a magazine whore if there ever was one.
Hip-hop, independant, men's, and artsy
magazines of all kinds frequently find
their way into my pocket folded up and
crinkled at the edges or in my shopping
bag while I'm walking around the city.
As it may be known, sometimes, its a good
thing to be different. To be open to various
types of things as a result of your surroundings.
To be individualistic. One should never
be so stuck onto their style that they
are afraid to try
that isn't characteristically them.
you'll find some magazines that, perhaps,
might get you to think differently-- to
open up to a new style or even bring you
out of yourself for long enough to see
that other styles do truly exist. These
aren't your mom's magazines! And for an
issue they aren't going to break your
1. Nylon Magazine
$3.50 (US)/ $4.50 (Canada)
Geared Towards: Both men and
women in the same
issue-- this varies but generally if you're
looking for men's fashion check out their
other monthly publication - Nylon for
men as well.
to look out for : Their "fashion
stories"- an industry term for selected
collaged together to create a look
for the month- interesting new looks on
your everyday garden-variety designers
make you look Nylon gives a comprehensive
look at fashion, music and beauty from
a more than unique perspective. Large
artsy picture layouts, creative titles,
vivid illustrations and unique writing
geared towards anyone of any scene make
you come back for more over and over again.
For its cheap price, you will.
2. Mass Appeal Magazine
$4.99 (US)/$7.25 (Canada)
Men, in particular
to look out for: The sections
rotate frequently so don't be afraid to
just browse around the magazine and find out
what section appeals to you. Continuing
to stun and captivate individual everywhere,
Mass Appeal magazine shows street culture
at its finest. Showcasing the latest in
music, graffiti, sports, and thought inducing
articles and illustrations, this
magazine is truly for everyone, hence
the name "mass appeal". Geared
mostly towards men's
fashion and lifestyle, it is everything
you could ever want in a publication.
Dazed & Confused
per issue :
$6.25 (US)/ £7 (UK)
Men and women alike
to look out for: Their fashion
layouts-- the way the clothing is assembled and
then displayed proves to be eclectic and
chic at the same time. Showcasing both
Men's and Women's fashion along with interesting
and unique articles and music reviews,
this UK magazine is sure to have a little
bit of something for everyone. Although
their fashion pickins'
seem a bit slim, their other magazine
offerings round out the magazine quite
nicely. Hell and if all else fails? Look
at their crazy covers- if that doesn't
sell you, I don't know what will.
Geared Towards :
Both men and women
to look out for: Their own unconventional
way of showcasing the unusual with
a certain bit of provocative flair
as well as their large photo layouts.
For the open minded and open hearted,
Flaunt puts their own twist on your everyday
magazine. From cover to cover they have
the finest photography, fashion shoots,
and takes on individualistic style without
the same manufactured garbage of pop culture magazines- truly for those
who cant be defined by a label or choose
not to be. Hair, makeup and clothing are
as original as anything and with true
fashion inspired for the people by the
people- you can never go wrong with that.
per issue: $9.61(US)/ £4.50 (UK)
Geared Towards :
Men and Women from all walks of life.
to look out for: When I saw
this magazine, I was surprised by the
large and very
beautiful layouts of fashion and accessories.
Focusing on the high fashion and explosive
cultures of Europe and its surrounding
areas, i-D features well-written interviews
and articles,large fashion pictorials
and with an eye to the runway you can
establish your own trends and sense of
style. Reading the same magazine that
designers, stylists and other individuals
in the field
read, you get a taste of styles right
before they warm up to the rest of the
course this is just a very small selection
of some of the freshest, most unique and
individualistic magazines out there that
fit into your lifestyle. Choose not to
read what everybody else reads or responds
to be your own person. These magazines
take you one step closer to thinking outside
yourself for a few seconds.