It's easy really, to hate a magazine for what it is promoting.
In a recent issue of Seventeen magazine, I was thrilled, Ariana Grande(oooh Hispanic power) was on the cover, BUT the content inside was very contradictory.
When I was younger,I could enjoy the "horror stories" and "health stories" that they were promoting. This is because they were entertaining and informative.
At the start of the year 2005, things shifted.
Celebrity interviews are now written in a question and answer method. When before, they would place the entire article under headlines so you would know what the interviewee was talking about. This made an article seem as though it were "bookish." Bookish, as in, thick and lengthy.
Sadly, it is apperant, that more of the advertisment pages are getting visually appealing. Despite this,there is something about having a small section of "what not to wear " determine your day's wear. For example, seeing a cute black and white striped shirt as fashion ready AND as you turn the page you see "striped shirts are in."
I mean, so much confusion! Should I wear it? or not? Oh the insanity!
Or maybe I should just forget about wearing a shirt at all and just go naked!
THis isn't just Seventeen, in Parents magazine they do the same thing!
Parents magazine is for new mothers and babies of ages birth to oh, about three.
Get this, on one page they had a baby clothing advertisment that showed a black and white striped onesie. Just as quick as your eye made its way down the page in a Z-formation, you realize, "Hey! My child would look great in that!" but as quick as you think that, you turn the page and in big headlines reads, "Stripes on babies Not In." According to that 2005 article in Parents magazine stripes can hurt a young child's eyes. Oh, the confusion. So, it is safe to assume that it was not okay to dress your little monkey(baby) in a striped shirt.
Oh vey, the insanity.
Let babies be babies.
If you yourself are debating whether or not to wear stripes, do your brain a favor and stop. Wear what you want and when you want to. Don't let a visually appeasing magazin ad tell you to wear.
Better yet, what you or your child wear, should make you feel comfortable. Stop purchasing teen magazines were content is so small and advertisements rule the pages. I'm pretty sure as your child gets older she or he would have the right mindset to determine what looks best for her. Seriously, let kids be kids.
That is all.
Thank you for hearing me out. (: