I was at the bookstore the other day browsing the fashion magazine section when my eyes fell on Town & Country
magazine. It was a special philanthropy issue. Town & Country’s
target market is the more mature, worldly woman - the woman with high fashion sense who cares more about making a difference in the world versus their younger counterparts who’d rather find out how to please their man in bed.
Although I do think it’s important to know how to please my man in bed, I think it’s equally important to know how to find a cause and make an impact with my money. The latter topic isn’t something you’d ordinarily read about in a magazine like Glamour
, but for Town & Country
readers, it’s a subject that captures their interest.
And perhaps that’s one of the reasons why many young women (and men!) find themselves in financial distress these days.
Whether or not we believe it, fashion magazines do play a part in dictating women’s attitudes, philosophies
, and how much they spend on clothing. What if fashion magazines provided more content that helped women become more well-rounded, responsible, and strong individuals - with creative and artistic fashion spreads thrown in here and there?
Besides offering news and resources on the latest fashion, should fashion glossies have the responsibility of inspiring their readers to be financially responsible and want to be better human beings?