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Fashion Magazines-Must Reads For Aspiring Models
Top Fashion Publications For Aspiring Models
Fashion magazines are inexpensive, easily accessible, and fun to read. Monthly magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Glamour, Seventeen, Allure, and Cosmopolitan are must reads for any aspiring model. Although they all seem alike, these magazines actually have different editorial missions, readerships, and advertisers. They provide necessary information on fashion, makeup, and hair trends. They can teach you how to dress and present yourself so your best assets stand out. When you know the latest trends, you can be sure your look is current.
Vogue is the fashion bible. It's extremely sophisticated and elegant in both look and tone. It features fashions by all the most important high-fashion designers, and it's read by everyone in the fashion industry and by some of the wealthiest, most style-conscious women in the world. Appearing in the pages of Vogue is one of the most prestigious assignments a model can land; once she graces the cover of Vogue, a model's career is pretty much made ( although these days, she's competing with celebs for the privilege.
Harper's Bazaar and W magazine are two other high-fashion magazines that are bold, edgy, and arty in their photography, fashions, and style. They're read by urbane, sophisticated women. They feature the high-end and most avant-garde designers and take a lot of risks in the photographers, model, and types of stories they run. The models these two magazines book tend to be very dramatic, expressive, and exotic.
Note: Kim Kardashian was a cover model and had a featured spread in the November edition of W magazines annual Art issue.
Elle is a fashion magazine that incorporates cultural and design influences from all over the world, including Africa, India, and Asia. In addition to high-end fashion, it features the work of more cutting-edge and avant-garde designers. Elle's readers are young and adventurous. The models, who are often athletic or exotic types, are often pictured in motion- running, jumping, or skipping.
Glamour takes beauty and fashion trends from the runway and translate them for working women. The fashions it features are more practical and less expensive than the fashions in high-end magazines. Glamour is also great for learning how to take care of your skin, hair, and body,and how to apply makeup. The models are fresh, healthy, girl-next-door types.
Seventeen and Teen Vogue
Seventeen and Teen Vogue are the first fashion most girls ever read. They're geared toward young teenage girls and interpret beauty and fashion to make them accessible and appropriate for their readers. Both feature lots of helpful how-to-hints on styling your hair, taking care of your skin, dealing with acne, applying makeup, dressing stylishly, working out, and eating right. These two magazines use mainly models who are just starting out; in fact, Seventeen, which has been around since the 1940s, has launched many models careers.
Allure is the beauty magazine. It focuses on beauty trends, products, breakthroughs, and news. It keeps readers abreast of beauty trends and offers how-to-advice appyling makeup, choosing makeup colors, taking care of your skin and hair, and related topics. Allure uses a wide variety of models because it wants to show all women how to be beautiful
Cosmopolitan is more of a life style magazine, which means it focuses more relationships, sex, jobs, self-image, and personal experiences. But its huge circulation makes an appearance in its pages or on its cover an important notch in any model's portfolio.
Final Fashion Note:
It's not necessary to buy every fashion magazine. You can browse through issues at your school library or the public library. You can also check them out at hair salons/spas and coffeehouses. If you do want to buy them, keep in mind that buying a subscription is cheaper than buyin single issues. Also, its not necessary that you try to follow every fashion trend you read about, models should be a beautiful blank slate on which clients can create their vision. The more an aspiring model knows about fashion and beauty trends, the better.Study magazines to learn about the ins and outs and do's and don'ts.
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