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Paul (the hubby) was travelling back down the M1 when I received a phone call from him. ?I need a drink but I?ve only got my credit card. Do you want a magazine?? ?Yeah OK ? you know the kind I like ? She, New Woman, Eve, something like that? Well being a man who knows his place and not wanting to make the wrong decision he bought all 3 for me. New Woman used to be by far my favourite magazine. It was always the one I would choose off a newsagent?s shelf as it had a nice balance of humour and real life stories that I was interested in reading. In fact I used to read it like a book from cover to cover, folding over the corner of the page I had reached so I didn?t miss a single word. However, it?s had a bit of a revamp. The New Woman headline on the front cover has been changed from a sophisticated two colour affair to a tacky looking multicoloured style and unfortunately the rest of the magazine seems to have followed suit. The contents are split up into 8 sections ? Cover Stories, What A Girl Wants, Fast Fixes, Features, Fashion & Beauty, Health, Holiday & Homes and Regulars. ~ ~ ~ Cover Stories ~ ~ ~ As you might guess this gives a rundown of the stories that made it onto the front cover ? the ones that probably made you pick up the magazine in the first place. There were some interesting features highlighted including ?I was the Camden Rippers next victim? and ?Trapped in a car wreck and about to give birth.? Cover girl for this issue (March 2004) was Jennifer Aniston and inside there is an interview with her finding out what she plans to do now Friends has finished. To be fair, the above three articles were well written and made for an enjoyable read. T
he trouble is that?s where the interest for me finished. ~ ~ ~ What A Girl Wants ~ ~ ~ This is an addition to the magazine since I last read a copy and quite frankly I don?t know why they bothered. It looks like it has replaced a section that used to be called ?You?re Great You Are? which featured the inspirational stories of four women. This new section is much more frivolous and is basically several pages of fashion, make-up, fashion, make-up, fashion? you get the idea. Pages and pages of photos of fashion and make-up with very little to read has never interested me and unfortunately it seems to be the way this magazine has gone. ~ ~ ~ Fast Fixes ~ ~ ~ This part features readers problems and is split into 9 question and answer sections ? astro, beauty, cash, diet, fashion, homes, love, men and work ? although only about six of these are chosen each issue. The problem letters appear to have taken somewhat of a back seat too. There are actually only 12 problems answered which is more than a lot of magazines squeeze onto a problem page but these 12 letters are answered over a space of 12 pages. The rest of the space is filled with adverts, ?fun? facts, celebrity gossip and the like. And the ?astro? problem is a question about whether the reader (a Taurus) will ever get on with her new boss (an Aries). I always thought part of the reason for problem pages was to help others in similar situations but when I read that, my immediate reaction was ?Who cares?? Following on from the much slimmed down problem pages is Celebrity Spy, another new addition since I last read New Woman. If you enjoy magazines such as Now and Closer then this is the kind of section that would interest you. But I feel that if that?s the kind of thing you want to read about then you?d buy that type of mag
azine. In New Woman it was another 11 pages that I merely skimmed. There was practically nothing worth reading in the section and the majority of the ?journalism? was made up with photos. ~ ~ ~ Features ~ ~ ~ Finally we get onto something worth reading ? the articles. These included the cover stories mentioned earlier and 2 or 3 other interesting reports. The features in this issue included How To Get A Whopping Pay Rise, How Normal Is Your Sex Life? and What It Feels To Be A Playboy Playmate. These made for OK reading but I couldn?t help feeling like I was reading sensationalist tabloid type journalism. ~ ~ ~ Fashion & Beauty ~ ~ ~ The next nearly 60 pages were devoted to my least favourite part of any magazine ? fashion and beauty. I?ve never been interested in looking at page after page of clothes I wouldn?t buy even if money was no object. Now I know this is probably a personal thing and there are loads of you out there that love the fashion pages in magazines but they always have and always will bore me rigid. And again there are plenty of magazines out there which are devoted to fashion and beauty. I?ve always bought New Woman for the quality of articles so this really disappointed me. ~ ~ ~ Health ~ ~ ~ The health section was quite small and didn?t really feature anything new or different that I hadn?t read before ? did you know smoking is bad for you? apparently! ~ ~ ~ Holiday & Homes ~ ~ ~ The last section featured short breaks and reports of holidays taken by the readers. This issue highlighted holidays that had changed the lives of several women and was quite an interesting read. The ?Homes? part consisted of 2 pages of photos of shoddy items that probably woul
