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    Missing those Magazine Covers

    When I was much younger, I so loved and looked forward to seeing the most recent women's magazine covers. Glamour, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, etc.. Those covers of the once upon time "super models" gave me such a thrill of hoped for femininity. Sadly, it seems that window is now gone. Recent covers are deplorable, nothing in any way depicting the woman I strive to be. Is it me, or is glamour going away?

    This post is mostly to say how sad I am that such glamorous models have been replaced by celebrities.
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    I'd say that Katy Perry looks pretty on point and glamorous. The other cover looks like a vaccuous brunette relying on her cleavage for "glamour". Fashion is constantly evolving. That's what makes it "fashion". And are you really complaining that magazines are putting women on the covers that have more to offer than just pretty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micki_Finn View Post
    I'd say that Katy Perry looks pretty on point and glamorous. The other cover looks like a vaccuous brunette relying on her cleavage for "glamour". Fashion is constantly evolving. That's what makes it "fashion". And are you really complaining that magazines are putting women on the covers that have more to offer than just pretty?
    Yes, I am complaining. Glamour is glamour, cleavage aside... which wasn't at all where my eyes were drawn on that Vogue cover. Just missing the attempt on women's magazine covers to have beautiful, gorgeous models. I really like Katy Perry, but she's no Paulina Porizkova. This post was only to say how sad I am that such glamorous models have been replaced by celebrities, which I'll post now.
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    Its sad that most celebrities are more screwed up than most of us regular people yet they seem to get a pass for ridiculous behavior.
    For example Madonna,Miley Cyrus, Beyonce',Ashley Judd just to name a few.
    They get glorified on magazine covers and for what ?
    Yeah they might be pretty on the outside but mean and nasty on the inside.
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    What a concept. Rich Hollywood (or New York) celebrities who do ridiculous things and get on magazine covers. Same as 60 and 70 years ago, just the indiscretion changed

    OK, I don't get this thread at all. The concept of beauty changes with the times. The people who were on magazine covers in the 1960's and 70's would have been considered differently than the people in the 40's and 50's. Curves were replaced by angles. Blondes by brunettes. There were bad girls and girls next door. Only the names have changed. I get that so many here have a "concept" of what the perfect woman looks like. But I fail to see that women on covers are less beautiful than 30 years ago.

    Look in the mirror kids, you ain't no spring chicken. You wore polyester pants and platform shoes or Hammer pants or whatever. So moaning that the women today on magazines aren't glamorous is just your perspective. And you pick two covers out of 12( or 24 or 36 or whenever you think women became unattractive). Face it, times change, tastes change.

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    I get what you are saying Lorileah.
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    Won't speak about the women per se, but I sure miss 1980s glamour... for me fashion hit its apex during the 1980s. All downhill when the early-mid 90s came around.

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    I kind of get what you are saying. I read all the mags I can and I have noticed the move away from the very fem girl.

    I think there is a move today to embrace beauty that isn't like the old pinups. Short hair, plus sizes, less curves, and more masculine looks. Its good that girls know that they don't have to fit some kind of barbie mold.

    On the flip side, you also have to notice some gender neutral trends in the magazines too. This includes men dressed in women's clothes, actual transpeople, etc.

    One of the coolest things I thought was in a foundation ad where they had different girls showing the different shades. One of them was a very manly man.

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    These were all the rage for awhile. But, no Vogue.

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    Doc, everything but Vogue. Love it.
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    I think the early 60s and the 80s were great years. With the early 60s came more lingerie colors, the long leg panty girdle, nylon dresses. I had one that was white with a black flowery design and a full skirt that blew in the wind. If you weren't careful ll would blow up and show your pretty slip. I also had a pretty pink dress with a tight skirt. Didn't like a lot of the 70s stuff. Wasn't into the mod styles. Liked the 80s with all the new fabrics. Had a couple pair of women's office shorts. Wore pettiepants under them. Also wore them under my suit pants at work. Sadly as the 80s went away women quit wearing slips for the most part.

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    Please, oh please, let's not go back to the lime green polyester leisure suit. And women with those huge shoulder pads making them look like King Kong.

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    I never thought much of the glamour shots on the covers of various magazines. The magazines always stare at me at the check out counters at the grocery stores. Recently I came across some "boudoir pictures (very tasteful) of my wife when she was twenty-one. She was a knockout. Our adult son saw a picture of his mom (not those pictures) when she was in her early twenties. His remark? "Mom was really hot when she was young!" Frankly I'm more attracted to women who have a natural beauty that has zero need for makeup. Forget the cover girls who have had a professional makeup job and a good deal of air brushing.

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    Post My concerns. I like the Vogue model.

    I just don't like the anorexic model types are the big girl model types.i like to see heathy people as model.
    It's ok to have plus size models representation but awareness that a waist for a GG women 32" are over is a health risk and 42 and over for men is a health risk.women need muscle too and they need muscle tone.

    This model who was trying to diet and has marbleing and muscle tone issues created a buzz and went viral when this photo was seen and they found out her diet was inadequately​ low in nutrition and calories.she is gaunt and skinny fat.i don't like heroin chic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micki_Finn View Post
    I'd say that Katy Perry looks pretty on point and glamorous. The other cover looks like a vaccuous brunette relying on her cleavage for "glamour". Fashion is constantly evolving. That's what makes it "fashion". And are you really complaining that magazines are putting women on the covers that have more to offer than just pretty?
    The other day I saw Katy Perry appearing as a guest on the Jimmy Fallon Show and sporting her new blonde pixie hairdo. She was attired all in black in a sheath-like outfit and sporting killer heels. When she first walked out from behind the curtain to approach Jimmy who was standing by his desk to greet her, at first glance I could have sworn it was Justin Bieber in drag...LOL!

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    The Magazine like Vogue used to sue people for using their trademarked cover styles. What they over looked was the Free advertising they received by artists and instead lost readership due to the negativity those lawsuits brought. Readership for most magazines have plummeted in the internet age. I still love to create whimsical covers using Photoshop.

    I'm not certain I would classify 'reality' stars as celebrities. I've never understood why anyone would want to watch the kind of drama that passes as entertainment. Give me an old fashioned Soap Opera over a Reality show. At least you know some actual thought want into creating the content.

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    Stop buying US Vogue and find a way to get Continental Europe editions, especially Vogue Italia. A little of the text will be in English, but the glamour shots will be all you desire, if it's the visuals you miss. They are written and edited by different staff in each country and for the most part they feature completely different photographers and models. And the CLOTHES are way more exciting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vickie_CDTV View Post
    Won't speak about the women per se, but I sure miss 1980s glamour... for me fashion hit its apex during the 1980s. All downhill when the early-mid 90s came around.
    Exactly right, Vickie. Miss those fashion magazines of yesterday, now gone. : (
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    Ahhhh, Paulina. My favorite of that era's supermodels. And she still looks good today. Some people (Brinkley, too) don't seem to age like the rest of us.

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    Then and Now

    These are what I'm missing... Those glamorous 1980s and 90s supermodels/role models. Every month, I so looked forward to seeing and getting these magazines.
    Still subscribe to many, but nearly always a huge disappointment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikkilovesdresses View Post
    Stop buying US Vogue and find a way to get Continental Europe editions, especially Vogue Italia. A little of the text will be in English, but the glamour shots will be all you desire, if it's the visuals you miss. They are written and edited by different staff in each country and for the most part they feature completely different photographers and models. And the CLOTHES are way more exciting.
    Good idea, Nikki. Thanks!
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