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Advantages: Nice to look at and dream!
Disadvantages: Not alot of reading matter or helpful articles
Recently I have been watching a programme called shopping is my life aired on the BBC. I'm addicted to fashion shows and if the word shopping is mentioned. .... well I'm simply hooked. The show taught me a few things. m a glossy lover. I admit I can't survive without my celeb gossip fix. I want tI'm a shopaholic! Not on the scale of alot of the women that appear on the show as I don't have their incomes and the only reason I'm not as bad as them is because I don't have their income , given half a chance I flipping well would be!
The one thing it did make me sit and think about is how much do I really want or need what I buy. How much stuff do I buy purely cos it's a bargain and if it was full price would I purchase it etc. So it revolutionised my shopping habits to be honest and the way I thought about things. So I sat down one day and worked out how much money I waste on silly stuff I could do without. My magazine subscriptions were out of control. Heat, New, More, and of course Vogue.
I'm not a book lover to be totally honest. I'd love to be but I'm not. I have the attention span of a nat. I'd rather know who's sleeping with who, who's wearing what and where celebs been hanging out. Tuesday when all my publications hit my welcome mat is a happy day for me! However I cut my subscriptions down. I'm getting same stories in different magazines half the time lol
The one thing I couldn't part with really was Vogue. My Mother picked up and leafed through last months copy saying its full of adverts and a waste of £3.80 a month to me snatching it back shouting £45.00 a year is nothing for glamour darling.... (I do get slight discount for a year subscription of course).
Well it's beautiful. It's art. Yes full of adverts for the likes of Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton,Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent, Dkny, Burberry, Dior, Rolex, Roberto Cavalli, Armani, Versace and many, many others including a rather lovely fridge actually of all things but this is where it gets interesting for me. I forget these are adverts. Usually they are two page glossy spreads of gorgeous scenery and just lovely professional photographs. Vogue is where you get to see the top models such as Naomi Campbell strutting their stuff who are known for working for such and such designer. What is also nice is the magazine isn't so crass to plaster prices all over the photographs either. There are sometimes prices in the back of vogue but usually stockists details rather then anything so obtrusive.
From the moment I open Vogue I'm in another world. It's a big heavy book with a slightly hard cover and of course glossy. My only criticism is they always put a stunning model on the front who looks almost anorexic. I say almost as I have to be fair in this observation the models they use arnt as skinny as in some magazines I have seen but still they never have a decent pair of boobs and a big bum and are almost androgynous but hey this is the fashion world darling and we all know that designers want coat hangers and not real women! Pages in the magazine really do vary depending on their adverts but lets face it they can fill the magazine. What designer doesn't want to be seen in Vogue? They are queuing up but there's on average of about 200 pages of which over 3 quarters are adverts. So if your interested in really what is hot and what styles you should be looking out for to be a trendsetter then this magazine is for you.
For me it's like looking at stuff I shall never own. For the rich and famous (yes famous people do apparently read this too lol) it's a life style magazine. Shows you WHO you should be wearing rather than what items you should be seen in. Though usually information of what is hot on catwalks is given and a guide to colours etc.
Now stories in the magazine are really limited. There are no gossip articles and most of the stories are usually on very successful women and normally you've never heard of them. Very rare is a nitty gritty story in the main these are positive stories.
There are of course features. The magazine I'm looking at now contains a piece on costume jewelery. These pieces are not the kind you find in Primark however! The model is wearing a necklace for £1,420 and a crystal bracelet for £795! Another article is trying to tell me a must have blouse will set me back around £1300!
There are also promotional pieces within the magazine. Like they will have an article on about eye make up and how soft and gentle tones are the in thing written by a woman with a nanny (don't know why it was said but it was lol) and then you realise they are trying to sell us Revlon make up. Nothing in the article tells us hints and tips it just talks about how Madonna and Jlo can get away with the look etc. Lots of name dropping but go on within the articles and lots of pretentiousness to be frank lol. There is of course a list of beauty must haves that tells us what colour nail varnish we should be wearing and giving us makes that cost an arm and leg to buy and usually some kind of hair article telling us we should be buying something like a protection mist for a hundred pounds! Quite honestly the only thing I can afford is the magazine lol
There really isn't many things to read in the magazine. It's the sort of magazine to look at in the bath with a Lush bath bomb dreaming of being rich one day. If your buying it for reading value then I think it's a disappointment. It's rather hoity toity and snobby. If you want so you you get to know the difference between a Bottega Veneta and Balenciaga and to spot the chavs from trendsetters then this if for you! I love it! lol
There really isn't much more I can say about the magazine as the magazine doesn't really have a lot in it to review. It's like a nice picture book that's easy on they eyes!
Summary: Visually pretty!