dn?t make it through the front door of most people?s homes. ~ ~ ~ Regulars ~ ~ ~ These are dotted throughout the magazine and include the letters page, Cringe ? a letters page which details embarrassing moments sent in by readers. These used to be funny but in this issue I found some of them a little far-fetched which took away the humour. Also there's the stars for the month and a page called ?Out Of The Closet? which shows various celebs in little black dresses. Again at the back of New Woman there used to be ?The Interesting Bit At The Back? which did exactly what it said on the tin! Now they?ve gone for the cheaper, tackier option of printing well used photos of celebrities. ~ ~ ~ Overall ~ ~ ~ As you may have guessed I was disappointed with this issue of New Woman. I don?t know whether it?s the changes that have been made to the magazine or whether I?ve changed in what I want from a magazine. I suspect it?s a bit of both. But on more than one occasion in the past I have been close to subscribing to New Woman as it really was one of my favourites. To be honest I was relieved to get to the end of this issue. My general impression is that they?ve lost direction and are not sure what kind of audience they want to appeal to. They have tried to mix elements of lots of other magazines available and the end result is a mish-mash of not very appealing reading. It certainly won?t be my first choice of magazine in the future. Both She and Eve, which Paul also bought, had far more to offer and I?d much rather spend my hard earned cash on either of those. ~ ~ ~ Details ~ ~ ~ New Woman Price: £2.70 monthly Web: www.newwoman.co.uk Audience: late teens to mid 20s Availability: widely avai
lable in most newsagents and can be found among the women?s monthly glossies.
I love to read magazines and usually buy More and Real. For a change I thought I would try a different magazine, and decided to try New Woman. Obviously it is aimed at women, but you men can read it too if you want to. The magazine comes out monthly and costs £2.60 which is not a bad price to pay every 4 weeks. I actually bought the first one I got in Ibiza so ended up paying double the price for it. Features - There are celebrity spy's where you get information about all the celebrities. This is good for people that like gossip. Also covers different stories on real life people. Some of the features in the August edition include "I now pronounce you mr and mrs jinx". This is a story of one honeymoon and 7 disasters. Another feature is "The whole hotel burned down - except for room 327". These are all spooky holiday stories. Bloke - This covers everything about blokes. Lots of topless men to stare at, blokes tell us what is in their speedos and ways to get your money's worth out of your bloke. New Fashion - This covers everything you need to know about the latest fashion. See what you can buy for under £100, designer clothes for you and your kids. New Beauty - This covers make-up and colours to buy. It also covers perfume and hair accessories. New Body - This covers how to lie on a beach and hide your wobbly bits, and how to join the mile high club and reasons why you have missed your period and you are not pregnant. New Stuff - This includes films, television programmes, books, video's and music. Regulars - These are what you what find in the magazine every month. These include problem pages, editors welcome, lunch break, debate, star signs, stockists and out of the closet. There are 242 pages to look through and read, so it is definitely worth the money. The front page of the magazine is glossy. It features a woman and titles of some of the sto
ries that you will find in the magazine. It is not an eye catching cover to look at, as it is quite cluttered really. The August issue there was a free book worth £5.99. This is the main reason why I decided to buy the magazine. Now that I have read it though, it is definitely one I will be buying every month. The free book that came with it is called "Pastures Nouveaux" by Wendy Holden. The downside to New Woman is that there are loads of advertisements, which I usually just skip through anyway. I think this magazine is just like one called "Company", so if you have read that, then you will know what this is like. You can subscribe for £12.50 for 6 months, but I will just buy it from the shops for now. They have a website that you can check out at www.newwoman.co.uk I have not checked it out yet though as it takes me long enough to read the magazine. I recommend this magazine to anyone who loves reading!!
