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1.0 out of 5 stars Pass The Stupid, Please, May 27, 2012
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This review is from: Marie Claire (1-year auto-renewal) (Magazine)
I love fashion, so I have to keep up with my magazines. However, the last issue of Marie Claire was the bloody limit. The magazine has morphed into the classic trifecta of women's magazine articles: relationships, self-flagellation, and exposes/fear factor stories. Marie Claire ups the ante by having the hubris to declare social justice a topic (hence, this issues's three-page pictorial about rural Brazilian prostitutes). Don't forget aspirational articles about entitled multi-millionare businesswomen (look in their purses!), as well as a puzzling juxtaposition of articles about plastic surgery/eating disorders, etc. followed by an article on what 800-calorie diet is the next best thing, or the latest cosmetic surgery procedures that will change your life. Their nod to "real women" is a pictorial usually quizzing college students across the country "What is your best feature?" ...and you can hear and see how Jade from Ottumwa, Iowa, loves her freckles and perfect bicuspids. Fashion has taken a severe back seat, there are very few articles about the fashion industry or designers. The fashion pictorials are uninteresting and many are straight-from the runway shots haphazardly curated throughout the magazine. Slap a female celebrity on the cover, and you're good to go. A bubbling cauldron of self-loathing, greed, envy and aspirational desperation awaits you- dig in!
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Initial post: Aug 27, 2012 10:56:24 PM PDT
LOL, I agree about the 3-ring circus of articles...I HATE them! I wish MC would just stick to hair, makeup, and clothes and leave the social agendas and drama alone...it's actually depressing to see all that in a "fashion" magazine, and I think I'm going to cancel my subscription...it's becoming too much like "Glamour" (and sometimes Cosmo), which I grew bored with in the 80s and never went back...
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