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1. InStyle
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Asin: B00007IJX0
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: The Time Inc. Magazine Company
Sales Rank: 9
Average Customer Review: 4.64 out of 5 stars
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Articles about beauty, fashion, and media personalities.
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5-0 out of 5 stars My new favorite fashion magazine.
I'm not really the kind of person who gets into the whole fashion/beauty faze, but "InStyle" is definitely one heck of a fashion magazine! It combines celebrity lifestyles with the latest fashion and beauty trends. There are great articles and interviews with your favorite celebrities; the clothes are (for the most part) gorgeous. With "InStyle" magazine, you can take a look into the home of Britney Spears, find out what the perfect clothes are for the right vacation, and get the latest tips on beauty. This is not some teenybopper magazine, either. It's a fashion magazine for adults. The pages are slick with glossy photos. There are plenty of ads, but "InStyle" is well-worth it. For all fans of fashion, beauty, and celebrities, "InStyle" is the must have magazine.

I highly recommend "InStyle" magazine.

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4-0 out of 5 stars One of the best all-around fashion magazines
"InStyle" is a compendium of something for everybody: fashion, beauty, accessories, celebrities, interior design and entertaining. Refreshingly absent are the usual banal columns on advice, sex, gossip, and other filler you find in fashion magazines that don't stick to what they know. InStyle does, and holds its own with any fashion magazine on the market. Its target audience is younger than "Vogue", but there are ideas in its accessories, interior design and entertaining sections that are relevant to women of all ages. The layout and photography are excellent. InStyle runs more editorial pages per issue than any other fashion/beauty magazine, most of which are mainly advertisements. It's a relative newcomer to the world of fashion magazines, but it hit the ground running and it's still one of the top contenders.

5-0 out of 5 stars Push Your Boundaries
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This magazine is great for helping you to WANT more...
More style, more fun, more joie de vie...
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It is definitely great for shaking up a complacent lifestyle and helping you attain higher aspirations...
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Some other great ideas for women who want more out of life are the CD "Voice Lessons To Go" and the videos "New Sex Now" and "Goddess Worship" -- the last one is really amazing if you aspire to attain higher levels of intense sensual pleasure.
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1-0 out of 5 stars Beware of InStyle's advertisements
I was recently enjoying my latest issue of InStyle when I came across a large, glossy ad for cigarettes. To my knowledge, there have been none in the past 5 or 6 months. I wrote a letter to the editor and ended my subscription. Any magazine that claims to be about womens' interests owes it to us not to promote the sale or consumption of cigarettes.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fashion with some celebrity news thrown in
It would seem you can't get a fashion mag to update your wardrobe without reading about some starlet's opinion on peace. But at least In Style takes the entire magazine from a style point of view, not a "10 best ways to drive your lover insane" or "What J-Lo thinks about Iraq" point of view.

The magazine is useful for trends and of course it's a good "sitting under the hairdryer at the hairdresser's" kind of fun thing to glance through. If you keep up with fashion trends, this is one of the better magazines on the subject. ... Read more


2. Cosmopolitan
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Asin: B00005N7PM
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Publisher: Hearst Magazines
Sales Rank: 12
Average Customer Review: 3.49 out of 5 stars
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Cosmopolitan (or as it's affectionately known, Cosmo) has sex on the brain. Hugh Hefner is a monk compared to the Cosmo Girl in the fun fantasy world conjured by the magazine. The naughty cover headlines ("151,497 of You Begged to See THIS Guy Butt Naked") are legendary, veritable haikus of horniness reportedly perfected by David Brown, the movie-producer husband of Cosmo's most famous editor, Helen Gurley Brown. Inside, lots of articles will warn you that "names have been changed"--and you won't complain, considering that anonymity frees people to reveal what goes on behind closed doors in the lives of celebrities and average women. If you're the slightest bit curious to find out, say, what "shocking act" 41 percent of American women have tried, or which attribute Leo DiCaprio flashed in an interview, or what sort of "sexified" look might "melt his ice-cream cone," perk up your life with Cosmopolitan. --Bob Brandeis ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Complete and utter garbage....I love it!
Cosmo is an excellent magazine for when you want to just check your brain at the door.
Sex, career, fashion and relationships are explored in every issue. Generally what I get out of reading Cosmo is just plain fun. I grew up a tomboy, and only recently have I started having fun being a girl (in my mid-twenties). Cosmo is a fun way to read about makeup and relationship advice. Most of it I either take with a heaping grain of salt, sometimes the advice columns are downright ridiculous (and make me laugh. What I don't get is folks putting down a magazine that is basically meant to be fluff. Live a little, and read your Cosmo!

3-0 out of 5 stars Great mag, bad price
I've enjoyed Cosmo for years now, but as a new mom, I don't have much time for reading magazines, so I recently decided to choose between Glamour and Cosmo. They are both very similar magazines and based on content I don't know how I'd decide. But Cosmo's price made the decision for me. Instead of twenty dollars a year, for my money I'll stick with Glamour for a dollar an issue. It also bothers me that in previous years when it came time for me to renew my subscription, I'd received a letter offering me a special "preferred subscriber" rate, only to find subscription cards in the magazine for substantially less! If Cosmo did cater to their loyal subscribers, I probably would have kept my subscription.

5-0 out of 5 stars My Guilty Pleasure
Cosmo is my favorite magazine to read; it's great on a plane, a car trip, or just for curling up with at home. All the advice columns seem to be the same as the previous month, varied a little, but they are still fun to read. Confessions are great, and quite amusing. Sometimes I wonder if they're real! The stars they interview are great. And of course, they always have great gossip in every issue. A bit sleazy, it's definitely my guilty pleasure.

5-0 out of 5 stars cosmo 4 president (too?!)
helur to the most woman-friendly mag on earth!I have never been so contented before till I (accidentally!) read your December 2003 issh.Shall i comment on every article i bumped in this issh, the 1,000 words max is not enough. Anyway, since then, it's a must in my monthly budget to have some bucks to have my friendship-COSMo!Continue empowering women.Thank you and more power!

2-0 out of 5 stars Cosmo BITES
If you're lower class, overweight or don't have a man, Cosmopolitan does it's very best job of making you feel about as low as you can feel. This magazine is not for the common woman. After reading issue after issue of "What Will Make Him Squeal in Bed" articles, I'd had enough. I've ditched that magazine and deprogrammed myself. I urge others to do the same. ... Read more


3. Vanity Fair
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Asin: B00005NIPX
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Sales Rank: 35
Average Customer Review: 3.86 out of 5 stars
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A magazine for women that includes interviews with people of note, articles on news items of current interest, books, crime and hot gossip.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Not a magazine to throw out in a month
Vanity Fair is like a favorite book that you will go back to from time to time. The articles are concisely and engagingly written and serve as the most in-depth account of many major events. The magazine does not get old as years pass by. In fact, recently I spend several hours on the floor of my college library reading issues from as far back as 1984, and found them as engaging as today's articles. I even used its Oct.'99 article about Pope Pius XII for my term paper.

Perhaps one small downside to the magazine is that its cover stories on today's movie stars seem to be written by the star's publicists rather than by objective writers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Something for everyone - young and old
I've been a subscriber for about 10 years now. I cannot WAIT until this magazine shows up each month. Vanity Fair is full of wonderful articles mostly of the rich elite, but it capitalizes on on how sometimes awful things can happen to people with money too. For instance, Dominick Dunne's diary of the Moxley murder and the Safra murder. I turn to Dunne's article first in every issue. Christopher Hitchens is sometimes a bit of a "windy" rebel. He sometimes makes a point a peppering a lot of words that you may have to look up in the dictionary.

The lives of the rich and famous are a fascinating read. Truman Capotes Black and White Ball article a few years ago was great. The coverage in the Middle East has been cutting edge. I first heard of the Martha Stewart Imclone stock selling in the pages of Vanity Fair well before it became a scandal.

In response to some postings on Amazon regarding the Hispanic comment: Dame Edna is a comedian. The Hispanic community should take his/her remark with a grain of salt and rise above it. I'm Polish, but I can still appreciate a good Polish joke. The well received sound of laughter is universal.

