Saturday, 3 June 2017

Why I Still Love & Swear by Fashion Magazines

In a world where everything is becoming so digital, there are a few things that doesn't change over the years for me. One of them is my crazy love for drag queens, but that's not what I'm here to talk about today, the other thing is my love for the fashion magazine in its printed form. That feeling of going home making yourself a cup of coffee and reading a brand new fashion magazine is one of the best things ever. It's like that ecstatic rush that goes though your body when you enter a bookstore and you're hit with the smell of printed paper. Or like the happiness you feel when you're eating pizza on a friday right before a three-day weekend.
Physical magazines also remind me of childhood; like when I would come home from school, go straight to my room, play a CD on my portable MP3 player and sit on my bed and whilst flipping through the pages of a W.I.T.C.H. magazine. Ohhh, the memories. Back then, there was no fashion blogs or Instagram models. Back then, the only way to keep updated on the fashion world was through fashion magazines.

I might be biased here and maybe it's all just a mixture of nostalgia and my separation anxiety because I can't deny the benefits the digitalizing of fashion comes with. I still fear that I'll live to see the day that the printed magazine goes completely out of style but looking at things from a broad perspective, the pros of moving fashion sources online greatly outweighs the cons. At least in terms of the environment and the fact that the fashion industry is becoming more accessible to the public. It does give us commoners an opportunity to shape and influence fashion which can both be interpreted as a good thing and a bad thing depending on your personal view on fashion. Look at how I'm interning as a style guru for CollegeFashionista from my bedroom in Denmark. That would not have been possible had it not been for the internet.

Do you still like buying fashion magazines or are you strictly online?

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