Magazine Review: GLAMOUR Magazine Nov 2007 (II)
“Bhutto Returns to Pakistan After 8-Year Exile”
The New York Times, Oct 19 2007
Ac.Stet was right.
This is what he means when he says that it was for important for Glamour Magazine to blurb the exclusive interview by Joseph Braude with former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto on its cover this month.
Glamour editors should have the foresight that such a resilient female politician should be in the limelight very soon. And besides, with Women’s Wear Daily, Fortune and Forbes Magazine devoting covers to the rising trend of women in power, Glamour should have been together with these periodicals at the forefronts of identifying such a trend with its exclusive Bhutto interview and used as a coverline.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the magazine, of a fluffier nature, is another boo-boo.
On its fashion spread titled “5 New Sweaters, 5 New Faces”, the model Atong Arjok is used as one of the five “new” faces:
Almost a year ago, in Glamour’s December 2006 issue, Ms. Arjok has already been used as a model in a beauty spread on lipstick colors, titled: “Your New Sexiest Color: RED!” This is the said spread where the Sudanese fashion model has a full-page close-up, as well as a blurb on the conributor’s page:
Doesn’t Glamour Magazine keep track of what it has done or not done before?
Argh, the state of fashion publishing these days.