In closing, I just love reading about casanovas from the 1920's, bi-sexual poets from the 1940's, outsider art from the 1990's, famous restaurants in the 1950's, the history of the corset dating from the 1800's, and cheezy billboard art on the highways of the U.S.A.

Vanity Fair has it all.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not just a woman's magazine.
You just have to know when not to buy the magazine. Two or three times a year. Otherwise it is a very good international magazine.
I would advise subscribing if you live in the U.S. Its price is ludicrous compared to what we pay in Europe at the newstand. Here is approximately 6 Euros per issue. It more than makes up for the smug letters from Dame Edna and assorted insider's navel watching that you find every month.

1-0 out of 5 stars One big advertisement
I used to like "Vanity Fair" magazine. I started reading the magazine way back when I was in high school. My mom had a subscription to the magazine. Now I have, or had my own subscription. It has become nothing more than an enormous perfume advertisement. 99% of the magazine is advertisements while 1% consists of articles and most of them very long-winded and boring. I admit, I don't like President Bush and I am a liberal by all means but I don't go around spewing my dislike for him everywhere I go. Graydon Carter's non-stop anti-Bushisms is tiresome and he needs to shut up for heaven's sake. Secondly, I can't stand Christopher Hitchens. After he declared that Bush was right to invade Iraq last year and went on MSNBC to spew his anti-Catholic rhetoric, I started to like him less and less. I'm not remotely religious (agnostic is more like it) but his views on Catholicism goes beyond extreme and tasteless. How on earth did Christopher got a job at "Vanity Fair" is beyond me. He can't write diddly squat. I do like Dominick Dunne though. He has always entertained me with his opinions on high profile trials. I always like the music and movie issues HOWEVER I do not appreciate sifting through pages of boring ramblings from the editor and his sheep or designer clothes/watches/perfume ads. "Vanity Fair" is a joke. After the lame cover story on Benjamin Bratt, the former Mr. Julia Roberts, I can't really take this magazine remotely seriously any more. It is all a bunch of pretentious hot air written by a bunch of upper-class WASPS who are completely out of touch with reality, let alone with the middle-class and blue-collar people. Who really enjoys reading this magazine? I won't even take this magazine into the bathroom. If only I had a bird.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not what it used to be
I've been a VF subscriber since the mid-80s. My subscription lapsed this month, and I won't renew it.

Yeah, the photography's generally good, but it's simply not the magazine it used to be. It avoids hot-button issues that it used to confront. It lionizes crusty old thieves like former Klansman Sen. Robert Byrd, and profiles various vapid performers and their pseudo-accomplishments instead of writing about interesting people with genuine accomplishments. There is endless naval-gazing in the guise of longwinded nostalgic articles long-dead or irrelevant celebrities who had penchants for young boys, adultery or dope or whatnot. Bo-ring.

Graydon Carter's monthly editor's message has degenerated into a reliably tiresome Bushphobic screed and Dominick Dunne has become a pathetic yet energetic fluffer to the wealthy.

The attempts at humor are lame, the in-jokes irritatingly smug, and the notion that our large, interesting world can be condensed to a NYC- and, to a lesser extent, LA-centric society newsletter is equal parts incestuous, xenophobic and self-congratulatory.

I will miss the essays from Hitchens which I always enjoyed. And the ones from Wolcott, which I mostly enjoyed. Some of the investigative reporting is good. But there is never any followup beyond the odd Letters page flamewars.

Vanity indeed. ... Read more


4. Vogue
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Asin: B00005N7TG
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Sales Rank: 50
Average Customer Review: 3.57 out of 5 stars
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Vogue lives by the maxim that you can't be too rich or toothin--or have too many ad pages. But the glossy spreads of broomstick-thin supermodels draped in Prada and Chanel, and the endless pages of ads for the finest clothes, accessories, and makeup the beauty industry has to offer, help make it the leading magazine of women's style. Fashion is the main event, but every issue attends society parties, goes inside the home of a celebrity designer, and travels to an exotic resort or vacation spot. Like Playboy, Vogue is a magazine you can claim to read because the articles are good. Famously, the September fall fashion issue can easily top 700 pages. --Katherine Koberg ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars All about the fashion in ads
People are always complaining about the ads. Well guess what, vogue is not a magazine to READ. It's a magazine to LOOK at. And that is my reason for being such a loyal subscriber.

I love fashion, and I love looking at the ads, judging outfits and models, comparing and contrastiong. I am an aspiring fashion designer (among many other talents) and Vogue is my key source to what goes into my portfolio. So Many ads with high fashion, cut out what you like, arrange, and paste it to show your creativity.

It's all about the clothing. Though it sure is a bit degrading. Media image portrayal on women is depicting; models typically being emanciated and tall symbolize beauty and everything else. Being all fashion, Vogue surrounds this world of the impossible "ideal", from a cover with the ghastly yoga super model Chrity turlington (who was featured bent in all abnormal ways wearing a skimpy yoga thong thing. *intense therepy*) to ads with the new "it models". So be carefull not to get sucked into the "ideal" vogue and fashion promotes.

In conclusion. if you just want literature, invest your money in the new yorker.

5-0 out of 5 stars Vogue is in a league of its own
As Vogue documents the hottest looks from the world's best designers, the entire fashion industry holds its breath in anticipation- then scrambles to interpret what Vogue dictates: the magazine is that influential. If you're looking for good, practical advice on cosmetics or picking the right style swimsuit for your body type, you're better off with Glamour or Marie Claire. What you'll find in Vogue is not really "practical" but rather high falutin', haute couture kind of stuff. Compared to other popular women's magazines, what distinguishes Vogue from the rest is how it successfully situates the fashion/beauty business as a vital, viable and artistic component of culture and society. So you're not just getting fashion layouts to look at, but also great articles on writers, architects, actors, art exhibits, and so on. Most everything pictured in Vogue is of course, out of the average person's price range, and the overall magazine's tone makes no apologies for this snobbery. But I still think it's a beautiful magazine to look at for its artistic vision, and for well-written articles on culture.

3-0 out of 5 stars A good magazine but not like it used to be
Gosh how I yearn for the days when supermodels were splashed on the cover of "Vogue" magazine. I dont think I have an issue from within the past few years that a real model (and I dont mean Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon or Jennifer Aniston) has graced the covers for at least two consecutive months. I suppose this is Hollywood's answer to models becoming actresses that now the actresses are becoming models. Sorry but even though I think Nicole Kidman is a wonderful actress with a model figure, give me Gisele or Karolina any day of the week.

4-0 out of 5 stars Still My Favorite Magazine
I 'discovered' fashion magazines at age 12 and, more than 20 years later, Vogue has remained my favorite. It exposed me to the glamour and lifestyle that up until that point I did not know existed - the fashion spreads and even the advertisements made (and still make) quite an impression on me. I especially enjoy reading Andre Leon Tally's Style Fax every month, in addition to "People Are Talking About," and of course the fasion layouts never fail to disappoint me.
Keep up the good work.

5-0 out of 5 stars Mass with Class
How can you not love Vogue? In this day in age of reality tv, do it your self magazines, and everything banal that Americans love so much, it's really quite wonderful to have a fantasy. Who wants to read about themselves? Certainly not me. I love Vogue's photography and I really like the fact that they often publish photos that push the envelope, then someone will write a letter to the editor in a fury, and Vogue will publish the photo again - little tiny this time - right by their little letter. But c'mon now- what other fashion magazine can you read that also talks art, politics, and food? Yes, even people who can keep their food down like this magazine. Jeffery Steingarten is informative and entertaining, Irving Penn is a genius, the art direction is chic and smart, and the editors do a great job keeping an instituion alive and modern. ... Read more


5. Marie Claire
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Asin: B00005N7RA
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Hearst Magazines
Sales Rank: 38
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Sex, romance, shoes, lingerie, diet, guns, war--Marie Claire is a grab bag of hot issues for the modern woman. Combining a powerful feature on gun control laws with an article on the best lingerie to wear with low-slung jeans, Marie Claire proves that beauty magazines need not be all fluff and no substance. It provides one-stop shopping for the Cosmo woman craving a little more from her fashion magazine--the kind of woman who can talk politics while painting her nails and solving her relationship woes, all while on the treadmill. Yet for all its attempts to become a jill of all trades, Marie Claire remains a powerhouse in one field: beauty. From the hottest lip or polish color to the latest haircut, from the best tools of the trade to the must-have scent of the year, Marie Claire remains unsurpassed as the best source for beauty advice, and those pages alone are worth the cover price. --Daphne Durham ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Substance as well as style
For my money, "Marie Claire" is the best of the women's fashion magazines.Other reviewers have compared it to "Cosmo," but "Marie Claire" has got a lot more depth to it.Yeah, the fashion spreads and fun articles are there, but this magazine goes beyond the usual fashion mag drivel to actually talk about real issues that affect women all over the world--things like forced arranged marriages, the international trade in sex slaves, how caste affects women in India, etc. etc.Even the fluff pieces are written witha certain amount of insight.The bottom line is that "Marie Claire" actually treats its readers as intelligent beings rather than just consumers of trendy fashion items.

