Daily Archives: April 14, 2010

Required Reading?

Our foray into the Sassy magazine vault last weekend provoked much Sassy love and memories from our readers, including Jenna at Jezebel. Also, in an uncanny moment of blog kismet, I discovered that Tavi Gevinson was also waxing rhapsodic for Sassy the same day I posted “Dopey Fashion Poses”! (I almost wrote, waxing nostalgic but as Dodai reminds, “Tavi was born in 1997; Sassy ceased publication in 1995.”)

Maybe Tavi saw our post? Or maybe there’s a Sassy force building energy in the universe?  I don’t know. But it got me thinking about the power of really good magazines and how I’ve been missing that for far too long. Last week, I had to discontinue my subscriptions to Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle – because enough’s enough. I’m so tired of flipping through magazines just because they land in my mailbox and tossing them into the recycle bin 30 minutes later. I’m keeping Teen Vogue (for now) and New York magazine (what would I do without the approval matrix?). But I’m in need of new reading materials with a fashion, style, and/or design focus!

The much-hyped Gentlewoman magazine (the sister magazine to Fantastic Man) finally arrived in the U.S. after 6 months of anticipation among bloggers, editors, and other fashion enthusiasts. While I’m still not sure I’d buy it (much less shell out the overseas subscription cost), like so many others, I do want a flick-through.

But what else to read?? What print/online magazines do you love? And why?

By the way, for those still pining over Sassy – I discovered that you can buy Kara Jesella and Marisa Meltzer’s book, How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time, on Amazon for about $3. Also, listen to this NPR interview with Jesella and Meltzer.