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Hi,

Was in the dentist this morning waiting to get a filling replaced. I'm not a magazine reader normally but I found my eyes drawn to the reading rack. Usual car mags etc and then I saw "54 ways to look younger", headline on a woman's fashion mag. That's the one I wanted to read. I was wondering if anyone has found their tastes in reading expanding after realizing more of who they are? I also checked out the other woman waiting for her appointment. Nice woolly skirt and boots.

Wasn't sure which forum to post this in, hope its ok here. :)

Hugs

Rachel.

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Rachael,

I always read the fashion and home mags and always have although as a young T filled man it was to check out the chicks not the fashion. At this stage of life its more about fashion, makeup and worldview. Although a pretty face still turns my head. Doesn't make me less of a woman.

Hugs, Charlie

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Hi Rachel, I always read the womens magazines at the doctors. As a professional cook I read anything with recipes in it and I mean anything. You never know where you will find ideas. If I discretely look at the other articles well who knows who cares. A well rounded education for anyone male female trans anyone involves a promiscuouse(sp) taste in literature, So read them buy them enjoy womens mags.

hugs rita

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Heck, I was even reading a Better Homes and Gardens yesterday looking at the room "makeovers", looking at color combos, and of course, admiring how fashionably attired the ladies were who were showcasing their ideas. the feminine advertizements are better than the ones in Southern Living, which I have read for years.

Michelle

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Pick up the woman's magazine! People will just think you've been waiting a while and are really bored. Besides if anyone asks just say you've been curious as to what's inside these magazines.

Me personally I read Glamour and Cosmo. Glamour for the fashions (because they include plus sizes) and Cosmo for the articles.

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I quite fancy Cosmo too. I'm gonna get one! :)

Rachel.

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I quite fancy Cosmo too. I'm gonna get one! :)

Rachel.

:) me third!! :D

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Well...how would you feel about a 1-year subscription mailed to your house monthly?

Covergirl has these box kits for eyes (I wrote about them in another thread) that includes eyeliner, mascara and eyeshadow, with 3 different looks: natural, glamorous or dramatic. Included in the box is a certificate for a year subscription to certain magazines. If you go online to the website provided you can opt for Cosmo.

...but if you don't want questions from the mailman or your SO, then perhaps this is a bad idea. Oh wait, or say it's a gift for her then read it after she's done with it.

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Lizzie you can read i though you just looked at pictures LOL :rolleyes:

i bad but having fun

Amanda

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I really enjoy my reading time, usually before nodding off. I read Vogue, Lucky, and Glamour here, I like to try and pass them on when done, they do stack up.

Seventeen once and while, however that is for my daughters.

It's just a house full of girls here.

Cindy -

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Seventeen once and while, however that is for my daughters.

I've heard Seventeen actually has some decent makeup advice.

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as I came to grips with me fighting being born a women in a mans body for over 30 years and now starting the early stages of my transtion to womenhood during these the last 30 years in my life I enjoyed reading cosmo glamour harpers in style elle vogue as well simple life etc. not only to keep up in the latest in womens fashions but home making skills relationships etc. I have had many subscriptions as well as before when dressed would go to the corner store and purchase the issues and read as many as I could those are great times, womenhood is going to be great I can't wait to finally become the person i was always supposed to become.

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I don't particularly read more women's magazines than before but do enjoy flipping thru some here n there for the fashion parts. Or even goin online to check out female websites about fashion. The last few months Ive definitely gotten away from the typical guy related reading, car magazines, forums etc.

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I, for one, will read most any thing. If it has words on it I will likely read it. I have even been known to spend 30 min. reading a cereal box. Or even fliers, pamphlets, posters, bulletin boards, just about any thing.

Um.. I should shut up now, before you all start to think I am totally weird! ;)

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naaah Mara you're not weird you got me to read you're post :)

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I've always read women's magazines. They're way more interesting than men's that's for sure. Unless you like the pictures of the men.

Groupon occasionally has deals on magazine subscriptions. I picked up a year of Cosmo a few months back for like $5. Totally worth it.

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I've been interested in getting a magazine subscription, but I'm not sure what. I would love to find something that includes everything I enjoy, like Beauty advice/tips or fashion. Fitness/Heath information. Easy Food Recipes for noobies. And Movies, previews or maybe behind the scenes stuff. I'm a movie freak!

I shy away from Celeb news. Doesn't interest me whatsoever.

If you read magazines you think I may enjoy, let them know the names. I'll look into all suggestions for something to try!

:friends:

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lol, This may sound really... really odd.. but Nope.. I still read the same Magazine! Game Informer! mwhaha.

