Finally, HUGE thanks for Ginny Graves' "The Pills We Can't Kick". I needed that information.
Enjoyed the March issue but wondered what you thought happens at 70 years of age? Do we stop buying clothes? caring? trying to look our best? Not only sounds sad but also unlikely.
I noticed the blurb about writing our review of the current issue and thought to myself - hmm maybe I will. Then I decided to not spend my time trying to make everything around me "better" and just enjoy some time reading and then reading some more.
I was shocked and surprised to see how basically shallow this issue is and decided to stop reading and call it a day. Then I decided to let you know...
Yes, I do love the little quotes in the Notebook section even though they are not substantive but after that, where's the meat?
1.Cyndi Lauper article - Yey Cyndi! Going strong and interesting at 60 - but your article is just a tease and is basically a commercial for her reality show which you do tell us how to find but I broil that it is contrasted to the LGBT fund that you do NOT tell us how to contact. Why?
2.Stylebook - eh. We can all love Diane Keaton but that doesn't mean we should dress like her. And,Who is Carine Roitfeld?
3.Back to Stylebook page 44 - "Everyone and we mean everyone, should invest in a shapely chick leather jacket..." Sorry. Not everyone wants to wear a dead animal. In case you are not aware, there is a rise in vegetarians and vegans and not only for health reasons. Get with it!
4. She said, she said page 30 - insulting, stupid and humorless. I wonder how many it really does apply to because it certainly did not apply to my relationship with my mother or my cousins with her mother. I know my family is unusual but I don't think in this way. This sounds like something written by someone in their 20's.
In brief, I am guessing that your magazine is written by more 20 year olds than those in their 40's, 50's and up. I once worked at a magazine when I was in my 20's. The Editors were in their 30's and the readers were Teens. I think for a magazine geared toward older women, you might want to have more substance and classier humor. Perhaps more staff in the older age group.
P.S. my favorite section in your magazine is Second Act's. Should I dare to read this issue's?
I am a 61 year old psychologist who is a big fan of More Magazine. I usually keep a copy in my office waiting room because I think it sends the right message to my patients, that women can beautiful and fashion conscious at any age. However, I was disappointed when I read the " Yes, No, Maybe, Never Fashion Guide." I think the perspective that women have to stop wearing fun and funky stuff like ripped jeans is depressing...I don't plan on giving them up any time soon. Even Ralph Lauren has included them in his spring Denim Supply Company line. Just saying...