As I'm studying a degree in journalism, it would be my dream to work for a magazine like New Woman. I would love it. For once a glossy magazine has got the balance of (what I think) women want just right. I cannot stand the mags that go on about sex, sex, sex; or constant celeb drivel; or have stick thin models as idols. It gets too boring. For once, a glossy mag offers inspiration. Other mags seem to go on about how you should stay single until as late as possible, leaving the really boring things like men, marriage, kids and career until last minute. As a singleton (who wishes to be a smug married some time!), I have found a mag that doesn't promote or reject the idea of marriage, doesn’t set an age-limit on having kids, or urges you to skive off work to go clubbing! It discusses the every-day highs and lows of life, from inspiring real-life stories to the ‘Evil Boss’ section (lovely pic of Mr. Burns from ‘The Simpsons’ accompanies that bit). Whatever – we’ve all been through the experiences that this magazine writes about. It does follow many of the common traits of other magazines – fashion, sex, stories, holidays, celebs etc, but not as in-your-face and unbalanced as many of the other magazines. For those of you who feel like they’re passed ‘More!’, don’t like the constant sex talk of ‘Cosmo’, but nowhere near the ‘Bella’ or ‘Take A Break’ stage yet – then I urge you to read this! No disrespect to any of those mags! Oh, and it has a crossword! Sorry to sound like an Old Woman rather than a Modern Woman, but those peeps down at the New Woman offices appreciate that sometimes work can get a tad boring. I’d say that New Woman is leaning towards the broadsheet standard of magazines rather than a trashy tabloid. Therefore – it speaks far more truth than drivel!
I am 21 and am now bored of reading teen mags but not quite old enough for woman, woman's own etc. Until i found out about new woman mag i continued to buy more! mag and the like, but when i found this it was perfect for me, real life stories that are always written well,for instance a feature on losing babies that many magazines would not/could not tackle by sharing these experiences it can help others. humour - bloke jokes etc crossword (but not too difficult!) health and careers - useful tips that you can actually use homes - just enough not to bore the pants of you if you don't want to spend 6 hours in your garden but still like to look after your home not too many adverts. it really is just great and i seriously do not put it down as soon as i've picked it up
I don’t usually read glossy magazines. I’ve tried, but I’m not very good at it. But earlier in the week, in a moment of madness, I bought a copy of New Woman. I’d read one before, a good while ago, and hadn’t been impressed, but of the magazines on offer, it seemed like the better choice. I still haven’t a clue why though. Let’s look at the front. The attention grabber. 263 Sexy Party Pieces - 24 designer looks at your price - 48 pairs of killer party heels - Glam looks for the dress-phobics Did that tempt me to buy the magazine? No. I don’t go to parties much and have enough “glam” clothes to keep me going for a while. I don’t need to buy more and don’t care what the designers are saying we should wear now. 0k, let’s take a look inside and see what it’s about. Hmmm…. problem. The pages aren’t all numbered. I’m supposed to be able to find the 24 designer looks on page 136 but I’m blowed if I can find the page. 118’s there, then no numbers until 142. Better count back then. Ah, there it is! But its title inside the magazine is “Champagne style at fizzy wine prices”. Not much consistency there. Did they really want me to read this? Anyway, these affordable styles include a handbag at £225, a top at £120 and trousers at £110. Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t find that particularly affordable at all. I’ll be honest though, some of the styles do look good, and the prices aren’t all quite as stiff. Still out of my price range though. --- Next cover story. “The naughtiest thing you’ll ever do in bed” Full instructions and props inside! What? Props inside? Must have a look at that! Quick look through the features index… turn to page 90. This page is actually numbered so was easy enough to find,
but again, the title was completely different to what was advertised on the front and in the index. “I’m very big in Deptford”. Lucky her! So what’s the naughtiest thing I’ll ever do in bed then? Make a dirty movie! That’s it! I’m told that this will be my hottest role ever. So where’s the props? Are they giving away a video camera so that I can get on with the making the movie? Nope, nothing like that. As if. The “props” are cut out moustaches to put on your man, like they have in real porn movies. (Do they? I wouldn’t know…). Anyway, it goes on to explain what you should wear, where you should make the film, the lighting (that bit was actually quite interesting), which background music to use, how to strip off, how to move, what should be in the script (should there be one?) and which angles to shoot from (no pun intended). I’ve read it all. I still think I could’ve figured all that out on my own, but ok, it might help some people realise that there’s nothing wrong with experimenting. That they aren’t “kinky” for thinking of making a private porn movie. __ Next up, “How to work a party”. Go home with a promotion, bloke and both shoes. The page is numbered again, so we’re doing well. “Feel funny, gorgeous and popular”. Oh wow! Yes please! Let’s see. This article tells me what I should wear for the various types of parties, be it the office party, the house party or the big nightclub bash. Evidently, it’s important to show lots of cleavage (pity I don’t have much of one, must get one of those wonderbras!), and you must wear comfortable shoes! Good point! There’s nothing worse than not being able to dance because your shoes are killing you. You have to choose between sitting around being a party pooper, or take the shoes off. I suppose that explains why so many of us have
