Just pull up a chair, brew a cuppa, sit back and relax...

One of the earliest photos of me I know I have lying around somewhere, is a snap of a small Liv (not much older than 3) sitting down attempting to read FHM Magazine (or something of that ilk). Perhaps it was the...content, but for as long as I can remember I've collected magazines or had my head in one (I used to love my granddad's pink broadsheets just as much too). The underneath of my bed is packed with groaning boxes of NME Magazines from the last 8 years I can't bear to part with, and amongst my books are odd i-Ds, Nylon's Vogue's and Elle's that I treasure just as much as original copies. Having spent the ages of about 14-18 in fashion cupboards, writing music reviews and opening and delivering post from the Bluefin building to Hearst, picking up my monthlies, quarterlies and weeklies has always been and will remain something I love and look forward to.

So! After picking up some new additions and following Estée uploading her amazing video (I promise this was already in the pipeline), I thought I'd share some of my current favourite reads and discoveries (some you'll be familiar with, some less so) in hope that maybe it inspires your Saturday a little...

Cereal: Cereal is one of my favourite travel and city magazines out there. Fusing style and culture, and with each issue being broken down into chapters on various cities both home and away, it's the perfect read for a little escapism and wanderlust, and also features some of the most clean, crisp and beautiful photography there is.

InStyle: InStyle (and Red for that matter) and two monthlies I very rarely every miss on picking up. Not only do I absolutely love the mix of high end and street fashion (the way it's curated and styled- making it attainable and aspirational at the same time), the varied features (they have an amazing beauty segment with George Northwood which I love) and the inspiring women who feature in interviews and various pieces. Everything is perfectly put together making it a really pleasurable, digestible and inspiring read.

Sunday Girl: Certainly a more recent discovery of mine, Sunday Girl is the ultimate nod to 'coffee table magazine' and focusses on inspiring self-made and motivated women doing incredible and inspiring things; whether that's the cover muse, models in the shoots or even the inspiring female entrepreneurs in the articles- there's something to learn on every page. Whether that's women of the past (and some nods to some historic icons) or the future, you'll be sure to pick up something and feel head-to-toe inspired.
Lunch Lady: Okay, so I picked this up because LOOK AT THE DESIGN. Even without flicking through it's pages Lunch Lady has the design elements down to a tee- and thats without shining light on the beautiful content inside. With a sole focus on families and food; Lunch Lady is the perfect wholesome, warming and friendly magazine- with a tongue in cheeky attitude, and an intimidating approach to food and cooking- this magazine is the perfect modern food (and family) people's guide to treasure.

Blogosphere: I've spoken about Blogosphere across my channels, but let's give it another hello over here today, too! With the magazine solely focussing on the blogging industry (I guess you could say the clue's in the name a little here)- the magazine is the perfect introduction to bloggers across various niches, and features popular posts from well loved, and new names too. Although you'll probably be familiar with some of the names here, the mag breaks blogging down for newbies too- so don't be intimidated if you're new to blogging either!

Southeast London Journal: Growing up in Zone 6 South East London, it can often feel like you're a little detached from the hubbub of the central city, but Southeast London Journal really celebrates all there is South (East) of the river. With various issues discussing different elements of this part of town (they have everything from food issues to ones dedicated to style)- it's the perfect pick up if you're looking for a new part of London to get your nose in to.
Betty: Well, does Betty really need an introduction around here? Possibly my favourite out of the bunch (which I'm definitely biased about as it's run by two of the biggest bad-ass babes ever), but Betty pretty much has everything nailed. From beautiful shoots (in some seriously inspiring locations), beauty, food, occasional floristry, music and wish-lists- there's not much you can expect not to find in this beautiful keepsake magazine and I can guarantee you'll want to be a Bettette too.

Zeum: I first picked this up whilst in Brighton after spotting my favourite Flo Morrissey on the cover, and since then I've loved fingering through it's pages to discover new ideas for shoots (the photography in Zeum is something that sets it apart from other mags) and picking out amazing talented women in every field from acting to photography. On top of that, the interviews are so, so well constructed and informative- which makes it a good read as well as a visual treat.

British Girls: I know it's usually what's inside that counts, but, ahem, the British Girls cover had me at hello (and yes, the inside is just as good too). With the publication focussing on contemporary modelling talent in the British fashion industry, it's certainly a more contemporary and niche stance in a hugely popular market. With the debut issue highlighting and celebrating some of the key and upcoming players in the industry- it's packed with stunning, energetic and beautifully styled shoots and is certainly something you'll keep going back to.


