Dear More Editors,
I'm not a regular reader of your magazine, but I might become one after buying the latest issue and opening up to The Fine Prints fashion layout featuring Danai Guria. It is absolutely stunning! And kudos to More for featuring African Americans of all shades as part of your magazine, something rarely seen among the majority of magazines today. The actress, the fashion, the background were all gorgeous. I will have to check out More magazine "more" often!
Dear More Magazine,
I love your magazine. I started reading your magazine years ago when I would "sneak" my Mom's copy while I was in my 30's and I continue now in my 40's with my own subscription.
When I read March's issue last night (cover to cover), I was pleased to see "What to wear in your...." in your Stylebook section. I started at the beginning looking at the suggestions for women in their 30's and agreed, those are not for me. Then I moved on to the 40's (my age group) and thought "well, sort of...but not exactly". I kept on looking at the suggestions for 50's and even 60's and got really excited! Those two were more my speed, things I would choose, and some great suggestions I hadn't thought of. I found it sort of strange that I would be drawn to the "older ladies" clothing and then reread the summaries at the beginning of each section. For the 50's it's "Your kids aren't little anymore. Time to sex it up, make investments and add some edge." The 60's had "You know who you are - and which body parts are holding up, flatter the best, camouflage the rest." BINGO! Both of those really hit home for me. Style isn't and shouldn't be about your age, but about how you feel in your body and your life! Clothing is how we express ourselves no matter the age! I'm a confident, sexy woman with grown kids and I certainly know what looks good on my body! :-) So, please, in the future, get rid of the age categories and focus more on the attitude!!!
Keep up the good work - we need you!!
After reading “This is What 30, 40, 50 Looks Like” in the April edition of MORE, I was moved to write you. Thank you for including so many women who have embraced their beautiful silver, gray, and white locks. They are all stunning and inspiring to me.
After much consideration and soul searching, I made the decision to stop coloring my medium brown hair five months ago. Opening MORE to see strong beautiful mature women in all their silver glory affirmed to me that MORE finally recognizes the beauty of mother nature as she leaves her mark in this next phase of our lives. I was beginning to be bothered by how rarely grey haired women were seen in MORE. That has changed. Thank goodness. We exist. We are have amazing stories. And we are BEAUTIFUL. Just ask Cindy Joseph, the pro-age diva gracing magazine covers these days. I hope some day, in the not- too- distant future, we will see women’s product advertisements in MORE no longer touting anti-age this and anti-age that. It is a negative approach to the natural progression of life. And it doesn’t enrich women’s psyche. But I know your magazine is working on that...changing the mindset of the cosmetic industry. It’s a hard nut to crack.
In closing, I thank for all you do for women, especially mature women. I have cut out more than a few articles to share with my doctors. Your medical information is always cutting edge. Keep up the great work.
--Jo Anna Kloster
Words can't express enough how much I love Regina King as the 'Woman of Interest'. First..the photo..Beautiful with a capital B. It so captures her beauty, strength and spirit. One of my favorites, she has been around for years as an actress and I still feel as though she is one of the many under recognized actresses in the industry. Such talent should be showcased more. Excited to see she has added director to her repertoire and looking forward to her next project which I hope will be an Emmy.
--Saundra Louise Penn