gone home without them (unless they’re put in the freezer. Sorry, private joke – some will understand). As for getting a promotion at a party, the article takes you through the evening, hour by hour. When to let the boss know who you are, when to chat up the bloke you fancy, when to eat (when you feel hungry?), when to dance and when to leave. I’m sorry, but I have no intentions of every partying to a schedule. --- Attention grabber number 4. Real life: The receptionist who blew £144k on cocaine This is the story of a 26 year old woman who blew everything she owned on the one thing she couldn’t get enough of (according to the leader). The story was ok, but I felt I’d read it too many times before. There are some facts about cocaine, like how it makes you feel, what it does to your body etc., along with “The weird, weird world of cocaine”. Did you know that Shakespeare is said to have smoked it? --- Next up: Tamzin! “I’m still trying to work out what’s happening in my love life myself”. Aren’t we all? It’s nice to know I’m not alone though. This is the usual celebrity interview thing. Tamzin Outhwaite, who plays Mel in Eastenders, tells us how it feels to be a sex symbol (why do they have to rub it in?) and how she feels more capable of looking after herself on the street after training for her new film. Unless you’re a fan and lap up everything the lady has to say, it’s not really that interesting, although she does come across as being a pretty down to earth woman. --- The Naked Survey 16 people. No clothes. 1 question. Who’s sexy? As if we don’t have enough fixation on body shape already, off they go and plaster 16 people on their pages, and ask the opposite sex who’s sexy. None of the women look anything like me though. Why are there no big bumm
ed girls here? The female side of it seems to be mostly concentrated on boob size. Tiny boobs, big boobs. Heavy boobs, perky boobs. Who’s to say which are sexy? There’s somebody for everyone isn’t there? The whole article seems very patronising to me. “She’s got the shape of a milk bottle and she’s about the same colour” and “he’s too weedy for me, and has no colour”. Given the amount of people, and we aren’t only talking teenagers here, that have problems with their body image, this sort of thing really isn’t necessary. It’s shallow to use body shape alone to judge how sexy a person is. There’s so much more to it than that. -- Next up: Look beautiful in 5 minutes! Four perfect evening faces you can do at your desk Oh come on! They haven’t seen me! Beautiful in 5 minutes? I’m beautiful as I am. Why put on a face? No, I’m not that vain. Really, I’m not. This article takes you step-by-step through the art of applying make-up quickly. It tells you what you’ll need to have handy in your desk, and how to plan ahead for those 5 minutes you’ll have to spend in the loo, doing what’s necessary to look glam. The “workplace princess” look should only take 3 minutes! Funny really. I’m quite certain that I couldn’t look like the bird in the photo in 3 hours, let alone 3 minutes. My skin isn’t anywhere near as perfect as hers, her lips are shaped differently to mine, as is just about everything else. Could be disappointing for anybody who truly believes they’ll look like a photo model if they just buy the right cosmetics, pop them in the desk drawer, and then spend 3 minutes in the loo at the end of the day. --- Oh, my God. It’s Helen! Her guide to Christmas party glitter! I don’t need to tell you which Helen we̵
7;re talking about here do I? There’s surely only one Glitter Queen! Helen’s glitter masterclass takes you through the art of causing a twinkle, from glittering up your fingernails, to using vaseline to stick loose glitter on your skin. I’ve never tried, but the vaseline idea didn’t appeal to me. I’d hate to be sticky and slippery with bits of rough glitter stuck all over me. Call me boring if you like, but there you go. It isn’t for me. There’s also an interview with Helen. Same old questions as you’ve all heard before. Has she been to Gucci yet? No. What does Paul think of the glitter obsession? He thinks it’s funny. --- So that’s the cover. Nothing there that really grabbed my attention. But what else is inside? A whole bunch of adverts. Mostly advertising perfume, with a sprinkling of cosmetics and jewellery. It’s amazing that there’s a market for so many different perfumes. There are other articles though. A tribute to New York - celebs offer their view of the city. The New Woman Betting Game - teaches you how to turn your office into Ladbrookes. 106 perfect pressies - of course, it’s almost Christmas. Made it in Britain - the stories of three women who escaped terror in their homelands to make a new life here. This was actually quite interesting. It’s always nice to read about somebody who made something of themselves, despite the odds against them, Don’t forget your broomstick! – teaches you spells for hooking the man of your dreams, making people be nice to you, helping you to get over him, dumping him nicely and getting the job you want. So now I know. Should I ever need to dump a bloke, I have to write his name on a piece of paper, roll it up and tie a pebble to it with white wool, say an incantation, then slowly unwrap the wool as I visualise him walking hap
