Hi MORE magazine,
I have great hope for your magazine but for me the goal is not yet accomplished. The idea is great - a magazine with fashion and beauty tips for a more mature generation and great articles about fascinating women and important issues. I like the substance what I don't like is the style.
For example, I quickly skimmed over the Travel Finds section on pages 56 - 63 of the July/August volume. The reason I didn't linger - the photos are too small to make the items look attractive, the items are too crowded on the page and reading the print at the bottom requires my strongest pair of reading glasses. Redbook does a similar piece each month called 50 Under $50. I find it much more visually enticing and have purchased several of the "finds" from their pages or searched for something similar on the websites listed in the descriptions.
I also have similar feelings about the Stylebook section in MORE magazine. Again the pictures are too small to showcase the clothing and accessories, the text is too small, and the items are scattered on the page in a way that is not overly appealing.
Finally, I also find the three column arrangement of some of the articles less than appealing. It makes the piece seem more like a textbook that I have to study rather than a magazine to read for pleasure. I much prefer a two column or a single column arrangement.
When I put on my reading glasses and make myself read to the end of an article or closely examine a fashion or beauty feature, I usually like what I read and see but it is such an effort to get there! I find myself choosing other magazines - Redbook, Southern Living, Fitness, HGTV, and O - and letting unread issues of MORE pile up in my reading basket.
Thank you for taking the time to read this message. I hope you will consider my feedback and make improvements in the near future.
I received my July/August issue of More today. I signed up to do the survey, but was told it was closed.
I wanted to do the survey because I was very disappointed in this issue. Best Beauty solutions for 30s, 40s, and 50s? I thought this was a magazine for women over 40.
I am 61, and feel better than I have ever felt. I don't see myself represented in your magazine. I am sure there are many older women who are in great shape and doing interesting things.
I also have a pet peeve. Anti aging. You can't not age! You can age gracefully, and look and feel good at any stage of life. Anti aging is so negative.
Thanks for listening.
--Patricia Tyser Carberry
Hello, Ms Seymour.
I’ve never written to a magazine editor before. But after reading the feature on Ms. McCarthy (July-Aug 2013), I am compelled to ask: why no full body photos of Ms. McCarthy?
More magazine displayed such photos for other actresses featured in prior issues.
You’ve sent a message here.
I’d like to know the reason why. No point continuing my subscription when the message from this magazine is big girls must remain out of sight.