I usually buy because of the cover model usually an actor that I admire but hadn’t been much impressed with the content. That changed with the last couple of issues; i.e. Julia Louis-Dreyfus April 2013 and a previous one with Katie Couric as a cover. I like how it explored the pro-life/pro-choice opinions and the mommy wars. I also appreciate the articles written by Gen X authors because I’m the first wave of that generation.
That said I wish someone would have asked JLD and Katie how they manage to look so great, no hint of batwing arms or jowelly cheeks!
As long as I was in my 40s and 50s, I felt your magazine addressed me and my interests and needs. However, now that I’m 60, I’m struck by the fact that you limit your reader population to women 59 and younger (at least in the titles of the articles that you post on the cover).
I’ve depended on MORE to be the magazine for middle-aged and older women. If it isn’t MORE, than who is it? But you limit your fashion advice and examples of how you can look to the 50’s and below. Please include women in their 60s and 70s. I’m still me, even though I’ve passed the line from the 50s to 60. In fact, since there are many magazines that appeal to 30 year olds, why not focus on the 40s to 60s? Women in that age span have more in common than we have with 30 year olds.
P.S. And when I’m in my 80s, I’ll probably send another email and ask you to, again, extend the ages that you address in your articles about fashion, skin care, and lifestyle.
--Rebecca Parker, PhD
While I appreciate your attempt to offer sensible advice for looking good at any age, the styles you suggest for the 60's are sooooo very bad. There is only one spot of color, on the bracelet! The low healed pump works for a younger woman, on whom it would look polished (probably without the flower), but for me, at age 66, the feeling is dowdy. (On second thought, that shoe doesn't work for anybody.) And I love Diane Keaton, but am not taken with her clothing style. She gets away with it because she is wonderfully fun and bright and, apparently, feels great in her choices. And a loose fitting waist so I can have two desserts? Not even worth a comment.
I am drawn to certain elements of all your age groups and would not hesitate to add those in an eclectic way that shows my individuality and ongoing LOVE of clothing and accessories to express myself. I do applaud you for mixing costly items with more affordable options. We can always approximate an extravagantly expensive coat with something we can afford, if we see the style elements and seek those out.
It was a bold move, trying to help us look great as we age, but, for me, it affirmed my belief that age is more a state of mind than an actual style box in which to live. I am complimented on how I look almost every day, not because I am beautiful, but because I bother to do what I can with clothing, make up, healthy living, and self care, all of which enhance my presence and keep me in the flow of everyday life, even as I pursue two professions that are focused on the care of others.
Now, if you will excuse me, I am going shopping for color, lots of color. Peace and love to you and your staff.
My first issue with the website is not even having a Contact Me for suggestions. All the site seems to care about is if I am having trouble with my subscription.
I've had a subscription to More for several years. It used to be the magazine for women over 40. I find it is becoming more and more geared to younger women as well.
I have also written to More and disappointedly received not even an acknowledgement of my e-mail (as I suspect the same for THIS e-mail as well).