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I brought my copy of Tatler January 2012 for the price of £1 ( see my tip at the bottom of this review).I also got a free copy of Tattler Travel Guide with this issue .The normal price of this magazine is £3.99.
This is a lovely glossy magazine with interesting features including
With written contributions from Grace Dent,Piers Morgan , Jimmy Wales and lots more.I particularly enjoyed the beauty page featuring Joanna Lumley.
You can also visit the Tatler website to find out more about the magazine. Join their privilege club ( details and application form can be found on the website) by filling in a quick survey and submitting some information about yourself. I have just joined the Privilege Club myself so I do not really know how good it is , but you are supposed to be able to receive a selection of treats every month including; new luxury product testing and fashion reviews.
I read The Daily Mail every day and I notice that sometimes (usually at the end of the month) they have a printed coupon where you can get money off popular Magazines. This is how I managed to get Tatler for £1.
I will start by saying that I subscribe to Tatler magazine, and I absolutely love it! Here's why:
It is an irreverent look at a world I am not part of, and it's fun to read about the rich and (not so) famous. I especially love the "Tatler and Bystander" section at the back for spotting people (and sometimes even friends).
There used to be a "Debutante of the Month" but that has recently given way to humourous profiles of such celebrities as Pippa Middleton's dog!
The fashion pages are excellent, and whilst there will never be anything there I can afford I often cut out pictures to use as inspiration when I am shopping on the high street.
The interviews and articles are more serious than those contained in Cosmopolitan et al, they actually have something to say, and often political or moral issues are tackled.
In all, Tatler is an excellent and varied magazine.
I picked up the December 2009 issue of Tatler (Eva Green on the cover) at the train station, compelled mainly by the free sample of Chloe's new perfume it included. I was not at all disappointed by the perfume - it's perfectly girly and sweet smelling but could never be described as overpowering. I was, however, slightly more disappointed with the magazine itself.
I had never picked up an issue of Tatler was but very aware of its presence, especially as it's 300-year anniversary has come and gone - store fronts across Knightsbridge were covered in tributes to the mag, so I always figured, they must be doing something right!
Maybe it's having grown up in the States, but I just couldn't get into it - I literally got about half-way through the magazine and decided to leave it behind on the train carriage. The 'serious' articles, such as the one about Brooke Astor's son's defrauding trial, are laughably peppered with hear-say and rumours, sources being 'close to the family'. The self-aware 'posh' bits are even worse - this issue's 'Return of the Little Black Book' is such a feature, which unashamedly, unabashedly worships the rich. Whether you're rich because of your parents, or rich because of your...grandparents, Tatler will lavish grandiose praise for your 'good looks' and 'skills' (which are variously: throwing parties, spending money, being a fresher at Leeds).
Now, this isn't a reverse-elitism thing - I love reading the US mag 'Vanity Fair', which features stories on top public schools in the States, the Kennedys, and the Astors, among others, and with whom Tatler is seemingly trying to twin itself with (ads for VF subscriptions abound in Tatler). I wouldn't be offended by Tatler if it had better writing, or wasn't so clearly the editors/writers trying to prove how 'good' their connections are (family sources and all that). Or if a single one of their 'eligible Britons' was actually good looking! But the unfounded worship - it's simply obnoxious, to be quite frank!
Finally a magazine that finally writes and shows exactly what u want u want to see. They don't charge the earth for their publication and if you subscribe to them for only 6 months you get 33 percent of every issue and mystery gift. The magazine is full of exactly everying a woman could hope for. Pages of wit the odd competition pages of glamour. You will find once read you will continue to buy this publication over and over again.