pily away from me. That simple! No broken hearts! Everybody’s happy. Hmmph! Get stuffed! – Yes, this is the old “how to roast a turkey” thing. I’ve seen this in every magazine I’ve ever bought during the months of November/December and still can’t roast a decent turkey, so I didn’t even bother to look at it. Sex Aid. Enjoy rumpy-pumpy with a hangover! – A group of positions that are supposed to be “easy on the head”. Blimey! What do people usually do then? Bounce their partners head first on the floor or hang upside down from the chandeliers? Evidently, if you’ve got a throbbing, pounding head (yes, I know, I thought of that too), the backward fling is the thing to do. There’s a position for those who feel whiffy all over (get in the shower), one for those with overwhelming nausea (why would you want sex when you feel like throwing up?), one for those with smelly breath (oh for goodness sake – go away!) and one for those with the shakes. I’ve got a better solution. Brush your teeth and read auldmac’s op on hangover cures. Wait a bit, and then go for the bedroom romp once the hangover’s gone. Now all this may sound somewhat negative and unbalanced, but to be honest, I didn’t really find much that interested me here. New Woman is obviously aimed at younger women (I’m 41, for those who don’t already know) and even then, at a certain group. At a guess, I’d say the career girl that spends most of her salary on clothes and cosmetics and enjoys sex but is afraid to try anything that wasn’t in the manual. She’s probably between 22 and 28 and is more concerned with her visual image than her personality. But then that’s what it all seems to be about these days. I wouldn’t buy it again. I might read it in the doctor’s waiting room, but only if I’d forgotten to take a book. Oh, and I can’t tell you who publishes it, who the editor is or anything along those lines, because the print on that page is too small and I can’t remember where I put my reading glasses. ~~+~~+~~
...and that's being kind! I bought this on an impulse whilst queueing to pay for my petrol last night. I'd have been better off spending my £2.55 on a firework - at least I'd have got 10 seconds of pleasure from that. New Woman is supposedly aimed at the professional woman in the 25-35 age bracket. Well, I'm a professional woman (that is, I'm a woman with a profession, my profession isn't being a woman) and I'm 32 - so I'm right slap bang in the middle of their demographic - this should be the perfect mag for me.... I couldn't find one article I wanted to read. This particular issue seems to revolve around your office party - what to wear, how to do your make-up, how to behave....all in order to get a shag, basically. The entire magazine seemed completely sex oriented actually. There was a rather pointless piece which involved 16 "members of the public" who had agreed to be photographed naked (with strategically placed pieces of tinsel & baubles) and then these photos had been shown to a panel and they wre asked whether they thought the body on display was sexy or not. There were 8 men & 8 women and the photos were printed with a caption showing the percentage that found them sexy and the percentage that didn't. There were also two comments with each stating a "for" and "against" reason ie "Her boobs aren't really big enough for my taste". So what did we learn from this piece? Men like big boobs and women like muscles - BIG WOW!!! Other articles included, how to make your own porn film with your partner to inject some excitement in your sex-life, suggested positions for having sex if you've got a hangover (after your office Christmas party presubmably), a betting slip to run a sweepstake on which of your colleagues is most likely to photocopy their bum, or snog each other in the stationery cupboard. Now, don't get me wrong, I'
m not a prude by a long chalk. I've got a very good sex life thanks very much (well I've only been married for about two months...!) but I would like to see some articles about something else in a magazine. There was a piece about a receptionist who had spent £144,000 on a cocaine habit telling how she nearly ruined her life, and the obligatory holiday reviews at the back. On the cover there was a picture of Tamzin Outhwaite promising an article about her, but somehow I realise I didn't even see that when I was looking through the mag last night so it must have been impressive. The layout of the magazine is a little annoying, loads of little boxes with "www.newwoman/..." all over the place, promising you something and then leaving you dangling with "read the whole story on our website..." I don't think I'll bother. I'm going back to Cosmo!
