bits is the horoscopes. I loved having a look at what 'my-week-ahead' is looking like ,especially as it tells you your bit , and then has a 'Lookout' bit at the bottom of your sign which says something like 'A favourite song brings you good luck'. Even if they aren't acurate , at least they give you something to look forward to or look out for.
Although I do enjoy this magazine , epsecially the celeb stories , travel , horoscopes and some fashion bits , although it is not a magazine which I woul buy every single week . Yes it interests me , although somehow I feel that there is perhaps a little too much fashion for my liking , unless of course you love fashion. Despite this minor criticism , it certainly isn't enought to put me off the magazine as a whole , however I think I will stick to More magazine as my weekly magazine , and buy Look just as an occasional treat.
Thanks for reading
March 10th 2010
xd-o-n-zx (also posted on ciao under xdonzx)
I found a pile of magazines lying on a desk at work so decided to read some to pass the time.
Look magazine was on the top of the pile and is described as having "more fashion than any other weekly." The issue that I read had a lovely picture of Cheryl Cole on the front but the bit that caught my eye was the super sexy outfits for every size headline. I was impressed that they are not just catering for size 10s and below like most magazines. This issue of the magazine was £2 which I thought was quite expensive for a weekly magazine.
There was an article in it that involved soap actresses being turned into Moulin Rouge style show girls. I have to say that the girls looked stunning and not tacky at all which I was pleased about. The celebrity articles were quite interesting. As I have said in previous reviews I am not really intrested in the fashion pages but the clothes did go from sizes 6 to 18 so covered most women. I would have liked to have seen what they looked like on a person rather than just pictures of the clothes themselves though.
I actually quite enjoyed this magazine which surprised me but I wouldn't go out and buy it.
I especially like look magazine because I like the layout; it is comprehensive, colorful and entertaining. It has segments about real life situations, beauty/hair/skin products, celebrity outfits and gossip! It keeps you up to date with the latest trends and the latest celebrity news and gossip. And in my opinion the images in the magazine are also of a high quality, which is really good if you like a hairstyle in it and want to show your hairdresser.
It also has a section about the latest fashion and it has various clothing items from shoes to dresses and it states next to the item where you can buy it from and how much it costs - so you can find the bet price! Also at the back of the magazine there is a store/shop directory which advertises different online shops. They also have a section about beauty items which changes each week and it has reviews from the beauty editor and readers about new products - again so you can compare and review items so you can get the best price! They also have a really good feature which is that they show a picture of celebrities and then the either show the product they were wearing and how much it is or they show you a cheaper, but similar version from the high street!
Another thing I like about look magazine is that... it is only £1.50 - £1.80! And it comes out each week instead of other magazines like Elle which are only out each month. An entertaining and cheap magazine. It also keeps you up to date with the clothing, hair and beauty trends of the season! And they have bumper packs/ special editions, like at christmas.
They also have a website to keep you up to date and entertained until the next issue!
*Lots of information and tips
*Has reviews of products
*It comes out every week
*High quality images
*Real life stories
*Up to date trends
Thank you for reading my review
Ooooh how I love LOOK magazine! It is definitely my favourite at the moment, it is my little treat each week and I look forward to it every time.
Described as 'Britain's Best-Selling Fashion Weekly' LOOK magazine is concentrated on fashion (obviously) but with a few celebrity articles and real life stories thrown in for good measure.
The general layout of the magazine is the same from week to week.
It begins with a 'This week we need...' section which shows a few items of clothing/shoes etc.
Next there will be a few pages dedicated to showing the most recent big events e.g. the Oscars and what the celebs were wearing.
Some celeb stories and interviews will follow, with Cheryl Cole featuring pretty much every week at the minute. A lowdown on who's dating who, who's pregnant etc.
Next big section is 'Fashion Trends of the Week' which provides ideas for keeping up with fashion without breaking the bank.
Real Life Stories will follow, these are normally interesting and current, for example interviewing ladies in deprived/ disaster stricken countries.
My favourite section is next 'High Street Hottest' which picks a few key pieces from several high street stores, the best thing here is that all of the things are affordable . Be warned though, it may prompt a shopping spree when you've just got to have that item!
Several more pages of affordable fashion and beauty advice will follow, there is an especially great section called the 'test factor' where beauty products are reviewed by readers and experts.
A few pages of 'Life Consultancy' advice, TV, Film and Music Reviews and horoscopes are among the other things that you will find in this magazine.
Priced at £1.60, I would recommend this magazine for all fashion-interested women from teens upwards.
LOOK magazine is a fantastic weekly magazine with fashion, gossip and real life stories.
I suppose your choice of magazine should contain the features that you really enjoy. For me, I love the fashion pages and a bit of celebrity gossip is a guilty pleasure. Therefore LOOK is perfect.
The majority of the magazine is fashion and beauty. This includes "High Street Hottest" which is a breakdown of the best items available at the most popular high street shops that week. Some of these can even be bought through the LOOK website. Other sections include pictures of celebrities wearing items from our favourite high street brands and credit crunch chic which showcases affordable items.
Don't get me wrong - I do love the glossy magazines like Vogue but it does get depressing lusting over items that I will never be able to afford. LOOK provides the latest fashion trends at an affordable price.
There is also the celebrity section with gossip articles and celebrity interviews. The real life section includes some real life stories and of course there is horoscopes, reviews and a problem page.
This is a new-ish fashion weekly magazine which I believe covers absolutely everthing as is really good.
The magazine contains the following:-
- Fashion & Beauty
- Real Life
It is laid out very good and each section contains the following:-
Fashion & Beauty:
- This Week We Need = contains all the up to the minute trend and baragains new this week
- All The Dresses = contains pictures of celeb dresses on the red carpet
- All the latest fashion trends and tips on how to wear them
- Fashion photoshoots in various different locations
- High Street Hottest = usually covers about 12 different high street shops pictures on the new in and lust after items
- Credit Crunch Chic = ideas for items under £10, £20 and £25
- Beauty trends and photoshoots
- Test Factor = Editor and 3 readers test the latest beauty products
- Hair trends and ideas
- Accessory Addict = last page has a collection of accessories in the same 'in' colours
- Latest celeb gossip
- Love Lives = who's hot and who's not
- Celebs Wear High Street Too = pictures of celebs in lastest high street trends and information to buy them
- Two real life stories every week covering worldwide topics
Along with all of the above every week there is a Life Consultancy page were readers problems are answered, arranged in topics such as 'Life, Health, Sex, etc'. Also reviews on latest films, DVD, TV, music and books. Latest there is also the weekly horoscopes and stocklists for information on where to get anything seen in the magazine.
I really like this fashion weekly as I believe it has everything you could ask for in a magazine and would definitely be my first choice at the magazine shelfs. It also sometimes contains discounts for online/high street shops.