We Hear You! Letters from Our June 2013 Issue

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by MORE • Editors

I wish I could say that I love it, but honestly, I don't (and I'm so sorry). The big black fonts and crazy layouts are distracting and very hard to read. Please bring back our beautiful, sophisticated magazine!!
--Karen

Jun 013 issue:  Can you get answers from the dead by Amanda Robb?

I am disappointed and insulted in above article.

I am a Spiritualist and believe in after life communication and reincarnation and have psychic abilities myself.  I do not do readings but have had readings and personal connection that assisted in grief process. 

Robb’s article was disgusting and insensitive to folks w/my beliefs.

I have had many positive psychic readings, unlike the article.  I admit there are many charlatan psychics just as there are preachers, enter Pat Robertson.

How about an article of a positive reading for spirituality?  You’d be surprised how many of us are out here.

Regards,
--Carol

I thoroughly enjoy about 80% of your magazine.  I am looking for substance, deeply researched and meaningful articles that offer practical information, highly motivating or touching stories of women from all over the world, snapshots or more intimate pieces on successful women, possibly even a touch of poetry or art, and yes - data on beauty and fashion but with a slant towards healthy, real, and reasonable advice.

In most issues, it feels like you are trying to cover your bases - as in, let's make sure we reach that intelligent woman who is looking for all of the things mentioned above AND let's also give 20% to that woman who might gravitate to less substance, more surface.  That 20% factor diminishes your message.

One example of the 20% factor is the photography that accompanies the monthly feature on a woman - Lauren Graham shoving her cleavage in my face or another actress making kitten eyes at the camera in 4" heels in a suggestive pose on a bed does not feel connected to substance in any shape or form.  It feels like a ploy.  And why not use REAL women to model the clothing you are featuring instead of the glossy, dewy frozen model in front of fans?

So I have this Love/Dislike feeling when the magazine arrives and Lesley, your Editor-in-Chief, has asked us to voice our opinions and tell you what we think.

I would like MORE to be different than the 99% of magazines out there for women.  I would like you to keep doing the 80% and shift the 20%.  I would love one month to open MORE and not have a ridiculous photo montage with the featured woman or the featured wardrobe, but instead something that feels more authentic and respectful. I do not linger in 4" heels in my back yard draped over a chaise with fans blowing my tousled hair nor do I wear a $2,000 dress with a plunging neck line and fringed skirt to walk through a field.  We are already bombarded with all that "perfection" and "sexiness" and we are hungry for something more - more lifelike, more realistic, less ridiculous.

Thank you,
--Lisa Colletti

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Comments

09.08.2013

I really enjoy your email features for ideas for the different ages. It would be nice to see some products that the basic income could afford. Once in awhile one expensive (>$20) product is affordable but a weekly facial is not.

VICKI 06.26.2013

I too don't like your new format. I was also dismayed to read your choice of Sandra Fluke in the May article, "The Fierce List, 50 Women to Inspire You." I would not "force a vegetarian to pay for my hamburger or an atheist to buy me a Bible" (quote in STL Post-Dispatch by Archbishop Robert Carlson, June 26, 2013), so why should Sandra Fluke demand we pay for her contraceptives??!! I too will not renew my subscription.

Robin 06.25.2013

Dear Lesley,
When is someone going to finally take a stand and say "ENOUGH" to the Botox filled, cheek popping, lips bulging celebrities??? When is a Director or Producer or Editor, going to say, "you look awful, leave your face alone if you want to work?" Aging is different for everyone, but some these celebrities look terrible, and I find myself closing magazines, and turning off TV shows. And the sad part is you now see some of the younger Stars having some of these procedures. It's enough! We take a stand for eating disorders and those who are too boney, when is someone going to speak out about these face distortions? What are they saying to our younger generations?
Someone take a stand and say we can love your work, wrinkles or not. Be proud of who you are...Aging gracefully
is not only about wrinkles, but attitude!
Thanx, had to get that off my chest!

Dora Summa06.25.2013

Really enjoyed the June issue! I experienced my own "call to action" a few years ago. I was 40-years old, with a husband and two young daughters and an idea. As a longtime contact lens wearer, I wondered why there wasn't a place - in the tradition of toothbrush holders and soap dishes - for me to safely keep my contact lens case (laying it on a tissue or on the bathroom counter just wasn't good enough). Realizing there wasn't anything out there to solve this problem, I decided to develop it myself. I am proud to say that my product, SECO DISH Contact Lens Case Holder, is available online and in select retailers, is made in the USA and is the only accessory designed to dry, store and care for contact lens cases - yes, I keep my contact lens case on it everyday! My hope is that I've inspired my daughters to not be afraid of failure, to take a chance and know that their ideas can make a difference in the world.

Amy 06.08.2013

Just read your article on the newer skin treatments such as lasers and other chemical treatments. How much of the improvement in your participant's skin is due to the treatments and how much due to the improved lighting, more flattering colored clothing and possibly even more flattering hair color in the after photos? (#1 & #3 appear to have lighter hair in after photos) Shame on you! these new skin treatments are indeed very effective and can have wonderful results. But this kind of exaggeration of effect causes people to have expectations of results that may be unreal!

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