New Woman magazine is a great buy, it has affordable fashion, interesting interviews, gripping articles and much more and it's affordable too. The only draw back to this magazine, as with so many others is the amount of advertisments placed throughout, however I do realise that the afore mentioned adverts produce money for the magazine, so therefore I shall not dwell on this. An excellent magazine that has dramatically changed my opinion on 'womans' magazines. I simply can't praise this magazine enough, I read it whilst commuting on the train, at home and for leisure purposes too, it has even helped me to shop more efficiently during my luch break. A wonderful magazine, which I have recommended to all of my female friends and work colleagues, and I have even spotted my boyfriend having a quick read when he didn't think I was around! It is exactly the type of magazine I have been looking for.
Read the title, notice the title, understand the title, its all true, the magazine is for women not teenagers and I say from having the experience of reading the magazine myself at the age of 14. Each month, I hop along to the shops, usually before a BIG sleepover with my mates OR a long 5 hour car or coach trip to Manchester to watch my favourite team play a game of football. I always, yes always buy MY issue of BLISS (Read previous opinion on the mag if interested!) But last month I look around in the shop with my dad shouting at me from outside, Emma Emma we're going to miss the coach! And I stare with discomfort and horror that my usual magazine is NO WHERE in sight! With my papa still shouting from outside I realise its either another mag or NOTHING= A boring coach journey! I look around pick up a pink issue of 'NEW WOMAN' It has a picture of the lovely JLO (Jennifer Lopez) on the front, this looks interesting, I think, I look at the hefty price and pay my way so I get to the coach on time!!!!! (It was VERY expensive actually at £2.50 an issue!) So what did I think, well the cover title basically gives it away! The magazine is definitely a womans magazine and if you'll look down the last 10 opinions on this magazine I'm sure they'll all nearly be positive ones! Whilst this opinion is positive and negative. Mostly negative for myself as I didn't enjoy reading the mag but then I respect other people who enjoy the mag~Older women=No offence ladies! I'm used to my games, my truths and dares in MY BLISS which I can share with mates and laugh about! I always have a giggle at all the funny stories about the boys, I can look at cheap reasonable make up aimed at younger teenagers. The problem pages are so much more helpful to me and lots lots more! Where as in the issue of 'New Woman' I found issues on more adultive subjects, a whole game on sex (Not much use to me at the present moment!) Q&
#39;s and Answers to adult questions on finance, love making and jobs~Not any use to me either! The make up and clothes that are advertised in the magazine are highly priced, the stuff celebrities use to look so great! I don't have that kind of money, nice to look at but not to buy! The articles on TV, Music, Films, DVD's and books were OK~The films were all 15's and 18's though~I'm not saying I haven't EVER watched a film of that rating but I do usually go for the other certificate films! All other comments were alright to read in this section! I read the article on Jennifer Lopez which I found interesting so I'll give the mag at least some credit! Overall I think the magazine is for adults and I made the mistake of not really reading the title and understanding it too well! Next time I'll stick with my BLISS thanks! Many people say the magazine is a SEX MAG and I agree in many ways! Why don't you give it a read and see what you think~Let me know what you think as well, whether you are young or older teenager or woman, whatever the age see what you think~Do you agree or disagree with me!? Thanks for reading!~Em~ If your after any more info on the mag visit their website at www.newwoman.co.uk
