Breakup of a typical Woman’s Magazine

March 31, 2009 at 6:23 pm 4 comments

Here’s an example of a typical woman’s magazine (geared toward young women in their 18-20s or those middle aged women you usually find in Wal-mart stocking up on good deals). Let’s look at what this magazine has.


As you can see, they have all the factors that a women’s magazine has.

1. How To Make Oneself Beautiful in 10 Easy Steps (EVERY single woman’s magazine has to have this section. It’s very important. What woman does not want to learn how to be beautiful?)

2. 20 Shockingly Easy Dinners (Real Simple has a lot of these type of things. Prevention as well. It’s typical for any magazine to have a section on easy dinners or perfect meals.)

3. The New Sex Position that Works Every Time (plus 15 more ways just in case that one doesn’t work) (Typically Glamour or Cosmopolitan. Prevention does NOT have sex tips, but they will publish research on what sex does to your bloodstream. I don’t believe that Seventeen has sex tips. But they do have kissing tips and how to kiss on first dates.)

4. Massive Giveaways! What woman doesn’t want free stuff? (Almost every magazine. Make that every magazine. The giveaways range from free diet books to free dresses or gift cards to expensive stores.)

5. 700 Do’s, Don’ts, @ Deals. (EVERY magazine has a deal section. Prices vary from magazine but usually in the $100-300 range.)

6. And an interview with a celebrity! (Always have to have one. Real Simple uses famous fashion designers instead of celebrities.)

7. Cover shot of celebrity wearing something seductive (typically magazines like Oprah or Real Simple don’t have these. Oprah has Oprah. Real Simple has flowers.)

8. Ads. (Otherwise the editors would be eating soup for dinner every night. Not Creme De Bruleed Tomatöe, but Campells’ Lite Clam Chowder. Sometimes they call these Bonus Extra Covers.)

With a magazine like this, you’re ready to be perfect. Go get them, girl!


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Audrie  |  April 1, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    haha I love the breakdown, everything is so true and accurate!

    Thank you for your lovely compliments, I would love to see some of your necklaces and bracelets that you have made! 🙂

  • 2. hkFashionGeek  |  April 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Your breakdown is hysterical! Thanks for visiting Hong Kong Fashion Geek so much. Shoe Geek and I love you over there. Would you like to do a linkswap?

  • 3. hkFashionGeek  |  April 2, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Hey Abby, I’ve added your site to our blog roll =) thanks for reading as always

  • 4. Helen  |  April 2, 2009 at 9:48 am

    HAHAHA This post is great and so true. I picked up a copy of glamour a few weeks ago cos I had some time to wait for someone and didn’t have the money for my usual magazines on me. It was awful! So patronising and not even in a tongue in cheek way. I left it in the coffee shop for the next poor unsuspecting soul to sit at the table and pick it up.


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