"Reinventing the wheel" is a common type of article.
"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."
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 Magazine Decay
of other print genres.
Many fictional works, particularly Work Coms
, are set around the offices of a fashion magazine. It works well for giving guest stars the full benefit of the Rule of Glamorous
Tropes common among these include:
Compare Fashion Show
, Rule of Glamorous
- Poise magazine in 13 Going on 30. And their rival SPARKLE.
- Janet in Rope writes for Allure, a column on "how to keep the body beautiful".
- In the House of Wax (2005) remake, Carly is mentioned to have been offered an internship at In Style magazine.
- Runway magazine in The Devil Wears Prada.
- Bu-Bubble in Unseen Academicals.
- Men's fashion magazines are mentioned in A Brother's Price. 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.
- Mode magazine in Ugly Betty.
- Blush magazine in Just Shoot Me!.
- In the 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.
- That's So Raven 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.
- Cosmopolitan (although with less of a focus than others)
- Cosmopolitan tends to focus more on issues, lifestyle, relationships and sex and so on than fashion nowadays.
- Rule 63 of the above is Esquire
- Harpers Bazaar
- Gentlemans Quarterly (GQ), one of the few male-focused fashion magazines. Often runs lads-mag-style photo shoots of women in skimpy clothes.
- Vogue (so full of ads that sometimes the table of contents is on page 100 or later).
- In Style