Reviews For Marie Claire Magazine

My Favorite Mag.

I've been reading Marie Claire for about four years now and it is one of my favorites. Not only for the great fashions and beauty tips, but also because of the editorials and articles that are so interesting and even moving. I've learned a lot of things from Marie Claire pertaining to the world and cultures, and people. I also enjoy the wonderful photography featured in the magazine. I would recommend this magazine to anyone who loves fashion and beauty.


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a great change from other women's magazines

I really enjoy this magazine and have ever since it started. In my opinion, it is way different than most women magazines in a refreshing way.
Marie Claire tells fashion advice that might work for the typical woman. It also shows how to mimic the fashion trends on the runway at a price you can afford. Marie Claire is great about showing how to flatter different figure types by wearing clothes that look good on your figure type and avoiding clothes that will call attention to your figure problems.
One thing that is really great about this magazine is that it shows how women in other parts of the world live. I have enjoyed a lot of their articles about women in places such as Cuba, China, and the Middle East. I have never seen a magazine that has done this and I find it a very interesting and informative feature.
The magazine also tries to focus in on mistreatment of women in other parts of the world and other issues that women want to know about. It treats women as smart individuals instead of senseless sex starved bimbos.
I would recommend anyone try an issue of this magazine. Marie Claire strives to make you feel good about you-even if you are not a size 2 or a size 6. They show women of all shapes and sizes.
They also have a women switch places for a day articles that are interesting. It is where they take four women and have them switch diets or wardrobes for a day. Really interesting articles.


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I'm feelin' it....and lovin' it

I can't remember the first time I read this great magazine, but I can tell you I loved it by the time I finished. Most magazines feature articles about things you don't know about, care about, or will ever need. You end up spending four dollars to reinforce the fact that you are not skinny, rich, or interested in the "duchess of wersterburg's collection of miniature candle snuffers from the 17th Century".
Marie Claire has articles that not only inform but also give you a chance to make a difference. I have read articles on the exploitation of women in other magazines, but only Marie Claire gives you numbers and addresses of places and people that are helping to solve these problems. They show you that there are ways for the average person to help, that you don't need to be rich or connected only concerned.
I have read Cosmopolitan for a number of years. Once I passed the age of 25 I felt the magazine didn't grow with me. Sure I still wanted to know the 10 best ways to make your sex life exciting, but not with a boy I met at a bar, but with a man I'm in a relationship with.
Cosmo tells me how to be brazen and in charge, Marie Claire shows you how to be a woman and in charge.
With Cosmo you get a half naked girls on the front, with a story about basic information that can be found in most publications
In Marie Claire you have beautiful woman that are guest editors that not only shape the content of the issue but also take on personal challenges that take them places they've never gone to learn about themselves.


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Great read for women with brains

I have subscribed to this magazine for about a year now, and it is wonderful. It has just the right mix of fashion, beauty, career, and cultural articles. There's always something interesting, and it's never demeaning to women. There is none of the "need a man to be complete" ideology that you see in Cosmo and Glamour. There are frequent articles about the treatment of women in other countries, which are hard to believe in this day and age. They also list ways to help at the end of the article, which encourage you to do something. These articles also make us see that we are very lucky compared to many women in other countries.

One recent article that I found interesting queried couples on the beach. They photographed them, then both of them pick another woman on the beach that they thought looked like her. They had the photos of who each one picked next to her picture - and was it interesting! Some of the pictures were encouraging, in that the men picked women who looked better than their girlfriends did. Some were depressing in that the women picked girls who were a lot heavier. There are articles like this every month, and they're always interesting and thought-provoking.

I also love that the articles are self-contained - they don't make you skip to the end of the magazine to finish it. I hate that! In summary: a smart, hip women's magazine.


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Finally!

First, allow me to say that I am not a skinny, size 2 model. I am a mom and a wife and I get sick and tired of looking at pencil-chics in most magazines. Marie Claire is like a breath of fresh air! I love this magazine. Marie Claire has wonderful articles about real women, clothes for real body types, and their "Splurge/Steal" sections are the best. Also, there is usually free stuff offered. I like the fact that the clothes are in the back and the articles are in the front. This way I get through the "meat and potatoes" of the magazine first and have a nice little visual "dessert" at the end. I feel as if I have finally found a fashionable magazine that is for real women. Every woman should pick up a copy...or better yet, subscribe.


