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Old 08-01-2012, 09:19 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Kind of. It's more of a women's (er, teen's) lifestyle magazine, and that lifestyle happens to include some fashion. But a lot of fashion magazines are like that, most include at least some lifestyle type stories, such as articles about exercise, relationships, recipes, real women, and celebrities.
Yeah, I stopped purchasing Cosmo by my senior year of high school. I primarily liked the mag for Scavullo's covers.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Very interesting replies so far ladies. I have always been curious about how influential those fashion magazines really are on today's modern women.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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Yeah, I stopped purchasing Cosmo by my senior year of high school. I primarily liked the mag for Scavullo's covers.
I love Scavullo too! I still know one women who only purchase Cosmos so they can grab the sex tip articles. They scan them all and create a novelty "sex tips" book to give at a bridal shower as a gag gift.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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I hadn't read a fashion magazine in years until I picked one up last February. My SO and I had a good laugh over the "blow his mind" sex tips. I also found it interesting that every month, magazines will share the 'secrets to snagging that guy'. Well, if you haven't learned it in Nov. Dec. and January, odds are, you're not going to 'snag that guy'. LOL. I was a fashion mag junkie when I was in junior high and highschool. It's funny that now that I'm of that age (or actually older than) the women they're targeting- I don't find any of that info useful. Not only that, but you're just purchasing a big stack glossy advertisements. I never realized it in the past but every other page of the magazines are just ads.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:00 PM
 
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Yeah, I stopped purchasing Cosmo by my senior year of high school. I primarily liked the mag for Scavullo's covers.
I had a subscription for most of college, as my mother did not approve of it when I was in high school. It's fairly entertaining, but horribly repetitive. I haven't found a decent replacement yet. Honestly, my favorite part of fashion mags are the outfits the editors put together from a combination of high end and affordable pieces. I find it less abstract than straight runway fashions.

I just don't need 46 sex tips you wouldn't have thought about.

7 Sex Tips from Cosmo That Will Put You in the Hospital | Cracked.com
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Up North
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I never read that garbage. It's pretty much like paying for one giant, non-entertaining advertisement.

I don't really follow trends besides if I see something new at a store I like, I'll buy it. Most new things at stores geared to people my age are at least somewhat trendy.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:56 AM
 
Location: Globe Trotter
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Cosmo is not the same since Helen Gurley Brown Left. Helen Gurley Brown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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From a business and trend standpoint, I prefer WWD. From an artistic standpoint, I prefer the standard fash mags: Vogue, Elle (although I loved Gilles editorials/spreads and those are few and far between these days), W and Harper's Bazaar. Oh...and V magazine

I find Lucky, InStyle and Allure to have the most relatable and attainable layouts and trends.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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ha ha...I love Cosmo, "How To Dress Professional"...I am just wondering...what profession? If I ever walked into a business meeting, with four inch stilettos, a micro mini skirt, a black lace camisole, and short jacket...with gold bangles, and long dangly earrings...I am thinking, that meeting would come to a major halt.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:53 PM
 
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^^^^Lol, I just feel sorry for anyone who takes life advice from Cosmo, that magazine is dangerous


I used to always buy it saying "Oh, this magazine is such trash but it's just what I need right now".


I didn't read most of it because it has articles all about men and I'm in a great relationship and don't want any advice. There were articles like "When should you be jealous?" and "How to tell if he is cheating" or "100 ways to please your man". What the hell? This magazine is making young women even more insecure and needy
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