Today, while extremely bored, I discovered some folders in the corner of my room. I remembered them as my magazine clipping folder which is full of old ed letters from girlfriend (where I have just secured a weeks work experience for next year, although I was surprised to discover it’s located in Redfern?) and dolly (who has just welcomed a new editor, Tiffany Dunk, as well as Emma Vidgen being named ‘one shot division editor’. Read all about it here. Oh, and I’m also going back there next year for more work experience :D) as well as interesting articles from years gone by. I was a dedicated ‘collector’ of these things for my folder until (according to my final folder) around the time Gemma became editor of DOLLY, so like two years ago. Whoops, I really meant to keep it up.
It’s really interesting going through three or four years worth of editors letters and articles and seeing how the mags have changed. It was obvious to me why I had kept most of the articles, but some left me shaking me head in confusion. I’m really not that into beauty, so why did I save five million beauty pages?
I love seeing how mags (well, pop culture in general) change; how they go from obsessing over Mischa Barton and The Veronica’s to Kstew (well, twilight in general) and Miley, how the layouts change, how the writers change, just the evolution in general. It makes me want to achieve my ultimate mag-editing goal even more, and makes me thankful that not only can I afford to buy numerous magazines a month, but that I have a talent for writing (not trying to sound up myself!) and I am in the position to be able to go to Sydney and do work experience. Even if it means braving Redfern…
frangipani princess xoxo