Also the duotone colors of black and red is not an exciting color combination. What happened to all those multi-colors? I used to enjoy flipping through the magazine at the newsstand and have that rainbow of colors jump out at me. That is what made Marie Claire, Marie Claire. I find that it is too harsh now. Too serious.
I miss the old Marie Claire. It was exciting, enticing and pleasurable to read. Try flipping through the new magazine, nothing will stand-out or grab your attention. Trust me. It's unfortunate because I used to be an avid Marie Claire reader and the past two issues have disappointed me so much that I do not think I will be buying any future issues.
I understand that with a change of guard (enter the new editor-in-chief Joanna Coles) comes improvements, add-ons, take-aways, etc... but I feel like they completely crossed the line with their mago-vations and stripped the core of what Marie Claire used to be (stylistically speaking) - which was fun. I wish that they would just bring back the old Marie Claire.
Check out some of the changes:
The Table of Contents
The Intro Beauty Page
The Intro Fashion Page
Old vs. New