The May Issues

It’s no secret I’m addicted to Fashion magazines and I am overly critical about the content of every issue. So far this post I’ve decided to give you the highlights of the most important magazines you should never miss…

Half way through this issue I had not read a page and had flipped through all of the articles complacently. Harper’s Bazaar is usually my favorite fashion magazine, but for some reason this issue has fallen completely flat. First off the cover star is too overexposed in the limelight. Second, the summer fashion issue is supposed to be filled with exciting new ideas that make you want to skip studying for finals and run straight to your closest store jam packed with ideas on your summer wardrobe. However, the only thing I’ve taken from this issue is ideas already used in spring – PRINT, PRINT,PLAIN, PRINT. Oh and jeans.

The only “new” addition was in the dressing for your age section, that highlighted the 20’s somethings Kate Middleton royal blue obsession.

The most interesting section consisted of a photo print layout of the cast of the comedy film, Bridesmaids. The actresses awkward couture poses boost cred for the movie, in my opinion. I was not interested in seeing the movie until I saw Rose Bryne in the awwww-dorable Valentino secretary skirt.

Vogue impressed slightly more than Harper’s. Various profiles on amazing women that will inspire you and make you want more out of life are a signature of the magazine, but are ever present in this issue making it a feel good vice.

The profile on Emma Stone made me love her more. She is a doll, who has had a blossoming career since jumping onto the movie scene with Superbad. As the new female lead in The Amazing Spider-Man it’s just a matter of time before she is the hottest commodity in Hollywood.

Up and coming designer Michael Cera look-a-like, J.W. Anderson, talks about his new line and how is inspiration is stemmed from dressing women in men’s wear attire. What do you think about his looks?

I’m not not a big fan of the styling at all, but I can see his individual pieces really becoming popular. The collection is very British inspired and has a lot of clean lines.

I was a hesitant Elle subscriber, because of the overwhelming amount of ads, however out of the four magazines I’ve reviewed Elle has had the best May content – so go BUY THIS ISSUE!!! This issue highlights new talent in music, like Adele, Willow Smith, Nicki Minaj, Feist, Hillary Scott, Robyn and old favorites like Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Nicks, Florence Welch, and Aretha Franklin.

The most fun of all of the magazines, Marie Claire offers readers not only just fashion, but girly advice that makes you feel like your not just sitting alone indulging in a magazine, but getting to talk to one of your favorite girlfriends! The Tim Gunn contribution is always a favorite and the human interest pieces really make you think. Sadly, this issue was mostly about the Glee girls in the centerfold (I’m not a Gleek…), but overall do BUY this issue.

I was excited to see Mamie Gummer, Meryl Streep’s daughter make a cameo in a photo shoot spread. She’s gorgeous and has her mothers smile – she was a refreshing model.

And for my favorite non-print magazine… GLAMOUR The best source for quick posts that will brighten your day.


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