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!!
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.
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.