5-0 out of 5 stars great for women's studies majors
this magazine is great if you are interested in social issure concerning women.I am a women's studies major, and i always use the special report section of this magazine for sources for my research

5-0 out of 5 stars Me and my best friend Marie Claire
Every issue is like a night out for drinks with the girls!It covers everything we talk about from men and sex to fashion and beauty, even health tips, and especially what's going on in the world today! Everything that effects a woman in today's society.
It's honest, earnest and fun to read.

Marie Claire is my best friend and my best friend's best friend.Keep up the good work.

5-0 out of 5 stars Meet the Anti-Cosmo
Marie Claire is the best womens' general interest magazine in the U.S. today because:

1) It still has the fluffy/girly "Cosmoesque" articles we can't help loving (i.e. "What are his p.j.'s telling you?") -- which the upscale fashion magazines (such as Vogue) won't cover -- but it presents these in a much more respectful way than Cosmopolitan (or even Glamour) would. ~For example, in an article entitled, "How long should you wait to get married?", a handful of couples of differing experiences simply explain what worked for them. There is absolutely no commentary; readers are to take these first-hand accounts and decide how they feel about the issue for themselves. (This is how Marie Claire does most of its articles.) This is in direct contrast to the Cosmo approach which, no doubt, would have included a timetable to follow and games to play to make it happen, all under the authoritative voice of some quacky, pseudo-"expert".
2) It has intelligent stories about women around the world. These are very eye-opening and mind-expanding, and often offer information on how the reader can get involved with the issue presented.
3) Its fashion coverage is extensive and top-notch for a magazine that is not solely dedicated to fashion. It presents trends and how to wear them in the real world, as well as a wide array of pieces for every shape and budget.(For my purposes, it serves me better than the upscale fashion magazines.)
4) It only uses models for (some of) the fashion spreads.All other articles feature the ("real") people who are explaining their experiences in relation to the articles' topics.This provides for a much more realistic perception of the body.

Considering the above, I still find it amazing that Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan are published by the same group!

4-0 out of 5 stars A Fashion Mag with Class
I have just recently begun to read Marie Claire regularly, and I must say that it is refreshing compared to most other magazines. In the past I had to buy several magazines to cover what I wanted to know, but MC covers fashion (including both high priced items as well as items that a poor college kid can afford-a big plus since this is a large market for beauty mags) and it also covers important issues from around the world. Although I wish it had a little more on fitness and health it still keeps me coming back to the newsstand every month. ... Read more


6. Lucky
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Asin: B00005NIRG
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Publisher: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Sales Rank: 63
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Lucky is about what girls love best: SHOPPING!
I was so happy when my boyfriend surprised me with a subscription to Lucky!! This is a great magazine for women aged 20-35 and is about the thing we love best: SHOPPING!

Lucky is a great resource for extending your wardrobe in a smart, fashionable way that won't break the bank! If you're looking for real tips on wearable clothes and makeup and are tired of reading articles like "How to Please Your Man" (Cosmo) and "Here's What the New York Socalites Are Wearing" (Vogue), then Lucky is the magazine for you! Here are some of its monthly features:

- A page with "Yes" and "Maybe" sticky tabs for marking things you'd like to buy. No more messy dog-ears!
- Lucky Breaks: The back of the magazine has listings of clothes, accessories and makeup from hot stores that you get discounts on! (Many are online too, for easy at home shopping!)
- Four Girls, One...: This section shows one article of clothing worn by 4 different women in 4 differnt ways (ie. tough, sexy, work, weekend)
- The Lucky Guide: Showcases pages of a particular item of clothing including price and where to buy them. (January's issue featured lingerie)
- A Week's Worth of Style: Shows a modern woman and how she turns a few articles of clothing and accessories into a weeks worth of great looks. (January showcased Carolina Herrera Jr)
- Lucky Life: Great ideas for decorating your home in a fresh, funky style.
- City Spotlight: Showcases the great stores in one city per month, including such places as London and Vancouver, not just the US! (Includes phone numbers and/or websites so you can actually buy the clothes!)

People may complain that there are a lot of ads in Lucky, but have they not noticed them in other magazines? Lucky is dedicated to shopping, so ads make sense, and they're not any more prevelant than any other magazine.

This magazine gives fashion and beauty advice that you can use, and clothing you can actually afford to wear! As a 22 year old, I know that's what I'M looking for in a fashion magazine!

5-0 out of 5 stars If you like Allure, get Lucky!
I originally subscribed to Lucky (at a very low rate) because I knew it was by the same publishers as Allure and I got impatient waiting for my Allure once a month. Now it has a very valued place in my magazine collection. Not only is the layout very visually pleasing and fun to read, but the samples, coupons, contests and discounts will be worth more than the subscription cost. I would say there's an average of $5 in coupons from brands like Maybelline, Revlon and Almay each month. It really has something for everyone. It has fashion, beauty, spas and home decor. I myself love the skin and hair care & makeup trends. And the products featured are in a large price range from cheap to expensive. I found a great detangling conditioner from Origins in the pages, and in a large size it costs the same as drugstore brands--What a find!--and it really works. There are also advice columns so you can write in for your own beauty advice if you want. If you have ever wondered why your face creams cure wrinkles (or don't), then this magazine is for you. If you read a magazine to have fun and escape, Lucky is also for you--no articles about boyfriends, work (except what to wear), politics or social issues (unless they're trends)!

5-0 out of 5 stars The "It" magazine for those who love to shop.
I look forward to getting this delivered to me every month. If you are into clothes, handbags, accessories, shoes, fragrances, or beauty products then you will love Lucky. Right down to the little stickers that are available for you to place on your "YES/Maybe" items.

Lucky gives your trendy, classic, chic, preppy - whatever your taste may be. I like to see what's hot and then try to find copy-cats of the designer duds b/c who really can afford to spend(...) on a pair of Manolo shoes??

1-0 out of 5 stars Lucky? not quite so in shopping
Yes this magazine is for women who love shopping, but not for the average woman who doesn't want to spend $100 on a shirt, because that's about the average price of the clothing items featured throughout every issue. Out of my two year subscription to this magazine, I only remember one issue where there were some really good clothing at a reasonable price ($50). I use this magazine as a window to the latest trends, not as a shopping guide.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not for me
My age might be showing but I did not like this magazine and would like to cancel my subscription. ... Read more


7. Allure
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Asin: B00005N7OD
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Sales Rank: 164
Average Customer Review: 4.38 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite magazine !
Each month I really look forward to getting my Allure issue.

The magazines focus is on beauty though you will also find some fashion pieces.

What I like most is the magazines unusual look at beauty. For example past issues have included a peek inside at the items in some bathroom cabinets belonging to well knowed women.
What strippers at Scores use to take care of their bodies. An article on the man who inspired the movie Shampoo.

And there are many traditional articles on beauty. Allure excells at being on the cutting edge of new technology that will make you even prettier. On these pages you will find out about botox, laser surgery, high tech hair and more.

Allure is refreshing in that it does not have a diet article every month. In fact several years ago Allure made a point to state that it did not want to offer up a diet of the month. But Allure does share tidbits of diet information like the latest on sweeteners or water weight. It will also occasionally run true life stories on dealing with the emotional side of eating problems. And recently has tracked two women and their weight loss efforts over several months.

