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Very interested in fashion


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#1 DPR

Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

I have an 11 year old niece who is very very interested in fashion.  I would like to get her something different for chrissy and I thought about a magazine subscription but have no idea what is approapriate ie dolly etc.  Can someone a whole lot younger than me advise what would be an age appropriate mag I can get her....

TIA..

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#2 jayskette

Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:06 PM

I actually would recommend Dolly (not cleo or cosmo or any of the kids cartoon mags)

#3 frozie

Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

Last christmas I gave my 10yo niece a subscription to Total Girl which she loved.  She asked for another subscription this year as she loved getting something every month in the mail.  This year I went with this one as her mum said she was looking at the mag in the newsagency and thought it was 'cool':

http://www.isubscribe.com.au/It-GiRL-Magaz...ubscription.cfm

#4 DPR

Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:12 PM

Thanks for the Dolly suggestion, I was a little hesitant re this mag cause if I remember (which was a long time ago) it did contain stuff that might not go down well with her mum.....  I might pop into the newsagent and check one out.  

I did look at the Total girl but didnt know if it was "too young" but will check that out too.

Thanks ladies....

#5 insertemotion

Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:14 PM

My 12 year old has had total girl for a few years and has asked for her subscription to be renewed for another year.

I read Dolly the other day in a Dr's surgery as I was expecting her to want to upgrade soon, but to be honest, I'm glad she likes Total Girl and I don't know if I would be comfortable with Dolly. While it's not that bad, it's definitely no longer for innocent girls. I remember reading it at 12.

#6 starsg

Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:56 AM


if she is really obsessed with fashion why not get a proper couture mag like vogue or harpers? tbh the mags for young girls are just pure fluff but if she really has a keen interest in fashion (not just teen trends) it might be very inspiring for her original.gif

#7 papilio

Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:00 AM

What about Frankie?  http://www.frankie.com.au/

#8 rabbit hyde

Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:35 AM

QUOTE (papilio @ 15/12/2012, 03:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What about Frankie?  http://www.frankie.com.au/


+1 for the above.

It's a fantastic magazine - They usually feature a lot of up coming Australian designers and interviews and info regarding getting into the industry.

I find it less commercial and narrow minded then Dolly.

#9 unselfish

Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:35 AM

QUOTE (rabbit hyde @ 15/12/2012, 03:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
+1 for the above.


+20

#10 busymum01

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:10 PM

I ordered a Total Girl subscription for my 11yo just yesterday. I felt Girlfriend and Dolly was a little too much for her to take in (and myself) whereas TG was a bit of fluff on all sorts.

#11 Old Grey Mare

Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:06 PM

I went to buy Dolly for my DD when she was about 14 and just flicked through the issue first. What an eye opener. When I was buying Dolly the medical advice pages were full of pimples and periods but the issue I looked at had a girl writing in for advice on what to do about her boyfriend, who was also having sex with her brother!




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