Can we just talk about…..the ridiculous amount of advertising in Elle magazine

Body Image, General Ramblings, Magazines

I normally get my daily hit of general goings-on in the world digitally: Buzzfeed, Tumblr, Twitter, etc (everyone has their own favourite app they instinctively go to). But the other day I thought I would treat myself and get a glossy mag to pair with a good coffee and cake.

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Wanting more than “Jennifer Lawrence eats french toast” and “I divorced my oven to marry my shower cap” I opted for the sophisticated looking Elle magazine. However after only a few seconds in`I noticed something a bit odd…

There were a lot of ads

A TRUCKLOAD OF ADS

Frustrated, I decided to divide the advert pages from the actual magazine pages, the results shown in the picture below. Looks like a fair amount of advertising pages…..IMG_4900…If the pile on the left were the magazine pages.

But they’re not

…the pile on the right are the magazine article pages.

THE PILE ON THE LEFT IS ADVERTISING?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

And I’m not counting pages with reviews on, or less than half a page of text as advertising. Anything that was promoting one brand was an advert- so if the page had 10 red dresses on by different designers this would not count as advertising……………….you get the idea.

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So let’s just look at that in more detail; there were 35 article pages……against a whopping 315 pages of adverts! And I didn’t count the ads on the other side of the article!!!!

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What is going on!

This is a magazine not a look book right?

Yes I got a free Benefit they’re real mascara

But I paid £4.30…..!?!?!?

Better to point out that Elle is not the only magazine to fill many pages with promotional shots paid for by all sorts of brands- the digital age has made it harder to produce profitable paper versions of lots of media. We’re used to seeing promotions everywhere, literally all over- don’t be surprised to find an ad for moving house on the inside of your panty liners pack (sorry guys).

Wonder why females have unrealistic body images and low self-esteem? Well I don’t even need say anything (the models aren’t to blame- body shaming’s wrong whatever the size).

But on the positive Bunny has a new toy to chew!

Animals.Are.Awesome

#fashionmagsformasticatingfurries

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Napoleon Solo IS ACTUALLY Sterling Archer!

Films, General Ramblings, TV series

So if you haven’t already seen the film “The man from U.N.C.L.E” go and watch it IMMEDIATELY. Not only does it feature the amazing Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill and what other reason to watch a film, but it is also brilliantly entertaining if you need another “non-girly” reason to see it. As the film developed I couldn’t help but feel I had seen this Napoleon Solo before….

WAIT I HAVE!!!!

In the form none other than animated series ARCHER!
Sterling Malory Archer, better known simply as Archer, is the world’s deadliest spy and the main protagonist of the series, summed up by one of his famous quotes…

Other: “you’re wearing silk socks?!”

Archer: “you’re not?!!!!” 😵

So let’s look at the similarities, both characters have the same persona: suave, stylish and serial womanisers, but not only that, they have nearly exactly the same physical appearance.

Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill): 6″1, blue eyes, black hair.

Sterling Archer: 6″2, blue eyes, black hair.

SAME HAIRLINE AND PARTING

SAME JAWLINE, CHEEKBONES AND BUM CHIN

SAME RIDGE IN THE NOSE

SAME MOUTH AND NOSE SHAPE

SAME OUTFITS!!!!!!

You get the idea, it’s official, Napoleon Solo in the real life embodiment of Sterling ArcherArcher:Solo image image

The next chapter of Harry Potter

General Ramblings, Harry Potter

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As Harry Potter continues to take over the world (not a bad thing) this is the latest product I am excited about, the new iBooks that allows you to dive deeper into the magical wizarding world of the Harry Potter Universe.⚡️🚂🐀🐾📕📗📘📙📓📚📖

Harry Potter Exclusive Enhanced Editions can be bought from iTunes for £6.99 and despite already having a copy or two of each book, I have to admit I am tempted. Surely reading Harry Potter counts as education and so this is like investing in a textbook (that’s my justification anyway).

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Thirteen years since the publication of the Philosopher’s Stone and eight years since the final Deathly Hallows, this seems to be the first reinvention of the books.

“BUT HARRY POTTER DOES NOT NEED REINVENTING!” I hear you cry!

Quite so, but this electronic version doesn’t try to update the book or change anything, they simply add the world of HP and help you fall further under its spell.

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New illustrations and animations bring that world we all secretly wish we lived in seem just a little closer, showing those magical scenes we wish made it into the films, while still leaving plenty of room for your imagination to fill in any gaps.

I can’t decide if these books are for original Harry Potter fans to devour and engross themselves in even further (we always want more HP), or if they are for the next generation that I fear have replaced good old paper books with an electronic screen and whose library is contained within a small black device, instead of row upon row of books.

Either way…it’s more Harry Potter so nobody is complaining!

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Hello World!

General Ramblings

This is my very first post on my own blog! After much discussion and encouragement from a friend I have finally taken the first step into the adult world to create something of my own. Sparked by my upcoming trip to LAS VEGAS (🙉 ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!) and my recent creations, I aim to keep up to date with everything fabulous, adorable and beautiful….or as Thunderbirds say F⭐️A⭐️B

And if in doubt…just keep smiling 💋