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Are Fashion Magazines Becoming Too Expensive?

How much are you willing to pay for a fashion magazine? Many tFS forum members are avid readers of print material and most of us regularly peruse digital versions of various publications, but are some print magazines becoming too expensive?

How much? Vogue Paris Collections F/W 14.15


The Fall/Winter 2014-2015 issue of Vogue Paris Collections arrived in the UK today and I couldn't wait to pick up my copy. I've been collecting the biannual since 2010, and have always (without fail) received questionable looks from the shocked cashier when they ring up the tome. The magazine retails for £24.95 ($39.95), which could get you five issues of French Vogue's main monthly magazine here in the UK (with change!). Sure, it's a lot of money to part with for a magazine and I very well understand that. Perhaps I have deluded myself into thinking the magazine is an investment. After all, it can double as a great coffee table book, and it's a bonus that the contents of the magazine are on point, including every fashion show worth documenting and a wide range of designer accessories for the upcoming season.

I used to collect Vogue Japan after falling for its simple covers and rich content. However, after a few years, the price went up dramatically and I suddenly decided the magazine wasn't worth almost £18 every single month. The content has become dull to me and the covers were becoming increasingly tiresome. So, I guess it all boils down to the content. I'll pay the asking price if the content is satisfying.

Tell us, do you think fashion magazines have gotten too expensive? Do you find yourself trying to justify spending premium prices for international or limited-edition issues?

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Montreal-Based Retailer Jacob to Close All 92 Stores

Canadian retailer Jacob

The signs have been there these past few months that bankrupt Canadian fashion retailer Jacob was on the cusp of closure, with never-ending sales and a lack of new stock. It was all heading to today’s announcement that the veteran retailer will be closing all 92 of its stores.

The Montreal-based company will liquidate its remaining inventory in the coming weeks after filing a notice of intention on Tuesday to make a proposal to its creditors under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. According to a press release, the company cited the challenging economy and “international competitors who quickly stole market share” from Canadian retailers among the factors leading to the company's inability to overcome financial challenges.

"Although we did not achieve the desired result, I am proud of the passion and dedication that the Jacob team showcased over these past few years while trying to bring the company back to financial health," president and founder Joey Basmaji said in a statement.

The likes of Zara, H&M, Forever 21 and Aeropostale crossing the border have led to a dip in sales for our Canadian-based retailers. Le Chateau and Reitmans have each suffered recent financial loses, while on the flip side, Joe Fresh continues to buck trends and successfully march to the beat of its own drum. Its model of pumping money into online strategy and advertising seems to be paying off.

Meanwhile, many commenters over at Huff Po are linking this latest news with the death of the mall altogether. Indeed, we millennials may be more interested in shopping online, but could it be that Jacob’s closure simply means there’s little place for mid-priced goods? Feel free to disagree, but did you ever find Jacob’s dated clothing was priced too high to be “fast fashion” and too low to be luxe?

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Gisele Bundchen Raises Her Own Chickens in Los Angeles

Image: C.Smith/

Image: C.Smith/

As an international supermodel, Gisele Bunchen's been photographed in many a pastoral scene, but you might have never guessed that those images might be closer to real life than you think. Food and Wine magazine sat down with Bundchen for a little chat, and it turns out the model is super gung-ho about sustainability and doing good for the environment. She told the mag that she raises chickens at her Los Angeles home to be more environmentally friendly.

"I have a beautiful garden in L.A. where I raise chickens. We have very little waste because the chickens eat all of the vegetable scraps, and anything they won't eat, I put in my compost pile with the chicken poo."

We can't picture Gisele actually feeding any chickens, but who knows? Maybe she gets in the yard with a bag of feed…? We wanna see pictures! Either way, we've gotta applaud her efforts for diminishing waste–especially in a city like L.A., which is notorious for being pollution city.

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Link Buzz: How Models Get Robbed; John Rocha to Retire

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  • Do modeling agencies swindle their "girls" out of earnings? Some models are going to court over not getting paid properly.  [TheDailyBeast]
  • See Angelina Jolie's killer shoes, spiked with blood. [FabSugar]
  • It's still dank and grey in NYC, but probably someday the sun will come out. In case you want to get your bronzer game ready… [BellaSugar]
  • Inside the Dior Cruise Collection afterparty which, no, did not take place in Brooklyn. [WWD / subscription required]
  • Has Garance Doré now become more famous than her boyfriend, The Satorialist blogger Scott Shuman? [NYTimes]
  • Karl Lagerfeld has hated children ever since he was a kid himself. [Fashionista]
  • The celebrated designer John Rocha is retiring from London Fashion Week. [Vogue UK]

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Christy Turlington Returns As the Face of Calvin Klein’s Eternity Fragrance (Forum Buzz)

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Calvin Klein's Eternity fragrance franchise, the fashion house is rolling out some new ads starring Christy Turlington and husband Ed Burns. Christy and Ed were photographed by Dutch duo Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin on location on the beaches of Turks & Caicos. Turlington's no stranger to the Calvin Klein brand; the 90s supermodel fronted the first Eternity campaign back in 1995 with Mark Vanderloo. The new ads are slated to break in both print and television advertising come June.

Calvin Klein Eternity Fragrance Christy & Ed


These are just so timeless and you cannot go wrong with a face like Turlington's. Above is the new ad for the original fragrance and below is a double-page shot for the Eternity Night collection, for both men and women.

Calvin Klein Eternity Night Frafrance Christy & Ed


Check out the thread at our forums and join the discussion here.

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Watch: Reese Witherspoon Tries to Pronounce Cara Delevingne’s Name to No Avail



Reese Witherspoon might be a big time movie star, but at heart, she's a simple southern girl. Yeah, she might be on Hollywood's A-List, but that doesn't mean she's one to put on airs. Not even at the Met Gala (post-Met Gala?), surrounded by a slew of posh international comrades.

Cara Delevingne posted a video to her Instagram earlier of the actress, who clearly had a great time at the event, in an elevator with Zooey Deschanel, Kate Upton and a few others. In the clip, the actress tries desperately to pronounce Delevingne's admittedly tricky name. Witherspoon first calls her 'Cara,' with her country twang, but then quickly corrects herself with the proper British pronunciation, which would be 'Cah-rah.'"

"I don't know what your f****n' name is," Reese quipped, then went on to try and pronounce Delevingne. "That's super French," she said, then whispered, "Day-lah-veen."


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