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Among the Last of the Great Fem Mags

Marie Claire is by far one of the best magazines for women available on the market today. Its scope is broad and mature, reflecting the tastes of a seasoned woman but flavored with the spice of a siren. Its articles reflect experience and knowledge and encourage self-esteem with articles such as "What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful." On the whole, it is a very up-lifting piece of literature whose innate confidence can't help but rub off as you flip through its pages. The articles that appeal to those wishing to improve their looks/life/relationship do so with a frank and encouraging candor that promotes realistic goals and makes one eager to attack the methods prescribed. Marie Claire contains helpful, invigorating advice and articles from front to back.
Of course, there is something of a sleazy element tucked in between the pages. And who's complaining? Marie Claire's frank treatment of sex and sexual relationships are interesting and enlightening. Though occasionally given to rather graphic outbursts (as seen in "Does he Know how to Please You?"), the intrigue value and the wholesome informative nature of the pieces are still maintained.
Any mature young woman, whether single or married, will probably enjoy this magazine. I buy this particular magazine because I find it to hold stronger writing than many of its competing magazines, it doesn't desperately struggle to be hip at the expense of its integrity (as can be seen in "Seventeen" and "YM"), and it has a wider range of topics than many of its competitors (carrying such articles as "Rescued Women and Children Sold as Slaves" and "American Women Forced into Arranged Marriages"). It is not empty-headed and overly obsessed with clothes and make-up and sex like many women's magazines of the day (an example being "Cosmopolitan"). Instead, Marie Claire tends to publish articles with substance and touch on or bring to light issues that women should be aware of. If you like the kind of material that Marie Claire has to offer, you may also li


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A notch above the rest

There are more women's magazines than any one person could ever possibly subscribe to, And each one has its own little niche in the group. Cosmopolitan tells us everything with a sexy edge, Glamour wants to make us look glamorous (if we could afford their clothes that is), and Jane is for the women who wish they were cool enough to live in New York. But Marie Claire is different.

Marie Claire focuses on every aspect of a woman's life. It's got the typical features, work, life, sex, etc., but it also touches your philanthropic side. Every month they offer a piece of jewelry and donate the proceeds to a worthy charity. And they have investigative reporting that fills you in on the state of women around the world.

I like Marie Claire because they realize that I care about more than myself. And they know that I'm living on a budget. It's a women's magazine that I'm never ashamed to read.


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Marie-Claire -More intelligent than Cosmo!

There are many glossy magazines available now - Cosmopolitan, Elle and Marie-Claire being the three most well known. Having been a life-long Cosmo reader, it was only because the news stand had run out of Cosmo's that i bought Marie- Claire, not, in all honesty, expecting a very good read. I was proved wrong however, as compared to Marie-Claire, Cosmopolitan seemed to have been written with some sort of sex-crazy air-head in mind.
Marie- Claire gives it's readers features on issues in today's world. A recent issue contains an article on survivors of the Rwandan Massacre, an article on women in prison in the far east, an article on the practice of using underage girls as models, and an article on the hostessing industry in Tokyo.
As well as this, the magazine contains fashion which I find both affordable and desirable- (perhaps not what to wear while shopping, but definately full of outfits for special occasions.)
The magazine can be easliy subscribed to, with special deals offered to those who subscribe each month.
I have found Marie-Claire to be an interesting, informative read, covering areas as diverse as travel, interiors, music, films and fashion. go buy!

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Trendy and Substantive

This is the best fashion magazine out there today. It has a very nice balance of trendy, but affordable fashion tips, make-up know how, relationship advice and articles of substance concerning women of the world. This magazine has more substance than Cosmopolitan. It has more actual writing than Allure which is mainly product advice. It is a good buy for urban women in their early 20s looking for a magazine that addresses issues relevant to her life.

Another aspect of Marie-Claire that makes it stand out is the variety of substance it offers. I felt like Cosmopolitan and Mademoiselle had the exact same things in every issue, just packaged differently month-to-month. The latter format suited me fine in my college years because those specific issues were the only ones I cared about. However, Marie-Claire does tend to stretch the imagination a little more and provoke some mental stimulation while allowing you to thoroughly enjoying yourself with the latest styles and ideas. Marie-Claire and Glamour are the only two fashion magazines I buy.


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A GREAT MAGAZINE

I am a girl, so you know what that means...I love to read "girlie" magazines. But I HAVE found one thing to be true in all of my years of reading magazines--NOT all "girlie" magazines are created equal. There are some that are good only for the latest in fashion, others that are good only for deep poignant articles, and others that are good only for "girlie" fluff topics we all love so dearly. But ALAS!! I have found one magazine that has successfully combined all of those things to be a truly great read--Marie Claire. Marie Claire is an excellent magazine, and every month, I am both impressed and entertained by ALL of its witty aspects. If you're looking for a magazine that transcends the ordinary "girlie" magazine...Marie Claire is for you!!

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