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Started by DesEsseintes on Sep 10, 2019 7:02:54 PM
So look into my face Marie Claire
yumyum - 11 Sep 2019 09:47:54 (#1 of 21)

Do people still read glossy mags? I was at the doc's yesterday and the latest Hello was there. What a load of rubbish. The first article was lots of shots of a sumptuous house in the south of France, an Iranian princess I think she was. The next article was a royal princess, I lost interest by then. Is there still a market for these sorts of mags, any sorts of mags really?

widenation - 11 Sep 2019 09:49:18 (#2 of 21)

Hello is good at numbing your brain before dental work.

Arjuna - 11 Sep 2019 09:49:42 (#3 of 21)

isn't that exactly what you would expect in 'Hello'?

yumyum - 11 Sep 2019 09:52:15 (#4 of 21)

I used to browse them at hairdressers but these days, with the UK as it currently is, it just seems too far removed from what I want to read about (or maybe that's its magic).

wickeltisch - 11 Sep 2019 09:52:55 (#5 of 21)

I still read and buy (German) magazines, though not the ones who specialise in royalty. But when I'm at the doctor's and in the waiting room I prefer the trashy ones because the made-up stories about royalty and some "famous" people are quite amusing. Actually I don't know many of these "famous" people (singers, actors and the like).

surferboogiewhatever - 11 Sep 2019 09:53:34 (#6 of 21)

Marie Claire used to be (IMO) more interesting than most of them. It usually had a few articles about how people, especially women, lived in other parts of the world. It had its quota of annoyingly unaffordable fashion shoots, but it also had the "100 ideas" - a few pages of smaller pictures offering mix-and-match variations on a theme, which usually included some slightly more affordable items (not that I ever bought anything directly as a result of seeing it in there) and, as the title suggests, some very usable ideas for combining what you had already. But the last few issues I saw seemed thinner, both in physical size and subject matter. I think Red is the best of the bunch nowadays, and will occasionally buy one if what's on the cover looks interesting enough. I don't like "Hello" type magazines at all.

yumyum - 11 Sep 2019 09:54:32 (#7 of 21)

I don't like "Hello" type magazines at all.

Glancing through it yesterday made me realise how much I've changed. Seminal moment at surgery.

TRaney - 11 Sep 2019 09:55:13 (#8 of 21)

Seminal moment at surgery.

Artificial insemination?

carterbrandon - 11 Sep 2019 09:55:36 (#9 of 21)

I think board favourite Liz Jones was behind the interesting less fluffy MC content.

yumyum - 11 Sep 2019 09:55:43 (#10 of 21)

I set that up for you! (to Traney).

cozzer - 11 Sep 2019 09:56:53 (#11 of 21)

Seminal moment at surgery.

it's changed since I last read it then.

TRaney - 11 Sep 2019 09:59:14 (#12 of 21)

damn, that's better

yumyum - 11 Sep 2019 10:00:13 (#13 of 21)

Yes, I deleted it, reinstated it and then thought hmm, not quite the right word but sod it.

limegreen - 11 Sep 2019 10:01:07 (#14 of 21)

I quite like an occasional women's lifestyle mag, glossy or otherwise, but Hello bores the crap out of me. It's so sycophantic. And I like a nice house nose or royal christening photo.

yumyum - 11 Sep 2019 10:02:06 (#15 of 21)

house nose? house, nose?

limegreen - 11 Sep 2019 10:02:39 (#16 of 21)

A nose around a house.

FredDee - 11 Sep 2019 10:03:00 (#17 of 21)

I was at the doc's yesterday and the latest Hello was there.

What's new is that you are NOT complaining about how OLD the magazines in waiting rooms are.

Tommy Cooper once had a joke about to stuff he read in waiting rooms and said what a pity it was about the Titanic.

yumyum - 11 Sep 2019 10:11:26 (#18 of 21)

Good point, it's the first time I've seen a current issue of a mag anywhere bar a paper shop.

Arjuna - 11 Sep 2019 10:56:06 (#19 of 21)

although Iran has not had any princesses for 40 years.

Leftie - 11 Sep 2019 10:59:49 (#20 of 21)

This affects other industries as well as staff and customers.

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