I was at a kids birthday party last weekend and got chatting to a mum. It started off with banter about kids, as you do, before wandering on to the subject of work. She works in the city. I told her I work in fashion magazines.
She started telling me about the publications she regularly reads and buys. Monocle, Wallpaper, and some home and decor magazines as she’s doing up her home. But fashion magazines, no, she doesn’t read them.
“Fashion is for the young.”
But it’s not though. It’s for everyone. We all have to wear clothes and we care about what we wear.
Although not many women I know buy fashion magazines anymore. If they want tips, they ask their friends. Or they surf the net, check out websites and blogs. Even I don’t buy them as much anymore. Unless they’re complimentary copies or there’s something I absolutely have to read. Mostly, I only read them for work, not for pleasure.
I’d say it was around 2005 that I exchanged print magazines for online. In fact, I’d go as far to say that online is where some of the best and interesting commentary on fashion and women is happening. Especially if you’re a woman of a certain age, like from late 20s and up.
Here are some of the wonderful websites that I go to regularly.
- That’s Not My Age
- The Women’s Room
- Disney Roller Girl
- Style Bubble
- Liberty London Girl
- The Vagenda
- Mademoiselle Robot
- The Guardian: Women
If you know of others, please do share them. Finding a new interesting blog or website always gives me a thrill!