I have never been one for buying a regular women's magazine, monthly or weekly, but I recently had the opportuniy to read my colleague copy of New Woman. Well I can now say I am a regular buyer!!! As always (and this is the thing that annoys me about magazines!!) there are loads of adverts, big glossy 1 or 2 page ones, but putting this aside I found it to be a good read. On just about every page there are letters from readers asking about particular issues, including the usual fashion and makeup questions through points of view on articles they have printed, and then onto money and business matters. I think that I can safely say that there is something for every woman in this magazine. The fashion is not all centred around the waif figure and includes fashion tips for us real women (no offense to the slim women amongst us!!). There was an article in this month's issue covering what men really think of you naked, and it was a refreshing change that it was not all centred on the slim one with the larger chest and longer shapely legs. Three women were chosen for this article, and they covered the general spectrum of women. There was not one nasty comment, and none of the comments seemed to have been said just to make everyone feel better, they included arguments as to why they liked the three women for their different aspects. Another article that was included was about a young women who works for company looking after delegates for conferences. She happened to be in a hotel where she was taken hostage by Chechyan rebels. She discusses what actually happened, how she and the other people felt, and how she has been since, (I won't go into all the detail in case you get a chance to read it!). The fashion articles, as mentioned before, do not centre on just slim people, and for example this month there are suggestions as to what type of shorts different shaped women would be better wearing, and then t
here is a bit about what colours are in. There is always something about how to update your wardrobe, either on a budget or if you are feeling more flush there are "treats". The really good thing about this magazine is that there is also an online version which can be found at www.newwoman.co.uk, and you can also opt for the newsletter to be e-mailed to you. If you get the chance, please have a look and make up your own mind, you might like it!!
Even though at first the title may seem a bit old fashioned or old, it is anything but that. After growing up reading magazines such as Just 17 and Sugar I decided it was time for me to venture into the 'bigger' magazines. This was the first one I ever bought, basically because of the cheap price, it was the cheapest out of all the bigger magazines. So I sat down to read and was extremely pleased that I couldn't finish it all in one sitting. I found myself going back to it and because it had such a wide range of article subjects I could pick and choose due to my mood. The only off-putting thing I find about these type of magazines is the amount of pages they devote to fashion (or what they like to call fashion!) and this magazine isn't really much different, so that was a bit dissapointing but all of these types of magazines are like that so I suppose you cant really get away from it! I suppose, being a student these clothes dont appeal to me because of the huge prices on them! The reason I pick these sorts of magazines over ones directed towards my age is because even now they seem to be getting too immature for me and magazines like 'New Woman' offer a much more mature insight (or maybe I'm just growing up too quickyly!) To sum up, I like this magazine, because even though it does have the flaws that most large magazines does, it offers a healthy balance between real-life stories, articles and advice, and doesn't concentrate too much on the 'extremely interesting' life of celebrities!
I have been a subscriber of New Woman for a couple of years and I think it is the best women’s magazine going. Unlike many others it seems to relate to “normal” women. The clothing featured is normally within a reasonable price budget and is not too …well…strange. Sometime magazines feature clothing that quite frankly, you couldn’t possibly walk down the street in, NW is different. Sometime they feature some more wacky stuff or something only Kate Moss could afford, but generally they are very realistic. Another thing I like about the mag is they way the sections are laid out. For instance, you get a health section which includes readers questions with answers as well as new things of interest or information such as breast checks, sexually transmitted diseases etc. There are usually sections on heath, work, love, money, friends, beauty etc. each is set out in a very easy to read format and gives relevant, easy to understand information. There are also the usual sex stories, things about men and how to keep them etc. All the usual stuff you come to expect from women’s mags. Also you get horoscopes, readers letters, bloke jokes and weird willy! Yes you read that right – some are long, some short, some pierced, some tattooed and some downright strange! All in all this is one good monthly read. I would recommend any woman who hasn’t given it a try let to do so. They will be pleasantly surprised.
