Now I am settled and still, go through mind battles, whether I should be the woman my family wants me to become, or whether I should rebel, fight and stress my family. I am an individual and want my individuality to shine. I do realize that whatever my family does is out of goodwill, but too much guidance does no good either, rather experiences do. I love my Indian culture, but if I could change one thing it would be to let the girl be different, even if it means her being non-traditional and very bold. This article, brought tears to my eyes, and this is the best magazine I have read so far, since my favorite magazine in India, Femina.
Keep up the good work! I look forward to more issues eagerly!
Thanks, More, for making up my mind whether to renew or not. Your recommendation to wear fur in your Sept issue made it an easy decision. No thanks.
A conversation with myself while on a house cleaning mission and on the eve of Hurricane Irene: I have too many magazines. I need to relieve myself of most of them. A lot of them are More. Of course I'm going to keep O magazine to go through, but as much as I like More I'll have to flip through them quickly for collage images and chuck them. Oh, wait. I'll just set aside the ones with stories about older entrepreneurs. Oh, the woman in this article is exactly where I am. And some of these stories are really encouraging and inspirational. Hmmmm. I can't throw these away without really looking at them first. Maybe I'll have to get rid of the House Beautiful, instead.
More More mags on my hands than I planned!
--Tiffane White, DC
Really did not like the cover of More coming to subscribers wrapped in a Vanity Fair ad.
I realize that the content of the magazine is based on advertising support. However, just as Post-It note ads on the cover of our local newspaper irritated me enough to cancel my subscription, I will think twice about renewing my More subscription.
There are enough ads to wade through in the magazine without you compromising the cover.
--Donna Yancey, Nashville, TN
I started to subscribe to More Magazine this past winter. I find it useful because it does focus on 40+ women. I read Glamour as well, but the demographic is definitely a decade younger.
Now, to the purpose of my note: I love the fashions, styling, hints and trends featured however so much of content is out of my price range. I think the mentality is that, if you are older you must have more disposable income. An outfit often costs more than I make in a month i.e: Sept 2011 issue pages 124-125. the dress, bra, shoes, tights and nail polish add up to a startling $2,164 not including the suggested blazer.
That was just a typical ad. I have to laugh (or cry) at the idea of spending over a thousand dollars on a dress. Where are the great clothes at superb prices? I know they are out there and you do give a nod to something like an H&M, but the focus is very upscale.
Is that your intended market? If so, I believe you are limiting your customer base. I am 47, but retired due to Multiple Sclerosis. Physically for me, hand over the high heel wedges; My M.S. took the path of causing cognitive issues and I am simply not even allowed to work anymore. This means a limited income which much of the country is suffering from because of the recession.
If you want to reach out to what is absolutely the majority of women, you may want to consider recruiting writers who like me have the mentality of "The size of your body nor the size of your bank account, does NOT define you". Look around the USA and you will find masses of 45 year olds who are wearing a size 14, and most of us are struggling still to make ends meet. We need your help!
I received an invitation to extend my subscription and get two "free" gifts. I was going to do just that, but when I went to More.com and looked around, one thing I saw was saddening to me. under anti-aging, you looked at Botox, expensive hard to find Galvanic Facial and spoke of all the fillers available. Averaging $550.00 per syringe, I can understand why there was a woman who injected vegetable oil into her face! Talk to us about OTC remedies, homemade and what items are worth the price and which the drugstore is equal.