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Just pull up a chair, brew a cuppa, sit back and relax...

One of the earliest photos of me I know I have lying around somewhere, is a snap of a small Liv (not much older than 3) sitting down attempting to read FHM Magazine (or something of that ilk). Perhaps it was the...content, but for as long as I can remember I've collected magazines or had my head in one (I used to love my granddad's pink broadsheets just as much too). The underneath of my bed is packed with groaning boxes of NME Magazines from the last 8 years I can't bear to part with, and amongst my books are odd i-Ds, Nylon's Vogue's and Elle's that I treasure just as much as original copies. Having spent the ages of about 14-18 in fashion cupboards, writing music reviews and opening and delivering post from the Bluefin building to Hearst, picking up my monthlies, quarterlies and weeklies has always been and will remain something I love and look forward to.

So! After picking up some new additions and following Estée uploading her amazing video (I promise this was already in the pipeline), I thought I'd share some of my current favourite reads and discoveries (some you'll be familiar with, some less so) in hope that maybe it inspires your Saturday a little...

Cereal: Cereal is one of my favourite travel and city magazines out there. Fusing style and culture, and with each issue being broken down into chapters on various cities both home and away, it's the perfect read for a little escapism and wanderlust, and also features some of the most clean, crisp and beautiful photography there is.

InStyle: InStyle (and Red for that matter) and two monthlies I very rarely every miss on picking up. Not only do I absolutely love the mix of high end and street fashion (the way it's curated and styled- making it attainable and aspirational at the same time), the varied features (they have an amazing beauty segment with George Northwood which I love) and the inspiring women who feature in interviews and various pieces. Everything is perfectly put together making it a really pleasurable, digestible and inspiring read.

Sunday Girl: Certainly a more recent discovery of mine, Sunday Girl is the ultimate nod to 'coffee table magazine' and focusses on inspiring self-made and motivated women doing incredible and inspiring things; whether that's the cover muse, models in the shoots or even the inspiring female entrepreneurs in the articles- there's something to learn on every page. Whether that's women of the past (and some nods to some historic icons) or the future, you'll be sure to pick up something and feel head-to-toe inspired.
Lunch Lady: Okay, so I picked this up because LOOK AT THE DESIGN. Even without flicking through it's pages Lunch Lady has the design elements down to a tee- and thats without shining light on the beautiful content inside. With a sole focus on families and food; Lunch Lady is the perfect wholesome, warming and friendly magazine- with a tongue in cheeky attitude, and an intimidating approach to food and cooking- this magazine is the perfect modern food (and family) people's guide to treasure.

Blogosphere: I've spoken about Blogosphere across my channels, but let's give it another hello over here today, too! With the magazine solely focussing on the blogging industry (I guess you could say the clue's in the name a little here)- the magazine is the perfect introduction to bloggers across various niches, and features popular posts from well loved, and new names too. Although you'll probably be familiar with some of the names here, the mag breaks blogging down for newbies too- so don't be intimidated if you're new to blogging either!

Southeast London Journal: Growing up in Zone 6 South East London, it can often feel like you're a little detached from the hubbub of the central city, but Southeast London Journal really celebrates all there is South (East) of the river. With various issues discussing different elements of this part of town (they have everything from food issues to ones dedicated to style)- it's the perfect pick up if you're looking for a new part of London to get your nose in to.
Betty: Well, does Betty really need an introduction around here? Possibly my favourite out of the bunch (which I'm definitely biased about as it's run by two of the biggest bad-ass babes ever), but Betty pretty much has everything nailed. From beautiful shoots (in some seriously inspiring locations), beauty, food, occasional floristry, music and wish-lists- there's not much you can expect not to find in this beautiful keepsake magazine and I can guarantee you'll want to be a Bettette too.

Zeum: I first picked this up whilst in Brighton after spotting my favourite Flo Morrissey on the cover, and since then I've loved fingering through it's pages to discover new ideas for shoots (the photography in Zeum is something that sets it apart from other mags) and picking out amazing talented women in every field from acting to photography. On top of that, the interviews are so, so well constructed and informative- which makes it a good read as well as a visual treat.

