Photo: Damien Van Der Vlist
I have in my hands a copy of the brand new, new-look Remix Magazine. The same Remix Magazine that I blogged about two weeks ago, and which, at the time, received quite a dressing down in the comments section. I'm happy to say that it's a massive improvement on the old-look Remix. The paper stock is of a higher quality; the design is cleaner, more sophisticated and full of white space; and the fashion is much stronger. Keep in mind that while it's indie (from a publisher's point of view), it's mass-market, and it focuses on music and pop culture in equal measure to fashion. That means you still have to get through a few stories on singers and TV presenters (Hollie Smith and Shannon Ryan respectively) before you hit the fashion. But once you get there, you'll find 102 pages of the stuff to keep you happy. There's something for everybody.
Fans of classic New Zealand fashion editorial will enjoy 14 pages of the ubiquitous Zippora Seven, (you literally can't pick up a New Zealand magazine without one editorial featuring Zippora), shot by Marissa Findlay and styled by Atip Wananuruks.
Then there's the more dramatic Curtain Call story shot at GeorgiGregg Home by Florence Noble, once again styled by Atip Wananuruks, incorporating furniture with fashion.
Not to mention mini profiles of four of the biggest blogs in the world right now - Bryan Boy, Jak and Jil, Lookbook.Nu and Style Rookie.
Like I said previously, kudos to the Remix team for taking a critical look at themselves and deciding that an upgrade was needed. No doubt we'd all benefit by following their lead. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the next issue.
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