Friday, July 23, 2010

maybe it's me.

i love to read magazines. i'm subscribed to way too many...the list includes glamour (MY FAVORITE), lucky, cosmo, teen vogue, food network (ahahaha i know), real simple (my other absolute favorite), seventeen, marie claire and some others. yeah, i know. 

i feel like some i outgrew a LONG time ago (read: seventeen, teen vogue)...but for some reason, i never cancelled my subscriptions. i guess it's because every so often i come across SOMETHING i like in them...and as much as i love the internet, i love having something in print to read. plus, seventeen has freebies every so often ;o)

but... some of this month's magazines covers just didn't do it for me. i don't know if it's because i'm particularly picky for some reason, or it's just my taste. some of you may have loved these covers and i totally understand. if you loved them, voice your opinion. i can handle it - it's not like i'm on any of the covers! ahaha. let's respect each other's opinions though, mmmmkay? kay.

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i'm too old for the disney channel. and she's clearly trying to prove the same thing. it's not that i don't like her - honestly, i don't know any of her movies, shows, etc - but i just don't get this spread at all. the fake cat ears? cats on the cover? that..uh..shirt? like...come on. if you want to revamp your image, there's a ton of other ways to do it. and look a lot better. you're a pretty girl, vanessa! i want to know you for something other than dating zac efron! i have faith in her. do! better! next! time! lol


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confession time. when i took the cover out of my mailbox, i honestly did not who was on the cover. my mind immediately thought whoever that was KINDA looked like justin bieber. i'm not feeling this look for dakota. also, a minor complaint...i KNOW she's another one trying to show how grown up she is (shhh, dakota! you make me feel old!) but there's other ways to do that (i sound like a broken record). she's still relatively young - SHE belongs on the cover of seventeen. i doubt readers of marie claire are some of her biggest fans OR can relate to her. i DO like dakota..but not on this cover. and i also do like her blazer.


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who doesn't love britney?! come on. ...but uh..you guys. that photoshopped mess? that's not britney. a cardboard cutout of britney, perhaps...but that is not britney. seriously...that's...a mess.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THESE RECENT COVERS? WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE MAGAZINES?

49 comments:

Rai said...

LOL @ THIS POST!

Cosmo cover is NOT good. Something doesn't look right about Brittany's face. :/

Rachel said...

I love InStyle, Lucky, and Allure. I get Teen Vogue and Seventeen as well. But it's rare that I find anything interesting in them, especially Seventeen. But like you, I just can't manage to cancel my subscription. Plus, I love having a bunch of magazines to read! :)

I love Britney, but she definitely looks a mess on that cover. :(

Couture Carrie said...

So true, darling, especially on the first cover - ick!

xoxox,
CC

Dita Tastemakr said...

I love this! You are so right..cooooooorny! Boring....snooze!!!I no longer read these mags but these covers prove why: I just outgrown them. Excellent post!!

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this free bird said...

okay - i have zero use for vanessa so i'll just straight pass on that.

dakota? you called it!! totally thought she was the biebs!!

and the brit cover?? what is going on there?? talk about aggravated mayhem!! her head is clearly photoshopped on that body. the whole thing is sick.

this week i saw one of those morons from the jersey shore photoshopped so bad her belly button was missing. it's just ridiculous!!!

Rosie Unknown said...

I don't really read magazines, but if I do, it's usually Nylon.

Personally, I dislike most magazine covers these days, they all seem the same to me.

ps: It's good to hear from you again :D

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J said...

i love magazines!! i love glamour too.. yeah those covers are just OK. i'm not overly impressed either!

Josie said...

I also subscribe to FAR too many magazines and have trouble letting go of old subscriptions. I love your list -- Real Simple is honestly so wonderful!
xo Josie
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Tracie said...

I only look at Lucky and People Stylewatch. Most of the others have nothing to do with what I want to read.

beckyxoxo said...

Wow you know what , I agree with you ! Dakota looks weird , she usually looks lovely ;(

Leia said...

I think these covers lack imagination!

Leia

Audrey Allure said...

Haha, Vanessa annoys me, but I liked Dakota's cover pic - although her hair looks sort of weird to me.

I also subscribe to way too many magazines as well haha.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Personally, I LOVE the Vanessa cover because I adore her style! That said, the Dakota cover irked me because I'm over the whole celebrities proclaiming that "I'm not a little girl anymore" thing. I mean, hello, didn't Britney do that, like, TEN years ago? Also, Britney on Cosmo...I think a WAY better picture could have been used. In the words of Tyra Banks..."she completely lost her neck in that photograph." :/

Danielle @ Antiquated Treasures said...

I think Vanessa is gorgeous and I'm not going to lie..I was kind of happy when I pulled this magazine out of the mailbox because those cats are just SOO adorable. But then I realized this was Glamour magazine and I was just kind of confused as to why there were kittens on the cover.

