In a recent post, Penny Dreadful asked her readers for advice on which magazine subscription to buy, and it got me thinking about the reasons for my own choices. Much to people’s amusement – and my frugal grandmother’s horror – I now get Elle, Vogue, InStyle and Harper’s, and love getting them in the post (apart from when the subscriber cover is inferior – Elle, I’m talking to you).
|InStyle’s cute ‘Ways to Style the New A-Line’|
There’s no denying that each one ‘reaches a part that others can’t reach’ – for example, I love InStyle’s ‘Your Look’, where they style up key pieces for the season (above) – but I recommended Vogue. As the first fashion magazine I ever bought, and the one I find the most ‘aspirational’, it still feels like a luxury buy, a real treat.
|The first ever Vogue I bought. Remember this skirt?!|
While looking at November’s issue, however, I had to laugh to myself at the sheer drama of some of the writing: