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Wednesday 29 September 2010

Glamour magazine - rocks all around the world.

Ah, Glamour magazine, how I love thee.

I've been a massive fan of Glamour - a women's magazine published by Condé Nast Publications - for decades.

Founded in 1939 in the United States, it was originally called Glamour of Hollywood.

It is now published in numerous countries including the United Kingdom, the United States, Sweden, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Russia, Greece, Poland, South Africa, Hungary, Romania, the Netherlands, Mexico as well as a Latin American (Spanish language) edition, and was underway to be launched in Australia in 2009. Then the GFC hit, and the magazine folded before it even got off the ground. (I was commissioned to write a piece for it - a story on the goings on of a high class brothel - which I then offered, and wrote, for Marie Claire Australia. You can view that here (full story up soon):

Back to Glamour. I first bought the US edition back in the early 1990s. So enamoured was I that I bought several international editions, including an Italian issue, and although I speak and read Italian, it didn't quite cut it for me (coverlines always included something about 'sesso' (sex) so that was always a drawcard).

Then the fantastic UK edition came along some eight years ago... and I am so impressed by it, I am yet to miss an issue. In a few short years it has become the highest selling women's magazine in the UK - and it is edited by an Aussie, Jo Elvin. Pretty cool, eh?

Wonder where the next edition will be based? Can't wait.

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