I have been reading the magazine New Woman for some time now and find it very informative and a enjoyable read. It is filled with not only fashion and beauty, which can get boring after a while! But also with real life stories and lots of advice on all sorts of topics. It covers issues such as dieting (but in a sensible way!), interviews with famous people (such as hugh grant and martine mccultean). The price is suitable for the product, and is about the same as its competitiors. It often has free gifts included, which is always an added bonus! The web-site for this magazine is also very good and helpful. When I have been on all the other websites for magazines they are usually just about subsciping. Whereas the New Woman site covers all the recent and past atricles that have appeared in the magazine. It is very easy to use and has lots of good competitions (I have already won a series six on dvd of friends!). Due to all these facts it makes it a very interesting and informative read.
What I really like about New Woman is that it doesn't make thirty-something women feel too old to read it! Other women's magazines are either clearly targeted at the very young single girl or have a different focus completely. It's an easy-to-read, informative and funny magazine. The one-page sections on friends, relationships, work and money are always fascinating, with plenty of tips and real-life situations. The features are well written and not too long and there's a good balance between light-hearted and serious. Plus you get the feel from the magazine that the staff who produce it are having a ball so you get that 'feel-good' factor. The fashion and beauty sections are not too bulky (don't you hate it when half of a magazine is taken up with models staring moodily at you?!) and the prices are usually not too outrageous for us mere mortals. The magazine has started a regular 'Celebrity Spy' pullout, which is not to my taste but would be fun for those who like to know about the rich and famous. The only improvement I would make is giving extra coverage to finance and money because us independent women want to know how to make more of it! I think New Woman would be able to approach the issues of shares investing and setting up in business in an entertaining but informative way.
It can't be too hard to write articles for women's magazines: love, work or clothes, a touch of agony aunt-style advice and, if all else fails, George Clooney! New Woman is a simple blend of those ingredients (although it does rely a bit too heavily on George!), easy to read and easy to forget. What irks is the overly proud staff, featuring themselves whereve possible. If the staff actually wrote enough to fill the magazine, you'd understand why they were so proud of themselves. Deadline are toght, after all. But they don't. Instead, they fill the pages with themselves. And their families. And friends. And "showbiz" friends. This makes the magazine extremely irritating - after all, why should they be forcing their lives on us? That aside, it does have a wide range of subjects and, unlike other mags doesn't immediately ignore anyone who strays from the "norm", by being unemployed or not living in London, for example! All in all, this is a good read, spoiled by writers desperate for their five minutes of fame.
This has to be one of the best woman's magazines on the shelf. The big different with this magazine is that is features topics that appeal to a wide audience. Its not just fashion and beauty, it has holiday reviews a topic on your home such as decorating schemes, plants, designer furniture etc. The magazine is divided into 7 sections. Features: This has all the juicy stories for example I gave up nursing to become a topless model, I ate less and went to far and true ghost stories Bloke: This section has every thing you ever wanted to know about blokes e.g.: Short, fat and hairy, Not as stupid as they look and Hard men. Fashion: This section features all the latest fashion trends, such as Catwalk looks at high street prices plus clothes for work and play. Health and Beauty: If you love make-up you will love this section it features everything from glossy hair, get the perfect tan, looking sexy plus all the products you need to achieve this. The health section features low fat food reviews, the latest health news with important issues like breast cancer and the latest medical research. Reviews and Travel This section has reviews of all the latest movies, music and books and even a crossword. Last months holiday destination was Ibiza for grown-ups. Home and Shopping This section features a competition, garden designing and making your house more homely. Regulars These are the regular features such as lovelife, friends, work, money, beauty, and fashion, other peoples sex life and letters. This magazine has about 250 pages packed with quality content and for £2.50 it's a real bargain. New Woman is definitely not a magazine you just flick through and disregard, it is well written and well presented. Not forgetting New Woman has a FREE GIFT every issue, such as books, CDs and bags.