An open letter to Glamour

Ever since I can remember I have brought weekly, fortnightly and monthly publications. Be it a comic (I used to love a Disney one) to tween magazines like Mizz and Bliss, to celebrity magazines like TV Hits and Smash Hits, then to young adult magazines such as More and then to women’s monthly’s like Company and New Woman.

I love the joy of looking forward to the new issue of my current fav publications. One of my favourite ways to relax is to be cosied up on the sofa, snacks to hand and a magazine in the other, getting absorbed in the articles, fashion pieces and over all content. Utter bliss.
One magazine I have been buying every month since it’s launch in 2001 is Glamour magazine. It was full of the latest fashions (love), empowering articles on how to Girl Boss, even before Girl Boss was a thing and full of up beat and positive messages.

Up until a few years ago I used to go to the newsstand and pick up 5 glossy mags each month; New Woman, B, Company, Cosmopolitan and Glamour. I would while away many an afternoon flicking through these mags.
But alas, social media have become more prevalent and popular and the days of going to pick up a copy each month has gone down to one magazine a month, Cosmo.
The cost of printing and getting advertisements in the magazines is both increasing for the former and decreasing for the latter. As such all but one of my fav reads still stands, the rest has succumbed to the internet. Such as shame as I am old school and love reading a hard copy of a magazine.

It was with much sadness that I recently learnt that Glamour will now be focused on two editions a year with focus to their online content and their Beauty Festivals. Which I am so glad they are still running. I have been to the two previous ones and this March it will be their 3rd one and I am so looking forward to it.
If you love your beauty brands, it’s the place for you. Not only do you get to experience fantastic brands, but you get to go to talks with top influencers and beauty stars and also get a goodie bag full of amazing products.

So I wanted to use my blog as a space to say a big thank you to the staff at Glamour, including their editor extraordinaire, Jo Galvin for bringing Glamour to the market and making it an awesome, positive and inspiring publication.
There have been great cover stars, thought provoking and educational articles, creative fashion sections and everything else in between.
Not to forget their annual Glamour Women of the Year, highlighting the amazing work females have been doing for the world. Praise of the highest order indeed.

Glamour I shall miss you, it won’t be the same not having a new copy to read. I loved the innovative smaller version they ran for a while. Perfect hand bag size and very forward thinking.
I will follow Glamour online so I still get my fix and of course I will be at their beauty festivals.

Thank you Glamour, you rocked in every way!

Love and hugs,

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  1. GlamorousandGeeky
    November 27, 2017 / 3:27 am

    Such a great open letter. I love reading physical magazines too.

    • Abbie Chic
      December 3, 2017 / 8:08 am

      Totally! I do miss having a copy delivered to my door. I'm down to just buying Cosmo now. The only upside is I'm slightly financially better off each month! xx

  2. Eli Dumas
    November 27, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    My relationship with Glamour Uk started with me buying the one with Tanya Burr on the cover where I heard about the 1st Glamour Beauty Festival and got my tickets right away, plane tickets included as I live in Spain. The lines were pretty long this year but I can't wait for the tickets to the 3rd edition to come out. I will be there for sure and I have convinced a couple of girl friends to come with me this time, I'm sure we will have a blast.

    • Abbie Chic
      December 3, 2017 / 8:09 am

      Wow, that's quite some distance to travel! It was worth it wasn't it! I am looking forward to the next one. Wonder what celebs will be there this time?! xx

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