I really like the cover with Dakota on it but I hate the "I'm not a little girl anymore" quote. If you're not a little girl prove it! You don't have to tell us.

And Britney...oh dear lord Britney.

AppGal said...

I looooove magazines! Together, we'll keep the publishing companies in business! I thought the Dakota and Brit covers looked weird, too, although it pains me to say because I have such love for Britney.

Style, She Wrote said...

I thought Dakota Fanning looked cute but I do see the Justin Bieber resemblance now that you mentioned it! I also agree with your Vanessa Hudgens assessment -- why the cats? And Britney is a photoshopped mess -- wonder what the original looked like...

Clare said...

Yea i was actually thinking the same thing. I don't read magazines that much, but as a dying industry they need to step up their game with the covers. It seems like they are getting progressively worse. Like the creepy cats? Who's idea was that??

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Hahaha I love your take on these magazines. I feel the exact same way. I didn't recognize Dakota either!! Insane. And yes, now that I look at her, a lot like Bieber. :P I'm shocked Marie Claire put her on the cover. That is way too young for that magazine. Sigh.

And Britney...sigh. I don't even know what more I can add to that one.

I hope you had a great weekend! xo

Maddy said...

I am a big fan of Glamour...but not liking Vanessa as their cover girl at all! She hasn't done anything productive since High School Musical, so why is she on a cover? Because her BF is coming out with a movie? LAME!!

Also, Britney Spears....yawn!

How about we put some real models on the covers instead of has-been celebrities....just saying!

Martwa Marta said...

i wish i had the real life photoshot, especiallz when i have a bad day! lol
i read glamour too and instzle, which is mz fav mag at the moment!

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

i thought they could have dresses vanessa in somthing else. it was kind of plain to be a cover shot!

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Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

I love magazines too! I agree, Britney was way to obviously photoshopped! Happy Monday, Love!


Rachel

Lisa Griffin said...

wow Glamour is totally my favorite but seriously...i was so angry when i got this one out of my mailbox!
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S.Elisabeth said...

Yeah I used to be so addicted! Now it's Allure, Teen Vogue, and Glamour! (Seventeen got on my nerves!) The Glamour one is definitely befuddling. I mean, seriously, Vanessa's got good style most of the time, it would have been nice to see her in a spread relating to that...
And agree totally with the Dakota cover!

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

great post,,,,

Imogen said...

I couldn't agree with you more about the first cover. Its so very very true. I have been reading a few issues of Cosmo lately.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Phew, these covers are weird! and what have they done to Britney??? The last few years more and more of my subscriptions have landed by the wayside. All that's left now is the monthly Vogue - which frees me up to check out new publications.

Pop Champagne said...

yeah, not a fan of Britney Spears. I know they want her to have this casual mom look but they could have done a lot better like accessorize it more. And Vanessa Hudgens holding the kittens is kind of too highschool musical cheesy.... LOL I'm like you, I think I also outgrew them but once in a while when I'm flipping through them I see an editorial I like so I keep them!

stacey kelly said...

um... yeah... these all suck. britney looks retarded... how did anyone ever think that it would be OK to put that picture on a news stand?!

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Kristin said...

Harpers Bazaar is my all time fave!

yiqin; said...

Ah i think covers are very important :)

pelt said...

I always like dakota.. she never looks like she is trying too hard:)

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Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

Ewww I do not like that Dakota cover AT ALL!!

Wanderlusting said...

I saw Britney's cover the other day and thought a) WTF is wrong with her face and b) why is she wearing an outfit from 2002?

FashionJazz said...

Hmmmm I agree with you 100 percent hun : ) xxx

Cara Gray said...

That graphic artist at Cosmo needs firing! :-)

E said...

God, all of these are terrible! Why must US mags be so boring and trashy??

KIRAFASHION said...

well, I don't like the covers and Britney is the worse here...I rather read Vogue!

Join the Gossip said...

haha hilarious post! i think the problem with the first two covers is that these ladies seem to young to be on womens magazines. it's just a bit too weird. and as for britney - you are right about the photoshop mess.

Absolutely Ladylike said...

I agree they are not the best magazine covers...but most likely you grew out of this and you should be really happy for that :-)

Have a great weekend my dear friend.

Cheers: Evi

Dina's Days said...

I just finished reading In Style and Lucky. Those plus Real Simple and Glamour are the only ones I read. I can't even tell you the last time I read Cosmo. I seriously think I was 18.

purelovefashion said...

I love more, look, grazia and company magazines :) more's men overheard feature at the back is hilarious and the fashion and style content of the others is great xx

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eliska.h said...

omg this is kind of funny - i just read your profile and it might as well have been mine... i'm starting law this fall year (it's an undergraduate course in england) and love fashion too=)

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Public Liability said...

those kitty looks so cute

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