dolman top – Gap
Last week I bought Red magazine. I thought Red was for older women. I was wrong.
The weight of it alone meant I would happily hand over £3.80 but what lay inside was somewhat unexpected. Beautifully shot fashion spreads featuring clothes that I would genuinely lust after, gulp, if I had a bigger bank balance at least. Well written articles covering topics relevant to my life right now. I came to the conclusion that not only is Red not for middle-aged but that I am perhaps not quite as young as I think I am. I mean certain items featured appeared remarkably similar to pieces I already owned. Hmm.
I suppose it’s a bit like when I go to meet my Mum for a coffee in the mall and she asks if I mind popping into M&S. I say sure, but really, it’s on my hit list anyway. I even found myself pinning images from their AW11 lookbook for doG’s sake!
So maybe I’ve grown up a bit. And maybe the ideas I had of some brands needs to be reassessed. Either way, when I noticed at the foot of the Editor’s letter her Twitter ‘name’ I felt compelled to tweet her about my new discovery. This conversation ensued -
@SamAtRedmag Just bought Red on recommendation from friend – always thought it was for older women somehow but I LOVE it – maybe I am old…
@thankfifi er, no! Maybe you were wrong! Glad you love it tho x
@SamAtRedmag I’m not quite 30 so yes, I had Red all wrong. I have just bought the subscription!
@thankfifi brilliant. That’s made my day
That, in turn, made my day! Making a fashion magazine editor’s day is a big deal to me.
I tried to explain the ins and outs of Twitter to my Mum; she suggested if I use Twitter and I tweet then perhaps I am a twit? The husband was more suitably impressed.
And it’s true – I did buy the subscription.