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Wow, this month's Teen Vogue was the worst issue ever:

1. The cover was terrible! I mean Hayden Panettiere? I don't like her style, her acting, or personality. The only thing cool about her is that she's an animal rights activist, but still, I can't stand her. Plus, the article about her wasn't any good either.

2. I noticed this last month, but why did they take out Girl of the Moment in the index section? I like reading about real girls' and celebrities' styles, and this page was always something to look forward to.

3. That tacky 'text and win' calender in the back. Um, hello, Teen Vogue!?! WHY ARE YOU TURNING INTO SEVENTEEN?

4. The Jonas Brother's feature. Way overated. I will say, Teen Vogue was the first magazine I know to discover the Jonas Brothers back in '06, but writing an article about them was kind of stupid, considering everything in the article I already knew. And I'm not even a fan. In other words, what they told me as a reader was old news.

5. The spreads were pretty much all sports-related. I loved a lot of the looks, but there wasn't much variety, you know?

6. Talking about how Ali Michael has an eating disorder, or whatever. How many times has Teen Vogue published a story about girls being too skinny? I applaud TV for supporting Ali, and I think the story was brave and all, but the bottom line is we've seen the too-skinny model story a few too many times.

Anyways, the worst part is this issue's supposed to last me two months.
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When I picked up my own issue of TV I had this sinking feeling it was going to suck. Well Hayden Panettiere kind of it gave it away but still; this months issue was basically just recycling in there older issues :| Skinny models, the Wild Flowers spread I seen a good 100 times and the Jonas Brothers? It's like an Indie version of Seventeen.
That is one problem I do see in that particular mag, there issues don't always show much variety and it can start to be a bit predictable after a while. Plus there fashion spreads, eh, it's no NYLON or W. Slightly commercial-like. But it is for teens so you can really expect it to be like British Vogue.

Ah I'm such a critic. Teen Vogue is an amazing mag, they started my fashion obsessing life but there not my favorite.
I do prefer NYLON my self; a little bit more raw and real. And I hate to admit this, but I'm starting to float away the Country Club preppy-likeness Teen Vogue often shows, I guess at the moment I'm more Indie/Preppy than Preppy/Indie. *shrug* Maybe it's like a phase, but TV is starting to disappoint me a bit. Magazines like NYLON spark more of a interest in me. The articles, music, fashion, it's pretty much amazing.
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I lost a lot of respect for Teen Vogue when the Hills came on, and recently, ad-wise, they've been supporting some really sell-outish brands. I mean, I know, money's money, but as a reader, I hate seeing Roxy splashed across every other page. Another problem I had, Roxy being featured as Fashion House of the Month, or whatever. Roxy used to be really cool, and SoCal indie, but now it's plain mall rat.

neonsx, I agree, Nylon is good for a nice break; or regular Vogue, because a bigger budget= 5x better spreads! Or if I'm really desperate, I pull out my old Teen Vogues. 2005 was their best year, in my opinion. I love the Emmy Rossum, Evan Rachel Wood, and Lindsay Lohan issues from that year. When they featured summer styles from Ibiza, East Hampton, and Martha's Vineyard. I like taking my style to a global level; for the past few months, I've been obsessed with the clichéd New England prep look. I'm preppy in a ballerina-meets-equstrian look. Rory Gilmore and Ezra Koenig are my style icons right now. That's why I'm so obsessed with Vampire Weekend, their music just fuels my style, if you get my drift. I also love the nautical look, another trend in TV 2005.

Plus, has anyone else noticed that Teen Vogue reuses a lot of it's titles? Bohemian Rhapsody was used for the last two Mischa Barton covers. Call me crazy, call me obsessive but... :?

I miss when Teen Vogue was $2.99 (CA); back in grade five, when no one I knew was reading it- they were all reading J-14 lol.

Oh well, I'm subscribed for the next three years, I think, and it's not like I'm just going to stop reading it.

But I so miss Elle Girl.
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My favorite part of TV is the what people are talking about music section. (Thanks to TV I found Vampire weekend)
But, it is a rather bad issue this month. Hopefully the next one will be better.
I think I might subscribe to nylon. I'll have to see and talk with my maternal unit. =|
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I read NZ horse and pony every month
and aussie Empire ( I think I don't think its the NZ version)
its a movie mag
I will also read girlfriend ( nz girl mag) every now and then
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I read Seventeen and Teen Vogue.
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US Vogue
  • I like Anna Wintour, the fact she keeps her classy elegance is astounding with the hate she gets, both from fashionistas and well, non fashionistas. What I don't like about Anna is artistically-wise, Vogue is extremely weak in. Make it clear that I wouldn't want American Vogue turned into another European vision, why would anyone want two of the same things? Plus Paris and Italia can easily scare off the usual Northern-American readers, Vogues there have much more of an edge and artistic-feel; that's why I prefer the Europeans vision. US Vogue tells the story of proper people, high end designer and celebs endorsing that high end designer, it's been Anna's formula for ages. And it's been working quite well, these past years Vogue has been it's most popular yet and that's saying something.
    Though who reads it? The majority (vs Nylon, W, etc readers) of it is people with sophisticated manners [sounds such a steriotype but you have to admit it quite true] and a love for Ralph Lauren. Nothing is wrong with that but I only wish Vogue would step of it's simple, overdone box. You can tell by just looking at the spreads: Same situates, same models [Always Trentini], same plain background with models doing the same poses spreads and it repeats, than pops out a good article. It is repetitive and predictable and that leads to boring issues.
    I don't want US Vogue turn the tables into a sophisticated version of Nylon, no, readers want that classy elegance of Vogue; the originality is what killing the magazine.

    Anna, Vogue can be VOGUE, but goodness, make it interesting, divine, fabulous. Not stiff or repetitive. Keep the classy look, no other magazine can do classy like Vogue.
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Let's see... I read 17, CosmoGirl and TeenVogue.

I also read the occasional Family Circle (no I'm not old, I just like them :D) or Better Living when standing in line at the supermarket.
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I read Teen Vogue & YM & Seventeen.
But I can't wait for the EW one, hahah!
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