Fashion articles are limited to a few pages and usually include pictorials on new trends, staking out the look of a star and the latest scoop on accessories.

Definately Allure is the magazine to buy to learn how to keep your look fresh and fun!

5-0 out of 5 stars Fashion! Makeup! More Makeup!
Ever flip through a magazine, skip all the articles, and dive straight into the beauty section? I have. Good beauty advice is what I want most out of my magazines. Well, Allure is a magazine devoted to beauty.

It covers everything from makeup, clothing, skin care, to health and the ups and downs of plastic surgery.

There are special little features in every issue that totally devote themselves to one aspect of beauty. One month the article was devoted to how to pluck your eyebrows, and it covered everything from technique to good tweezers to what to do to reduce swelling. Another month it centered around sunglasses and recommended styles and shapes to suit your skin tone and shape of face. Another month it was devoted to eyeliners! What kind of liners do what, what brands are recommended, how to apply pencil, liquid, powder liners... wheee, it's pure heaven for any beauty fanatic.

I also love how they take the time to go over what type of makeup the featured celebrity is wearing on the cover. It bothers me when I see the featured celeb wearing a divine shade of cosmetics and not being able to find out what it is and where to get it.

There is beauty Q&A galore in Allure. Some of the most respected names in haircare, makeup, nails, skincare, etc., are regular contributers to Allure and answer questions sent in by readers.

There's also a makeover in every issue!

So renown is Allure's makeup savvy that if a brand of beauty product wins an Allure's viewer's choice award, they proudly display it on ads and packaging. The editors and reporters do a fine job of introducing and reviewing new products, something I love reading about.

Aside from beauty advice, they also produce some very serious articles regarding beauty. In one month's issue, Allure reported on the various forms of cosmetic procedures and produced before/after pictures of each featured procedure and reported the pros and cons along with reviewing the general effectiveness.

If you love beauty and haircare, get Allure!

What you'll find lacking from Allure are the political articles (like you'll find in Marie Claire) and the sex and relationship articles (like in Cosmo and Glamour). This is first and foremost a magazine devoted to beauty all the way through.

5-0 out of 5 stars I like how Allure focuses on Beauty
I don't currently have a subscription but I did have one for about 2 years when I was first getting into cosmetology. Allure is nice in that it isn't quite as varied on it's topics as the other magazines. They often have more beauty & hair related articles than other magazines and I like that about them. I really like how in just about every issue they have these Beauty 101, or Hair 101 cards that you can save to tell you how to do a manicure or do your hair a certain way. It's a nice little bonus. I did buy a few issues recently (April & May 04) and they were still including them. I do plan on subscribing again when I get the chance. Thank you for your time.

4-0 out of 5 stars A very good beauty magazine
Unlike the other major fashion/beauty magazines which put fashion first and beauty a distant second, the focus of "Allure" is 90% beauty, 10% fashion. In fact, "Allure" could dispense with the fashion section entirely; the clothes aren't interesting and the photo layout for the clothes is just plain dull. And the monthly article on an acting/recording star is a waste of space. But the makeup section and the beauty tips are great. One of my favorite sections is the Directory, which features top beauty salons in major cities around the country. For the past year "Allure" has also run a monthly makeover section featuring two women who underwent a year-long makeover mostly dedicated to losing weight and shaping up; the subjects are women readers can identify with. "Allure" is one of the few fashion/beauty magazines to regularly feature models of all ethnic groups in their editorial pages with makeup shades that look good on women of every shade from ebony to ivory. One of "Allure"'s greatest strengths is that they don't pander to any makeup company or brand; they are upfront about what works and what doesn't. They have also run some serious articles about the pluses and negatives of cosmetic surgery and the risks involved. In the world of fashion/beauty magazines, "Allure" occupies a special niche of its own.

5-0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Beauty Magazine
I only subscribe to two magazines now. One is "O" and the other is "Allure". I bought the premiere edition while on a business trip. I subscribed right away. I have had a subscription ever since. It's clearly a magazine for those interested in the latest in make-up, skin care and perfume. It mentions products before they even hit the market. I've had people at department store make up counters ask me how did I know about such and such when it wasn't available yet. There are some articles, but nothing too serious. You don't read this magazine for the articles. It's mostly a fun magazine to have around ... Read more


8. Womans Day
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Edited to meet the daily needs of today's American woman. Including info & advice on beauty, fashion, food, health/fitness, home, family, relationships, careers, money, management, crafts & current issues.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Full of good stuff
If it's important to women, they cover it. Each month I keep pages from this publication--recipes, articles, websites or products to try... bits of info to pass along to other women. Just a damn fine publication.

2-0 out of 5 stars Boring, Really Boring
.... The articles and spreads are not at all remarkable; there's nothing here that will blow your mind. The projects are fun but they don't look good at all. The recipes are ok but nothing you couldn't find in any cookbook. I understand that for a very low price you get 17 issues but if you actually hold an individual issue, it's incredibly thin. I noticed that even the binding is bigger than the amount of paper! .... Woman's Day is the school marm of the bunch.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Very Happy
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5-0 out of 5 stars Creative Recipe Ideas & Fun, Colorful Articles about Life
A real favorite in this magazine is the page of quotes, It is sure to bring a smile or teach you something about life. They also always have cleaning tips, health topics, diet and exercise solutions, true stories, beauty hints, inspirational articles, soul nourishing tips, recipes, recipes and more recipes, family/children, flowers, end of the magazine article to make you think about life, and gardening hints.

If you want to find a cover story fast, they have an "on our cover" section in the index. In Every Issue there is a shopper's guide and a recipe index.

The articles are helpful and in the March 2002 issue they had an article on how to be less stressed. They also had an article on PCOS which is apparently more common than we women think.

The beauty sections show you the newest fashion and you can decide if you want to adapt your style to the trends. Always seems rather chic.

Some of the recipes in the March 2002 issue included:

A luscious Lemon Coconut Pound Cake
Coconut Macaroons
Peanut Butter Oat Bars
Baby Cheesecakes - really cute
Banana Salsa
French Oven Beef Stew
Pasta with Shrimp

The recipes are not difficult and seem practical.

Even the advertising in this magazine is colorful and fun.

A Very "American Gal" type magazine.
Nothing fancy, just real life.

5-0 out of 5 stars it's just great
I'VE BEEN READING SO MANY MAGAZINE SINCE I WAS A TEEN AND I THINK THIS ONE IS THE BEST. IT IS NOT MUCH INTO SEXY STUFF OR STYLE OR...BUT STILL IT HAS A PICK OF EVERY USEFUL SUBJECT. ... Read more


9. Harper's Bazaar
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5-0 out of 5 stars High Fashion
Harper's is the best if you enjoy high fashion.Yes, most of the items featured are completely unaffordable for the average person.However, by looking at the featured designer items and the gorgeous photo layouts, you can get an idea of what's fashionable or will be fashionable in about 2 months.If you want to stay ahead of the trends, this is a must-have.

2-0 out of 5 stars fur?
Why are the editors hell-bent on featuring fur?!

1-0 out of 5 stars Pretty... But who can afford this stuff?
I picked up an issue of this monstrosity out of curiosity one day, and I learned my lesson quickly: to never buy it again.Sure, it's glossy and swank, chock-full of fabulousness, but there is one gigantic, glaring problem: NO ONE IN THE INTENDED AGE RANGE CAN AFFORD THESE ITEMS! Unless of course, her Mummy and Daddy have Money to giver her to keep her Happy with such things.Nothing featured in here is under $150, and that's for underwear.UNDERWEAR! (...)No one I know in this mag's intended age range (well, except for one, but that's a long story and she doesn't dress in such things) has the kind of money to drop on $8000 designer dresses that will be out of style in three weeks.Save your money on this worthless rag and buy a new lipstick instead.It'll make you feel much better.