I had read through some of the "women's" magazines before Transitioning and I wasn't ever much impressed. It was all stuff I could just come online and read about. Really I'm not one to have fashion dictated to me by some bad hack who's never left the confines of New York, L.A, or Paris. I've been having alot more fun just discovering what works for me and what doesn't on my own, and if I need some pointers youtube is way more helpful!

And you may be thinking "Yeah what are you going to read when sitting in a waiting room hm?" and I say to you.. my phone! :D (Besides the tactile sensation of touching paper makes my skin crawl for some reason)

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I enjoy reading womenrs magazines. They have so much information in them. Fashion, Beauty, even tips on how to be more feminine. It does not matter to be me where I am at while I read one either. I have even read some articles while standing at the magazine rack in wal mart. Dont care what someone else thinks. Amber L.

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Really I'm not one to have fashion dictated to me by some bad hack who's never left the confines of New York, L.A, or Paris.

..which are three major cities for fashion and fashion shows.

I don't follow fashion religiously but I will look at what's hot right now. Some times it's cute, some times it doesn't mesh with my style. What's great is that you don't have to follow trends verbatim. If animal print is hot right now and wearing a leopard print blouse really isn't your thing, you can still incorporate it through like a bracelet or something.

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II like Glamour magazine, but not enough to subscribe. On the Kindle Fire it's cool because it is interactive (links to audio, video, and websites).

I do subscribe to Reader's Digest (also interactive), and Health Magazine. Health is my favorite magazine for Women's health.

Btw, all my subscriptions are digital.

Jenny

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Really I'm not one to have fashion dictated to me by some bad hack who's never left the confines of New York, L.A, or Paris.

..which are three major cities for fashion and fashion shows.

I don't follow fashion religiously but I will look at what's hot right now. Some times it's cute, some times it doesn't mesh with my style. What's great is that you don't have to follow trends verbatim. If animal print is hot right now and wearing a leopard print blouse really isn't your thing, you can still incorporate it through like a bracelet or something.

That may be true, but my point was these people don't really get out and see how people really live. I have seen some pretty insane art pieces being passed off as fashion on the runway that I highly doubt any one outside of those cities would ever actually wear.

Beyond that I'm not a huge fan of following the herd. :) Really I see clothes as just another way to express ones personality, if the things in a fashion magazine helps one do that well then great! I can't say I spend an awful lot of time reading any of them, maybe an article here or there might catch my eye on the internet. But for the most part I just follow the beat of my own drum. :) Okay well maybe I kind of also go with a Geeky/Punky/Emo thing (and sometimes with a flare of sophistication) but I really don't know of any magazines that keep up with that style.. or at least none that I am aware of. I suppose if I did come across something that fit my interests I'd give it a go lol.

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You know I really gotta stop responding to things from my phone while working out. I end up making almost no sense.. Magazines are good, I just haven't found any that really cover everything I like as the styles I like range from geeky to trendy just depends on my mood. I'm really just against spending money on magazines that would only be helpful when I'm in the mood for it. :(

Anyways I wasn't trying to imply that anyone else's interests or tastes were wrong! Whatever works for you ladies is great just be happy. :)

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Does anyone have any favorite websites for these type interests?

I have found that I can look at even sites for RedBook, Womens Wear Daily, Elle, etc. unsatisfying. The visual clutter, the pop ups, and the need to page through, say, 24 hairstyles, to get to the 25th, instead of simply clicking a small visual to blow it up... All this stuff makes site reading pretty unsatisfying compared to the paper magazine itself. I realize that "clicks" equal "revenue" but the inefficiency of the whole experience leaves me cold.

Does anyone have makeup, hairstyle, fashion, etc sites that they LOVE and are easy to navigate?

Btw, Seventeen and Cosmo are not my thing. I remember being disgusted with Cosmo's pornographic headlines when I would go through the checkout lines at the grocery store with my pre-teen son in tow. The story titles were more graphic that any men's magazine, basically telling young women how to be a proper tramp and drive their boyfriends crazy... Talk about a double standard... I think most stores now have a plastic liner in front of the magazine, at least in my area.

Michelle

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I think most stores now have a plastic liner in front of the magazine, at least in my area.

They do for some magazines, yes.

I haven't had much luck in online magazine reading because of the things you mentioned, which is why I pretty much stick to paper unless something in the magazine directs me to a website for more information about something.

Specific hairstyles or makeup looks can be searched for using google images and then after seeing a thumbnail result you like you can go to the website it came from. or there's youtube.

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