I'm FREE! After staying up all night long (which was just surreal... I feel deathly now!) I handed in my magazine project today. As much as I enjoyed it, it will be nice to put my feet up for a while now. It's been a really intense 4 weeks for me and I am looking forward to some me time. First stop - dyeing my roots! I learnt so much on this project (Adobe Photoshop & Indesign are my new BFF's) and now I know I can do it, I'm definitely thinking about starting a proper magazine some day...
So a bit of background. The brief was to create a print magazine targeting a gap in the market. The 'gap' I identified was you guys. People that like to read blogs and get the sense they're reading a real person's opinions, not robotic mainstream fashion media drivel. I wanted to create a magazine that was like a blog but in print. Written by a real person with honest opinions and an ad strategy that wouldn't compromise that honesty. Some of you may recognise some features from stuff I've done on the blog, but what with my concept, it just made sense to use some of my previous 'material'! So yes, imagine you are reading an actual magazine, because it is intended as a print mag, not an online mag.
I wish I'd had the time to add more to it. Due to a mixup at uni I had to complete that film project in the first 3 weeks of this project, so I just couldn't do everything I wanted in the end. Thanks to those that gave me some lovely outfit pictures to include, but I ended up not doing the feature due to said time constraints. I really wish I could've done a really cool double page spread of all of your nice outfits, it would've been the icing on the cake of my little mag! But I'm pleased with what I did manage to do in the little time I had so I mustn't be a negative Nancy.
So I give you 'Gem Says'. It's not perfect, but it's my baby so I love it.
Let me know your thoughts :)