2-0 out of 5 stars A visual treat -- but that's about it
"Harper's Bazaar" has been running a losing race with "Vogue" for the past 40 years.The magazine should play to its strengths.Its graphics and photo layouts are terrific.However, the articles are insipid and superficial; not worth a read."Bazaar" unfortunately went downhill when Liz Tilberis took over the top spot; in the 60s and 70s the look was all about elegance and glamour.Ms. Tilberis stated in an editorial in the 90's that fashion was all about "youth and ectomorphism" and featured human Barbie dolls in grunge outfits.Okay, it looked funny, but what woman over 25 would spend good money to look like that?The impression one gets from reading "Bazaar" now is that it's still trying to find its target audience.When "Bazaar" stops acting as if it were afraid to compete with Vogue and emphasizes its strengths, it will be a much better magazine.

5-0 out of 5 stars for fashion lovers!
THIS is the best magazine for those of us who LOVE high fashion!Not full of soft-porn like Cosmo, or teeny-bopper oriented fashion like Lucky, Glamour, etc., and not patronizing and politicized like Elle!Also not ALL about celebrities like In Style, although the non-trashy celebs are of course there.No stupid tips on how to manage life in your early 20's!

This is for the women who love the Style Channel, Vogue, and even Allure (a wonderful beauty/cosmetics mag).I've been a devoted reader since I was about 30; I wish I had found this sooner because I couldn't stand the magazines aimed at the 20- somethings even when I was that age!

AND...by the way, Amazon is the best source for subscriptions, in my humble opinion.I have ALWAYS gotten my new sub issues EXTREMELY quickly! ... Read more


10. Glamour
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Glamour is the twentysomething woman's "Miss Manners" and charm-school bible, bursting at the seams with intimations, propositions, and warnings: how to dress for a dinner party, how to turn him on in five minutes, how to avoid the dreaded "fashion don't." Glamour's mission is to help the young woman trapped between Seventeen andVogue find her way to becoming a happier, healthier, sexier gal. Unabashedly girly, including all the things we've come to expect from beauty and fashion mags--celebrity style gossip, hot trends in hair and makeup, quizzes, and quick fixes for everything from broken nails to fractured friendships--Glamour is girl talk, pure and simple. --Daphne Durham ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I like it
I really like this mag. Its much different from others. This mag is more well rounded it covers fashion, health, beauty, real life stories, sex, dating, food recipes, advice. I don't agree with them all the time but its become my favorite magazine, its so much better than others. I think it appeals to intelligent, independent females who are in their 20s & 30s. Its pretty good & I enjoy reading it each month.

5-0 out of 5 stars Jane & Glamour: better combo
I would combine a subscription of this magazine with one of Jane. Jane magazine is sassy, intelligent and witty, and written in a way you talk with a friend. None of the namby-pamby captions to the photos you see in this magazine, and the fashion spreads, tips and stories are incredible. I wish Jane were thicker, but it is a magazine I read from cover to cover. Glamour is great in the sense that its scope is broad, and has lots of topics. Jane is excellent because it's written for women who enjoy thinking for themselves, and don't just believe everything the media feeds them. Jane: Smartly written for smart women. Glamour: a good companion to it.

1-0 out of 5 stars bad delivery
I subscribed in June and received my first issue in September, but haven't been receiving anymore issues since!! I love Glamour and it really sucks seeing new issues coming out at bookstores and don't get your own one. Next time I'll definitely subscribe from another source.

4-0 out of 5 stars a favorite
Glamour is one of my favorite mag's because its not ridiculous like Cosmo. I can't stand Cosmo. Glamour is a very girly magazine that focuses on trends, celebs, beauty, fashion, it also has how-to articles which is my favorite section in Glamour and they also include intelligent articles on health, finance, career, fitness, etc. There is a sex section but its not sex-obssessed like Cosmo is and Glamour doesn't have "please your man" articles. It seems more equal. Its a great fashion mag and if you're into this kind of stuff then I suggest Glamour because it seems more balanced than other mag's out there.

3-0 out of 5 stars May be on the rebound
...I've been disappointed in many of the changes to the magazine since that time. More specifically, when long-time editor Ruth Whitney was replaced with the editor of Cosmopolitan (whose name I can't recall), the magazine seemed to transform into "Cosmo light": it was suddenly filled with articles on celebrities and sex, and some of my favorite features (such as the book recommendations) disappeared. I missed the more intelligent magazine of my earlier years and considered cancelling my subscription, but because I was still deriving some enjoyment from the entertainment features, I continued reading. A few years ago, a new editor, Cynthia Leive, took over, and since then, there has been another--although less dramatic--transformation. The celebrity and sex features are still there, but now they're balanced by more intelligent articles (and yes, my book recommendations have returned!). This is still not the Glamour of old, but there is definitely hope for continued recovery of this once-great magazine. ... Read more


11. W
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5-0 out of 5 stars I LOVE W
I've always read W and the magazine never dissapoints me. Its great and "delicious" articles and vibrant photographs add so much fun to reading the magazine. It always has a little bit of everything, from beauty, fashion, fitness to gossip. It's like having a full course meal! Just look at the cover of this month's (August) issue. The beautiful photograph just shows how great this magazine really is!

3-0 out of 5 stars FOR THE HIGH END OF LIFE
One of my former friends got me hooked on this magazine and I do enjoy it. I enjoy reading about the designers and their lifestyles. What I like the most is the page after page of interesting and beautiful people in their clothes. The articles are in depth and not usually everyone's cup of tea. There is one section called SUZY which is okay at best. That section is geared towards the "upper crust" (in my opinion).
I like reading the articles about the "empire" of fashion such as Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Gucci, Versace, etc. I love how these people have set the world of fashion on fire and people like me enjoy what is out on the market.
I enjoy fashion and the fashion trends. I tend to shop at Versace, Hermes, Ralph Lauren and Neiman Marcus. I like to keep on top of the world of fashion. I consider myself a slightly above average fashion expert. I know what looks good and how it should be worn. Granted I am not that good at telling the difference between designer fashions, but I try.
I recommend this magazine for those who yern to be part of the "fashion conscience" elite. This magazine is not just for women. Even men, like myself, can appreciate beauty in all of its forms: including haute couture and the runway.

5-0 out of 5 stars Why this magazine rocks.......
This magazine is the absolute best around for fashion. It hits every huge and upcoming trend way before it comes out. A lot of people seem to be griping about how expensive everything is and how you can only be a millionaire to dress like that. However I love this magazine not for the fact that its chock full of expensive designer clothes, but for the styles and fantastic outfits themselves. There are a million ways to use ideas from this magazine and work them into your wardrobe. There are plenty of cheaper options like vintage clothing stores and customizing sale items- all to get the coveted designer look that W illustrates with absolute perfection. I'm a poor college student and even though I'm not in fashion design, I use W all the time and make clothes that are deadringers for alot of the ones featured in W. I even used a couple dresses in this very magazine and copied them into two different prom dresses. Its suprisingly more simple than one would think. This magazine is an essential for me. The rest of them can not and will not ever be able to measure up to W, because W has the inside connections to show you (in gigantic glossy spreads neverless!)whats hot before it hits mainstream- and I don't mean small town mainstream, I mean beating the styles and having them before they even reach a mall and lightyears before they turn into a hoochie-craze (a la "LV" mukrami bags!) and fake Tiffany's silver. If you are a young woman who loves to call the trends before anyone else, do yourself a favor and pick up this magazine. I guarentee you that if you keep an open mind- it will be one of your best buys yet.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fab Photos
W has the best layouts of any fashion magazine today - they are creative and often quite wacky. It's not that their content is different from any other magazine, but the presentation is unique. Apart from the aesthetics of the fashion spreads, this magazine is pretty much like all the others. If you want visual inspiration, this is a great magazine. If you are looking for good reading or fascinating articles, don't buy it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Mostly boring.
I guess if you're one of those lucky people who has more money and time than they know what to do with, W is for you. This magazine focuses mostly on rich people, the clothes they buy, and the parties that they attend. I'm not just talking celebrities, either. If that was the case, then perhaps W would be onto something. But no... W prefers to devote at least half their articles to spotlighting people like Eugino Lopez, "heir to the vast Jumex juice fortune." And then they tell us about their beachfront properties, glittering social circles, and $1,700 Louis Vuitton Murakami purses. I don't know about you, but anyone who is willing to pay that much for something that looks like an embossed leather Hot Pocket isn't worth paying $4.50 to read about. ... Read more


12. Elle - American Ed
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Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars More than just clothes
After years of reading tens of magazines a month I can now say that this is by far my favorite. For the fashion vicitm, Elle provides more than runway shots of clothes, it provides photos which help one to personalize the latest styles. The clothes in this magazine seem to be less uptight than in other fashion magazines like Vogue. In addition to great fashion, Elle provides updated reviews on hot music, movies, and books. This magazine is wonderful for giving its reader information on some of the latest pop culture trends both in the U.S. and abroad while straying from what is presented in mainstream culture.

