Hi Meredith: I am a subscriber of MORE and truly enjoy the magazine geared toward women 40+.
Given the demographic you are looking to entertain and inspire, I am a bit surprised to see the current changes in your magazine to a font size that seems to be geared toward "fine print", not comfortable reading.
I understand the costs of putting a magazine on paper is increasingly more difficult as publications keep transitioning to web-site viewership, but is there any chance your team could cater to your audience and increase that font size?...... Not asking for font size 14 mind you, but something that is readable for those of us in the 40+, visually challenged readership.
Beyond that, keep up the good work!
I have been a subscriber from almost the start and have found most articles and advice very interesting and helpful. Even my husband reads MORE! Your articles of advice by age are usually spot on, but I must tell you how disappointed I was with the article on what to wear in the March 2013 issue. As I read each decade before me (I am 63), I felt the advice was well done. But I was shocked to see that you think the 60s decade can only wear black and white, with absolutely no hint of color. Seems so stereotypical and definitely defines the 60s decade as having passed into the era of "old". I expected more from you.
I really enjoy More and have subscribed for several years. As men used to say about Playboy,” I read it for the articles”. But for me , that is a true statement. The contributors are outstanding with every issue. I usually portion out one day of a weekend and read the current issue from cover to cover.
Having said all of that, let me say I am not oblivious to fashion and all that goes with it. I am currently 70 years old, still employed full time and enjoy my work –which keeps me fully engaged and active intellectually. So - I am still very interested in fashion trends and spend money on clothing each season, for the office, social events and weekends. I like to think I have moved on from the clothing of my youth (30-40s), and even into maturity (50-60s) and try to dress age appropriate.
However – I am very disappointed in the March 2013 issue “Dressing by the Decade”. All black and white for any woman over 60? Really?? Are we to have no color or fun in our wardrobe or our lives? Your editors’ choices for the 60’s decade are boring, boring, boring. I cringe to think what you would come up with for someone like me in the 70’s decade with never a facelift or days spent at the gym.
Do you think you can come up with something a little more interesting for the “More Mature” readers?
One last comment – I am tired of seeing Diane Keaton as the icon of the mature woman. I have always admired and enjoyed Ms. Keaton as a actress and she is beautiful. However, it would be refreshing to see you feature (once in a while) someone actually mature in pictorial spreads and advertisements.
Thanks for listening. I will continue to subscribe and enjoy More.
Last week was my birthday - 45! I picked More magazine because of the Dressing for Your Decade article (and of course the fabulous cover girl, Connie Britton. Love her! And that hair!)