I enjoy reading fashion magazines; however, I do prefer the online versions and blogs and Facebook Pages, and tweets. I can’t imagine a grocery store or newsstand without the glossy magazines with the latest fashions on the covers. I like the interactivity and speed of news and the videos and photos that get updated regularly online. Though it is fun to have a magazine delivered and flip through the pages of photo shoots and celebrities and models all seemingly living such glamorous lives in comparison to my humdrum, mundane one.
Some of my favorite fashion magazines are Vogue, Glamour, Lucky, Elle, InStyle, and Harper’s Bazaar. Then there is the fashion industry ‘bible’: WWD. Fashion editors today are quite well-known, whether they appear in a documentary, a TV show, or are photographed at fashionable and prestigious events. Editors such as Roberta Myers (Elle), Anna Wintour (Vogue), Rosie Amodo (InStyle), Cynthia Leive (Glamour) set the tone for their respective magazines. The photo shoots, the clothes, the fashion designers, the models, all have the influence and approval of the fashion editor.
In the social media age of the Internet, will fashion magazines still be relevant? Or will purely digital versions replace the printed page? Or will they continue to co-exist?