2-0 out of 5 stars more ads than articles...
This magazine nearly drove me nuts. There are way too many advertisements, and if there's a specific article that you're dying to read you might spend up to five minutes just looking for the darn thing. In addition, half of the pages in the magazine are NOT numbered which makes it incredibly difficult to find what you want to read. If you're into lots of photos to get ideas for your wardrobe then this magazine would be perfect for you, but if you're a person who likes a good balance of interesting articles and stylish ideas then look elsewhere. Also many of the styles found in this magazine are only affordable for the wealthy to upper-middle class group. But if it's ideas you like, then this will do.

5-0 out of 5 stars Elle is Just Perfect
Elle is the kind of magazine that makes me glad to be a woman.
One of my favorite things about it is Ask.E.Jean;This woman is a womans' woman,a modern day Ann Landers and she tells it like it is in a humorous but thoughtful way and I adore her!
Another wonderful thing about Elle is the Fashion and clothing -it is to die for and so beautifully photographed that you could frame it and hang it on the wall if you so desired.
Elle has interesting articles on human relations,health and up to the minute news from around the world including gossip on celebrities and the latest parties and who wore what.
In my humble opinion Elle is the magazine of the moment for all women but especially for those who enjoy a little smart with they're pretty.

5-0 out of 5 stars Elle is a fantastic fashion magazine!
One of the things I love about this magazine is that it has not only beautiful fashion spreads and great items, it also has a lot of articles about books, theater and film. The articles are well written and researched and they are always compelling. I am always excited to get my new Elle and I usually pour over it for hours after i recieve it. It is a top notch magazine full of class and style.

4-0 out of 5 stars For the fashion victim at heart!
...I love Elle because it's a magazine for women who love the latest styles in, well, everything. I especially look for what's new in shoes and accesories. Some of the articles are good too, but I would like it if they wrote more hard-hitting features. Which brings me to the one thing I don't like about the mag: not intelligent enough. And they ought to cut down on the ads a bit. Other than that, it is the perfect mag for the fashion victim. Definitely worth getting a subscription! ... Read more


13. Cosmo Girl
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4-0 out of 5 stars Better Than Most Magazines
People may think Cosmo Girl is inapporpriate. Cosmo Girl gets a bad reputation from Cosmoplolitan. It's a really good magazine. There is a great amount about fashion and has a list of all sorts of new clothes that people can actually afford unlike other magazines. They have a great deal about make up and what to buy. They list all sorts of new lip glosses and such. There's great interviews with celbrities and I ecspecially like in the back where they have celebrities saying all sorts of funny quotes. my favorite part of the magazine has got to be that ther's stories and stuff from real, everday people. I love to read everything in the "Speak Out" where girls are allowed to write about problems they face in their lives. I also like to read the real life stories which can be really sad at times. Cosmo Girl has tons of letters from people with all sorts of cool stories in the magazine. Cosmo Girl does have boys in the magazine, almos every teen magazine is gonna have stuff about how to kiss and boys and everything else. I just don't read that stuff and pay attention to the interviews, makeup, fashion, and real stories. Cosmo Girl stands out it's real life. It has to be my favorite because it talks about real girls. You Go Cosmo Girl!!

5-0 out of 5 stars An actual variety magazine
Cosmogirl! is the best magazine ever. I also have a love for Seventeen Magazine, but I like Cosmogirl! because it has somewhat vareity. There are articles about little problems girls have like how to fix a pimple or what outfit combination would work really well. Also, they have some very informitive articles. Also, a consistant page they have talks about horrific experiences girls have. Some of them are a little more than PG-13, and sometimes are a little scary. But I must say, I'm much more aware of really what I'm vulnerable too.
As a whole, I love this magazine, pick it up today :)

3-0 out of 5 stars Good clean fun
COSMOGIRL, little sister of COSMOPOLITAN, is a fluffy and light read that's fun for girls who don't feel like filling their head with useful info or absorbing themselves in literature. It's mainly targeted at the 13-19 audience, though I do know of older girls, say 21 and up, reading it. All that's in here, whether it be sexual or in reference to drugs, is nothing new and needn't be deemed taboo. If girls don't find out here, they may find out else where.

Griping parents, you might not like that. ;) So quit complaining about this print.

Anyway, besides the millions of advertisements, COSMOGIRL is semi-insightful when it comes to real life. Editor Atoosa Rubenstein has included controversial real-life stories that happened to real girls. Yet these types of horror stories, in a sense, serve as a guidance to today's youth. I also like that this magazine doesn't really preach absistenence, although some peeved readers have encouraged it via monthly mail. They've had articles on PROTECTION. Now that's useful!

The embarassing moments never really get old. Somehow, they keep on finding new, hilarious situations to publish. A more recent addition, MI VIDA LOCA, is even more enjoyable. Some of the stories are so outrageous that it makes you wonder if a reader merely conjured them up in her head...

Star interviews are also a genuine treat and almost always very well done. I've enjoyed interviews from Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon, Britney Spears, Mandy Moore, Kirsten Dunst, and others. Even if I don't enjoy a star's work on screen/in studio, the interviews sometimes are so insightful that I see a whole new side of them.

Overall, COSMOGIRL is worthwhile, probably your best bet next to SEVENTEEN. I broke my magazine addiction a year or so ago and I don't read them as nearly as much - most of which are total garbage. COSMO ain't great lit, but it isn't trash like TWIST and TIGER BEAT, either.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best teen magazine I've ever read.
Man, this magazine just rocks. It's so much better than most other teen magazines out there. And if you have the impression that it's going to be at all like Cosmopolitan, it isn't. It has the normal things that all teen magazines have--beauty, fashion, and celebrity articles. They also have articles on boys like most teen magazines, however, most are actually helpful and informative. The thing that makes this magazine stand out from the others though, in my opinion, is all of the "real" articles they have every month. They always have an article on a real story or a current issue (such as a girl that was addicted to a drug or an article on gay marriage). Then, for this year, they're covering the election with monthly articles by one girl who's following the campaigns. They also have very useful articles for things such as how to buy your first car. Excellent magazine that anyone who likes the normal teen magazines should look into.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great magazine!
CosmoGIRL! is an excellent magazine for those teens who want a magazine focused on all aspects of their life, not just one thing like fashion or beauty. As another reviewer commented, this magazine may get a bad reputation because of its sister magazine Cosmopolitan, but it's actually an appropriate and un-trashy magazine for girls ages 12 through 18.

CosmoGIRL! covers real-life stories, fashion, beauty, celebrities, music, movies, and more all in one issue. And the best part is, there's plenty of it too, not just one or two pages. The magazine features many imformative and touching real-life stories, and interviews with all of your favorite stars. In addition, there's also the fun stuff like embarrasing moments stories and fun and risky stuff to try that month. And of course, my favorite column, "Cool Room," where real girls get awesome bedroom makeovers.

