Mattiementary: My Love For Fashion Magazines

I wasn’t the coolest kid in sixth grade.

Now that I look back at it, no one I knew at the time really was. I didn’t know what to wear. I didn’t have the luxury of having an older, cooler sister to lead me to popularity like my sister did. And by that time, even though I had emulated my mother up to then, she just wasn’t cool enough for me to take style advice from. After all, she was grown up which meant she was old.

Luckily, I turned to my then fashion bible: Teen Magazine.

It told you what to wear, how you should wear your hair in any season and how to get boys to pay attention to you. For a kid who moved every two years until she was 14, magazines inevitably became my best friends.

This obsession love stared about 15 years ago and hasn’t stopped in the slightest. Anyone who knows me can clearly – without a doubt – tell you how much I love fashion magazines. I subscribe to about 5 or 6 of them and then buy even more throughout the year. (Thank the Lord for subscriptions.) From ELLE to People StyleWatch, I just can’t get enough. Check out my “Mattiementary” on how I really feel about fashion mags and how they compare to the digital world of blogging.

5 Responses to Mattiementary: My Love For Fashion Magazines

  1. OMG girl you have the biggest magazine collection EVER!! It’s insane! I love it!! I, too love love love magazines. They are so inspiring.

    p.s. thank you for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment. :)


  2. I love fashion magazines too! My favorite too is People Stylewatch…how funny. hehe :)
    I have been subscribing to magazines since I was a teenager. My first subscription was Seventeen. Ever since that I was hooked too. It has shown me that I would love to write for a fashion magazine one day, hopefully someday soon! :)

  3. I LOVE magazines too! My best friend recently tried to tell me that I need to get with the times and get the digital versions. No thanks! I love getting my magazines in the mail, I love curling up on my couch on a Saturday or Sunday to read them, I love turning the pages…Sigh. My ritual is that I have to wait until the start of the actual month of the magazine to read it. So when my August issues arrived a few weeks ago, I just stacked them up on my coffee table until August 1 arrives. For me I have to toss the magazines after that month has passed, after I’ve ripped any pages out that I want to keep. :-)

  4. i just sat here in utter AMAZEMENT as i read and watched this post! i thought i was the only one in the world with a magazine obsession! i’ve been collecting them since i was 10-12, something like that, and as i was moving a few months back, it tickled the hell out of me to find a YM Magazine from 98.. hilarious. anywho, you have a new found reader and i wish you and your blog the best !

  5. Jackie Brown

    And I thought I was the only one!!! Like you, I absolutely love magazines, fashion, interior design and overall design ones. Moving is always an issue as I have at least 6-7 boxes of mags alone…smh. My obsession began at a very early age. I grew up in a small town and spent my allowance on Vogue, YM, Teen, etc. Needless to say, it yielded some interesting outfits (I never fit in). Any who…I digress. Just happy to know I’m not the only one. Best of luck on your blog…

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