Thursday, July 27, 2006
With the tragic demise of ELLEgirl magazine, I am currently in the process of searching for a new favourite magazine. Though an I'm an avid Teen Vogue reader it lacks the originality and accesibility of ELLEgirl. No, I'm searching for an alternative sort of publication that can fill the gaping void in my materialistic heart. One issue ago, Nylon magazine might have been the answer. After being quite satisfied with the "Music Issue", I went out and bough the August 2006 "Denim Issue" featuring Ashley Olsen on the cover and thought it could suffice. I was wrong. Maybe it's because I've always been a Mary-Kate girl, but Nylon lacked that ELLEgirl spark I so desperately crave. Nylon may be an intelligent publication with well-written articles, but I am not happy with the articles' subject. After all, nothing is more difficult than appreciating an article when the band/actor in question is an enigma you've never heard of. I gve kudos to Nylon for being that insufferable, hipster kind of cool but it lacks the "dare to be different" flair that I always found in ELLEgirl. Instead of encouraging originality, Nylon simply writes about it. R.I.P.