Overall, CosmoGIRL! is a great magazine. There's not that much talk about sex in it, either, so you can feel comfortable giving it to a twelve-year-old girl to read. I found it to be a wonderful magazine and I know that I will be adding it to my subscription list. ... Read more


14. Teen Vogue
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1-0 out of 5 stars too many adds
I thought the articles were good...although there weren't that many of them. Almost the whole magazine was full of adds! All the articles and models were wearing clothes that nobody would wear in public or at least i've never seen anyone wear those clothes. I would NOT recommend this magazine to anyone.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love Teen Vogue
Teen Vogue is definetely the best teen magazine out there. The layout and articles are much more sophisticated than many other magazines. It also has the BEST fashion in the entire world within its pages. The articles are never boring and the price is very affordable, unlike many other magazines. If you like fashion,music and other interesting articles. I definetly recommend Teen Vogue. It is the only magazine I am willing to subscribe to ...and that statement is coming from a magazine addict. So go out and get the best magazine for teens out there.Thank you Teen Vogue

5-0 out of 5 stars It's gr8!!!
Teen Vogue is totally different to what you would think from the front. It isn't all about articles like "my dad raped me" n all this rubbish. Its got interviews from interesting musicians and people who have made a difference in the world.
I recommend you 2 buy it!!!!!
Luv me xXx

4-0 out of 5 stars Good price
teen vogue is a a pretty good deal for $1.99 and issue. they keep you up to date on the latest trends, but also bring in pop culture (movies, music, etc.) Although they can't possibly rival Vogue's coverage of the fashion world, they do show the trends that most teen girls would like. lots of cool ads. interesting layout. i always enjoy reading it. it gives me good ideas before i go thrifting.

3-0 out of 5 stars Its ok
Its ok, its fine if ur OBSESSED WITH THE LATEST trends but if ur not then its not for you.
The reason i did rate it 4 starts is because there Articles about real life ARE INTERESTING, I like there music/movies section, and they dont talk like the typical teen magazine (with ur, bf etc...) they make the magazine look very sophisicated with how they type out the articles and their pictures and also the magazine size is really COOL! ... Read more


15. Shop Etc.
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16. Jane
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Leave it to Jane Pratt, the young maverick editor of Jane, to name a magazine after herself. Jane (her readers call her by her first name) and her best friends (who just happen to work at Jane) gossip about what to wear to that cool party, who is the gutsiest or wimpiest celebrity, or which cold medicine tops the road test ("Phlegm Be Damned"). The fashion pages freely mix designer wear--a Versace dress over a Gap T--which lends them a streetwise edge. Every issue bursts with chatty features with the usual girl stuff: clothes, makeup tips, food (but not diets!), movie stars' lives, music, and horoscopes, interspersed with serious social issues and liberal servings of addictive reader surveys. --Katherine Koberg ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Jane magazine is the best!!
hmm..Jane magazine..where to start...first, let me just say that i have a subscription to practically every magazine focused towards women under the age of thirty...and i have found that Jane magazine is by far highly superior to the others. No other magazine compares to the level of greatness that Jane has achieved. The actual content is wonderful! The articles are at times thought provoking and meaningul..but all the rest is helpful and often hilarious! Jane is the one magazine that makes me feel compelled to stop what im doing and read it the moment i receive it in the mail. If you are even considering subscribing to Jane, you definately should. It is filled w/articles, reviews, some celebrity talk,awasome advice and hilarious editorials that will become something that you look forward to every month. Also, keep a look out for the prank and the week long challenge (not sure what they're called) articles, they are soo funny. Have fun reading!

5-0 out of 5 stars Jane is so sassy!
I'll admit, I was hesitant to buy this magazine, I thought it wouldn't live up to the wonderful former publication by Jane Pratt, Sassy magazine. (Remember all those gasp-out-loud articles??) JANE has all the humor and down to earth articles we loved about Sassy, but now its just a little more grown up and glossy. In each issue, I can always count on reading an article about something I've never even gave a second thought to, like the women in Cambodia who defuse land mines for a living. I also enjoy the regular feature columns like "It Happened to Me" where real readers tell their real life amazing stories. Another favorite column of mine is "The Same 5 questions we ask everyone" where celebs are presented with 5 questions that aren't normal celeb interview fare.

The fashion features are very cool and realistic, featuring things you might actually be able to afford. If you need a break from the other magazines that rehash the same old articles like "lose 1!0 POUNDS FAST!" or "what your man REALLY wants!" I definitely recommend JANE.

4-0 out of 5 stars Like reading Playboy for the articles
This is NOT your typical girly magazine. I mean that, however, in the best way possible. It gets to the reader on (some) pretense of fashion, celebrities, and makeup but is really, really a smart read. If you're the quintessential girly girl, it might catch you with its gossip and fashion photo spreads, you'll end up loving it for its "mind", though. No one's too fat in here, no makeup "must-have's", no gimmicks to getting him to love you. Nope, just stuff a little bit deeper in here.

The articles are definitely the best part of this magazine. I've seen everything covered here from politics to perfume testing. It's like no girly magazine you've ever seen before. They do have the usual gossip and trends but put forth in a much more thought-provoking way any smart girl will end up, if not loving, at least liking enough.

They also have the celebrity issue every year where celebrities come together to "produce" most of the magazine. It's quite refreshing to see what these people can come up with, usually with very funny results.

I gotta admit I'm not a subscriber but I do pick it up from time to time. It's a fun, smart detour from the usual Cosmo. Buy it for the fluff, love it for its mind.

5-0 out of 5 stars Always a surprising
Amidst the nail polish endorsements and reviews of different skin bronzers, you will find inteligent, inscisive, witty articles on such subjects as breast-feeding, whitehouse politics as relivent to women's health, and trangendered men and their female partners. Not to mention the histerical interviews with top celebrities and not-so-well-known artists and activists. They lure you in with cover lines like "How to look like a Model on the Cape," while inside, the article makes fun or anorxic, cranky beauty standards. Jane rocks my world on several levels.

5-0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Magazine
Coming from a woman in her mid-twenties, I love this magazine. It is my ultimate favorite one. It has fashion, but isn't cheesy like Cosmo. No articles on "How to Please your Man" nor does it make you feel as if you should have a man, as many other magazines geared towards women do. I once lent my Jane to a friend and she ended up subscribing to it herself. It's a bit more liberal than the more mainstream ones, which is another reason why I love it. ... Read more


17. Vanidades Continental
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Asin: B000066SZS
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Editorial Televisa
Sales Rank: 847
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars el primero, y el mejor
Vanidades is without a doubt the best Spanish language magazine for women, with a wide range of subject matter, good quality paper, and excellent photography.
It has a lot of news from Hollywood, as well as the latest "royal" gossip; a recent issue for instance had an article entitled "Celos de Reinas", on the less than friendly relations between the current and ex queens of Jordan. The July 2003 issue, has "Asi Vive Harry", a marvelous spread on England's young prince, showing his art, which is imaginitive and colorful, and a photo of him as a cadet in a camouflage uniform that will make young hearts flutter, showing that Prince Harry is turning into a serious hunk !

As an example of content, the July '03 issue also has: Two pages of Colombian artist Fernando Botero's massive sculptures; a tour of London, with advice on where to stay, shop, and dine; many pages devoted to make-up and fashion; Martha Stewart "¿Por qué la persiguen ?"; from Italy, the wedding of Zulemita, the daughter of Argentina's Carlos Menem; a section on decor (in this month the theme is bathrooms), and lots of yummy recipes; a serialized biography of Jackie Kennedy, a short novella, which is romantic "lite reading", and much more.
A big plus for me, is that Vanidades has so far, no ads that contain "perfume", which I appreciate; in fact, their ads are well placed and not as invasive as is the current trend in women's magazines.

From movie star chit-chat to some serious subjects, this magazine should appeal to women in a wide age range, and with diverse interests. It also has a "world view" that makes it interesting, and would be helpful for those studying Spanish, as it is well written and in an easy to read style

5-0 out of 5 stars La revista para la mujer de hoy
Vanidades Continental es, a mi juicio, la mejor revista para la mujer latina. Es muy completa, con articulos serios, instructivos y entretenidos. En ella encontramos temas acerca de los ultimos adelantos en medicina, vida en pareja, vida familiar, belleza, moda y el mundo de la farandula internacional. En resumen, tiene de todo un poco y lo mejor es que podemos disfrutar de la misma dos veces al mes. ... Read more


18. Elle Girl

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Asin: B00006LIR8
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Hachette Filipacchi Magazines
Sales Rank: 167
Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars SO MUCH BETTER THAN I EVER EXPECTED!!!
This magazine is so cool!!! I never thought I would love a fashion magazine, but was I ever wrong. This is a great magazine for older teens, or those in their early twenties. None of the embarassing moments or quizzes about how to land a boyfriend are in this magazine. Instead, you get great articles, helpful beauty tips, real girls, and stuff from all over the world. ELLEgirl works really hard on it's "global girl" section featuring girls from all around the world doing something cool and different, and then fashion in that part of the world. The articles rock and are on real life stuff and not stupid model biographies. The music, book, and movie reviews are wonderful, much more comprehensive and intelligent than most other teen magazines. I love the fact that ELLEgirl is committed to using real girls as much as possible as opposed to skinny models that don't look at all like the normal girl on the street, and that ELLEgirl uses stuff in their fashion spreads that is actually reasonably priced for teens. Unlike most other fashion magazines, almost all of the stuff featured is $100 or less. This magazine is so cool! I love it, and you will too!

