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Nylon Magazine

Nylon
Current Editor-in-Chief: Marvin Scott Jarrett
Publisher: Nylon Holding Inc.

Reader’s Annotation:
With a focus on fashion and style, Nylon is the must have magazine for any hip and urban fashionista.

Nylon on the Web

Critical Evaluation:


While Nylon Magazine contains just as many fashion advertisements as any other fashion/style magazine, the products promoted showcase an audiences geared for older teens and early 20-somethings. The fashion featured is more fringe/hipster with an emphasis on urban art and less mainstream popular culture mentality. The October issue focused on the “It” products and thoughts currently in discussion amongst hip fashionistas.

The Nylon webpage is a nice companion piece to the magazine, providing up to the minute fashion information.

Genre:
Fashion, Style

Curriculum Ties:
n/a

Booktalking Ideas:
What are the differences between fashion style between the teen years and your early 20s?

Reading Level/Interest Age:
Late Teens and Early 20s

Challenging Issues:
n/a

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Seventeen Magazine

Seventeen
Current Editor-in-Chief: Ann Shoket
Publisher: Hearst Communications

Reader’s Annotation:
One of the first magazines to cater to young girls, Seventeen continues to be a source of fashion and health information to young teen girls.

Seventeen Magazine on the Web

Critical Evaluation:
More geared towards teens between the ages of 14 and up, the magazine has a focus on mainstream fashion as well as celebrity gossip. The magazine has a slight Cosmopolitan Magazine look, which makes sense as they are both published by Hearst Communications. Seventeen’s fashion ideas and advice feels like a gateway magazine for young readers to eventually graduate into the Cosmopolitan readership.

The articles feel superficial and there’s more of a focus on the “right” clothing instead of creating your own style. The ads and the format of the magazine is very bright and busy, with a slight ADD flair. Seventeen Magazine is more of a fashion gossip rag instead of a reliable source of fashion information.

Genre:
Fashion, Style

Curriculum Ties:
n/a

Booktalking Ideas:
n/a

Reading Level/Interest Age:
Ages 14 and up

Challenging Issues:
n/a

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Teen Vogue Magazine

Teen Vogue
Editor-in-Chief: Amy Astley
Publisher: Conde Nast

Reader’s Annotation:
A younger, hip version of Vogue Magazine.

Teen Vogue on the Web

Critical Evaluation:
Teen Vogue has a focus primary on fashion and personal style but, like it’s adult counterpart, does delve into women’s issues, such as the December Issue’s focus on Sexually Transmitted Disease. The fashions reflected a more sophisticated style and would be better served for those teens who take their fashion and brand names more seriously.

Genre:
Fashion, Style

Curriculum Ties:
n/a

Booktalking Ideas:
What makes “adult” fashion different from youth oriented styles?

Reading Level/Interest Age:
Ages 15 and up

Challenging Issues:
n/a

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