British Girls: I know it's usually what's inside that counts, but, ahem, the British Girls cover had me at hello (and yes, the inside is just as good too). With the publication focussing on contemporary modelling talent in the British fashion industry, it's certainly a more contemporary and niche stance in a hugely popular market. With the debut issue highlighting and celebrating some of the key and upcoming players in the industry- it's packed with stunning, energetic and beautifully styled shoots and is certainly something you'll keep going back to.


x

26 comments:

  1. great magazines!

    xx
    lau
    www.malibluemymind.com

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  2. This post is everything! I love magazines and buy wayyy too many, I just picked up SomethingAbout and it won't be leaving my bedside table any time soon x

    thebeautyrookie21.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. All of these magazines look perfect! I must order the current issue of cereal asap! xx

    http://nicole-emily-heath.blogspot.com.au/

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  4. I'm currently travelling around Australia but you're making me miss all my coffee table books and magazines back at home! Can't wait to play catch-up, and will have to check a few of these out. x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.au/

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  5. I've really been getting more into blogosphere recently, but apart from that I haven't heard of any of these magazines! I keep a lot of my old magazines for a read through later on in the year, and find them so helpful for inspiration.

    Sara | Herelectricocean.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. These magazines seem so amazing! Thanks for introducing us such cool reads :)

    Amanda Leon | Reads By Amanda www.readsbyamanda.com

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  7. These are such an amazing Magazines picks. i will need to go get more magazines and get inspired this weekend x
    Yukova by Yuliya Oleynykova

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  8. I love finding new magazines to read, great recommendations Liv.

    Jess
    justthatgirlonline.blogspot.com

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  9. I love all your picks! My favorite would definitely be Blogosphere because... #TeamInternet! x

    www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh, Cereal is just my favorite! And I must take a peek at the other's you've recommended... they look lovely. <3

    www.laceandlilac.com

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  11. So happy that you enjoy Sunday Girl! Abby, the girl behind it is from my hometown and she did an event a few months ago where I spoke! Such a great magazine!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  12. I usually read Vogue or Elle whilst I'm having breakfast, these are my two favourite magazines! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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  13. So many inspirational reads here! So much to choose from!

    Hannah | Oh January

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  14. ohhh i love blogosphere! and now that I'm here in the UK i get the change to buy it<3 i still miss company magazine which used to be my very fav.

    I suggest you to check out NYLON Mag if you never have...it's really good(:

    xx from Brighton
    Cate ღ kate/idoscope | youtube

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  15. As a journalism student I hate that I haven't read more of these! I have to say that InStyle is probably my favourite "mainstream" fashion mag, I only actually read it for the first time last year but I really love it! X
    www.britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Thank you for your tips - I have always wanted to be one of the Magazine-reading-Girls but in Germany we don't have a lot of interesting ones. Last week I went to a huge Airport and found one, two cool ones but the most popular magazines are just gossip and ad.
    When I get the Chance, I will definitely look into your recommendations.

    Happy Sunday xx Ana
    www.disasterdiary.de

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  17. Instyle Mag has always been one of my favourites, will definitely check the others out, especially the Blogosphere one! Nothing beats sitting down with a cuppa and a good magazine to read, even if it's just to get some creative ideas from the pictures or styling! x

    Summer, The Twins Wardrobe

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  18. These are great! I would love to get a copy of Blogosphere ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

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  19. Amazing post and gorgeous pictures, thanks for sharing!!

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    P.s. you can get 15% off any watch from Daniel Wellington with the code 'Electric15'.

    x

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  20. I'm loving Lunch Lady at the moment too! It's more like a book then a magazine. Have you heard of Frankie? It's an Australian magazine, and from what I gather from this post I think it would be right up your street!

    Janelle x
    http://www.roseryapparel.com/blog/

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  21. Estee's video was just dreamy, and now I want some more niche magazines myself so I will have to pick up Betty fo'sho

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  22. I absolutely love reading magazines as well.
    How to Style Off Shoulder

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  23. Oh Comely is one of my favourite magazines!

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  24. That blog one sounds so interesting, I never knew it existed!
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  25. I loved Estee's video too, and this post is very inspiring! I'll try to find French equivalents of these beautiful inde magazines, to add to my collection/addiction to printed pretty things :)

    Lots of love, Anais
    xxx

    https://anaisloves.blogspot.com

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  26. I love Sunday Girl, great picks!

    jen | velvetspring.co.uk

    xxx

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