4-0 out of 5 stars "Dare to Be Different" says it all
Elle Girl isn't really a typical teen magazine. Sure, it has all those fashion and beauty tips along with other stuff teens love, but it's a bit different from magazines such as YM and Seventeen.

Elle Girl is wonderful for fashion-concious people who don't have much of a budget, since many of the clothes are pretty affordable. Also, the beauty tips are very helpful too. Elle Girl doesn't really have that much real-life stuff such as embarrasing moments, world issues stories, true stories about girls, etc. Rather, it is a mix of mainstream marketing with music, TV, books, clothes, make up, etc.

Overall, I think Elle Girl is a pretty good magazine for girls who don't want anything past fashion, beauty, and celebrities. If you want a teen magazine that covers more issues, I recommend checking out YM, CosmoGIRL!, or Seventeen.

5-0 out of 5 stars Different
I just want to say that this is my favorite magazine (along with Teen Vogue). I love the way that it features teens from all around the world including how they dress, their customs, and what highschool life is like there. I am also glad that this magazine is not packed full of the same stories over and over about dating, having sex, and mainstream clothes, which can get boring and annoying after awhile. I would recommend this for anyone who likes unique fashions, different styles of music, and global situations.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not the average mag
YAY! Finally a teen magazine that I like! I've never subscribed to any kind of teen mag before (and I'm 16) because I found them sort of juvenille and tacky. ElleGirl is for people who want to be unique and different. I do wish they'd have more clothes that were cheaper, but they do give us ideas about how to do things ourselves, which is very cool. I like this magazine, and I'm looking forward to getting the next issue.

5-0 out of 5 stars Style & Substance for Teen Girls!
Wow, I love this magazine! It's gotten better and better over the 2 years it's been out. It puts an original spin on the teen magazine scene. Most magazines focus on the regular things: horoscopes, preppy fashion, and embarrassing moments. ELLEgirl, however, is something new and fresh. It is divided into sections such as PRETTYgirl, TOTALgirl, STYLEgirl, FANgirl, BOYS, and (my personal favorite) GLOBALgirl. GLOBALgirl focuses on topics around the world. It puts interviews in with teenage girls in places like Iraq, Japan, and so many others! It also talks about global issues around the world, and how they affect not only us here in the cheery U.S.A., but how it affects the teen girls there! This magazine's fashion, beauty, and fan sections are great as well. It is also less-expensive than most teen mags, obviously ELLEgirl is a treat for all! ... Read more


19. Vogue - French Ed

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Asin: B0000945IJ
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Editions Conde Nast
Sales Rank: 317
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome editors and fashion
Carine Roitfield is the editor-in-chief. She's the stylist that worked on Tom Ford's very 1st Gucci campaign, featuring photographer Mario Testino. M & M are the typography team; their work's on the lastest scribbles in the CK ads. French Vogue only features a variety of the hottest models and photographers on the covers and inside. Forget the tired celebrity covers and monotonous photographers of the american edition. It's pure fashion. Plus, it's hard to find the magazine distributed in the USA. Great price too. ... Read more


20. Latina
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Asin: B00005V3E8
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Publisher: Latina Media Ventures Llc
Sales Rank: 763
Average Customer Review: 3.56 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Not for Spanish students
I subscribed to this magazine because I'm an Intermediate Spanish student. To my disappointment, the magazine is mostly English with only some paragraphs here and there in Spanish. Lots and lots of advertising which is mostly in Spanish.

2-0 out of 5 stars Si esta buscando una revista bilingue, no gaste su dinero
Esta es una nota para todas que si hablan espanol y quieren comprar "Latina" porque segun es una revista bilingue. Yo la he comprado de vez en cuando por los ultimos dos anos y cada vez me quede disilusionada con la calidad de la traduccion en espanol. Yo se que hay muchos latinos que estan aqui que prefieren una revista en ingles, pero cuando la publicacion se llama "Latina", pues, ustedes me entienden. Los articulos son bien largos y las traducciones son en letras chiquititas, abajo, y como la mitad del tamano del articulo original.

3-0 out of 5 stars Try it!
Latina is a great, easy-to-read magazine that attempts to incorporate everything an 18 to 30 something year old Latina would care about. It scratches the surface of fashion, beauty, politics, and culture. The articles are informative, but unfortunately not too in-depth. However, it's just about the only magazine out there that addresses make-up for the Latina skin tone, clothes for the Latina body, and Latino political, health and cultural issues...so give it a try!

2-0 out of 5 stars A Weak Read - Filled with Ads and Stereotypes
I like the idea of a bilingual magazine, but LATINA's self-involved "spanglish" can be juvenile and borders on offensive at times. Although attempting to bridge the gap between the two languages that dominate US Hispanic society, it fails to make a connection in either one.

I've subscribed for a year and although I enjoy some of the articles and beauty tips as much as the next woman, I feel the magazine reads like a "poor-chica's" Nancy Drew mystery, with all its "buy-it-for-less" ads strategically inserted in the actual articles. That smacks of editorial sell out and lack of integrity. Plus, most of the articles seem to be written for 18-22 year olds. I don't know about you, but I grew up a long time ago!

Besides - Latinas (and all Latinos for that matter) have much more on their minds than the latest trends in mascara, runway fashion or shampoo! The magazine, though occassionally interesting, makes us appear two-dimensional, reinforcing negative images with its made-up language and limited editorial focus. It's as if LATINA is written for just one kind of Hispanic woman - a "Nuyorkina teen" with nothing on her mind except boys, sex and cosmetics!

For a much better read about Latinos in the US and our many contributions to the arts, culture and language of America, Hispanics would do far better to read Selecciones, Cristina or People en Español. At least those magazine offer more depth, news-worthiness, and expertise on fashion, beauty and the arts. Plus, reading in spanish means nothing if real MEANING is lost in translation - something LATINA succeeds at. With made up words and VERY loose use of both languages the magazine doesn't connect with either culture or present a unifying identity. Instead it often reinforces the finger-snappin'-salsa-lovin'-big-hipped vision of women of color. That's not something Latinas need these days - we can read AND think AND shop AND learn AND work in two languages - why do we feel we have to choose one or the other? Latina seems to think we must or - GOD forbid - we'll miss out on the latest trends for Fall Fashion! Que pena!

Sad thing is...advertisers seem to love it for all the wrong reasons (probably because they can read the english and dismiss the spanish.) That's too bad - our language should not be wrapped up in a neat package like LATINA as that undermines our common Hispanic identity. Instead, our bond of language should be celebrated and encouraged among Latino youth (the very target LATINA goes after.) We acculturate, not assimilate. We must incorporate the many worlds of Hispanic America (Spaniards and Boricuas, Cubanos and Argentinas, Mexicanas, Colombianas y Peruanos, etc.)through our beautiful language rather than kow-towing to advertisers and companies who dismiss us because they cannot read our words. That means they prefer we read THEIRs and at least for this reader, I CHOOSE to do both regardless of whether or not advertisers like it. Reading "en español" sets me apart and gives me an edge, plus it gives me a unique perspective I never get in LATINA.

Celebrate our culture AND our language - and maintain it for generations to come --- a good magazine like People Español or Vanidades can help you do that. A poor product like LATINA just undermines our own future.

5-0 out of 5 stars great find
I live in Europe and my sister sent me a copy of Latina that she received from a friend. I enjoyed it so much I subscribed.
I like the the diversity of latin women represented because each latin country has its own culture. I like the realistic make-up and fashion ideas that are not found in typical anglo magazines for Latin women. ... Read more


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