Sunday, June 6, 2010

Magazine Review: Marie Claire July 2010 - Taylor Swift

I first read through this when it was 100 degrees outside & about 85 inside. The last thing I wanted to think about was heavy clothes so I skipped the fashion sections in favor of the beauty & articles. I know why magazines talk about fall so early, since the fall designer runway collections came out awhile ago but in this heat I imagine the reader who wants to think about boots & camel coats might be few & far between.
Starting with the Beauty articles, they have an article on The Pure Cure (things like acupuncture, charcoal therapy, ayurveda, etc), Full Spectrum (summer trends for your skintone), Master Class: The Blowout & Slimming with Self-Tanner.
The most interesting article to me was the one by Lori Gottlieb (author of Marry Him) about female friends & how they can be fake & possibly harmful. Other noteable articles were The Savy Girl's Guide to Contraception & How to Throw a Party in the Great Outdoors (5 pgs of tips). In the Love/Sex section the topics included what cities have more single men, japanese women who pay escorts to hit on their husbands so they getting bigger divorce settlements & a girl who gave up sex for a year. Also a mention of YouTube vloggers.
When I finally cooled off enough to look at the fashion pages, there were some decent mentions. Instant Classic: Plaid, Fashion Resume: Erin Wasson, American Standards (the new classics, which include camel coats, leather skirts & riding pants), Dress Code (real women & their wardrobe secrets), Designer Dossier: Patrick Robinson, an article about Project Runway winner Seth Aaron & the Big Girl/Skinny World column was about dressing for the wedding season. Also in the fashion photo spreads I noticed a gorgeous black model, Fatima Siad, apparently a former ANTM contestant.

NOTE: I wrote a full page of notes on this issue, which I haven't done in awhile. Think it might be worth getting.

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