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->''"I can totally see some of them being used in one of those glossy fashion magazines. Y'know, the kind that cost nine bucks and are 97% ads."''
-->-- [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]] email [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail132.html "Modeling"]]

{{Magazines}} devoted to fashion, with some articles on other topics relevant to their readers (lifestyle, people, and other things). As noted in the quote, they are heavy on advertising, but this has had the benefit of keeping the format of these magazines relatively consistent, as opposed to the MagazineDecay of other print genres.

Many fictional works, particularly {{Work Com}}s, are set around the offices of a fashion magazine. It works well for giving guest stars the full benefit of the RuleOfGlamorous.

Tropes common among these include:
* TheBeautifulElite (since the editors want the models to look as good as the clothes)
* ConspicuousConsumption (the clothes and accessories being shown are usually for affluent buyers)
* CostumePorn (when highly detailed clothes are featured)
* TheFashionista (if an article is about one)
* FashionDesigner (either showing off the designer's work or an article about this person)
* FashionModel (most ads and spreads have people wearing these clothes)
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit (sometimes these outfits are featured, over the grand, but practical, clothes)
* MerchandiseDriven (spreads showing clothes will note who made each piece, and how much they cost)
* ModelCouple (when two or more models are shown in a spread, they are likely chosen to visually compliment each other)
* ModelingPoses (when each outfit will likely get just one picture in an issue, the models will do their best to show the best of the outfits)
* PimpedOutDress (evening dresses still can be quite detailed)
** FairytaleWeddingDress (bridal magazine dresses are often elaborate)
* PrettyInMink (is is common for fall issues to have a spread about various fur items)
** ItsFakeFurItsFine (if an article or spread focuses on fake fur)
* SimpleYetOpulent (many outfits will not look that detailed, but are still use expensive fabrics and workmanship)
* UpMarketing (despite the tons of ads in these magazines, they are still selling high end items)

Compare FashionShow, RuleOfGlamorous.
* ''Magazine/{{Brides}}''
* ''Magazine/{{Cosmopolitan}}'' (although with less of a focus these days over other things like lifestyle and relationship articles)
* ''Magazine/{{Elle}}''
* ''Magazine/{{Esquire}}''
* ''Magazine/HarpersBazaar''
* ''Magazine/InStyle''
* ''Magazine/GentlemansQuarterly'', aka ''GQ'' (a male-focused fashion magazine, but often runs lads-mag-style photo shoots of women in skimpy clothes)
* ''Magazine/ModernBride''
* ''Magazine/VanityFair'' (named for the book, ''Literature/VanityFair'', but otherwise unrelated)
* ''Magazine/{{Vogue}}'' (now it's so full of ads that sometimes the table of contents is on ''page 100'' or later).
* ''Magazine/{{W}}''

!!Fashion magazines featured in fiction


* Poise magazine in ''[[Film/ThirteenGoingOnThirty 13 Going on 30]]''. And their rival SPARKLE.
* Janet in ''{{Film/Rope}}'' writes for Allure, a column on "how to keep the body beautiful".
* In the ''Film/HouseOfWax2005'' remake, Carly is mentioned to have been offered an internship at ''In Style'' magazine.
* ''Quality'' magazine launches the "Think Pink" campaign in ''Film/FunnyFace,'' followed by a search for "the ''Quality'' woman."
* ''Film/CoverGirl'' has ''Vanity'' magazine. Their search for an unknown model to grace the cover of their "golden wedding issue" drives the plot.



* Runway magazine in ''Literature/TheDevilWearsPrada''.
* Bu-Bubble in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals''.
* Men's fashion magazines are mentioned in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''. The men in them wear much tighter, more revealing clothes than Jerin is willing to consider, and he thinks they are not proper, but it's different for the nobility.


[[folder:Live Action TV]]

* In the ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' episode "Wicca Envy" Rex tells Phoebe he can get her a job at a fashion magazine (of course he's lying). Ultimately subverted though as, three seasons later, Phoebe does get a journalism job but as an advice columnist instead.
* Blush magazine in ''Series/JustShootMe''.
* ''Series/{{Revenge}}'' has Voulez, founded by Margaux [=LeMarchal=] to prove to her father that she would make a suitable heir to his media empire.
* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' features Raven winning a design contest for one of her dresses to be featured in a high-profile fashion magazine. And in the fourth season she actually gets to work at a fashion magazine.
* Mode magazine in ''Series/UglyBetty''.



* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In the episode "Cosmopolitan Magazine", a photographer arrives from the real-life ''Magazine/{{Cosmopolitan}} Magazine'' to do an article and photo-spread about an average American high school. The trope is somewhat averted, as at the time (1953) Cosmopolitan was an esteemed literary and general interest periodical, [[MagazineDecay and not the slutty women's sex and fashion magazine it is today]]. The radio episode was broadcast to coincide with Cosmopolitan's publication of an article on Eve Arden and ''Our Miss Brooks'' [[OlderThanTheyThink An example of the application of media "synergies", at least fifty years before the modern word was coined.]]



* In ''Theatre/LadyInTheDark'', the protagonist is the editor of ''Allure'' magazine but her life is not nearly as glamorous as the contents of her magazine.


[[folder:Video Games]]

* In ''VideoGame/BarbieSuperModel'', Barbie appears on the covers of magazines in a matching mini-game.