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We’re More Visible Than Ever

We’re More Visible Than Ever

I think the new “style” magazine for women over 40 is blogs. I used to look forward to those massive September issues of style from Vogue, Bazaar and Allure. Did you? Do you? I find so little of interest there now, that I no longer buy them.

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I did buy  More magazine today. More says it’s for “THE WOMAN OF STYLE AND SUBSTANCE”. That’s me. Is it you? I remember when this magazine first hit the stands. I was thrilled. Finally, a magazine for women over 40! Most of the ads they show are using women over 40, some over 50. Bravo for them! I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of seeing anti-aging products demonstrated on a face that has barely past puberty.

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This photo of Katie Homes is one of the prettiest I’ve seen. She’s a survivor whose second act is better than her first! The fact that’s she 37 gave me a bit of a turn. I’m 22 years older than she is! How does that relate to me and my life at almost 60?

We’ve come into our own as a demographic of strong, stylish women who command attention. Our buying power is making corporations stand up and take notice of us. We’re all part of this new movement and I’m proud of each of us.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

xo Jennifer

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19 Comments

  1. February 4, 2016 / 6:10 am

    I agree with you, Jennifer…blogs are the new fashion magazines …especially for midlife and beyond women. I do not know of any magazines where we can find looks we identify with in our every day lives. Sure there is some inspiration…I still find it it Harper’s segment Fabulous at any Age…and in InStyle. But I am done with MORE…there is nothing there for me. I get so much more from blogs and from researching for my own blog.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      February 4, 2016 / 11:20 pm

      Blogs are where the inspiration and creativity is for women our age. Whether it’s style, fashion or lifestyle. The magazines have lost us.

  2. February 4, 2016 / 6:11 am

    Jennifer, I couldn’t agree more. I don’t feel like I get anything out of fashion magazines anymore. I do love More. Wonderful magazine and I also dig House Beautiful, but that is about it. Vogue has become the magazine for the Kardashian worshippers and everyone under 30 sadly. Blogs are wonderful because we can see what women our age from all walks of life are doing to stay current, happy, etc.. In essence we are writing our own magazines and sharing content we want to read. As Aretha said, ‘Sisters re doing it for themselves,’ and we don’t need Anna Wintour or anyone else to tell us what’s hip… Plus no anti-aging cremes worn by 20 year olds or heavily airbrushed celebs. Hate that too. Hope you are having a good week. xo Kim

    • Jennifer
      Author
      February 4, 2016 / 11:18 pm

      You nailed it Kim! Anna Wintour is so far removed from my life. It amazes me she has stayed at the helm of Vogue this long. She’s older than their demographic.

  3. February 4, 2016 / 7:11 am

    Don’t get me started about MORE! I know the founding EIC and founding Beauty & Fashion Editor and the current EIC and current Publisher. The behind-the-scenes views–of both groups–about women over 40 couldn’t be more different. Grrrr…. XOXOX, Brenda

    • Jennifer
      Author
      February 4, 2016 / 11:16 pm

      I would love to hear Brenda!! Do dish darling…
      XXX

  4. February 4, 2016 / 10:27 am

    I don’t relate to the fashion magazines much any more and agree that blogs are the new Vogue.

  5. February 4, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    I couldn’t agree more with you! There needs to be more variety in the age of women featured in magazines. Aging is beauty and I always find older women to be more beautiful than younger ones.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      February 4, 2016 / 11:14 pm

      I agree. The wisdom we bring, just adds to our richness and beauty.

  6. Jeanine @ Midlife Makeover
    February 4, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    I completely agree and love seeing blogs for women over 40! I don’t have a subscription to More but I do pick up a copy sometimes.

    Just like you, the magazines I used to love don’t interest me as much anymore. I have a feeling, though, that we will eventually see a style magazine for women our age. I look forward to it!

    Saw your post in the My Refined Style linkup. Here’s my My Refined Style post… http://www.midlifemakeover.me/2016/02/my-hibernation-gamine-challenge.html

    Have a great weekend!

    Jeanine

    • Jennifer
      Author
      February 4, 2016 / 11:14 pm

      I hope you’re right Jeanine. There are a lot of us who would read it! Welcome.

  7. February 4, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    Great post! We’ve actually “come a long way baby”! When I started blogging I thought I was one of the few “over 50” style bloggers…boy was I wrong. I’m so happy to be in the company of such beautiful, smart and very stylish women (like you Jennifer). XO Susan

    • Jennifer
      Author
      February 4, 2016 / 11:12 pm

      You’re a fabulous addition to the “tribe” Susan!! Glad you joined us!

  8. February 4, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    Hi Jen,
    I thought MORE had gone out of business! I still have back issues of MORE of my fav’s, one of Julianne Moore on the cover is sitting in the basket by my bed. I don’t buy the big issues anymore either. I used to work for a magazine distributer, and loved seeing all the fall issues come into the warehouse. But I’m well beyond the age where I can relate to anything in those mags. Nowadays, it is difficult to find women of my age in any magazine. I’m not sure where the years went. It makes me sad. xx Nancy

    • Jennifer
      Author
      February 4, 2016 / 11:11 pm

      I used to love settling in with those huge issues. It is sad they don’t have anything for us. That does leave more time for good books:)

  9. February 6, 2016 / 6:21 am

    I was super excited when MORE came out and I had a subscription for awhile. I probably should support it again. But really I find all my fashion and beauty ideas as well as inspirational second act stories in blogs now! Thanks to blogging, I feel better than ever about aging!

    One of these days, I need to meet ya face to face, Lady!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Jennifer
      Author
      February 8, 2016 / 7:33 pm

      We live so close to each other. Let’s get it on the calendar!!

  10. February 7, 2016 / 5:34 am

    I loved this Jennifer! I have chosen this as one of my featured favs from last week’s Thursday Favorite Things. I will be featuring you in next Thursday’s Favorite Things post on The FABulous Journey.

    Shellie
    http://www.thefabjourney.com

    • Jennifer
      Author
      February 8, 2016 / 7:34 pm

      Thanks so much Shellie:) xo

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